Jennifer Hudson Talks Weight Loss, Wedding Plans

    February 13, 2014
    Amanda Crum
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Jennifer Hudson knows that it takes a lot of hard work to reach a big goal; after all, she did rise through the ranks of “American Idol”, and even though she wasn’t the winner that season, she turned her time on the competition into a record deal and eventually made the move to the big screen in films like “The Secret Life Of Bees” and “Sex And The City”. Now, she’s speaking out about her dramatic weight loss after the media frenzy surrounding “The Biggest Loser” winner Rachel Frederickson.

“The key about losing weight: You have to do it for you,” Hudson said in an interview with People Magazine. “It’s not about even starting the journey, it’s about you. You have to want to do it. And you can’t let what everyone has to say overshadow what you want for you.”

Frederickson shocked the studio audience, the show’s trainers, and those watching the finale when she appeared onstage as a shadow of her former self, having lost 155 pounds–60% of her body weight. Many took to the web to comment on her frail appearance, saying it was possible she had taken her weight loss journey too far and was verging on anorexia. But for Hudson, who dealt with her own opinions on her body over the years, it doesn’t matter what anyone else has to say. She says she’s managed to keep up with her healthy goals by sticking to Weight Watchers and counting points everywhere she goes, which can’t be easy for someone who travels a lot.

Of course, maintaining her figure may be part of her wedding plans; the 30-year old singer is engaged to professional wrestler David Otunga and is excitedly planning their wedding, which will feature their 2-year old son, David Jr. While the couple hasn’t revealed too many details–including a date–Hudson has said she designed her own gown, which will be in three pieces.

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  • Sjdsgirl

    Love that woman, a pure talent.

  • Julie D. Griffin

    Jennifer Hudson, an earthy and deserving woman seems like someone you would just enjoy a brief conversation with at the grocery store. She seems as kind and good as her film of basic stardom, The Life of Bees. I like that she does not try to put on some false Hollywood personae, and that she is a lot like a best friend who you grew up with. Just as Julia Roberts, Demi Moore and Meryl Streep whose representation as model women of the film industry had worked so had to inspire other women to work for a dream while going about the thing with a right motive, and to bless others.

  • http://blackwomandown.com/ Ruth Leslie

    Jennifer Hudson's engagement seems like it has gone on forever. I would love to see her wedding day come this year. She and her fiance make a handsome couple. http://blackwomandown.com

  • snow bird

    Boy, she has had a lot of work done.

  • Nona Stevens

    all the stars who go on diets how many have trainers who help them. and do they really use the diet they promote.