Simpson Thought She'd Be Skinny Once Baby Was Out

Jessica shares her unconventional weight-loss beliefs

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 5, 2012 8:53 AM CDT | Updated Sep 5, 2012 10:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – The latest fun quote from Jessica "Is tuna chicken?" Simpson: She gained a bit more than 10 pounds while pregnant with daughter Maxwell Drew, and says she "didn't realize [the weight] didn't all come off with the baby." The 5'4" star won't say how much weight she gained: She claims she weighed 170 pounds when she posed for Elle a few months before the birth, but little Maxi accounted for only 9 pounds, 13 ounces, of that. So now it's time for the newest celebrity Weight Watchers spokesperson to buckle down—and start appearing in ads for the weight-loss program next week, USA Today reports.

Weight Watchers just wants her "to be healthy," Simpson says. Though she doesn't have a specific goal, Weight Watchers' healthy weight range for her height is between 117 and 146 pounds. She attributes her pregnancy weight gain to the fact that she was "constantly hungry" and allowed herself to "indulge in everything I wanted because it was the first time I was ever pregnant, and I wanted to enjoy it." Now, she's been losing weight "every single week," she says. For exercise, she works out with a trainer and walks—because, she explains, "my boobs are way too big to run at this point."

This magazine cover image released by People shows singer Jessica Simpson holding her daughter Maxwell Drew Johnston on the cover of the June 11, 2012 issue of People.   (AP Photo/People)
In this Nov. 29, 2011 file photo, singer Jessica Simpson poses at the 25th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.   (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)
In a April 26, 2011 file photo, Jessica Simpson poses at Us Weekly's Annual Hot Hollywood Style Issue event in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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