Jessica Simpson: Did you lose all the baby weight between close pregnancies?

US Weekly is reporting that Jessica Simpson’s Weight Watchers deal is in jeopardy if she is really pregnant again just seven months after giving birth to her daughter.

From the US Weekly website:

“In the Dec. 17 issue of Us Weekly (on stands Friday), a source says execs are livid that their new spokeswoman, 32, got pregnant just seven months after welcoming daughter Maxwell. “They’re furious at Jessica,” says the source of the star, who has a $4 million deal to shed to the pounds.”

“The source adds, “She was already on thin ice with them since she didn’t lose enough for a the first ad, when they had to shoot from the waist up.’”

“As a result, Simpson’s second campaign — celebrating a 70-pound loss — may not air. “They don’t think it can run,” the source explains. “No one wants to hear about a pregnant woman dieting.” (A Simpson pal counters that the ads will see the light of day: “It was Weight Watchers’ idea to shoot her from the waist up the first time.”)”

So lots of thoughts and questions on this:

1. Why can’t they use the ad campaign and photos of her having lost all that baby weight? Who cares what happens now. She lost about 70 pounds on the Weight Watchers plan. Her weight loss is still valid even if she’s pregnant again. Do you think that’s a problem for her ad campaign of her little to be running while she also photographed as pregnant?

2. If you knew you were going to have close pregnancies (which we don’t know if she planned it or not if she is pregnant) then did you try to lose all your initial baby weight? What’s the plan there if you know you’re going to be pregnant again within a year or two?

3. Is it good to have babies close together? What is a good spacing if close?? Is Jessica in big trouble if these babies are just 16 months apart?

(See Tori Spelling talk about rearing four kids with two babies just 10 months apart!)

My first one was 16 months old when I got pregnant with my second. I had lost all my baby weight by then and he was a surprise. We weren’t trying to have them two years apart but that’s where we ended up. I had four years between my second and third and I think again had lost most of the pregnancy weight.

So what do you think: If Jessica Simpson is pregnant is that a bad deal for Weight Watchers? Are her weight loss and photos unusable? Did you lose all your baby weight between close pregnancies? Is it worth the trouble? What happened if you didn’t?

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Rod

December 6th, 2012
7:12 am

First, I’m assuming she didn’t plan this. I don’t think she would have signed the contract to do all of the weight loss thing if she planned to get pregnant during the length of the contract – if she did plan the pregnancy, then she could be facing a breach of contract (never intending to honor the full contract).

So, if she didn’t plan this and “accidently” (never understood why people claim a pregnancy was an accident – you know biology and what can happen) got pregnant, then Weight Watchers would need to suspend the campaign. There are LOTS of people who would be opposed to a pregnant woman trying to lose weight (or not allow her body to gain all it wants to).

They could try and spin it and show how she was able to lose some weight so that she’d be ready for the second pregnancy, but they could only run that for a couple of months then that campaign would die. They’re not going to blast her in the press (that’s bad PR – blasting a woman because she got pregnant), but their campaign will be a loss.

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Jeff

December 6th, 2012
7:27 am

Wasn’t she on Oprah (or some version of that) not so long ago proclaiming how she liked having curves? I’m confused.

Actually, I’m not confused. It’s a perfect exmaple of why you shouldn’t believe anything that comes out of the mouth of a celebrity.

motherjanegoose

December 6th, 2012
7:58 am

Five years apart for me and yes I did lose my weight; however, I do not care a bit about whether or not Jessica Simpson lost her baby weight nor any other celebrity and their baby weight. That is probably just me. To me, this would be the same as whether I know where they shop for groceries. My life is 180 degrees out ( or more) than a celebrity. Their life is VERY different than mine! That is one thing I do know. Honestly, I am not sure I could even pick her out in a line-up of blonds. Have a great day all!

Mayhem

December 6th, 2012
7:59 am

Really??? Who cares?????

I don’t get a rats butt what these stupid celebrities do or don’t do. It has absolutely NO affect on me.

Trixie

December 6th, 2012
8:10 am

I think Weight Watchers better watch them selves, bashing a woman any woman can be bad for their health. Pregnant woman every where will blast this every which way. Every one knows things happen.

Geez

December 6th, 2012
8:10 am

Agree with @Mayhem — Don’t care. And why does anyone else?

motherjanegoose

December 6th, 2012
8:12 am

Perhaps I am having a BLONDE moment…I cannot even spell it. Before coffee…haha!

RJ

December 6th, 2012
8:15 am

@Rod, my best friend got pregnant at 19 on birth control pills. The doctor told her that they aren’t 100% effective, only abstinence is. I became pregnant using over the counter birth control. Now I have teens and a baby. @Jeff, having curves and being extremely overweight are two different things. Skinny women don’t tend to have curves. But you don’t have to be fat to have them either.

I don’t think the ads should be pulled. She still lost the weight. I have lost most of my pregnancy weight on weight watchers. The program works. I’ve never had kids really close together, but I always think you should lose weight within the first year of having the baby. The longer you wait, the harder it is to take it off.

Mayhem

December 6th, 2012
8:57 am

OK, let’s think about this for a minute……She’s paid MILLIONS to represent WW. However, she has personal trainers, dieticians, nannies and really doesn’t work.

She’s NOT a normal woman. Normal is the woman who has a child, gets 6 weeks of UNPAID maternity leave, then has to return to work, put her child in day care, and figure out how to balance new mommyhood, career and now family. AND lose the baby weight with NO HELP or MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACTS.

Show me a NORMAL woman on WW and then I’ll care.

TaraTall

December 6th, 2012
9:33 am

First 2 kids were 10 YEARS apart so yes, I definitely had lost the weight! Next 2 were 10 MONTHS apart…no weight loss there. Discovered I was pregnant at my postpartum checkup from #2 lol. Next 2 were exactly 13 months apart. I never had the chance to lose the weight between any of the last 3…and it actually took a couple of years before I finally did.

mystery poster

December 6th, 2012
9:40 am

My children were breastfed, I didn’t start menstruating again until my first was 10 months old. Nature’s way of spacing kids.

Mine are 3 years apart, which I’ve always thought was a good distance until that one year I had two in college :-)

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

December 6th, 2012
10:04 am

Hey mystery poster — but that’s not always the way it works. I nursed all three of mine 18 months each and on demand and usually by the third months I always started my period again — The lactation consultant at piedmont always made a huge deal about not counting on breastfeeding as your birth control.

motherjanegoose

December 6th, 2012
10:08 am

@mystery…I have known Moms who got pregnant thinking the same thing. I too breastfed both of mine but they had more than breast milk after a few months.
Check this out: http://www.parenting.com/article/breastfeeding-as-birth-control

mystery poster

December 6th, 2012
10:18 am

I didn’t mean to give the impression that I used breastfeeding as birth control, I didn’t.

Jingle Bells...Batman smells

December 6th, 2012
10:25 am

Since none of us knows how her contract with Weight Watchers reads, our opinions on how WW treats JS are nothing more than that – opinions given with little or no info to support that opinion.

As it relates to weight loss, learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all. Women (and men) who obsess about their looks and always seem to be on a diet most likely have self-confidence and self-respect issues, which is a whole other topic.

Also, acting is a career path, just as accounting and engineering are career paths. Any one of us could have chosen to pursue the acting field. I would think most professionals strive to go as far as they can in their field. Out of the millions of accountants out there, only a small percentage will ever be a CFO. The same goes for acting. Don’t judge JS simply because she’s among the very small percentage of actors and singers who “made it”, any more than you would judge a friend or relative who becomes CEO, CFO, or CIO of a company.

motherjanegoose

December 6th, 2012
10:37 am

@ jingle…I applaud anyone who is a success. Many have worked VERY hard. I simply do not think the average person should try to compare themselves to those at the top of their game. Different worlds, for sure. Some people at the top are more about image than skill and the opposite is also true! I do not look to Hollywood types for advice. That is just me.

who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men

December 6th, 2012
10:54 am

they dumped Tommy Lasorda for putting weight back on too. I guess because his choice was to eat pasta and hers was to get pregnant, people might think that they’re completely in their rights to dump Tommy and be on the hook to Jessica for the $4M.

WW sells skinny. The target those who are overweight who wish to be thin. They advertise it as a long term solution. PAID endorsers must realize that…and I’d be willing to be that it is written into the endorsement contracts that the person will reach and maintain a certain, AGREED UPON, weight for an AGREED period of time.

Jessica is pregnant. She can’t, won’t, and shouldn’t maintain her agreed upon weight for her agreed upon time. And WW shouldn’t pay her the AGREED UPON money since she can’t, won’t, and shouldn’t live up to the terms of her contract.

This isn’t a weight issue..this is a contractual issue.

who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men

December 6th, 2012
10:56 am

actually tommy lasorda was slim fast…but the premise is still the same.

Mayhem

December 6th, 2012
10:59 am

I agree with MJG – I DO NOT look to Hollywood for ANY advice.

OpenEyesCANSee

December 6th, 2012
11:01 am

“Celebrities” who are BIG AS A HOUSE one day and a mere TWO MONTHS LATER svelte as you ever wanna see – all because of WW, “exercise”, “personal trainers”, etc Yeah, that’s real believable. Funny how doctors, lipo and those things are NEVER mentioned. What a farce.

who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men

December 6th, 2012
11:05 am

“1. Why can’t they use the ad campaign and photos of her having lost all that baby weight? Who cares what happens now. She lost about 70 pounds on the Weight Watchers plan. Her weight loss is still valid even if she’s pregnant again”

Under that premise…why can’t/won’t they use someone ANYONE who drops on the plan and subsequently puts the weight back on for ANY reason when they are off the plan. The loss is “valid”. It shows that under the plan, one will lose weight? Don’t you think they are selling the concept people can and will STAY on the plan in perpetuity?

motherjanegoose

December 6th, 2012
11:17 am

@ Mayhem…you today and Ginni yesterday….I am on a roll :).

DB

December 6th, 2012
11:32 am

. . . who is Jessica Simpson and why do I care about her weight?

I struggled with the weight — yo-yo’d, etc. Weight has always been a challenge for me. Watching celebrities, who have money for trainers, nutritionists, and the weight of public opinion scrutinizing their every micrometer of cellulite, moan about their weight doesn’t engender any kind of sympathy with me.

So apparently she had a baby? Is that why she’s a celebrity? Then we’re all celebrities!

catlady

December 6th, 2012
12:21 pm

Mayhem, I agree completely.

MJG–I don’t give a tinker’s dam what celebrities do. Not sure why anyone would care that JS lost the weight from exercise, dieting, or if she had it carved off. I am not even concerned with her contract. Celebrities are NOT important in the real world, and should not have an impact on your decisions. IMHO

My children were 4 and 5 years apart and that was perfect to me. Did I lose the baby weight? Didn’t really have any extra weight from the pregnancies. I was overweight before, and overweight after.

I will say, with some degree of joy, that I have lost 85+ pounds since my heaviest, and now weigh what I weighed graduating from college (differently distributed, unfortunately). This includes about 25 pounds in 2012. How funny that I had to become nearly elderly to lose weight! The 85 lbs has been gradual, over the last 10 ish years, with some ups and downs for sure.

HaHaHa

December 6th, 2012
12:26 pm

@Jingle Bells — “As it relates to weight loss, learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.”
Seems that only an overweight person would subscribe to that!!

catlady

December 6th, 2012
12:27 pm

MJG, I loved your yesterday at 2:11!

FCM

December 6th, 2012
12:43 pm

off topic….does anyone else have teachers sending home a sheet saying test next week ________. Then requires you to sign saying your kid study for the test each night between it was announced and it is given? Not the agenda you are supposed to sign already but additional sheet.

DB

December 6th, 2012
1:10 pm

@FCM: I never saw that, and if I did, I wouldn’t sign it, especially if they are in high school. It’s THEIR job to study and to plan their time, NOT MINE. Every kid’s study program is different — they might need 2 hours to review for an easy class, or they might need a week to review for a harder class. I would say that the teacher would be able to tell quickly how well the student studied by the results of the exam.

Besides, as we all know, it doesn’t matter how LONG you study for an exam, what matters is how EFFECTIVELY you study for an exam. Spending 10 hours on a subject is worthless if they aren’t applying studying techniques that are effective for their learning style.

xxx

December 6th, 2012
1:18 pm

I support 100% anything that damages the scam know as weight watchers. Only fools pay for the right to diet.

Mayhem

December 6th, 2012
1:25 pm

Actually Weight Watchers taught me how to portion control. I successfully lost, and kept the weight off with their points program.

Now, since I’ve done the program, I’ve changed my “lifestyle” habits.

HB

December 6th, 2012
1:26 pm

FCM, sounds to me like the teachers probably had parents complaining in the past about their kids’ bad grades and claiming they didn’t know about tests far enough in advance to help their precious angels study. It’s probably a CYA form.

jarvis

December 6th, 2012
1:47 pm

@Jeff, having curves and having 70 lbs. to lose are not the same thing.

jarvis

December 6th, 2012
1:49 pm

@who knows, Tommy Lasorda was the diet shake company not Weight Watchers.

FCM

December 6th, 2012
2:02 pm

@ DB I am with you on that one.

@ HB you are probably correct.

missnadine

December 6th, 2012
2:30 pm

Even if someone has a trainer or nutritionist they are still putting in the work. Stop blaming them for your failure to lose weight, or acting as if your weight would come off if you had those perks. Also, you don’t have to be overweight to have curves. Curves just mean a smaller waist in porportion to the rest so you could be a 32 26 32 and have a curve or 2! Since the topic is celebrities here are a few that have curves and are thin: Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Rebecca Romijn (sp), Sarah Jessica Parker, and tons more. I just really get mad when people have the opinion that fat = curvy. It does not. Full-figured is not fat either. People like Queen Latifah, red-haired woman on Mad Men (just can’t think of her name) America Ferrara (sp) and so on… are really curvy and look good! On the opposite side, I think people like Kelly Ripa are undernourished. There is a balance -most people who lost weight and look as good as they did before really have to work at it – celebrity or not.

Kat

December 6th, 2012
3:27 pm

Jessica obviously decided that it was easier to get pregnant than to lose the weight. Coming from this woman (who doesn’t know about Buffalo wings or Chicken of the Sea), she might actually be clueless as to how she got pregnant.

who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men

December 6th, 2012
3:54 pm

@jarvis…hence my 10:56 posting ;-) me culpa

who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men

December 6th, 2012
3:54 pm

mea culpa, that is.

Denise

December 6th, 2012
4:09 pm

@missnadine – I TOTALLY agree with you! Working with a trainer is hard work. Having someone else “motivate” you is a blessing and a curse. The trainer does not lift the weights for you. She does not cycle the miles for you. My trainer tries to kill me and I definitely don’t work as hard when I work out by myself. And because I don’t eat right I am not losing as much as I should. I’m toning because of the work I’m doing with my trainer. I used to have a nutritionist so I KNOW better but I’m not doing what I know. Point is – just because you have the resources available, it doesn’t mean it is easy to lose weight without doing the work.

missnadine

December 6th, 2012
4:26 pm

@Denise – you said it all better than me. Bravo! Also, with youtube and other resources, it is a lot easier to get good training and nutritional advice. I just find so many women just blame everything on the fact that they don’t have “help”.

Esther

December 7th, 2012
5:47 pm

@Jeff, she also said she first wanted the kids back-to-back (literally just one year apart or even closer), then after giving birth to Maxwell, “Having babies back-to-back must be so hard!” On another forum, one fan countered, “Well, that was before she gave birth to Maxwell so I think it’s irrelevant.” Her personality is still really dumb and clueless. Besides that, she’s now pregnant AGAIN and the kids will be back-to-back so no use in turning around.