Singer Jennifer Hudson is definitely making her rounds on these magazine covers. Ms. Hudson posed it up on the February 2012 issue of Good Housekeeping. Inside she talked about her new book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down and shared how her cute 2-year-old son, David Jr. doesn’t recognize his mother in her previous pictures or movie scenes:
ON HER SON NOT RECOGNIZING HER:
He’s never known me overweight. If he sees a clip of the old Jennifer from Dreamgirls, he doesn’t know who it is.
ON HOW MOTHERHOOD INSPIRED WEIGHT LOSS:
Everything changed the day my son was born. Motherhood brought tremendous responsibilities – none greater than the obligation I felt to get healthy and be there for my son. [...] David deserved to have a mama who could run after him without getting wounded or tired, to have a role model who could teach him to make healthy food choices. ‘I needed him to grow up with a mama who always would be there for him by caring enough about herself to take control of her health and her eating.’ [Source]
Hudson’s weight loss success has rubbed off on the rest of her family, too: “Over 75 of them are on Weight Watchers, and they’ve lost over 2,000 pounds altogether. My cousin beat me – she’s lost 112 pounds!”
Be sure to check out a mini-preview to her upcoming interview with NBC’s Dateline’s Lester Holt, which is set to air on Sunday, January 8 at 10/9pm CST.