Allergy Boy had a much better day yesterday, and so we were able to resume our exercise somewhat. How did he get over this so fast ? I think part of it is his age- his body may be able to throw off his childhood allergies as it matures. Other factor is most likely that when he gets sick, mom breaks out the alternative medical tools for intervention. In this case it involved extra vitamin C, acupressure massage and a couple of reiki treatments. Poor kid has seen the inside of a Doctors office so rarely that he gets terrified of the prospect of seeing them .
Breakfast yesterday was Pumpkin oats with bran,goji betties, coconut, ground flax and mission figs. I have discovered that I really prefer the Mission figs to the klamata figs as they are moister and have a milder flavor. There is almost a chocolate undertaste to them, and how can anything that resembles chocolate be bad ? I also grabbed a carton of Yo Plus ,an apple, green tea and water with this. Then out for our walk . We noticed a pair of ducks had decided to visit the swimming pool in the complex for a while and the local hawks were flying overhead more than normal. Several of these were seen with prey in their tallons, and I kind of shuddered to think about what that prey might be. So many baby animals around these days. All are either the eaters or the eaten. It is natures way, but part of me wonders how the animal moms of those babies that have become the eaten feel.
After tackling most of our school objectives for the day we broke for lunch.Turkey burger with provalone, carrot and celery sticks, cantalope, yo plus. not pictured a cup of minestrone soup and water. I an trying to move to a more yeast free diet for both myself and my son to address some of the challenges we are facing. For him it is a move to adress his Autism, and for me it is to correct some digestive, female and weight related issues. With him it is following a gut instinct on my part ( why crackers are okay but bread makes him crazy), and with me it is a strong body of research done through alternative medical circles that indicate the root problem to my issues as a Candida overgrowth. Result is some things are going to change in our diets.
After school came an afternoon of school planning, menu tweaking and grocery list making. Next week is our last week of school- hooray ! Dinner was something I called "a member of the food family". Take some organic quinoa and top it with a mix of black beans, corn, onions, salsa and sprinkle it with a quarter cup of low fat mozzerella. Kinda sorta south american chili I guess. On the side there was zuchini and onions sauteed in coconut oil with oregano , tossed green salad and lemon water on the side. Virgin coconut oil is a good choice for health and it is a great anti fungal, but I really do not like the taste or the smell. It does not smell like coconut to me in the least !
Starting Saturday I am going to drop the Yo Plus for son and I and move to plain nonfat yogert with our own fruit and stevia. Because of convenience, I am also going to pull out the fruit and yogert from our meals and move it to snack times. Question in my mind this morning has been what to add to the Mom burrito meals to give the same satiation level without raising our daily caloric intake. It's simply a matter of switching things up, and I just have to focus a little to find the solution