Ricki Lake is back with a new gig, "The Ricki Lake Show," and a new man in her life (husband of three months Christian Evans), she has a new goal: To lose 10 pounds.Now that
The 43-year-old told People, "I'm not fat, and I'm not a size 4," adding her dress size is between a size 6 and 8. "I'm constantly working every day not to beat myself up for it."
The host made headlines when, in season 13 of "Dancing With the Stars," she tangoed up a storm and lost 20 pounds. The contestant revealed that she had shrunk 15 inches and was down several dress sizes to a svelte 4 -- she had started the competition a size 8.
At the time, Lake credited her weight loss to a food-preparation service many of the cast members join to time save time when they're competing -- and hours of training she put in with pro partner Derek Hough.
But those days are over. She told the magazine, "I'm definitely not in as good as shape as I was on 'Dancing With the Stars.' Part of me gets mad at myself that I didn't keep it up -- but it's impossible. I'm not dancing for seven hours a day anymore. I can't maintain that."
The mother of an 11-year-old and a 15-year-old has since gained back the weight. She says, "I'd like to lose 10 pounds -- just like everyone." Her new show will certainly document Lake's journey to lose the extra weight, a struggle many of her viewers will certainly relate to.
Lake is no stranger to yo-yo dieting. At her all-time high, she hit 260 pounds. She vows to increase her workouts but admits she did order a "gourmet ice cream truck for the staff for the first day. … I'm one big walking contradiction, but I have the mindset and, God knows, I have the willpower because I've done it before."
She adds: "I hope to be the incredible shrinking woman on the first season of "The Ricki Lake Show'!"
Maybe it's time to dust off those dancing shoes.
See Ricki Lake perform on "DWTS":
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