3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 20-Somethings

~*Bikini Ready 2014 Challenge!*~

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-25-2014, 05:20 PM   #31
Member
 
PostWeddingsmallsize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 74

S/C/G: 180/166/147

Height: 5'7"

Default

Awesome I just made a commitment to hit a personal goal by Sept on my blog and did my first work out today. This will help me stay accountable. Thank you so much for posting this.
PostWeddingsmallsize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 05:21 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
levoguette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 181

S/C/G: 280/see ticker/130

Height: 5'8"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amandie View Post
When I first started out, I was surprised at the amount of calories in most pastas so I've since then cut back and have 1 oz of pasta and bulk it up with veggies like zoodles (zucchini noodles).

Same goes for many nut butters. I try to stretch it out by having 1/4 cup of yogurt and putting in 1 TBSP of nut butters.
THIS is such a great idea! I also have tried to cut back on carbs that come from grains, so I really like the idea of combining zucchini noodles with regular pasta! I'll have to try that!

I sometimes become impatient or worried about my eating and don't always wait until my weigh in day before weighing myself to make sure I'm on track. So I weighed in today and was at 216.7. Fingers crossed that it sticks/drops down even more for Friday.
__________________


levoguette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 05:41 PM   #33
5:2, The Fast Diet
 
nonameslob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Delaware
Posts: 1,695

S/C/G: 232.6/180.4/150

Height: 5'5"

Default

angelicus, I have slowly been learning these things as well. It's shocking!

Broth is your friend! I use it for EVERYTHING now. Instead of sauteing spinach in oil, I put a small amount of chicken broth in the pan instead. Sames goes for pretty much anything else. And I like amandie's suggestion of oil + chicken broth for pasta. I also started baking a lot of things that I otherwise might have sauteed. My toaster oven is my new bff!

I've also cut down on pasta A LOT. Spaghetti squash, zucchini, other veggies can be really yummy as a quasi-replacement or to bulk it up like amandie suggested.

And for salad dressings, I still like oil-based dressings, I just water them down (literally) to cut back on how much oil I use.
nonameslob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 06:17 PM   #34
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 39

S/C/G: 189/178/119

Height: 5"1

Default

amandie and nonameslob - I would never have thought of using broth at all. I will definitely give it a go. I normally have quite tomatoe-y based pasta sauces but I was in the mood for something more mediterranean style, hence the olive oil. I imagine by using a broth you get a lot of extra flavour as well. How do you make zoodles etc? Any good recipes to share?

levoguette - I'm the same. I often end up weighing myself every day, although I give myself the whole week to see if the weight loss (or gain ) sticks. I'm not sure whether I should be weighing myself every day though! Its just so tempting when I'm in the bathroom...

I also love baking (and coking in general) and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions of healthy things to make. I'm thinking of trying to make different bread varieties when the baking mood strikes me rather than something sweet and tempting. Any other suggestions?
__________________

Mini Goal #1 No longer obese (159)
Mini Goal #2 Half way to healthy weight (146)
Mini Goal #3 Healthy Weight (133)

for every 5lbs lost (1 down 12 to go):
angelicus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 08:17 PM   #35
Gettin' it done!
 
amandie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Near St. Louis
Posts: 2,784

S/C/G: HW- 242 Restart SW:166 7/24/14

Height: a little over 5'2

Default

Angelicus- No real recipes to share, sorry. I use the zoodles in place of any pasta dish I make like alfredo, spaghetti, and stir-fries. I've also made cauli-rice also by grating cauliflower (using a generic grater) into small pieces then lightly cooking so it still has some "crunch", like rice, sort of. Oh yea, I use a julienne peeler for the "zoodles" but you could use any peeler, mandolins or a spirializer (sp?) if you have it. It just would be in different shapes, that's all. Lightly cook them since you still want some bite to them.

One more thing... if you like lasagna, is to cut zucchini lengthwise into about 1/4 inch thick to replace the lasagna noodles. I'd recommend salting the zucchini and letting the water out first since it can make for a watery lasagna, still delicious nonetheless. I've linked you a recipe from here, so delicious!
__________________


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.- Winston Churchill
amandie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 08:27 AM   #36
Senior Member
 
themilesawaygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 266

S/C/G: 150/ticker/120

Height: 5'4

Default

I've used leeks before too in place of pasta for a healthier lasagne. Sliced lengthways and un-rolled into sheets, flash boiled until soft and dried on a tea-towel. It worked really well and tasted great!

Amandie - zoodles and caulirice are great! I must remember to make them more often. I'm sort of heading towards a paleo diet and bulking up meals can be quite tricky, remembering I can add more veg like this is useful.
__________________

Last edited by themilesawaygirl : 03-26-2014 at 08:29 AM.
themilesawaygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:20 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
levoguette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 181

S/C/G: 280/see ticker/130

Height: 5'8"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by angelicus View Post
levoguette - I'm the same. I often end up weighing myself every day, although I give myself the whole week to see if the weight loss (or gain ) sticks. I'm not sure whether I should be weighing myself every day though! Its just so tempting when I'm in the bathroom...

I also love baking (and coking in general) and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions of healthy things to make. I'm thinking of trying to make different bread varieties when the baking mood strikes me rather than something sweet and tempting. Any other suggestions?
Ive been told by many many people I shouldn't weigh every day, but I personally think when you are trying to figure out your diet it can help a lot. You can kind of monitor what makes you bloat more or less. (I started noticing on days I ate white wheat, I have an increase of 1-2lbs the next day, which then helped me to better access what works for my body and what doesn't.)
Just don't let a gain one day get you in a rut or anything like that!

I dont have any specific recommendations but I LOVE pinterest for finding healthy recipes!
If you haven't used it before, it's basically like having an online bulletin board where you can "pin" things to. You can search for other member's boards that have made boards for recipes for special dietary needs and then you can make a board dedicated to recipes you might want to try.
I also like recommending Taralynn's blog. I think it was called undressedskeleton, although she may have gotten a new website recently. I've mostly been following her on instagram lately, used to follow her blog. She seems to have really good ideas for baking and cooking healthy and I remember she used to have a long list of recipes on her blog!
__________________


levoguette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:44 AM   #38
Senior Member
 
skittlesfirehawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: nj
Posts: 354

S/C/G: SW:171 CW:see ticker GW 120

Height: 5'1

Default

That sounds like a good idea the only thing that would worry me is the broth is loaded with sodium.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nonameslob View Post
angelicus, I have slowly been learning these things as well. It's shocking!

Broth is your friend! I use it for EVERYTHING now. Instead of sauteing spinach in oil, I put a small amount of chicken broth in the pan instead. Sames goes for pretty much anything else. And I like amandie's suggestion of oil + chicken broth for pasta. I also started baking a lot of things that I otherwise might have sauteed. My toaster oven is my new bff!

I've also cut down on pasta A LOT. Spaghetti squash, zucchini, other veggies can be really yummy as a quasi-replacement or to bulk it up like amandie suggested.

And for salad dressings, I still like oil-based dressings, I just water them down (literally) to cut back on how much oil I use.
__________________






Mini goal#1 get back to the weight i was before i gave up [x]
Mini goal#2 be 141 for my disney cruise [x]
Mini goal number 3 healthy bmi 132 []
skittlesfirehawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:47 AM   #39
Gettin' it done!
 
amandie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Near St. Louis
Posts: 2,784

S/C/G: HW- 242 Restart SW:166 7/24/14

Height: a little over 5'2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skittlesfirehawk View Post
That sounds like a good idea the only thing that would worry me is the broth is loaded with sodium.
They have low sodium and sodium free broth in the stores or you could always make your own.
__________________


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.- Winston Churchill
amandie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:50 AM   #40
Gettin' it done!
 
amandie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Near St. Louis
Posts: 2,784

S/C/G: HW- 242 Restart SW:166 7/24/14

Height: a little over 5'2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by themilesawaygirl View Post
I've used leeks before too in place of pasta for a healthier lasagne. Sliced lengthways and un-rolled into sheets, flash boiled until soft and dried on a tea-towel. It worked really well and tasted great!

Amandie - zoodles and caulirice are great! I must remember to make them more often. I'm sort of heading towards a paleo diet and bulking up meals can be quite tricky, remembering I can add more veg like this is useful.
I will have to try the leeks in a lasagna/lasagne. I have also tried cabbage, same method as yours re: flash boiling/blanching then dried with a towel. Pretty good also. Good luck with your WOE.
__________________


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.- Winston Churchill
amandie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:50 AM   #41
5:2, The Fast Diet
 
nonameslob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Delaware
Posts: 1,695

S/C/G: 232.6/180.4/150

Height: 5'5"

Default

skittles, I use the Better than Bouillon Lower Sodium Chicken Base when I am only needing a small amount of chicken broth (we're talking like a 1/4 cup for a recipe), which for the small amount of broth isn't much sodium. I also make my own chicken broth often and don't add any salt.

I actually just saw that Swanson sells an unsalted chicken stock that's only 130mg for a cup, which is super low. So there's definitely options that would ease your concerns!

---

Loving these recipe ideas! Just wish I could get the bf more into veggies. I am going to have to start sneaking them into food with purees. Does anyone have any experience with this and any suggestions?

Last edited by nonameslob : 03-26-2014 at 11:51 AM.
nonameslob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:03 PM   #42
losing it
 
kisskiss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 725

S/C/G: 299/135/fit

Height: 5'5''

Default

ditto nonameslob, I'm loving all these recipe ideas! yum I feel like I need to make me some zoodles now! I never realized that was possible...and using broth instead of oil is something I will need to try as well

is anyone planning on taking before bikini photos? I know someone mentioned it earlier (Patience, I think).... I won't ever be comfortable in a bikini as I have way too many stretchies on my tummy, but I do want to look better in my cute board shorts/bathing suit. might have to take some befores tonight.
kisskiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:05 PM   #43
5:2, The Fast Diet
 
nonameslob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Delaware
Posts: 1,695

S/C/G: 232.6/180.4/150

Height: 5'5"

Default

No bikini for me but I like the idea of taking some before pictures in my current swimsuits. Not sure if I'll share here, but I'll take some pics tonight. Good idea!
nonameslob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:47 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
themilesawaygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 266

S/C/G: 150/ticker/120

Height: 5'4

Default

I'll post a before photo. I'm trying to keep a regular photo diary to judge whether I'm changing shape as opposed to losing weight, but that's in my sports bra and shorts. Think I might dig out the bikini if I'm sharing it publicly!
__________________
themilesawaygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 01:30 PM   #45
Senior Member
 
skittlesfirehawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: nj
Posts: 354

S/C/G: SW:171 CW:see ticker GW 120

Height: 5'1

Default

Well I lost 1lb one to go before Sunday
__________________






Mini goal#1 get back to the weight i was before i gave up [x]
Mini goal#2 be 141 for my disney cruise [x]
Mini goal number 3 healthy bmi 132 []
skittlesfirehawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:47 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2