New Year, More Coffee
It’s a new year! Everyone is talking about how bad last year was, and yeah, horrid things happened to some people. Horrid things happen to people every year. Shoot, I had cancer and was treated all year long, but it was still a great year for me. Stop your whining. Brew another pot of coffee.
A new year means different things to different people. People make resolutions. Like walking the dog more. Or buying more Jones Natural Chews (that was Chewy’s resolution – I have no idea how it wound up on my list). My resolution is to survive this year and stay cancer free. And to drink more coffee.
Seriously, though, have you made any resolutions for the new year? Are you expecting this year to be better than the last? I’ll let you in on my real resolution this year. I’ll be eating paleo. I know, I know, I know – everybody starts a diet on January first. Occasionally I do, too. This year is different, though.
I have Hashimoto’s, a very common thyroid disease. It’s possible that the Hashi’s caused my cancer. I’ve been battling it for about a decade, and have tried a multitude of eating plans, from vegan to green smoothies. None of these plans liked my thyroid. At all. So I did a boat load of reading and it looks like the paleo plan is the most thyroid friendly.
No Judgment Zone
If you know me, if you’ve seen me in person, you know that I’m a large person. For the most part I’m okay with that. I don’t want my dogs to be overweight. But me? Whatever. So this new plan isn’t about the weight. It’s about not dying. It’s about living another 20 or 40 years without suffering terribly.
It’s about coffee.
It’s about getting out of the box I’m in and tweaking the person I am. I like me. I just need a little work. And more coffee. Did I mention coffee?
Coffee is the human equivalent of Jones Natural Chews for people. I like mine the way my dogs like their treats – pure and simple, no added ingredients (a little cream and sugar don’t hurt). Where was I going with this? I’ll be making a few changes, but I’m not giving up coffee. In case you were wondering.
New Year Slogginess
Are you sloggy starting the new year? I sure am. All the festivities and holiday food make me a sloth in January. That’s where the coffee comes in! Grey skies and cold air. Detoxing from holiday fun. Starting work and school after a nice rest. Time to get up and go again. Do you feel like that, like a slug? So it’s not just me?
I think that even the dogs feel it, the sluggishness. They’re not so eager to get up and moving in winter time. They want to stay in their warm beds, poor dears. And dogs don’t drink coffee. So I offer them a treat every morning. They get up and moving for a Jones Beef Liver Taffy or Big Paw Jerky.
To sum up, it’s a new year. Yes, just another day on a calendar, but a nice opportunity to do something different. And to have another cup of coffee.
Also, to give your dog another, better treat. Your dog’s resolution was to eat more Jones Natural Chews this year. It told me so. You can start by entering our Braided Stix contest, and winning a fantastic treat for your favorite dog. It’ll make your dog smile. Honest.
Spreading the good chews …