I Got This
How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down
A personal and inspirational memoir from Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, focused on her amazing transformation as she embraced a healthy lifestyle and lost over eighty pounds.
Soulful and sultry, Jennifer Hudson wowed the world with her powerful voice in American Idol's third season, and then took Hollywood by storm with a star turn in Dreamgirls that won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. But before we knew her as an American Idol standout, Jennifer was singing in her church choir in the Southside of Chicago. This uplifting memoir tells the story of Jennifer's meteoric rise from American Idol to Dreamgirls to her amazing weight loss on the megablockbuster Weight Watchers diet plan. With the Weight Watchers brand endorsing her, Jennifer gives her fans tips for embracing a healthy lifestyle in order to lose weight and reclaim their bodies. Full of stories from her American Idol days, her experience acting in Dreamgirls, and how her son inspired her to want to live healthfully, this book is a gift for her millions of fans and an inspiration for anyone struggling with weight issues.
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“Jennifer! Over here!”
“Jennifer, look this way.”
“No, over here!”
“Jennifer, turn to the right!”
I always dreamed of someday walking the red carpet in Hollywood.
Let’s be real. It’s fun. Everyone there is shouting out your
name just to get a glimpse of what you’re wearing. The press asks
you to pose, wave, and smile as they snap photo after photo, with flashes popping so bright you can hardly see. It’s a moment in time a girl feels truly beautiful. And on this particular night, I thought
I was looking fierce.
It was one of my first red– carpet events. I was a contestant on
American Idol, and was living my dream of singing for millions of
people on the highest– rated show on television. I was a long way
from singing in church and talent shows on the South Side of Chicago. I was excited, taking in the red– carpet finery for the first
time. I felt on top of the world.
“Jennifer, are you insecure about being a ’big girl’ in Hollywood?”
That is, until that question.
Oh, hell no. She didn’t just ask me that.
But she did.
It took me a minute to figure out who the reporter was actually
Who, me? I thought. Insecure?
Surely, she wasn’t addressing me that way. I had the height of a
supermodel, breasts that were naturally big and real, and a Godgiven
shape. Why would I feel insecure about that? I looked around
hoping to spot another Jennifer— an insecure “big” girl, but there
wasn’t anyone else there.
Like Randy Jackson said to me after my American Idol audition:
“Welcome to Hollywood, girl!”
Jennifer Hudson is a Grammy-winning international pop star and Academy Award-winning actress. She is the current spokesperson for Weight Watchers.