Vinegar for Heartburn

I’ve been taking vinegar for a few days now and I am starting to see my heartburn improving. The last time I took my Prilosec was Friday night and I’m not dying yet. I’ve figured out the perfect concoction and it’s really good. It’s Arbonne tea with 1 tsp of honey, 2 or 3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil and 1 Tbl of apple cider vinegar. Plain water works just as well but I like that the tea offers other benefits. My husband is even drinking it. Of course, it could also be the Di Gize Essential Oil that I started using yesterday. I just rub it on my belly. Either way, I’ll keep doing both. It doesn’t matter to me and neither is hurting me so it’s a win/win.

I weigh tomorrow and not expecting a loss. There may even be a small gain. I weighed Monday and had gained 2 lbs. We went on a ride to Chattanooga on Saturday and ate at a buffet and I’m afraid I succumbed to the fried green tomatoes and fried okra. Oh, and the chicken finger. There just wasn’t that much there that wasn’t fried or breaded in some way and hunger got the best of me. As long as I don’t continue along that slippery path, I’m ok with an occasional slip.

Possible tornadoes here in Alabama tomorrow. Please say a prayer that it doesn’t get that bad!


When There is Pizza

We had our monthly HOG meeting tonight and the meal being served was pizza. I love pizza. At least I used to. The last time I had pizza, it just wasn’t as good as I remembered. So I really wasn’t heartbroken that I couldn’t eat it. I think that’s the great thing about eating paleo. You get all of the bad stuff out of your system and you don’t miss it. There was also salad so I took some leftover chicken and some homemade dressing and just had a chicken salad. It wasn’t bad.

Rewind to this morning and I had bacon and boiled eggs. Lunch was chicken, asparagus and sweet potato fries. Last night when we were spicing the chicken up to cook, I put some smoked paprika on one piece. I was curious whether it would be any good or not and it was actually very good. Next time we have chicken, it will be spiced up with that.

It’s been since Monday that I’ve had my Prilosec and I’m feeling it tonight. Probably the balsamic vinegar dressing. I’ve already had one tablespoon of coconut oil and I’ll get another one before bed. Tomorrow will definitely be a Prilosec day.

Waiting on feeling better for using the oils for my breathing issues. I guess it takes a while. Maybe one day before I die I’ll get to feel normal again and not exhausted. I can do anything!

Essential Oils for Asthma

Before I talk about essential oils for asthma, I want to be sure and note that I lost .3 lbs this week. That’s not 3 lbs but .3 lbs. Not a whole lot but it’s better than a gain so I’m not complaining. I’ll just have to work harder and think harder about that exercising that needs to be done! 😉

I had an epiphany today. I’ve been using essential oils for a couple of years now but I’m not consistent with it. I can’t diffuse at home because my husband doesn’t like the smell but I will occasionally diffuse at work. The most I’ve used them lately is the Breathe Again roll-on and I use it at night as a part of my nightly ritual. But for some reason today, I remembered an old co-worker telling me about rubbing them on her son’s feet every day for his asthma. It worked so good, the doctor took him off of his asthma meds. So starting tonight, I’ll add that to my nightly routine and start rubbing them on the bottom of my feet.

For breakfast I had bacon and scrambled eggs. I really need to find something new. So tired of bacon and eggs. For lunch I had a leftover porkchop, mashed potatoes and roasted zucchini. So good! I also had a paleo chocolate chip cookie. For supper we had baked chicken, asparagus and sweet potato fries. I do love my sweet potato fries! Oh, and a small vodka with kombucha.

Time to get ready for bed. With everything I have to do, I need the extra time!