Happy New…February… Notes and updates

Come to the Instant Pot side! We have delicious food and cheesecake!


Errrm.  Guess I dropped the blogging ball there.

  • Have you heard about the Instant Pot 6-in-1 or 7-in-1 automatic pressure cooker?  I got one a few months ago, posted a lone recipe, and kind of put it away. And with the new year, new resolutions (specifically: eat at home more) kicking into high gear in January, I pulled it out again, found a Facebook group dedicated to all things

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    Instant Pot and have fallen madly in love with this appliance.  I’ve named her theFabulous Annie Potts. I’m just going to warn you up front, only get one if you want to cook a whole frozen chicken from block of ice to delicious dinner + 2 quarts of slammin’ bone broth in 90 minutes and/or if you want to be the cheesecake god/dess. CHEESECAKE GODDESS. True story.

  • I’ve been doing a high fat diet for a week and I’m finally seeing the numbers on the scale float downward a bit without too much discomfort.  Lots of disbelief, lots of “yeah, sure, there’s no way this could work,” and some minor wincing that I’m

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    supposed to be adding butter and sour cream and it’s not a cheat. All those years of low fat, low calorie dieting have seared a path into my neural network.  I’m taking all those things I’ve learned and with the help of a nutrition consultant, I’m following an actual plan. I’m going to be writing more about this as I progress, but it’s been an interesting shift from theoretical knowledge to practical application. I thought I knew what I was doing…yeah, no. My favorite current resources on this eat fat, lose weight phenomenon:

  1. Buttermakesyourpantsfalloff.com
  2. Bulletproof diet
  3. Get Your Thin On — my one-on-one consultant, Biz
  4. Always Hungry, by Dr David Ludwig — this is the man who has done the most science on the science of weight loss.  Newsflash: Calories in/Calories out doesn’t work.
  • I’m geeking out over some new technology. I’ve posted before about LORETA 19-channel neurofeedback (more on this in a later post because Mama is starting next week!), but for my youngest we’ve recently added something called NeuroField, which uses very low level, pulsed electromagnetic frequency and heart rate variability training.  It’s supposed to be excellent for anxiety and depression.  I’m also interested in learning more about transcranial magnet therapy.


  • In some of my mama support groups on line, my doctor’s office, my therapist’s couch, the big topic has been taking care of the caregiver.  It’s kind of turning into the theme of the year. What are some ways you are taking care of yourself?


I’m working on a self-care plan that includes sleep, detox, yoga, and not beating myself up.  Complicated parenting requires strong parents–mentally, physically and spiritually.


About Jill R.

Mom, mostly tired, to 3 boys, mostly wired. Pretty much obsessed with healing foods for healthy brains.
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