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Re: “Ruby and Other Weight-Loss Tales

My daughter got me into watching Ruby. I am so PLEASED to see someone so opened and honest about a subject that is so true to my heart. I am a mother and grandmother and over weight. I want to know how she has lost so much weight and the foods that she likes the best. I really do hope she continues to keep up the great work. She has done so much for so many people by being a great role model(that she might even know who she has touched)such as myself so many miles away from her.

Posted by barbettef on 03/12/2011 at 12:28 AM

Re: “American Idol

The woman is out. This is exactly like the election. Except that the woman was Black. Not the man. Or men. But it's exactly the same. Thank you for your insightful blogging thing.

Posted by Pat Clark on 07/25/2010 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Summer Heights High: Schoolin' and Foolin' from Down Under


Posted by RICHARDSONhockey on 11/18/2009 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Ruby and Other Weight-Loss Tales

I've been watching and following your journey. My question is, the hour glass meals. I've asked my doctor about how to get on that program, but she she has never heard about them,and are they expensive. My daughter and I and both very overweight but our income is not anything to brag about. What can we do?

Posted by Peggy&Nichole on 10/02/2009 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Ruby and Other Weight-Loss Tales

I am struggling sooo with my own weight demons and it really gives my heart some relief to watch this incredible struggle that Ruby is willing to take on publicly I keep reminding my self if she will keep fighting so will I but today I just feel fat and sad maybe I should start my own "Fat nite"

Posted by heidirichmond on 08/24/2009 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Ruby and Other Weight-Loss Tales

I too am hooked on watching Ruby. She is so outgoing and southern. She says the funniest things...sometimes a smart butt. I feel like I know her personally. She has done such a great job losing weight. I think it is cool that she still lives with her friend from years ago. That's a great friendship!

Posted by Health101 on 08/03/2009 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Ruby and Other Weight-Loss Tales

I am watching Ruby at this very moment on Style. episode 'ruby redecorating her bedroom'.I am in stitches, laughing so hard I am barely able to contain my bladder!
On the phone to Anthony " she could turn on me now" This is the 1st time since Ruby was at 500 lbs. have i laughed SOOO Hard. I just love this woman. She is a Larve waiting to become the 'Madame butterfly' I wait each week, to see her success story unfold. I am NOT overweight, yet, each addictiom is a FIGHT. She deserves the 'heavy weight Champ of the World' belt! Good Luck and may God continue to Bless U and all that are supportive of you!! U Go Girl! Love karen M. Akana in Newport Beach, Ca.

Posted by Karen Akana on 08/02/2009 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Work It: RuPaul's Drag Race

This column makes me want cable. Bad. I love terrible garbage.

Posted by Farmer Waltz on 02/12/2009 at 3:50 PM

Re: “She's Got the Look: Mature Models?

I am Sondra, a 41 year old fit mother of 5 with modeling and acting experience who would also like to stress my interest in the anticipated second season. I will be visiting your tvland site regularly. I think this is an excellent opportunity for both sides of the industry and a marvelous creation on your part. My email address is sondramerida@hotmail.com for further comments. best wishes

Posted by sondramerida@hotmail.com on 07/16/2008 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Celebrity Circus: Send in the clowns.

doh! Peter Brady, that's what I meant. thanks!

Tonight I fast-forwarded through this week's episode but only watched Louie Spence's comments. I figure that's the most entertaining part, and not having seen the routine he's talking about doesn't seem to make a whit of difference.

Posted by Al Hoff on 06/26/2008 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Celebrity Circus: Send in the clowns.

Chris Knight was PETER Brady, not Bobby Brady. Just thought I'd point that out. I watched about 20 minutes of this show and agree that it was total crap. And while I agree that most of these people are has-beens, they are all people that had earned their "celebrity" status through actual celebrity activities such as acting, singing, modeling, dancing (with the possible exception of Wee-Man) and who were all recognizable, at least at one point in time, on the street.

While I can understand not knowing who Stacy Dash (she was in the movie Clueless amongst other random TV shows) or Blu Cantrell (had a HUGE hit in 2001-2002 w/ Hit 'em Up Style) are, I find it disappointing that you've never heard of Janet Evans, who is a record-breaking Olympian. Antonio Sabato, Jr. was a model turned soap actor turned prime time actor in the show Charmed.

However, I have to also point out that this concept isn't new. Doesn't anyone else remember Circus of the Stars in the 80's? ;)

Posted by ambergurrl on 06/26/2008 at 9:32 AM

Re: “She's Got the Look: Mature Models?

According the She's Got the Look web site:

A decision will be made within a month or so as to whether or not there will be a second season of the show. When that decisision is made, it will be announced here. If there is a second season, application information also will be posted on this board.

For more, go to www.tvland.com, click on She's Got the Link, then "community" -- that's where any applications for a season two will be posted.

Posted by Al Hoff on 06/09/2008 at 2:18 PM

Re: “She's Got the Look: Mature Models?

I am a 39 year old 5"71/2 feet black woman that would love to take my chances and a shot at becoming the next She's Got the Look could some one please get back in touch with me to let me know the information on how to get signed up my e-mail address is (prestigeous9@yahoo.com) or (Presti9@aol.com) Looking forward to hearing back from you and I hope that this is the spot where I can get my request through Thank you Deaetta Johnson

Posted by Prestige on 06/09/2008 at 10:06 AM

Re: “TV Kitchens: One Down, Two to Go

I gotta admit that I loved Last Restaurant Standing when it first came on, but it dragged out so long that I couldn't stick with it. If it's bundled on dvd, it would be prefect for fast-forwarding, especially the early episodes.

btw--I've noticed that Gordon Ramsay no longer takes his shirt off right before he's about to ream out his next victim. I kinda miss it.

Posted by Matthew on 06/07/2008 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Last Restaurant Standing

It seems that a second season is being filmed in the U.K. this summer -- which might land it stateside sometime next year.

Posted by Al Hoff on 06/02/2008 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Last Restaurant Standing

Will there be a season two? The pace may have been slow to some. I am a culinary student and learned more about front and back of house from this show. Thanks!

Posted by Debs Diner on 06/01/2008 at 1:32 PM

Re: “I Can Make You Thin

In the same vein of "thinking" yourself to better eating, you might want to check out Brian Wansink's book MINDLESS EATING. He makes his living figuring out how and why we eat what we do -- and it's his studies that Paul McKenna is referring to when he did the stale-popcorn trick or the hamburger-size experiment. Wansink's book is pretty repetitive (dare I say padded?) but it's worth checking out of the library for some eye-opening (if obvious) insights into eating better brain-first.

Posted by Al Hoff on 04/14/2008 at 6:43 PM

Re: “I Can Make You Thin

I just wanted to post something after reading this article. Being someone who was on their first diet at 5 months old, I can say from experience that diets don't work. My wife told me about this show and I decided to watch while I worked at night. The first episode struck a cord with me because I have always wondered why I eat more than I need and usually until I'm stuffed, so I just decided to do the first round of "homework". I put my fork down after each bite and actually tasted my food. I chewed my food until it broke down instead of swallowing chunks of food like I usually do. I noticed I was eating about 1/3 of the food I usually was eating, but I was enjoying food much more. I was still eating everything I always was before (even fried food and chocolate desserts) and was feeling better every day. I believe it's been 3 weeks now and I have lost 10 pounds without any effort which is amazing. The great part is that I know I won't gain it back because I would have to eat unconsciously for a full month to gain it back which is pretty much impossible at this point. I also noticed that my heartburn has pretty much disappeared which I'm pretty sure is because my stomach isn't working so hard all the time. I highly recommend this series to everybody... thin or overweight. It's just good practice and will likely help with long term health issues as well.

Posted by Jonathan Shroyer on 04/13/2008 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Survivor: Micronesia

Undoubtedly, the format of Survivor has gotten pretty stale -- particularly its insistence that all shows take place at pretty tropical beaches. (And I'm sympathetic -- the off-beach seasons have struggled, if only that we don't see hot, dirty people in bathing suits all the time.) I've long joked that since Survivor has become institutionalized, the producers should really bust it open -- mostly by putting people in more realistic, but trickier survival situations. (I know all of us who live in cities, and don't drive everywhere, would love to see a bunch of pampered surburbanites dropped into some urban jungle ... Another great meta-Survivor would be seing how long any rational adult could have lasted with those brats in Kid Nation ...) that's why I tuned in Sunday to DUMPED (more to this blog later), BBC's reality show where a group got left at a landfill to survive. Its primary purpose is eco-education, but at least somebody is breaking far from the Club-Med-minus-pina-coladas Survivor format.

Posted by Al Hoff on 03/12/2008 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Survivor: Micronesia

As a long-time viewer (I hesitate to say 'fan') of Survivor, I think I'm running into compassion fatigue--I'm not caring much about the outcome of this season. I'm speculating that the fact for this is that the participants are now themselves fans--ie they've watched the show in previous seasons as much as I have. This kind of changes the premise--the Survivor team-members are now playing the game like us home viewers--so it seems that the paradise of reality television has been spoiled by the knowledge of home-viewing. Or, maybe I should just apply to go on the show myself....

Posted by Matthew on 03/11/2008 at 8:31 PM

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