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

Posts Tagged ‘fruit’

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 […]


Go Fit Girl! is thankful/grateful for many things

Today is Thanksgiving and I have many things to be thankful and grateful for. This list is just some of the things Go Fit Girl! is thankful for. (If it was Ann … it would never end.) I am thankful and grateful for: Yoga. Meditation. Setting intentions. In-Shape City Gym and teachers: Jenn, Jessica and […]


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 […]


Back on plan, on my way to goal weight (again)

Right before Curt and I headed to Mexico City I weighed in super close to my goal weight. Like ounces away. My hard work is paying off. Like I said I would, while in Mexico City I ate and drank what I wanted. I had a lot of amazing food and beer and margaritas. We […]


Cactus, it doesn’t taste like chicken

Growing up in the Southwest I ate a lot of Mexican food, especially my mom’s cooking. She never used nopales to cook, which are prickly pear cactus. I have had it a few times. On Monday when Curt and I had lunch at a cafe both of our meals came with nopales. Curt had a […]


Tips on forming good, healthy habits

A friend recently asked me if I had any tips on how to eat healthier. She may regret that she asked. Just a reminder to my readers … I am not a doctor, nutritionist or personal trainer. This post and all of my posts are based on personal experience and my own research. So here […]


Staying on track … or not

This past week I was in Tucson for a family matter: My 90-year-old grandpa had a tumor removed from his colon on Tuesday. Surgery is serious for everyone. But for a 90-year old, well, that’s another story. I decided it was important for me to be home to visit with my grandpa and be there […]


Good girls eat their fruits, veggies

When we were little kids we learned that fruits and vegetables are good for you. Remember the food pyramid? (If you want to read even more about the food pyramid, click here.) As a kid I liked most fruits and vegetables. And as an adult I like most fruits and vegetables. The great thing about […]


Take me out to the ballpark

Last night I went to an Oakland A’s game with Curt and some friends. I debated on what I should do about dinner at the ballpark. There really aren’t any healthy options. But I wanted to enjoy myself but still not go crazy in the caloric intake department. If you plan, you can still enjoy […]


Watermelon vs. the Twinkie

A friend on Facebook the other day mentioned that she decided to make a better breakfast choice on Friday. She said she had two Twinkies on Thursday for breakfast. On Friday she had a quarter of a watermelon. She decided to search on Google: calories in quarter watermelon. She found the answer of 339 after […]