Ruby 2008 | TV Show Watchlist


The weight-loss efforts of a nearly 500-pound woman from Savannah are chronicled.

Premiered: November 9, 2008

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Ruby's High School Reunion Season 4, Episode 3 Mar 20, 2011 Paid

Ruby and the gang hold a yard sale to help raise money for Georgia's son's move to Los Angeles. While Drew and Shazi take the opportunity to turn the sale into a workout, Ruby's high school friends take the time to come visit her. Excited about reuniting with her old buddies, Ruby organizes a mini reunion where her circle of friends can help her reflect on what she was like as a child. She struggles to see the connection between her childhood letters and the person she is today--but with the help of her friends, therapist, and pastor, she may just have a breakthrough.

Hacky Thanksgiving Season 3, Episode 9 Apr 18, 2010 Paid

As Ruby continues to lose weight, she worries that her efforts will be derailed by all of the food temptations around the holidays. With Thanksgiving around the corner, she challenges herself and her friends to prepare two different Thanksgiving dinners--a traditional meal with all the trimmings and another meal with healthier alternatives. Ruby's therapist lends her support by paying her a home visit to evaluate her environment, and Ruby's friends become defensive when Dr. Jane says they may have been enablers in Ruby's struggle with weight. On Thanksgiving day, Ruby finds herself surrounded by delicious and fattening foods, and allows herself to have a little taste of each dish--but will she be able to control herself once she starts? Or will she fall back into her old habits?

The Final Weigh-In Season 2, Episode 12 Sep 6, 2009 Paid

Still grieving over the death of her dog Lucy, Ruby is feeling unmotivated to work out and stick to her weight loss program. She knows she needs to get re-energized, so when Dr. Bradley suggests she visit a summer weight loss camp for kids, she agrees to go. Ruby is excited by the idea, but nervous about making a speech in front of the kids so she brings Jeff and Georgia along for support. Now that they're officially campers, the three must abide by all of the camp rules, including no cell phones, computers and snacks! Ruby is excited by all of the activities available and rides a horse for the first time in her life. Ruby finds herself connecting with the kids, teaching them the value of conquering their weight issues while they're young and to go after their dreams.

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Ruby 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. Altho (more…)
Ruby Faces Rosie
Jeff joins Ruby as she visits New York City to appear on Rosie O'Donnell's radio show. The two are excited to explore the Big Apple, but Ruby quickly (more…)
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