Ruby Admits to Weight Gain on 'Today' ShowPosted on Mar 3rd 2011 1:30PM by Deborah Dunham
Ruby Gettinger, star of her own reality show, "Ruby" on the Style Network, is no exception.
This morning, she confessed to Matt Lauer on the "Today" show that she was, once again, gaining weight. Although nowhere near her peak 716 pounds, Gettinger said she has put on 60 pounds recently after losing more than 400 and getting down to her lowest weight in years.
"Now that I can fit into capris and jeans and shirts and stuff that is tighter, I can tell that I'm gaining weight instead of losing," Gettinger admitted.
When asked about the slip in her diet, she told Lauer, "I hate talking about this, because there's such shame in that." She went on to say that her newer food choices, albeit sugar- and fat-free, are still not the healthiest options.
Knowing that the weight gain is about more than her menu items, Gettinger's best friends are helping her with "tough love". "I hate them right now," she said. Yet, she knows she needs to listen to them because she doesn't want to go back to "that girl".
To get back on track, Gettinger is undergoing therapy and hypnosis to deal with childhood issues that are contributing to her self-described emotional eating and food addiction.
"I'm breaking that addiction," she said. "The fact that I've lost over 400 pounds and I did gain 60 pounds and I've lost half of it again, I'm just never going to give up. I'm determined to prove that we can beat anything."
After Lauer told Gettinger he knew she could do it, she replied in her syrupy southern accent, "You're so cute. We need to date!"
Go, Ruby! We're cheering for you!
Click on the video below to watch Ruby's interview with Matt Lauer.
The fourth season of "Ruby" premieres this Sunday, March 6 at 8pm EST.