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

Posts Tagged ‘food’

A cold needs rest

Last Friday I started getting a chest thing and a slight cough. I was in denial and told myself it was allergies. When I woke up Saturday I knew it wasn’t allergies, it was a chest cold. I didn’t go to the gym. Instead I went to work and worked on some files. Once I […]


Something smells good

I did my usual Saturday workout at the gym: 1 hour of spin; half an hour of abs; and half an hour of body conditioning. While pumping my dumbbells in the last half an hour of my workout I could smell something really good. In the area where my gym is there are some restaurants […]


Facing food challenges

In the food department I was eating rather healthy until … yesterday. I had a training in the city. They provided us breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner. For some reason I just couldn’t not eat the cookies. Of course, I ate more than I should. At lunch there were these amazing potatoes. Most people were […]


Guest Post: Alicia

As long as I can remember food was always a very important thing to my relatives when I was growing up. On every visit one of the first questions asked was “Did you eat yet?” and before I could answer a bowl of food was literally pushed in front of my face. It really shouldn’t […]


I am loving Fiber One and blueberries

The other night I wasn’t sure what to have for dinner. I was looking in the pantry and I saw that I had some Fiber One Original cereal. I grabbed that and added some blueberries that I had bought to add to my homemade smoothies. I had that for breakfast yesterday, today and for a […]


Cook Yourself Thin

Lifetime TV (one of my favorite channels) started airing a new show last night called Cook Yourself Thin. Two half an hour episodes aired. They showed real women who were eating way too many calories. They took their favorite foods, such as pizza, lasagna, burger, cupcakes, etc. and showed them a much healthier and tastier […]


Guest Post: Jen C.

Tuesday marked a big celebration for my company — we received some slightly good economic news in this bleak financial climate. And what better way to celebrate than with an artery-clogging, tummy-bulge-building, greasy, grimy, tempting and oh-so-delicious pile of food (Krispy Kreme and Domino’s, to be exact)? These temptations seem to be all around, not […]


Food deceivers

On the Yahoo! homepage there was a link to an article called Surprise Nutritionist No-Nos. Here is my take on the Top 5 Deceivers: 2% Milk: I am personally not a big milk fan. I really never crave a nice cold class of milk, unless I am having a PB&J or maybe cookies. I do […]


Back at it

Since Saturday I have been to the gym five times. When you are traveling a lot, get sick, go on vacation and then come back from vacation and try to catch up and then go to a seminar it is difficult to keep up with the workouts and healthy eating. But Saturday was the day […]


Yum! Dinner!

I have recently discovered a great frozen shrimp and veggie stir fry at Safeway. Safeway has their Eating Right line of foods, and this is one of them. It comes with a sauce of some sort, which I don’t use. I am making the veggie stir fry and brown rice for dinner tonight. I spray […]