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Weight has been a struggle for me since I can remember
Memories of Stan the Man
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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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Jan. 26, 2013 4:12 p.m.

Stan Musial passed away this week, and with his passing is the loss of the most beloved St. Louis Cardinal of all.

Stan played 22 years for the Cardinals and set many records. He became the all-time hit leader for the National League in 1962 when he passed Honus Wagner. He hit five home runs in a doubleheader that still stands although tied by St. Louis native Nate Colbert in 1972. He won seven NL batting titles, played on three World Series championship teams and was National League MVP three times. Musial trailed only Ty Cobb in hits at his retirement even though he lost a year of playing time serving in the military during World War II.

Stan holds several All-Star game records, including most home runs, hitting six of them. He played in 24 games as an All Star, which is tied with Willie Mays.

“Stan the Man” was a model of consistency and durability, having 1,815 hits at home and 1,815 hits on the road. He also played in 895 consecutive games, which was a National League record at that time. He also was the first man to play over 1,000 games at two different positions the outfield and first base. Musial hit 475 home runs, which is an enormous amount for a player who won seven batting titles.

Stan was general manager for the Cardinals in 1967, the year they won the World Series. He was never thrown out of a game during his career and was also an accomplished harmonica player. When I think of athletes who wore number 6, Stan Musial always comes to mind first.

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