10/17/11 – No Mo' Suga!

Today marks the start of the second full week of the 908 Nutrition Challenge. We will now be excluding added sugar from our diet.  This will include but not be limited to soda, salad dressings, sauces, sweeteners, etc.  We will still be avoiding grains and legumes this week.  Please post your scores for Sunday as well as your week 1 total.  It looks as if everyone is doing really well! Remember, you have to post to the website every day.  If you fail to post for more than 3-days you are eliminated!  Keep up the good work!

CF 908 Party – Thank you to everyone for making Saturday night such a great time.  I am extremely grateful for the efforts on your parts to make Saturday night special.  We have an incredible community, and I hope to see us continue to grow.  Thank you again!

Nasty Northeast Throwdown – Congrats to Jim R., Pat, Maggie, and Christina on a great performance yesterday at Crossfit ACT.  You guys made me extremely proud!

Today’s Recipe – Braised Short Ribs With Figs – Health Bent

Today’s Link – Suicide: One Bite At a Time – Mark’s Daily Apple


Vicki, Josh, and Evan doing some overhead carries
Rob making 225# Push Press look easy!

Schedule –

  • Mobility Warm Up
  • WOD –  The workout will be three rounds consisting of a 3 min AMRAP, a 5 min AMRAP and a for time portion.  Here is the workout
    • 30 Wall Balls
    • 30 Box Jumps
    • 30 Kettlebell Swings
    • 30 Burpees
    • 30 Pull Ups
      • First round – You have 3 minutes to complete as many reps as possible.
      • Rest 1 min
      • Second Round – You have 5 minutes to complete as many reps as possible
      • Rest 1 min
      • Third Round – Complete the workout for time
  • Accessory – 3 x 20 Reverse Hypers
  • Stretch

44 thoughts on “10/17/11 – No Mo' Suga!”

  1. +1 for both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was tough with all that good non-primal food at the party…but I staved off my cravings and stuck to the definitely Primal offerings and liquid refreshments!

  2. +1 Saturday (thanks to that awesome paleo food)- I want the recipe for those almond crackers!
    +1 Sunday

    week total = +7

  3. +1 Sunday
    Week Total: +7
    Are all types of vinegars okay?
    Yes–Desi, I want to know how to make those almond crackers!

  4. Nice job, Rob!
    And Vicki, I love that your little guy could totally be related to me…

    Those almond crackers were awesome! Please share the recipe, Desi! 🙂

  5. -1 Saturday
    +1 Sunday
    Week total +6 (One Cheat)
    *Do I get extra points for not drinking at the party?

  6. +1 Saturday
    +1 Sunday
    Total 7 for the week.
    Sorry about the cupcakes!
    The crackers were super easy to make
    1-1/2 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup flax seed, 1/4 walnuts 2 egg whites and a little salt
    Whisk eggs add the dry ingredients
    roll out on parchment paper on a cookie sheet as thin as you can make it
    bake at 350 for about 15-20 mins until slight color.

  7. +1 Sunday…

    1 week full paleo, so far so good, can say I dont feel as hungry at I though i would. Getting better as I cook more things….made some of these coconut flower pancakes with blueberries, not bad….anyone got any ideas for a misses butterworth replacement…there a little dry.


  8. Hey Erik,

    Try using some canned organic pumpkin (*not* pumpkin pie mix) or mashed bananas in your pancake mixtures…either one will add a bit of moisture, texture, and flavor. 🙂

    Both Civilized Caveman and Fast Paleo have “pancake” recipes (actually, I think Paleo On Main might, too), but I’m pretty certain they all contain either honey or agave syrup. I know those of you doing the Nutrition Challenge are cutting out added sugars, so you may have to tweak a few things, but I hope that helps.

    Good luck!