Miranda Lambert opens up about life, love and weight loss

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Miranda Lambert Talks Weight Loss

Miranda Lambert debuted a new bod on the cover of Marie Claire and opened up about her weight loss.

The 31-year-old dropped 20 pounds and a dress size last year. She told the magazine, "When you have to walk out there in front of thousands of people, it does feel good to know that your sh*t's not jiggling."

But the musician admitted her road to weight loss wasn't so feel-good.

"I'm just like anybody else, insecure and scared of looking bad or being criticized. But everybody's making this big, giant thing about it. It's way too much focus on women's bikini photos, and I hate it. Why do we care? I want women to love themselves, whatever they've got going on."

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NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 02: Recording Artist Miranda Lambert attends the 2014 CMT Artists Of The Year at Nashville Symphony Hall on December 2, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for CMT)
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Miranda Lambert accepts the female vocalist of the year award on stage at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
Miranda Lambert, left, and Meghan Trainor perform on stage at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 02: Miranda Lambert performs at the 2014 CMT Artists Of The Year at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on December 2, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Singers Blake Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert attends the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert attend the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Miranda Lambert attends the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 06: Miranda Lambert attends the 47th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 6, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Sara Kauss/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 06: Miranda Lambert attends the 47th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 6, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Sara Kauss/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton attend the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Miranda Lambert attends the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 09: Recording artist Miranda Lambert poses in the press room at the 45th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 9, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 09: Miranda Lambert poses with award at the 45th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 9, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 09: Recording artists Blake Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert arrive at the 45th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 9, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 09: Recording artist Miranda Lambert arrives at the 45th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 9, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Miranda Lambert attends the 44th Annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 10: Singer Miranda Lambert attends the 44th Annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
THE 44TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS - RED CARPET ARRIVALS - 'The 44th Annual CMA Awards' will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Andrew Walker/ABC via Getty Images) BLAKE SHELTON, MIRANDA LAMBERT
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 11: Singer Miranda Lambert arrives at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 11: Singer Miranda Lambert attends the 43rd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 12: Musician Miranda Lambert attends the 42nd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 12: Musician Miranda Lambert attends the 42nd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 07: Singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert arrives at the 41st Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 7, 2007 in Nashville TN. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 07: Singer Miranda Lambert arrives at the 41st Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 7, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Singer/songwriters Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton arrive at the 41st Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 7, 2007 in Nashville TN. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
Miranda Lambert (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Miranda Lambert attends the 40th Annual CMA Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center November 6, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Miranda Lambert during The 39th Annual CMA Awards - Arrivals at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Miranda Lambert during The 39th Annual CMA Awards - Arrivals at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
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Earlier this year, Miranda told HuffPost Live how she lost the weight, and talked more about what kind of pressures women face in the spot light.

"I just did it the old fashion way, you know, just working out, drinking juice... Good old fashion 'don't eat Cheetos and get moving.' We put it on ourselves a lot -- trying to look the part and be as good as we can and be a good role model and stay in shape and take the criticism when we're not ... Just be who you are. It doesn't matter what size, it's all about who you are on the inside and what you stand for."

You can check out the rest of her interview in Marie Claire next month.

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