MARIAH CAREY gushed about how she lost 70 lbs. of baby weight in seven months when she went on ROSIE O’DONNEL‘s show to display what husband Nick Cannon likes to call her “1990′s body.”

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The diva made her first public appearance on a talk show since the birth of her babies riding a crescent moon that was lowered unto the stage, diva-style…it didn’t miss the attention of celebrity gossip websites that she was wearing a skin-tight black mini-skirt and cleavage-baring leather jacket to go with her new post-baby body…

It seems Nick Cannon had every right to be excited. Behold his pre-adolescent dreams made flesh!

The 42-year-old first-time mother of twins told Rosie her new body was all the work of a strict diet and exercise, although she did admit the exercise came much, much later due to the C-section she had to birth the twins in April.

“In the beginning, when I first had the babies, I had so much edema … water and swelling. Most pregnant woman have that just in their feet,”

Carey explained.

“One day I was doing my thank-you notes and I noticed it started rising up the leg, so I had edema. … I didn’t think I would ever be the same person.”

But Mariah embarked on her Jenny (Craig) diet where she lost a good portion of the water that was causing the edema.

“The first week, I lost 40 lbs. … of just water. It was just water, initially. When I started with the program, I lost at least 30 lbs. of weight that needed to be lost.”

Still, she admits she carries one “bad” habit to this day: she never weighs herself.

“I never weighed myself. People will think I’m a liar but it’s true. This is another cliché phrase, I’m a big boned girl … I’m tall and so I always weigh more.”

So Mariah goes by dress size instead.

“I would tend to go, ‘Does this size dress fit me that I wore three years ago? I’m good, let’s go.’ I would go by what it looked like, how I felt.”

Hey now, Mariah Carey was able to do it, thereby sending her husband into throes of lust and adoration. Maybe it’s time we get started on that fitness regimen, too.

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