Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I Say Lay Off Jessica Simpson & Her Pregnancy Weight
Why is everyone giving Jessica Simpson, 31, a hard time about her pregnancy weight? I mean, is it really their business? Should you really be criticizing a woman when she is pregnant and going through changes with her body, hormones and mental health that she never thought possible?
I'm not sure why this is news. I have not even been pregnant before and I find the insults, jokes and judgment from everyone quite ridiculous. Who gives a shit?!?!? Why do they care? Are they going to be in the hospital or have to care for the baby or have to lose the weight? No! Jessica is. Besides, I am sure that Jessica could care less how much she gains because she has a huge, HUGE deal with Weight Watchers to lose the weight once she has the baby. She has signed a contract for a 3 million dollar deal to lose the weight, and you know what? I am sure it could also include a pound clause - meaning that she could get paid for each pound she loses. And the longer she is losing weight, the longer she is campaigning and being sponsored and making statements in the media that she is on Weight Watchers. It is actually probably a pretty good business plan. So if Jessica is craving buttered Pop Tarts every night, isn't it her prerogative?
However, I am not saying that gaining a bunch of weight is healthy. In fact, I am on my own journey to lose weight so we can start trying to have a baby. I don't want to have to gain baby weight on top of regular weight, and then have to lose double. I want to have a healthy pregnancy and I know added weight is harmful. However, it is my business and Jessica's business with her doctor. I am sure that Jessica's doctor is well aware of the media coverage and is making sure that Jessica and the baby is okay.
So, I thought I would blog about my opinion today. I am just so sick of hearing about this. It kills me because usually celebrities admit how much they've gained after the fact, and then the media makes big stories on how so-and-so lost 60 lbs, 70 lbs or even 80 lbs of baby weight and yet, it is celebrated.
Joy Bahar had something to say about it on 'The View': "Remember the time that Jessica Simpson was criticized because she didn't know the difference between chicken and tuna? That kind of thing is more fun to criticize than the fact that the girl is fat," Behar, 69, opined. "Most women who are pregnant are not supposed to gain more than 25 pounds. She looks like she gained a lot more than that."
I love Jessica, I love her new show 'Fashion Star,' and I think everyone needs to just let Jessica and her doctor worry about her weight.
Tori Spelling, 38, who is also pregnant in her second trimester, came to the defense of Jessica today: "When women are pregnant, people need to lay off," Tori Spelling, who is currently pregnant with her fourth child, told Celebuzz Wednesday. "It's a really special time and you should be able to deal with it in your own terms."
Here is a list of women who gained a lot of weight during pregnancy and I don't remember them being criticized for it, unless I was hiding under a rock.
Jenny McCarthy - 80 pounds - Lost with Weight Watchers.
Kate Hudson - 60 pounds - Lost in 4 months with 3 hour daily workouts.
Tori Spelling - 40 pounds - With her first child and lost it with NutriSystem.
Heidi Klum - 45 pounds - Lost with fruit, vegetables, chicken, eggs and fish.
Jennifer Lopez - 50 pounds - Lost with 7 small meals a day and trained for tri-athalon.
Marcia Cross - 65 pounds - Lost with protein and vegetables and worked out with a trainer and at home with work out DVDs.
Milla Jovovich - 62 pounds - Lost with 5-Factor-Diet and 5-Factor-Fitness plan.
Mariska Hargitay - 54 pounds - Lost with weight training and running. Cut out bread and all sugars.
So what is your opinion? I see a lot of media, and bloggers that completely disagree with me on this one, but I just don't get how it is their business. I know she is a celebrity and that her life is public, but it seems that some of these people are getting overly excited over the whole thing. I guess I may be too, but on the other side of the fence. Let the girl eat her cake, as long as she and the baby are healthy, isn't that all that really matters? I'm not her doctor so only they can decide.