08/08/2014 03:20 pm ET Updated Aug 08, 2014

My Baby Weight Made Me Feel Beautiful

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"You're looking good," my friend said, sweeping my body with her eyes.

Just the week before, I had hit my pre-pregnancy weight without dieting, through a year of breastfeeding, yoga once a week, and a daily walk.

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