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Miranda Lambert’s Weight Loss is Reminder That It’s Not Easy

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Country Music star Miranda Lambert took to her blog this week to set the record straight on what her husband Blake Shelton describes as her “hot” body. Tabloids reported that she went under the knife to lose weight, which she vehemently denied. God forbid anyone think she went to the gym to lose weight. She’s a celebrity so she must have some magic (or prescription) pill or have visited a surgeon to look so good.

Not so, she said. On her personal blog, For the Record, she wrote an open letter to her fans,

Though I NEVER care what the tabloids have to say about me… I wanted to address this certain story they are running this week and set the record straight. I DID NOT have surgery to lose weight. That is ridiculous. I lost my weight the healthy and good old fashioned way. Watching what I eat and working out with my trainer Bill Crutchfield. As for the assumed number of pounds lost…? I don’t even know! Like I have always said, it’s not about a scale, it’s about how you feel and how your jeans fit. And on November 10th when I turned 30, my skinny jeans were finally baggy! Mission accomplished! So for anyone who is tempted to read the “Trash Talk” please don’t. I am proud to be a normal size girl and I want to encourage everyone to be confident at any size. Thanks for the support yall!

I was already a big fan of Miranda Lambert and this letter makes me like her even more. Everyone is looking for the easy way to weight loss and she’s telling it like it is. She told People Magazine that she lost weight by portion control and working out with a personal trainer. She didn’t go on a crazy, fad diet or simply not eat.

It’s easy to understand why people would want to believe that she dropped a dress size without trying too hard or that she lost it overnight. It’s because working out and watching what you eat is hard. It’s a commitment that once made changes the way you live your life. I recently wrote about how tired I am of people being bothered by those who work out and take care of themselves. People want to sit back and say that it must have been easy for that person. That they’re crazy or vain for caring and they are only doing it to look good.

Miranda Lambert said that she wanted to do something about her weight before she turned 30 on November 10. She did and she looks great. Like she said in her post, it’s not about how many pounds she lost, it’s about how she feels and how her jeans fit.

Instead of making up stories about her, we should be following her lead.

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