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Friday, February 5, 2010

Day 5


As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:

5 Pullups
10 Pushups
15 Squats

Dont forget we are open this afternoon, from 4-8.

Normally I leave the nutrition stuff to Jonathan but I read something tonight that struck my interest:

"Whether it begin life as a fat-free bagel, a quarter cup of sugar from the sugar bowl, a canned soft drink, a bowl of fettuccine, a baked potato, or a handful of jelly beans, by the time your intenstinal track gets finished snipping the links of those starch and sugar chains, it's all been reduced to...sugar. Specifically, to gluocse. And in the end there's very little metabolic difference between your eating a medium baked potato or drinking a 12-ounce can of soda pop. Each contain about fifty grams of easily digestible and rapidly available glucose. It may suprise you to know that the potato might even be slightly worse in terms of the rise in blood sugar that follows it." Protein Power Lifeplan, Eades and Eades, pg. 156 lifted from The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Kieth.

Digest and post thoughts to comments along with how your first 5 days went.
-Paul Siegel


  1. Yeah, that's right, Paul. As a hypoglycemic I know this by experience; let me tell you that potato in any form has always given me a much nastier insulin response than chocolate. Thank God I've never been in love with either. My temptation has always been BREAD... The one food above all else! Luckily, around here it is hard to find real good bread (maybe this isn't true if you live with a baker), so I eat it sparingly.

    Guys, wanted to say that even though I haven't been able to come in to workout, I am following the blog and it is very exciting to perceive everyone's engaged on the challenge. Good job, you guys! All of you! I am also doing a bit like Vilas; squeazing a little fish here and there; no fruit except for apple, no roots either and plenty of greens. I've had some coffe with very little milk due to my nasty cold. Three more points:

    Ate a spoon of rotini and it felt as if I ate an elephant, so don't be jealous of Chace's pizza!

    Vilas, huge aounts of carrots will turn you into a oompa-loompa!

    Miss you guys!

  2. What?! I was sure this was gonna be Fran!...good thing it isn't though...no thrusters!!

  3. Are ya'll running afternoon workouts today? Chance I may be able to get out if so...

  4. Never mind - skimmed the blog and didn't really "read" it. I'm dumbass.

  5. Nate, Chace, Paul, Jonathan - It's been a great week. Loved the tests you all put up for us. We appreciate all you guys do to help us improve. CF is my sport now!

    I pr'd on TOTAL, Helen, the 5k and then met my old pr on Cindy. Long way to go to ever catch all you firebreathers but I'm working on it. Can't wait to do all of them again in 6 weeks. I've been 100% paleo for a week now. Feel good and performing good so it works. Down 5lbs since starting the challenge! Woot! See yall on Monday. I may even go for a run tomorrow. Sick man, sick.

    @Chris - Sounds like you are doing your best on eating good while out on the road. Keep it up and get in here soon! I'd love to hit the WODs with you.

  6. I want to second what Chad said. Nate, Chace, Paul, Jonathan - the Gut Check challenge was a great idea and it's been a lot of fun (so far). Just what I needed to up the ante on my diet and workouts.

    @Chad - great job with your diet and PRs this week!

    @Everyone - love reading your posts about your successes (and occasional lapses) with the Paleo diet.

    I'm off to fix myself a big ole Paleo salad: spinach, turkey, eggs, tomatoes, carrots, balsamic vinegar/olive oil dressing.

  7. Thanks Wade!

    @Everyone - I love hearing most about your lapses - keep cheating so I can win!!!!! ha ha

  8. Breakfast - 2 Eggs, Ham, Dash of Cheddar, Avacado.

    Lunch - Turkey, Cashews, Almonds, Avacado, Apple.

    Maybe a single pack of M&M's later?

    Not one diet coke today. Hard, but manageable.

    Some questions - what are thoughts on bananas? Also - Chace, where in the hell do you get Tuna Jerky? Sounds odd - is it good? No way I'm eating canned salmon...:)

    Wont be able to make it in...job sucks today.

  9. Chris you keep making my mouth water talking about M&Ms! I could tear those up right now. Surely cavemen had M&M plants they picked those from. :-)

  10. I've been lurking on the crossfit endurance site lately and saw this. Hit the mainpage and watch the dude do those box jumps. He is jumping as high as he is tall!


  11. All you guys have been kickin' ass. And I'm lovin' all the comments on the blog.

    Chad - You might want to think about taking in some more carbs over the weekend, just add in some fruits.

    Nice food for thought today Paul. The potato may cause a slightly higher rise in insulin levels, but two things benefit the potato. 1. Nutrient content. With the peel, you get about 7.5g of protein, and high levels of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Manganese 2. Much lower levels of fructose (~1g/potato to ~16g/soda) which contributes more to the storage of fat because it tops of your liver glycogen stores faster.

    Training - Snatch 115x1x3,95x1x3; C&J 175x1(missed, so tried again and power cleaned it) 145x1x3
    Food - 2 eggs with left over bison/veggie stir-fry, and some macadamias. Bowl of beef stew. Sardines, banana, and some dark chocolate. Sunbutter, glass o wine, shrimp curry w/ broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, celery.

  12. This first week was a doozy for me. I need to take a step back and work on my mental health. It's hard to tell a girl to eat more when that doesn't even feel good... I'm already not very good at eating what I'm supposed to! I found myself obsessing a bit too much until I got called out, thankfully :-) So I'm gonna step back and continue to strive for more veggies and more protein... but this is a battle of the mind for me! I totally forgot that I have a hard time with eating because it's been so long since I've had this kind of struggle. But I definitely know what I need to work on and I'll keep getting better, physically and mentally! My goals are to eat enough calories every day, add more protein, add more veggies, and NOT obsess... obsessions take out all the fun for me!