Jennifer Hudson is so proud of her weight loss that she's opening her own weight loss center. Whaaaat!? First American Idol! Then an Oscar! Then a Grammy! Now, she's opening weight loss centers! This girl can't be stopped! America Idol! Granting dreamz since 2004!
Anyways, Jennifer Hudson has dropped 80 lbs. with the help of Weight Watchers, so she will open the Jennifer Hudson Weight Watchers Center today with the help of Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emanuel.
The weight loss center will be located in Hudson's hometown of Hyde Park in a shopping center not far from President Obama's house. That piece of information is not very necessary; I just thought it was cool.
Hudson has been a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers for several years but never thought it would go so far as to be opening her own center.
"I never thought I would make it to have my own center. I'm so honored to be here and see this day," says Hudson.
Weight Watchers has pledged to donate a portion of the center's proceeds to a foundation that Hudson co-founded in honor of her late nephew, Julian King, who died in 2008 along with Hudson's mother and brother.
Hudson says her goal with the center is to create change with children and inspire healthy lifestyles, "I love to target children, because that's the thing that makes a difference. We hope to do the same thing and start here at home in Chicago with health, with education, with dreams."
Rahm Emanuel goes so far as to call Hudson, "Chicago's ambassador to the world at large."
Hudson famously dropped all her weight by strictly following the Weight Watchers plan with an exercise regime, especially after giving birth to her son, David Otunga Jr. in 2009 when she shed even more pounds.
Hudson tells Self magazine, "Four days after my cesarean section, I began walking 30 minutes every day. It was my therapy, my moment to myself, and it was all I could do. I figured, me walking is better than me sitting on the couch."
Ahem, I'd beg to differ. Nothing is better than sitting on the couch, especially when they are playing re-runs of "Millionaire Matchmaker."
"Even if I can't climb a mountain or do 100,000 push-ups, these steps matter, and they're leading somewhere," says Hudson.
Hudson also famously said, "I'm prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar!" which is kind of crazy-talk. Really? Because winning one of those means you are really good at acting, and losing weight just means that you're really good at not-eating.