Friday, July 9, 2010

No-Weigh Friday

I know I say this every Friday but why are these weeks going by so fast? Maybe because it's summer, so many books to read, so many farmer's markets to visit, so many grill recipes, so little time.

I'm just back from the morning errands: gasing up Tardis, picking up milk and eggs at the farm (along with some beautiful new potatoes and bright orange tomatoes) and food shopping. I also made a stop at The Joint for a Chiropractic adjustment. Have you ever been to a Chiropractor?

I've been going on and off since the early 90's and I'm a big believer in the power of a good adjustment. I had been feeling some pressure on my sciatic nerve that was causing some pain down my right leg and aggravating my right knee so I bought a month membership for unlimited adjustments and got my first one. It's been awhile since my last adjustment and I had forgotten how wonderful and open the body feels afterward. The dull ache is gone and my knee is already feeling better.

I'm out of pocket a bit but I can claim the cost back from our flexible spending account, but for me it is worth it. Isn't it interesting how people will spend more money on cable television and gadgets then they do on taking care of their health? Pay now or pay later, I'd rather make the investment now. The return of a healthy future is priceless.

I'm going to give the downstairs a quick spit-shine then get the produce washed and ready for juicing. I've got everything I need for a good juice fast, a whole pineapple, lots of dark leafy greens, beets and greens, multi-color squashes, apples, lemons, ginger, carrots and celery. Then I'll put my feet up with my book and drink lots of lemon water. It's always good to hydrate and alkalize after an adjustment.

I finished another book yesterday, Anita Shreve's Testimony and I'm about to begin The Fortune Cookie Chronicles which I fear will make me want to call for take out. I love summer reading, I'll knock out two to three books a week during this time a year. I don't know what it about summer but my craving for books increases with the temperature. What is on your summer reading list?


  1. I'm a fan of chiropractors, but haven't been to one in ages. I like the "activator method" which uses a little thumping device while laying on your stomach. I'm still not comfortable with the idea of the traditional "adjustment" or "manipulation."

    And I have been reading voraciously lately. 3 James Rollins novels in the Sigma series and I just finished a Stieg Larsson book. This was after a couple non-fiction titles about the Ancestral Puebloans and the Southeast Utah lands.

  2. Keep up the good work and stay focused with your workouts.