The Young learn from the Old, The Old learn from the Young

OldMan&BoysmallI remember when I was a young man it was often said to me that I can learn great things by talking with people who are older than me. Between the experience and knowledge from older folk I could attain information that would help me find answers to the questions I seek. I did this most of my younger life and tried using each lesson I learned to steer my way through life.

Now that I am an older person myself and have gained great knowledge and experience in life I find myself talking with younger people. I thought that my knowledge and experience could help them in their journey through life. What I am finding out is that I am learning a great deal from them also.

As humans we all seek out to learn about the things that interest us the most and it doesn’t matter what age we are, we all have something to share and something to learn from either the young or the old. Never put off the opportunity to have a conversation with someone just because you think that they have nothing to offer, or because you believe they may be outdated. Life is always changing for all of us and which each new challenge we learn.


lost-star-6And yet almost another successful day of intermittent fasting has passed by me. As I look at my body weight I see that once again it has dropped which means that in just 10 days I have dropped a total of 6 lbs. I did screw up once again with a couple of cookies yesterday afternoon and I have to learn to get my head wrapped around the fact that eating sugar drives up the level of glucose in my blood and reverses all of the efforts I am putting into this and changing the results that I am looking for.

At the rate I am going and with a little extra effort placed on my eating habits I believe that I can lose an additional 10 lbs in the next 20 days. This will bring me down to 165 lbs and put into my dress pants comfortably just in time for Joey’s wedding.

I am feeling strong and sharp this morning and that is a good thing because it is Bowflex Day! I will be doing shoulders and back and will be working at max weight and take just one set to it’s limit. I know that I said I would be doing just 10 reps per set, but this just isn’t working for me. I feel that if I really want to control my blood sugar that I have to create a demand for my muscles to pull that sugar from my blood.

Blood Sugar- 118, Weight- 175.6

Shoulder Press- 310- 17
Front Raises- 90- 13
Side Raises- 90- 10
Shrugs- 310- 20
Pulldowns- 310- 20
Rows- 310- 20
Reverse Flys- 120- 15

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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10 Responses to The Young learn from the Old, The Old learn from the Young

  1. Pingback: The Young learn from the Old, The Old learn from the Young | Looking Forward

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  3. New Journey says:

    Yay…..6#s good for you….leave the frigin cookies alone……LOL sounds like you have found your nitch with the fasting in the morning…I loved working with the geriatric clients….what great stories….I worked at any upper end retirement village, and had retired lawyers, judges, senators, even some of hollywoods parents there….very interesting stories….however some of the best stories I have ever heard were from farmers and ranchers….some of the trials and tribulations of there lives were insane…us as a generation think we had it hard….LOL even my mother and her parents had it rough..oh well I could go on and on and on…sounds like your doing well…are you getting rain and wind??? Kat

  4. Good numbers on the weight loss Billy!

  5. geekkat says:

    Nicely done!! Those cookies though can be sneaky…got to resist them…lol!!! You are doing great and sounds like you’re feeling better too!! go to hear it πŸ™‚

  6. caldosorriso says:

    I agree wholeheartedly about how we can learn from each other. β™‘
    If different generations realized that a little more often, we’d all be in a better place, jmho of course πŸ™‚

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