Hello There!

Welcome to the Weigh Ankor site.

I’m excited about the evolution of this site to build a community of people who have made the decision to live a healthy life. People who believe in making a lifestyle change to be their best self and tell diabetes, high blood pressure, and all those pharmaceutical prescriptions to shove it.

My Story

I’m Ashley and I built this site in 2014 to start tracking my journey to lose weight. Fast forward to 2017 and I still was putting anything but myself first. The heavier I got the more I poured myself into work so I wouldn’t have to face people at my ever-growing weight. Working more made me less active and I was surrounded by cookies, candy, and donuts. The cycle kept repeating.

I wore zippered hoodies in the 120 degree Arizona summer because it made me feel like I was hiding my stomach, but let’s be honest, I wasn’t hiding anything it just made me feel comfortable being fat.

2016

My father died in June and over the next six months my weight ballooned up to 297 pounds. Something snapped. I knew if I hit the 300-pound mark it would be over for me. I decided to start paying attention to what I was eating, I signed up for a 5k every month in 2017 and the Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge in January of 2018.

2017

In March I was laid off from my job after the company decided not to renew a client contract. I had no clue what I was going to do, I finally was able to find work in June and spent another six months putting work first. This has been my story my whole life. I want to get healthy so I buy groceries, get busy at work, groceries go bad, eat fast food. While I ran all the 5ks in 2017, my nutrition was a HOT MESS.

2018

2018 started off with the best of intentions. In May I started working out with my friend, Ashley. In 11 weeks I lost 50 pounds. Then in September, I got laid off from my job again. It was a government job where the entire team got let go when the government closed because they couldn’t agree on budgets. This started a huge decline in my health. I started gaining weight just as fast as I lost it.

2019

2019 started out pretty negatively. I had just come off working all winter break when everyone else had the time off only to find out that all the work I had done was not appreciated and eventually not used. This led into many weeks of working 60+ hours a week when I was only supposed to be part-time. July third I found out that at the end of July I would, again, be losing my job. The company didn’t have the money to keep a creative on staff. I had not only gained all the weight back I had lost, I gained an additional 9 pounds making 306 pounds now my highest weight. :/

The last few years have been a bit of a struggle for me. I refuse to allow this to be my legacy. I need to learn from all these experiences and be done with it.