Monday, August 29, 2011

Health Class & Weight-Lifting

I finally met with N's health teacher.  He will be excused from three days of curriculum.  One day is focused on eating disorders, the second on obesity, and the third on counting calories and more on obesity.   These are not sequential days which helps his absences be less conspicuous. 

I wondered how N's new exercise plan would change with the start of school.  He and his friend have continued to go to the gym and workout.  In fact, he has gotten out of bed at 4:45 a.m. several mornings to go before school.  This demonstrates a fair amount of discipline on his part which is both good and bad.  Discipline is good, but he was so disciplined during the time that he was most sick with anorexia.  It was more of obsessed discipline.  I'm watching carefully to make sure that the exercise doesn't return to obsession status.  They are only going twice a week at this point.   He also has a fitness class which gives him an additional 2 or 3 days of physical activity.  He has expressed happiness in his muscular arms.  I wish I knew where the fine line was between staying active and starting into relapse.