After Losing 83 Pounds, Christie Dougherty Is Attempting To Run 1,000 Miles In Marathons

August 7, 2014 12:57 PM

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After Losing 83 Pounds, Christie Dougherty Is Attempting To Run 1,000 Miles In Marathons

How I Gained It: I grew up in a very healthy household. My parents have both run marathons and both were always very health conscious. But I rebelled against this lifestyle my parents tried to impose, for no reason except that I was a teenager and didn't want to be told what to do anymore.

I gained a lot of my weight during high school, particularly during the years sitting for the SATs and preparing college applications. It also didn't help that I was the target of a lot of bullying. The added stress of school and my parents telling me what to do ended in a junk food nightmare. When ...

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