Jessica Simpson "Determined" and "Excited" to Drop Baby Weight

Celebrity Body May. 16, 2012 AT 4:45PM
Jessica Simpson arrives at the NBC Universal All-Star Party on January 6, 2012 in Pasadena, California. Jessica Simpson arrives at the NBC Universal All-Star Party on January 6, 2012 in Pasadena, California. Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

The pressure is on for Jessica Simpson!

Now that the Fashion Star mentor has given birth to her daughter, Maxwell Drew, it's time to start prepping for her other new baby: her new $4 million deal with Weight Watchers!

"As soon as Jessica heals from the C-section, she is extremely determined to get back in the gym and work out," a confidant tells Us Weekly. "She wants to show the world and is excited to do it."

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Since announcing that she and her fiance Eric Johnson were expecting their first child October 31, the star, 31, has been under serious scrutiny over her pregnancy weight gain.

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But now, the 5-foot-3 star, who admitted to weighing 170 pounds when she posed nude and pregnant for the April issue of Elle, needs to do a serious post-baby slim down over the next few months to fulfill her contractual obligations. After all, her notable junk-food pregnancy cravings included Laffy Taffy, buttered Pop Tarts, and Kraft macaroni & cheese with Lawry's seasoning salt.

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A source familiar with the Weight Watchers negotiations tells Us the stakes are high, since it's literally no pain, no gain.

"She'll have to meet the weight-loss goals for the deal to go through," says the source. "She hasn't chosen a trainer yet. In fact, she hasn't even thought about working out for a year. But if she wants this, she'll need to work out a good five times a week."

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