Ellen Pompeo In 'Self': Went Up To Size 26 Jeans While Pregnant
On her pregnancy weight gain:
"I went up a pants size during my pregnancy. I was in size 25 (inch waist) jeans and went to 26. I gained 26 pounds. I weigh 10 pounds more than I ever have. I love it."
On criticism for being too thin:
"Everyone always told me I was too skinny before, and I thought, Oh, God, what if there are 14-year-olds who think I'm not eating, and then they don't eat? Do I have a responsibility? Really, I don't care if people think I'm too skinny. This is my body. If they don't like it, screw it."
On healthy eating:
"Take a few hours and prepare lunch for the week. On Sundays, I premake everything for salads. I boil a dozen eggs and parboil beets. I chop lettuce, cilantro, scallions and parsley and put it all in Ziploc bags. During the week, I just grab handfuls, add dressing, dump in a can of beans, some goat cheese, and I'm ready to go."
On taking just four weeks maternity leave before returning to the Grey's set:
"A lot of people couldn't understand why I wouldn't take my maternity leave. I make a good living, but I won't always make this kind of money. I felt I needed to work while I had this opportunity."