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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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July 30, 2013 8:11 p.m.



So I made it through detox.  I'll admit, I did cheat, but it wasn't a lot.  I had to make the vegetables into smoothies because I gagged on a lot of them.  I'm a wuss I know.  However, by the time the week was over, I was down 11lbs!!!! I was so excited.  This week we are working regular foods back into our meals.  Protein at every meal along with fruits and vegetables.  No breads, pasta or grains.  That is a struggle for me. I have only has pasta one time, but bread is a struggle for me.  We had burgers this weekend and of course I had to have it on a bun.  My mother-in-law made chocolate chip cookies, so I ate some.  I like to drink when I play cards, so I did that.  The detox was good for me, but I've gained five of those pounds back.  I'm down six pounds from when I started, but I need to continue eating how I was right after the detox. 

I also noticed during the detox that I didn't have heartburn.  However, when I started eating things that were high in sugars, I got instant heartburn.  It's definitely something to think about it and consider when eating foods that I know aren't great for me.

I'm pretty sure I was angry at my husband for quite some time.  He and Corbin (our son) went to get some ice cream and that was all I could think about.  I just kept asking him for food and when he wouldn't let me have some, I would get upset.  He kept saying he was trying to help me and I understand that, but I definitely think its a mind thing.  When I wasn't thinking about cheese sticks, subs, or cereal, I was fine.  However at other times, I just wanted to eat.

This week hasn't gone so well. My husband is gone and I have been running to grab lunch from restaurants and just grabbing something on the way home for supper.  I have however been exercising more and feel really good.  My next 5k is in 18 days so I'll definitely have to put some time in.

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