Getting old sucks

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    mrsclem mrsclem

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    Totally agree! Started out on a bottle, finish that way!
    Don't like the way time seems to have speeded up,years going by way too fast. Getting tired of the body parts giving out and slower recovery times. 6 months after shoulder repair and still in physical therapy.
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    All right! All right! So no one else will pose the query. Everyone post their current age.
    I'll start it off.
    76 and enjoyed every mile, especially the off-road.
     
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    58 1/2! Feel like 85 some days.
     
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    I am the same as Moonshadows..... Been married for 42 years, dating 2 years before that, living with my lover and my best friend, don't get any better.... Happiest at 63 years old.....
     
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    56 years old here. My five kids are all grown and on their own, I've got a handful of lovely grandchildren and a life I enjoy with my husband of 37 years. Enjoying every days it comes!

    I was feeling the body aches and the slow down but I reassessed some habits and changed up a few things and I'm feeling better than ever. Life is no fun if you're too achy to do the things you love!
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    61 times around the sun as of March of this year. I finally accepted I can't do things like I did 10, 20 or 40 years ago...just take my time now and smell the roses whenever I can!
     
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    but drinking from the bottle means spilling some and wasting it seems a shame .Sippy cups means none spilled .I didn't mind because it meant retiring from all the hard work
     
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    56 your still a baby .
     
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    Dang we are all old. I'm 58 with a 12 year old son. Been married 30 years.
     
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    54. It's just a number, obviously there's been a mistake.
    Most days I feel 34.(y)
     
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    The best advice I would give my younger self would be: learn to cook and don't eat processed food.
    Nowadays I can't even have a single commercial beer without feeling poorly the next day.
     
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    I have never eaten meat and always eaten lots of veggies and fruit .I am veggieaholic and fruitaholic .No soda either yuck ,I can't even stand the smell of it .As a child though I used to like when we went to the Millville fair in PA and then had to have home made birch beer and go on the carousel .5 cents for each and it was a memory I shared with both my sons .They had to go up to ride the carousel 25 cents when my oldest road it and 50 cents when my youngest rode it .Prices go up .the best memory ever .I can remember standing on the bench's waiting for my turn to get n and watching my favorite horse 101_0551.JPG
     
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    I agree with you on this one, @MitchM ! We cook all our meals; stay away from restaurants, fast food and processed food; shop around the perimeter of the grocery store; and have cut out as much added/hidden sugars as possible. Not only have we lost weight, but our blood results have shown good improvement (liver enzymes, HDL/LDL, Triglicerides, etc.) and we have so much energy, stamina and clear thinking.

    Did you know the FDA's new nutrition guidelines (to be put into effect soon) are going to require companies to not just list the sugars, but how much of those sugars is added to the product.
     
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    They also add to much fake flavoring to some foods .What is wrong with real flavor .
     
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    About 40 years ago when they decided fat was responsible for all the heart health problems (btw...based on faulty research of one man who skewed the data), America and their food companies went on a low fat diet. What happens? When you take fat out of food, it loses taste and texture. So, they replaced the taste and texture with chemical flavorings and tons of sugar. Now, new research is indicating that sugar (particularly sucrose...which can be on ingredient labels under 40 different names) is making America sicker. There has been a sharp rise in diabetes in the past 40 years, and heart disease has not dropped. It is recommended that American males only eat 9 teaspoons a day of sugar and American females only eat 6 teaspoons a day of sugar. The average American averages over 20+ teaspoons a day. Most of this sugar glut that Americans are eating is in the form of "hidden sugars" added to foods to give them texture and taste. Most foods labeled as "healthy" in your grocery store are loaded with added sugars.
     
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    Geez got all of you beat.................not even saying my age!
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    But I've got a calculator and you posted on "what did you look like in your 20's". Hmmmm

    Me will be 53 on Sunday.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Well that car was not bought in my 20's................
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    So even older then?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    lmao, a bit, but I can still mow our acres, pull weeds, raise bees, take care of the pond. Age does not matter.
     
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