“Even when it seemed impossible, I chose to work harder,” Jessica Simpson wrote a Tuesday photo post showing her impressive weight loss
Jessica Simpson celebrates an important fitness performance.
The actress and singer, 39, revealed on Instagram on Tuesday that she has lost 100 pounds. since welcoming her third child, daughter Birdie Mae, on March 19.
“6 months. 100 pounds down (Yes, I gave the scale a tip of 240 😜),” Simpson wrote a slideshow of two photos with both herself and one with her 6-month-old baby girl.
In the images, the star wears black sunglasses and a black midi dress, with long bell sleeves, a pleated skirt and a belt, cinched waist.
“My first trip away from #BIRDIEMAE and emotionally for many reasons, but so proud to feel myself again,” Simpson continued. “Even if it seemed impossible, I chose to work harder. 💚 “
A friend of Simpson tells MENSEN that she “is doing great” after celebrating the 40th birthday of husband Eric Johnson last Sunday “with good friends and family.”
“She works hard and trains and eats healthily and tries to get back in her best shape and excited for what awaits us,” says Simpson’s source, whose upcoming memoir will be released on February 4.
“She is trying to return to her healthiest place,” the insider continues. “And she just wanted to come to a place where she feels the healthiest. She is not focused on the number, but on feeling her best self. “
Although Simpson did not reveal how much she gained during her third pregnancy, the recommended weight gain during pregnancy varies based on the pre-pregnancy weight according to the American Pregnancy Association. For women with a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 (“average weight”), their guideline is 25 to 35 lbs.
Simpson – who is also the mother of son Ace Knute, 6, and daughter Maxwell “Maxi” Drew, 7 – told PEOPLE in July that she was slowly recovering after the baby, and said she was “working very hard” at the moment.
“It’s not easy at all, but I am determined to feel good. I have walked a lot – putting in my steps not only burns calories, but it also helps me clear my head and concentrate,” she said.
Along with her daily steps (Simpson previously told PEOPLE that she is trying to walk three miles a day with her husband and their children), she also made improvements to her diet.
“I also eat healthy – I discovered that I really like cauliflower,” she revealed. “Who knew it could replace almost anything?”