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.
I told my husband the other day that I felt overwhelmed. His response, "what do you have to be overwhelmed about?" That set me off. He doesn't see my calendar. He doesn't have to take Corbin to activities or preschool or the doctor. I'm going to school, taking three classes, working 40 hours a week, cooking, cleaning, trying to make a home for us, taking our child to swimming lessons, scheduling meetings to have our marriage blessed, packing our old house, going to meetings for our new house, working on my own business, and.....trying to sleep. I am terrible with unknowns, like when are we going to close on our new house, when can we move in, have you called to set up the cable or the internet or anything else that I cannot control. I'M JUST FRUSTRATED!!!!
My eating hasn't been terrible, but if you noticed, my blogging has been few and far between. I'm happy to report that I've taken control of my emotional eating. I know, I know, with everything I just listed, you'd think I gained 25435 15lbs, but I have only gained one. I just keep telling myself that I'm almost done with school, we are moving this weekend, and swimming lessons is only for four more weeks. At some point I will be able to breathe again. Until that time...I'll just hold my breath while blogging.
This just in, seriously, just happened as I was about to hit "Save this." Travis(my husband) just said, "did you email Travis(our banker). My reply, "no, you said you would call him and that was that." Travis, "well he didn't answer so I figured you would email him." Me- "No, you didnt tell me he didn't asnwer. All of the previous times, you have left him a voicemail and he's called you back." Travis, "well I didn't leave him a voicemail." Me- "well then I guess I'll email and call him tomorrow."
Could some one just follow me around and make me a to-do list?