Archive for March, 2011

4 Week Diet

So, I am totally not a fan of diets…at all.  I usually just eat what I like in moderation and try my best to be healthy but hey – sometimes it just doesn’t happen.

Well.  In 4 weeks I leave for Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and I am DETERMINED to look great in a bikini.  I have been working out regularly (3x week) but my diet hasn’t been the greatest lately so my body is in no way bikini ready.

The following is my diet plan for each week (4 days on the diet – then the weekend is off):


Breakfast:  One Egg, piece of toast and 1/2 grapefruit

Lunch: Can of Tuna (no condiments) rolled in lettuce wrap

Dinner: 4 slices turkey deli meat with steamed veggies

Snack:  5 baby carrots w/one serving hummus


Breakfast: Cheerios w/skim milk and half banana

Lunch:  Can of tuna over chopped lettuce w/balsamic vinegar

Dinner:  Small piece of grilled chicken chopped with sauteed veggies

Snack: 3 small slices of cheddar cheese


Breakfast: 2 Egg whites with cheese (sm. amount) and grapes

Lunch:  4 slices of turkey deli meat and baby carrots

Dinner:  Can of tuna (no condiments) on a slice of wheat bread with lettuce

Snack:  15 pieces of mixed nuts & 1/2 grapefruit

The diet is only written for 3 days (but I’m adding another day in) and it pretty much alternates alot of the same foods for those few days.  Then on the weekends you can eat/drink what you want.  Then Monday back to the plan.  My friend just lost 20lbs in 5 weeks so I’m hoping this will help if I can stick to it!

And when it gets rough and I just want that chicken cutlet sandwich this is what will motivate me….

The bathing suit I just ordered which you can find here on sale: Victoria’s Secret Sequin Sliding Triangle Bikini


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This week’s wine of the week pick is….

Paco & Lola Albarino 2009

It is an  Albariño from the Rias Biaxas in Galicia (northwest Spain).  It is made from the Albariño grape which is also known as Alvariño by its just-next-door friends in Portugal. 

It has a great citrus, apricot, green apple taste on the pallet and leaves a crisp, refreshing finish.  Absolutely perfect on a Summer day out on the patio or perhaps even a lovely picnic!

If you enjoy a good Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio then you will adore an Albariño.  It pairs wonderfully with seafood, shellfish, salads, and many spicy dishes.  And really….who doesn’t love black & white polka dots?

It retails for around $12-$16 depending on where you are located but you may find it online here:  Wine-Searcher:  Paco & Lola

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I am the new proud owner (well in 3 days that is) of this bad boy for my room:

Auria 37″ 720p LCD HDTV EQ3788
It was such a great deal I thought I would share. You aren’t going to be able to find a 37″ LCD TV any cheaper than this out there right now. I know, I know… it isn’t an LG or a Samsung or any huge name brand and it is only 720p but the average person never notices the difference anyway and for this price you are getting quite a bang for your buck as is.

Newegg currently has this TV for $299 here:

Auria 37″ 720p LCD HDTV EQ3788

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