Has anyone lost weight dancing?

Gumby

New Member
#21
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.
 

Sagitta

Well-Known Member
#22
MissyK said:
In May to June, I lost 7 lbs just dancing 4 days a week. Then I had some emotional issues and started to binge and gained it all back. I'd only recently started to lose it again.

Has anyone lost a few pounds? I need to lose about 8 lbs before competition in Seattle...which I think is in October, but I'm not sure.

The latin skirts are so short and I don't want my huge thighs jiggling for everyone to see.
I lost about 10 pounds and it has stayed off. :wink: :)
 

LXC

New Member
#23
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.
 
#24
LXC said:
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.
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.
 

luh

Active Member
#25
Medira said:
I've lost 50 lbs. since I took up ballroom 6 months ago and I'm feeling great about it! I'm about to start a new job, so my schedule is going to change, but once I get that sorted out and settled, I'm going to be planning on yoga/pilates classes at the gym during my lunch and dance in the evenings, with weights thrown in there every once in a while too.

Now that the bulk of my extra weight is gone (I still have about 20-25lbs. to go to get back to where I was before I broke myself) I'm changing my focus to tone and stretching.
wow 50 lbs are a lot!
congrats!
luh
 

lynn

New Member
#27
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.
 
#31
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!

ThreeStep
(of course, I jest! She's perfect)
 

luh

Active Member
#33
ThreeStep said:
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!

ThreeStep
(of course, I jest! She's perfect)
as long as it's muscle and not fat..
luh
 
#37
Ahahaha ThreeStep you're hilarious!!! You're partner's only 100 lbs?!

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!

ThreeStep
(of course, I jest! She's perfect)
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]
 

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