Saturday, April 24, 2010

Day 2, baby steps

Seth spent the majority of the day screaming again. Doors were slamming, toys were being destroyed, the whole shebang. I ended up calling our energy healer to see if she could help at all. She said there was nothing pathological going on....simply a power struggle. That helped me feel better about what we're doing. We made some pancakes for breakfast with raw honey. The honey threw Seth off...he's use to maple syrup. So, he didn't eat breakfast. All morning he was screaming for a banana. We told him that if he took one bite of pancake or one sip of his smoothie, we would give him a banana. Nothing. Lunch was the same. Snack time was the same. Dinner was the same. One baby step Seth made was that he ate a Larabar. He use to eat those about a year ago, but has avoided them for a long time. He asked if he could have one, so I said yes. We made a big deal out of it. He got to put a sticker on his chart. Seth was so proud of himself. The other baby step was that he touched a hard boiled egg at dinnertime. Anyone who knows Seth well, or understands Sensory Processing Disorder, knows that this is a big step! Just touching the egg was huge for him! That poor little guy must be starving. He went to bed tonight with an empty belly, and lots of hugs and love.

As for me, my pants are already fitting better! That feels fantastic! I've had much more energy today than I've had in a long time. Mentally, it feels so good knowing that I'm treating myself right. I've had some very mild withdrawal headaches, but nothing to complain about.

Here is what we ate today. Pictures really are coming, iPhoto is just acting up on us.

Breakfast - Smoothie with spinach, hemp protein powder, probiotics, coconut water, pineapple, and strawberries. Almond flour pancakes with butter and raw honey.

Lunch - Leftover casserole from last night

Snack - Goat milk kefir with blueberries

Dinner - Cobb salad with bacon, eggs, tomato, avocado and homemade dressing

Kids-are-in-bed-treat - Movie and homemade popcorn (with coconut oil, butter and sea salt) with my cutie

Healing quote for the day -
"The condition of the physical body can affect the spirit. That's why the Lord gave us the Word of Wisdom. He also said that we should retire to our beds early and arise early, that we should not run faster than we have strength, and that we should use moderation in all good things. In general, the more food we eat in its natural state and the less refined without additives, the healthier it will be for us. Food can affect the mind, the deficiencies in certain elements in the body can promote mental depression...Rest and physical exercise are essential, a walk in the fresh air can refresh the spirit. -Ezra Taft Benson, 1974

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