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5:2 Diet with Benefits: Girl's Night In

I have a great group of girlfriends that live all around the Bay Area. Some have kids, some are married and some just live really far away. But every other month or so we get together and have a Girl's Night In. There's wine, food, talking and this time there was also boxing (viewing not doing) and manicures galore.

KL even got me this handy carry all for my home gel manicure set (it matches the one she got for herself). KL and I are obsessed with home gel manicure (more on that later). We even got our other friend JY to buy a kit too! So purdy...

Thanks KL - I LOVE it!

Girl's Night In Feast: let's just call it 1500 calories and walk away...

maybe 4 or 5 of these...it was a long party!
Healthy salad dressed lightly with balsamic vinagrette

Shrimp skewers and Rosemary chicken


Kalbi - Korean BBQ short ribs

Japanese brown rice

the BEST macaroni salad ever - made by yours truly, 1.69 calories per gram

this is what I started with but there were several refills on everything!
I didn't get a chance to snap a picture of the dessert buffet: brownies, vanilla ice cream with huge chunks of chocolate and something else that was salty and delicious, and chocolate chip walnut cookies!

Let's just say after about 6 hours of grazing - I was full, full, full!

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