Category Archives: family

Our Emergency Fund and Practical Decisions

Back in late 2013 I made the decision to purchase a reliable vehicle that would be strong enough to pull a travel trailer. After considering many options I decided that since my track record with Hyundai pretty much perfect I … Continue reading

Posted in adventures, camping, debt, emergency, family, finances, fun, growing up, hiking, life, mindfulness, minimalist, nature, Oregon, prepared, simple living, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

It’s still Raining and I have a Cold

While I am making great progress and have been sticking to the principles of eating The Whole 30 diet and practicing a daily exercise regimen I find myself suffering from a cold. Today will mark day number three where I … Continue reading

Posted in body building, diabesity, diet, family, fitness, food, health, hiking, intermittent fasting, life, marriage, mindfulness, minimalist, nature, Oregon, paleo, primal, simple living, stress, the whole 30, type II diabetes, walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Being human is being human

Whole 30 Day #19 and my blood sugar has balanced out at and average of 89 mg/dl for the last three days. Yes folks, I have once again cured type II diabetes through diet and exercise. Well not really cured, but … Continue reading

Posted in adventures, body building, diabesity, diet, family, fitness, food, fun, gardening, health, hiking, life, mindfulness, minimalist, nature, Oregon, paleo, primal, simple living, stress, the whole 30, type II diabetes, walking, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

The Right things to eat at Easter Dinner

The table was spread with food as our family sat down to share an incredible dinner which my wife prepared for Easter Dinner and I feasted and filled my belly with these delicious treats. Yes, I went overboard and ate … Continue reading

Posted in diabesity, diet, family, fitness, food, fun, health, life, marriage, minimalist, paleo, primal, simple living, the whole 30, type II diabetes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Sometimes we have to get back to simply being human

After just 14 days of changing my diet according to the Whole 30 standards and starting a workout program I have been able to reduce my morning blood sugars to under 100 mg/dl. That’s right! This mornings reading was 98 mg/dl. This … Continue reading

Posted in adventures, body building, debt, diabesity, diet, family, finances, fitness, food, fun, gardening, health, hiking, intermittent fasting, life, marriage, meditation, mindfulness, minimalist, nature, Oregon, paleo, permaculture, primal, simple living, stress, the whole 30, type II diabetes, vegan, vegetarian, walking, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Feeling Alive this Sunday Morning

I am moving into Day #9 of the Whole 30 today and remain astonished at the results each day. I have followed through with the commitment to eat only healthy meats and vegetable and haven’t even thought about the processed … Continue reading

Posted in body building, debt, diabesity, diet, family, finances, fitness, food, health, life, mindfulness, minimalist, nature, Oregon, paleo, primal, simple living, the whole 30, type II diabetes, walking, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Starting on Day #1 Whole 30

It’s four o’clock in the morning and I am tending to a little bit of a hangover as I give thoughts to the day ahead of me. Although I have been eating pretty darn close to the Whole 30 way … Continue reading

Posted in adventures, body building, diabesity, diet, family, fitness, food, health, intermittent fasting, life, marriage, mindfulness, minimalist, Oregon, paleo, primal, simple living, the whole 30, type II diabetes, walking, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Screwing up Dinner

After getting a haircut in the morning I swung by my local grocery store and picked up a beautiful roast which my wife had made plans for in advance to make a lovely pot roast. I got the local carrots … Continue reading

Posted in adventures, diabesity, diet, family, food, health, life, marriage, minimalist, nature, Oregon, paleo, primal, simple living, the whole 30, type II diabetes, walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Finding my way back once again

Today is the fourth morning I have pushed myself out into the garage and gotten on the treadmill. While I am just doing 10 minute walks I have to say that I can already feel the difference. I will slowly … Continue reading

Posted in body building, diabesity, diet, family, fitness, food, fun, health, life, mindfulness, minimalist, paleo, primal, simple living, stress, type II diabetes, vegan, vegetarian, walking, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs

I know that I’ve been doing a lot more picture posting than writing lately, but there is just so much to see here in Palm Springs and I am trying not to miss a thing. Our hike through Tahquitz Canyon … Continue reading

Posted in adventures, family, fun, health, hiking, life, marriage, mindfulness, minimalist, nature, photography, simple living, walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments