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The Problem With Vintage Is, I Have A Big Butt

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


This blog will soon be evolving into something even more fabulous!

I really don't like to whine on my blog but these past few weeks have been so irritating. I've been eating so much sugar and crap and since I'm breastfeeding, planning my outfits so they are easily accessible while I'm out (and finding something that still fits) is like...impossible!

 I am currently in pajama pants but I'm not leaving the house today (thank goodness). In digging through my closet to find wearable items, I pull out so many cute things that I haven't been able to wear in over a year. Something has to change.

 It's funny, we eat out because we're too tired to cook. Eating crap makes us more lethargic so we skip cooking at home and eat out again. The fat cycle continues...but not today. I'm exhausted, the 4th of july burgers and cupcakes have had their way with me and I'm ready for something really fantastic. I want something soothing, cheesy, melty, savory, healthy (and yes, cheesy) with a crunch. Hello, French Onion Soup! Yes, I found this amazing and healthy french onion soup recipe over at Skinny Taste so Pj and I will be dragging our tired butts into the kitchen to make this for lunch today.

(image from Skinny Taste.com)
There will be Vintage, There will be Weight-loss, There will be Good Eats
 In addition to my usual posts, I've decided to share my weight loss goals, my accomplishments and of course, all of the delicious recipes that got me there. I am probably just as passionate about good food as gorgeous fashion so why not share everything I love right here?!

 To start, here are some of my favorite healthy food blogs, loaded with gorgeous food pics, mouth-watering recipes, dinner inspiration and of course, healthy and satisfying recipes.
Skinny Taste- my go-to for dinner plans- a weight watchers blog
Kath Eats Real Food- confessions of an oatmeal lover
Simply Sugar and Gluten Free- A must-read for a serious sugar addict like myself
Eating Bird Food- recipes, workouts and healthy lifestyle
Peanut Butter Fingers- so many yummy recipes, good work-outs and more

So, I hope you enjoy my future posts on this subject. Since my butt getting smaller equals my closet getting bigger, this should be a lot of bloggy fun!

21 Responses to “The Problem With Vintage Is, I Have A Big Butt”

  1. I have been in a constant "battle of the bulge" and no matter how much weight I loose, my butt is still huge.

    I have lost a total of 70 pounds on weight watchers (although I'm probably up at least 10 since I haven't gone in 2 months) so I know it can be done. Good luck!

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  2. At least you have a good excuse for your extra weight. You had a baby minutes (days) ago. That excuse doesn't fly anymore for me since my "little one" is 9 years old. I can't say anymore, with a straight face, "I've overweight because I just had a baby." Not when said baby is going into 4th grade.

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  3. Your ORIGINAL blog description was really what brought me here so I am disappointed with the change, but I wish you luck in your journey "Welcome, Bombshells to Va-Voom Vintage, a blog for curvy gals with classic, vintage style. "I started this blog for ladies like me who love fashion and all things vintage but can never seem to find any vintage threads to fit their voluptuous figures. Fear no more, here on Va-VoomVintage we'll dress the round bottoms, the busty tops and all of the dangerous curves with the vintage appeal that you crave. Thanks for popping in! xoxoxo"

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  4. Cannot wait!! I love learning new recipes so going to give that soup a go! Yummy!

    I too have suffered from 'outgrowing' my wardrobe on occasion, and have had to shed a few pounds (alright 10!) recently to fit back in (although those high waisted capri pants still fail to fit me and make me look like I'm wrapped in cling-film *grumble*)

    All the best of luck! I'm sure you'll be down to your goal soon, and enjoy it along the way! Diets don't have to be boring or hard work, just got to find the healthy foods you enjoy and hey presto!

    Hope the little one isn't keeping you up too much and good luck!

    xxx

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  5. Sue, Sorry to disappoint! Honestly, even when I was at my thinnest in high school (around 160 lbs), I still had big hips and bust so I will always be "curvy". My hips are 46 inches and those bones aren't going anywhere no matter how much weight I lose. I have no plans or desire to get down to a size 6 or anything like that but I have to make some healthier choices if I want to have energy to play with my kids and blog! While I still want to promote plus size fashion and I believe that women are beautiful regardless of their dress size, I have to do what's best for my health. I had my gallbladder removed a year and a half ago due to all of the crap I've been eating and if I want to be around when my kids grown up, I have to make some better decisions now. I never want to disappoint my readers but if I have a heart attack from too many burgers, that will hurt this blog more than losing 30 pounds will, right?

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  6. Best wishes on the new adventure, can't wait to see what you come up with. Eating at home is the 1st biggest change we're making around here and that alone has been amazing.

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  7. I think you are doing the right thing. Changing a lifestyle to be a good role model for kids and in the longer run to be there for them for a long time does not equal crash diet to be a skinny model. I wish you all the best and I can very much relate - am looking forward to your recipes! I also need to loose weight - and if I have shifted quite a bit I will still be a curvy gal!

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  8. Good luck! I've recently fallen off the healthy bandwagon so your posts will be great inspiration to start eating better again :)

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  9. @ Britney, no really you're right! It's a great choice you have made personally, it's just for a reader who joined because of your awesome, curvy vintage style, the weight loss and recipes posts are not going to be of interest to those of us who read you for a "curvy vintage style" blog. I am the first to admit it's a small niche, but one I really liked. It's your blog, so it's your choice, But if I were you I would make a separate "health" blog that would really focus the type of readers for you. You can promote being healthy AND curvy which I think is super cool, on a separate blog and advertise to readers on this blog and the ones who are interested in the health blog will follow you and the ones who are interested in the style blog will stay here. But then again, you would have to maintain two blogs. Just an idea =-) I have seen others do format changes this way and it really works out great because it disappoints no one, really. =-)

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  10. I am in the same boat, and it ain't just the butt on me that I wanna complain about. I am still bfeeding too! And that's it's own sizing problem. I look forward to your posts. You go girl.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    July's gorgeous giveaway

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  11. Wonderful! I think I'll join you.

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  12. I understand -because curvy can turn into "round" and none of us want that! It is a struggle so many of us face, I love hearing how other Mama's face it. I'll be reading!

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  13. You're not alone! I gained a bit of weight before I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, so I'm (slowly) working that off. I'm not looking to be model-thin because it's not going to happen with a figure like mine, but I'd like to get back to the single-digit sizes! Best of luck to you.

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  14. Well I can't imagine not liking your blog no matter what you're blogging about ;)

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  15. Lauren- my sister in law has hypothyroidism so I totally understand what you mean! She's done a great job of fighting off the weight and blogs about it too!

    Coedith- LOL! Yes, that's the exact problem that I'm facing. The curves are leaving and my body is turning into more of a tube shape *hehe*! I'm trying to strive for that hourglass shape I had long ago.

    Sue- I did think of trying to start a second blog just for cooking and weight loss. I thought it would help to keep the two topics separate for that very reason. Unfortunately, with two babies, a blog, an etsy store, and a household to take care of, I knew I wouldn't be able to update as often as I want to. I'm afraid that one of the blogs would be lacking and I'd be -really- sad if it were this one! I do have a second blog about vintage housewife stuff and it hasn't been updated in months (bad blogger here!) so I figure people will read what they want anhd skip the rest. Not everyone liked my pregnancy posts but I was pregnant for 9 months and it was kind of unavoidable. :P I have a lot of readers who don't have/like/want children but none of them ran in terror. I hope that's the case with this change too. Don't worry, though- I won't be rambling on with weight loss crap all the time. This is above all a fashion blog and I fully intend to stick to the main topic for the most part. Every once in a while, I do stray from fashion and talk about my personal life, movies, sewing, cooking or whatever inspired me at the time. I fully believe that blogs should evolve as the author's life changes, otherwise they turn stagnant.
    In addition to my weight loss decision, I also thought I'd talk about fun vintage housewife things here instead of on my other blog. It has nothing to do with fashion or "junk in the trunk" but it's just another part of my life that I'd like to share! :) It's a big bloggy world so there should be room for lots of topics. I just hope that it doesn't get too jumbled up!

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  16. Thank you for this post, I'm right there with you, well not the new baby thing, but the starting to get healthy thing. I have an 8 year old step son and I want to set a good example for him. I'm finding the slow cooker to be a life saver for me, I stick something healthy in there in the morning and I come home and we have dinner. Just saute some veggies and we're ready to go! Good luck with the fresh start!

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  17. I'm like you curvy even when I lose weight, I'm never going to be slim, at the moment I'm round, I don't like it! well done on your decision, health is important and health doesn't mean starving and being skinny, you can be curvy and healthy!

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  18. Sounds great! You may like my cooking blog over at www.fatglamkitchen.com Vintage flair, healthy gluten-free meals.

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  19. Lenora- Thank you SO much for the link!! I will be following you!! :)

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  20. Best of luck to you! I'm finally back down to my goal weight after a year of gaining 15 or so pounds and losing it again. If you want some additional info, check her out:
    http://www.leighpeele.com/
    I'm not a member of her site, I just listen to her podcasts. Granted, a lot are geared to people looking to gain muscle mass, but she has great no-nonsense advice about weight loss as well.

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  21. ~ * ♥ * ~

    I feel your pain Brittany ~ I am really struggling to find outfits to wear at the moment as I am BFing{and plan to continue for at least a year} but my wardrobe is severely lacking in 'easy access' clothes. Need to find some and stat!

    I would love to see what you come up with; so I will be waiting for the va-voom magic!

    And best of luck with weight goals; I need to stop eating junk food all day too{it's just ssssooo much easier than healthy food!} so any tips you can give for easy, quick, hassle free, BFing Mom friendly, healthy foods will be greatly appreciated!

    Eh... Long comment... Sorry! : )

    xox,
    bonita of Depict This!
    ~ * ♥ * ~

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