Yesterday I went on a fun hike to Laurel Falls, Stone Door and Savage Gulf. The hike itself took 4 hours, plus the drive there and back, so my low carb lunch ended up being on the side of a cliff overlooking Savage Gulf. 🙂
I’ll share the hiking photos with you in another post, because it was a seriously adventurous hike! You’ll love it. It was absolutely breathtaking… and I got TONS of exercise.
It’s really nice to stay home and enjoy Tennessee for the Spring. These day trips around the area are SO much fun, and Tennessee is truly beautiful this time of year – with ideal weather.
Outdoor adventures are much better than the gym. 😉
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 51 of the “Get Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s not too late to join us if you haven’t already!
Day 51: Tuesday’s Low Carb Meals
I got up and had my usual “low carb cereal” for breakfast. It’s 1/2 cup pecan pieces, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, and 3 strawberries. I stir it all together and it’s delicious! 🙂 It comes to 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats.
I popped the last Low Carb Blueberry Waffle into the toaster, and ate that on the way out the door to head off for our hike. First though, I packed up some low carb foods for our hike. This was going to be a LONG hike, so we decided to eat lunch picnic-style.
I packed plenty of water, plus: almonds, pecans, cheeses, dill pickles, vienna sausages, cream cheese & peanut butter (which I eat together and call “peanut butter pie” lol).
I also packed 2 large coffees in my Contigo Mugs, which were STILL warm/hot 5 hours later when we got back to the truck. That was a nice treat after a big hike!
Those are my Northside Burke II Shoes that I love so much. 🙂 They are GREAT for hiking, creek wading, kayaking, or just summer walks. They’re super comfortable, have great grip, and they are the best “sneakers” I have ever owned in my life!
We hiked Laurel Falls first, then Stone Door, then Savage Gulf. It was several hours and several miles, and if I’m not mistaken we had lunch at Stone Door overlooking Savage Gulf – on the side of a bluff we hiked up to, which was crazy and scary! 🙂
Joe brought crisp cucumber slices, with just a touch of salt & pepper, which was a GREAT addition to our low carb picnic! Those were really refreshing along with the nuts, meats & cheeses after a long hike. 🙂
I didn’t eat tons – mostly almonds, cheeses, about 4 vienna sausages, cucumbers, and then one of the little peanut butter cups.
When I logged it, that came out to almost 500 calories. It didn’t seem like much food, but I was satisfied – and also a bit lightheaded from the heights, lol.
For dinner, I was exhausted and just threw together some leftovers. I had stuffed mushrooms, squash & green beans – and stirred it all together. Delicious. 🙂
I had to guesstimate a bit on my food entries and macros, because I didn’t measure or document anything at lunch on the side of the cliff – but I think I got close there.
I didn’t eat tons really. And dinner, I just threw it all together and ate it, but then didn’t finish it. We’ll call it all close enough though. 🙂
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Tuesday:
Net Carbs: 25
Total Carbs: 37
Protein: 58 Grams
77% Fat, 16% Protein
Exercise: Ambitious Hike! (3+ Miles)
FitBit Steps: 9,994
Water: 48 ounces
SIX steps short of 10,000 steps… lol.
You’d think I could have hit that Fitbit goal, but the 9,994th step was me crawling into bed after that crazy hike. 😛
Here’s the spot where we ate lunch yesterday. It was a cliff we had to hike up to, scaling rocks across a bluff that overlooked Savage Gulf, but the view was absolutely breathtaking! The picture doesn’t do it justice… We sat there on the edge of that bluff, which dropped off hundreds of feet, and watched the swallows dance. 🙂
I look forward to sharing the hiking adventure with you. I’ll put together a photo tour. It was an amazing day with off-trail hiking, rock climbing, two uphill runs, a waterfall, and some of the most amazing views I’ve seen in years!
This is the kind of exercise I LOVE. 🙂
How are things going on your end?
I look forward to hearing from you!
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