Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thyriod Medicine and Progress with New Diet
Now I feel more confident that I can actually lose weight since my thyroid will be more balanced. I plan to go to the pool everyday if I can and to workout in the gym and weight train if I can as well. I need to strengthen my upper body so that I will be able to swim more easily.
Griffin made the Geico Legos up above, he is really good with his creations as far as the Legos go, which is great because he needs to work on his fine motor skills. My friend Melissa told me that her son wrote much better on regular paper so I thought that I would give it a try with Griffin and sure enough he did such a great job, so much neater and so much easier to read! His teacher was just thrilled that she could read his writing and that he did such a great job. He seems to be a lot less frustrated doing it that way too, he even corrects his mistakes without getting upset like he used to on that old dotted line paper.
The low-glycemic diet is working great. Griffin is making the transition quite easily with no problems at all. He is eating whole wheat pasta, sweet potato fries, and vegie chips instead of potato chips and he loves them. Oh yes and he is eating much more fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, and the cookies he eats are sugar--free and he doesn't mind. I let him cheat now and then when we are out and he needs to eat I take him to Mc Donald's for a hamburger and fries but that is rare. No matter what he eats his behavior has improved exponentially don't know if is the diet or coincidence. Much fewer meltdowns/tantrums lately, much calmer and when he does have one he recovers so much easier.