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Jessica Simpson's Body Crisis — She's Desperate to Slim Down, But Keeps Gaining Weight!

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Jul. 7 2012, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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It's been two months since Jessica Simpson gave birth to daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson, and yet, according to fitness experts, she still looks to be at least 182 lbs. For a woman whose body has been a major part of her success, Jessica is traumatized by her surplus size. And friends say she has reached a breaking point in her struggle to lose the baby weight

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While no new mom should be expected to be superslim so soon after giving birth, Jessica, 32, is actually getting paid — to the tune of a reported $4million — to shed 70 lbs. within a year: she inked a deal with Weight Watchers while she was expecting. 

"Jess ate her way through pregnancy, gorging on all her favorite junk foods," a friend says. "She just assumed, wrongly, she now realizes, that the weight would peel off. But it's not happening. She is freaking out." 

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Jessica's post-baby weight-loss routine includes regular workouts with trainer to the stars Harley Pasternak at Bodiworx Health & Fitness in Los Angeles, Calif., as well as dieting. But friends say she's having trouble committing to both. After ballooning to more than 200 lbs. at the end of her pregnancy, she's finding the whole experience exhausting — and ineffective. 

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