Friday Five: This Week’s Photos Explained

Friday Five: This Week’s Photos Explained

Let’s get a bit more background on this week’s Instagram photos, shall we?

1. Monday night’s dinner.  Venison tenderloin wrapped in bacon, balsamic green beans, and mashed cauliflower.  Here’s the story: This is our first deer.  I have NO idea how to cook it….but I’ve been using the ground like beef and it’s been great. But we have steaks, backstrap, tenderloin…and I had to ask the Googlers what to do.  This didn’t disappoint.  It was marinaded in soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and pepper.  And it was SO yummy.

2. I took Gram to the community theater on a little date.  We ate dinner, went shoe shopping (where she got two new pairs of shoes…and insisted she buy me a pair!), and saw 9 to 5 the Musical put on by local folks.  It was great.  The back story is cool: our little community theater is the oldest continuously running community theater in the state! #prettycool

3. My first sunflowers bloomed. These are little Mexican sunflowers.  The story: Most of my sunflower leaves have been eaten (I think by grasshoppers) so I had to make sure I picked a pretty one for the picture.

4. I’m still LOVING Piyo.  The real story: I was sore all day from lower body.  You don’t really realize how hard you are working during Piyo until later.  Because it’s low impact and not as stressful in the moment, you don’t notice how hard you’re working.

5. Thursday at lunch I went and had my nails painted a pretty orangey red.  The back story: I’m TRYING SO HARD to stop biting my nails.  And having paint on them is the only thing that keeps me from chowing down.  But paint only stays on my nails for like 3 days, even Shellac.  So I’m becoming a regular at the nail salons in town to get a polish change.

August Goal update (1 week in!):
1. No fast food- Good!  Have eaten a few meals in restaurants, but have managed to plan so I’m not grabbing fast food. 
2. No bingeing. I had one day with a binge feeling, but managed to snap myself out of it. Last night, I was alone eating a snacky dinner, but measured out one portion of everything and stuck with that. 
3. No chips and salsa. Good.  But I’m eating Mexican with friends for lunch.  Gotta stay strong.
4.Worked out Saturday, Monday, and today.  Got my three in this week.
5. I’ve had no drinks. Wanted one one BAD last night but didn’t have it.

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