Jennifer Hudson Talks Weight Loss, Finding Closure In New Redbook IssueJoanna Mazewski
There is no doubt that Jennifer Hudson has had a roller coaster of ups and downs in the past few years. From losing her family, to giving birth to her son and of course her incredible 80-pound weight loss, Jennifer has seen it all and has done it all.
The award winning actress and singer recently opened up to Redbook Magazine about her struggles with having to find some sort of closure with the horrible murder of her family and being where she wants to be with her weight loss. I don’t know how Jennifer manages to do everything she does, but she does it in the best super mom fashion I’ve ever seen. Here are some highlights from her interview:
How she honors her late nephew during the holidays:
The Julian D. King Toy Drive and Christmas dinner is for kids who are doing well in school just progressing, they don’t nsecessarily have to have all A’s or B’s and we grant whatever their Christmas wish is. With everything that happened with our family, it’s hard to get through the holidays. So I was wondering, “How can we turn a negative around make it a positive thing? How can we be able to look forward to the holidays and the birthdays?” And so we came up with giving back.
On feeling closure after the trial (Hudson’s former brother-in-law was recently found guilty of the 2008 murders of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew):
I mean, you can never fully get complete closure whatever that means. Is there ever really a point of closure? Do I feel healed? No.
On losing more weight:
I’m at the weight I want to be. But I hear all the time, “Don’t lose any more weight, you need to stop.” People are under the impression that I’m still losing but I’m not.
On how she’s feeling after her weight loss transformation:
I’m getting used to my new self more than anything else. I got used to being plus-sized and knowing how to be that, whereas this is like, “Okay, who am I?” I keep thinking that I probably need an extra-large or a large and the stylist is like, “No, you need a medium or a small.”
Why she decided to start designing her own clothing line (Jennifer Hudson Collection for QVC):
I know what I like, and that’s what it’s all about. It’s like, who’s your fashion icon? Me. And no one but you knows what you feel most comfortable in. I look at each piece and think, “Could I wear that as big Jennifer or could I wear that now?” I want to consider every girl.