Sunday, April 19, 2009

Crossfit Diet Challenge

I received an email from my Crossfit studio, saying they had a Diet Challenge coming up.

I think I am going to do it!

The terms are that you pay $30 into a kitty. The challenge lasts from May 1 - June 19 (seven weeks), and you are to keep a food diary and email it to the group participating once a week. You also take "before" and "after" pictures in a bikini top and shorts (for women).

The winner gets the entire kitty + 1 month of free Crossfit!

This will be interesting, because they encourage people to at least give up gluten and processed foods, and I am already a couple of steps ahead of them.

I think my big problems here are:

- I have a HUGE sweet tooth, and I really have to not have any sugar in the house if I don't want to go snacking on it. (I just cleaned out my cupboards - again. I shall be tossing some old Snickers bars Daniel left here, as well as some rice, etcetera).

- I eat a lot of fruit, since I don't eat a lot of sugary foods anymore. Of course, fruit (and dried fruit) are full of fructose...their own sugar.

- I don't "really" practice portion control.

- I know I eat way more fat than either the Zone or the Paleo diet advises...

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Time to dig out the Zone portions book, and remember what the heck everything was (e.g. I think one block of watermelon was 3/4 cup, and I think a block of strawberries were 1.5 cups...but I need to go look! It's been 10 years).

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Wish me luck! I might even be brave and post my Before and After pics on here! (EEP!)

2 comments:

Step3 said...

Good Luck babe! Did you ever know that your my hero?

Mel said...

Aw, thanks darlin'!!! :)