Ballroom Dance > Has anyone lost weight dancing?

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

  1. alemana

    alemana New Member

    i lost weight, my nest egg and my mind. please write a story about me.
  2. LACHopeful

    LACHopeful New Member

    I lost 20 lbs when I started and I still have like 20 lbs to go and I'm dancing but not dancing it off...does that count?
  3. You dropped 140 lbs? Did you break up with your SO?
  4. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Hee! Not at that time. (and that would have been about 190 lbs. :tongue:) I broke my back and started dancing after I learned how to walk again. I had *a lot* of weight to lose....
  5. liangjz

    liangjz New Member

    30 lb in 3 months, but that was from lindy. Ballroom made me more tone than giving weight loss since I had already been a lindy dancer for 3 months.

    I started weight lifting because of ballroom and never stopped.

    That's awesome..
  6. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Didn't lose a lot of weight (about 15 lbs.), but I did use to have a lot of foot problems, which all cleared up when I started dancing.
  7. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    what a story, medira! good for you...
  8. RIdancer82

    RIdancer82 New Member

    wow! what an incredible and inspiring story! Good for you!!
  9. RIdancer82

    RIdancer82 New Member

    lost about 45lbs. and went from a size 14 to a 6
  10. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    :shock: :notworth: :raisebro:
  11. danceislove

    danceislove New Member

    I've lost 40lbs in the last year (how long i've been dancing) and have gone from a very full size 16 to a 10/12. Doing nothing differently except dancing. I have much more to go!
  12. misteria

    misteria New Member

    I am currently still recoversing after an accidednt. Lost over 30 pounds since mid October and went from size 20 to 14 :)
    Still a long way to go, but that's what I get after praciticing ballrom about 3 hours a day ;)
  13. chachachacat

    chachachacat Well-Known Member

    Wow! All these stories are so inspiring! I am afraid to get back out there being about 20 pounds overweight, because I used to be SO skinny! I am afraid everyone will be judgemental. I have had people say, "you look so different" and it doesn't feel good.
    Also, I know I will feel different, and I'm rusty. My students used to call me a Ferrari because of my following. Now, I'm embarrased because I haven't danced in so long.
    I guess I should just stop worrying about what everyone will think, and dance for myself. For fun, for fulfillment, for exercise.
    Thanks, everyone!! :D
  14. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    Lost 17lbs... :oops:
    Feels very unimportant compared to all the other stories.


  15. Anna

    Anna New Member

    Eh, didn't lose a pound. But it probably helped stave off the freshman 15 so I'm not complaining.
  16. njdancegirl

    njdancegirl Active Member

    I lost about 15 pounds, 2 clothing sizes and toned up quite a bit...thought that was good until I read all of your stories. Way to go everyone!

    Is it safe to assume though that we all are probably dancing much more each day/week than the average new social dancer? I would hate for someone to think that they can lose all that weight and transform their body by doing one or two group classes a week. Though you have to start somewhere...
  17. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

  18. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    lord yes... more than the above-average social dancer, as well. ;)
  19. Medira

    Medira New Member

    30 - 40 hours a week.

    I lost my first 45 lbs. just dancing like a normal social dancer I said though, I had *a lot* to lose.
  20. LACHopeful

    LACHopeful New Member

    I just another 4 lbs.

    That means that I've lost 25 all together...still have like 15 more to go

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