Are you aging gracefully?

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  1. earllogjam

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    You rough and jagged or smooth and taught?

    Why do you think you are aging the way that you are?
     
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    I have pretty good genes. My dad looks younger than his age. My mother looked younger too, until she became ill, and that aged her an extra 20 years.
     
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    Going by genetics, gracefully.
    My mother did not have her first and only wrinkle until she was n her late 50's, one grandmother, only had crowes feet, the other never had a wrinkle her whole life, she died in her 80s, and my dad and grandfathers never had wrinkles.

    Having said that, all is not perfect, I could stand to lose 50lbs and I want breast implants so my boobies look like two round basketballs well into my 60s. :)
     
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    Good black dont crack, baby. I would say I am aging adequately. I do believe there are things I could do to help stave off the aging process a bit better and hope springs eternal.
     
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    I'm aging pretty well. Most people think I'm late 30's or early 40's. I never correct them. But more importantly, I feel 25. My gf is 24.

    I have a 50 yr old student in the summer class I'm presenting at present who said to me: "You've got so much energy because you're more than 10 years younger than I am. Wait till you get to 50." Made me smile. :biggrin1:
     
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    Certainly my patience isn't. I just replied to a JasonDawgxxx thread.... pass the Pepto.

    Otherwise I'm doing OK I think. I avoid the sun like a vampire so I don't have any lines (knock wood). I don't like the whole going bald thing so I take Propecia. I love having hair.
     
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    I think I'm doing pretty good for 45 years. I've lost 50lbs in the last year and have reached my target weight of 150lbs. A little more toning and I'll be quite happy.

    My hair has receded slightly at the temples but no balding as yet :biggrin1:. I have some grey hair but never see it due to a marvellous substance called peroxide.:wink:
     
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    Davey love, your hair could be green and nobody would give a damn. You look GOOD.:wink:
     
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    Ha ha Jason. You're such a sweetheart :biggrin1:
     
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    I'm doing OK, I guess - I'll be 35 soon and I have no idea whether I look it or not. People don't seem surprised when I tell them my age but in stores I still get offered application forms for under 26 discounts and such (that could be intentional salesperson flattery though :rolleyes:).

    I've had a bit of a stressful year and my few grey hairs have popped up as a result, but I colour my hair anyway, so it's no biggie - I was rather hopping to be more like my mother and not have grey til after 50, but hey ho - such is life.

    Skinwise, I've noticed a few soft lines here and there in the last 2 or 3 years - I think those are more a result of moving to a sunnier climate, so I've started changing the way I look after my skin in the summer.
     
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    Well, getting older has never been something that I have ever worried about at all.
    I don't know why, but it has just never been important.

    My parents, their parents, and their parents have all lived to a very advanced age and were very active. None acted and looked much younger than their ages (late 90's - 100+) One grandmother lived to 105 and her father to 104, marrying for the last time the year he died. His last son was born 6 months after his death at 104. I have a half brother from my father's 1st marriage who is 84 and married his 6th wife 2 years ago, a firey redheaded Irish Lady of 54. He out lived all the other 5 wives.

    I do worry about my weight which has always been a problem for me, but I swim and work out at the gym, and try to stay healthy and in good shape as much as possible. I could lose about 40 lbs at this time.

    I have never worried about how old I looked, or about getting wrinkles or about the ones that I already have, nor do I worry about what other people think my age is. It is what it is and there is nothing I can do about it! It is also relative! I feel, inside, that I am a young man of 18-25 years, and that is all that counts!

    I also have never worried about balding. I don't have to since I have kept my head shaved for years and years. I am not even sure what would happen if I stopped!
    I like the clean shaven head look, and intend on keeping it.
     
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    I have never acted my age and I never intend to - dont matter what you look like its how old you feel!

    I intend to grow old DISGRACEFULLY!!!!!:veryhappy:
     
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    I've always looked younger than my age (45), which is great now but wasn't so great when I was 17 but looked like I was 11! :eek:

    I have some funny stories about looking younger than my age, especially when I was in my late 20s/early 30s. When I was 28 I was taking karate lessons, and a 16 year old boy in my class was flirting with me! I had to gently tell him how old I was. :biggrin1: He said "You're not!" I still chuckle over that. And when I was in my early 30s I could still pass for being in my late teens!

    However, 5 years ago I had a life-threatening illness, and it aged me a lot. I still look younger than 45, but not by as much as I used to. People usually guess my age as being in my thirties now.

    Anyway, I always want to look younger now. I could stand to lose some weight (something else I never thought I'd have a problem with when I was growing up, since I was a skinny kid...) I do use moisturizers and such. I don't have a lot of gray hair, it's barely noticeable to me that I have a few, and I have to be at the right angle to see them. My mom got gray hair at age 23, but then, when she was 23 I was 2 years old, and me at age 2 would've given anyone gray hair! :biggrin1: However, my mom looked (and looks) younger than her age too, despite the fact that she's had several serious illnesses, including a life threatening one when she was only 29.
     
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    I'm doing everything I can to fight the effects of "middle age"....I think I'm winning so far.....
     
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    Jason,

    He is fishing for compliments. I tell him that ALL THE TIME!
     
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    Your work is paying you big dividends.
     
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    Why would I need to fish for compliments when you tell me that all the time? :tongue::biggrin1:
     
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    My thoughts exactly. :biggrin1:
     
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    to bad the fight for middle age is worst at the middle. Overwhelmingly my answer would be no.
     
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