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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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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 many events that we go to serve some sort of food?  Is it possiblt to change that?

On New Years Eve we went out for supper.  Red Lobster. It was great!  Later that night we got a call that my husbands grandfather was not going to make it through the night.  We went right to the nursing home and they offered us food.  Food, to me, is comforting in a time of need so of course I took it, that and I had a hungry three year old. 

Ed ended up passing away at 9:03pm.  We got home around 11:44, just before midnight.  So, what did we do to ring in the New Year?  We ate ice cream with lots of toppings.  I can't say it helped me feel better about anything, possibly worse than before knowing that I had eaten it and didn't need to.

We went to Beach for the wake and funeral this weekend and at both, of course, there was lots of food served.  Bars, cookies, salads, and every other Catholic Church Ladies Alter Society food you could think of. 

As I sat there I thought to myself, "is this really what I need right now?"  I'll be the first to admit, I'm an emotional eater and I love food.  However, I need to make a change.  I haven't made a New Years Resolution yet, so maybe that could be one of them.

In 2013, I resolve to change my emotional eating.

What are some of your New Years Resolutions?

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