Melissa Gilbert: "I Went From a Size 6 to a 2" on Dancing With the Stars

Celebrity News May. 9, 2012 AT 1:45PM
Melissa Gilbert on "Dancing With The Stars"
Melissa Gilbert on "Dancing With The Stars" Credit: Getty

Dancing With the Stars wasn't all pain and no gain for Melissa Gilbert!

After lasting 8 weeks on Season 14 of DWTS, Gilbert and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were sent home in a double elimination Tuesday night. (Disney star Roshon Fegan and his partner Chelsie Hightower were also eliminated.)

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But the former Little House On the Prairie star, who also celebrated her 48th birthday Tuesday, told Us Weekly she was leaving on a "high note."

"I did things that I didn't think I'd do so... we are definitely going out on a high note," she said. "I'm definitely okay."

And Gilbert even lost weight while competing on the show. "I don't know pounds [lost] but I went from a size 6 to a 2," the slimmer star revealed to Us. "I have a 26 inch waist now."

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But, post-elimination, the actress is relieved she won't have to get scantily clad for dance routines. Gilbert explained, "There was a revealing outfit coming up, so I wasn't going to get to eat this week and now I can!"

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While she did shed some tears after her elimination on the show, Gilbert said, "I'm amazed I even made it this far."

Chmerkovskiy added, "I'm so proud of her."

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