Ricki Lake Is Thrilled Over Rapid Body Changes On Dancing With The Stars

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Ricki Lake is thrilled with her rapidly dropping inches.

Like many ‘Dancing With the Stars’ contestants before her, Ricki is enjoying the benefits of dancing for hours and hours each day. The actress and home birth advocate shared that the weight is dropping right off:

“I’m hoping to pull a Kirstie Alley. Every part of my body hurts. … When I went in for a costume fitting, I’ve lost 8 ½ inches. Three inches in my waist. Three in my hips. Over an inch in my thighs and another inch and a half on my arms. It’s crazy. I have two sizes of Lucky Brand jeans: 8 and 6. Usually I wear the 8 because they are more comfortable but now even the 6 is too big. They used to be tight.”

“Having my costumes taken in is the best feeling in the world. I’m a little self conscious of my arms and my back fat but they’re trimming down really quickly. So I think the longer I’m in the competition, the better I’ll feel about my body.”

Ricki shared that she’s also eating right, but allowing herself small splurges. She has been enjoying oatmeal, egg whites, veggie omelets and gazpacho with a chicken breast for lunch. “I’m obsessed with gazpacho.” She does allow herself a glass of wine and low fat cookies when the craving strikes.
“My weakness is bread. That is absolutely the hardest thing to give up. Pizza is my favorite.”

Did you watch the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ premiere last night? How do you think the new contestants did? A few were painful to watch.

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