Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

New things in the new year

The nutrition and exercise challenges for Go Fit Girl!’s January Monthly Challenge are about trying something new. (Facebook event page here.) In the past week I have tried a few things in yoga I wasn’t willing to dare before. I have been trying out the Shake Weight. Yup, go ahead and laugh. I was able […]


A week in the life of Ann on Weight Watchers

One of my regular readers, Jen, asked if I would be willing to share what I eat to be successful on Weight Watchers®. So I am going to share my “menus”/tracking/what I have eaten this week. For those of you not familiar with WW–just a few things I want to mention before I launch into my […]


Getting back to healthy lifestyle feels good

Last Monday I put myself back on plan. Back to my healthy lifestyle of regular exercise, eating better and tracking food/exercise. And I have to say I feel so much better maintaining a healthy lifestyle than that month that I just went nuts. I felt tired and just crappy. I still feel tired and crappy, […]


Fruit, veggie tips & tricks

I have recently gotten into eating grape-nuts. Funny, I hated them as a kid. (My brother and I weren’t allowed to eat a lot of sugary cereals.) Grape-nuts are crunchy, yummy, filing, healthy and have some fiber and protein. But that’s not really what this post is about. Over the summer I was eating my […]


Just me, just you … trying to survive life

As I mentioned last week, I recently attended my 20-year high school reunion in my beautiful hometown. As a Badger alumni I had the option to be a sponsor for the reunion. So Go Fit Girl! was a sponsor along with a few others. With my sponsorship I received an acknowledgement on a banner, in […]


I <3 veggies!

Monday I talked about my munchie-infused snacky day. I mentioned my high-veggie dinner and neighbor/friend/GFG! reader Jessie wanted to know more about my dinner. So let’s talk veggies (and, of course, I will have to get a shout out to protein … Why? Because I am on a protein kick and protein is good for […]


Grateful for new recipe

Today I am going to share a recipe with you, which was shared with me by my friend Monica. Monica had lunch one day recently with a friend who replicated a recipe from Cafe Gratitude. Cafe Gratitude is a restaurant in Berkeley. (And has a couple of other locations.) All of their food is organic […]


And the latest Go Fit Girl! winner is …

… Nicole! Thanks to Nicole and Alicia for their great comments. I loved what you both wrote and am thankful for you both taking the time to comment. Especially Nicole!  I mean, wowza. I love the idea of setting the timer for 5 minutes and getting the whole family to do a quick pick up. […]


Handing out Peanut Butter Energy Balls

I made a second batch of Peanut Butter Energy Balls on Friday. I used the ground flaxseed, which the recipe called for, instead of sesame seeds I used last week. And I have to say, this second batch is much tastier than the first. I also added a little more peanut butter. I actually made two […]


My fungi dinner

Last night I experimented with portobello mushrooms, avocados, soyrizo and a few other ingredients. My friend James recently told me about an experiment he made in the kitchen and it sounded delicious. I tried to remember everything he told me and changed mine up a little as well. I took two portobello mushrooms and placed them […]