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December 08, 2010

A Delicious Paleo Pizza Made By Nicole Gagne-Recipe was in the comments.

Wednesday

WOD

1. Strict Pull Ups 3 Sets Rest As Needed For Total Reps

2. Deadlift 3-3-3-3-3

If you Haven’t yet done the 3 benchmarks please see me so that you can get them done asap. All 3 need to be completed.

You have survived one week of the challenge! What have you learned so far? About Paleo? About yourself? Let us know in the comments.

Remember 21 consecutive days of 6 or more points earns you a 10 point bonus! How do you feel about your chances of that happening from now to the 21st? If you have already had sub six on your score sheet can you plan for 21 consecutive days of 6 plus-take a look at your calendar and get a plan together! One of the biggest benefits of the challenge is the self-accountability and being able to see the score, the before pictures, the number on the scale, and on the tape: and then watch them change exactly according to what we do. It can be a good feeling to be that honest and acknowledge that we are directly in control of the outcome and our success.

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  1. Greg Reply

    OK, I am now on a mission to make my own true paleo Thai Lime, Chili, Frank’s Hot Sauce cashews with a secret spice mix that doesn’t contain any “%¥#*” sugar or rice bran oil whatever that is. I’ll share the recipe when I perfect it.
    Signed,
    “Not even a little bit cranky” Greg

  2. Bushy Reply

    i’ve learned that if you depend on someone else to prepare a meal for you – you should not be surprised if they don’t understand that no bread, pasta, sugar, dairy, etc. doesn’t include chicken cutlets, parm on the sauce, croutons on the salad.

    i’ve also learned that by passing on cheese, and pushing croutons off to the side of your plate you may remain under the radar of social awkwardness, but by scraping the bread crumbs off of chicken cutlets you more than likely will open yourself up to cold stares, ridicule and a lot of explaining yourself mister.

  3. mason Reply

    Bushy, you must have had dinner at your Mom’s house.

  4. Nicole Reply

    Ahh… feeling a little lighter this morning! Is it because I’ve lost a little weight… not sure? Is it because I just finished up my two masters courses for the semester… ABSOLUTELY!!! Now instead of spending hours studying before work, I can cook some of these delicious Paleo recipes that you guys have been sharing!

    Coconut Chicken and Roasted Asparagus in the oven right now:)

    I know that eating Paleo and making sure that I get at least 8 hours of sleep each night has really helped keep my mental health in tact for awhile now, but the added stress from the constant deadlines had definitely been affecting my ability to workout consistently and perform my best during the WODs. I’m so excited to be able to focus CrossFit again, at least for the next 6 weeks anyway…

    PS Props go to Tim for the delicious Paleo Breakfast Pizza:) He has been doing much of the cooking since September.

  5. Katherine Reply

    Nicole, congrats on finishing up your papers and classes!!!!!

    Well done!

  6. Cape Cod Val Reply

    I have learned that I can do anything. Thanks to my slight ocd, I will make it perfectly through this challenge and I will make huge strides and I will win, or be very close. If I didn’t take the before pictures, I probably wouldn’t have realized how badly I needed it. I have also learned that I have muscles where I didn’t know there were any, (I thought I had a tumor :)) I do need to learn more ingredients, I find I am eating alot of the same “safe” stuff.

  7. Cape Cod Val Reply

    That post was my new power of positive thinking….put what you want to happen out to the universe and it will happen.

  8. Gabriel Reply

    I had pancakes this morning!
    In a food processor I put:
    2 bananas
    3 eggs
    1/4 cup coconut milk
    1/4 cup almond meal
    2 tbl almond butter
    also cinnamon and nutmeg
    They cook great, and are sweet enough to not use anything but fresh fruit on top!
    It just seems that no matter how many ways i try to make “eggs” I can’t eat them every morning without toast! This might be my secret to breaking up the monotony of breakfast. Next… I’m tryin’ that breakfast pizza:)

  9. Littles Reply

    Greg, sounds good. I want the recipe.

    Root Vegetable Soup. Easy. Makes about 2 quarts.
    Tastes like it has cream in it, and my son likes it too!

    2 yellow onions
    olive oil
    1 32 oz bag chopped parsnip/turnip/rutebega from Trader Joes.

    Chop the onions and saute in olive oil over med low heat with a little salt until onions are translucent.
    Add the bag of veggies. Cover with water, cook until tender.
    Throw in the food processor or use an immersion blender to puree (or food mill if you’re feeling energetic). Season with salt to taste.
    This comes out very smooth, slightly sweet. really good. If you have extra, freeze it!

  10. Mark Lee Reply

    Hello everyone! I am going to place an equiptment order and was planning on including jump ropes. They are 25$ each, they come with an extra cable and a carrying bag. They are sold out until the 17th but I will get the order in and when they are in they will ship. Let me know if you would like to reserve one. they can be viewed on againfaster.com

    Also going to put in an order for the paleo kits. If you would like to get some please let me know how many if you havent already spoken to Greg B.

  11. Greg B. Reply

    I’m not sure if this link was posted previously or not, but it may be a nice option for anybody with a sweet snack craving.

    CaveMan Cookies
    http://www.cavemencookies.com

  12. crossfit mama Reply

    A fellow paleo challenger asked me for a good marinara recipe. It’s something we all use and since most jarred ones include sugar here is the basic how to’s for a good marinara. Marinara should taste fresh and robust. Unlike other sauces that have meat this is simple and very versatile.

    1 large onion, chopped
    6 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
    2 32 oz cans crushed tomatoes
    bunch fresh basil

    Saute onions in a few Tbs olive oil till translucent. About 10 min. Add crushed red pepper and garlic and heat about 30 seconds just to release aroma. (Don’t burn your garlic.) Add tomatoes and let simmer (nice and low) on stove top till thick. About an hour.

    This freezes well so make a big batch! Great to have on hand for things like Paleo pizza, stir in a little cooked turkey burger and mushrooms and throw it on cooked spagettii squash for a quick paleo meal, make up some paleo meatballs and toss them into this sauce and let them cook right in the sauce,
    and once again it’s a great thing to jar and give to a friend.
    Now pretend I am your fat little Italian grandma pinching your cheek.

  13. crossfit mama Reply

    Yikes how did I forget kosher salt?!
    Add kosher salt to taste.

  14. sarah lee Reply

    What is this world coming to CrossFit Mama?! I’m making a pie and you forgot salt…

  15. NJR Reply

    Mark, I would like a jump rope please… I will conquer double unders, I will conquer double unders…. my new mantra!

  16. sarah lee Reply

    Does anyones mouth have a strange taste today? Someone asked me today if that was a side effect, and I realized I have the same thing. Talk about getting personal!

  17. Bushy Reply

    Traci’s does too. . .

  18. Kristin Reply

    I can’t wait to try the paleo pancakes this weekend! I really wanna talk breakfast! Here’s one of my favs. If you got any great ideas for eggs please share…I need to change things up a bit!

    Throw minced garlic into a pan with some olive oil; Add spinach, red onion, tomatoes and black olives and let it sauté for a few minutes; Toss in two eggs and cook them any way you like…I like them over easy. I will usually pair it with half an avocado with some lemon 🙂

  19. Lindsey Reply

    Carrot Cake

    6 eggs, separated
    1/2 C. honey (or less)
    1 1/2 C. carrots, cooked and pureed
    1 T. grated orange rind
    1 T. frozen orange juice
    3 C. almond flour

    Preparation:

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

    Beat the egg yolks and honey together.

    Mix in carrot puree, orange rind, orange juice, and almond flour.
    Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold in.

    Spoon into a greased, loose-bottomed 9-inch springform pan.
    Bake for about 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out
    clean.

    Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  20. Lindsey Reply

    Is it 1 point fish oil/vitamin D

    Or is it 1 point each?

  21. amanda Reply

    Here goes my attempt at extra points-
    1- The weird taste in the mouth is probably due to ketosis, someting that happens when the liver glycogen stores are depleted in the liver. It can happen when a diet is changed from a highly glycemic diet to one that is low in carbs. When the body is in ketosois breath can smell of acetone and have a weird fruity taste. However, it has been argued that hunter-gatherer societies have lived for thousands of years in a diet that is ketogenic. Just the body adjusting?
    2- DHA (omega-3) is important for brain, eye and heart function. Fish oil is the best way to get this important supplement, but if you can’t tolerate fish oil or are a vegetarian (such as myself)DHA from algae will do just fine. They say it is equivalent to fish oil because it comes from the fish’s original source algae. I found it at Stop and Shop for $10.

    Can I get extra point in my Microbiolpgy class too:)

  22. Littles Reply

    Lindsey, it’s 1 point each.
    From what I know you can get 9 points a day.
    5 from eating perfectly,
    1 fish oil
    1 Vitamin D
    1 Wod or mobility
    1 Comment that’s useful on the blog and approved.

  23. Jane Reply

    Well, today was another interesting day in my paleo challenge. My brother is visiting from Oregon, and we were headed to my mom’s for the day. On arriving, my mother greeted me with “Guess what, we’re making baked ziti today”, which just happens to be a family (and my) favorite meal. So I had to cook a baked ziti that would feed 6, and not eat any, and explain to my mother why. It actually felt really good, a win in the battle of will power.

  24. Kateyb Reply

    Anyone else miss snacking? Try this dip with paleo crackers and a glass of organic merlot.
    Roasted Cauliflower and Sesame spread:

    1 head cauliflower
    1/4 C oil
    1 1//2 T minced fresh ginger
    1 1/2 t ground coriander
    sea salt
    3 T tahini
    3 T lemon juice
    3 Sesame seeds

    1.Preheat oven to 450. Toss cauliflower with oil ginger, coriander, & salt. Spread on baking sheet and roast 40 min. Let cool sllightly.
    2.Combine cauliflower, tahini, lemon juice in a food processor. Pulse to a chunky puree. Add cilantro and pulse until incorporated. Transfer to bowl. Garnish with sesame seeds. Serve warm.

  25. Katherine Reply

    Bushy brought up a great topic….

    Here is a great article from the whole nine blog that offers some advice on how to deal with other people’s reactions to the paleo challenge, while still keeping relationships and social situations in tact

    http://whole9life.com/2009/08/how-to-win-friends-and-influence-paleo/

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