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

Posts Tagged ‘fruit’

Committed to eating healthy

I am having a food intervention with myself. I am coming along great with the exercise. I exercise 6-7 times a week and I vary it with yoga, spin, weights, abs and body conditioning. When I was working on losing my 30 pounds about five years ago the first 20 pounds I lost without any […]


My healthy version of Eggplant Parmigiana

I love Eggplant Parmigiana. It is so delicious but so unhealthy with it being fried and all. I also love eggplant. Lucky for me I like most vegetables (and fruit). At Monday’s Earth Day event at work there was a mini Farmer’s Market. I bought some eggplant, which I normally steam in my rice cooker/steamer and […]


Dates are sweet, great alternative to candy

It has been about 13 days since I had a piece of candy. This quitting candy for 39 days has been a lot easier than I thought it would be. And I have to say that the candy bowl, which sits on my desk, has really not been that alluring. I look at it and […]


And the latest Go Fit Girl! winner is …

… Alicia. Congrats, Alicia! And thanks for participating in last week’s Comment Contest Tuesday. Last week I asked my readers: What do you do to take care of yourself and love yourself? (I also told my readers what I do to take care of myself and love myself. Stephanie mentioned that she likes to take alone […]


Slurping green

I survived Day 2 of my cleanse. But I was only substituting one meal with a one green smoothie today and yesterday. Tomorrow will be the real test: three green smoothies=three meals. If all goes as planned I will do that for the next five days. We’ll see how it goes. My friend Karen asked […]


Let the cleanse begin

I recently signed up for a 7-day super cleanse with Lory Benson Pilates.  The cleanse actually started on January 14. But the timing wasn’t right for me. I needed a time where I knew I could dedicate seven days to this green smoothie cleanse. So I start the cleanse today. Today and tomorrow I will […]


Planning, dedication, hard work pays off

Last week I talked about how planning my meals and my exercise was keeping me on track. Well, the regular exercise and healthy eating has proven to be worthy. I got on the scale this morning and I lost 2.2 pounds from a week ago. I haven’t tracked my food or counted Points or calories. […]


Low cal Sexy Sangria for the win

Last night was our friends’ Monica and Malcolm’s annual holiday Cocktail Competition party. The past three years the party has been a competition. We didn’t make it the first competition party because we were out of town (but had been to it in the past). The idea is everyone makes some sort of cocktail. We […]


Not exactly detoxing

After three days of no exercise and pretty much stuffing my face with Mexican food and other delicious and delightfully unhealthy stuff I was back at it with my regular routine today. I hit the gym for 45 minutes of endurance spinning and 15-20 minutes of some arm weights and abs. For lunch today I […]


I’ve gone bananas

Today’s post is all about bananas. Bananas have been an integral part of my life lately. For some reason I have been eating a lot of bananas–mostly with my breakfast. I usually have this bad habit of buying bananas and never eating them and then they go bad and I have to throw them away. […]