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Living large isn't easy. For 487-pound Ruby Gettinger, everyday life has become a struggle. In the premiere season of this inspirational new Style series, viewers get an intimate and unforgettable look at one woman's life and death battle against obesity. With her life on the line, Ruby is finally ready to take the first step towards a happier and healthier future — and our cameras will be there to capture it all. With no-holds-barred honesty and unwavering optimism, Ruby shares her heartwarming story including her past and present struggle with weight, coming to terms with painful memories from her childhood and dealing with weight discrimination on a daily basis. Now, with help from her friends, family and a team of dedicated doctors, witness the highs and lows as this big and beautiful Southern belle tries to conquer her battle with the bulge once and for all.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoMeet Ruby||In this special one-hour introductory episode of "Ruby," meet Ruby Gettinger, a lovable 487-pound woman from Savannah, Georgia, who has struggled with obesity her entire life. Ruby lives in a small two-bedroom house with her dogs, her nephew Jim and old friend Jeff. Together they share everything from laughs to a love of fattening Southern foods! But now Ruby's pals are realizing that they need to give her tough love in order to help her slim down. Also, Ruby gets a reality check when her doctors tell her that she will die if she does not lose the weight. Determined to drop the pounds once and for all, Ruby recruits a team of specialists including a doctor, a dietician, trainers, and even a psychiatrist to help her get to the root of her obesity issues. Even Ruby's good friend, actress Brittany Daniels, gets in on the action and flies out for a weekend to get her ready for the rough road ahead. After an emotional visit to her therapist, Ruby realizes that her quest for health may also involve an emotional and psychological journey as well as a change in diet and exercise. Is she finally willing to do whatever it takes for a happier and healthier future?||42:17||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoRomancing Ruby||After three months on a rigorous diet and exercise plan, Ruby is finally starting to see results and has already shed fifty pounds! Word of her weight loss has spread among friends and Ruby has recently been getting phone calls from her ex-boyfriend Denny who broke her heart six years ago when she was still struggling to lose weight. Their breakup left her heartbroken for three long years, and Ruby's friends are fearful that the Denny will only end up hurting her again. Ruby lets Denny take her to the beach, cook her meals and even run through a boxing workout, but will this old couple rekindle their romance? See if Ruby can resist the urge to get back together with her lost love and instead focus on Ruby!||20:51||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Temptation of Ruby||Thanks to four months of strict diet and exercise, Ruby has lost 60 pounds! But she's growing sick and frustrated with her pre-packaged meals and she's feeling tempted to cheat on her diet, especially when she goes out to restaurants with her friends who gorge on pizza and other fattening foods right in front of her. After a small setback, Ruby meets with her doctor to get some insight on her cravings and she discovers that they are a mental thing she must learn to overcome. Dr. Corse also informs Ruby that she's already improved her health dramatically and significantly lowered her risk for diabetes. Inspired by the news, Ruby meets with her nutritionist to learn how to prepare healthy, tasty meals and whips up a delicious home-cooked dinner for Jeff and Georgia. Will this finally give her pals the motivation to get serious about their own diets? Watch and see!||21:11||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoRuby's Secret Storm||Ruby has become completely frustrated with her life, her diet and her training. She's hit a wall and is annoyed by everyone and everything! Although she has lost 60 pounds in almost four months, Ruby reveals she can't tell the difference in the mirror and it's making her unmotivated to continue losing weight. Suddenly, Ruby has an eye-opening experience when a dramatic thunderstorm and tornado threatens her and her friends' safety, and she knows she has to lose the weight once and for all. During a session with her therapist, Ruby comes to realize that her painful past is causing her to medicate herself with food. So with her sister Jamie's help, Ruby starts to piece together her childhood, which she can't remember before the age of 13. But will digging deep into her past cause her more harm than good?||20:46||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoRuby Hits the Road||California, here we come! Returning to Los Angeles where she lived for six years, Ruby must endure the challenges of travel for an obese person. Although she has lost over 65 pounds, she still has trouble fitting in the airplane seats and must put up with public humiliation in front of her friends. When she finally lands in L.A., Ruby and her pals visit an amusement park where she's confronted with more obstacles as a bigger person. Later on, Ruby reconnects with her friend Brittany Daniel and another friend who recently had a baby. Seeing the newborn makes Ruby reflect on her own dreams of motherhood and she wonders if the opportunity to have children has already passed her by.||20:35||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoRuby's Revelation||Upon returning to Savannah from her trip to Los Angeles, Ruby is shocked to discover that she had gained back some of the seventy pounds she had lost over the last five months. Discouraged and determined to undo the damage, Ruby re-commits herself to her diet and exercise plan and tries to go through her food journal to find out where she could have gone wrong. When an old high school pal returns for a reunion, Ruby and Jeff decide to throw Georgia a surprise 40th birthday party, but Jeff is worried that all the party planning will distract Ruby from sticking to her diet. Still struggling with her setback, Ruby's psychologist reminds her that she must trust in her team of experts to help her through the hard times. After a visit to her childhood church, Ruby gets a much-needed spiritual boost from the congregation.||20:41||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoWho's Driving This Diet?||In a moment of triumph for Ruby, her weight dips below 400 pounds for the first time in years. While she is 70 pounds slimmer, Ruby's celebration is short-lived when she realizes that her support team can't agree on the best way to continue the plan. Her trainer Reese feels that she is ready to start making her own meals but her doctor feels that she should stick to the Hourglass meals since they've worked so well so far. Confused and stressed out, Ruby decides to call a summit meeting so she can get all her experts on the same page. But it's easier said than done and tensions run high as Ruby's team tries to come to an agreement about how to move forward. Also, Ruby is able to drive for the first time in five years.||41:14||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoReal Women Have Curves||After six months of dieting and exercise, Ruby is down 90 pounds and she's ready to show off her slimmer figure to the world. When her best friend Brittany Daniel comes to town, she wants to spoil Ruby and take her shopping to give her a hot new look. But when Ruby is unable to find flattering, fashionable clothes in her size, she realizes that designers just don't cater to larger people. One night, Ruby organizes a support group of her overweight friends to see what they can learn from each other and hear what other people their size are going through. Motivated to make a difference, Ruby recruits a team of student designers at the Savannah College of Art and Design to create a whole new wardrobe for her that fits her new figure but is still fashionable. And don't miss it when Ruby debuts her beautiful new wardrobe in an impromptu fashion show.||21:07||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoOne Hundred Pounds of Hope||Now that Ruby has regained some of her mobility, she's ready to accomplish her goals. After years of hiding out in her house, Ruby is ready to experience the big outdoors and convinces her best friends Jeff and Georgia to go camping. But first they've got to purchase the supplies! Check out Ruby and Co. as they take on a wild adventure in the great outdoors. Plus, Dr. Brewerton convinces Ruby to address her childhood issues head-on, including a trip to her former family home. Will the visit bring out emotions that Ruby isn't ready to deal with?||21:08||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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Beautiful and Heartwarming Show
First of all, I just have to thank iTunes for putting this series in the store. I am in college right now and when I get done with my homework, I look forward to logging in to iTunes and buying episodes of some of my favorite shows. "Ruby" was a show I have wanted to watch since I saw the previews on my television, but I unfortunately do not recieve the channel that "Ruby" airs on. Anyway, I was browsing around on iTunes a while ago looking for something to buy so I could watch it, and I saw the episodes to "Ruby" and I immediately purchased the episodes that were currently available. I downloaded the premiere episode, but before I got into watching that one, I made sure that I had started to download episode 2 so that it would be ready to go by the time I was done with episode 1. Despite the fact that I am not an overweight individual, I relate to Ruby in many other ways and this is quite possibly the most uplifting and invigorating television show that exists as of right now. I would tell all of my friends and family to watch this show! Definitely one to start watching right away! And thanks again iTunes for providing us with all of the best entertainment in television, movies, and music!
We can all learn from her.
Ruby is a women struggling with her weight. You quickly get past that and realize that she has this sparkling personality, an outgoing lifestyle, a fun set of friends and family, and a heart that is 10 times the size of her figure. Yes, this is one show that we can learn from; By not judging people on there size. Remember, some of the biggest people have some of the biggest hearts.
The BEST show on TV right now!
I absolutely love this show, and I have only seen the first episode! I cannot wait to see the progress of her journey. Now THIS is reality TV people!!! Go Ruby Go! You can do it!