Ruby's Diary: Reflections on All I've Lost and Gained

Ruby's Diary: Reflections on All I've Lost and Gained

by Ruby Gettinger

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ISBN-13: 9780061985973
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/08/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 929 KB

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Ruby Gettinger, the star of the hit reality TV show Ruby on the Style Network, shares her personal insights and inspiring triumphs on the road to conquering morbid obesity in Ruby's Diary. Americans have taken this courageous, plus-sized heroine into their hearts, and Ruby's Diary, based on her private journals, brings us deeper into Ruby's world than ever before -- as she bravely bares her inner battles and her very public struggles to achieve health, happiness, and a longer life.

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Ruby's Diary: Reflections on All I've Lost and Gained 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ruby is amazing! I am only a little overweight, I don't live in the south or have the same religious background as Ruby, but I have so much in common with her and that's because she is a Real person we can all relate to! She's funny, inspirational, just plain human... and yet so extraordinary! I recently started watching her show and I'm so happy to have happened upon her book! As I read, I could just hear her voice! If you get to know her through her show or her book you'll likely realize why, and see the many ways, she touches lives. For example, in one of her shows she said something to the effect that she was willing to face the uncomfortable to get where she needs to go. Those words ring through me as I face challenges in my life. I am just in love with RUBY!! You go girl!
0Betsy More than 1 year ago
Ruby's diary is inspiring. It is a quick read, but it has some very deep, inward reflective moments for the reader. It is very motivating considering Ruby's story. If you keep an open mind when you read it you will get a lot out of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great reading. Very inspirational and enjoyable!!
cgarcia More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It's an easy read. What I liked about it the most is that I was able to relate A LOT to Ruby. It felt good to know that I'm not the only one feeling this way. My struggle is minor compared to Ruby's, so if she can lose hundreds of pounds, I should be able to lose ten, and keep them off. Our situations are very different, and we both live VERY different lifestyles. Even so, not being at your desired weight comes with a lot of the same thinking. It's a nice, quick read :)
reannon on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Ruby Gettinger is the star of her own series on the style network. At her highest weight she weighed over 700 pounds. At the time this book was published she had lost half or more of that, and she has done it with diet and exercise rather than surgery. She has good reasons for her choice. First of all, she is terrified of going under anesthesia. More importantly, she doesn't think the surgery would teach her anything about how to live more healthily. It is remarkable that she has kept her determination, despite times of great stress, such as the death of her beloved father.Becoming diabetic and having it so badly out of control the doctors told her it could kill her anytime scared her enough to be able to change her life totally. Part of learning how to live more healthily is keeping a journal, and the book is a compilation of some of the journal entries that have meant the most to her and to her readers. Ruby is not only fearless in making such radical changes in her eating and exercise habits, but in facing up to the psychological factors that led her into such horrific weight gain. She remembers little of her childhood, but had great relationships with both of her parents. She is convinced there was some trauma in her childhood, but hasn't yet been able to remember it. I suspect she is right, she has many symptoms of someone who has been abused. I also suspect, given the amount of pain she went through over the breakup of a relationship, that she has borderline personality disorder, which I also have. It makes her journey even more remarkable.The book is a short, easy read, but a remarkable story of a courageous journey. It also has a good though short list of resources in the end. I read it hoping it would inspire me to make similar changes in my own life. It hasn't yet, but I still have hope the inspiration will come. It may come by watching her show, which I've never seen.Highly recommended work for those dealing with weight issues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg l remember Ruby! I used to watch her show all the time!! She is soo inspiring!! Love you sweet girl!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read for a smile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just love u Ruby!! Very inspirational. She has a big heart that she wears on her sleeve. Keep up the awesome work.
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All this woman does is whine! Isn't it obvious she was sexually abused? THAT'S is why she can't remember her childhood! Every time I hear her voice I cringe. NOT a book for the faint of heart...awful awful awful!!!