Sunday, May 8, 2016

My vacation

I just got back from a 9-day trip to the Smoky mountains.  It was my first vacation since I started Bright Line Eating 14 months ago.  I hadn't appreciated how much I've internalized BLE.  Dealing with food was so easy!  I just ate simple foods:  oatmeal, fruit & veggies for breakfast, beans, veggies & fruit for lunch and dinner, and some nuts with each meal.  I used easy veggies, like carrots and romaine lettuce, and fruit is always easy.  and measuring the food assures me I'm getting the right amount.  I got to focus on fun.  The highlight of the trip for me was my overnight backpacking trip.  I considered this a practice trip to make sure I had the right equipment and food for my longer trip I have planned in the fall.  And it worked beautifully.  Here are some pictures:

Just as I'm leaving, pretending to be confident (scared of the bears):

My bedroom:

My dining room:

Dinner (and breakfast):  I ordered a bunch of different dried veggies and beans from Harmony House.  You don't even need to cook this stuff.  I got a spill-proof pan and added the water before I started my hike and let it soak while hiking.  I was amazed at how good this tastes.  This will come in handy in other situations where I need to bring my own food.

The pulley system supplied by the park for hanging your packs to keep them away from the bears.  The bears were quite numerous.  I was glad not to see any!

 We did lots of other fun stuff, hiking and sight-seeing.  It was a great trip!


trish said...

Looks like fun! And glad to see you're back on the inspire me to keep eating healthily! And you were the one that prompted me to try Japanese sweet potatoes (had never been a sweet potato fan) and oh, yum!

kneecap said...

HI Trish, thanks for dropping by! I will try to check in more often.