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Weight has been a struggle for me since I can remember
Giving it another go 'round
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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 really want this new workout program.  My best friend Laura flew up from Oklahoma two weeks ago and we worked out together.  It was awesome!! she really pushed me to go harder and I wish she was around all the time so we could workout together all the time.  My husband said I can't buy another workout program until I complete all the ones in the house, so I'm going to try harder.

This week I'm doing a detox.  My friend Lauren (not to be confused with my friend Laura or my sister Lauren) is part of a program and she is assuring me I can do it.  The first week is detox week and I start on Wednesday.  The thing is, detox week includes eating only vegetables and three servising of fruit for a week. ONLY VEGETABLES.... I DO NOT EAT VEGETABLES.  You can't have corn, potatoes, or sweet potatoes and the vegetables have to be raw, steamed, grilled or broiled, not frozen or from a can.  I love green beans, but they have to be french cut from the can.  I'm not sure how I'll live through the week, but Lauren said if you can get through detox week, you can make it through anything.



The encouraging thing is that my husband said he will go about this with me.  He'll eat what I make and won't try to entice me with things like pizza and pasta.  So..pray that I make it out alive.  I'll update you as the week goes on and let you know how it all works out.

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