Beginning in junior high, and for most of her adult life, Christie Buie endured countless humiliations due to her weight: name-calling, broken chairs, and rude comments from fellow airplane passengers, to name just a few.
Three years ago, shortly before her 39th birthday, Christie decided enough was enough. So she reduced her wheat and sugar intake and then went looking to join a gym.
I wanted a gym where I could workout with nobody around.
I liked the idea that I could exercise at Anytime Fitness early in the morning or late at night, when I was the only one in the gym. I was really self-conscious about my size and my abilities.
Hear her full story by watching the video above.