Review Wednesday: Neutrogena Face & Body Stick Sunscreen

I have written before about sunscreen and growing up under that hot Arizona sun a time or two or three before.

I pretty much never wore sunscreen and made it my mission to have the best tan of the summer as a kid. I even slathered myself with Baby Oil in order to “cook” quicker.

About 10 years ago I realized my skin had changed and sunscreen was a must.

I have tried a variety of sunscreens over the years. And my favorite is Neutrogena brand.

Before my March weekend in Vegas I was at Target stocking up on sunscreen. I got a new bottle of the Body Mist Sunscreen spray, which I have used for the past couple of years and love. I usually use the Age-Shield Face or Ultra-Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock for my face. I noticed a couple of new items for the face: Face & Body Stick Sunscreen and Liquid Daily Sunscreen.

I decided to try the Face & Body Stick. It’s like a stick of deodorant. And it is super easy to apply to the face. It’s for both the face and body. I like the spray for my body … Continue reading

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 did a lot of walking. So that usually helps when on vacation to keep the weight gain minimal.

And it was minimal. I am just a pound away from my goal weight. Easy peasy!

We flew back Saturday evening. Sunday morning I was attending my regular Vinyasa yoga class with Ashley.

And today I got back on plan and am tracking my food again.

And I also went to my now regular evening body conditioning class at the gym, while meeting up with my friend Monica.

While in Mexico I was careful with what I ate and drank. I avoided most fresh fruits and vegetables. I always drank bottled water. I used bottled water even when I brushed my teeth.

It was a bummer to avoid fresh fruits and veggies. But I had to be careful. And that paid off. I didn’t get sick.

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Keeping hydrated safely in Mexico

We got into Mexico City last night. Our friends Iris and David picked us up from the airport.

We navigated our way to their neighborhood–Condesa, which according to David is the Rockridge of Mexico City. (If you don’t know Rockridge that means you probably haven’t visited us in Oakland.)

When we got to their house one of the first things I asked David was about the water. They have a big jug of bottled water in their house. They use it to make coffee, to drink, to brush their teeth, to take pills, etc.

It is an interesting experience brushing my teeth over the sink with a pitcher of water in hand.

I am used to being able just fill up my water bottle wherever I go. I have always done that in Europe. Though “free” water is harder to come by in Europe. If you get water at a restaurant you usually have to pay for it.

According to FAQs on All About Mexico City, in most hotels and restaurants, you will get purified water, if in doubt – ASK.  (Agua purificada, por favor.)  I would not drink the water from a private home or condo, unless you know there is a purification system … Continue reading