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[MUSIC] I mean, I felt my mom knew, how, bad it was but I didn't wanna admit it to myself. [MUSIC] I remember being little and sneaking food. Because I was afraid of what my parents would say. I used to cut off the tags off my pants. Because I figured if the number wasn't there. It really wasn't existing. No one would ever like me for who I was fully become. My parents, I just remember one day going up my stairs. And just a single flight of stairs, nothing major. And heart racing, out of breath. I was 27 and that was terrifying. [MUSIC] She educated me, like what are, what are good fats, what are bad fats. Why I should eat whole grains and not something that's been super-processed. This really was, you know, kinda like my saving grace. Shedding for the wedding really also became a drive to keep pushing for myself to lose the weight. Because I want to look good for the big day. [MUSIC]. I cried as I crossed through the finish line. I had just run 26.2 miles, and not many people can say they ever did that. It really just was one of the most, amazing feelings I have ever had in my life. [MUSIC]
[MUSIC] I always knew I had a problem. I tried almost everything out there. [MUSIC] Nothing really ever worked. [MUSIC] I grew up with a strong Italian influence as far as food was concerned. I couldn't participate in much of anything ere, I was pretty much sitting on the sidelines and just watching life go by. The issue with seeing the family and going to the family reunion. I knew how I looked. I had a mirror. When I saw the photos, I was just horrified. That kinda made me say, okay, Christie, this is you, you've got to do something about it. Obviously at 400 pounds I couldn't do much. [MUSIC]. I would take things in from my car, one at a time. Because every time I walked back and forth to the car were a few more steps. Even if it was one can at a time. At that point it was the most important thing I could do for me, for my family. The, the just most important thing. [MUSIC]. There's no elevator to success, you really do have to take the stairs. But if you take the stairs and you start climbing and climbing. [MUSIC]. You'll be really surprised where you end up. [MUSIC]