Jessica Simpson on throwing out her scale: It ‘had to go’ – Jessica Simpson says trashing her scale helped shed some pain from a lifetime of body image struggles.
In her first personal essay on Amazon Original Stories, the star, 40, details her very last weigh-in — three weeks before giving birth to daughter Birdie in 2019 — and the eight words she spoke to the future hunk of scrap metal as she tossed it in the trash. It was a huge deal for someone who as a young pop star saw her “weight measured like the value of a stock” and who grew into a woman who watched as her mom jeans were a national discussion, with even then-President Obama commenting on her “weight battle.”
Simpson wrote that she’s “constantly” asked to do interviews about her post-baby weight loss, even though Birdie is now 2, with reporters trying to get the exact answer to the question, “‘How much did you lose, anyway?” However, “The truth is I don’t know, because I threw out my scale,” calling it “part of the work on myself that continues.”
She wrote, “Not knowing my weight to the pound is something I couldn’t imagine in my teens. As a pop star, my weight was measured like the value of stock — insider knowledge to be passed on to the higher-ups to determine the worth of investing in me.”
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Jessica Simpson on throwing out her scale! Jessica Simpson on throwing out her scale