I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down [Jennifer I joined WeightWatchers last year, & when I saw Jennifer Hudson's book on. I Got This book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers . A personal and inspirational memoir from Grammy and Oscar winner Jennif. WARNING! The Book Creator software has significant limitations. Book creation may be disabled while a replacement is adapted and installed. An alternative.
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Singer Jennifer Hudson poses on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of the. In her new book “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down,” the singer and Academy Award-winning actress tells. The Paperback of the I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down by Jennifer Hudson at Barnes & Noble.
Over family members and they've lost over 2, pounds collectively. I'm so proud of all of them. They've all supported me in everything I've ever done, so I was so blown away when they decided to take this journey seriously and do Weight Watchers.
You initially resisted dieting. Why were you so hesitant? I just thought it didn't sound realistic to me.
I had the diet mentality [of] thinking that to lose weight you have to deprive yourself or you have to work out massively so I had to get that out of my head, get out of that state of mind and trust the plan and that's what I've done to this day.
The key thing is figuring out what your issues are, and it's really never about the food. You have to be real and honest with yourself. I had to stop and look and ask myself, "Why do I want this? What is the real reason? I love chocolate and I realized it relaxes me, so when you acknowledge what the issue is, you can control it better.
Now I have pizza all the time. I have whatever I want, it's just how to have it. Before I started Weight Watchers I hadn't had pizza in over 10 years because I had the diet mentality which clearly did not work.
Do people treat you differently now that you've lost the weight? Oh, definitely.
I always say you never understand unless you've been on a journey like this. Her casting for Dreamgirls is discussed at length probably because she got that role. The Dreamgirls casting was also destiny. Most of the book is a really awful advertisement for Weight Watchers.
More pages are dedicated to that than the death of her mother, the death of her very dear grandmother, meeting her husband, and her time on American Idol combined. Her diet is gone over with agonizing and boring detail. Look, I get it.
This was a really significant thing for her, but more significant than American Idol which launched her career or meeting her husband? Jennifer Hudson is, in a word, a bore.
An arrogant bore if you want to throw another word at it. I'm sure if an editor had very gently suggested she was coming across either of those things she would've tossed his or her ass to the curb.
Coincidentally the book felt barely edited I guess they were trying to get her 'flavor' or something, but the trying is SO hard and over the top that I began to suspect she dictated things and someone else tried to write it in her voice.
She should have that person tossed to the curb. Weight Watchers got her entire family counting points because they're all overweight. I wonder if her sister is speaking to her at this moment Her sister who is probably morbidly obese, given Jennifer's oh so flattering descriptions, decided she wanted to have Gastric Bypass after Weight Watchers failed.
I have an uncle, who is also a bus driver, who recently decided to have this surgery and a dear friend who had a lap band done.
It is an emotionally fraught and very intimate decision. For my dear friend, her choice came from a lifetime of failed diets and a desire to not die prematurely. She told very few people about it when she was considering it. There were long discussions about the pros and cons that went on for months while she got emotional counseling and nutrition classes for her post surgery life.
It was a difficult period for her, but she made the right choice for herself after she'd become fully educated. I tried my best to be supportive, interested, and engaged when she needed me to be. I understood her choice because I went to the gym with her daily for months, watched her lose and regain the same twenty pounds, and performed the heartbreaking task of asking for a seatbelt extender for her on a group trip.
Any reasonable, healthy path is something I would have enthusiastically supported her on. If she had decided lap band was not for her I would've been with her for whatever she decided to do instead or not to do at all.