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.
Travis and I will be heading to Grand Forks tomorrow. It's a little get-a-way! I'm pretty excited to watch some UND hockey and meet up with some old friends. However, I am terrified of the food. I've been doing so well lately that I don't want to screw it up and eat a whole bunch of terrible food and gain all the weight back. I have been eating a lot of salads lately and know that I can make good choices, it's just having the will power to do so.
Also, there is no gym at the hotel we are staying at. I'm going to try and double my workout tomorrow and Saturday is usually my rest day, so I feel like I'll be ok. I need to believe in myself that I can make good choices. Cross your fingers for me!!!
On another note, I weighed in on Tuesday morning. I was at 286.8. I do believe that's nearly five pounds down! I think it took like a month and a half or so, but still, it's progress!!!
How is everyone else doing? Finding anything that works?