Current Happenings

Plains & Pastures Bike Tour (2013)

I'm so proud to live here! Fredericton folks are just AMAZING!!!  Thank you one and all!!  My team raised over $2000.  The support was humbling.  What a great place to be!!!

Mind you, the journey isn't about me - it's about people who fight this horrible disease on a daily basis.  If you're reading this now, I hope you'll come back and sponsor me in the ride next time. 


Bike for Breath

Many thanks to everyone and their generosity.  The amazing people in my life supported me to the tune of $377.  Some days it is just great to be here!   (Fall 2012)


Hi! My name is Meghann Douglas.  This is my journey: highs, lows, laughs, tears and triumphs. 

Many lessons have been learned.  (Writing a blog is one of them!)  It's been a highly personal journey (how could reducing my arse be anything else?).  What I really mean is, it's been an uncharted voyage.  Advice on how to lose weight is easy to come by: EVERYBODY has an opinion.  Unfortunately, NOBODY ELSE is walking in my shoes (or with my knees) so I've learned to assess what I read or hear, and sift out what might work for me.  Sometimes I'm even right.  Mostly I just come up with more questions.  

Did I mention that EVERYBODY has their OWN opinion?  Finding good, well-researched information is like looking for a needle in a haystack.  So I'm been charting my own data, crunching my own numbers, and coming up with even more questions. 

Many people ask how many calories I'm restricting myself on, or what the name of my diet is.  Common sense.  OK, Meghann's opinion of common sense, but I refuse to follow a diet with a name or a marketing budget.  I'm trying to be geeky enough to figure out what I need for proper nutrition and healthy activity levels.

I'm not actually restricting calories.  I aim to consume around 2000 calories/day with swimming and biking to wear some of them off again.  I have managed to lose 72 pounds between mid June 2011 and July 1st 2012.  Happy Canada Day!!!!!  UPDATE: New Years 2013 - 123 pounds melted away.  Happy New Year!!!!! 

I thought about writing a book.  My husband looked at the jillion unfinished projects around the house, and suggested that I write a blog instead.  My friends told me that my emails were hilarious and that he was right.  So here goes ......