ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Calorie-counter's holiday guide
Advertiser Staff and News Services
Fear not, dieters! According to www.Self.com, most of us start off the new year just one pound heavier. But over a year, those pounds can add up. Here are some figures — no pun intended — from the Web site to keep you on track during the holidays:
148: Calories burned in one hour of vigorous mall shopping.
340: Calories in a Starbucks Grande Eggnog Latte with skim.
4: Pounds gained if you drank an eggnog latte every day from Thanksgiving until New Year's without changing your current diet or level of exercise.
309: Calories burned in one hour of breaking it down on the dance floor rather than loitering around the holiday buffet table.
— Catherine E. Toth
SPONGE POP SQUARE BEARS
You can hit two birds with one gift when it comes to baby accouterments. These soft, uber-cute bath sponges ($8.95 each) at Cupcake Boutique in Ward Centre (597-8305) will make get-clean-time play time. Suitcase not included ($10, $12 and $14 depending on size).
The bears are going fast, but there are also frog bath mitts ($9.95) and a slew of too-cute-to-be-true items for baby and mom.
— Advertiser staff
"Not my age. Younger. Mid-twenties. Because if you accumulate all the time that I've had on-set where I wasn't actually living life, you could probably subtract years and years."
Leonardo DiCaprio | on how old the 32-year-old feels, in GQ