New Weight Loss Reality Show: Ruby

In an effort to rest my back/shoulder by limiting computer time, I’ve been taking a bit of a blogging break this weekend. (More about that tomorrow.) How fortunate for me that during this morning’s normal computer time, I turned on the television and caught the first episode of a new Style Network series, Ruby. The show will repeat tonight on Style Network at 8 p.m. eastern, 7 p.m central.

Ruby Gettinger of Savannah Georgia weighs in at almost 500 pounds. She’s a beautiful young woman facing some serious health problems, yet she has a remarkably charming and resiliant attitude. As seen on the show, Ruby is the kind of person we’d all be friends with if we lived nearby. This show will chronicle her efforts to overcome the obstacles in her life that prevent her from living a fit life. If the first episode is any indication, I think we will all find some of our own truths in her words. I did.

The official show site has links to the schedule, videos, Ruby’s blog, and even a sweepstakes (3 months of training among other things.) So far, I give it a two thumbs up.