Monday, April 20, 2015

Month One ... #completed

The first month of the 100 Metre Diet 2.0 is behind me and it turned out that the very first day was the hardest.  Breaking through the ‘caffeine withdrawal wall’ was unpleasant but luckily it only lasted for 24 hours.  Since then it’s been clear sailing.

This month my 100 metre menu items included:
Sunchokes, sprouts and goat tenderloin
Sunchokes, spouts and goat tenderloin
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Goat milk
  • Ham
  • Headcheese
  • Bacon
  • Chicken
  • Goat meat
  • Fresh sprouts
  • Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes)
  • Stored potatoes
  • Stored butternut squash
  • Stored pickled peppers
  • Stored ramp pesto
  • Goat cheese
  • Fresh maple syrup
It wasn't a terrible selection of food for the first month of the diet but the lack of variety inspired my garden planning.  Many seedlings are happily sprouting in my windowsill as well as a number of spices (oregano, thyme, sage and basil).  I'm looking forward to those.

But I'm not sure what I was thinking going without grain products ... no crackers, no bread and no pasta. There's no sense in complaining because flour is a long way off.   It will take all summer before my oats and spring wheat are ready for harvest.  The oats were sown yesterday, the wheat will go in before the start of May.  Then we wait and dream of egg noodles ... #really

Piggies being piggies
The only other update is that our two piglets arrived 8 days ago! We put them straight to work tilling the garden and they completely turned it over in just 7 days. These guys are terrific diggers ... it's incredible.

We should rent them out ... they're that good.

Well it wouldn't be a diet if I didn't lose weight, and I did lose weight.  15 pounds.  I can't complain ... I certainly feel much healthier.

I'm assuming that April will be the hardest month on the diet and it really wasn't that bad.  It makes me smile and look forward to May and the early spring delights ... morels, saddlebacks, ramps and more .... :)