Category Archives: work

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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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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Too much BEER, Too little time before bed

I am now 8 weeks in to eating nothing except Whole Food Plant Based. My overall body weight has dropped from 196 lbs down to 181 lbs which I believe is pretty significant. I am exercising more yet seem to … Continue reading

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Three weeks into the Whole Food Plant Based adventure

It’s been 3 weeks now since I started eating a Whole Food Plant Based diet, which is rapidly becoming a Whole Food Plant Based LIFESTYLE. The first thing I noticed was an incredible increase in energy. I no longer felt … Continue reading

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Respect, Responsibility and Gratitude

As Americans we all share our God given rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. It is the basis of the US Constitution and these rights should not be infringed upon. Each one of us know that we … Continue reading

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Is it OK to Eat Out when you are a Minimalist?

One of the great things living in the Pacific Northwest is the many varieties of foods that are professionally created and served at our local restaurants. We take great pride in attracting some of the best chef’s to the area … Continue reading

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Retirement Visions

With just 9 more years of the working life I find that my mind is constantly focused on my visions of retirement. What will retirement look like for me when I hit the age of 65 and can lock in … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Re-Invention and Recovery of the Debt Elimination Mission

I just finished a book called “Walden on Wheels” by author Ken Ilgunas. For me it was a wonderful read of both adventure and the principles of frugality to take on debt. Of course I will not elaborate on the … Continue reading

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