Jessica Simpson is just 10 pounds shy of her goal weight.
Getting withing striking distance has been far from easy.
Four months after she welcomed daughter Maxwell, Jessica Simpson's post-baby body is looking curvaceous and gorgeous. But she says there's work to be done.
What kind of work? Here's a day in the life of Maxi's mom:
7 a.m. Wakes to feed Maxwell, then eats half a Flatout flatbread sandwich with egg whites, peppers and fat-free cheddar (6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus).
8 a.m. Straps on her pedometer (above) and hits the streets with fiance Eric Johnson and Maxwell. "I'm trying to do at least 14,000 steps a day," she says.
She can't run yet because her boobs are too big, she says. Maybe someday.
Afterward: a snack of berries, bananas, melon or grapefruit (0 PointsPlus).
11 a.m. Four days a week, Jess reports to trainer Harley Pasternak for a 45-minute session. After a cardio warm-up, it's time for lifting, curls and crunches.
If it's Wednesday, she weighs in at home with her mom and pals.1 p.m. "I make lunch my biggest meal to keep me full through the day," she says. One favorite: spinach salad with chicken satay and pear (8 PointsPlus).
2 p.m. Stroller walk with Maxwell, or hoofing it at home on the treadmill.
Her reward: a Weight Watchers berry smoothie (3 PointsPlus).
6:30 p.m. Bathtime and bed for Maxwell, then dinner for Jessica.
Fish (4 ounces of halibut or tilapia) with eggplant, broccoli or asparagus (6 PointsPlus). For dessert? Skinny Cow chocolate truffle bars (3 PointsPlus).
10 p.m. Lights out. Parenthood. It's a glamorous life.