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Weight has been a struggle for me since I can remember
I hate mirrors...Usually...
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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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I usually don't go to Body Pump on the weekends, but my other sister, we'll call her sister one, was in town and has never been to Body Pump so myself and sister two decided to take her.  We got there a half an hour early just to make sure we got the back row.  However, two others had also had the same idea, so one of us had to move up a row.  I usually make sister two do it, but I decided I would do it today and it's a good thing I did.

I absolutely hate looking in the mirror while I'm working out.  It's not attractive at all.  Today, I looked in the mirror while I was doing squats and I wasn't disappointed at all with what I saw!  A friend told me last week that you could tell I was losing weight and I just shrugged it off and said thanks.  But today, I finally saw it for myself.  I do look thinner and I was pumped about it.  So pumped that I increased all of my lifting weights for the entire class....ugh.  I will regret appreciate that tomorrow. 

Although I haven't lost maybe five pounds in the last three months,but I haven't gained either and I'm starting to see results.  I'm excited for tomorrows class and will probably stand by the mirror more often!

In my next post I'll let you in on a conversation I had with my mother this weekend.....

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