Blake Lively ‘feels very proud’ to lose the 60 lbs she gained with her second pregnancy

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Whenever I look at Blake Lively, I wish I could carry weight like her. Do you know what I mean? Some women can gain 20 pounds and you see it immediately. Other women can gain 50 pounds and you barely notice because of their frame and HOW they carry it. That’s also one of the things that makes me jealous of Jennifer Aniston: she looks cuter (to me) when she gains some weight. She looks younger too. Anyway, Blake Lively is tall, she’s got good shoulders and good legs, and so I really had zero idea that she was 60 pounds heavier after she gave birth to her second daughter Ines in September 2016. Did you know she was 60 pounds heavier? Blake posted this on Instagram:

Turns out you can’t lose the 61 lbs you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through instragram and wondering why you don’t look like all the bikini models. Thanks @donsaladino for kickin my A double S into shape. 10 months to gain, 14 months to lose. Feeling very proud

[From Blake’s Instagram]

I knew she had a trainer, but I never really thought that she was the kind of person who worked out regularly, you know? Her brand is all about being Suzy Homemaker and I figured we would eventually get an interview where she claimed she lost the weight by “running after her kids.” But seriously… 60 pounds and I really didn’t see it. It’s her shoulders, I tell ya. If I had her shoulders and her height, I could hide weight like that too.

Also: two weeks ago, Blake’s film The Rhythm Section was put on hold because she was injured during production. She injured her hand and the film has been suspended indefinitely so she can recover. That seems like a bad time to do a social media post about how hard you’ve been working out? I wonder if the insurance company is going to have something to say about that?

PS… I am obsessed with Blake’s wig work for this film!!! Is it supposed to look that cheap?

Blake Lively dons two different wigs for "The Rhythm Section" in New York

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Instagram.

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  1. Lee says:

    “That seems like a bad time to do a social media post about how hard you’ve been working out? I wonder if the insurance company is going to have something to say about that?”

    I agree, especially because there have been reports about production being shut down til june beause she needed a second hand surgery.

    “but I never really thought that she was the kind of person who worked out regularly, you know?”

    Yeah, especially bc she used to say she never worked out in interviews. But I guess that’s changed with age and pregnancies.
    Don’t really think she gained 60 lbs as she claims, probably said it to sound more relatable.
    That said, I’ve always found her extremely overrated and I still think so.

    • Bridget says:

      It’s an action movie, she probably needs to continue working out. You can modify. The issue is that the first surgery didn’t go well so they have to go in for a second one. If she’s sufficidently healed from the surgery there’s no reason that she can’t continue to work out. And all of this to me that implies that the function of her hand has been compromised – her employers are actually probably really happy that she’s not complaining about it on social media.

    • Missy says:

      Well, Blake-y once aspired to be a fahhh-shionista like Sara Jessica Parker and therefore she tried to slime up [cozy up to] Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. And a true fahhh-shionista NEVER works out. Blake-y always sticks to the script no matter how bad it is ;-)
      As for Lagerfeld: Blake succeeded with him for a while and she got some handbag photo chanel girl out of that. As for Wintour: she gave Blake the advice to publish her Antebellum-crap-lifestyle thing early although Blake didn’t want to because Blake thought it was a premature un-refined idea. And guess what: Antebellum bombed so badly. I still wonder if that was Wintour’s way to cut off Blake-y. Wintour doesn’t lack for refined and unrefined ways to cut off people. Sometimes you just have to give the wrong advice at the right time to Blake-y. *LoL*

      Guess Blake-y doesn’t want a third-y kid-y?

  2. Cee says:

    I thought she had gained at least 25 pounds (you could really see her weight gain at some Film Festival and when her husband got the Stat in the awake of Fame) However she looked fine.

    • Missy says:

      60lb in pregnancy weight is rather much. I would have guessed that Blake would watch her weight like a Hawk and maybe gain 40lbs.

      I’ll try an estimation, please correct if I go grossly wrong.

      7 lbs baby
      10 lbs amniotic fluid
      20 lbs retained water and pregnancy fat

      37 lbs

      • Plantpal says:

        That’s what the doc told me, too. HOWEVER, with a second baby, (I never had a second) I understand it is (a) WAY, way easier to gain weight, and (b) it happens faster. She may have piled on the first 20 without really noticing. Also, I believe second baby was over 8 pounds. Maybe she gained 57 and rounded up to 60. That does make sense to me…..:)

  3. Sedano’s says:

    She doesn’t actually say that was her weight gain after giving birth. I bet she’s saying total weight gain before giving birth, including baby, placenta, amniotic fluid, fluid retention, and Swedish hasbeens.

    • SM says:

      If that was from pregnancy with the baby amd everything it probably would have said 9 months to gain, instead of 10 months.

      • Sedano’s says:

        Technically, pregnancy is 40 weeks.

      • tracking says:

        Pregnancy is longer than 9 months, is actually 10 @40 weeks.

      • Ann9 says:

        Pregnancy is 9 months. A month is 30 or 31 days, not 28. (Excepting February)
        40 weeks = 280 days
        9 x 30.5 days = 274 days
        10 x 30.5 days = 305 days.
        So way closer to 9 months than 10. Thank goodness pregnancy doesn’t last 305 days.

        Thanks for indulging my math compulsion!

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:


        Your love of math notwithstanding, gestation is 40 weeks using a LUNAR month, not a Gregorian month… OBs use lunar months, and as such refer to any point in a pregnancy as X weeks. 😉 It can be confusing, and I am guessing you have never had a baby!!

        This post explains it well, and also that by the time you have missed your period, you are already considered to be four weeks pregnant.

      • Ann9 says:

        Lol, @NotSoSocialButterfly, actually I have had a baby! Since we all use Gregorian months in other aspects of life, I always found that people got confused about the lunar months in pregnancy. It was emotionally easier for me to think of it as 9 months instead of 10! (i.e. if conception was in April, baby was due in January, not February.) Just my preference I guess!

      • Chloe B says:

        I just had my second on Friday at 41 weeks and considered myself 10 months pregnant.

      • Pinetree13 says:

        Pregnancy is not ten months and it’s my pet peeve when people say that. Yes we measure it in 40 weeks but you cannot do 40/4 equals 10 because a month is not 4 weeks it’s 4.333333333 weeks. Not only that, you aren’t actually pregnant for the first two weeks since it measures from your periods first day and not conception so you have to subtract those two weeks off meaning pregnancy is actually slightly UNDER 9 months. Oh and no OB uses lunar months….they go by weeks or by trimester period. Come at me brah’s you’re wrong!!!!!!


        Further proof, your due date is calculated by taking the first day of your period, subtracting 3 calendar months and adding 7 days. What’s 12-3? Oh it’s NINE. Minus the two weeks that you aren’t actually pregnant means once again, your due date is actually a few days SHY of 9 months even. Unless you go a week past your due date you weren’t even pregnant for 9 months so stop trying to convince people it was 10.

      • Pinetree13 says:

        Oh and I forgot to mention, over half of women don’t even ovulate by day 14 in their cycle meaning that a large number of women aren’t even pregnant as long as the above presumes!!!! Since the above calculations all assume a conception at exactly two weeks from the start of their period. So even with the grand assumption that every woman conceives by day 14 (which we know is untrue) it’s still no where even remotely close to 10 months.

    • Bridget says:

      That’s generally the marker that people use. No one is stepping on a scale the day after they give birth.

      • megs283 says:

        ha. you’d be surprised. follow a few mommy bloggers on instagram and it will make you sad. These ladies want to be back in perfect shape (or at least LOOK IT) as they leave the hospital.

      • Bridget says:

        Lol, I should qualify. I don’t know any normal people who step on the scale as they’re leaving the hospital.

        I read something really interesting the other day that Rants From Mommyland linked to, about the change in mom blogging toward these santitized Instagram influencers. It was really interesting. As the ladies who were the voices 10 years ago have children that have grown and don’t have that same voice anymore, the latest generation of mom voices are all focused on the sell va the confessional, therapeutic aspect of blogging.

    • Missy says:

      I think she is over-dramatizing it. Losing 60lbs sounds like a lot more work than 40lbs. And I doubt that former chanel girl Blake-y didn’t watch her pregnancy weight gain like a hawk. Usually hollywood ladies do exactly that – especially when they are known more for their looks than for their acting.

      Does she plan a new lifestyle website? Nutritional advice for pregnant women and babies and women wanting to become pregnant? Goop 2.0 for everything pregnancy?

      • Miles says:

        Or maybe she gained weight like she said and lost it in a healthy manner. She’s 5’10 so gaining 60 pounds on her is not going to be the same as someone shorter. Unlike other Chanel girls as you claim them to be (as if they’re not human beings or something), Blake isn’t obligated to be a certain size in order to get dressed in designer clothes and if you need any proof of that well she had Versace custom make her dresses for both the Met Gala and Golden Globes when she was bigger than she normally is. And yes you can see the weight gain in those pictures. Finally, I know this may come as a shock to you but to some women, including famous women like Blake, carrying their baby to term in a healthy manner is way more important than counting everything they eat while pregnant. Shocking. I know.

  4. magnoliarose says:

    I don’t know about Blake. I don’t understand the point of her. As in why is she famous and what does she do? Every time I see her I think of her defending Woody Allen at Cannes and try harding by changing outfits six times in a day and calling the paps.

  5. Patricia says:

    Well if she’s referring to how much she weighed the day she gave birth, we might not have seen her at her heaviest. The last month you can really pack on the pounds. I gained over ten pounds in retained water the last month with my first. A lot of the weight and water goes as soon as you give birth.

    • Amide says:


    • Annabelle Bronstein says:

      That’s so true, the last couple of weeks can be so brutal! I would drink a glass of water and gain five pounds… it’s the worst.

      I didn’t even look at the scale at the very end. I’m tall like Blake and I gained at least 50 lbs. So I buy it. And I like that she says it took her 14 months. For most women it takes at least a year to lose the weight, if not longer.

      • luna says:

        a year to loose the weight would be if you are lucky. i was one of those annoying women who only gain 19 punds, only in my belly and being 5′ 7 i still looked armonic. i looked great pregnant BUT then the breastfeeding came in and i gained all the weight in the world lol i looked more thin right after giving birth than now that my baby es 8 months old

  6. Jenna says:

    Good for her. I’m struggling to lose my pregnancy weight gain. Mind you – I don’t have the time or money for a trainer, but I’d use one in a snap if I did:)

    There are better photos of that wig. You guys are trolling:)

    • Amide says:

      Hang in there. ☺ It’s tougher after the first pregnancy.

      • tracking says:

        +1 Much tougher. Still working on it some years later, sigh.

      • Moneypenny424 says:

        Gosh, isn’t that the truth? The weight came off easily with my 1st. I was in excellent shape with #2 and worked out the whole time, but still, 8 months later, still have about 20lbs to lose. It’s hard to cut out my nighttime salty snacks :) .

    • Plantpal says:

      yeah, my kid’s 34 and I’m still trying to lose the ‘baby’ weight…..

  7. Lexter says:

    Maybe that was her total pre birth weight? Minus 10ish pounds to account for baby + placenta + other liquid… she was more like 50 pounds heavier than her thinnest pre-preg weight? Maybe she isn’t breaatfeeding anymore too so her boobs aren’t full of milk…..Anyhoo whatever – good for her, she looks strong and healthy

  8. Amide says:

    She looks better as a redhead.👅
    This movie better be 😈.

  9. Lucytunes says:

    No snark. I actually appreciate her saying it her more than a year to lose baby weight…and she had work to lose it. Not sure why we should be raging about this. Kind of refreshing.

    • CorruptLobbyist says:

      @lucytunes Agree! The raging and nitpicking over this is odd. It’s sad that we are tearing down a woman and calling her an opportunist and a liar for losing her baby weight in a healthy manner over 14 months. A few of these comments are pathetic.

  10. WMGDtoo says:

    I forgot she had a second child. But I don’t think that much about Blake Lively. Good for her

  11. Lexilla says:

    Second pregnancy is so tough on the abs. I work out every day and six months later I keep flapping at my pooch wondering, what IS this and why won’t it leave?

    • Esmom says:

      Be patient, it takes time. It took me over a year, probably close to two, before I felt and looked pretty close my pre-pregnancy self. Although some things are permanently altered. I swear my ribcage expanded!

      • raptor says:

        I’ve only got one, and my ribcage (which was already not very narrow) is definitely bigger.

      • Plantpal says:

        oh, me, too! I was a size 10 when I got pregnant and never made it back down to a 10. I was a 12 for years, then a 14, then a 16, then an 18 and now a 20. I blame the kid. NOTHING to do with my love of chocolate, Baileys, or creamy soups and salad dressings. Nothing to do with any of that, it’s all because of the kid !!

    • Bridget says:

      Make sure you’re doing any core work CORRECTLY. That you actually feel your abs engage and work. When you have a weak muscle group your body will automatically recruit other, stronger muscles to help the movement (especially if you’re doing a movement that is too difficult for your current strength level). You should always feel core work in your abs, not your hip flexors or quads. And then just be patient. Give your body time and love.

  12. Nene says:

    She’s gorgeous!

  13. Livethelifeaquatic says:

    Believable! I am tall like her and gained nearly 70. It took me 2 years to lose it. One year of doing nothing and feeling sorry for myself, and another year of actually eating healthy and working out. If it was easy, everyone would do it!

    • megs283 says:

      to be fair, you weren’t doing nothing, you were caring for a child…

    • Missy says:

      Blake likely had a private trainer / housekeeper / cleaner / part-time nanny which is a luxury most mothers don’t have. So you should feel that you accomplished MORE than Lively.
      And she doesn’t have to worry about the bills nor about going back to work as she has a high-earning husband and after “The Shallows” and “Age of Adaline” and that Woody Allen movie she is a somewhat established actress.

  14. Green Is Good says:

    Edit: I reread my comment. I didn’t like how it sounded. So if Blake is happy with herself I’m not going shade her. To petty on my part.

    • Missy says:

      Blake likely intends to do something with this big weight loss. She is probably still trying to establish herself as a lifestyle queen like Gwyneth Paltrow aka Goop. Just because her Antebellum website failed that doesn’t mean she won’t try again. Just look at how many men she boyfriended-tried out as husbands ;-)

  15. barrett says:

    Since bend it like Beckham she’s always been known for those legs and body. I am happy she admits it wasn’t loss w magic but hard work. But w her privilege for a trainer and her blessed genes, this feels try hard and in your face bragging! I’m kinda of sick of it. I a mean come on her body is perfectly proportioned and she got breast implants years ago to attain that perfect figure.

  16. Adele Dazeem says:

    Wow. Good for her. I agree, she carried it well. Very proportional, which I think is the key. Me? My butt and thighs would be three times my shoulder width if I carried an extra 50.

    • G says:

      +1 I’m her height and have her shoulders too, but she seems to be quite balanced between her top (chest) and bottom half. I’m a pear shape with broad shoulders, so it all ends up going to the bottom. She’s lucky.

  17. RN says:

    It’s so discouraging to read some of the comments here, slamming Blake for her honesty, the build of her body, and her use of a trainer (privilege). I had two children, worked 12 hour shifts on a trauma unit, am tall with great shoulders, and with effort was able to lose the 50 plus pounds I gained with each pregnancy. There’s no secret – you have to eat a healthy diet that’s fewer calories than you burn. It took me a year each time, as I was breastfeeding. Blake’s money didn’t lose the weight for her – she did with some discipline and determination.

    • OFofOC says:

      Same, not Post pregnancy but I lost 72 lbs during an extremely difficult time in my life exactly the way you did but I feel like people are extremely critical of those who do but super understanding of those who don’t. It’s really discouraging and kind of unfair.

    • JA says:

      RN, to think Blake’s access to the very best trainers, gyms, care givers and dieticians who hand picked her food and then delivered to her, didn’t aide in her ability to lose the weight is naive to say the least. These celebrities, like Blake, show off their bodies after babies and never post all that it took to get there. Doing so would show all the things regular women do not have access to or can afford. Congrats to you for losing the weight but to say money/privilege has nothing to do with it, you’re kidding yourself. Perhaps ppl are shading Lively for not accurately displaying what pregnancy can do to ones body and instead focusing on her success and “hot” body and again not showing what it took to attain it. Pregnancy and getting back to perfect health, let alone pre pregnancy weight, is difficult. Stop thinking your experience is like everyone else’s and vice versa…it’s not helpful or accurate

      • Lee says:

        I agree! What I find annoying is that the media reported this ‘news’ calling her honest but I only see a rich woman who has access to a very well known personal trainer, to food (both she and Saladino often tag “Epicured” on their IG), she has plenty of help, assistants and nannies to take care of her kids while she works out. Most women, common women, don’t. So I wouldn’t exactly treat her like a hero for working out and taking care of her body which is a huge factor in her career, being an actress.

      • Miles says:

        @JA How is Blake portraying something that’s unrealistic? She literally said she lost the weight in 14 months. Does it help that she has a trainer? Yes but the average person who loses weight doesn’t have access to any trainers and has a similar weight loss as her. One pound a week is not an unrealistic goal for anybody and doesn’t require personal trainers, nannies and a gym membership. It requires discipline and actually wanting to eat healthy. If you think otherwise, you’re just planning excuses out in your head. And yea I understand some women cannot lose weight but those women are the exception and not the rule. It’s not like Blake posted this 3 months after giving birth because then you’re right it would be unrealistic. But one pound a week is not unrealistic and is typically what doctors or nutritionists recommend to anyone trying to lose weight.

      • Bridget says:

        Does she’s have it a little easier that it’s her job to lose this weight and therefore she has the time and the support team to make it happen? Sure. Does that mean that it’s impossible for normal people to do it themselves? Not at all.

    • Missy says:

      Well, Blake tries to get fame and recognition for achieving a 60lbs weight loss. First there is the question if she really gained that much and secondly she conveniently forgets to mention all her priviledges which many mothers don’t have and those mothers have a hard time losing pregnancy weight.
      Blake’s priviledges: no worries about bills (high-earning husband), few worries about getting back to work as she is somewhat established since she made The Shallows and The Age of Adaline and that Woody Allen movie. She doesn’t just have a private trainer but likely also a housekeeper / cleaner / part time nanny / personal assistant / cook or dietician / feel-good staff like massage therapy or motivational trainer.

      Her achievements in losing pregnancy weight are now where near as great as the achievements of single mothers on low paying jobs who lose just half that weight.

  18. Bridget says:

    I’m really curious about her injury. It was bad enough that she needed immediate surgery and I’m guessing it had to do with tendon or bone which is why they would need to re-do it if she hadn’t recovered sufficient hand function. But why can’t they film around that in the mean time? It’s not like they need to film her using chopsticks with that hand. I’m curious about this.

  19. Hotsauceinbag says:

    She’s very pretty but not a good actress at all.

  20. HeyThere! says:

    She should be proud, dropping big numbers is not an easy thing! I had back to back pregnancies and I’m about to start working out now that baby is sleeping through the night. I have a fraction of that to drop and I’m not looking forward to it. I have never had to ‘try’ to be in shape so this is a big slice of reality pie.

  21. HeyThere! says:

    I also like that she didn’t pretend to magically drop 70 pounds by ‘playing with my kids’. That is such an eye roll when they pretend to not workout when it is obvious they do. She looks amazing.

  22. Felicia says:

    No shade from me at all. I put on 45lbs for both of my pregnancies. And it seemed to me that it took a year just for my hormones to go back to normal, so that even looking at food didn’t make me gain weight again.

    Maybe she hired a trainer, a nutrition expert etc. But she had the discipline to follow it. At least she didn’t just go and have a surgical “mommy makeover” and claim she lost it all in just one month, which is what so many celebrities do and then lie about.

    Her build: she’s probably one of those who puts weight in all over and not just “mostly legs and butt” or mostly belly fat. That helps a lot, as does being tall.

    • Missy says:

      Well, the discipline to follow a diet is somewhat less strained if you are less stressed because your nanny takes care of your child for the afternoon and your food is bought by an assistant and cooked by a cook/ dietician. And you are much less stressed when you don’t have to worry about bills or about going back to work soon. It is much easier to eat a healthy diet for weight loss if you don’t have to do your grocery shopping yourself. Walking past that aisle with the good chocolates is a real drain on my discipline.

      • Bridget says:

        But that’s just building solid life skills. I mean, could you imagine if one of your kids told me “walking past the candy aisle is too hard to say no to”? We’d never accept that, right?

        Yes, I’m sure it’s easier to have everything prepared for you. But that’s life. There are a lot of ways us norms can make it easier. Amazon Fresh or the numerous grocery services. Planning and prepping meals so it’s not a huge chore to get it going in the afternoon.

  23. Alexandria says:

    Yea I’m also superficially envious of tall ladies like Blake and Kate looking cute pregnant. I am short and assume I will just become a balloon. Life eh. I need legs! Of course if baby is healthy (if I ever get pregnant) nothing else matters.

  24. Fruitsaladmorning says:

    She also got home delivered meals and they looked amazing. It’s easy to lose weight when you have a big budget for gourmet meals you didn’t cook yourself and top trainers.

    • Felicia says:

      I don’t think it matters all that much whether or not she cooked herself or whether she hired a personal trainer either. It still takes discipline to not, for example, order in pizza because you’re craving it. Or send the maid out for a M&Ms run, with a side order of Ben and Jerry’s. Or eat what your husband is eating, because he’s not trying to lose weight. And personal trainer or not, you still have to put the work in. And not cancel when you’re feeling lazy. Or as a friend of mine did, not talk said personal trainer into going for a coffee first and then dragging it out long enough that your time is up.

      You can’t buy motivation and willpower.

  25. harla says:

    I’m still struggling to lose the baby weight…my youngest just turned 30 :(

  26. Laura-j says:

    Good for her! Sounds like she did it in a healthy way