As time is going by I am slowly realizing that being, “Simple Living Over 50” isn’t as simple as I thought it would be. Of course my life is 100% simpler than it was before we moved to Oregon, but it still takes hard work and dedication to reach certain goals. I am winning the war on Type II Diabetes and that certainly is not easy, and each month we are getting closer to reaching our goal of being completely debt free, and that too is not easy.
So it is more about the journey. I have put an excellent plan in place that will get us to the next level and each day I simply play by my own rules. I don’t spend money on anything I don’t actually need. I utilize the surplus at the end of each month to pay down certain debts and track my progress. It is all working out pretty well other than those surprises every so often. But sometimes it seems a lot more difficult than I initially thought it would, but I do believe that I create my own problems. When I look at the progress that has been made so far it makes me happy. I am finally building the garden that I always wanted. I am in good shape, I eat great tasting healthy food and have time to spend in nature. I have finally kicked that nasty habit of smoking and I am practically stress free. It really is a simple life and I enjoy it immensely.
Most of the food we purchase we get locally through either the Saturday Morning Market, local farmers or local butcher. We are no longer battling the supermarkets with their inferior food, noise, long lines and parking. We have the opportunity for good conversation with interesting people who love being a part of nature as much as we are. We know that when someone is putting their love into a product that love is actually tasted in the foods they grow, and we do taste the difference.
I suppose that in each of our heads we always picture something else other than where we are. But the truth of the matter is that where I sit right now is where I am and I love being here. Everything is great, and it really is a pretty simple life.
4:00 AM – Blood Sugar – 112, Weight – 172.4
Bowflex – CHEST
Bench Press – 155/155- 20, 23, 20, 11
Incline Press – 155/155- 14, 14, 16, 10
Decline Press – 155/155- 14, 15, 13, 11
Fly’s – 80/80- 13, 14, 13