In the tradition of "Little People, Big World" comes this unscripted series, which gives viewers a look at life from the perspective of a woman living in Savannah, GA., who happens to weigh 500 pounds.
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Ruby Gettinger Ruby Gettinger ...  Self 18 episodes, 2008-2010
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In the tradition of "Little People, Big World" comes this unscripted series, which gives viewers a look at life from the perspective of a woman living in Savannah, GA., who happens to weigh 500 pounds.

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RUBY Gettinger
1 March 2011 | by leecake89See all my reviews

"Ruby" is a reality show. Reality for Ruby means not only losing the weight, but also trying to find out the truth of obesity and what it means in her life. There is so much to teach about this disease. The Biggest Looser is instant gratification TV. Several of those contestants gain the weight back once they no longer have the 24 hour support from trainers and nutritionists. If you had compassion, you would see that the contestants are put through hell and mentally beat down to lose weight. Obesity is a symptom of abuse. Those contestants have beat themselves up mentally their entire lives and suffer more abuse from trainers just to make a TV show for your viewing pleasure.

Ruby is undergoing intense psychotherapy while learning how to exercise and cook for herself. She is not at camp 24 hours a day sheltered from society. Ruby does not get her meals, trainers, or counselors for free. She is living her life in the real world, teaching herself and others to not be afraid of change and to face their biggest fears. She has more courage and strength than anyone I know. Ruby is inspiring people to face their addictions. What could be more inspiring than that? I hope I have inspired you to learn something about addiction and obesity. You may even learn a little empathy and compassion along the way.


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