Christie Lost 175 Pounds And Gained Vigor For Life

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.

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