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Weight has been a struggle for me since I can remember
I love food.
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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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I love food.  I love eating.  The problem is, I love all of the foods that are bad for me.  I wrote down some foods I would never want to give up.  These foods include:  Cheese Sticks, Cheese, Chocolate, Donuts, Cheetos, Pizza, and Pasta.  I loooove these foods.  However, my weigh in this week, proved that I need to let these foods go. 

I was up 1.5lbs on Monday, weighing in at 305.8.  I was upset. Why? Because I had been working out and I couldn't understand why I didn't lose weight.  Then, I thought back to what I had eaten.  I felt like I ate all day on Sunday and it definitely wasn't good for me.  I've read that losing weight and staying healthy is 20% exercise, 80% about what you eat.  Last week I found this to be true. 

This week I'm really watching what I'm eating and making sure I exercise.  I've weighed myself nearly every day and so far have liked what I'm seeing, but I'll let you know on Monday what that number is.  Until then I will continue to watch what I'm eating and working on improving me.

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