Wednesday, 14/11/12

  • Jim King
    Posted at 08:53h, 14 November

    Gerard 105kg
    Steve F 100
    Jo G 77.5
    Kate K 35/40
    Simone 50/60
    Michael R 75
    John K 70
    Paul 70?
    Suzy 60
    Locky 110/130
    Chris Bats 40
    Probes 82.5
    Jo D 85
    Trent 120/130
    Rod 100
    Caitlin 47.5
    Hutch 80/90
    Michael G 90
    Brendon M 95/100

  • Steve H
    Posted at 12:08h, 14 November

    Quickie quiestion on Theresa Cutter’s site
    Is everything on there fair game or are there particular ingredients that should be avoided? I notice things like Spelt flour etc being used and can’t tell whether than comes under Wheat or not (I’d know the answer to this if it was 50million years ago when it was wheat)

  • Jim King
    Posted at 15:01h, 14 November

    Hi Steve. Because we have not gone with a strict paleo approach there are always going to be grey areas. While spelt is not a wheat grain it is still a grain containing gluten and therefore should be avoided if possible.
    That said, many decisions you need to make that are on the borderline should be made in the broader context of the rest of your nutritional intake, and with particular reference to the challenge with the original intent of the challenge in mind.
    What we are hoping to achieve with setting up the challenge is to CHALLENGE you to make better (not perfect) choices for your overall long term health. If the rest of your choices are dialled in and you have made radical changes for the better then you have come a long way towards improving your health. The occasional misdemeanor is almost inevitable but we don’t want you obsessing about perfection. Many people place tighter controls on themselves than the challenge does once they become aware of the toxicity of certain foods.
    The whole “Paleo” movement is a fluid concept as new scientific information and anecdotal evidence comes to light. So even a strict paleo diet will mean different things to different people, but the intent is the same. Also, every individual is a unique and ever-changing collection of genetic and non-human microbiological building blocks, so there can be no single prescription for the optimal health of any given population.
    So, if you think that a small allowance with a particular type of food will make a positive contribution to the likelihood of your sticking to the main purpose of the challenge, then it is probably ok. BUT DON’T INDULGE AND DON’T GIVE UP ENTIRELY. If it contravenes the guidelines of the challenge, then you give up a point. A small sacrifice for the greater good of your mental and social well being.
    Here’s a link to a pretty good easy reference article:

    • Leah
      Posted at 15:36h, 14 November

      Awesome motivating words!

      • Steve H
        Posted at 19:22h, 14 November

        Yeah, I can’t open this bottle until tomorrow now. 🙂

    • Sandy
      Posted at 20:30h, 14 November

      Dr Terry Wahls: our brains contain a billion cells, our bodies a trillion or there abouts..our gut 100 trillion bacteria..we need to feed the good bacteria so they thrive. The bad thrive on sugar, gluten and processed foods.. Some motivation for a paleo shift:)

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 05:10h, 15 November

      Thanks Jim. Great advice. I like the balanced approach you guys take and have to say that it’s not easy to give up some old habits but its probably the easiest eating plan – hesitate to say “diet” I have been on in that I am never hungry! Sugar isn’t easy to give up but I’m starting to feel the benefits. Sleeping better and waking refreshed?! Or is that because I’m so buggered from a workout? Whatever it is its working !

      • Jim King
        Posted at 12:28h, 15 November

        Hello anon. Would you mind sharing your identity?
        I don’t like to use the word “Diet” either, mainly due to its common modern usage. It’d be a convenient word to use if people read it to simply mean ‘the stuff you eat and drink’.
        Unfortunately it has taken on negative connotations that assume caloric restrictions, short-term methods focussing on weight loss, faddish principles etc.

  • Jim King
    Posted at 15:30h, 14 November

    Kat 47.5/57.5
    Dan 115 PB
    Jack 10kg DB Bulg. sq./5x35kg bench
    Jono 105/125
    Gerald 105
    Emma P 50/55
    Netty 105 PB
    Kris 135/147.5/52kg dip/110kg bench
    Phantom 87.5
    Ken 80
    Eddy 80 (2 RM)
    Oz 100/112.5 / 65.5kg dip
    Jim 115/122.5

  • Jim King
    Posted at 19:14h, 14 November

    Craig 16:14 pullups (Death by pullups)
    PIp 3@75kg OHS
    Leah 60
    Ali 40/47.5
    Gill 40/47.5
    Greg P 90
    Emma H 55
    Alesya 45
    Mick G 120/125
    Dave P 95/100
    Dave M 90
    CKZ 150/155
    Reece 110/120
    Glen 60/75
    Grant dB 80/90
    Kam 90/105
    Mark R-P 70/80
    Shane 80-/102.5
    Luke G 70/80
    Kath L 60/65
    RV 90/100

  • Pip
    Posted at 12:46h, 15 November

    HAHAHA! 75kg??? Wow I impressed myself! 😛

    • Jim King
      Posted at 12:53h, 15 November

      Um, I’m guessing I got that wrong then.

      • Pip
        Posted at 09:26h, 16 November

        yeh lol it was 57.5… 75kg in my dreams 😉

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