Jennifer Hudson may have made the announcement that she has officially teamed up with Weight Watchers as their new spokesperson on April Fools Day, but her weight loss is absolutely no joke.
When looking at a picture of herself after giving birth to her son, David Daniel Otunga Jr. last August, Hudson said she had to do a double take.
“I didn’t realize it was me,” the singer and actress said Thursday. “I was like, ‘Who? … Oh, my God, this is me.’ And now when I look back, wow, look at the difference from then to now.”
Jennifer Hudson posed with a big smile at a news conference, Thursday, April 1, 2010, after debuting her national advertising campaign with Weight Watchers in New York.
Hudson said she has always been happy with her curves but felt the need to take control of her body and her eating habits.
“How can I make a better me, or grow or do some changes, anything, just experiment, because I have me back now,” she said. “And then at the same time, having the baby … it’s like, OK, this is a good way of how I would want my child to grow up, because so many times in growing up, you gain really bad habits … so I want to make sure that he’s going into this and I’m being a good example for him.”
She said that her lifestyle change has even rubbed off on her fiance, David Otunga, who has recently been wrestling for World Wrestling Entertainment.
“Now he’s in the habit of writing down what he’s eating,” she said. “He’s doing weigh-ins. He’s super healthy, and he’s a bodybuilder type, but he is inspired by it.” [AP]