Ruby, the Inspirational Weight Loss Journey

This is the story of Ruby, a nearly 500 pound woman trying to completely overhaul her lifestyle in order to lose weight and save her life. Ruby has come up with a team to help her through this weight loss adventure. Her team consists of personal trainer Reese Brown, and weight loss physician Dr. Bradley (the founder of the Hourglass Weight loss and Fitness wellness program), Dr. Brewerton, a psychiatrist helping Ruby with the mental component for weight loss, her personal physician Dr. Corse, and finally her dietitian Helen Hussey. Ruby will run on the Style Network, where they have a great break down of every aspect of Ruby’s diet and exercise regimen, friends/social support system, her blog, bonus scenes from the show, and more. I will be providing weekly episode recaps for those interested in staying updated on Ruby’s progress.

On this week’s episode, Ruby gets a visit from an ex-boyfriend (Denny) that she loved dearly, but ultimately he left her because he couldn’t accept her physical appearance. There were many mixed feelings about Denny’s arrival. Ruby’s roommate and friend Jeff, and her other good friend Georgia, are very skeptical about Denny because they think he played a huge role in her gaining more weight once he left her six years ago. Denny swore that he was there to support Ruby and help her through this struggle, but ultimately faced her with the same ultimatum he gave her six years ago… lose the weight and I’ll marry you, but if you can’t then we can’t be together. This crushed Ruby six years ago, but today she is stronger and focused on herself and getting healthy for her, not for anyone else.

This entire episode focused on social support, which is so important in successful weight loss and maintenance. Ruby has surrounded herself with a great social system (Georgia, Jeff, her nephew Jim, and Georgia’s sons Ben and Zachary) and knew that having Denny in her life right now wasn’t the best thing for her… good for her! Realizing that the people you surround yourself with will help make or break your lifestyle change is huge, and I’m proud of Ruby for keeping the right people close to her.

If you watched this week’s episode what are your thoughts? Do you think she did the right thing? I welcome you to share your comments and/or questions.

Learn more about Ruby in her videos from Style Network.

12 Responses to Ruby, the Inspirational Weight Loss Journey

  1. Gaby says:

    i do not know how did i get to see this history but i will tell you that came in the right time. I am feeling sad about my weight and i am not doing anything to be better. After i read and watch some videos of Ruby motivated myself to do what i need to do: action!! thanks for this great story! and congratulations for your winner

  2. tricia says:

    Hi If Ruby ever comes to the island of Oahu please knock on my door. I don’t know if they ship the food to Hawaii, but I will find out later. Good luck Ruby, you hang in their girl. Its hard, but its a fight you have to win. Food can not be the winner. I would send you a few items from Hawaii as I am into Feng Shui. If can let me know where, and again if you come to Hawaii please clal me or just stop by. Tricia Aloha

  3. Mary Ellen says:

    Ruby I got my answer about Denny, GO GIRL!!!!!
    I am so Proud of you!!!!

  4. Kayzie says:

    Ruby,
    In my humble opinion;
    Denny (or any other person) should never ever put a condition on giving their love. God has someone very special for you Ruby. You are carved in the palm of His hand and He has a beautiful plan for your life. So please don’t “settle” for anything less than God’s best. You are so beautiful, so there will be a lot of guys wanting to get your attention, but ya gotta stay in prayer, and wait upon the Lord..He will give you the desires of your heart! God bless you.
    Kayzie

  5. Renae says:

    You are such an inspiration and delight. You have such a beautiful personality. I can see why you have so many great friends and family that just adore you. You are so honest and real. Keep up the good work. You have such a gorgeous face that when you lose your weight guys are going to be knocking at your door.

  6. pam says:

    I think it is so great what you are doing by allowing the cameras to follow your weight loss efferts you have really made me work harder than i ever have to get my 140 extra pounds off i am 40 years old with 3 sons and a grandson and i want to make sure i will be around for a long time keep going i am rooting for you

  7. Ruby, where have you gone!!!!! Every week I look forward to seeing your progress, but the only thing showing is reruns of past successes. You are a very unique individual, full of laughter and fun, a quality that many people do not have. Remember that wieght loss and maintance is an every day struggle, so dont punish yourself to much when you have weak moments, we all do. I cant wait to see a new update on your weight loss journey. My thoughts are with you, I am wishing you, like I am wishing myself..GOOD LUCK TO SUCCESS!!!

    Sincerly,
    Regina Collins from Lee County Virgina

  8. CHRISTINA says:

    I love you RUBY! You rock! My highest weight was only 205, and I am now down to 194 in only 3 weeks. Its hard work and I watch you every week and I will tell you something, you motivate me so much.
    You have such a zest for life and I wish I could meet you.

    Thank you for being such an inspiration.

  9. RON says:

    rUBY, fiRST OF ALL LET ME SAY HOW INSPIRING YOU ARE TO ME. iT FELT SO GOOD TO SEE YOU FACE AND TACKLE WHAT MANY OF US ARE ARE AFRIAD OF EVERYDAY. i HAVE NOW PLEDGED TO MYSELF TO DO BETTER AND TAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES.

    i HAVE BEEN DEAINLG WIHT THIS WEIGHT ISUE MOST OF MY ADULT LIFE. i HAD LOW SELF ESTEEN , BUT NOW IT IS THROUGHT THE ROOF. i LIKE MY SELF , JUST NOT SURE IF i LOVE MYSELF ENOUGH TO DO IT RIGHT NOW. i M TAKING SMALL STRIDES , BUT i KNOW I AM NO YET SURE FOOTED. i AM GOING TO NEED SOME HELP AND SUPPORT. iF i DONT GET ON BOARD SOON , i FEEL THIS DIABETES WILL TAKE ME AWAY FROM HERE.

  10. Rosie says:

    Ruby~ I just read that you are coming back for a second season. When will that be? Love you and love the show! You are a true inspiration to all of us that have weight issues. You are very brave to be on television to expose your inner and outer demons with the weight issue. Can’t wait to see your progress! Keep up the good work gal!!!!

  11. Mary Ellen says:

    Its been a while I hope you’re doing good.

  12. Nicole says:

    Ruby, I’ve been looking for your show for months now. Where are you? I hope you are doing well with your weight loss efforts. You inspire me. I hope that your show comes back on soon…..you obviously have many people wishing you the best!

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