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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.

November 18th, 2008

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alyssa

Ok first of all you cant bash her and her ways then go and say something nice like that it doesnt work that way.
Second of all I love the show and how strong willed she is.I hope she gets to a weight she is comfortable with and sticks to it. I wish her the best of luck!!!!

posted Apr 24th, 2010 10:39 pm


nancy

Your right, look at last night at the Thanksgiving dinner...she could not stop tasting everything and she is very bossy. If I had met her I would not go out of my way to be come friends with her. She demands to much from her friends and does not give anything back. She acts like a spoiled brat. And as for her boyfriend , the only reason he is there is that he wants to be on television.

I like watching the show and wish Ruby a lot of luck. I don't think her over eating has anything to do with her past that she cannot remember for if it is we all have that problem or we can use that as a excuse.

She needs to get a grip on her weakness and face it head on and control it. I'm also over weight of 100 lbs and I know that is what I need to do myself. No one ever said it was easy, but Ruby is doing a great job and does not need any excuses now to continue. Keep up the good work, get rid of Mr Macho and be very greatful for your roommate,nephew and Georgia. They are your real friends as they put up with your demands and expect nothing back from you but a big whineeeeee !!!

posted Apr 19th, 2010 1:22 pm


Chrissy

Hey Grey Sheet Anonymous,
Don't be putting Ruby down to promote your business.Weren't you taught if you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all.
YOU KEEP GOING RUBY.......
Chrissy

posted Apr 9th, 2010 2:45 pm


Rosemarie

The sad thing about this is that Ruby has no strong 12 Step Program, really understands NOTHING about her disease of compulsive overeating. She THINKS that if she finds out "what happened", or "why" she eats, it will solve her overeating problem. This is ridiculous. She can ONLY for the rest of her life - whether she gets her answers or not - deal with her eating problem one day at a time. There is a 1-2 % cure rate. 98% will get thinner and then go back to top weight and gain even more. This disease is vicious, and is PROGRESSIVE. Ruby and all around her are deluded. SHE MUST get a 12 Step program and go to 4-5 meetings a week, follow the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous - just like addicts and compulsive overeaters do. The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the program for the food end of it, is her ONLY long term hope. Yes, she can go to goal weight but she will go right back up within 1-3 years without a food program based on the AA program.

Also, everyone says she is so SWEET. Ruby is personable as long as she is the center of attention and gets her way. She is overbearing, takes "hostages" to her bidding and calls them her friends. Ruby, like all of us with and "ISM" (as in Alcohol-ism), have character defects. Ruby has plenty.

Non addictive people do not see Ruby as she really is. 12 Step Program people do. Ruby needs a program in the Overeaters Anonymous food program, (within the food programs based on AA) , it is called Grey Sheet. There the food is weighed and measured 3 xs per day. She has a sponsor and she does what she is told about the food and the steps of the program.

I am a compulsive overeater and have lost and gained 100's of pounds, because I LEAVE the 12 step programs (Grey Sheet), and take my will back about the food.

Ruby is in denial if she thinks she can control her weight once the show goes off the air and she is no longer being taken care of by an obesity specialist, a therapist, her friends, the Style Network following her success. When she has to go it alone, she will start gaining weight again. I hope and pray not but there is a place she can go. It is called the last house on the block - Grey Sheet. She can always get on line and look up Grey Sheet through the Overeaters Anonymous program. The Grey Sheet program is on the telepone - 100% free. And she can go to live meetings, too. All free.

God bless you Ruby. If the going ever gets too much, call Grey Sheeters Anonymous.

Best to you.

posted Apr 5th, 2010 1:39 am



   
 

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12 Responses to “Ruby, the Inspirational Weight Loss Journey”


Gaby
Jan 7th, 2009
11:56 am

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


tricia
Jan 7th, 2009
8:11 pm

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


Mary Ellen
Jan 14th, 2009
1:05 pm

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


Kayzie
Jan 15th, 2009
4:06 pm

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


Renae
Jan 15th, 2009
5:30 pm

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.


pam
Jan 27th, 2009
8:07 pm

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


Regina Collins
Jan 30th, 2009
4:46 am

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


CHRISTINA
Jan 31st, 2009
7:44 pm

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.


RON
Feb 23rd, 2009
1:20 am

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.


Rosie
Feb 23rd, 2009
10:36 am

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!!!!


Mary Ellen
May 4th, 2009
3:52 pm

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


Nicole
May 10th, 2009
2:58 am

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!