I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down [NOOK Book]

Overview

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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101565780
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/10/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 124,762
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Hudson is an international pop star and award-winning actress. 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. She is the current spokesperson for Weight Watchers, having lost over eighty pounds on their program. She grew up in Chicago and is engaged to WWE wrestler David Otunga. The couple has a three-year-old son.
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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

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Amazing

    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.

    16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Love love love.....

    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....

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2012

    Good Story but...

    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.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Excellent For People On Weight Watchers! EXCELLENT FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS!

    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!



    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Too Much Weght Watchers

    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.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Ok but not greaat

    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.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Good book but...

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Fantaja lyons

    Jen how did you lose all that

    Whighet


    3 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    it good book

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Anonymous

    Great for anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Borimt Boring

    Not a good writer or read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Idk nit Idk not dhat great

    Seems like weiht watchers got most of the atention
    My OPINION but try it out

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Ilove you cause you beatyful and style

    I love that dress but

    1 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Awsome book to read!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Ayyyooo t love ll

    She's one of the best singets ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Inspiring!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Swager723

    I like some of of her song but not this one who like this friend me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Amazing!!

    This book was so good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Lily

    I love hrr
    She is hot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Breanna Harr
    Health and Exercise
    The book &quot;I Got This&quot; is about how Jennifer Hudson struggled with other people accepting her appearance. Jennifer loved her body whether she weighed 250 pounds or 150 pounds. Jennifer was always asked to either gain or lose weight in short period of times. This is very unhealthy. Once Jennifer had her son, she decided she wanted to get healthy so she could be there for her son. She started weight watchers which isn’t a diet it’s just watching what you eat. She lost 80 pounds. She said the only reason she lost the weight is to be healthy enough to take of her son.

    Throughout the book, Jennifer is always sending the message that she didn’t care what she looked like. She didn’t think appearance was a big thing and that people could look past her appearance and just like her for her talent. But in Hollywood that is not the case. She also describes how the only reason she lost weight was because she wanted to healthy. She used the weight watchers points program to track what she eats but she could eat whatever she wanted to. The key to losing weight is to eat right and exercise. She had tried a bunch of diets but none worked like weight watchers. The theme of this book is to let people know how and why she lost weight because she went through a period of time where people didn’t like her because she did lose weight.

    In the book, I liked how you heard her whole story from American idol to now an Oscar winner. She talks about how everything in the music and movie industry that it’s all about the appearance and if you have that then they will look at your talent. Which I liked because a lot of stars do just think about the appearance and not the talent. In the book, I didn’t like how she was kind of advertising weight watchers a lot because I am not interested in how weight watchers works.

    If you are looking to read a book about health and the struggles a lot of people have with weight then this is the book for you. Also, if you are a huge fan of Jennifer then you should defiantly read this because it’s all about her life. I really enjoyed listening to Jennifer's story and how much she went through to get to where she is today.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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