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How I Got This Body: Quitting "Diets," Losing 15 Pounds, and Training for Marathons - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Nov 22,2017
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Photographs courtesy Dorothy Beal.

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BY CAROLINE CUNNINGHAM

WASHINGTON, DC. - Welcome to How I Got This Body, our look at some of the amazing things the human body is capable of and the Washingtonians who put their bodies to the test. Want to share your transformation story?

Who I am: Dorothy Beal, 35, marathoner and blogger behind Mile

Why I wanted to make a change: “I’d always been the girl who was unhappy with her body. As far back as age ten, I can remember thinking terrible things about myself, but when I went to college it got worse. I gained a lot of weight from eating too much, drinking too much and smoking daily. The more weight I gained the more insecure I grew. Eventually I was diagnosed with social anxiety. It was sort of this cycle, I’d drink to escape the anxiety and I’d over eat because my inhibitions were lowered. I’d wake up the next day and feel horrible not only from the alcohol but because I’d sit there obsessing over what I said to people, how I acted, what I ate, etc. Then I would eat my emotions and polish off an entire medium pizza, feel better for a little while, and then make the choice to drink again.

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