Let’s catch up!

It’s been so long since my last post, and even that was just a quick update regarding my winter break vacation plans! Let’s catch up…

  • Zack and I celebrated New Years on a cruise to Key West, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. We had an absolutely amazing time. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about dietary restriction accommodations on the ship – I’ll write a detailed post this week.
  • I’m not a big fan of New Years resolutions, but I did make one commitment this year. I really struggle to be present – often I find myself not fully participating in a given task or activity, instead focused on the nine hundred other things bouncing around in my brain. In an attempt to increase my presence on a daily basis, I am participating in the #365grateful project on instagram this year. Basically, I will take a photo of something I am grateful for and post every day for 2017. I’m already on Day 10! Check out my gratitude journal here.
  • I’ve signed up for so many races! Zack is tackling his first 5K on February 4 so I’ll be running with him, and I’m also signed up for a 10 miler in April, a 10K in May, and the Buffalo Half Marathon at the very end of May! I spent a solid hour writing out my training plans this weekend – So excited.
  • I may or may not be a person who does crossfit now. Two months ago I only vaguely knew of the crossfit concept, but after six fundamental sessions I have graduated to fully participate in crossfit classes. Tomorrow is my first class. Get ready for lots of “confessions of a crossfit newb” posts.
  • Back to the actual topic of this blog…I finally ordered the supplement required to prepare for heavy metal testing. I know, I know… I should’ve done that a long time ago, but my next doctors appointment was delayed until March 1. Did I mention that I’m not at all excited to do this detox and this test? Because I’m not. I have to start as soon as it arrives.
  • Speaking of functional medicine topics, I was supposed to get my next round of blood work done on January 2. I was conveniently on a cruise ship at that time, and then promptly forgot all about it. Tomorrow is the day! They’ll be testing my candida and mycoplasma levels, in addition to a comprehensive metabolic panel and IGG subclass. I know that it would be a really, really, really big deal if my candida levels went down, so fingers crossed! I don’t really understand what the IGG subclass is yet, but I’ll fill you in once I learn more.

I hope you have a great week!

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3 thoughts on “Let’s catch up!

  1. So, IgG is the most abundant of 5 types of immunoglobins that you have. As far as I understand (from a relatively quick Google search), there are 4 different types of IgG, which are referred to as subclasses that target different types of pathogens. I believe that a deficiency in one of these subclasses could cause a person to be immunocompromised and lead to problems such as a chronic lung infection or potentially an overgrowth of a certain very persistent bacteria in your gut because the body cannot keep it under control.

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