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  • Ruby

    25 posts, 10 voices, 1243 views, started Nov 9, 2008

    Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2008 by Daphne

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    • Carnelian
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      Ruby Gettinger has fought obesity her entire life.  At almost 500 pounds, she could die if she doesn’t lose weight.  

       Series premiere:  Ruby is told by her doctor that she faces life-threatening health problems if she does not lose weight.

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          Mztracy wrote Nov 9, 2008
        • Wow!! She can do it!! What a strong woman!



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          Inakika wrote Nov 9, 2008
        • This show is so good so far. It makes me look at the plight of the obese a bit differently. Ruby seems like such an awesome lady, wonder if she’s 40+? LOL!



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          Daphne wrote Nov 9, 2008
        • Kika...i thought the SAME thing!  She’s on Facebook...we could invite her to join us!!

          This girl is a doll...what a sweet thing she is!



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          Inakika wrote Nov 9, 2008
        • Sounds like a plan! I’m gonna check that out! She needs us, we are all Fabulous!



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          Inakika wrote Nov 9, 2008
        • I found her page but I can’t leave a message. I’ll try again later. My computer is bugging.....



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          Daphne wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • I was reading some of the comments on her message board and, for the most part, people are pulling for her.  On one thread, though...there are a handful of people begrudging the “reality” of this program.  Like Ruby, these nay-sayers are on disability insurance but, unlike Ruby, they cannot afford a personal trainer, nutritionist, psychiatrist, gym membership, etc.

          My opinion?  I think if you WANT to lost the weight badly enough, begrudging another person’s efforts is a weak excuse.  Sure, Ruby has a personal trainer and gym membership, but who doesn’t have a sidewalk to walk on?  Who doesn’t have stairs they can climb up and down over and over again?  Who doesn’t have two hardcover books to lift over and over again?  Sure, Ruby has a nutritionist, but what’s wrong with using the internet (that these posters OBVIOUSLY have) to learn about the foods you should be eating.  Sure, Ruby has a psychiatrist, but who doesn’t have a close friend with whom you can share your pain?

          I“m all for Ruby and her struggle...and it is going to be one helluva struggle.  She has some deep-rooted habits to cut through.

          I choose to see Ruby as an inspiration and a reminder that MY fight is equally as difficult but not as extreme in it’s need.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • I guess I'll have to keep up with it through you guys since we don't have tv (no comments about the obvious connection between that and the number of kids we have! LOL)
          We have a dear sweet lady who is our 'poster child' for the Glycolean system. Her name is Ellie. She tried everything, including bypass and staple surgery but still managed to gain it back plus some. Then one day, she decided no more and used the Glycolean system as a catalyst to get her life back. Believe me, I wholeheartedly believe in the system, but I also know getting to the no more point is the real key! Nutritionist, trainers, calorie counters, cheerleaders - none of them work if you aren't 'there' and none of them are necessary if you are there. Nice, but not necessary. BTW, I do fat loss coaching for free. Supplements are suggested but aren't required. The only thing that is required is a wholehearted committment to making a lifestyle change. I bet the nay-sayers wouldn't qualify! :)



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          Linni wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • thanks for posting this Daphne! im right there in the struggle with her.. i will be a positive force, and we as a group can be a positive fore for her also!



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          Daphne wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Jackie:
          The program premiered Sunday night at 8pm on Style Network.  I will re-run several times throughout the week...i actually bumped into it this morning at 8AM.  Check your local listing and you may find it.



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          Daphne wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • I thought the same thing, Jackie.  She is a girlie girl, isn’t she?  I think her voice is very comforting and sweet.  I’m glad you caught it last night.  I had already shut down my laptop or i’d have posted it...cuz i bumped into it at midnight, too!



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          Linni wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • shes just beautiful inside and out! yes, the vids i watched on her page there brought tears to my eyes.. people ( those who judge ) have NO IDEA thats its more than just ” not eating ” that chocolate cake, or that cookie.. its deeper rooted!
          im next to her ALL the way, cheering her on!



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • She has a beautiful face.. and Greeneyes.. Love her red hair.

          I wonder if she has been tested for Tyroid problems..  

          I know whe will do it.. its goint to take tons of work and constant effort on her part.

          She is a beautiful person.



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • I watched Ruby and then my husband and I watched it again together. This woman is absolutely beautiful. She has an awesome personality and attitude. I think she is beautiful even now, so I can’t even imagine how wonderful she will look when she loses this weight.
          I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2006. Obviously, I had to change my eating habits, but I also started walking and trying to take better care of my body. I started out weighing 235. I slowly, lost 45lbs. I was layed off in Sept. 07 and still continued to stay as active and healthy as possible. Unfortunatly, the last 3 months, I have found myself in a rut and just didn’t have a desire to walk or eat right. I maybe averaged walking 1 day a week, when I was walking everyday. We won’t even talk about the sugar I ingested, knowing and feeling so guilty that I couldn’t find my inner stregnth to pull out of this rut.
          Back to Ruby, after watching, I felt like a hill! Here, this woman is using every bit of strength, courage and determination she has to be healthy and active. She totally put a fire to my spark and got me back on track. I am back to walking everyday and eating healthy again.
          So now, today, I got back on the scale and have gained about 10 lbs. in the last 3 months. The scale read 190lbs.
          I have always set my weight loss goals in small increments. With that said, my goal is to lose 10 lbs. by December 12th.
          My daughter and I have started a biggest loser competition, hopefully to get that motivation on fire.
          Ruby is awesome!



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          Daphne wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • Yay, LC!!!  I know just what you‘re talking about with that “inner strength” thing!  It’s almost like this elusive “gift“.

          Good luck to you and stop back often to let us cheer you on!



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • Diabetes (type II) can be managed totally with diet, although it isn’t an overnight process. I’ll cover some of this in the Lean For Life group.



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • Jackie65, with a combination of a healthy diet and excercise, I no longer have to take medication. I monitor my sugar levels many times a day to make sure that the #’s are where they need to be. My doctor also monitors my levels. I would never stop taking medicine without his approval.
          Now, let me add, I didn’t go on a diet, I just changed my eating habits.I don’t do diets very well. I still enjoy most of the foods I love, I just have them in moderation. I love rice, but that is one of the foods that I had to cut out almost completly. I drink diet drinks now and plenty of water. Walking will help keep your sugar down also.
          We eat alot of chic breast and steamed veggies, no fried foods at all. I cook alot more than I used to and that’s a good thing because I love to cook a good meal that’s mostly healthy, but good. I love to hear my family say, Wow Mom, this is really good.



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          Linni wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • wow LC thats great! keep up the great work.. i too am in a rut, and KNOWING i need to make changes and doing them have been the hard part.. i don’t have tv, so i can’t watch Ruby’s show, but i did watch the video there on that site, and WOW! determination, and just the will to fight is what i see in her!



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • Hi Linni, sometimes it’s so hard to dig deep and pull yourself up by the boot straps, but that’s just what we have to do.
          If you don’t mind my asking? Why don’t you have TV?



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          Linni wrote Nov 12, 2008
        • you are right Lc, and sometimes it seems like its impossible, and then oneday, POOF! you are up and at it again!

          i don’t have tv because cable doesn’t come out to my road... there are only like 5 English famlies that live on it; the rest are Amish.

          Direct TV, and Dish tv are both way too expensive.. honestly, i do not mind not having it. my children and i watch movies, or just spend time together, whether its argueing, or having fun! :)



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