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.
Here I sit on Christmas Eve. We've been to church, had our supper, looked at Christmas lights, and....have eaten again. I love seeing the excitement of my three year old when he's looking at all of his presents under the tree or singing to me about Santa coming to town, but I also love cookies, cake, egg nog, ice cream, and mashed potatos(thats a little random, but its true)!
This year I am going to try harder. We are staying at our house for Christmas because my husband is on call for work. Therefore, I will have control over everything I eat. I'm consious of everything that I put in my mouth and how much I'm eating. However, this weekend we'll be traveling to my in-laws place. My mother-in-law has many baked goods and serves lots of food. This will be harder for me because I LOVE to graze. Grazing makes it a lot harder to keep track of how much a person is eating.
I'm on a mission, this year, to make the holiday's a good one and not have to loosen my belt!
Enjoy your Christmas and I'll let you know how things go!