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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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So I'm currently going through a 21 day detox.  It's a program with the company I work for.  It's really tough just because I don't eat a lot of vegetables.  I'm learning though, I promise.  I wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and that is the greatest feeling EVER!!!!  However, I feel like my family is suffering.  I have rarely cooked just because then I am tempted to eat and I don't want to screw this up.  The plan has supplements and a 21 day meal plan which is great so that I have something to follow, which is what I need.

However, I have learned, that I can eat the foods I love, just is moderation.  They(whoever they are) aren't lying when they tell you that its all about portion control.  I've also learned that you're supposed to drink half of your body weight in water each day, which for me is a whole lot of water, and that you're supposed to eat vegetables on an empty stomach so that the sugars disolve properly.

Another thing that has happened in the last month, is that I dislocated my knee.  The doctor told me to stay off of it as much as I can and I'm seeing an amazing physical therapist!  It's definitely feeling better, but that kind of hindered my exercising. I did purchase a new program that is only 25 minutes a day so I'm excited to get that rolling!

I'm promising you a recipe this week!! Every one I've talked to about it is excited to try it.  It's not much of a meal as it is a side dish!!  Also, if you want to keep in contact with me daily, check out the facebook page I've set up: https://www.facebook.com/AshleyGetFit

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