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Weight has been a struggle for me since I can remember
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By Ashley Weightman

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 ...

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Weighting Patiently

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.

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So I weighed in yesterday and forgot to blog about it.  I'm kind of scared to post it, but here goes nothing.  293.4. Ugh.  Well it's down .8 from the previous weight, it is still to much.  I'm joined a clean eating group this week and have started a Facebook group with my family, went grocery shopping and have breakfast and lunches ready for the week.  We also have our meals planned out, but so far we haven't followed them.

My sister moved back to town so I'm excited to start working out with her again.  She definitely pushes me and, at times, forces me to workout with her.  The daycare at the gym opens up again on September 16, so it will be great to get back into Body Pump and a couple of other classes!  I am just really excited about a life change!!

Here's to hoping it works!

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