Ballroom Dance > Has anyone lost weight dancing?

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by MissyK, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Gumby

    Gumby New Member

    I lost 50 pounds about three years ago - mostly through dancing but also dieting. I still need to lose about 20 lbs but I am just happy to have keep the weight off. I'm having problems with the last twenty due to a combination of a crazy schedule that keeps me from planning meals and a metabolism which works best if I eat often. So at present I am eating the wrong things at the wrong time and wondering why its not working. Sigh. On the other hand, people keep asking me if I have lost weight cause my dancing just keeps improving how my body looks so not all bad.
  2. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    I lost about 10 pounds and it has stayed off. :wink: :)
  3. LXC

    LXC New Member

    Am I the only one who hasn't lost any weight dancing? :cry: Can you lose weight without any supplemental workout or weight-training in addition to the dance practice? I feel like I'm working harder and harder in practice but it's not showing any effect on my measurement; in fact I just gained a few pounds and half an inch in waist.
  4. setsuna713

    setsuna713 New Member

    I only lost a little bit of weight when I started dancing... less than 5 pounds. But I had a lot to loose (which makes it come off quicker) and was in dance class 4 times a week and social dancing at least 3 times a week. Since I started dancing though, I've started doing other things in order to make my dancing (and my appearance while dancing) better.
  5. luh

    luh Active Member

    wow 50 lbs are a lot!
  6. ratherbdancing

    ratherbdancing New Member

    I think I gained weight actually- all muscle but still!
  7. lynn

    lynn New Member

    haven't seen any difference really, but i don't dance all that much, a couple of hrs per week, don't think that's enough exercise to lose any weight.
  8. luh

    luh Active Member

    than there was probably not much too loose :D
  9. ratherbdancing

    ratherbdancing New Member

    No there wasnt. :D
  10. luh

    luh Active Member

    that's always good. :)
  11. ThreeStep

    ThreeStep New Member

    Actually I've gained about 100 lbs since I started dancing.

    Strangely enough, I feel like most that weight has gone into my right arm. Sometimes it's impossible to lift it any higher than my shoulder! Ack!

    (of course, I jest! She's perfect)
  12. DancingMommy

    DancingMommy Active Member

    You know, I just HAD to click on this JUSt to see ThreeStep's answer.... I knew it had to be a doozy....
  13. luh

    luh Active Member

    as long as it's muscle and not fat..
  14. cl5814

    cl5814 New Member

    Well, i guess you would loose weight since you are dancing, not eating or tempted to eat when in/around your kitchen.
  15. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Thanks Luh! I haven't felt this great in years. :D
  16. luh

    luh Active Member

    :bouncy: :bouncy: :cheers:
    I'm sure!
  17. MissyK

    MissyK New Member

    Ahahaha ThreeStep you're hilarious!!! You're partner's only 100 lbs?!

    Yeah, sometimes I feel bad for my partner because he's not a very big guy and he has to drag me around.

    Anyway, my goal for the end of this month is to drop 4 lbs by dancing. I've already done 20 miles this month as well! [/quote]
  18. Medira

    Medira New Member

    *happy dances*
    (_(_) (_|_) (_)_) (_|_) (((_(_) (((_|_))) (_)_))) (((((_|_)))))

    :D :bouncy: :D :bouncy: :D
  19. luh

    luh Active Member

    i never guessed from your avatar that you could loose 50 lbs. :D
  20. macha

    macha New Member

    Yes, but not intentionally.

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