I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down

I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down

by Jennifer Hudson


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An honest and inspirational story of dreaming big, winning big, and losing big, by one of today’s most-beautiful voices and brightest Hollywood stars.

Exciting, inspirational, and honest, I Got This is Jennifer’s journey from a girl growing up on Chicago’s South Side to performing on the American Idol stage, where she heard not one but numerous remarks about her look not being right for stardom.

Tired of always trying to look the part, and raising a son for whom Jennifer wanted to set a good example, she decided to get healthy. She would lose the weight, once and for all—not for a role, not for a record label, but for herself. Teaming up with Weight Watchers and using their PointsPlus® program, Jennifer learned how to think about food differently, and in the process, changed her life for the better. In I Got This, she’ll show you how she embraced Weight Watchers as a realistic, healthy way of life and helps anyone who has ever suffered from a weight problem to do the same.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451239129
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2012
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,175,642
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Hudson is an international pop star, award-winning actress, and bestselling author. She first came to prominence on the third season of American Idol. She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Effie White in the 2006 film adaptation of Dreamgirls and a Grammy for Best R&B Album in 2008 for her debut record. She is the author of I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Believe 3

Chapter 2 Invisible 21

Chapter 3 Spotlight 33

Chapter 4 Where You At 53

Chapter 5 I'm Your Dreamgirl… 63

Chapter 6 And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going 75

Chapter 7 Giving Myself 89

Chapter 8 I Am Changing 107

Chapter 9 Feeling Good 125

Chapter 10 Don't Look Down 151

Chapter 11 I Remember Me 177

Chapter 12 I Got This 199

Acknowledgments 211

Weight Watchers Recipes 215

Customer Reviews

I Got This: How I Changed My Ways, Found Myself, and Lost What Weighed Me Down 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book by an amazing woman. I have never heard Jennifer sing, never saw her on the big screen. I only came to know of her through weight watchers, which prompted me to preorder her book. I laughed, cried tears of joy, and laughed some more. This book is so well written you feel like you have been right there with her through ups and ups, not downs as she stays upbeat no matter what. A true lady of the lord, a family girl, a real woman.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a new reader and this is my first book ever since elementary school lol and my first book on my nook Yeaaa...Im on only page 63 since this morning and i love it..i have always loved Jennifer now i love her even more....if you like Jennifer def get to know her through her book she is real and the language in her book is easy to read and inspiring...must have for Jennifer Hudson lovers <3.....be back for a full review on the book....
CERipkenJr More than 1 year ago
You can tell that Jennifer is not a writer. Although I do admire her for wanting to do this on her own, the book just doesn't 'flow' all that well. Lots of simple sentences ('My mama said this'. 'I couldn't believe it'. 'Singing is my thing'. Etc.) I think this would make a better audiobook than one to sit down and read cover to cover. Love Jennifer Hudson, and think she's got an amazing story to tell, but she should've collaborated with a professional to write this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the book at first and couldn't put it down. In the beginning she was talking about herself and her family and all the trials she went through to get to where she is now. But about half way through the book, she started talking about how she lost weight. From that point on, I felt it was a WW book. That was all she talked about. I even found myself skipping over pages because they started saying the same thing about WW over and over again. It became a huge promotion for them and I lost complete interest in the book. It was very hard to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People not on WW might find this book boring since explains the science behind weightloss but it's an inspiring success story. A must-read for someone wanting to lose weight without prepackaged food!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was made to let people know how she lost her weight and how your apperence means in the entertianment lifestyle. i read the review on here and i notice that people said that it would of been better if she stop mentioning weight watchers. but the book was made for that purpose. it is to tell people her experince losing her weight on weight watchers. and how she made a choice on how to take control over her health. this is a good book she gives u her background and her challenges she went through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so disappointed with this book. I ordered it before it actually came out, so no customer reviews. The writing was very simplistic and at least half the book was about Weight Watchers. I skimmed through so many pages that I feel I didn't get what I paid for. I love Jennifer & have followed her career since she was on American Idol, and I would have loved to read more about her & MUCH less about WW.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book but was disappointed that she didnt discuss or comment on the horriblr and tragic murder of her family. It would have been interesting to learn how she overcame that emotional journey than any other challenge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a good writer or read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not know what to think when i frist started to read it.I tought that it was a good stroy.How one person can chnge her life that much ,I just don't know how is did it.She is a good person to look up to.I moral of the story is great trll everyone can change.It dose not matter what other people out there that think that you can change no matter what other people think.everyone should get what they think heared but you don't have to do what they think right.Do what you would do,do what is going to be helpful.I that anyone chould read it and have a fun time reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She's one of the best singets ever
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not a fan before reading this book. Jennifer Hudson is an amazing and loving person. She takes you through her struggles from early childhood to the horrible tragedy that her family went through right on to where she is today. This is an amazingly loving and caring person. SHe is family oriented. She shares her WW experience and is an all around great person. I am now a fan. You have to read this book to know the real person. You won't be sorry you bought it. I know I wasn't and now will check out her music. She is the kind of role model you just don't see anymore. Jennifer Hudson has inspired me to be the best I can be. Well worth the money and then some.
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I like some of of her song but not this one who like this friend me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good!
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I love hrr She is hot
Dee185 More than 1 year ago
Awesome....highly motivating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great inspiration, i am a ww member & i feel like this book will help me get back on track. Thank you, jennifer. I am a fan for life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in this book. It contained some general informtion about her singing and acting careers and then rambled on about Weight Watchers. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
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ireadmanybooks More than 1 year ago
I just joined Weight Watchers. This book helped me with motivation. I love bio's and found her story great, but a great deal of the book is about weight watchers, so not sure if its a good read for those not on weight watchers.