Denny ordered a peppermint tea, and I placed a surveillance device surreptitiously on the table.
In 2010 we gave the title of Fit Bottomed Girl of the Year to Ruby Gettinger.
Her honest and open discussion about weight inspired us then — and it inspires us now. As you know, I lost my brother, John, unexpectedly in 2012, and I ended up gaining a little over 70 pounds. I was so scared — they went through a lot of testing, their sickness was 24/7 and I was on watch for them 24/7 for over six months and thank God they are now okay! I was so involved in all that was going on around me that I forgot me and my health; no weigh-ins, no working out, no writing in my journal, no accountability! Through all this, I was still having meetings with development about continuing the [other new concepts like] Ruby is breaking down the fourth wall, Ruby travels state to state and does Ruby walks/boot camps, etc. A group was started on Facebook: #Bringthe Ruby Show Back.
I would love to talk with y’all in a group sessions about the spiritual, mental and emotional effects that life causes all of us!
I want to do a Ruby walk, check your blood pressure, diabetes screenings, etc., so y’all can have results. Once I think I’ve learned not to do it, there I go again believing or buying into the next quick fix! My advice to myself and y’all is to eat healthy, walk, ride your bike, find something you love to do. It helps your blood flow, keeps your joints from stiffness or swelling, it helps with stress.
The first season featured one one-hour episode and eight half-hour episodes.
The second season featured the same number of episodes as the first season, with mostly half-hour episodes, and a few one-hour episodes.
Gettinger starts the show weighing more than 550lbs (she originally weighed over 750lbs.) Ruby works with nutritionists, doctors, and trainers to lose weight, all the while commenting honestly and often humorously about the experience.
The show also deals with the everyday life issues a morbidly obese person can face, such as the difficulty in using airplane bathrooms.
The fourth season featured all hour-long episodes, including the pre-season special: Ruby: My Naked Truth.
In the series opener, Ruby, who is a nearly 500-pound woman, is told that her life is in danger if she doesn't exercise, change her eating habits and lose weight.
If I was in that 400 number, I think I would have quit.“See, it becomes a number and you become a number.