Jessica Simpson ‘lost more than 50 pounds with Weight Watchers’ after Maxwell

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Jessica Simpson posted this photo over the weekend – it was her makeup-less date night. I’ll buy that she wasn’t wearing much makeup, but we need to have a conversation about her lips. I looked through her Twitter photos, and I’m now convinced that Jessica is doing the Nicole Kidman-esque lip injections. And they look horrible! Jessica always had full-ish lips, so I don’t get why she needs to give herself duck lips. Anyway, Jessica has a lengthy new interview with USA Today where she’s basically declaring victory in The Great Weight War. Smart – she wraps this up with an infomercial about Weight Watchers (thus, fulfilling her contract), but I get the feeling that she’s pretty much over all things WW. Some highlights from the piece:

She was “constantly hungry” with her first pregnancy: “With Maxwell, I vegged out and laid around. I knew I didn’t have to watch what I was eating for the first time in my life. I kind of let loose, and I gained a lot.” Simpson says she lost more than 50 pounds on Weight Watchers after Maxwell was born. She’s 5-foot-3. Weight Watchers tells members that a healthy weight range for a person of her height is 113 to 141 pounds. When she got pregnant for a second time, Simpson says she gained “what a normal pregnant woman would gain. I did put on a good amount with Ace,” but she won’t give the exact number.

During the second pregnancy: She kept exercising, working with her personal trainer three times a week and going on “walks with Eric, my almost-husband. I tried to get 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. I wasn’t trying to lose weight. I didn’t mind gaining weight.” When the doctor gave her the OK after Ace was born, Simpson says, “I jumped back on Weight Watchers.”

After Ace, she began WW’s new Simple Start plan: It’s a two-week program that doesn’t require people to count points. It provides a shopping list and menu of options for meals and snacks, as well as splurges such as a glass of wine or serving of ice cream. The plan is based on studies that indicate that weight loss during the first month of dieting is very predictive of both short- and long-term weight-loss success, says Gary Foster, co-chief scientific officer for Weight Watchers. “I saw the results really quickly,” Simpson says, and then she went back to the PointsPlus program.

She doesn’t really cook though: As far as preparing the family meals, Simpson says she has “somebody who comes in and helps out. I do want to make sure I stick with the right recipes, and obviously my schedule is a little jampacked.” She describes herself as “an OK cook. I’m not one of the best. Eric is really good at chopping vegetables. I’m not good at chopping.”

Exercise: One day recently, she walked 18,000 steps. “With both kids, I’m running up and down my stairs a million times. Kids can keep your metabolism going. Eric and I go on walks together. I try and walk about 4 miles a day consistently. It makes me feel better.” Exercise helps her “with all the hormones I have to deal with. Working out and being active overall makes me a happier person to be around. I let out so much more anxiety if I go out and walk and talk to Eric, who is basically my therapist on our walks.” She is also working with personal trainer Harley Pasternak four days a week for 45 minutes. “It’s a lot of resistance training, lots of lunges and squats. There are bursts of cardio throughout the workout as well.”

Dealing with criticism about her weight: Simpson is on a mission “to be the best version of myself and to feel great. I want to be a great mom and a great example to my kids….People are going to talk about this no matter what. I might as well choose to live a healthy lifestyle. It does get old having people harping on how much you weigh or your body after pregnancy. I need to feel comfortable in my own skin. People are going to pick me apart no matter what I do. I’m always going to have critics out there who will make a story out of something.”

[From USA Today]

She also says that she’s planning her wedding and looking at sketches for the dress – God knows when it’s going to go down. I kind of hoped she would do something low-key, perhaps a destination wedding, but I really have no idea these days. She’s also asked about whether she would get knocked up again, and she says: “I can’t even think about being pregnant again right now… but I would never say never.” Lord. She’s going to get knocked up again, I can feel it.

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Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and Jessica’s Twitter.

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  1. Lindy79 says:

    The queen of “duckface” is really trying to convince people that she lost the weight only through WW…ok then.

    • Bubbles says:

      She is so frickin dumb, isn’t she? Why people consider stupidity cute is beyond me. And anyone older than 13 doing a duckface is a moron.

      • IdontThinkSoTim says:

        LMAO!!!!! Amen!!!!!! i’d love to add the caption “got milk?” in the last pic, she looks like she’s got a ‘milk mustache’…that’s how bad them sausages look on her…i was enjoying so much not seeing posts about her for a while.
        Those are “punch me” lips…yuck!

      • teg says:

        +100,000,000,000

      • Petee says:

        She needs to stop plumping up that upper lip.It look’s really bad.I saw some pictures a few months ago and they were even bigger.At least they have gone down.

  2. Dawn says:

    So yes I do believe her because from what I saw I think she gained more than 50 pounds with her first child and then was pregnant again so fast. I hate the duck face so much but I hardly think Jess is the queen of the duck face I think that honor goes to someone else and all her sisters.

  3. Hannah says:

    She’s had those ridiculous lips for a lot of years. And they do look even sillier by making that face.

    • emmie_a says:

      She hasn’t had those lips for a lot of years…. She did something to enhance them after the birth of her last child.

      • Hannah says:

        There a plenty of pictures of her going back at least 5 years where you can tell she’s had injections. Certainly when she was with John Mayer (and looked like a complete tranny).

      • msw says:

        You don’t have to slueth it out. She admitted to getting Restalyn injections and said she regretted it… She should have stuck to that.

  4. Sam says:

    The sad thing is that she’s become predominantly known for being 1.) pregnant and 2.) on a diet. She has a really impressive voice and could probably still eek out a music career, but she’s sort of allowed herself to become a punchline. She did something that millions of women do in pregnancy – she let her hunger get ahead of her and gained a lot of weight. It happens. What turned me off was the Tour of Constant Apology that followed. I also couldn’t shake the feeling that the gain was at least partly intentional. If she had been reasonable and gained only 30 pounds, then she wouldn’t be able to say she lost 50 pounds on WW.

    • Meaghan says:

      I read somewhere recently that she doesn’t want to do the actress/musician thing anymore, she is happy behind the scenes with her other companies. And I highly doubt her weight gain was intentional, I think she just loved not having to watch what she eats because of photoshoots. I can’t imagine having to diet all the time my entire life, if I had the chance to not do it I would have ballooned out for sure.

    • Grant says:

      She’s also known for her incredibly accessible (and lucrative) fashion line. I know so many girls who swear by her shoes for both comfort and aesthetic appeal. She actually does have a pretty crazy set of lungs on her too. I remember a performance of Lady Marmalade she did with Patti LaBelle and Cyndi Lauper at VH1 Divas one year. Much to my surprise, she really kept up and hit some crazy notes herself.

      • Sam says:

        I personally don’t consider the fashion line “her’s.” Apparantly, she isn’t much involved in it. Almost all the money she’s acquired comes from licensing. She basically gets paid to let the people who actually design and market the clothes use her name and likeness. Plenty of stars do that, it’s not rare. But from the articles floating around out there, it seems like she has very little creative input or sway over the company.

    • Hautie says:

      Get prepared… I got something on my mind…

      Years ago… there was a VH1 show (Behind the Music??) that Jessica was the topic. And her Mother was interviewed. What stuck with me all these years, was some things her Mother said, in that interview.

      That when Jessica was being basically groomed for stardom, by the record company. She weighed all of maybe 110-115 pounds. The record company made it clear that Jessica had to lose weight. She needed a six pack. She needed to have that hard lean look to be successful.

      Her Mother freaked a bit.

      Because Jessica was already a thin girl.

      But Jessica got put on a extreme diet and exercise program. To get that hard lean look, that the record company demanded. That Jessica spent probably the first three-four years of her career in the main stream, going to bed hungry.

      (Then she had to do that extreme diet for that Dukes of Hazzard movie too.)

      So think about it. She had been on a some kind of crazy diet for at least a decade. People constantly telling her she is fat. When obviously she wasn’t. So the first time she was allowed to eat what she wanted. She went over board.

      And I believe she never intended to gain all that weight with Maxwell. As much as it was the first time in a decade, she got to eat without guilt.

      Then the viscous cycle started again. This time with every tabloid fat shaming her, trying to give her a new eating disorder.

      Think about it. No one talks about anything else when it comes to her. She knows it. And realizes that is all anyone wants to talk about.

      “Hey Jessica how fat are you still?!? When you gonna lose that weight??”

      So she knows it. I can’t recall any interview about her not starting off about her weight. She has now been groomed to it. She knows no one wants to talk about anything else.

      I don’t believe for one moment, Jessica willingly did this Weight Watchers contract/PR thing of her own free will. So now she somehow became the poster girl for “fat”. For the love of all things holy. The girl is not remotely fat.

      I couldn’t take it. I would have already told someone/everyone to kiss my fat ass. And get out of my face with this non sense. :)

      • Not says:

        ur like the (t)AUNTIE, she needs, to tell HER like it is!

      • ya says:

        ya – completely agree – great comment.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Wow, Hautie. It really makes a powerful picture when you think of the fact that she has been hearing that all of her post-pubescent life. I think I remember hearing those stories, but I didn’t put it together like that. Thanks for your post!

      • DrM says:

        ^This! It isn’t a ”decision” JS made to concentrate on the fat/thin dichotomy. Its been foisted on her from a very young age, skinny is ALL that is important. And judging by some of the comments on this thread it is for a lot of the commentators as well. And I think she’s handled it very well. I would also be on the f***k you bandwagon if I’d had to put with this garbage for more than a decade. And she’s made a shed load of money at the same time. I laugh when people talk about how ”dumb” she is. She isn’t. JS has taken a very difficult situation and turned it to her advantage. Which is something given the very personal and at times personally insulting context of that situation not many people could do.

  5. Holly says:

    She looks great. Good for her, and I’m glad that she’s feeling healthy.

  6. Josephine says:

    And she wonders why people talk about her weight? Seems to me that it keeps her visible and she makes money from it.

  7. Penelope says:

    She looks so fresh and lovely without makeup–she really is a natural beauty.

  8. Jessica says:

    So Jessica refers to Eric as “My Almost Husband”? What is that supposed to mean? Either get married OR end The “Engagement”. There is absolutely NO reason for Jessica to be engaged for 3 years. She’s not some poor struggling college student who can’t afford a wedding etc.

    It’s doubtful it’s Jessica dragging her feet about the wedding. Eric supposedly does not want to sign a prenup and according to ROL, Jessica wants to move out of L.A. but she will not because Eric loves golf and all of his friends are there.

    At this point, Why would Eric want to marry Jessica? He gets free sex, he gets to live in her huge house, he gets access to his kids, he gets to go on vacation on her dime. He does not have to work etc.

    Jessica is frikkin dumb if she wants to marry this loser. But she’s desperate and pathetic so I’d expect nothing less from her.

    • JALorden says:

      Desperate and pathetic… Please, she’s rich and will continue to be rich and she finally has the gorgeous babies she’s always wanted, plus a handsome man to drag around with her. Marriage doesn’t mean shit. She seems perfectly happy with it.

      • Jessica says:

        Ummm…… Jessica has made it VERY clear that she wants to be married. I doubt she’s really all that happy that she’s not married yet.

        She constantly refers to Eric as “her future husband” Would Be husband” “My almost husband” so It’s pretty safe to say she wants to be married.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Jessica, does Simpson want to simply be married…or be a thin bride? I read in another article with her, when asked why she wasn’t married yet, she answered something like “because I keep having babies!”

    • bondbabe says:

      Who died and made you the Queen of Engagements?

      Lighten up Francis! And “My Almost Husband” is probably just a pet name/silly moniker. (Wow…your panties are in such a bunch, they are officially a thong!!)

      • I have nothing in particular to say about J. Simp, other than I wish she’d lay off the lip injections, but “Lighten up, Francis!” wins the internet for me today. Love a good reference from a good movie. :-)

    • Tiffany :) says:

      LOL at “he gets free sex”.

      Just maybe, as a normal adult female, Jessica gets something out of their sex life as well? Its not a gift, its an interaction.

    • JessicaC says:

      “He gets free sex, he gets to live in her huge house, he gets access to his kids, he gets to go on vacation on her dime. He does not have to work etc.”

      You could say the same thing about A LOT of woman who date/marry rich men, so why would those rich men want to marry those women? Do you say they are dumb and blind and shouldn’t put up women who lay about and don’t work?

      I think it’s sexist to criticize Jessica and Eric, or any rich woman/non-working man when rich men/non-working women don’t get criticized.

  9. Erinn says:

    I don’t care how long they’re engaged. I don’t care if he doesn’t do much. I don’t care about her weight. If they’re happy, let them be happy. Honestly, after the last couple weeks from hell I’ve had at work, I’d love to just be moderately content right about now. To hate on them for being so seemingly happy with the way things are, just seems pointless, and kind of tasteless.

  10. Mauibound says:

    No pre nup, no marriage I would make it as simple as that. Plus it can be written so he’s not left destitute. He’s just K- feding. I really hope someone makes her see that.

    • Jessica says:

      She’s too dumb to see it because she wants to be married SO badly. He’s just using her for whatever he can get out of her.

      Your right, He is K-feding.

      It’s quite sad really.

  11. Inconceivable! says:

    She’s the only person I can think of that did a Weight Watchers commercial from only the neck up.

  12. Elise says:

    -A cook who comes in, plans meals, preps and cooks food according to WW’s plan = biggest stress and time saver EVER! Ever.
    -Lots of babysitting help (she has admitted this)
    -Fiance who is around during the day to help out with kids, hang out, exercise with you
    -Time (and babysitting help) to walk four miles a day
    -Time and $ (and babysitting help) to have a trainer four days/week

    You know, I like Jess. But this just isn’t realistic for most new moms. Last year I read a long document (on TMZ or Radar) detailing her personal chef’s menu plan, down to the WW points, all done for her. I was struggling to lose all my baby weight at the time, so it was fascinating/depressing. Why not find a mom who does it on her own and pay her as a spokesperson? Also – your worth as a woman and a mother doesn’t depend entirely on your weight! Jeez.

    • Green Girl says:

      I wish they’d find an average Jane, too. Then again, people are more likely to be drawn in to and remember how much weight a celebrity has lost through a particular program.

  13. mel2 says:

    I know I am in the minority but she is filthy rich due to her fashion line, so stop hating people.

  14. Maggie says:

    She looks better without make-up. Not many can say that!

  15. shannon says:

    she’s admitted to lip injections in the past, but you can def. tell she’s had some recently as well. It’s a shame, b/c Jess is a naturally pretty girl just like Kardashian, however, immensely more likeable than anyone from the K clan.

    • bondbabe says:

      I wish they’d stop contorting their mouths with the “prune” pose (a la Mary-Kate/Ashley Olson schtick)—that mouth pose makes them look like they’re trying to take a dump or something.

  16. Debbie says:

    Forget the duck lips, let’s talk about the new head she’s growing in pic #3! Jess. Do you *know* how hard it is to find shirts to accommodate a second head? Not to mention wedding dresses.

  17. meh says:

    LOL @ her “jampacked” schedule. I guess getting your lips plumped and then taking selfies takes up an awful lot of time.

    • msw says:

      Uh, how do you know how busy she is? She has a big fashion line. I know I barely feel like I have time to cook with a baby and a six year old, let alone two toddlers.

    • Josephine says:

      I agree with you, meh. She doesn’t have job these days, and msw, she isn’t involved in the day to day business of the clothing company. She licenses her name. Losing weight is her job, and she’s focused on that. And selfies.

  18. Moi says:

    She really is a beautiful girl. And I could care less how much she weighs. That skin, gorgeous! And I think she simply has no filter, but she’s not stupid IMO.