Author Archives: SimpleLivingOver50

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.

What do I want to do when I retire?

I am looking at a total of 40 months before I join the crowd of retired folks. I remember when I was a kid the question was asked so many times… “What do you want to be when you grow … Continue reading

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Another Curve Ball

For the last 3 days I have had a sore throat. This kind of set me back and I may not make my goal of 180 lbs. by Christmas Day. This morning was the first day in 3 days that … Continue reading

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180 for Christmas

I have been very busy lately working to bring my blood sugar back into a healthy range. I am back in training and doing pretty good so far. Back in October my doctor let me know that my A1c was … Continue reading

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Staying the Course

Adopting and maintaining critical life changes to preserve one’s own health is not easy, but then again there really isn’t much in life pursuit of triumph that does come easy. It comes as no surprise to me that this roller … Continue reading

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Type 2 Warrior Breakfast

I have discovered that the best breakfast I can eat in the morning is a very simple one. It starts with Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats, Berries (local when in season), a banana and Bear Naked Fruit and Nut Granola. … Continue reading

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The Type 2 Warrior is Back

While I have been focusing so hard on finances and retirement for the last year I have neglected another important factor in retirement. My Health. Last year I went through the process of becoming healthy. I exercised, ate a mostly … Continue reading

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Travel Anxiety

Just flew across the Country from Oregon to New Jersey. I have made this several times throughout the years both from when we lived in New Jersey and now in Oregon. Flying has always caused me a certain level of … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Retirement Preparation

It’s not about the house on the hill or the three new cars parked in the driveway. It’s not about a large house filled with the finest of furniture or art. It has nothing to do with a library filled … Continue reading

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Cost of life on a Daily basis

Daily Latte: Average cost- $5.00 x 365 days – $1,825.00 Eating lunch out: Average cost $8.00 x 261 working days = $2,088.00 These are just a few of the calculations of habits I have changed throughout the years. When we … Continue reading

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Cooking is Caring

One of the skills I learned at an early age that will certainly fuel my life in retirement is cooking. Today, not only do we cook most of our meals but actually eating more than going out. Growing up there … Continue reading

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