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Ruby Gettinger Losing Weight On TV, Gaining Frenemies

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NEW YORK — Talk about frenemies. Now that reality TV star Ruby Gettinger is less than 350 pounds (from her highest weight of 716), some so-called friends have told her she doesn't need to lose any more weight.

"I've had friends say, `You look good right now. You need to stop losing weight now.' I don't get it. It's almost like misery loves company," said the Savannah, Ga., native in a recent interview.

In fact, Gettinger says she's had people send her a basket full of sweets from a candy shop, knowing she's on a diet.

Gettinger stars in her own show on the Style Network (8 p.m. EDT Sundays) as she struggles to get healthy.

When "Ruby" – now in its second season – began filming last year she weighed 500 pounds. She's now lost 80 inches overall and 30 inches from her waist which Gettinger jokes is a whole person.

She can walk two miles now and craves healthy foods like fish and vegetables.

Gettinger says her goal is to be healthy and not to get to a particular weight.

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