I retired at 73 when my wife was diagnosed with aggressive ovarian cancer. Prior to that, we had many many happy years with our sons. We owned a very successful wool-growing property, then I re-trained myself and worked in real estate when we moved back to Perth for our boys to go to college.
I was always super sporty in school and through my adult years and was conscious of maintaining my fitness and good body shape. In life and in sports, I have achieved a lot, because my philosophy is, if you do not have a go, then you will never know. I did scuba diving, got my single and twin-engine pilot's license and took on many other challenges.
I lost my beautiful wife in 2015. Being on my own and keeping our house clean the way she did, cooking my own meals, eating and cleaning up, I found I was missing my favourite news programs. Then I was introduced to Lite n’ Easy by a friend, a very beneficial turn of events. I tried the meals, not to lose weight, but to keep myself on about 73 kilos, which has been my weight for all my adult life.
Lite n’ Easy meals are so good, especially the veggies, which are not overdone (one of my pet hates). In 6 and a half minutes I have a great evening meal, so now I can watch the news, enjoy a beer in the summertime, or a glass of red wine in winter (I have three nights a week off alcohol). That’s my routine.
You must keep active in order to live a long and healthy life. My goal is to get close to 100! I go for a 1km ocean swim most days, which I call my happy pill. I walk to and from my local beach which is a kilometre each way, sometimes I kayak after my swim. I walk in the afternoon and then on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I do 30 minutes of weights. This is a great format for me.
People are always commenting and asking “How the hell do you stay in such good shape and do so much (at your age)?” I do consider I am very lucky at 83 that my body is still in good shape. And I tell people all the time, Lite n’ Easy is the #1 way to go to keep a good body.
Then after that, it is all mind power. You have to stay positive. If you can apply yourself to everything you do with CONSISTENCY, CONTROL and CONCENTRATION, that’s the three Cs, then you feed your mind with positives. It most definitely does work in all facets of life, well that's been my experience anyway.