About

Welcome to Simple Living Over 50. According to Wiki Answers there are over 40 million American’s over the age of 50 and growing each year. How many like myself are realizing that less is better, getting out of debt is freedom, and getting healthy is the key to a happy life as we get older.

My definition of Simple Living is a life with reduced stress, a life where family and friends are more important than a consumer driven lifestyle. Simple Living is living a healthy lifestyle which includes eating healthy foods, exercising each day, spending time close to nature and finding peace within yourself.

In this same sense I believe that doing things that prepare us for dealing with situations before they occur greatly increases our ability to answer that age old question, “What If?”

Many of my blogs are centered around my struggles with Type II Diabetes and finding the answers to cure myself. Many are about my struggles with smoking and the solutions I have found to quit the dirty little habit. I welcome all to comment and share idea’s and struggles of their own and encourage all who read my posts to share any information which may help them during their own personal journeys in a life over the age of 50.

393 Responses to About

  1. sunontiepost says:

    I look forward to exploring your blog and following your journey. I am approaching fifty, against all odds and actuaries, so I thankl yopu in advance for the insight i am sure to recieve from you.

    Wishing you all the best!

  2. Miranda says:

    Hey Billy! I absolutely love how positive you are about your Diabetes and that it will not take over your life. I nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award: http://healthymiranda.com/2015/07/24/creative-blogger-award/.

    Heave a great weekend πŸ™‚

  3. I am looking forward to reading about your journey. I am not sure what a blood glucose level of 92 means but I assume it is good.

  4. clkarnatz says:

    I may not be nearing 50 yet, but I’m already on that path of health being number one and freedom from debt my goal. I really enjoy reading your entries and look forward to continuing to read in the future.

  5. Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you will stop by again soon. Love your blogs.

  6. Julie says:

    Thank you for liking my post ” a trip down memory lane” – I am a few years away from 50 yet I dream of a change to my life where I am able to live life to its full. I have started on this journey like you. I look forward to reading your posts x

  7. Hi there, thanks a lot for stopping by and liking my travelling with diabetes post. It’s good to try and show people that it’s not the end of the world and we can still do pretty much whatever we would like to.

  8. waqarshumail says:

    Hey thx for stopping by πŸ™‚ Awesome blog you have here!

  9. Sam Kirya says:

    Hi, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog The Plexus Buzz – which talks about Plexus and in addition to other things how Plexus was created for helping those stabilize their blood sugars (for diabetics and pre-diabetics. You have created a great blog and I will definitely be following and watching your journey. https://theplexusbuzz.wordpress.com/

    • I am happy you are genially concerned with helping people out with living with type II diabetes but personally I will never rely on any manufactured product to help me. I am not saying that it is not for other folks but I have learned that everything I need to live a healthy life can be found right in nature.

  10. Alice says:

    Thanks for stopping by A Higher Affair: #Reality! Fitness is an important aspect of my life and is a growing passion πŸ™‚

    – Alice

  11. kauaiartist says:

    Keep up the good work. I too deal with diabetes daily and, fortunately, I quit smoking 25 years ago. Now if I could just get over my love affair with cookies!

    Thanks for liking my poem Playing God on my blog WordMusic. I really appreciate the applause!

    Brent Kincaid

  12. kauaiartist says:

    I know. I don’t even bring them into the house. I just miss them SO MUCH. LOL

    • I do too sometime when I am passing a bakery and get that aroma lingering around me. These are those moments when I know it’s important to stand strong. Keep on fighting the fight my friend.

  13. Great blog you have here! Tons of valuable information, even for those of us under 50! πŸ™‚

  14. Paradise Promotions says:

    Thank you for ‘liking’ my blog. I too, am over 50 and have Type 2 diabetes . . . enjoying looking through your blog

  15. Deniza says:

    Hi, I’m so happy I found your blog! Really good quality content and you are very authentic. Many of my relatives are in their 50’s and struggle with medical conditions, Diabetes is one of them, and I try to help them as best as I can (I’m a med student). Your blog will certainly be a great inspiration!
    Looking forward to future posts!
    Have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚
    xoxo
    Deniza

  16. I enjoy reading your blog, I know it’s a lot of work. I have a site where I have posted the most important health videos I could find, especially now that I’m 63. Many of my videos center around Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol, just to mention a few.

    Best regards,

    Eva from Brea

  17. Dermot Barry says:

    I’m fast approaching the big five-oh myself and have been trying to find the elixir of life. If only wrestling with conflicting dietary advice could be counted as exercise!

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog, “Letters from Lady Ezra.” I hope you are doing well on your health and wellness journey. So thankful we can begin anew each and every day!

  19. Thanks for liking my post over at FindYourFoodBalance.com! I enjoy the high-five-for-fifty club! Some of my favorite clients to work with because you’re motivated and done with all the “bull” you’ve heard over the years. Let me know if you need any help with nutrition counseling or consulting in the future. Best in health!

  20. Susiewoo says:

    I’m quite gratified to find so many other people around my age who have woken up to their own health. We all seem to struggle with similar issues and it’s quite comforting to read through the posts and realise it’s not just me πŸ™‚

  21. Tony R says:

    Hi Simply over 50. I myself am only approaching fifty but 46 is not that far away. I sure do understand what you’re talking about in your post. I wish that I had come to realize that living in debt isn’t necessary before I was so deep in debt. I am so thankful that I have been completely free of Tabaco now for over six years but only wish that I had either quit a lot sooner or never tried it at all. We all sometimes struggle with regrets but I think that it is so important that we share our successes with others so that they also can feel that there is hope.
    Faith is a great strength in my life and I find a lot of reason through it. I rode regularly for a number of years when I was younger and stopped after I had a problem with my blood pressure not having the sense to realize that it wasn’t the riding but the 5 packs of cigarettes a day that was the problem.
    I latter watched my Dad go through so much in his late years from his fight with diabetes that when I was told that I may have a problem with mine it sent me into action. My doctor told me that I should start by trying to loose weight and eat right and I took that and ran with it by loosing 75 pounds and totally changing my diet to what it should be. My a1c dropped from just over 7 to 5 and my cholesterol barely even shows. I am off of cholesterol medicine and some of my blood pressure medicine. I said all of that say this. No one lives forever but it is the quality of life that matters. Sometimes you will have success and sometimes you will not but you can always use your losses and your wins to help others in their quest and that is what life is about.

  22. Tony R says:

    I know that your grandchildren will carry that with them for the rest of their lives. That’s what I am talking about.

  23. suhere4u says:

    Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my new blog Urbody2mind.wordpress.com and liking the post about Diabetes. I am still new to writing and have to improve a lot but it is quite encouraging when someone does like the post. Even though I am not 50 yet nor will I be till more than 20 years, I find your posts interesting and love how you keep yourself motivated. My mom is a diabetic and I have seen her struggle with her diet everyday. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  24. Faye Williams says:

    Great blog. My whole family has diabetes, so it’s something I’m preventatively aware of and very interested in. Looking forward to getting updates πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for reading Faye. πŸ™‚ For me Type II Diabetes was an eye opener to the fact that I need to really get serious about my own health and thus so far I have seen some pretty amazing results.

      • Faye Williams says:

        I’m so frightened of getting it. Both my parents have it and my brother is 6 years younger (34) than me and was diagnosed almost two years ago. Well done on the results you’ve had so far. So many people just accept it as unmanageable and do nothing. Well done.

      • Thanks, I think the key is to just keep doing all of the healthy stuff by keeping carbs and sugar low.

  25. Hi,
    Thank you for connecting, I am very intrigued to know where is all began for you, this journey towards simplicity at a wonderful age πŸ™‚ I am inspired!

    • I believe that it has always been a part of me, but in the last few years I have discovered great joy in living a simple life.

      • Tell me about it! Simplicity is what we are, this life we live. I truly believe it’s the way forward to solving so many of the world’s issues at present. Yes, I agree we can find great joy in the simple things. They matter πŸ™‚

      • It would make the world a better place to live in. There will always be those who want everything but never find happiness, but they would be the minority.

      • Totally agree. The happiest moments come from the moments shared with people we connect with on a heart level, memories are the true currency I believe.
        If we live with things we need, as opposed to excess “stuff” we can reduce so much waste. There is way too much choice and options these days, It’s hard to see clearly. I mean, how many marmalade brands do we need? ( one simple example). I am on a mission to inspire people around the world to pursue a lifestyle of simplicity. I guess you are too πŸ™‚

      • I do it more for my own soul, but understand that leading by example can be very inspirational.

  26. HI

    Thank you so much for finding my blog and liking a post. Hope you come back again soon

  27. grunkern says:

    If you are still smoking let me know and I can help you quit, I helped a friend of mine as well and he hasn’t smoked now for over one year. #BE_WELL

  28. Hi. I can tell you this with 100 percent certainty that being over fifty is great. Many people diagnosed with type II Diabetes are in fact not diabetic but insulin resistant. The GMO link is overwhelming as well. As a nurse I can tell you the link between GMO Foods has skyrocketed the destruction of people’s stomachs, livers, kidneys, pancreas and many other vital organs. Try to eat organic whenever possible. Seventy percent of our food supply is reported to have been tainted with monsantos engineered foods. It’s in just about everything you eat. Corn is the worst. Please view my blog on GMOS .theres a few. I’ve researched this for years now. It may help your pancreas. Good luck in your research and may God put the knowledge in your path so that you may be healed.

  29. DanicaPiche says:

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the β€œChampion Award”. You can find out more and pick it up here: https://danicapiche.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/the-champions-award-thank-you-the-health-wellness-edition/
    If you are unable to accept this award for any reason please accept this nomination as a gesture of my appreciation.

  30. Hey there,
    You are a great inspiration! I have nominated you for the Sunshine Bloggers Award. I hope you accept! Here is the link for your reference http://www.wealthcreateonline.com/sunshine-bloggers-award/

  31. It’s good to meet you. I found your blog via Living a Beautiful Life. I look forward to reading about how you have come to terms with type two Diabetes.

    • It’s nice to meet you to Robert. This may sound strange, but with all of the things I tried like working out, a paleo diet and others I have found that my best success has been simply taking probiotics each day. My numbers have stayed low and I am getting off of my winter workout hiatus and will start walking the treadmill once again and doing light resistance training on my bowflex. I will post these results daily very soon. Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

  32. simpledimple says:

    Thanks for reading my post which brought me to your site. Your blog is quite informative and I’ve enjoyed the brief peek here. Will return to read more. Cheers! πŸ™‚

  33. Rita Clucas says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I absolutely love your blog. I’m not over 50, but in the top half of the 40s πŸ™‚ and I am very much aware as you are of the beauty of simple living. When the reality of the brevity of life hits you, your pursuits change. Thanks for encouraging us to pursue the simple but abundant things. God bless!

  34. Thanks for stopping by my blog again. This over 50 dude appreciates it!

  35. geekkat says:

    Hey just thought I’d let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award…feel free to participate if you want πŸ™‚ https://geekkat.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/my-first-blog-award/

  36. mkoirala says:

    Looking forward to reading your blog!!

  37. I have a way to go before reaching that “over 50” milestone, but much of what you write about resonates with me–especially the comments about mindfulness. Simplifying definitely allows for more introspection. Looking forward to reading more of your thoughts!

  38. km49 says:

    Hi Simple Living – Your journey is similar to mine. I’m 52 and adopting a more healthy lifestyle every day – I’ve already conquered the nicotine addiction. Now I’m working on my food habits and weight control. I started my blog one week ago. I’m enjoying reading and following others on the same journey – I’ll be reading and pulling for you! All best –

  39. Stopping by to say Hello πŸ™‚ I have followed your blog and I look forward to reading more of your articles. I hope your weekend is a fabulous one! Many blessings.

  40. Moira says:

    Thanks for the like on my overnight oats post! I had to chuckle when I saw your website name, since I’m turning 50 later this year. I didn’t bat an eye when 40 rolled around, but I admit I’m struggling with 50. My way of dealing with it is to get in the best possible shape (mentally and physically) that I can be in so that it becomes just a number with no other significance. I wish you success managing Type II. I imagine you’ve tried a lot of “diets,” but I’m curious which, if any, have helped. Be well. -Moira

  41. vienteria says:

    I congratulate you for reaching the age of 50. It’s just a number, but I think you’re very lucky to stay on earth that long. πŸ™‚

  42. Hi, I came to your site after you liked my blog the bamboo office, and really happy to find your articles on diabetes which I to suffer from and the dirty old cigarettes. My lifestyle change helped me drop 30kg, and it’s obviously helped a great deal. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. Cheers Craig.

  43. I like your philosophy. A happy, simple, healthy life sounds perfect. Thanks for liking my monthly post where I share my happy moments, too. Have a great day!

  44. Bitrus Samuel says:

    With the right information about healthy lifestyle at an early stage of life, diebetes will never be an issue for anyone. I pray you find a cure, excited to know you are committed to get the word out.

  45. Graciela Lidia says:

    Thank you for reading my Summer Capsule Wardrobe post. I am almost 70 and intent on living a simpler, more peaceful life. I look forward to reading your posts.

  46. Nick says:

    Thanks for the likes and follow!
    I sincerely hope that keto will reverse your T2D :))

  47. Thank you so much for the interest on my blog. I look forward to following yours!

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