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Jessica Simpson Source Announces Second Pregnancy

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Jessica Simpson, whose daughter Maxwell Drew is just 7 months old, may be pregnant again, US Weekly reported this morning.

“It definitely wasn’t planned. But yes, Jessica is pregnant again,” a source told the magazine, although Simpson’s representative had no comment.  Simpson and her fiance, Eric Johnson, welcomed their daughter May 1, and Simpson had been in the limelight as a spokesperson for Weight Watchers as she reportedly shed 70 pounds of baby weight.

Image: Jessica Simpson, via K2 images / Shutterstock.com

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Jessica Simpson Reveals Post-Baby Body After Weight Struggle

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

On the premiere episode of Katie Couric’s new talk show Katie, singer and fashion designer Jessica Simpson revealed her post-baby body for the first time since she disclosed that she was struggling to lose pregnancy weight and seeking help from Weight Watchers–and is now a spokesperson for the company–to shed the pounds.

On the show, Simpson disclosed that she’s lost more than 40 pounds, and that she is 10 pounds from her pre-pregnancy weight.  Simpson’s daughter Maxwell Drew was born May 1.

PEOPLE.com has more:

A new outlook on food has helped.

“The only fish I ever ate was a fish stick,” Simpson says, adding that she also loved chips, guacamole and queso. “Now I’m trying to eat fish.”

She adds, “I definitely don’t pick up the magazines. I definitely don’t Google my name. I try to avoid it completely. But I subconsciously know the talk is going on. Every day it’s a struggle for me. Weight Watchers is not intimidating. It’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle.”

Simpson, who admits she “put on more baby weight than I was planning,” isn’t ashamed of her former body.

“I have to separate myself from the world’s expectations,” she says. “I have to look inside myself. I want to be a role model.”

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Jessica Simpson Describes Post-Baby Weight Struggle

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Singer, fashion designer, and television personality Jessica Simpson told USA Today that while she was pregnant with her baby daughter Maxwell Drew, she had a “big appetite” and gave in to frequent cravings for macaroni and cheese.

“I let myself indulge in everything I wanted because it was the first time I was ever pregnant, and I wanted to enjoy it,” she said. “I wanted to be happy and eat what I wanted.”

Simpson said she didn’t know the extra pounds wouldn’t “all come off with the baby.” Baby Maxwell was born on May 1 to Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson, a former NFL player. ”I’m not a supermodel,” Simpson told USA Today. “My body is not bouncing back like a supermodel.”

To shed the weight, Simpson has been following Weight Watchers, and just announced that she’s a spokeswoman for the program. She holds Weight Watchers meetings at her home with her mom and a group of about 14 friends. “It’s nice to do it together and motivate each other,” she said.

Simpson didn’t reveal her starting weight, but said “I’ve lost weight every single week.” In addition to watching what she eats, Simpson is walking about an hour a day and wearing a pedometer to count her steps. She’s also doing brief muscle-toning workouts with a personal trainer several times a week.

“My weight has always been something that people like to comment on. I’ve gotten used to it,” Simpson told USA Today. She added: “Nobody wants to talk about their weight. For me, I have had to come to a place where I am comfortable with myself. I’m a mom now, and get to be a role model for this beautiful little girl.”

 

Image: Jessica Simpson via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com.

 

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Vogue’s Controversial Child Dieting Essay to Become Book

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The article in which mom Dara-Lynn Weiss writes about putting her 7-year-old daughter on a rigorous diet has garnered enough attention, outrage, and reaction that it will be expanded into a book, The Huffington Post reports.  The article, which was featured in the April issue of Vogue magazine, chronicles Weiss’ decision that her daughter, Bea, needed to lose weight through a the child-focused “Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right” program founded by Dr. Joanna Dolgoff.

Few are debating whether Weiss was wrong to worry about Bea’s weight problem–the girl was reportedly in the 99th percentile for weight at 93 lbs and just under 4 and a half feet tall, and childhood obesity affects an estimated 17 percent of American kids and comes with health risks including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  And Dolgoff’s program, which is similar to Weight Watchers in its approach to healthy eating, has had much success and little controversy.

The firestorm around the article has more to do with the specific methodology Weiss employed, including publicly chastising Bea for making unhealthy food choices, withholding her dinner, and pouring a high-calorie Starbuck’s hot chocolate into the garbage in anger.

The book, MediaBistro.com reports, is tentatively titled “The Heavy.”

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