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Ricki Lake says she's getting 'healthier' after 30-lb weight loss: 'I feel amazing'

Ricki Lake in 2017. The former talk show host shared she has lost around 30 lbs. since committing to getting "healthier" with her husband, Ross Burningham: "I feel strong."
Ricki Lake in 2017. The former talk show host shared she has lost around 30 lbs. since committing to getting "healthier" with her husband, Ross Burningham: "I feel strong."

Ricki Lake feels "amazing" and "strong" after a weight loss and lifestyle transformation.

The former talk show host, 55, shared the health change she undertook with her husband in an Instagram post on Saturday.

"Hi friends. I’ve been wanting to share with you what I’ve been up to these last 4 months," Lake captioned a carousel of photos, including of her and her husband Ross Burningham and a mirror selfie showing off the transformation. In October, "I made a commitment to myself to get healthier."

Lake and Burningham have each lost 30 lbs., she said. The couple married in 2022.

"I really want to share, because we did this without relying on a pharmaceutical. (Not that there is anything wrong with that.) But neither of us were prediabetic and both of us felt like we wanted to at least try and do it on our own," she wrote.

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The "Hairspray" actress continued: "Being 55 and in perimenopause, I was a bit worried that my body would not drop the lbs like it had in the past. I am so so proud of us. I feel amazing. I feel strong."

Perimenopause (and premenopause) refer to the period of time leading up to menopause, or the menopause transition. Perimenopause also includes the one year following your last menstrual period. The typical age of onset for menopause is a broad range — typically from 45 to 55. But perimenopause generally starts a few years earlier.

Ricki Lake in 2018. She said she's getting "healthier" after revealing her 30-lb weight loss.
Ricki Lake in 2018. She said she's getting "healthier" after revealing her 30-lb weight loss.

She said she was about 170 lbs. when she started the weight loss process. Lake noted the first photo she posted, a selfie with her husband walking behind her while both were on a hike, was taken over the weekend, while the second and third photos were taken in November.

In the fourth photo, Lake showed a side profile in the mirror, dressed in a sports bra and leggings. In the fifth, the "Cry-Baby" actress included a screenshot of her weight, 140 lbs., as of Saturday.

"I will go in depth in another post of what I did exactly, but suffice to say this is the healthiest way I’ve lost weight in all of my years," Lake wrote.

Contributing: Delaney Nothaft

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ricki Lake on weight loss transformation: 'I feel strong'