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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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By Ashley Weightman
June 26, 2013 12:01 a.m.



Today we went shopping for bridesmade dresses for my brothers wedding.  I hated everything about the idea.  I know that dresses in my size are hard to find and all of the other bridesmaids are tall and thin and by tall..I mean one of them is 6'2".  I told the attendent my size and the first dress she brought me was three sizes to small.  I hated it. HATED IT.  Then she brought me two sizes bigger, which still isn't the size I said.  Little did I know, it fit!!!!! I was excited.

However, then I looked in the mirror and wasn't a fan.  Dress shopping is something that is supposed to be fun, but it wasn't. I need to lose weight, I'm aware of that.  I don't want to be the fat bridesmaid.

On another note, we, as in Travis, Corbin, and myself, attended a wedding in Grand Forks this last weekend.  I saw several people I knew and several that felt they "knew all about me" from when I was on TV.  Many said I'm looking great.  It was weird for me to think that I was looking good when really nothing has changed.

Then, I thought more positively.  A lot of statistics says that on average, people gain 10lbs a year.  I gained twolbs and that's not bad. It could have been 10.  That's a plus right?

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