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

Posts Tagged ‘fruit’

A good night’s sleep …

As for most or all people, sleep is important. It definitely is for me. Unfortunately, I don’t sleep well. A good night of sleep for me is only waking up two or three times during the night. Right now for some reason I am in my bad cycle of sleep. This means I wake up […]

10 easy, healthy snacks

On the back of theĀ ZiplocĀ® brand containers I noticed a list of healthy snacks, all about 100 calories or less: 1 orange 28 grapes 1 3/4 cups whole strawberries 1 small baked potato with a 1/2 cup of salsa and 2 tablespoons of fat free sour cream 1 3/4 cups cantalope 1 3/4 cups raspberries […]

Work/life not so balanced …

This week has been a tough one at work. A particular project plus everything else I have to do is keeping me rather busy and slightly frazzled. At some point in the early afternoon I knew there was no way I was going to make my 5:30 spin class. I just accepted it and moved […]

Healthy snacks keep me goin’

I realized when I got to work today I had plenty of healthy snacks to keep me going for the week. And it wasn’t even all planned. I did have a yogurt and some light butter popcorn today. I also had some blueberries and strawberries. I still have carrots, edamame (leftovers from dinner last night) […]

Getting back on track with eating & exercise

So today started yet another round of me getting back on track with my health and fitness. I went to my morning yoga class today. My menu has been: Cheerios with blueberries and strawberries (love summer fruit!); cup of coffee with Silk creamer; Pesto Chicken Lean Cuisine and salad with spritzer; piece of cheese and […]

Free pastry day

Tomorrow is free pastry day at Starbucks. Here is the link to the coupon if you would like it. I find it frustrating that Starbucks doesn’t have nutritional information for their goodies. They do for their drinks–which can be a rude awakening if you look up your favorite drink. After reading that information you may […]


I just read an article giving tips on making your butt tighter and firmer. (I hate the word tush and refuse to use it, even though the article does.) I dislike squats and lunges, but that is what works for the firmness. All of the exercises seem pretty good, except for the jumping lunges. Those […]

Homemade smoothie

I decided to take a crack at making a healthy smoothie at home. (Too much of anything can be bad–just an FYI.) On Saturday I made a simple smoothie. Half a cup of orange juice, half a banana, and not quite a cup of frozen strawberries. Throw all in a blender. Yum! On Day 2 […]