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 some things that I'm not eating, that I didn't before I tried the three week slimdown include: black and kidney beans, lots of mushrooms, power greens, almond milk, cooked tomatoes and peppers.
Things that I still won't eat are cucumbers, carrots, and lettuce.
My taste pallette has definitely grown and I'm excited about that. I can tell when I eat something that is bad for me because I get heartburn. When I was detoxing, I didn't have heartburn at all. Another thing I noticed is that I don't miss pop. When my son gets one he doesn't usually finish it and I would just drink it for him. Now we've had bottles of pop sitting in the fridge for a week. I'm also excited when I go to the store and can stop on the outsides of the store and not need anything from the freezer isles or the chips and such.
I think the next step is adding exercise back into the routine. The Glow in the Night 5k is August 17 and I'm excited and worried at the same time. I've been nursing a bad ankle since the last 5k and recently went and saw a specialist. He told me that the bone density is what is causing my ankle to hurt. I did notice though that when I am more active, it doesn't hurt which is great.
Tomorrow I'll let you in on some new recipes I'm trying!!!