In the recent couple years, Jessica Simpson has been the focus of mean-spirited gossip surrounding the substantial weight gain following her pregnancies. Any woman can tell you, when you’ve been pregnant for the largest part of two years in a row (Jessica and fiance Eric Johnson, former NFL tight end, have two children together), your body has a hard time rebounding. Jessica Simpson’s daughter, Maxwell, is only 14 months older than son, Ace. Simpson said in an interview with Good Morning America in January that while pregnant, she didn’t worry about gaining pounds. “I just let myself have whatever I wanted. It wasn’t about weight gain to me.” It is so refreshing to hear something like this from the celebrity world!
Jessica Simpson goes on to say that with the second pregnancy she did eat a little healthier, thanks to the experience she gained with Weight Watchers. Though she is a paid spokesperson for the company, Simpson says she believes in it with all her heart. “It’s a lifestyle,” Jessica says. “I’ve tried so many different diets, and you know, you can only stick to something for so long and I feel like with Weight Watchers, it just becomes a part of who you are.” Paid position aside, it is clear to see that Jessica Simpson has benefited from exercise along with her Weight Watchers plan. The lovely star has dropped more than 50 pounds of baby weight, not an easy feat for any person.
On April 13, Jessica Simpson stepped out to let the world see just how her body has transformed. Simpson attended the John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit in West Hollywood. Varvatos hoped to raise 1.3 million dollars for the Stuart House, a program at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center rape treatment center for sexually abused children. Says Jessica, “It’s basically just a place where people can come and feel safe.”
After having achieved her weight loss goal, Jessica Simpson plans to stay fit and healthy. Along with Weight Watchers, Jessica involves her family in her workouts. “With both kids, I’m running up and down my stairs a million times,” says Simpson. “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.”
The bright smile on her face is proof that her words are true. Jessica Simpson is a ray of sunshine and hope to all women who struggle with losing extra pounds. It really can be done!
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