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Ricki Lake is Back and She is Fit!

OK, so you may have read this title and laughed but I've gotta say Ricki looks good! She was recently on the cover of Us Magazine and I was stunned to see her looking so fab.

Here is what reports that she is saying on her dramatic weight loss:

Once weighing 250 pounds, newly transformed former talk show host Ricki Lake has revealed exclusively to Us Weekly the secrets behind her 123-pound, size-4 shape.

Lake, 38, who just debuted The Business of Being Born, her documentary about home birth and midwifery, sits down with Us and explains exactly how she got thin – and finally made peace with her shape after a painful past.

On crash dieting in 1991: “… I went on this extreme diet. I used to faint because I wasn’t eating and I was always exercising.”

On the most exciting thing about her new weight: “For the longest time, when I was very heavy, I couldn’t cross my legs. I couldn’t physically do it. LOVE that I can cross my legs now ... Even my shoe size is changing. My Jimmy Choos are too big now.”

On what she thinks of super-skinny actresses: “I think I have no wrinkles because I always had fat on my face. Really skinny girls age so fast.”

Talk about a blast from the past -- Does anyone suspect comeback? Regardless the woman looks great and I love commending anyone with the will to lose so much weight.

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she need a lil bit more meat cuz she looking crazy
cara-61 cara-61 10 years
I can appreciate how hard it is to lose. My friend , in her 50's, just lost 40 pounds, and she does look older now, so I know what Ricki means.She has jowls and wrinkles now. No kidding , her body looks GREAT, but her face has aged 10 years. It made me realize. that at 45, I don't need to be a size 4, anymore. An 8 would be fine. P.S. Feet can also grow with pregnancy. I used to be a 7, now I am a 8-81/2. So sad, but true!
xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 10 years
I saw her in an interveiw and she said she got on those programs where they send you your daily meals (which I believe are more to do with calories) and working out.. so I guess it does work since it all goes back to [food in X calries burnt] ... she kinda did it in a reletivaly short time!
chancleta chancleta 10 years
i'm with wackdoodle...for some reason when women are too thin their age shows. ricki looks amazing! i want her secret!
amandabuchanan amandabuchanan 10 years
sign me up!! she looks wonderful!
ellenmarie ellenmarie 10 years
She looks incredible!
poohbear7724 poohbear7724 10 years
I havent read the full article yet, but how do you loose that much weight and not having some sagging skin? I have lost nearly 100 pounds and even with the weight training there is still sagging skin.
sveta_chik sveta_chik 10 years
good for her but in the pic she looks a bit weird
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
^I don't know why some people think designer clothing has a smaller dress size printed on the tags, since the opposite is true. I'm a 0 at "mall stores", and a 2 in mid-range designer items (Max Mara, Betsey Johnson, DVF, etc.) It's not the other way around. Apparently the more expensive designers (like Gucci, Chloe, etc) use even smaller sizes, so their size 4 is like a Gap 0.
bpjedi bpjedi 10 years
She might be a size 4 if she's tall. I'm 5'8", and long ago and far away when I weighed that much, I was a 4 in average, affordable-to-a-college-student clothes. Or, if her clothes are expensive, designer ones (likely, no?), then she could be a size 4 in them, even if she was a 6 at the Gap.
LaLa-Laura LaLa-Laura 10 years
Oops, I meant no one who was as fat as her would be without cellulite or stretch marks.
LaLa-Laura LaLa-Laura 10 years
She definitly had plastic surgery, no one who was would be without stretch marks and cellulite. It's just not possible.
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
Good for her! I definitely think she squeezed herself into the size 2-4 dress Herve Leger dress in the magazine, though.
gaby224 gaby224 10 years
i love her... she was awesome in hairspray.... good for her!!!
vigilante vigilante 10 years
It IS a weird after photo. Like she's got a hump in her back or something...I'll have a look at the issue tonight when I'm grocery shopping. Maybe it's just a weird angle?
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 10 years
I agree, she looks a whole lot better, but I doubt she's a size four. My sister's a size 4 and she's way skinnier than her and I'm a size 0-00 (but I'm 5'3). Maybe she's a size 4 at Lane Bryant or something.
krisua krisua 10 years
She makes me really envious ....
grapefruit grapefruit 10 years
It's true, your shoe size DOES indeed change when you gain or lose a lot of weight. I lost 80 pounds and found that my shoe size went down half a size. Plus, I didn't have all the sagging skin either. I think if you work out and lose weight in that way, your body adjusts to work those things out on its own. Good for you, Ricki!!
SU3 SU3 10 years
Wow, that's awesome! Motivation! Good for her! :)
earthylovingirl earthylovingirl 10 years
yeah she looks really good.
jianna jianna 10 years
impressive change and good for her and all that but that is really not a flattering picture at all. There must have been better pictures from that shoot, why the heck did they pick that one? o.O
pinkylover pinkylover 10 years
She looks great, and I'm glad for her (I've always loved me some Ricki), but she is NOT a size 4. I'm so tired of 'amazing weight loss' articles featuring people who are utterly delusional about what size they truly are. Do they shop at a special store where are all the sizes are larger than normal? Do they employ assistants to switch the tags in their jeans? Get real, Ricki. You MIGHT be a size 6, and that's just because you're short. Quit lying, girl.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 10 years
The skinny girls wrinkling sooner is true. Without the fat reserves under the skin on the face your skin get very thin and wrinkles because the collagen breakdowns more easily. Look at Rachel Zoe or Nicole Richie for examples of how very thin women age prematurely. Your body needs a certain percentage of fat to function, of course I over feed my skin fat. I've been shocked during my weight loss that I now get carded entering a club, people seriously ask if I'm old enough to do my job (you have to be at least 25 to have the type of job and driver's license I have) and I got stopped by a truant officier who asked me why I wasn't in class at Mission High School. The excess fat in my face, plus my religious use of SPF 50 sunscreen daily on my face has kept me looking really young. Plus I think it's genetic my grandmas were wrinkle free until their 80s. My only had laugh lines from busting up so much. I'm 35 btw. Also, I've have no jowls or sagging skin on my face as a result of my speedy weight loss (100 lbs in 7 months and still losing). Only saggy skin is on my stomach and inner thighs. My stomach because my stitches were too tight post-op and I was forbidden to workout my stomach for 5 months plus the fat pad there was enormous in my opinion so as it empties the skin just hangs but it is retracting - slowly. And my inner thighs are saggy because I stop using the hip adductor and abductor machines at the gym because they were always broken. I know TMI.
riotgeek riotgeek 10 years
Good on her! That's an awesome achievement.
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