10 Mile Diet

5 Days but who’s counting!


Tricia's note with my first box

If you can’t read it, here’s what it says:

We did it! After all this talk since July 4 10 Mile Diet will start. Yahoo!

Here’s the first box of veggies and stuff. We can tweak the amount (more or less) as the weeks progress. This should give you a good start.

Some things like 3 turnips and overgrown green beans i threw in hoping you could put to use.

Comments and suggestions will be helpful. I did a short video blog today as I was putting all this together.

My new mantra is freedom and abundance and may we all have it.


So how have I done?

I’ve eaten through 3 turnips, 5 potatos, 3 onions, half a garlic head, bunches of kale and chard, 11 eggs, a quart of milk, a pint of cherry tomatoes, a pint of strawberries, 2 apples and 3 asian pears, a big bag of lettuce, 3 cuke-ettes, a small bag of basil, 1 pound of Long Family beef, raw honey from island apiaries, a few snow peas, leftover chicken from Britt and Eric’s wedding, those green beans – plus from my garden i’ve gotten 3 carrots, 4 zukes, some kale, some oregano and a bowl of green beans. From the roadside I got a pint of blackberries and nary a scratch as i was out there with my protective clothing, clippers and a hoe (yes, these are killer berries). From my neighbor’s daughter I got goat cheese that i’m still working on. And I don’t know what I would have done without my exotics: oil, tea/coffee, lemons, salt.

I think that’s it. sobering really to both see how much I eat and how vulnerable I am to Tricia continuing to produce enough.

Yesterday i was stressed to the max and when I’m stressed I need CRUNCH. I chowed down on an asian pear and zuke chips and green beans and would have given anything for some crackers and nuts. Sobering to see that as well. But I didn’t cave or cheat. And now I’m determined to find those hazelnuts people have been talking about. I went out for a de-stressing walk and found myself scouting for fruit trees for gleaning. I think I found a local walnut tree. Are the nuts that fall outside the fence mine? Ahh, setting boundaries and developing morals for 10 mile living.

I’ll have a berry smoothie and last of salad and steamed veggies for lunch and then start on box two this evening. Wonder what else is in store. As in Tricia’s store :-). I could get uppity and put in orders for what I want, but I think part of the fun is the pure surrender to what is provided. That is another part of ‘natural eating.’


3 thoughts on “5 Days but who’s counting!

  1. This experiment is so cool, Vicki. Do you have a link to Tricia’s video blog? Can you post it here?

    • We don’t have a video blog yet. a filmmaker here on the island is going to do some shooting and put together a 10 minute. i did get a little flip camera and when i get a bit less busy i can also do some filming. thanks for following us Leif. share it wouldya?

  2. Pingback: My 10 Mile Diet: Simple living author starts a hyperlocavoring blog | green LA girl

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