Many women in America have struggled with their weight, but rarely does their weight become the topic of national conversation. 29-year-old Jennifer Hudson’s weight has fluctuated under the critical eye of the camera from baby fat to above average to slim diva. As the spokesperson for Weight Watchers, Hudson owes part of her weight loss success to the diet program.
Since Hudson is such an inspiration to many women (both musically and healthwise), we’ve gathered together some of our Ten Favorite Quotes By Jennifer Hudson About Her Weight Loss.
Also, don’t forget to check out her free streaming Live on Letterman concert from the Ed Sullivan Theater on June 13th. You can watch the entire concert, live right here!
I’m content right here. I don’t believe in the so-skinny look. There’s already so many more doors open for me. Why would I?[pullquote quote=”You get more clothes. You get on more magazine covers. You get more opportunities; you name it”]
My diet started four days after I had my baby. I didn’t expect to get as far as I have. It’s like, wow, this is a whole new world. People treat you completely differently. You get more attention.
You get more clothes. You get on more magazine covers. You get more opportunities; you name it.
[Source: Skinny Vs. Curvy]
Last week I saw some footage of myself as I was five years ago and I was surprised. It was like I recognized myself but I didn’t. It seemed another world away. But in this slim world I do now realize I was being discriminated against. I’m offered more parts. There is much more excitement about me now.[pullquote quote=”I never thought I was overweight. I thought my old look was pretty normal. That was how all the girls looked growing up in Chicago.”]
I never thought I was overweight. I thought my old look was pretty normal. That was how all the girls looked growing up in Chicago. I didn’t have any problem with it. It makes me smile to think back to myself when I did Dreamgirls with Beyonce. I did see all these women in Hollywood, all very slim and I thought, ‘Wow, these ladies are very into themselves.’ I loved that I stood out in a room. You knew when you saw this woman it was Jennifer Hudson.
There have been times when it’s a huge high, like when I walked the red carpet at the Oscars and people were screaming at me. Then I also had dinner with Beyonce (Knowles) and Alicia Keys and they just kept going on an on about how great I looked.
[pullquote quote=”It’s not a diet, it’s really a way of living.”] It’s not a diet, it’s really a way of living that teaches you better skills. For years I felt like I could never have ice cream, but I can eat ice cream occasionally now!
[Source: NY Daily News]
[pullquote quote=”Don’t look at me—listen to me.”]I’m like, ‘Don’t look at me—listen to me. I want you to hear me sing because that’s all that ever really mattered to me.’
[pullquote quote=”Now people come up to me saying, ‘You’ve inspired me.'”]I didn’t realize that so many people were watching me or that so many people were interested. Now people come up to me saying, ‘You’ve inspired me,’ and I’m like, Wow.
[pullquote quote=”People say to me, ‘You have Jennifer Hudson’s face. Are you her little sister?'”][People ask] ‘Why do you have to get all dressed up to go out and why can’t you just go out like you used to’. And I’m like, ‘I’m a walking billboard now honey!…I feel like I gained 10 years of my youth back. I look 10 years younger. People say to me, ‘You have Jennifer Hudson’s face. Are you her little sister?’
[pullquote quote=”It’s almost like there is a new person.”]It’s almost like there is a new person, but there is still the question of how do I want to represent myself, how do I want to be perceived.
[pullquote quote=”There’s an unconscious prejudice against the fuller-figured woman.”] There’s an unconscious prejudice against the fuller-figured woman. You would never understand exactly what I meant unless you got to live in both positions. I didn’t know before. I thought things were great but you can’t miss what you never had.’The only time I really noticed it was when designers would dress me. All they wanted to do was cover me up. They would want to hide every bit of flesh.
I’m a different person. I don’t recognize old pictures of myself. I found an old passport and couldn’t believe it was me. Or when I read old interviews I did, I don’t recognize myself.
[Source: Thin Inspirations]
[pullquote quote=”I really liked myself and that’s why my mind has still not caught up to my new body.”]I didn’t ever say: “I hate my body”. I really liked myself and that’s why my mind has still not caught up to my new body. But this is the new me, I now think of myself as a supermodel… I have passed over from one side to the other. I am somewhere I never thought I would be. I look at myself in the mirror and I say: ‘Is that you?’
[Source: Celebrity Magz]
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