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Jenna Fischer: "It Took Me 10 Months to Lose the Baby Weight"

Jenna Fischer: Losing weight took time.

I’d take the cubicle next to hers any day.

Jenna Fischer is just as down-to-earth as Pam (Beesly) Halpert, the character The Office fans have loved for the last seven years. Even though her job is a tad more glamorous than Pam’s position at Dunder Mifflin, at the end of the day she’s a working mom who doesn’t have a staff of assistants to take her places or help raise her baby son, Weston Lee.

“When I say I’m going jogging with my son or eating certain things or whatever, there’s a tendency to be cynical and say, ‘Of course, because someone cooked it for her’ or ‘Of course she’s on a date, because she had her nanny watch the baby,’ ” she tells People. No, absolutely not. I want people to know that.”

And unlike other celebrity moms who employ personal trainers and coaches to get them into post-baby shape as quickly as possible, Jenna says her weight loss took time – and she’s proud of it!

“It’s taken me every day of 10 months to lose the weight,” she says. “I did it slowly and I did it moderately. It was important for me to lose it. I was a fit and active person before I had my son, but if there’s one thing I could do for a new mom, it’d be to alleviate her of any guilt or any stress over the idea of having her body look a certain way.”

She adds that she didn’t even start working out regularly until Weston was six months old and on a sleep schedule that allowed her to spend longer periods of time away from him.

When filming resumes on The Office, Jenna doesn’t anticipate having much free time to exercise. “I think just getting through the day will be enough,” she says.

She will have a little bit of help maintaining her weight, though: She’s partnering with Fiber One’s 90 Calorie Brownie, so she’ll be reaching for the diet-friendly treat instead of richer sweets when she craves dessert.

Still, you won’t see Jenna obsessing over every ounce or going overboard to stay model-thin. She has bigger priorities in her life – like her “amazing” husband, Lee Kirk, and little Weston, who will be one year old this fall.

“It’s such a weird thing that after having a baby, you’re supposed to look like you’ve never had a baby. Well, I’m proud that I had a baby! I don’t see any harm in celebrating that.”

Neither do we!

[Photo: via PacificCoastNews.com]

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