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New Non-Scripted Reality Series Follows Ruby Gettinger’s Journey To Lose Weight
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New Non-Scripted Reality Series Follows Ruby Gettinger’s Journey To Lose Weight

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Savannah resident Ruby Gettinger is beautiful, charming, charismatic and weighs a life-threatening 500 pounds. This November, Style’s cameras will follow Ruby’s personal journey to lose weight, get healthy and battle discrimination on the new and highly-anticipated reality series “Ruby.” With no-holds-barred honesty and unwavering optimism, Ruby shares her story, including her past and present battle with obesity, her struggle to find the lost memories of her childhood and her reunion with an ex-boyfriend who broke her heart. Along the way, Ruby seeks to inspire others to take the first bold steps towards a healthier and happier future. The powerful and heartwarming new series, “Ruby,” premieres Sunday, November 9 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, only on The Style Network.

Comprising nine non-scripted episodes, “Ruby” is about Ruby Gettinger’s genuine love of life, despite her struggle to lose weight. Even at her highest weight of 700 pounds, Ruby has never been afraid to go out – hanging out with friends, dancing or going to the movies – despite frequent disapproving stares and harsh comments by passersby. By sharing her positive and negative personal experiences and allowing viewers to come along on her weight-loss journey, Ruby hopes to help others realize that they are not alone and if she can do it, anyone can.
In the one-hour series premiere, Ruby has just been told by her doctor that if she does not lose weight, she risks life-threatening health complications. She talks about life in a world not equipped to handle a person of her size and makes note of the routine activities that she cannot do, such as painting her toenails, riding a bike or taking a bubble bath. Ruby is at a crossroads in her life and she decides it is time to get healthy.

Throughout the season, viewers get to know Ruby’s devoted friends and family – her nephew Jim, roommate Jeff and best friend Georgia, among others. They surround her constantly and adore her, but have inadvertently enabled her unhealthy eating and inactive lifestyle. Also figuring prominently in Ruby’s life is the team of experts devoted to making her weight-loss dreams a reality, including the doctors and dietician who help her understand the ill effects of obesity on her body and her bad food habits; her trainer that gets her exercising; and the psychiatrist that helps Ruby confront her memory issues.

Beyond following Ruby’s battle with obesity, future episodes find her traveling to Los Angeles to catch-up with old friends Billy Blanks Jr. and Brittany Daniel; planning her friend Georgia’s birthday; camping in Savannah; and getting a new look. Other heartfelt episodes include a church revival in support of Ruby’s weight loss efforts and a moving reunion with her ex-boyfriend Denny (who left her because she could not lose weight and subsequently broke her heart).

As Ruby struggles to lose weight and unravel the locked secrets of her childhood, viewers will be moved by her memorable and inspirational story. The journey begins with the premiere of “Ruby” on Sunday, November 9 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, only on Style.

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This series is definitely worth checking out. We screened the first episode here at the office just last week, and we absolutely fell in love with Ruby. This series is inspirational, and we commend the Style Network on putting together a show like this. We can’t wait to see Ruby embark on this journey and others in similar situations that will surely embark on this journey with her.

To coincide with the premiere of” Ruby,” Style will launch a robust and informative Web microsite (mystyle.com/ruby) devoted to Ruby’s weight-loss journey. It will feature additional show information and highlights, blogs and vlogs (video blogs) and behind-the-scenes interviews with Ruby, including her video tour of Savannah. Visitors will also be able to communicate directly with Ruby using message board postings, as well as access expert advice nutrition, exercise and overall wellness through other user-friendly interfaces.

Comment(29)

  1. Pat wrote: I watched the first episode of “Ruby” this morning on STYLE, and was so impressed with Ruby, her friends and family. I know this is a series I am going to enjoy throughly. Keep up the good work Ruby.

  2. LISA wrote: RUBY, YOU ARE MY NEW FRIEND. LOVE YOU JUST AS YOU ARE, BUT YOU CAN DO THIS. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED SAVANNAH, AND NOW THERE IS ANOTHER REASON TO LOVE SAVANNAH.GOOD LUCK GIRL, I WILL BE WATCHING AND PRAYING FOR YOUR SUCCESS.

  3. pamie wrote: Ruby, I thank you for your honesty, and your bravery, and I do understand your addiction. Especially how you become another person. I Will lose my extra weight right along with you. Thank you for having the courage to go there.

  4. Lynn wrote: Hi Ruby. I have 100 lbs. to lose. I’m already diabetic, high blood pressure, back problems, etc. I was a high school cheerleader for heaven’s sake! I was so depressed. 3 months at Weightwatcher’s and haven’t lost 5 lbs yet (yo-yo). Didn’t weigh in yesterday. Ready to quit. Caught your show tonight quite by accident. It gives me incentive and courage to try again. Don’t give up, Ruby and I won’t either. Hang in there!

  5. Leilani wrote: Aloha Ruby, You make be want to keep trying to loose weight being at 380..I have already last 15 pds and went to keep going..I wish you all the blessing in the world…keep going Ruby I will be watching…

  6. Arliecart wrote: Hay lady, hows it going? You keep on the right track, remember, faith is,,,,,, the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen, speak to your mountain, cast it into the sea, doubt not, you will have it, that’s our Fathers words, be blessed, as you have blessed my life, your my sister in Christ, God bless, speak out of your mouth, your body to began to be healthy, just as God spoke, your in his image now, not mans. Spirit will listen, flesh has to die, and you will live, Romans 8 girl. Your a spirit, your spirit wants to come out, you flesh, has to go away,,,,,like all of us, we are all sinners saved by grace, your beauty, wow cant wait to hug your neck in heaven, your in a win win situation, be happy, smile and give God glory, he made you, your life has value, purpose, and meaning, you do have a destiny, I am praying when you remember your past, no pain remains, Jesus takes it all, once that is gone your flesh has no more foot hold on you, Jesus makes a way where there is none, God bless,
    Never Ending Love

  7. Noreen wrote: Enjoy the show! I would like to make a suggestion to Ruby. I lost a ton of weight by absorbing myself in the idea that I was writing a book on weight loss. I googled information in every area- mind, body, spirit. It preoccupied me and all the ideas got imbedded into my brain. Start off with “Thin Tastes Better” by Dr. Gullo. There’s a world of information available on the internet. The other very important thing is to nourish yoursef with your own talking and caring—not with food. I remind myself that I am much greater than this piece of food–it’s just a glob of calories!
    ullo

  8. Kdog wrote: Ruby you hang in there anything is possible and you can do it!!!
    I love the show and i am here to support you

  9. Iowa Proud wrote: Ruby–You are a beautiful woman, keep up the good work. I feel in love with you 2 minutes into your program. You are strong and you will be successful with your journey. I look forward to following your story and supporting you. I also look up to you for having the courage to do this on television. Good Luck !!

  10. inspired wrote: i have a weight issue also and i have been dealing with needing to loose weight and not having the umfff to do it. when i saw the show i was totally blown away with your great attitude and how beautiful a heavy person could be just by showing that they are fun loving. i just always thought you had to be depressed and not have a chance with friends. i am married and when my husband tells me i am beautiful i always just say whatever and wondered if he did because i was obese. i didn’t understand that the beauty of it til i saw the show. soooo good luck with it and pray for me while i pray for you. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!

  11. Christina wrote: Ruby – It is truly amazing to see one put themselves out there so completely, I applaud you and hope that through your show, I can too can lose some weight

  12. by bev wrote: i have a weight problem i i have never let it get me down but we really need to get healthy and you are on the right track keep up the pace that you are going take god with you all the way bless you

  13. vicki wrote: ruby, has any of your doctors asked you to under go any of the surgeries offered now? i was 400 lbs and in MISERY i under went gastric bypass and lost down to 209 lbs-i’m 5ft 11in tall- recently i went on a medication for fibromyalgia i was told that i would gain “some” weight and i did about 15lbs it threw me into a tail spin and i gave up trying now my weight is 260lbs i had just realized what i was doing to myself i had kept the weight off for 5yrs and in a matter of months i had destroyed all that i had done i had just startred back walking and watching what i was eating when i saw your first show im not going to give up so dont you either that way we can be SKINNNY together !!!

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  14. mirian wrote: i think she is beautiful i weigh 228 and do not look as pretty as ruby does i love the show i relate to her she is lucky to have the friends she has all my friends are in Chicago i feel at times alone and hopeless with my weight i have a wonderful husband but i need a team of people like ruby i plan to marry my husband in July by church and have not lost an ounce of weight and it really depresses me but i am rooting for ruby and i am praying for me i love this show

  15. Angie wrote: Stay away from that guy. He is not worth it. Your weight should not be a reason to not marry you. STAY away from this guy he is a jerk.

  16. Dana wrote: I just recently watched your show and I applaud you for taking the first and biggest step to weight loss. I myself have always had a weight issue. In November 2007 I started my lifestyle change. Weighing in at 309 lbs. I knew the road ahead was going to be a long hard road to travel. With a great support team and my family and friends cheering me one today I am a new Dana. I am 5 ft 8 in tall and I now weigh in at 194 pds.. I said all of that to say this, if I can do it you can do it to. It takes determination, lots of support and a mind set to know that you can do anything you set your mind to. You are a beautiful woman and your smile is just lights up the room. I am so excited to be able to watch and be apart of your journey with you. May I leave you with a scripture that helped me on my journey and I hope that it will be of help to you. Isaiah 41:10; Do not fear for I am with you; Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I help you and strengthen you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Good luck Ruby on your life long journey to a new amazing you. I am praying for you and cheering you on.

  17. Elizabeth wrote: Ruby – you are not the “Biggest Loser” (what a demeaning presentation of obesity)…you are the “Biggest Winner”. I’ve lost a significant amount of weight in the past year and know this isn’t done in a vacuum. Finally, a show that presents all the sides of the weight loss issues – motivations/addiction, appropriate training, nutrition, family issues, medical support and what has been swept under the table – psychological intervention. This isn’t just the usual “eat less; exercise more; pay at the desk” approach many of us have had with weight loss. I was fortunate enough to have a doctor who threw me the lifeline and worked WITH me – didn’t just leave me hanging out there on my own.
    Thanks to you for letting us view your journey and to STYLE for getting it right.

  18. By:Shelly wrote: Ruby- Good Luck !! I haven’t watched your show yet but I have seen almost every snid bit advertising your show. I can’t wait to watch it. You are a very beautiful person and Good Luck with your weight loss. I will be working with you.

  19. Ana wrote: Ruby, try to be in a good and positive mood before you start your excercises.. Music or pictures of role models will help you push yourself harder, anything that will make you see that you can do it.. That you will do it..

    YOU CAN do it.. Keep strong, positive and happy..

    I can’t wait to see you at your happiest..

  20. Penny wrote: Ruby, I noticed you said you couldn’t see where you had lost 60 lbs. already but I thought it was very noticeable. Hang in there girlfriend, I think you are defintely on the right track. I’m proud of the way you stay on the treadmill (hate those things)!! Good luck!!

  21. Penny wrote: Ruby, I noticed you said you couldn’t see where you had lost 60 lbs. already but I thought it was very noticeable. Hang in there girlfriend, I think you are defintely on the right track. I’m proud of the way you stay on the treadmill (hate those things)!! Good luck!!

  22. Penny wrote: Ruby, I noticed you said you couldn’t see where you had lost 60 lbs. already but I thought it was very noticeable. Hang in there girlfriend, I think you are defintely on the right track. I’m proud of the way you stay on the treadmill (hate those things)!! Good luck!!

  23. beckie wrote: ruby, you have so much going for you. you are beautiful in many ways. my daughter is 22, overweigh but lives life as you do ..she has skinny friends as you do..a personality that attracts guys and girls..people love to be around here..but she struggles with her weigh..ruby you will succeed with god’s help..

  24. heather wrote: RUBY YOU ARE THE MOST FANTASTIC PERSON I KNOW AND I APPLAUDE THE FACT THAT YOU ARE LETTING OVERWEIGHT BEAUTIFUL WOMEN TO SHARE YOUR JOURNEY. I KNOW YOU WILL SUCCEED AND YOU GIVE EVERYONE HOPE TO SUCCEED ALSO WE CANNOT DO IT ALONE. I AM ALONE ALOT AND I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR SHOW TO GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO KEEP GOING. LOTS OF TEARS BUT ALSO TEARS OF JOY FOR EVERY OUNCE THAT DISAPPEARS. KEEP THE FAITH RUBY AS I WILL TOO, GOD BLESS

  25. bonnie wrote: i had weight loss surgery over 7 years ago and lost over 150 lbs. I could of never done it without the help of surgery. I still struggle even after the surgery . I have gained about 15lbs back over the 7 yrs. I wish you all the best, my life is sooo much better wearing a size 6 than a 26. I should of done this at 19 instead of 39.

  26. MONA wrote: RUBY YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE YOUR SWEET ATTITUDE. I THANK GOD THAT YOU ARE TAKING THIS JOURNEY AND HUN KNOW YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I AM YOUR FAN AND I AM PRAYING FOR YOU!

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