'My body is not bouncing back like a supermodel': New mother Jessica Simpson on her struggle to shift the pounds
14:40 GMT, 5 September 2012
She's recently signed up to be the face of Weight Watchers and is on a mission to shed the pounds after giving birth to her first baby.
But like many new mothers, Jessica Simpson says she is finding the shrinking process a challenge.
The 32-year-old singer gave birth to her daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson on May 1 and admitted she gorged on calorific treats during the pregnancy, which lead to her piling on the pounds.
On a mission: Jessica Simpson has revealed she is struggling to get back in shape after giving birth, seen here with fiance Eric Johnson and Maxwell Drew
She told 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 didn't know [the weight] didn't all come off with the baby.'
Jessica has embarked on an exercise regime but the curvy star revealed her 'boobs are way too big to run at this point'.
However, Jessica insisted she wants to show people that it’s not easy to bounce back after having a baby and is determined to lose weight in a healthy way.
Battling the bulge: Jessica seen, left, in January this year before giving birth in May and, right, post-birth hitting the gym in June
The star – who is engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson –
explained: '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 fianc and herself.'
Despite the struggle, Simpson – who is engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson – says she is still managing to lose weight each week on her Weight Watchers programme.
She has not revealed her current weight yet, or what she weighed at her heaviest, but plans to unveil her post-baby body on Katie Couric's new show, Katie, on September 10.
Doting parents: A pregnant Jessica with Eric in February
Slim pins: Jessica in 2005 in The Dukes of Hazzard
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