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Mariah Carey's waist is her high school size

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2008, 13:07 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive] London (ANI): Hip-hop princess Mariah Carey reveals that she can still fit into her high school jeans. Carey, who has shed two stone, feels that she cannot be any happier now that she is the same size as she used to be when she was 16-years-old. "My jean size went down to my 10th grade size. I got tired of people telling me: 'You need to lose weight.' That's what inspired me," the Sun quoted her as saying.

"For me, it's not about a number on a scale. It's not about necessarily even a size. It's about feeling good and being comfortable in your own skin. Right now, I feel really great. I feel better than I've ever felt," she added. The new Carey revealed to US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey, how a French diet and a fitness guru helped her lose the unwanted pounds.

[an error occurred while processing this directive] She even invited Oprah's cameras to film her punishing get-fit routine with trainer Patricia as she went through stretches and exercises in a pool. She gave the show access to the kitchen at her luxury New York apartment to see where her healthy meals are prepared.

Mariah also revealed she found it most difficult to give up her favourite meal, macaroni and cheese. "It broke my heart. That's the thing that I have difficulty letting go of because that's comfort food. So basically I'm uncomfortable," she added.

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