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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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My mom was in town this weekend.  We were talking about weight loss and how things were going.  She asked me if I had ever considered having Lap-Band Surgery.  To be honest, I've thought about a lot of things that would help me take weight off, but never actually considered them.  Until now that is. 

My mom and I had a serious talk about it and all of the people she knows that have done it.  However, to me, I feel like I would be cheating myself.  I lost nearly 40lbs the summer of 2007 by watching what I ate and walking.  Sister two and I walked nearly three miles every day and towards the end of the summer started running.  Losing the weight is something I know I can do if I put my mind to it, but maybe I just need a little help.  Is that wrong?

I'm looking for your thoughts here.  Have any of you had it? Would you recommend it?  Do you think it might be taking the easy way out?

On another note, I've lost 2.4 pounds since I last put my weight up!! Which means I've broken the 290's!  I'm now at 289.4 which to me, is wonderful!

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