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I Love Jennifer Hudson…I Hate Everything She’s Lived Through

August 22, 2010

She is a real woman who has fought the fat fight over and over and finally won, doing it all in the public eye with the grace of a woman who is true to herself. She used her own will and determination with a little help from a real company that everyone can access and do it cheaply. She eats better, looks better, feels better and lives better.

I love Jennifer Hudson. She doesn’t seek out the paparazzi or the spotlight; she keeps to herself unless she has something cool going on. She does her own thing, and does it in a such a quiet way that she sneaks up on you and then blows you away.  She was a contestant on American Idol and blew us all away with her amazing voice, though she didn’t make it as far as people were touting her to. She wowed us with her acting abilities, and actually gained weight for the role as Effie, in the mega-movie Dreamgirls. She is one of a very few actors that won an Oscar for their debut performance-now that says something about a person who had no formal musical training, and was ousted on American Idol.

I love that Jennifer is in the spotlight for a different reason now. She has been in the gossip magazines throughout her career for her weight fluctuations. Now she is back with a major accomplishment…she has successfully and healthfully dropped from a size 16 to a slim size 6, all with the help of Weight Watchers. She has been criticized for being overweight, heralded during her tenure as overweight Effie in her Oscar winning movie and may even get disparaged by the media for using a weight loss company to finally beat the fat fight. But so what; however you get healthy and stay that way that is the way it should be. And boy did she do it. She is gorgeous-always has been-but now it seems she is more confident than ever and is spreading the word that is a way to finally get to a place that is right for you by doing it in a way that won’t make you feel like you will fail.

I love Weight Watchers. Weight Watchers isn’t like Jenny Craig who uses celebrities to promote weight loss and their program. Weight Watchers is a healthy lifestyle program that advises and gives tools to everyday people, at a price that is acceptable to almost everyone and lets you track your success online, and gives support through face-to-face meetings or online communities. There are plenty of success stories online to review, and we all know someone who is or has done it successfully. They even have FREE online recipes, newsletters sent to your email and workout guides. Even if you don’t have the funds to start now, you can go and get the basics to starting your new lifestyle change immediately.

WW-how it works:

*        Learn to handle hunger and beat temptation
*        Stay fuller longer, with delicious filling foods
*        Make healthy, smart choices second nature
*        Get expert information based on the latest nutritional research
*        Rely on an easy-to-follow, simple plan
*        The Momentum program helps you choose wisely with Points System
*        Adapt the plan to your needs, so it can work for you

I hate everything she has lived through. You know she hasn’t had it easy since her stint on American Idol. Not only were the judges judging her on her voice but also on her weight. She had dropped pounds before making the show, but is that ever good enough for anyone? The public always commenting and criticizing her weight fluctuations-like the public doesn’t know how hard it is to try and lose weight by themselves, let alone doing it in front of millions of people. From a size 16, which happens to be a normal everyday size-and she looked good at 16 because my body never held good form like that-to drop to a healthy weight wasn’t good enough. She gained weight for an acting role where she was heralded for gaining the weight-she just couldn’t win. Now is the time for people to back off-she is happy and looking great.

I hate that she had to learn that her mother, brother and nephew had been tragically murdered in front of everyone and not be able to mourn and grieve for them without one and all watching. Under normal circumstances it would be too much for one normal person to bear, I don’t know how she did it. Jennifer dealt with it, in between closeting herself away and in the public mêlée, with grace and dignity by giving statements when necessary and helping other family members get through the trauma. After not only learning of the tragedy she and her sister had to come to terms with it not being a random slaying, but that her sister’s estranged husband who had done the killing. She said the way she got through the entire crisis was by praying day and night. She also wrote some songs while processing her thoughts, and sang her heart out at the 2009 Grammy Awards when she thought of her family while performing her single “You Brought Me Through.”

Unfortunately Jennifer Hudson may be one of only a few celebrities to have lost family members to murder. Crazy people who are too infatuated with their favorite celebrities usually kill them not family members. Sharon Tate by the Manson family, John Lennon by Mark David Chapman, Rebecca Schaeffer by Robert Bardo, Selena by her fan club president, Tupac Shakur in a drive-by shooting, Gianni Versace by Andrew Phillip Cunanan, Phil Hartman by his wife Brynn Hartman. No matter whose family member it is that passes away it is a tragedy; I just hope people think before they act. It is never okay to take someone else’s life, and it is always sad to have to remember someone in the past tense. Jennifer Hudson has found a way to move forward and remember her family in a positive light; she is also engaged now and has a son. She is doing better and is happy with her new life.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2010 10:56 am

    Fantastic post!! I was in tears at one point & I’ll be headed over to Weight Watchers later tonight. I’ve never tired it before … but hey, there’s a first time for everything.

  2. August 22, 2010 9:13 pm

    Jennifer Hudson came in the business with such grace, a warn spirit, and a kind heart. She had to work her way to the top the old fashion way. Jen is problemly the most humbled and grounded tripple threat super star in the industry. I truely believe Jhud is the best female vocalist in the business today hands down. She had to endure unimaginable grief losing over half of her family members to a mean spirited crazy person. However now with a family of her very own Jen is slowly but surely making head weaves everywhere. I love myself some Jennifer Hudson, and I wish her and her family even more peace, love and blessings to come. I don’t know of any other person more deserving than this young lady. I truely believe God has favor on her life.

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