The former Sabrina, The Teenage Witch star tells the magazine that it took her over a year of hard work and healthy eating to shed 42lbs of post-pregnancy weight and get down to her new 113lb figure.
“It didn’t happen by magic – it was as hard for me as it would be for anyone else,” she says.
“She finally took the time to take care of herself. I’m blown away by how amazing she looks,” praises Jaime, who is mom to son Dezi, 2.
What prompted Melissa to get into such great shape? In part it was her mom Paula, who has 7 kids and “is tiny!”
“I realized I didn’t have to be heavy just because I have kids,” Melissa tells People.
Melissa, who admits to reading blogs criticizing her weight, says she feels “amazing” now. “Everyone still thinks I’m huge,” the 33-year-old reveals. “But I’m not anymore!”