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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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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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I'm about to start my first workout of 2014.  I feel like this year needs to be different.  Last year I was in school, working, being a mom, and at some point just fell into a phase of going through the motions.  This year, I'm done with school, we live in a new house, I know my place at my job, and Corbin is growing up to fast.  This is a year of other changes.

I went to the doctor the other day because I was having chest pains.  I was terrified that I was dying of a heart attack.  The doctor ensured me that I'm not having a heart attack.  I just have terrible acid reflux.  However, I'm still scared to having a heart attack due to my weight.  I NEED to make a change so I'm not living in fear of dying in my sleep or just dropping to the ground. 

My starting weight for 2014 is 303.6.  I weight myself four times this morning which isn't healthy at all, but I wanted to make sure I was reading it right.  I got different numbers twice so I'm going with the last number that I saw.  I'll be weighing myself every Monday, one time only. 

Here is to keeping each other motivated to make 2014 the best year yet!  If you've got Facebook, search out my page Ashley_Get_Fit.  We all need motivation and we can help each other.  Now, to workout!

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