Jessica Simpson Is Setting Pregnancy Goals She May Not Be Able to Live Up To (VIDEO)

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Considering how much weight she gained while she was pregnant with her daughter Maxwell, it's totally understandable that Jessica Simpson is vowing not to "eat everything in sight" during her second pregnancy.

The mom-to-be appeared on The Tonight Show last night and talked to host Jay Leno about not being concerned with her weight during her first pregnancy. She said, "I was really happy to be pregnant and I didn't ever step on the scale. I didn't realize you could gain that much weight that quickly."

(Oh, honey. Yes, you can. Trust me, as someone who put on a good 50 pounds while expecting my son, I know.)

So far with baby number two -- Jess is looking great. But I can't help but think she's putting quite a bit of pressure on herself by publicly announcing that she isn't going to go hog wild and overindulge during this pregnancy. Because by saying that -- if she does wind up gaining a ton of weight again, she's going to have everyone throwing that comment right back in her face. (Oh, c'mon, you know she'll get absolutely torn to shreds in the media if she puts on more than the recommended 25 to 30 pounds this time around.)

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And while she appears to have kept her weight gain to a minimum thus far, Jessica hasn't exactly stopped giving into her cravings altogether. About a month ago, she was spotted chowing down on grilled cheese and onion rings at an L.A. restaurant -- not exactly a healthy meal.

It's no secret that old habits die hard. As much as she says she doesn't plan on repeating the same eating patterns she developed during her first pregnancy, sometimes it can be next to impossible to say no to a Pop-Tart covered in butter when your body is begging you for one.

Jess is smart to try and keep her weight in check, but it's probably best for her to lighten up a bit and not have such strict expectations for herself. She lost the weight the first time around, so she'll probably have no problem taking it off a second time. She might as well enjoy her pregnancy a little, right?

To hear more about Jessica's second pregnancy, check out this clip from The Tonight Show.

Do you think Jessica will be able to limit her weight gain this time around?


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purpl... purpleflower514

Sure, maybe.

When I had my first I gained 75 pounds (granted a good 30 was water weight) and with my second (born only 17 months after the first) I gained 16 pounds.

nonmember avatar CrystalMP

This coming from the same person who harassed her about the freaking grilled cheese and onion rings?

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

The trick is to stick to one. To gain the kind of weight she did the first time around she had to be throwing back a whole box of pop tarts on a regular basis. With my son I are whatever I wanted and still only gained 32lbs. This time around I've been more restricted due to some complications and I'm at about 22lbs at full term.

Sierr... SierraLynn

With my first daughter I gained about 45lbs. With my second who was born 5 months ago I was more concious about what I ate and exercised a little more and only gained about 22lbs and lost all but 5 or so after birth. It is possible to indulge in some cravings, but still take care of yourself while pregnant. She is probably seeing that now being pregnant a second time.

SuzyB... SuzyBarno

I'm gonna have to disagree with you RhondaVeggie. Just because someone gains 50 lbs doesn't mean they ate "a whole box of pop tarts on a regular basis". I firmly believe the body is gonna gain what it wants to gain IF you eat healthy and exercise. I ate super healthy, indulged once in a while (like a normal person) and walked all the time. With my first I actually ran until I was about 5 months. I still gained 40 with my first and 50 with my 2nd. Little unfair for us to judge anyone else or put pressure on expecting women to "gain the perfect weight".

melad... meladyvee

Weight gain is an issue for most women, period. I don't care about that. What I do care about and find insulting is JS' public support for Mitt Romnmey & conservative viewpoints during the election: yet she's pregnant and unmarried for the second time. A bit hypocritical huh? Personally, as a woman I don't care what people do-I know things happen. But that's why people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

DebaLa DebaLa

Um, she's under contract and the watchful eye of Weight Watchers, who I'm sure wants to spin her unexpected pregnancy into their favor. She won't be gaining much, and will probably have to lose even more weight than she was committed to originally, or risk being fired. So, she's very motivated now. 

nonmember avatar Beth

I'm a curvy girl who always thought I would pack on the pounds but I couldn't keep the weight on when I was pregnant. I had to get up the middle of the night to eat and after the baby I lost so much weight bc of my thyroid I was ten lbs under my pre-baby weight. Also, I love Jessica! I don't know why everyone picks on her all the time. For me she is representative of real women not celebrity women. Plus, I really like how positive she is.

laris... larissalarie

I'll never understand why people think that putting unhealthy things into your body and gaining weight is required to "enjoy" a pregnancy.

As as Jessica Simpson is concerned, I'm sure she'll control her weight better if she really wants it. I know a lot of moms who learned their lesson the first time and controlled their eating & exercise and gained much less weight the second, third, etc time around.

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