Lose the Baby Weight! See How These Real Moms Did It

Bye-bye, postpartum pooch! These moms share the weight loss tips that helped them shed the baby weight for good. (Check out the dramatic before and after pictures!) (20 Photos)

Sally Farhat Kassab + Erika Rasmusson Janes on Jan 9, 2014 at 1:53PM

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Sojourner Marable Grimmett

Sojourner Marable Grimmett, 31
Atlanta, Ga.
Height: 5'5"
Pre-weight-loss weight: 211 Current weight: 140 Pounds Lost: 71
How she did it: Cut out processed foods, especially sugars, and worked out with a personal trainer three days a week

Her top tips:
Stay the course. "Post affirmations on your mirror, hang up a sexy dress in your closet for inspiration and stay positive!"

Exercise with baby. "While I was on maternity leave, I exercised two-three times per week by pushing the stroller around the neighborhood. My son and I got out of the house and enjoyed some fresh air, and it also helped me lose the extra pounds… I also exercised in my living room by holding my son in my arms, using him as a weight -- and a dancing partner! It really toned my arm muscles."

Running errands? Park far from the store entrance. "I did this to burn more calories."

Multitask. "While I brushed my teeth, I lifted my knees to help tone my abs."

Avoid processed foods. "Read the labels and stay away from stuff that's processed or high in sugar or sodium."

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