Mom-of-two Jessica Simpson opens up about her “very scary” pregnancy weight gain and subsequent postpartum weight loss in a new interview with MomFeeds. After the May 1, 2012 birth of daughter Maxwell, the singer-entrepreneur lost 70 lbs. with the help of Weight Watchers, only to learn she was pregnant with her second child.
Now, four months after the birth of son Ace, she’s once again a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. “When I had Maxwell I gained a lot of weight. More than I thought I would,” Jessica shares. ”And when it came time to try to take it off, it felt overwhelming. Stepping on the scale and seeing that number was really scary.”
She adds: “With a toddler on the run and an infant to look after. I knew I needed a plan that’s simple and fits into my life, along with the support that’s so important to my success. I know Weight Watchers works, so I got on the plan again.”
So far, the fashion mogul, 33, feels pretty good about her progress. “I’m a lot more confident this time around,” she shares.
“With Maxwell I didn’t think about the weight I was gaining, and the first time I stepped on a scale and looked at the number…I mean, that wasn’t a number I had ever even considered…and I was faced with a pretty serious truth,” Jessica continues. “But since I had already done Weight Watchers, I didn’t put on as much weight with Ace and I just know a lot more now.”
And she gets by with a little help from her friends.
“Most of the women in my group have been my friends for years,” she says. “Not only are we very close, but we’re also all going through some of the same things in our lives. It makes it hard to not be accountable for what you’re doing.”
It sounds like fiancé Eric Johnson is a great support as well. “The great thing about Eric is that when he played football, he was always conscious of his weight and either gaining or losing, so he knows what it’s like and he’s helpful,” she says. “Plus, he loves me and always makes me feel beautiful…so he’s awesome.”