Actress Ricki Lake, who once topped the scales at 270 pounds, has lost over 20 pounds and 15 inches all over her body during the past 6 weeks competing on Dancing With the Stars.
Trimmed Down from Size 12 to 6
The 5’4″ Lake has slimmed down from a size 12 to a 6 and predicts she’ll be a size 4 by the time Season 13 of DWTS is completed. Ricki, who has been obese for most of her life, couldn’t be happier.
“I’m using muscles I wouldn’t use in the gym or hiking, which is what I love to do,” gushes Lake, 43, who’s rehearsing 4-5 hours a day with partner Derek Hough. “Dancing doesn’t feel like working out, even though I’m covered in sweat!”
Packaged, Calorie-Controlled Meals
In addition to rigorous daily dancing, Ricki has been following a healthy, portion-controlled diet by having prepared meals delivered to her.
“They keep making my costumes smaller!” says Lake. “I’ve lost at least 15 inches and I feel great!
I’m working so hard. It’s a challenge to really push my body, but it’s so fun!”
Ricki, who’s engaged, can’t wait until her DWTS slimdown is over so she can fit into a size 4 wedding dress.
“I’m going to wait until I can go as far as I can go in this competition [to get my body in the best shape], then start trying on (wedding) dresses!” she says.