98 Degrees

23 Jun

And no, not talking about these guys.

Although, I do kinda miss the boy band craze of the late 90’s sometimes (Jeff was my favorite 98 Degree-er)

That’s how hot it was today. 85 degrees by 10A and just nastiness outside. I feel like I am living back in Phoenix but with humidity. Make. It. Stop.

I had such a wonderful day off and felt like I got so much done. I was in normal spirits, had more energy, etc. it’s a real shame that this work thing gets in the way of my life schedule. But, gotta pay the bills right?

I slept in until 745A (which was just fabulous), I felt so rested and relaxed, it wasn’t even funny. I made an egg and egg white omelet with red peppers and Trader Joe’s Feta with Mediterranean Herbs

I was waiting on the washer/dryer company to come pick up my set but of course they gave me a six-hour time frame in between 8A and 2P so I lounged around while Lincoln sat out looking at the window. He wasn’t doing anything, just sitting there. It really makes me wonder what he does when I’m at work or away. I’m really tempted to get a nanny cam but then if I see he is just sitting there bored, I will feel sad about going to work and having a life. Look at how he was glaring at me!

There was only one thing to do at that point-Fight Club Chihuahua Style. I got a puppet dog out of Lincoln’s Baby Bin (a bin with 20+ babies aka toys) and we had a training session.

Don’t worry, I have no intention of fighting Lincoln and am disgusted when I hear about dog fighting. I think people who fight their dogs should get thrown in a pit full of hungry, vicious dogs and let them go to town. I just want to know Lincoln can hold his own if he ever gets into a “situation” when someone is trying to mess with him. Good session indeed. I was on such a high from training Lincoln (and kinda was feeling like Mickey Goldmill) that I put him in my room and had a workout session of my own.

Kettlebell-20 lbs

Upright Deltoid Row (13 reps, 3 set)

Side Bends (20 reps, 2 sets)

Swings (20 reps, 2 sets)

Shrugs (12 reps, 2 sets)

Halos (13 reps, 2 sets)

Squats (20 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell-15 lbs

Shoulder press (12 reps, 2 sets)

Curls (13 reps, 3 sets)

Dumbbell 10 lbs

Tricep Dumbbell Kickbacks  (13 reps, 2 sets)

Tricep Extensions (12 reps, 2 sets)

Front Lateral Raise (13 reps, 2 sets)

Stability Ball Crunches (15 reps, 2 sets)

The delivery guy came right after that once I was in my normal clothes again and not looking like a complete wreck. Lincoln is a quiet dog for the most part but barks anytime a stranger comes and goes absolutely berserk when a man comes in, he just doesn’t like them (which is not good for my game). The delivery man came in and not one peep from Lincoln, which really perplexed me. I was telling the guy this and noticed he had an accent and asked him where he was from originally and he responded with “Mexico” then I said “Ahhhh it’s b/c you’re of the same ethnicity—he’s part Chihuahua!” LOL he thought that was funny (all I’m ever looking for is some laughs to validate my great sense of humor and wit) and he went over to Lincoln, pet him and said “Hola amigo!” It was cute. I went to the pool for two hours afterwards and had the entire thing to myself—it was great! I was sure to re-apply the sunscreen every 20 minutes because I didn’t want to burn and need to protect my money-maker as much as I can.

I was famished by the time I got in and made a tuna melt for lunch. It was so nice to make my lunch, listen to the Beatles and dance around the kitchen for once. I always listen to music when I am cooking or prepping and it makes it an even happier event than normal. I mixed tuna with Light Mayo, pepper, paprika, red pepper flakes with red pepper and onion and placed on two toasted pieces of whole wheat bread and topped with tomato and 2 slices of Monterrey Jack cheese then broiled for 10 minutes and served with a side of Trader Joe’s Organic Baked Nacho Tortilla Chips with Tabasco sauce.

I spent the rest of the afternoon shopping, I got some cute clothes for NYC and some accessories to go with and had an iced coconut coffee with skim milk from Dunkin Donuts. Ummm, why does it look like an Arnold Palmer?

Broke into my Newman’s Own Organic Champion Chip Cookies-Double Chocolate Chip

It’s 160 calories per serving, which is only four cookies. Edit, four small cookies. I enjoyed the taste, they were super chocolate and mint flavored but wouldn’t buy these on my own based on that serving size (I won these in a giveaway)

I am still on Operation Clean Out My Kitchen so for dinner I made Health Is Wealth Jalapeno and Cheese Munchees

From the website:

“Health is Wealth Jalapeno & Cheese Munchees are bite-sized, crispy puffs of wheat, crunchy on the outside, cheesy on the inside with just the right amount of Jalapeno peppers. Jalapeno Munchees cook up in minutes and pucker when done.  Our lip-smacking blend of all-natural, low fat ingredients with no added sugars will keep you coming back for more.”

I’ve never tried any of their products before so I was super excited because I love trying new stuff! I bought these on a whim awhile back but you never know with the frozen products how they will turn out. They reminded me of Totino Pizza Rolls.

They only took eight minutes to cook in the oven and I served with a baby spinach salad with onion, zucchini, tomato and cucumbers topped with Red Vinegar and T Marzetti’s Light Ancho Chipotle Ranch

I sipped on my new favorite—cucumber water, so refreshing!

Hope y’all had a Happy Humpday!!

Remember tomorrow at midnight is the deadline for my giveaway!

And if you like giveaways and you like peanut butter—check out Diana’s fabulous peanut butter goodness giveaway!

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14 Responses to “98 Degrees”

  1. Amy @ Second City Randomness June 23, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    I really wish I liked cucumbers… one time I went to a breakfast spot and they automatically served cucumber water. It was crazy busy so I felt just awful trying to flag down a waitress about the freakin’ water… I sucked it up and drank it… and still didn’t like it after I was done. Alas…

  2. Autumn @ Good Eats Girl June 23, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    It sounds like you had a great day! I’m insanely jealous that it was nice enough for you to go to the pool and hang out…it’s been so rainy here!

    Cucumber water?!!? I may have to try this…I heart cucumbers. A lot!

  3. Diana@mymarblerye June 24, 2010 at 12:28 am #

    Stop flirting with hot Latin delivery men! Jk! Great day off girlie! And I am def. Getting a nannycam when I have kids.. Cause I’ll never have a dog!

  4. Nora@LifeLifeEatRight June 24, 2010 at 5:52 am #

    I’ve never thought to have cucumber water…looks delicious!! I was thinking about 98 degrees yesterday because things like Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, Back Street Boys and S-club 7 kept making appearances on my ipod haha. Omelet looks delicious!

  5. Morgan June 24, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    OK, I actually saw 98 Degrees in concert when I was like 18. It was the Nickelodeon All That Music and More Festival. My friend and I were some of the oldest people there, and we stuck alcohol in and drank on the lawn (love lawn seats). It was a blast!

  6. christina June 24, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    hahahah so glad you are protecting your money maker! i love that.

    i have been craving tuna for some reason for like 2 weeks now…this post just put me over the edge. if i didn’t pack my lunch today i’d be out getting a tuna melt somewhere!!!

  7. teneightsixfour June 24, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    Hi. My name is Katie and I’d like for you to cook me breakfast, lunch and dinner because your food always looks SO delightful.
    & isn’t Lincoln just the cutest thing in the entire world!

  8. kace @ no guts no glory June 24, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    I was a Backstreet girl myself.

  9. Kristina June 24, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    that Big Salad looks delicious… as do those jalapeno + cheese things… Mmm…

    in fact, ALL of your eats in this post look super yum, and Lincoln… oh so cute!!

  10. lisaou11 June 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Jeff was by far my favorite too! YUM!

    Anything with jalapeno and cheese is GOOD!

  11. Katherine: What About Summer? June 24, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    this post just make me laugh and laugh! your precious dog is too funny/vicious. great sense of humor and healthy eats on the side!
    Katherine

  12. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com June 24, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    oh a feta scramble, lots of sun, a pool, delicious cookies! girl this is heaven to me!!!

    i sued to love cheesy pizza poppers, but now since i love anything spicy, jalapeno poppers would be so YUMMY!

    xoxo <3

  13. Monique June 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    dude that iced coffee is in serious need of some help!

    lincoln was indeed glaring at yoU!

    when Mickey looks outside like that i imagine shes singing a song to herself “I wanna go outside, la la la la i wanna go outside woof”

    im loving the poolside pic! when i have company Mickey becomes an attention whore. most peeps hold their hand out for a kiss and Mickey moves her head back and forth across their finger tips and makes them pet her. and then she jumps in your lap and cuddles. shes a romantic that way.

  14. Kelly June 24, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    YAY for kettlebells…sounds like an awesome workout!

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