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Tea, Paleo and Dog Training, LOL

Saturday, July 20, 2019

So, I'm giving up coffee. I can't drink it black, it must have sugar and creamer in it. I've drank coffee since I was 15, and lived on it when I was in the military. But, I'm going Paleo and can't have refined sugar or creamer. Plus, I'm diabetic and need to cut out most sugar except for from natural sources, and even then, sugar is sugar in your system, so I have to be careful. I can have honey though, in small amounts, and I don't need much with most teas, so I'm going to try to go to green tea, or whatever I find that I like, or mix it up every morning!

My youngest daughter loves tea, and has been wanting to try 'bubble tea' since she heard of it. There was supposed to be a place where we vacationed, but it had apparently gone out of business, but not bothered to take down their website, only their phone. So I found a place near us that is a Taiwanese place. They have a ton of different kinds of teas, but don't sell much that you can take home and steep yourself. I've emailed them, asking for prices and such and nothing is over $4!! Nice. And they have some Jasmine Green Tea that I can steep at home. I told them I would not be coming till next Thursday, and they told me they would hold the tea for me since I was interested in it!! I can't wait to try it! And I found what I want to buy to drink while there, a honeysuckle green tea, yum!! They said they make regular trips to a Taiwan market for teas and such, and so I'm going to ask them to search for a honeydew melon tea for DH. When we were in the military the commissary had a great selection of tea and DH found one that he loves, but the company no longer makes it. It is his favorite tea other than Earl Grey (and of course Southern Sweet Iced Tea, LOL). I can't wait to go! I think I'm looking forward to it as much as YDD!!

Paleo is going to be harder than I thought. But, it is in my health's best interest, so I will do it. I am supposed to be slowly stopping eating things I'm not supposed to and working toward Paleo, but keep find my mind in a place it should not be, of "I should have this while I still can." But, I know myself well enough to know that unless my depression becomes really bad, once I set my mind to sticking to a diet or meal plan, unless finances get it the way (and they better not!) I will do it. DH brought home macarons from a wonderful bakery near Atlanta, I'd never had them before! So I am glad I did get to try them, because they are delightful, but I do hope he does not do more like that after August and my full Paleo diet starts. Another thing I discovered is that cauliflower tears up my stomach. Now that could just be because I may have diverticulitis (will let you know when I know!) but it could also be a cause. I was looking forward to using riced cauliflower often to sub for rice, because I love sushi and a lot of what we make pairs with rice well, and this would make things so much easier for me. Plus, the book I bought on Korean Paleo uses it a lot! But if it is not due to the possible diverticulitis, then I will have to find another sub for rice. I have been looking at so many healthy recipes, and half of them call for cheese. I am lactose intolerant, but can have some cheese, just not much, but in Paleo it is a no. I don't know what to use in place of that. I was thinking of the zucchini philly cheesesteak boats. But, I will find a work around, I'm sure there are plenty out there, I just need to keep looking!

So, with my dog, Hope (Golden), I have become more determined to train her and help her out of her fear of the cars and the front yard/neighborhood. When she chased after the rabbit and got out of the fence and ran off, I thought I'd lost her, then almost did again when trying to drag her through the front yard, because she was so afraid she almost got away. I had to pick her up as much as I could and half carry, half dragged her to the front porch. So I searched Kindle-Unlimited till I found a few books to read that may help. I pray that I'm able to help her. I so want to take her on walks, and hiking and to eventually have her be my service dog. I want her to go out fear free and be a happy pup all the time. And, I'm part of a community on FB for people with chronic illnesses and service dogs both in and out of training. I've found out that it is best to give a fake name, so that if you do tell people your dog's name, they can't use it to try to distract the dog, because she won't know it! And that training them in another language for commands is actually the best route to take because then your dog won't accidently obey someone else. I'm thinking German, but some words are so similar, I may look into other languages like maybe Korean or Japanese.

This virus I have still has me feeling puny, I don't know if I'll go to church with the family or not tomorrow. I know I'm not contagious any more, but I feel awful. I just hope it goes away soon because I want to be more active now!! I want to start working out again!

Hope your weekend is going well!!

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    I hope that things are looking up today. I know emoticon when it comes to Paleo. Great idea finding so many varieties of tea. Sounds delicious!
    180 days ago
    I use a "gentle leader" for my dog. It is like a muzzle but not. Reduces pulling and there's a part that clips to their collar so you are doubly secure. I have more control when I use this. The teas do sound wonderful. I drink a turmeric tea with ginger every morning. I hope you can adjust your eating soon, I need to change my eating habits as well.
    181 days ago
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