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February 26, 2012
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hellowonderland
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I forgot to mention that everything about Tina is making me ragey lately… from knocking back beer while eating Paleo foods (oh, shut up Tina), to posting HER number of burpees in bold and then making damn sure to reference the lower numbers that other girls did, the iced coffee/Murphy/cookies and from the constant fucking Cross Fit blather… OMG. I can barely hate-read her anymore.

February 26, 2012
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hellowonderland said

I'm just going to say this — if you need a 'cheat day', it's restrictive.

I'm not hating on Paleo — as a vegetarian, I couldn't be less interested in it and think it possibly could be sponsored by the Texas Cattlemen (joke) but whatever, I've followed fad diets before. They've all had "cheat days" and Paleo has a "cheat day", so by definition, it's restrictive.

I don't necessarily agree with that. If you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and eat junk food once a week, is your diet restrictive? I wouldn't say so. When I think of a restricted diet, I think of limited variety of foods and/or limited quantities. While some foods are cut out in Paleo (grains, sometimes dairy), there is still a wide variety of foods you can eat and you're not limited on portion size.

February 26, 2012
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hellowonderland said

I'm just going to say this — if you need a 'cheat day', it's restrictive.

I'm not hating on Paleo — as a vegetarian, I couldn't be less interested in it and think it possibly could be sponsored by the Texas Cattlemen (joke) but whatever, I've followed fad diets before. They've all had "cheat days" and Paleo has a "cheat day", so by definition, it's restrictive.

I guess if by restrictive you mean I don't eat giant cupcakes every day than yes. I think people have perceptions of the Paleolithic diet, just as they do vegetarianism, but one is just "newer" to the scene than the other and therefore is more unfairly labeled a fad. My diet isn't all that unlike that of my grandparents and great grandparents. Above all, it's all about eliminating processed foods.

Oddly, I've had people take a lot of offense to my diet openly who didn't know all that much about it. It's weird to have people try to tell me that I should stop eating so many lean meats and vegetables. .

February 26, 2012
8:17 pm
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michigancherry

I feel bad that Tina's only accomplishment lately is that she can jump up and down more than other people.

She feels so proud of that, it's really embarrassing for her. I want to comment tell that she sure as shit should be able to do them longer than anyone else considering she goes to crossfit about 72 times a week. I'd say those other girls are doing pretty awesome, considering they probably have to schedule their workouts around, you know, a career or kids. Well done Tina. Inspiring.

February 26, 2012
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chicagogopher said

hellowonderland said

I'm just going to say this — if you need a 'cheat day', it's restrictive.

I'm not hating on Paleo — as a vegetarian, I couldn't be less interested in it and think it possibly could be sponsored by the Texas Cattlemen (joke) but whatever, I've followed fad diets before. They've all had "cheat days" and Paleo has a "cheat day", so by definition, it's restrictive.

I don't necessarily agree with that. If you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and eat junk food once a week, is your diet restrictive? I wouldn't say so. When I think of a restricted diet, I think of limited variety of foods and/or limited quantities. While some foods are cut out in Paleo (grains, sometimes dairy), there is still a wide variety of foods you can eat and you're not limited on portion size.

I think it's the wording… "cheat day". It suggests a restrictive diet. If it was just that you ate mainly lean meats/vegetables, etc but maybe had a treat or two sometimes if you felt like it, it wouldn't suggest that cupcakes or chips were "cheats".

I have no issue with Paleo, But the thing is, with any diet — there ARE restrictions. I don't eat meat, for instance, but I have no desire to — so it's not a hardship. If you're on Paleo and you're dying for grains, and you eat some — is that considered "cheating"? I don't know where I'm going with this, but I find it interesting,,, food choices are interesting to me.

February 26, 2012
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minty justice
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hellowonderland said

chicagogopher said

hellowonderland said

I'm just going to say this — if you need a 'cheat day', it's restrictive.

I'm not hating on Paleo — as a vegetarian, I couldn't be less interested in it and think it possibly could be sponsored by the Texas Cattlemen (joke) but whatever, I've followed fad diets before. They've all had "cheat days" and Paleo has a "cheat day", so by definition, it's restrictive.

I don't necessarily agree with that. If you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and eat junk food once a week, is your diet restrictive? I wouldn't say so. When I think of a restricted diet, I think of limited variety of foods and/or limited quantities. While some foods are cut out in Paleo (grains, sometimes dairy), there is still a wide variety of foods you can eat and you're not limited on portion size.

I think it's the wording… "cheat day". It suggests a restrictive diet. If it was just that you ate mainly lean meats/vegetables, etc but maybe had a treat or two sometimes if you felt like it, it wouldn't suggest that cupcakes or chips were "cheats".

I have no issue with Paleo, But the thing is, with any diet — there ARE restrictions. I don't eat meat, for instance, but I have no desire to — so it's not a hardship. If you're on Paleo and you're dying for grains, and you eat some — is that considered "cheating"? I don't know where I'm going with this, but I find it interesting,,, food choices are interesting to me.

I guess you're right. It's mostly the wording. Pretty much everyone I know that does Paleo has "cheat" days or meals here or there. If you had a strong craving for grains and gave in, people would say it's "cheating" but I guess it's just the easiest thing to call it. No one would take away your Paleo card if that happened. However, if you were a vegetarian who ordered steak once every week, that'd be a different story. To me at least, Paleo is sort of a gradient thing, not as black and white as vegan or vegetarian. I don't think it is unethical to eat grains or that eating them every so often is super bad for me. The standard american diet just has too much of them and for me, cutting them out leaves more room for other healthy things that make me feel better. (Edited to reword a bit for clarity).

I love hearing about other people's food choices too, I find it fascinating!

February 26, 2012
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My thing with paleo is that it is just a new, well branded method of following a low carb diet. I know they don't count carbs specifically, but other than that it is pretty much the same. Plus, it does seem to kind of randomly be 'paleo' about certain things-like our ancestors were eating almond flour or coffee or whatever. I do think there are a lot of hard core, CF/paleo fanatics who are insane about it and proselytize obnoxiously (not all, obvs) that are condescending douchebags about it ;)

Also, and I hate myself for this, but I'm about to say something nice about CNC. I watched the CF video on how to do a proper burpee. They had 2 women doing an example of the 7 min challenge. One got like 120 and the other just over 100, iirc. So, to me, it is pretty impressive that she was pretty close to their example people. But considering she is running/exercising regularly for years, one hopes she would have some endurance. She is still totally douchey for emphasizing he number vs the other women. Notice she didn't post Mal's? He probably wiped the floor with her (beyond just the normal differences b/t male/female results.) I wonder if they gave them a reference number. I don't do CF but I do a kind of random boot camp and sometimes we have timed rounds. We usually get some kind of idea like "you should be able to do 100 pushups in 3 mins" (me: hahaha) something.

February 26, 2012
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michigancherry said

I feel bad that Tina's only accomplishment lately is that she can jump up and down more than other people.

HAHAHA

February 26, 2012
10:41 pm
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GrumpyRD said

Also, and I hate myself for this, but I'm about to say something nice about CNC. I watched the CF video on how to do a proper burpee. They had 2 women doing an example of the 7 min challenge. One got like 120 and the other just over 100, iirc. So, to me, it is pretty impressive that she was pretty close to their example people. But considering she is running/exercising regularly for years, one hopes she would have some endurance. She is still totally douchey for emphasizing he number vs the other women. Notice she didn't post Mal's? He probably wiped the floor with her (beyond just the normal differences b/t male/female results.) I wonder if they gave them a reference number. I don't do CF but I do a kind of random boot camp and sometimes we have timed rounds. We usually get some kind of idea like "you should be able to do 100 pushups in 3 mins" (me: hahaha) something.

She didn't mention Mal's exact score in that post, but they attempted it the day before I think and he got 119 (or somewhere around there). This time she only said he didn't beat his previous score.

For some context for people who don't do CF:
I did the WOD today. No one gave us any reference numbers, but I could see what other people had done. I really had no idea where I'd fall though. There was a wide range from 50s up to 119 for the women. The more elite athletes at my affiliate who are competing seriously in the Open and hoping to move on got 100+, so getting in the 90s is pretty damn good in my opinion. To my surprise, I actually came pretty close to Tina's score (not going to lie, if I had known I'd get so close, I would've pushed myself to beat her!).

February 26, 2012
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GrumpyRD said

My thing with paleo is that it is just a new, well branded method of following a low carb diet. I know they don't count carbs specifically, but other than that it is pretty much the same. Plus, it does seem to kind of randomly be 'paleo' about certain things-like our ancestors were eating almond flour or coffee or whatever. I do think there are a lot of hard core, CF/paleo fanatics who are insane about it and proselytize obnoxiously (not all, obvs) that are condescending douchebags about it ;)

It's not low-carb, it's more that carbohydrates aren't needed from grains that contain gluten and gluten-protein. I still get ample carbohydrates. I hate that people's first contact with any group tends to be with fanatics first because they scream the loudest.

February 27, 2012
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All-Carb Diet said

Blerg! said

I would be so annoyed if someone was taking pictures at my gym and posting them on their blog. Do all those people in the background know that they workouts are being documented one bite/burpee at a time?

I use the gym at my university and there are signs everywhere forbidding the use of image-capturing devices in either the locker rooms or the fitness rooms. Makes me think they've had issues in the past with pervs taking photos of people's butts or something.

But maybe I'm wrong, and the issue is with people like this lady who need to validate themselves by documenting other people's inferiority on a blog.

I wonder about this too when I see lots of pics in the gym. It just seems like bad form, even if there are not signs posted.

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February 27, 2012
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hellowonderland said

I forgot to mention that everything about Tina is making me ragey lately… from knocking back beer while eating Paleo foods (oh, shut up Tina), to posting HER number of burpees in bold and then making damn sure to reference the lower numbers that other girls did, the iced coffee/Murphy/cookies and from the constant fucking Cross Fit blather… OMG. I can barely hate-read her anymore.

I deleted her over a month ago from my reader – it was a great decision!

February 27, 2012
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GrumpyRD said

My thing with paleo is that it is just a new, well branded method of following a low carb diet. I know they don't count carbs specifically, but other than that it is pretty much the same. Plus, it does seem to kind of randomly be 'paleo' about certain things-like our ancestors were eating almond flour or coffee or whatever. I do think there are a lot of hard core, CF/paleo fanatics who are insane about it and proselytize obnoxiously (not all, obvs) that are condescending douchebags about it ;)

Also, and I hate myself for this, but I'm about to say something nice about CNC. I watched the CF video on how to do a proper burpee. They had 2 women doing an example of the 7 min challenge. One got like 120 and the other just over 100, iirc. So, to me, it is pretty impressive that she was pretty close to their example people. But considering she is running/exercising regularly for years, one hopes she would have some endurance. She is still totally douchey for emphasizing he number vs the other women. Notice she didn't post Mal's? He probably wiped the floor with her (beyond just the normal differences b/t male/female results.) I wonder if they gave them a reference number. I don't do CF but I do a kind of random boot camp and sometimes we have timed rounds. We usually get some kind of idea like "you should be able to do 100 pushups in 3 mins" (me: hahaha) something.

Its not low carb IMO. Atkins induction is less 20g of carbs. Paleo is around 100g carbs suggested. Its a moderate carb intake. fruits, veggies, sweet potatoes allowed. Unlike atkins.


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