Posted on Wed Sep 5, 2012 06:00 AM PDT
Jessica Simpson's first Weight Watchers ad will be unveiled next week, and the 32-year-old singer/actress has opened up about her struggle to lose the baby weight in a new interview with USA Today.
"I let myself indulge in everything I wanted because it was the first time I was ever pregnant, and I wanted to enjoy it. I wanted to be happy and eat what I wanted," she says. "I didn't realize [the weight] didn't all come off with the baby."
While she's been slammed for her figure, Jess points out that she's lost weight each week since she started the program. She notes that she's "eating less of everything," but "[doesn't] believe in completely depriving yourself." Besides carefully monitoring her food intake, Jess says she's doing about 60 minutes of cardio exercise a day. "My boobs are way too big to run at this point. I'm just walking," she says.
Jess weighed in at 170 pounds in March, and after giving birth to daughter Maxwell in May, she reportedly tipped the scales at 210 pounds. Still, she is proud of her progress. "I'm not a supermodel," she says. "My body is not bouncing back like a supermodel. I'm just your everyday woman who is trying to feel good and be healthy for her daughter, her fiance and herself."
So what does she have to say to the haters? "My weight has always been something that people like to comment on. I've gotten used to it. It'll start to get boring at some point, I hope," she says.
Can't wait to see her first ad! Think she'll blow us away?
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