Kate Hudson isn’t ‘impressed’ that she weighed 136 lbs at the end of 2019

2019 Baby2Baby Gala Presented By Paul Mitchell

Ever since Kate Hudson gave birth to Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa in October 2018, I feel like she’s really been leaning into her side projects and just sort of leaving behind the acting thing. Of course, stepping away from acting isn’t entirely her decision – I don’t think she’s getting many scripts these days, so she decided to lean into her Fabletics line and now she’s sort of a fitness/diet/lifestyle blogger type. Every interview she’s given in the past year is about her body, her weight and how she’s getting fit or how she’s losing weight. She was a Weight Watchers ambassador but is WW still paying her? Hm. Anyway, Kate posted something on her Instagram Stories about her weight… obviously.

Kate Hudson is setting new fitness goals for 2020. The actress, clad in grey pajamas and cradling a coffee mug, lamented about her weight gain during the holidays to her 11 million followers in a video posted on her Instagram Story on Thursday.

“Got on the scale … I wasn’t impressed,” Hudson, 40, said in the video. “But that’s okay, because I know how to do this.”

The mom of three revealed she currently weighs 136 lbs., but estimated that some of the weight is “mostly water.”

“I’m a muscular frame so I weigh more even though I’m lean … important for people to understand that!” she said. “Weight in muscle is a happy number.” Hudson said her “ideal weight” is 125 lbs., and that she’ll start working towards that number. She plans to share what she does to “stay on track” throughout her weight loss journey. “I’m gonna bring you along on this ride,” she told her followers.

Hudson has long been vocal about her passion for fitness through her activewear line Fabletics and her work as a WW (formerly Weight Watchers) ambassador.

[From People]

Just a few months ago, she was talking about her postpartum fitness journey and how she was doing more with portion control rather than workouts. I guess she’s back to working out? Anyway, 136 lbs is still tiny, although I think Kate has that kind of frame where we can “see” any extra weight on her. Some people are just like that – they gain ten pounds and it goes straight to their midsection and face and everyone’s like “hey are you OKAY?” When I gain weight, it goes to my ass and midsection now. It sucks. Although I am comfortable knowing that some of it is “good” muscle weight (my legs are strong as hell). Anyway… ten bucks says that Kate is either getting checks from WW, or she’s about to unveil some new fitness/diet sponsorship.

These are photos of Kate from November. That dress is unforgiving. Girl has had three kids, let her live!!

Kate Hudson, Danny Fujikawa attends the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala Presented By Paul Mitchell at 3LABS on November 09, 2019 in Culver City, California © Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com

Actress Kate Hudson and husband Danny Fujikawa arrive at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala held at 3Labs on November 9, 2019 in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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  1. T says:

    I weigh the same amount but I’m two inches shorter… I am perfectly healthy and in good shape. I know weight determining health depends on factors like fat and muscle percentages, but I’m not sure this is a healthy state of mind or message. 136 at her height is considered well within the healthy range.

    • ChillyWillyits says:

      Agree, it’s terrible messaging and very anti body positivity.

    • Mtec says:

      Totally agree. It’s very unhealthy messaging and sounds like she’s obsessive about it. It worries me because she has a daughter, and many mothers are not aware how they can pass on body and weight insecurities to their daughters that can last a lifetime. (I know It can happen with sons too, but just speaking from my own experience).

      I really hope when i’m 40 i’m not obsessing over an 11lbs weight difference. Specially when for all we know, she’s not dealing with any weight sensitive issues that affect her health.

    • Raven says:

      100%. I am the same height and when I weighed that I was extremely slim (but still healthy and, yes, there was some fat & a decent amount of muscle on my body). I’m more bottom-heavy (pear-shaped) than her, so we carry our musicale & extra weight in different places (she’s more of the classic apple that puts on weight around her waist/stomach), but I can confirm that’ 136lbs is in the low/mid-range of healthy for our height (especially if muscular, like she says).

      And if her goal is to stay very muscular & drop 10 more lbs, she’ll be very, very close to the bottom of her weight range. I guess that’s the Hollywood perfection pressure. It’s very messed up (but typical) to think you have to be at the very bottom of your recommended weight range to be in your “ideal” weight.

  2. ChillyWilly says:

    JFC…She looks fantastic. I would be so happy and feeling myself if I had her figure. Sorry, but I’m having a hard time mustering any sympathy for this bish.

  3. BANANIE says:

    I don’t think 136 is necessarily tiny. You have to take into account frame and height. 136 is a comfortable weight for me, but I’m two inches taller than she is, and even then I’m certainly not “tiny.” Though I do know muscle weight definitely plays a role.

    • JulieCarr says:


      Hudson has a pretty small, narrow frame, and she seems to carry all her extra weight in her midsection. 10 pounds is naturally going to be a bigger deal to her than to someone who’s extra pounds are more flatteringly distributed.

      How people feel about the numbers on the scale is always going to be dependent on how they wear the numbers on the scale.

    • manda says:

      Thank you! I was about to comment that I must have body dysmorphia because that is my weight and I’m a little taller and I am not tiny. At all. I’m not saying I’m fat but I’m pretty regular. I buy a decent amount of larges and XLs

    • Elaine Stritch says:

      People know their own bodies. Maybe for her 136 is heavy? Who’s to say. I’m 5’10 and 175lbs and wear a size six/eight. I’m the same height and size as a friend who weighs 20 pounds less. Weight isn’t indicative of anything unless you know your own body.

      • Raina says:

        I grew up with a friend, very small boned, 5’5″ and maintained about 110 lbs through 20s. As she got older, the more she weighed, it went straight to her stomach and face. No where else. For her 139 made her look pregnant whereas another friend with the exact height and age looked slim. Bodies be different. I avoid scales anyway. Eff the numbers. I know when something fits.

      • megs283 says:

        I’m 5’11” and I looked my best at 185. That aint happening again any time soon, though! (If ever.)

  4. Caty Page says:

    She’s as cute as a button!

  5. sandra says:

    10 pounds after having a baby doesn’t seem like anything to be worried about. Women put so much pressure on themselves. I really believe women look better when they feel good in their own skin, regardless of their weight. I’m also not convinced that weight is something we can control to that degree. It also comes down to stress, hormones and just plain normal fluctuations through the seasons.

  6. Glozilla says:

    I’m on a blood pressure medication and I also need to lose weight postpartum, but the medicine makes me retain fluid. So I get it somewhat…..

  7. Glozilla says:

    I’m on a blood pressure medication and I also need to lose weight postpartum, but the medicine makes me retain fluid. So I get it somewhat…..

  8. ShazBot says:

    I hate when Hollywood people are “weight ambassadors”. They all have such a warped sense of what is normal and healthy. The fact that she is defensive over having muscle mass is insane.

    • Sarah says:

      Not to mention access to the best trainers, chefs, dietitians, nutritionists, cosmetic procedures, makeup artists, hair stylists, and expertly tailored clothing.

    • lingli says:

      But the other element of that is that, in order to be a successful “ambassador”, she needs to be *seen* to be demonstrating that you use the product, and if it’s a diet programme like Weight Watchers (which, let’s face it, is what she’s selling, no matter how they’ve rebranded) then what happens once she’s reached her “goal” weight?

      It’s interesting how she talks about this, too – no mention of over-eating or even relaxing her diet during the holidays (which is a perfectly relatable experience!): instead she talks about “water weight” and “muscle weight” and her frame. I hate all of this talk – it’s dressed up in pseudo-scientific and wellness discourse but really it’s no different from the diet and exercise “tips” all the teen and women’s magazines used to print.

      And no, Kate, I do not want to come on this “journey” with you. Your weight should be the least interesting thing about you, not the reason you’re even remotely relevant.

  9. Rose says:

    I’m the same weight and close to the overweight benchmark for my height. Short women show weight gain more noticeably 🤷‍♀️

  10. lucy2 says:

    I don’t love this – focusing on numbers on the scale, she’s contributing to all the messed up body image and weight stuff people, mainly women, have to deal with all the time. But hey, I guess she has something to shill.

    I never found her to be an interesting actress, so moving into the fitness industry was probably a great move for her. But I think it’s important to consider messaging and the effect it can have on people.

  11. MaryContrary says:

    I’ve never been a fan -but I’ve been listening to her podcast (Sibling Revelry with her brother, Oliver) and now love her.

    • Kosmos says:

      I’ve always liked her. She’s always been in great shape and looks great in clothes. She’s had kids now and she’s older, so her metabolism may be slowing down quite naturally. As we all know, weight can creep up slowly and if you don’t want that weight, it’s a good idea to get rid of it before it takes its toll. But I do think there is way too much focus on looks for women today and also what they wear. Someone being a bit overweight never made me like them less. I don’t like it when celebs have to discuss their personal issues–weight, relationships, and so much more that should or could be kept private. I personally wouldn’t want to tell the world everything that I feel, and do we really care to know?

  12. Mignionette says:

    5’7′ and 134 Ibs here give or take a pound here or there at the time of the month. Personally I think that is a good weight and some family members think ‘I need a burger’ (black families for you).

    I’m not sure that 136 Ibs and disappointment is a healthy message to send out to the millions of women who follow her who guaranteed about 60% are well over that weight range. FYI I believe myself and Kate are of similar heights although I cannot speak to build.

    Also Kate needs to recognise that she has just had a baby and is getting older so that 125 Ibs mythical figure will become increasingly ridiculous as will the Hollywood standards of beauty by which I suspect she has become accustomed to living by…

    • megs283 says:

      Right. Maybe WW is hoping she hits that slender but “needs” to lose 10lbs demographic? Being upset about weighing 136lbs does not speak to me, I will never ever hit that weight (well, God help me if I do, because I would be seriously injured or ill).

      She might as well be saying that her ideal weight is 5lbs, for all the relevance that 136 lbs has on my life. So clearly I’m not her demographic. 🙂

  13. Dena Landon says:

    I’m 5’4” and 135 pounds, my baby is now eight 😜 It’s considered a healthy weight, and it really bothers me that she’s sending this message. I’m a recovering anorexic and I’ve made peace – and come to embrace – that I’ll never be a size zero again. I say embrace because when maintaining a size zero I was literally starving myself. If I followed/respected her and was in a worse place with my ED I’d find this horrible triggering.

  14. pollyv says:

    I’m the same height as Kate, 5 ft 6 in and I feel too heavy at 136. My ideal weight is 120. I’ve had some health problems the last few years and lost a lot so that I was down to 104. Awful, but then I seemed to level out at 112 but still too skinny. Now at 120 and I feel and look good.

    • Mignionette says:

      That just goes to show how individual weight is. A few years ago I spent a few days in hospital and was nil by mouth. I went down to about 128 and looked very emaciated. I just don’t look good sub 130 and I’m only 1 inch taller at 170 cm / 5’7. My healthy weight is about 134 Ibs which puts me in a UK 8-10 range (US 4-6).

  15. Valerie says:

    Love how she has to justify it by saying it’s mostly water weight. Why should I really care what she weighs?

  16. Lindy says:

    I had a baby at 41 (my second–my first I had at 32 and wow, it was so much easier all the way around ten years ago)!

    After a tough struggle with PPD, a major job change, buying and renovating a new house, and my husband’s job change, I realized that I’m my heaviest ever. I don’t feel at home in my own skin anymore and it’s time to change things.

    I’m pretty torn about the messaging she’s sending, though. On one hand, I feel like women should be allowed to have their own feelings about their body, and if she feels more comfortable with ten fewer lbs, then that’s her right. On the other hand, I can see how many girls and women who would kill to have her body might feel sad and hopeless at her message.

    • megs283 says:

      I’ve had babies at 30, 33, and 35, and each pregnancy was tougher to experience and recover from. I’m still 15lbs above where I want to be and I’m wondering if it’s the new me. Give yourself grace, and I hope you feel at home soon.

      ETA: I struggle with anxiety, we renovated my house, and my husband had a job change and massive income decrease, so I feel you…

      • Mignionette says:

        Your whole post screams estrogen dominance, if you can get a day 21 estrogen /progesterone blood test and make sure the ratio is not off. As women age their progesterone drops off and it can create anxiety and influence wieght gain etc.

      • megs283 says:

        @mignionette, can you elaborate? I’m going to google, but I’d love to hear more if you have personal experience or advice…

        and OMG….I just googled it, and I have these symptoms:
        Decreased sex drive
        Bloating (water retention)
        Breast swelling and tenderness
        Headaches (especially premenstrually)
        Mood swings (most often irritability and depression)
        Weight and/or fat gain (particularly around the abdomen and hips)
        Sluggish metabolism
        Foggy thinking, memory loss

        Also, I have an autoimmune issue that only shows up during pregnancy.

  17. Amelie says:

    She was never a super gifted actress and mostly did stupid comedy movies. I never really could stand her but good for her for investing in Fabletics, sounds like it’s super successful. As for her weight, I weigh around the same as her and yeah like her, I’d like to drop a few pounds but I don’t obsess over it either. She’s making it sound like she isn’t healthy and she looks pretty great in the above pictures.

    • Lady D says:

      It used to be that when you joined Fabletics, it would cost you $50 a month. It would come off your credit card automatically, whether you bought something or not. You could recoup the $50 in clothing purchases, but you do not get your money back. I don’t know if it’s still like that, but there were other clothing sites that operated the same way.

  18. smcollins says:

    This is why I don’t own a scale. Obsessing over a number is not something I need or want. I can look in the mirror and see what my body looks like, and can tell by how my clothes fit if I’ve gained a few (or lost a few) pounds. If I’ve been eating like crap I start to feel like crap, which is another indicator to reign it in. As long as I feel good and look good I’m happy.

    • Normades says:

      Exactly. When I go on a diet I set goals like “I want to be able to tuck my shirt in and feel comfortable about it” or “I want to wear a tank top without feeling self conscious about my arms”. My clothes and my mirror tell me when I’d like to loose a little and the bottom line is feeling confident about myself.

      Also I’m 5’4 and a classic apple. It always goes straight to my gut.

    • K says:

      Me too, using a scale or counting any numbers regularly is not a healthy idea for me. I appreciate that my body can do a lot of amazing things, and yet will never look “perfect”… so I’m pretty content as long as I don’t start comparing myself to other people.

      Every body is different, so I find it’s much more useful to pay attention to how we FEEL (mood, energy, sleep, hydration, movement, nutritious food and if clothes seem comfortable or not) rather than targeting a goal weight. Besides, there is no great prize if you hit a certain number, because your body will continue to change, like it or not. Life is about drifting in and out of balance, always seeking a comfortable, healthy compromise of some sort, whether you’re 15, 40 or 80. We shouldn’t beat ourselves up so much. Just listen to what your body seems to need and rebalance.

  19. Sarah says:

    I’m 5’5″ and probably around 150lbs now. Happy and not unhealthy thank you very much. Free yourself from the scale, be active and healthy in a way that suits you feeling good, and live your life!

  20. L4frimaire says:

    She looks fit and trim in those photos, what is she talking about? She’s not Hollywood whippet thin but can’t criticize anything about her figure in those photos. Her fat weight is my goal weight for the next year and I’m a lot shorter than her and have way more than 10lbs to lose. Anyway, sympathize with wanting to get in shape and drop the holiday pounds ( and more).

  21. Granger says:

    My god, the amount of effort it must take for her to maintain 125 lbs. Honestly, I think actresses must be hungry all the time.

  22. Jessica says:

    This woman has probably spent a good portion of her life fussing over her appearance. That is the business she is in. Her little pooch of a belly means absolutely nothing in the scheme of things. I think she looks lovely and I bet her man thinks she’s hot. While many of us can relate to wanting to shed some weight, I can never relate to that level of superficiality. The fact that she is making her weight a thing and then monetizing it is completely absurd.

  23. Babette says:

    Everyone is different, everyone has different frame, weight distribution, and standards. But for some reason it’s ok to judge someone who seems to be “healthy” weight for wanting to lose some extra kilos. You, people, have some weird double standards

    • Goldie says:

      She has a right to pursue weight loss, if she thinks she’ll feel/ look better 10 pounds lighter. However, she not only publicly posted her weight, but stated that she wants to bring us along on her weight loss journey. I mean, she’s practically begging people to comment on her body and weight. So I’ll give my 2 cents and say that I think she seems perfectly lovely at her current size, and while I understand wanting to be fit, she’d probably being better off if she didn’t obsess over a certain number.

      It’s also worth noting that she didn’t say anything about health in her post. It was all about wanting to be thinner.

  24. usedtobe says:

    She drives me nuts.

  25. Casey says:

    The problem is that health transformation isn’t about weight. It’s about the fuel/nourishment you put into your body and the movement you provide your body. Weight is just like a little hint of where you are, but it never tells the whole story & focusing on it often leads to cessation of healthy habits or ‘giving up’.

    Not until sustainable life changes in fuel and motion are made, can we really say that the change has been profound & healthy. I find the discussion of weight to be a total distraction – it’s just another tool that you can use to help see where you are, but NEVER used as a defined goal for your journey. Height matters as well. I say all of this as someone who has lost over 100lbs & never gained it back. Words matter too. Fuel = food, motion/movement = ANY kind of exercise, even dancing around your house, instead of eating its nourishing. That’s just the way I see it..

  26. A.Key says:

    I’m 5’7” and 140lbs, and now I feel awful, thanks Kate

  27. Sparkly says:

    Fatphobia is so all-encompassing and insidious for every woman, and I imagine it’s infinitely worse in hollywood. Still, that kind of talk on that kind of body seems far more unhealthy than having a few extra pounds, especially postpartum. It’s heartbreaking. Having some fat doesn’t make you less than, and it certainly doesn’t make someone ugly. No, really. Not interested in engaging with concern trolling; I just want people to feel okay with who they are and rampant fatphobia to stop.

  28. McMom says:

    I’m skeptical. I’m 5’6” and between 130-135 and she looks thinner than that to me. 135 at 5’6” is not tiny. It looks to me like she’s saying she’s heavier than she is. Not sure why she would do that, unless she wants to do a big reveal later?

  29. lucy says:

    FFS, she looks amazing. I’m so sick of diet culture. We should not be this obsessed with our bodies.