We have been doing great following the “South Beach Diet”. I have lost 14 pounds and Steve has lost a bit more. We are feeling so much better and have more energy. The first two weeks we didn’t eat any flour foods (breads, pasta, ect), starchy vegetables or fruit. We have introduced fruits back into our diet and things like sweet potatoes, rutabaga ect. We do eat a slice of whole wheat or rye bread once in a while. I love wheat bread and it is so much better for us. The problem I have is with the wheat pasta products. It doesn’t seem to matter what I make with wheat pasta, whether it is spaghetti, wheat bow tie pasta made into a Greek salad, or most recently I made a tuna macaroni salad…..usually my macaroni salads are well received in our house…most of this particular salad went down the garbage disposal. I managed to eat two of the little shell macaronis and all I could taste was wheat. I seasoned it well and used two cans of tuna….but the wheat taste was so strong. I told Steve that I think every once in a while, when we are hungry for some pasta, we should just make a small amount of the white pasta. The other foods we have been eating are great. I love fresh spinach and we eat a lot of that.
We had a C.S.E. meeting for Bradly at his school on Monday. The meeting went so well. He created and presented his own power point presentation explaining his disability which is “E.D. or “Emotional Disturbance”. He has learned how his disability relates to some of the problems he has in school, in his relationships and his everyday life. One of the new services he will have for 7th grade is a program on the computer which will read back whatever he has written, aloud to him. This allows him to be able to pick up on his choppy or run-on sentences and make corrections. The teacher did bring a sample of his writing from Sept. and a current sample…what a huge difference. This new technology should help him to improve even more. We are so proud of Bradly for the hard work he has done trying to improve his problems and for trying to understand his problems. :o)