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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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My husband and I in 2009.  70lbs lighter.
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By Ashley Weightman
Dec. 29, 2012 12:57 p.m.



I used to love to bake.  I was in 4-H and won Food Exhibtor three times!  I baked Angel Food Cakes, Carmmel Rolls, bread, and jelly rolls.  I was also 70lbs lighter.

I had to bake some goodies the other day for our Christmas with the in-laws (soundsl ike a bad movie).  I made Sopilla Cream Cheese and a Sugar Cookie Cake.  I made them at the last minute hoping that would keep me from eating each and every bite.  My husband even told me that no one wanted to eat half eaten desserts. 

The house smelled awesome!  Just as it should during Christmas baking.  As it came out of the oven it was tempted to just sit down with a fork and eat, but I didn't.  I did test small corner of each dessert just to make sure it tasted alright, which even my mother-in-law told me they were both very good!

Hate to say it, but I'm a little proud of myself.  It's good to know that I have developed some sort of self control!  Now, bring on the rest of the Christmas with the in-laws!

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