My gentle giant Dan (17, autism) had to go to the doctor for an ingrown toenail “procedure,” and during the office visit Dr. K gently suggested to him that he lose some weight. Like 30 pounds. So, being of a practical, bottom-line mind, he asked what he would have to do. I chimed in that he might want to switch to thin crust pizza instead of stuffed-crust and eliminate between-meal snacking and dessert. He said OK.
That was 3 weeks ago, and he asks for thin crust pizza from the Commissary and hasn’t had a single snack or dessert since. Hasn’t asked for any, hasn’t eaten any on the sly. Wow.
Note to self: Girl, you could learn something about self discipline and self-denial from your kid. Go thou and do likewise!
~Danz Mom, Peggy