Now that I'm finding my energy surge, facebook is honestly boring. I spend most of my time looking at the Paleo group pages, responding and posting. The rest of it is falling off my interest list. I don't "share" as much stuff as I used to. I don't comment on as much stuff. Just sort of browse, then move on. I'm just not that interested anymore. And most of the stuff on my newsfeed is stuff people did for workouts, this awesome shake they tried, about a run they nailed, etc. On the Paleo boards, we discuss stuff that interests me now, so that's where I find myself congregating most. But even that gets boring after about a half hour. I really think my cortisol peak is coming in the evening rather than in the AM. Brad has always called me a "second shifter" meaning I'm all but worthless in the morning and finally wind up in the early afternoon. Hopefully that changes the longer I'm Paleo/Primal. I'd love to leap out of bed in the morning feeling charged to start my day.
The SSRI's probably are to blame for his weight gain - that and the sugar and wheat. He was 230-250 lbs when we met, which was big even then with the fatty chest and belly roll, but he was much better than he is now. He was a scrawny kid - people used to question whether or not his parents actually fed him. As a joke, they used to call him the Cambodian Kid. I think he's an emotional eater. Last night after we had dinner (ribeyes, potatoes and veggies) he sat down with a handful of beef jerky - of course, he didn't eat any veggies.
I was reading on the International Paleo Movement Group on Facebook that a high fat low carb diet could help his "condition". I may force him into that with my cooking. No more potatoes for that boy, I think. I don't know how low it was (I mean, is it 10 points low or 200 points low, ya know?)
One thing that can help is if he were to get up and move more. Take a walk, LHT, etc, but I've tried to get him to walk with me before and he won't do it. Always says he's got other things to do... whatever. I wish he would get more on board with this.
Avocadogirl, I actually stole the pancake recipe from I Breathe... I'm Hungry..., except I added the flour to make them thicker - her's were very crepe-like. I hope you like them.