Pregnant Bethenny Frankel: Taping Housewives Without Booze Was an "Achievement"

Celebrity Moms Feb. 25, 2010 AT 6:17PM
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Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel says her pregnancy has not been "too hard."

Except for one thing.

"Shooting this season without alcohol was a real achievement. It was like being in the desert without water," Frankel, 39, joked to UsMagazine.com at a screening party for their Bravo show (premieres March 4) at Tenjune in New York City Wednesday night.

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The reality star -- who is about 6-and-a-half-months along -- says she really missed her signature "Skinny Girl" martinis. (Which she features in her book, Naturally Thin.)

"But now I have all these delusions that I will continue my sobriety forever," she quipped.

Still Frankel, who is engaged to businessman Jason Hoppy, told Us she "loves being pregnant."

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Her stay-fit plan includes "doing yoga 2 to 3 times per week for about an hour each time.

"I'm really eating what I want. Like my book says, your diet's a bank account, but it's just a bigger bank account now," she continues. "And most people either go off the rails and gain 85 pounds, or they're terrified of gaining weight and they get psycho. You've got to be right down the middle. So now I'm writing a book about naturally fit pregnancy. "

She's also "rushed" planning her wedding to Hoppy, which she says will happen "very, very soon."

Hoppy "hasn't really had a say" about the event, which Frankel describes as "not huge crazy, but not teeny tiny. It'll fit my personality to a tee."

One person who may not be there: Housewives co-star Jill Zarin.

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"There are a lot of cracks in the foundation of our relationship," Frankel sniped. "The list isn't done yet."

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