All anyone can talk about these days with poor Jessica Simpson is whether or not she’s going to lose her baby weight fast enough for her weight-loss-sponsors, Weight Watchers. I honestly feel bad for the girl. I gained 45 pounds with my first son, and I cannot imagine having someone (let alone a corporation) breathing down my neck about my weight loss. Okay so I may have held onto all that weight – and had another baby, but who’s counting?
Anyway – rumor has it Weight Watchers has given Jessica Simpson 5 months to lose 50 pounds. Of course Jessica denies this, tweeting, “Just so everyone knows…Weight Watchers hasn’t put ANY pressure on me! I’m trying to be as healthy as I can be for myself and I feel great!” But of course they are, aren’t they? I’m sure they ARE putting pressure on her to lose weight. They’ve promised her $3 million dollars if she can pull it off! US Weekly is now reporting that unless she loses 20 pounds by the end of August, they’re not paying up.
The scale has spoken – and it doesn’t have any good news for Jessica Simpson. A source tells Hot Stuff that Jessica learned at her first Weight Watchers weigh-in – a few weeks after the May 1 birth of daughter Maxwell – she had gained 70 pounds. Luckily, Jessica has $4 million worth of motivation to shed them.
Her contract requires a 20 to 30 pound loss by the end of August or no payday, says a source. But it won’t be easy.
“Jessica has always had issues with junk food,” says a Simpson pal. So Jessica has called in reinforcements: She enlisted her mom, Tina, and a few pals to do the program “to help keep herself in check,” says the insider. Simpson, who plans to breastfeed through July, also ditched her beloved high-calorie margaritas, adds the source. “She had a few drinks postpregnancy, but then stopped.”
I don’t know many moms who DIDN’T make it through those first couple weeks (months) without having a drink. After you have a child is probably one of the most stressful times in a woman’s life, I don’t judge any woman for having a cocktail or two. When I had my first son 12 years ago, my doctor told me as long as I “pumped and dumped” after a couple glasses of wine, then it would be totally fine. Now that my sister and friends are having children later than I did, I’m finding that the “pump and dump” theory isn’t as accepted as it used to be.
What do you think – should a breastfeeding mother abstain from alcohol? Or does the poor woman deserve a cocktail or two?
In case you missed it, here’s her baby girl, Maxwell Drew!
Posted Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 7:07am
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