Ruby Gettinger

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-America is home to the most obese people in the world. According to the CDC, obesity in adults has increased by 60% within the past twenty years and a staggering 33% of American adults are obese. Obesity-related deaths per year are second only to tobacco-related deaths.

At her heaviest, Ruby Gettinger weighed an astonishing 716 pounds.  After much hard work and determination, she shed close to 400 pounds and along the way, hit many major milestones: finally fitting in to a pair of jeans, driving a car and riding a bike again for the first time in years. However, her impressive weight loss has come to a halt with the scale going up an additional 60 pounds.

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