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I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down | [Jennifer Hudson]

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

Soulful and sultry, Jennifer Hudson wowed the world with her powerful voice in American Idol's third season, and then took Hollywood by storm with a star turn in Dreamgirls that won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Full of stories from her American Idol days, her experience acting in Dreamgirls, and how her son inspired her to want to live healthfully, this book is a gift for her millions of fans and an inspiration for anyone struggling with weight issues.
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Publisher's Summary

A personal and inspirational memoir from Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, focused on her amazing transformation as she embraced a healthy lifestyle and lost over 80 pounds.

Soulful and sultry, Jennifer Hudson wowed the world with her powerful voice in American Idol's third season, and then took Hollywood by storm with a star turn in Dreamgirls that won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. But before we knew her as an American Idol standout, Jennifer was singing in her church choir in the Southside of Chicago. This uplifting memoir tells the story of Jennifer's meteoric rise from American Idol to Dreamgirls to her amazing weight loss on the megablockbuster Weight Watchers diet plan. With the Weight Watchers brand endorsing her, Jennifer gives her fans tips for embracing a healthy lifestyle in order to lose weight and reclaim their bodies.

Full of stories from her American Idol days, her experience acting in Dreamgirls, and how her son inspired her to want to live healthfully, this book is a gift for her millions of fans and an inspiration for anyone struggling with weight issues.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 Jennifer Hudson (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Aiden's mommy 08-07-12 Member Since 2015
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    Any additional comments?

    The best audience for this recording are probably other Weight Watchers (WW) members. Unlike some other reviewers who disliked the last third portion, I personally didn't mind, where yes, it does describe the WW program. Since I enjoy reading weight loss "Success Stories" from time to time, I was probably their target audience. For people not inclined for such topics, I think this recording could be annoying for them.

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    BookGirl54 Cambridge, MA 06-30-12
    BookGirl54 Cambridge, MA 06-30-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "4 Hour Commercial for Weight Watchers"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book told me little to nothing about Jennifer Hudson's life outside of her Weight Watchers experience. I would have liked to have know more about her life and the events that shaped who she is as a person. I was also hoping to learn how she coped with her family tragedy. Even if this book was all about her weight I would think that the murders were worth a mention.


    Has I Got This turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. This is clearly a Weight Watchers commercial, not an autobiography. I would still listen to other books in this category.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator's constant pronunciation of the word "ask" as "axe" was beyond annoying.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from I Got This?

    It was unnecessary to include the details of the weight loss journey of her relatives. Also, there were various sidebars that were really instructions on how Weight Watchers works that had nothing to do with Jennifer as a person.


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    Lillian Lower Sackville, NS, Canada 06-18-12
    Lillian Lower Sackville, NS, Canada 06-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    What did you like best about I Got This? What did you like least?

    It is OK, It was just her life story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jennifer Hudson, she was able to get control of her eating


    What does Shanelle Gabriel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She sounded like Jennifer Hudson


    Do you think I Got This needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe in 10 years, just to let people how she is doing with the WW program.


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    Tina 06-06-12
    Tina 06-06-12 Member Since 2015

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would. Jennifer Hudson will make you want to be as determined to loose and maintain weight as she is.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I Got This?

    When Jennifer talked about still being the same person she was before losing weight.


    Have you listened to any of Shanelle Gabriel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, if I had the time.


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    littlesheree 03-26-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Jennifer tells it like she sees it"

    Overall all I thought this was a good book. She does go on a little too much about what she eats. I am sorry but there is no way that some cashews and an apple tastes just like a caramel apple. Now it might be a great substitute if you aren't really having a serious craving but in my weight loss efforts I found it best to just eat what you are really craving only have a small one or half a piece not 5. :)

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    T-90 Houston, Texas, United States 02-14-12
    T-90 Houston, Texas, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Motivational and Inspiring"
    Where does I Got This rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top of my motivational and inspriation audiobooks, and believe me I have a few that I listen to when I'm feeling down and uninspired.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jennifer of course. I did not realize the strength of her faith and tenacity. By some she may have seemed bull headed, but to me she was very determined and strong in her faith, she new God had a plan that would change her life and give her all the things she deserved. Also, her trainer when she joined Weight Watchers. You always need a positive force when you are embarking on a life change. Without this positive reinforcement she would have made it, but not as fast and not without backsliding. You go girl. You definitely had this.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When asked on the Red Carpet about being a big girl. I'm probably not saying it correctly, but her response was on point. Not the way I would have handled it, but then that why she is Jennifer and I'm me.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    How she dealt with the disappointments and the terrible loss of her family.


    Any additional comments?

    Look at her now. As she says, I Got This, and so can we.

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