July 26th, 2013
05:33 PM ET
The 33-year-old actress, who just wrapped filming for the Kickstarter-funded "Veronica Mars" movie, tweeted Friday that she's "proud to sit out of the baby weight rat race."
Bell shared a link to a Huffington Post article about her photo shoot for Redbook magazine's September issue, which was taken 11 weeks after the actress welcomed her daughter, Lincoln, with her fiancé, Dax Shepard, in March.
The magazine's editor-in-chief, Jill Herzig, writes that Bell told them she was about 15 pounds heavier than her pre-pregnancy weight when she posed for the cover shot - and that was A-OK with her. The star said that she'd like to return to her pre-baby size, but that she could also accept her body as it is if that doesn't happen.
"If this is where my body wants to be, so be it," Bell told Redbook. "I'm not going to make myself miserable for the rest of my life trying to get back to where I was before."
On Twitter Friday, Bell said she appreciates what she calls her "Lincoln Leftovers."
"I like my Lincoln Leftovers because they're proof I did something extraordinary," she tweeted. "I gave life to my new BFF & she gave me a comical amount of midsection skin."
As Bell told CNN at San Diego Comic-Con, motherhood has being nothing short of amazing.
"She's my best friend," Bell said of daughter Lincoln. "She's 3½ months. Laying there is extremely cute to me. It's ecstasy for me."
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