Post Menstrual Weight Loss

I was concerned about a plateau. It had been a couple weeks and I was stuck at 217 pounds. I knew it was likely period water retention, so I didn’t worry about it. Turns out my instincts were right. Within a day of my new cycle, a couple pounds just melted off....

Working Through Plateaus

I’ve hit a bit of a plateau. It isn’t completely remarkable yet and it is completely attributable. Namely, I stopped losing that 1 pound a week as PMS started. I fully expect that once Aunt Flow has had her way with me that I’ll be back on track with...

My Genetics G-E-N-E-T-I-C-S

My dad asked me to take an Ancestry DNA test a few years ago as he started building out of family tree. Once the results came in (yes, he IS the father, but that’s irrelevant here lol) I downloaded the raw DNA file and uploaded it into Prometheus. This is an...

Let’s Talk About Fasting Labs

I went in for my annual physical last week and the results of my fasting blood labs came back this morning. Nothing truly surprising here, but I did want to walk through them because they give a good picture of my current health and where I need to improve. Z...

Meal Prepping for the Week Ahead

Last summer I got back from the beach and “pulled a Poppi.” Early in our marriage, my father-in-law would bring the same book to the family beach trip and read it. It was a diet book. He insisted that when he returned he was going to start this diet. Every...