From the very first episode of The Style Network's wildly popular show "Ruby", viewers fell in love with its charming, charismatic star and have remained mesmerized by her very public battle with both her inner demons and her weight. A sweet-natured, Southern-food addicted, Sunday School teacher, Ruby Gettinger was 500 pounds when she was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Although she wasn't quite sure how she got to this weight, she understood it was killing her. Vowing she'd change her life to save it, Ruby made a genuine commitment to uncover all the underlying physical and psychological causes of her addiction - an act of courage that has helped her lose more than a quarter of her weight so far. To support her on this difficult journey, Ruby has kept a journal of her experiences including intimate reflections, discoveries, current fears, and future hopes and dreams.