I’m Ashley (McMillan) Weightman. I grew up in the small town of Wimbledon, North Dakota. In 2005 I moved to Bismarck to go to school where I graduated from the University of Mary with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Business. I ...
I’m Ashley (McMillan) Weightman. I grew up in the small town of Wimbledon, North Dakota. In 2005 I moved to Bismarck to go to school where I graduated from the University of Mary with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Business. I began working at the CBS affiliate as a reporter while in college and spent three years there. From CBS, I moved to Devils Lake to work at WDAZ-TV for a year, before continuing to work at WDAZ in Grand Forks. I married the love of my life Travis on June 23, 2012 and we now live in Bismarck with our three year old son, Corbin. Travis works at KXMB-TV and I at KLJ Engineering and attend Rasmussen College where I’m pursing a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management and Organizational Leadership.
Weight has been a struggle for me since I can remember. I do well for a while and then fall off the wagon. Four years ago I lost nearly 50lbs and was doing great. Two months after maintaining my weight, I found out that I was pregnant and gained 70lbs in nine months. I figured after I had Corbin, some of the pounds would fall off. Corbin weight 8lbs 12oz and I only lost 3lbs. Ever since December of 2009, I’ve been doing fad diets for about a month, trying the gym on and off, and eat healthy and nothing seems to be working. I’ve recently had some health issues and my doctor told me that in order to have more children and be a part of my children’s life, I need to lose weight, but most importantly, I need to do it for me.
So I know it's not 2014, but it's a new year for me. It was my birthday the other day. The 20th to be exact. It had me pondering the things I've done in the last year and made me want more out of this coming year.
Corbin will be four in December. Right now it seems like all of my friends are having babies or announcing that they're having babies. It's given me baby fever. However, I'm aware that at this weight, I am not healthy enough to have a child. If I were to get pregnant, I couldn't gain any weight and that is nearly impossible. I'm also tired of all of my joints hurting. My right knee and ankle are KILLING me. I know it's because I'm overweight and am putting to much pressure on my body. I also want to be able to go up a flight of stairs without feeling like dying.
So at this time next year, I'll be 50lbs lighter if not more. You can bet on it. Ever Monday from now on out will be weigh in days, starting next Monday, August 26, I'll let you know what I weigh every week and what I plan to change the next week if I gain wait and what I did right if I don't.
New Year, New Goals, New Me.