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Did Jessica Simpson Try to Get Weight Loss Surgery?

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From Radar:

New mom Jessica Simpson has been open about her battle to lose her baby weight, and has exclusively learned that she was so desperate at one point to get back in shape that she sought out an extreme surgical method to slim down – but was turned down by doctors.

“After having her daughter Maxwell, Jessica felt there was no way she could ever lose the weight on her own because she has struggled so much in the past and her post partum weight seemed to be growing,” a close friend of the fashion designer and singer told in an exclusive interview.

“So like a true Hollywood girl, she sought out a quick surgical fix – lap band surgery!”

However, health experts wisely advised the Dukes of Hazzard star that a quick fix wasn’t the answer following the May 1 birth, and after seeking out two different doctors for opinions, “she was persuaded to keep pushing to do it the natural way,” said her pal.

Instead of going under the knife, 32-year-old Jessica has been blasting off the 70 pregnancy pounds by working out with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and sticking to her Weight Watchers eating plan, for which she is a spokesperson .

“There is a lot of pressure to lose weight but I’m not a supermodel. I’m just Jessica trying to eat real food in the real world,” she tells viewers in the new commercials for the popular diet plan.

Simpson recently told Katie Couric that she is just 10 pounds away from her pre-natal weight.

Friends are relieved that Jessica is successfully slimming down on her own, as they had feared that after once being so toned and ripped for her action roles that her weight woes would catapult her into post partum depression.

“She has had to deal with the blues in the past,” revealed the insider. “So everyone was thrilled that she has avoided PPD.

“With the doctors’ words and her friends’ encouragement, she is finally shedding the pounds without surgery!”

Request for comment from Jessica’s reps was not returned.

Oh man, how much of a disaster would it be if Jessica Simpson had actually gotten this surgery? I’m not sure if I believe this story – I guess I can kind of see it, but I don’t know, after having that C-section, I’d imagine that she wouldn’t be so keen to have another surgery, and also it makes me really sad to think about – but if it’s true, no. During lap band surgery, they put a, uh, band around part of your stomach so you can’t eat as much. But that’s not Jessica’s issue. Well, it partly is, according to her, but she gained weight during her pregnancy because she was, you know, pregnant, and also because her body did that thing where it retains a lot of water during pregnancy. Through diet and exercise, it looks like most, if not all, of her baby weight came off relatively quickly. If she had gotten the lap band, she would have been straight up miserable. Oh, and also she probably would have busted that band off in like two days.

Let’s think things through, people!

Quotables: Jessica Simpson is Adorable, Talks Parenting

photo of jessica simpson and baby maxwell pictures

“I think that we can easily put expectations on our children just by comparing them to other children. I obviously want to know that my daughter is healthy, that I’m doing the right thing in taking care of her and she’s getting all the nutrients that she needs. But, I think that as parents, we do a lot of comparing and we don’t really focus on our child in their own individuality. Taking away all the comparisons is a really healthy way to parent — and not focus on the percentiles and all that kind of stuff. I think all moms just want to make sure that they’re doing everything right, especially first-time moms. You’re going into it really not knowing what to expect even though there’s books written on it and you can try and get all the information you can. You really don’t know until you have them in your arms and you take them home — what choices and decisions you’re actually going to be faced with every day. … I don’t have a nanny in the day, but we did have a night nurse in the beginning, and it’s really helped me stay sane. Anybody that can be there [helps] — even if it’s a relative who can help you so you can sleep in the first couple weeks of being home from the hospital. You have much more of a clear head. It’s really hard in the beginning and nobody can prepare you for it. But I really did get lucky: Maxwell is able to sleep through the night!”

So, see? She’s not the old “chicken of the sea” that we’ve come to know and love (and harangue). She’s a well-spoken, centered woman with a real sense of self and what it is to be a mom. And I don’t think I could love her any more than I do right in this moment, guys. Forever.

… But just in light of a new, happy Jess, let’s revisit that “chicken of the sea” thing, shall we?:

God. Isn’t Nick Lachey such a Class-D douchebag?

Everyone’s Mad Over This Picture of Jessica Simpson’s Baby

A photo of Maxwell Drew Johnson

Mad because they’re so jealous!

But no, people are mad because Jessica Simpson showed everyone a picture of her painfully adorable little baby wearing a bikini when she made her appearance on Katie Couric’s new show. I guess because’s it’s bad or something:

Claude Knights, the director of Kidscape, said yesterday: “It is very disturbing to see a young baby presented to the world wearing a bikini. Celebrity choices carry great influence, as can be seen by the manner in which their accessories and behaviours are copied widely. It is to be hoped that parents will understand that ‘baby bikinis’ are totally inappropriate, and that they contribute to the sexualization and commercialization of childhood. We should not be compromising the sanctity of our children’s early years.”

Others condemned the bikini on Twitter after seeing it online. One wrote: “Jessica Simpson posts a photo of her 4-month-old baby in a BIKINI – wrong wrong wrong.”

Another added: “A baby in a bikini?! Dear God, some people are just wrong!”

A third wrote: “I just saw the most ridiculously posed photo of Jessica Simpson’s baby in a bikini. Just awful. Poor poppet.”

So wait, did I have a particularly scandalous childhood, or are people just freaking out over nothing? Because I’m pretty sure I remember my cousins and my friends and maybe even myself wearing bikinis when we were very young. And come to think of it, my mom does have photos of me and my siblings in diapers. Like, in just diapers. There are even some pictures of us taking baths. And you know what you wear when you take a bath. Nothing. Was that wrong? Or would it just be wrong if my mom had shown lots more people the photos?