Archives for: August 2005, 29
I pulled something at the gym this morning. Or, it's just lactic acid buildup and the soreness will go away soon. Either way - it's time to drink fluid until my eyeballs are swimming! I learned my lesson the hard way last week. Dehydration led to one massive headache. By the time the head starts to hurt, it's hours before I can get it back under control.
One to two full cups of water is recommended before you workout, 3 ounces during the work out, and another one full cup afterward. Urine should be a very pale yellow - almost clear. Or so I have read (Disclaimer there - Feel free to research things In humid conditions, double your water intake. I will not dance with the headache lady for that particular reason again.....
I was pleased with breakfast this morning. I made my six year old ground beef sausage flavored with onion powder, garlic powder, salt and freshly diced parsley! He also enjoyed my blueberry buckwheat muffins and told me that I should sell them )))) Tapioca flour has made my muffins the fluffiest and lightest they have ever been. It is now a staple within the kitchen. It has very little nutritional density, which is a shame, but the approval rating is well worth it. Peaches rounded out the meal.
The two year old was not as pleased. In fact, he barely touched anything (I had leftover Teff cereal mixed with brown sugar, toasted pecans and raisins.) I can't believe the difference between plain old nuts and freshly roasted nuts! Delicious! Hopefully, he will be hungry enough to eat the rice, brocolli and tuna dish I am going to make for supper. Hopefully.
The six year old was sent to school with dried mango slices, cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread with walnut butter and grape jelly. He cried as I dropped him off and begged me to teach him at home. For as much as we butted heads this summer, I can't believe he prefers to stay home with me versus attending public school. I have personally met his teacher and I suspect she will force him to act more independently. I also suspect that my son may have a learning disability, and I have asked that the school test him. Not much will happen, as our school's funds are so tapped out that the resources are very, very thin. But I need to know if there is a medical reason for some of his challenging behavior. I need to know if he is just acting like a six year old or - if there really is an underlying and untreated variable which interferes with higher learning.
I already know that he is a highly anxious child whose fine motor skills are technically behind the line by just a smidgeon. I know that he shares certain characteristics with ADD kids, but not all of them. And I know one final thing-- for once, my husband and I are in complete agreement. Ritalin is not the answer. If his ADD test comes back as "highly probably" or positive, his diet will be seriously addressed by ALL family members - and not just me.