Mariah Carey Loses 70 Pounds of Baby Weight

November 9, 2011 By:
Mariah Carey Loses 70 Pounds of Baby Weight

Okay, to be fair, about half of the baby weight was actual babies.

After seeing so much of her baby bump on Twitter, I can hardly believe Mariah Carey is the same person. I mean, that thing was huge. It was nearing Octomom levels of huge.

But Mariah showed up on Tuesday's episode of The Rosie Show to show off her new, post-baby bod. And she showed it off in a skintight black mini-skirt and leather jacket. Hey, if you got it, shove it into a tiny outfit and flaunt it!

Carey told Rosie O'Donnell that she's lost about 70 pounds of weight since giving birth. She explained that she was on a strict diet and exercise regimen and also loss about 40 pounds of water due to a difficult pregnancy. 40 pounds of water. She was basically a camel.

"In the beginning, when I first had the babies, I had so much edema … water and swelling. Most pregnant woman have that just in their feet," Carey says. "One day I was doing my thank-you notes and I noticed it started rising up the leg, so I had edema. … I didn't think I would ever be the same person."

If you ever plan on having kids, don't listen to what Mariah Carey has to say about being pregnant. Because it sounds like hell.

"I had a really tough pregnancy," she says. "I was supposed to be on bed rest, but it was so bad that even bed hurt. … I learned a lot being pregnant, watching my body change."

Carey added that: "The whole point of this is not just like: 'Oh, hey, look at me and my weight loss, I'm fantastic.' It's really health."

Right, health. I'm sure dudes are really admiring your "health" as you rock that miniskirt and 4" heels. Wow, check out the health on that chick. I bet her glucose levels are perfect!

"Like I said, I learned it when I became helpless and felt so vulnerable like never before in my life."

Carey says she whipped herself back into shape by exercising with her dogs and working out in the ocean.

"I never weighed myself," she explains. "People will think I'm a liar but it's true. This is another cliché phrase, I'm a big boned girl … I'm tall and so I always weigh more."