Good for Jennifer Hudson, you know? She was unhappy with her weight (more like others were unhappy with her weight and she was in Hollywood and wanted to get roles that weren’t for token “big girls”, but whatever) and decided to slim down and get healthy. The big money deal from Weight Watchers certainly didn’t hurt, either, and before we knew it, a new, 80lb lighter JHud emerged.
All that’s fine and well – ladies of all shapes and sizes are great and our differences are what make us unique. The problem is that she just won’t shut the fuck up about it: how hard it is NOT to lose weight now that she’s skinny, how much more she loves wearing heels, how much of an inspiration she is to fatties, how disappointed she is in those who don’t follow in her footsteps, yada yada… Seriously, stuff a sock in it, lady.
From The Huffington Post:
What’s the hardest part of keeping the weight off?
What gets hard is when I get underweight, or under my goal weight, and then I have to eat, eat, eat. But you don’t want to lose control because you stopped checking points to maintain your weight. So it actually gets harder when you have to let your guard down. And that’s part of keeping the weight off — okay, how can I get back to my target weight, and let go, and not fall off the plan? The key is not to fall off the plan, to trust the plan and continue to do it. It’s tricky.
What’s your biggest indulgence now?
I love chocolate chip cookies. And right now, I’m a huge fan of the Snickers ice cream bars, because it’s only five points. And then I can have chocolate, ice cream and nuts, but it’s almost not cheating until I go over.
What’s the most unexpected way your life has changed since losing 80 pounds?
Becoming a role model. When people say, “I want to get my J. Hud on” or they want to go to the gym, and I’m the role model for what they want to look like. It’s like, really? How did that happen, to go from not being that person to being that person? And also, to be magnified, versus before nobody was checking to see every single detail, and now it’s like every single detail, which adds a whole lot more pressure than before. So, it’s huge placement to step into.
What’s one thing you couldn’t wear before that you wear now?
You know what? Heels. I was just having a conversation about it. Normally, I would take my shoes off on the red carpet because my feet hurt so bad. And it was the weight. But now that’s all I’m wearing. It used to be flats, now it’s all heels. So, that’s a drastic change.
Jennifer Hudson comes off as mad unlikeable, I gotta be honest. Again, let me be clear – there isn’t anything wrong with being proud of yourself for overcoming an obstacle, getting to your definition of healthy (because there’s health at all sizes, duh), etc. The problem is when you just drone on and on about it like it’s the only thing that defines you. In fact, I can’t remember anything she’s done since starring in Dreamgirls besides this weight loss shit.
Also, it’s fine and well that it was relatively easy for you to lose weight, but that’s not everyone’s experience. If being skinny was easy, no one would choose to be fat. Maybe it was difficult for Jennifer and she’s underplaying it in hindsight, because you know homegirl probably cried one night when she realised she couldn’t just sit and eat a double cheeseburger since she had her daily limit of points. All I’m saying here is, we should be promoting health here, not thinness. If Jennifer was spouting off at the mouth about how she got healthy – rather than she got skinny – I would find her far less annoying. Whatever, I’m going to go get some chocolate.