My Low Carb Birthday – Celebrating Health & Happiness!


 
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The month of June is Great Outdoors Month, and it also happens to be my birth month. I celebrated my 44th birthday on Wednesday… outdoors. πŸ™‚

Keto SnacksI got notification that my Keto Krate shipped today too, so I have a fun “birthday box” to look forward to!

They’re shipping out the next batch of June boxes on on Monday (June 12th) so you still have time to get one if you weren’t already signed up.

You’ll want to sign up now though because they sell out FAST.

I woke up on my birthday to a drop on the scales, which is always a nice gift!

My weight dropped another pound the next morning. It’s nice to be losing again after going through weird holds & fluctuations with my weight so much lately.

I also noticed I was at a 557 day streak of logging my meals & macros in MyFitnessPal that morning. That made me smile too! πŸ™‚

MyFitnessPal Streak : 557 Days!

I’m also on my best “streak” ever of healthy low carb living. πŸ˜‰ Getting consistent and getting committed to living a healthy, active low carb lifestyle is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself! And that’s exactly what I celebrated on my birthday. πŸ™‚

I spent the day exploring a new waterfall and playing in the woods – getting some great exercise, taking some time off work, and in my happy place: outdoors!

How I Spent My Low Carb Birthday…

I was in an exceptionally good mood from the moment I woke up, and spent some time brainstorming ambitious goals and positive changes for the new year ahead of me.

I had a simple LCHF breakfast of cheesy eggs: just 3 large eggs scrambled in real butter with colby jack cheese.

Cheesy Eggs - LCHF Breakfast

I threw on some shorts and packed up some low carb snacks, and headed out with Aaron for our hiking adventure. But first he took me to a cool little store on the mountain that he KNEW I’d love: Mooney’s Market and Emporium. πŸ™‚

Low Carb Shopping at Mooney's Market in Tennessee

He was spot on. πŸ˜‰ It was the coolest little market, quirky and fun with all kinds of healthy foods and fun things to browse!

I stocked up on some healthy low carb goodies, and a few new things to try…

New Low Carb Foods To Try

After that we stopped for lunch at a cool little place in Sewanee, TN called Shenanigans. I got a delicious bunless burger (ie: “no bun, please”) smothered in sauteed mushrooms, swiss & cheddar cheeses, and drizzled with mustard & mayo.

πŸ™‚ Yum!

Eating Low Carb at Shenanigans in Sewanee, TN

Afer lunch we headed up to Morgans Steep to hike down to Bridal Veil Falls – a waterfall about an hour from my house that I’d never seen.

I had a lot of fun with my usual off-trail adventures, exploring and climbing and making good use of “nature’s gym” to turn the hike into a good workout. πŸ™‚

Outdoor Workout - Hiking for Exercise

The actual waterfall itself was breathtakingly beautiful!

Even more so from the top. πŸ™‚

Fun Outdoor Fitness w/ @LowCarbTraveler

How do you hike a waterfall?!

Very carefully… LOL.

Hiking Waterfalls

It was such a beautiful work of nature, coming out of the ground and disappearing back into the ground, with no stream before or after. That’s an obvious sign there’s a decent cave system underneath, which I’m aiming to go back and explore!

The area was full of large rock formations too, which provided a great view. πŸ™‚

Low Carb Birthday with Lynn Terry aka @LowCarbTraveler

After hiking to the waterfall and back, we enjoyed a simple low carb picnic back at Morgans Steep with the sun setting over the mountain.

I brought the cheese and pecans from home, and tried the other foods I had picked up at the store earlier:

Low Carb Picnic - For my birthday :)

I saved the Almond Butter packets, and only tried a bite of the dried seaweed, but had plenty to eat with the high fat nuts plus the beef & cheese.

Here’s how I logged my meals for the day:

MyFitnessPal LCHF Low Carb Diary with Net Carbs Column

 

You can see I burned a fair amount of calories on that short little hike. πŸ™‚

I have my Fitbit synced to MyFitnessPal.

Fitbit 10,000 Step Goal

 

It was a full and fun day, and such a beautiful place to hike & explore! πŸ™‚

Hiking Adventures with @LowCarbTraveler

It was late in the afternoon when we arrived which meant we only had a few hours in the woods, so I’m already anxious to go back and check it out even more.;)

I wish I could share with you just how beautiful it was. Photos truly don’t do it justice. But I did make you a quick video of the Bridal Veil Falls so you could enjoy a little piece of it at least. πŸ™‚

 

I’m sure you noticed I got Lily’s Sugar Free Chocolate Bars at the store. πŸ™‚

I got the Dark Chocolate Coconut and the Salted Almond Milk Chocolate.

I’d never tried Lily’s Chocolates before, but I hear GREAT things about them all the time – so what better day to try them than my birthday?! πŸ™‚

Lily's Low Carb Sugar Free Chocolate Bars

They were both amazingly delicious!! πŸ™‚

The other thing I picked up that I really LOVED was the NOW Foods Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts with Sea Salt. Those were (are!) crazy addictive. They’re SO good!!

NOW Foods Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts - a Perfect LCHF Food!

I’ve never bought Macadamia Nuts before – is this a good price on those??

 

I’m stepping into a new year… happier, healthier & stronger than I’ve ever been in my life! πŸ™‚ I’m excited about the year ahead too, challenges and all. I have some very ambitious goals to achieve!:)

That’s not to say that my life is perfect, or all happy happy joy joy all the time or anything. I have my share of tears, losses, wishes and wants, and tough moments… and those proverbial smacks in the face that sting like hell. πŸ˜› Overall though my life is good, great even, and I’m excited about making it even better…

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. In the best of timing I received a big box of goodies from the Smart Baking Company this week. πŸ™‚ Perfect for my birthday, because I LOVE their CAKEit’s zero net carbs! πŸ™‚ Mmm, and the coconut cakes are SOOO good!

This is my blog post where I shared ALL the details about each flavor, and WHY coconut is my favorite – when I’m not even a really big coconut fan.

Low Carb Birthday Cake - Zero Net Carbs SmartCakes

The coconut and cinnamon cakes are both FABULOUS!!! The coconut being my absolute favorite of all three flavors.;)

 

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12 Responses to My Low Carb Birthday – Celebrating Health & Happiness!

  1. Becky says:

    Lynn, happy belated bday.
    You look terrific and so glad to hear the scale is moving for you. Yay

    The scale is finally moving for me. Yay 136 weigh in and only 10lbs to go. I decided to take it pound by pound and be happy for 1 pound weight lose at a time. That seems to be helping.

    Enjoy your week.

  2. Teryan Cooley says:

    Happy Birthday
    Good looking hiking partner!

  3. Nan Davis says:

    So Happy for you to have a new hiking partner :)) I enjoy all the stuff you share with us. A few of those hiking pics made me nervous though. Please be careful on your adventures. Those waterfalls are more treacherous than they look and there are deadly falls every year. I know…I sound like such a mom! But it’s true. You are looking so toned and fit and happy! All the best to you and thanks for all you do for the rest of us low carb travelers! <3

  4. Susan Freeman says:

    I wished we had one of those type of stores around here in north carolina makes me want to start my own store for low carb products. lol happy birthday

  5. Jill Daniele says:

    Hi Lynn,
    Happy birthday sexy….you look great!
    I love lilys chocolates…I get them at whole foods all the time!

  6. Ms. Devon says:

    Happy Birthday Lynn,
    I know you enjoyed your hike you looked so happy. Those snacks looked delicious. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  7. Vicki Pickens says:

    I’m so happy for you that you had a great birthday! And you have that cute swimsuit top on again. I liked yours so much I bought one also. Now to lose another 10 lbs. so it looks a whole lot better on me. I have until next February when we head off on an 11 day cruise! Thanks for helping me stay accountable!

  8. Happy Belated birthday to you Lynn! And congrats on your low carb success. πŸ™‚
    So happy you are in a healthy relationship; you both look so happy together!

    I so enjoyed your posts, pics and short videos. (y)

  9. Happy belated b-day. Looks like a fun hike. Glad I found your blog. Love seeing what other keto / low carb peeps are up to.

  10. Lonnie says:

    Happy Birthday to you Lynn! Looks like you had a great one. Thanks for sharing all your low carb info with us! You are a blessing to so many people!

  11. Lynn Terry says:

    Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ I’m anxious to go back to this spot and explore more. It’s FULL of caves and other fun things to check out. πŸ˜‰ I really appreciate your kind words and nice birthday wishes. You all add SO much to my life!! *cheers*

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