Weigh to go, Jessica Simpson!
In November 2011, Us Weekly exclusively reported that Simpson was negotiating a $4 million deal to get her pre-baby body back, and now she's finally confirmed the news via Twitter. "So excited to be part of the Weight Watchers family," Simpson, 31, shared Wednesday.
She elaborated via Facebook later in the day: "The cool thing about the program is that it focuses on healthy habits for the long-term (and I can still indulge in my guilty pleasures every now and then, too). I have actually gotten a group of friends together who are going to be doing it with me."
The 5-foot-3 star is hoping to lose her baby weight within the year, according to sources close to the new mom. "As soon as Jessica heals from the C-section, she is extremely determined to get back in the gym and work out," said one confidant. "She wants to show the world and is excited to do it."
Simpson -- mom to Maxwell Drew, 4 weeks, with fiance Eric Johnson, 32 -- "hasn't chosen a trainer yet," a pal said. "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 days a week."
Possible trainers: Danny Musico, who works with Johnson, and pal Mike Alexander, who helped Simpson reach her sculpted size-2 Daisy Duke glory in 2005 with four months of grueling two-hour sessions six days a week.
The Fashion Star mentor has even looked to other stars for inspiration. In January, she tweeted: "New goal: Look like Jessica Alba after baby. Job well done, lady!" (Alba, 31, had just shown off a rocking bikini bod four months after having daughter Haven.)
Another reason Simpson wants to slim down? Her delayed wedding. "She won't walk down the aisle until she's back in good enough shape that she'll look great in the wedding dress she wants," a source explained.
Whenever she gets married, and whatever size she may be, Simpson will have one special attendant. "I really want to enjoy that day, and now I get to have my baby with me," she told Us. "I can't wait -- it's going to be so sweet."