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Camping in Lake Geneva Wisconsin
For a week my husband and I went camping for our 6th wedding anniversary to the same town we had our honeymoon in. This time though we stayed in my parents RV camper and not a hotel. We could thus spend more time in the city compared to the first time of 3-4 days. Also, I'll be doing deeper state keto and camping together, which was not done 6 years ago. 🙂
Staying on Deeper State Keto and Camping
I knew that I could stay keto while camping because I've done it before, but to stay perfect with my macros? To stay on track, I knew that I had to plan out each day for my food intake. You can view this plan on my saved Instagram stories. I also made a camping meal plan post with it typed out, here. Depending on what we did in the day, I did adjust my food. However, I took out my pen and printed food plan and did the math before I ate anything. There was no room for error, I only had the food I came with.
How my Macros Went
Every day, I was in check with my macros and food. One day though, we went out to lunch as our anniversary meal. I called ahead and asked questions on the nutrition for the burger I was looking at online. This information was used in how I planned out the rest of my food for the day. Also, towards the second half of the trip, I noticed that I was changing the food around with what I had originally planned. When I made the food plan, I had left some days with more fat to fit in. This made things a little easier to allow for adjustments while doing Deeper State Keto and camping.
I started to learn that I could save fat options for a nightly snack while we played cards or sat by the fire. Also, during this time, I wasn't always hungry either and could easily have just a zero calorie drink. However, I still got my fat macros in and it was definitely yummy. :0)
Keeping Macros Tight While Cooking Meals
When you go camping, you cook your food over the fire, right? Right! Well, when you cook on a grill and over the fire, fat drips into the fire. This fat is lost but you need that fat for your macros. There is a solution to this all. I brought a small cast iron pan to cook in. This will keep all your fat and you can consume it. Also, cooking on aluminum foil is another idea. I did this a few times. Then, there were days when we cooked my food on the grill itself. Yes, this is not ideal but I also then had an extra 5 grams of fat to account for this somewhat. Sometimes, I just wanted that extra fire taste because well it's amazing.
What I Would Do Differently
For lunches, I planned mostly all deli meats from Boar's Head. I totally did not think about expiration dates. These meats don't really last a full week and I got them sliced the day before we left. Some people would still eat them, but I noticed a difference and I'm just weird like that. The cheese on the other hand from the deli expired but we all know that it was perfectly fine and so I still had that. 🙂 For the next time w go camping for more than a few days, I would plan something else for lunches later in the week. Or I could see if there was a nearby grocery store and pick some more up later in the week.
I also would bring more fat bombs with different flavor options. I originally made three types and experimented. Yet, two of them didn't' turn out that well. Lesson learned. However, I loved the one I had.
What We Did in Lake Geneva
Something that I love about camping is that my husband puts up with my love of playing cards! The two games we played were Cribbage and SkipBo. There are other games that I love but they work better with more people. He won a lot more games than I did but I made sure we kept playing until I won at least once in both of them.
Walking or Hikes
We went for two hikes while we were there. One day we walked near the water but we were on the road in neighborhoods. This day we walked a round trip of around 3 miles. I would have lasted longer but had to use the bathroom. Stinking bladder. The second time we went out, was along the river trail, right next to the water. We walked into town. This was a 2-mile walk into town. Around trip was around 5 miles, as we walked around the town and had some coffee. On this hike, we walked on the path that was in peoples backyards on the lake. It was weird at first but after a few houses, it didn't bother me at all. There were pretty houses all over the place. One that I would enjoy most was one that was just one story and was smaller than the rest. Nobody wants to clean a large house. haha I like to keep things simple if possible.
On these walks, I reflected on how far I've come. If you would have told me that I would go on a 3-mile walk before I started keto and started to lose weight and feel perfectly fine, I would have thought you were crazy. My fingers would swell and my ring finger hurt and then it would be really hard to remove. I also would get really sore and tired. A few times we would do walks for Type 1 diabetes and I secretly dreaded the walking. These walks were 5 K, which is about 3 miles. I've come a long way and I'm happy. I'm slowly becoming the person I used to know.
We did some shopping, laid on the beach, went to see my niece play T-ball, and enjoyed the campfire. Most importantly, I spent time with my wonderful husband who puts up with me on a daily basis. He's very encouraging of me while doing Deeper State Keto and just keto in general. He sees the changes, physically and mentally. Awhile back, he mentioned to me that he noticed I was happier and less moody. HAHA. Less moody and happier is good. 🙂