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Full flavor, full calorie … mmmmm beer

I used to hate the taste of beer. Probably because it was a Coors or something. And I still remember someone telling me that eventually I would get used to the taste and actually like beer. When I was in college my friend Robert got me into microbrews. Many nights after our shift at the […]


Walking a golf course and then some

Curt and I drove down to Monterey on Friday night. That’s one of the great things about our life and lifestyle … our friend Tag, who is a professional golfer, texted Curt on Monday night asking if he should save tickets for us for the weekend. Before I hit the sack we had decided that […]


How to survive Super Caloric Intake Sunday

So tomorrow there is this huge TV event where the best commercials of the year are shown and then there is some American football thrown in occasionally. With this huge commercial/football event lots of drinking and eating will also be happening. This Super Bowl Food Quiz is a good way to get you to realize […]


Gettin’ snacky with protein

I thought one of my readers asked me about snacks I could recommend after a workout, especially a hardcore one. Then I reread the question and realized they were asking something else, which I will address later since I have already been thinking about this “question.” After bootcamp or spin or body conditioning or Vinyasa […]


Healthy routine pays off

Yesterday I talked about weight-loss pills. If someone chooses to take a weight-loss pill they should combine with exercise and a balanced diet to make it work to it’s fullest potential. (And discuss with your doctor.) As I said I personally would not take a weight-loss drug. But I am all for the regular exercise […]


Are weight-loss drugs safe?

If diet pills worked wouldn’t we all be skinny? I have always been leery of diet pills. I know as the new year is here some people may be thinking of taking them. Personally I would not take them. But if you do, please do your research. Some are dangerous. Some have some very serious side […]


National Weigh-In Day

I saw a commercial the other day for Special K’s National Weigh-In Day, which is today, January 2. I remember this from last year. I love the commercial where the women step on the ginormous scale and the results are things like pizzazz, confidence, sass … you get the idea. The campaign is what will […]


The power of the cupcake

I had another post in mind today. But I have some work to do on it and I am tired. And something happened at work, which warranted a short and quickie post. Part of my job is to ensure that our researchers keep their lab notebooks up to date, that they are complete, signed and […]


‘Tis the season to indulge

And my crazy December really kicks in. The first week was relatively calm. Today Curt and I are hosting a little gathering with a few friends called Cheesemas. We eat cheese and watch cheesy holiday movies. The first movie stars Rob Lowe called The Christmas Shoes. We ALWAYS watch it. The commentary is what makes […]


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 […]