Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Frustrating day.

Yesterday was one of those school days where I thought that I was speaking to a wall. Not out of rebellion or disrespect, but son just did not seem to understand even the most basic things I was explaining to him. I was so frustrated with this till it dawned on me this morning that the cause may be something in his diet . There may be something that he is eating now that has crossed his tolerance level for gluten/casien/mold that I am missing. With him, nutrition is so tricky ! He is still a growing boy, he has to lose weight AND we are trying to bring him out of Autism. There is no manual to cover all three, so I constantly have to be like a pioneer exploring new territory. And then again, several people have said that in the treatment there will be times of reversals, and this could be one. I would be wise to double check his intake though.

Breakfast was 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup blueberries and a Thomases Better Start whole grain English muffin with Promise and coffee. We both really liked this one for speed and satiation.

Lunch was much like many of my childhood, but done better. A slice of Provalone cheese on an Arnolds Thin, melted with a cup of alphabet soup from a can and a green salad with tomato and cucumber and 10 sprays Wishbone Salad Spritzer ranch and a Diet Soda. Now I am wondering if perhaps nightshades ( tomatoes, eggplant and so forth) might be a triger food for him ?

School finished and we were both at the end of our ropes- not good. Ah, the power of chocolate in any form to talk you down from the ledge !

Dinner was another classic made better- oven fried chicken, mashed turnip taters, broccoli and sliced tomatoes with basil and salt. The chicken was breaded with crushed cornflakes and a mixture of melted margarine and lemon juice whipped into an emulsion. Bake 50 min at 375.
We caught Lars and The Real Girl on TV and during that I munched on my snack. What a quirky, funny, touching movie ! I had heard about it , but never got to see it in the theater- like so many other movies it seems. That is the nice thing about having cable and On Demand- you can catch up at your convenience !

1 comment:

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Love those cocoa roast almonds!

Sorry you had such a frustrating day - you deserve so much credit for home schooling; it's a big job =)