April 15th, 2011
03:42 PM ET
Kimora Lee Simmons has indeed lost 25 pounds within the past year, but she’d like you to know that she did it in a healthy way.
Although reports spread quoting the 35-year-old saying that she lost the weight by not eating and subsisting on items like smoothies and protein bars, Simmons says in a blog post on her site that that’s not the whole story.
Those reports "led people to believe that I shed 25 lbs by not eating, which is completely ridiculous” Simmons writes. “I am a mother of three young children, two of whom are girls and I’m trying to raise them with a healthy body image. It’s taken me almost a year to lose close to 25 lbs and I did it through healthy diet and exercise.”
After all, she goes on, it's not like she's "one of those 'superstar moms'" who swiftly dropped her baby weight. Simmons' son with Djimon Hounsou, Kenzo, was born in 2009. She's also mom to daughters Aoki Lee and Ming Lee, whom she had with her ex, Russell Simmons.
"I’m upset about the innuendo because I just can’t win," Simmons writes. "In the past year there have been numerous rumors about my weight — first I was attacked for being a size 10, now I’m anorexic?"
The former model says that while she may be "a bit smaller," she's "still curvy and 100% healthy and proud of my body and the time it has taken me to undergo this personal journey for myself."
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