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Aging: how are you dealing with it?

Postby ParaDime77 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:05 pm

Ahhhhhh yes, the dear old topic that creeps into a lot of people's minds once they hit their mid 30's. An odd ache here, a dated reference drawing the ire of someone younger there, aging is a fucking trip. Getting closer to my 40th bday, I find the thought and the upcoming years a bit curious. I don't appear my age at all, I take care of myself, get an annual check up and so forth, but it's strange to think how time goes in hyper speed the older you get. What are your random thoughts on the aging process?
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Postby Aerosmith87 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:18 pm

I'll hit 30 later in the year. I just keep putting aging off. I used to think 30 was when I'd consider myself old, so I re-calibrated and decided that 40 is old instead. At this time, I have a job that pays well enough, just got married a year ago, no kids...so I'm enjoying myself for the most part.

As far as physicality, I run a lot and haven't had any issues. So I'll just keep going until something happens.
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Postby LadyJaneGrey » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:30 pm

Well......I'm 38, and I still occasionally get mistaken for being my daughter's sister.
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Postby heavymental » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:21 pm

ParaDime77 wrote:Ahhhhhh yes, the dear old topic that creeps into a lot of people's minds once they hit their mid 30's. An odd ache here, a dated reference drawing the ire of someone younger there, aging is a fucking trip. Getting closer to my 40th bday, I find the thought and the upcoming years a bit curious. I don't appear my age at all, I take care of myself, get an annual check up and so forth, but it's strange to think how time goes in hyper speed the older you get. What are your random thoughts on the aging process?



a few years in front of you......

The annual check up turns into being sent to specialists that you may not have ever heard of before - for body parts that you may not even know you even had.

Keep working out, if you can. If I don't workout, I lose my energy level pretty fast.

As much as I hated it, I mean hated it, I HAD to change from lifting high amounts of weight with less reps, to the opposite.

Lighter weights (sucks) with more reps. That made me feel old, but after a few months of that, I'm in the best shape in many years.

Got my first ever pair of glasses at 40. All of a sudden, bam, can't see the words. That was fun.

"how are you dealing with it?," Once a few "lighter color" hairs starting showing up, I stopped cutting my hair, period. Have not had a haircut in 3 years.

It will fall out someday due to aging, but I am not cutting it.

Its in a ponytail almost all the time, so when I let it down, it feels like 20 plus years falls off for a little while.

My balding friends are 100% rooting for my hair. Ha.

I go to many concerts and buy the best seats, perk of being older.

Oh, and you may want to start leaving the bathroom light on at night.
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Postby milk-milk-lemonade » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:46 pm

I'm one of those cats who never looked his age. I'll be RP'd this year, I turn 43 this June. Me & 43 are cool.
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Postby LAglamrocker » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:48 pm

Life is so awesome, aging is fun
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Postby Midwestmetalgod » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:38 pm

I turn 48 this year. I started using Rogaine to fill in the bald spot in back and grew out my mohawk. Dye covers the grey and white hairs. I've dropped some weinght so I still look somewhat young. If I grow out a goatee though it has white and silver hairs in it so I look older. I'm ok with my age though. After seeing so many friends dropping from heart attacks, cancer, etc. It's a privilege. My Dad passed away 22 years ago at 51 so it's a bit scary but I'm ok with things. I'm relatively healthy at present.
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Postby Roxxxxtar » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:09 pm

Turned 50 this year. Still work out (run and lift), but like a prior poster noted, I cannot lift heavy any more. I have persistent shoulder pain that I'm sure is rotator or tendinitis. Various aches and pains pop up unannounced, which I hate. Use that new shampoo from Just For Men that is not a dye, but slowly hides the gray to whatever level you want. Getting my first colonoscopy in a month. Yay. And like someone else said, I feel time is flying. Although I do not dwell on it, I sometimes think I'll be lucky to get 25 or 30 more years in. I've been out of high school longer than that. That is a bit depressing, but again, don't dwell on it. Most importantly, I do not have ED and fuck my wife like porn star (in my own mind) regularly.

Edit: Also, both parents will be 78 this year. I know it's only a matter of time even though they seem healthy. I'm an only child, have kids in college and all, but think about them a lot more than ever.
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Postby ratt_gang_member » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:27 pm

I'm 45. Very healthy and look young. I have a 7 year old granddaughter, and that takes everyone by surprise. I exercise often and am a healthy 170 pounds. My hair is still pretty thick, as well. Grey hair is popping out but I dye it.

I don't take all this for granted. Time does fly. I lost my mom to cancer when she was 48...and I'm reminded that I'll soon be at that age.
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Postby Kappa_WutFace » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:35 pm

Oh man. I wrote out this huge rant in which I was extremely honest, but I don't really want to hear about it for the next 30 years so fuck that noise.
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Postby TenBenny » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:38 pm

I always say age is a number, old is a feeling. A few people I know ranging from their 20s to early 40s have referred to themselves as old, and once or twice, I've (somewhat) snarkily said, "Hey, if you ever get out of the old folks' home, look me up." I sort of feel like only a person can decide for himself/herself if he or she is old. Because the age (number) is indisputable, as is the reality of someone being *older*, but the concept of *old* is determined by the self from within. Someone who says he or she feels old probably is. That said, I also think those kinds of woe-is-me declarations are silly from anyone 40 and under.

Another thing about aging is that age seems also to be a measurement not just of time, but of things done and not done. People feel older when they've reached an age and haven't done things they hoped to or thought they would have by that point. I watched an episode of "Three's Company" the other night, and looking up some info on Norman Fell saw that he was about 52 when he did that show. He was 10 years older than I am now, but my work office of a few months ago thought I was 23, whereas Fell looked like he was in his 60s on the show. So our real ages were 10 years apart while the perceived ages based on appearances would be about 40. It kind of blew my mind.

So the thing about aging and how I deal with it? My thing is to always keep my personality and mind sharp and nimble. I also try to keep people guessing so they can never have my vibe pinned exactly. I don't want to box myself into a corner or become sedentary.
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Postby milk-milk-lemonade » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:51 pm

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Edit: Also, both parents will be 78 this year. I know it's only a matter of time even though they seem healthy. I'm an only child, have kids in college and all, but think about them a lot more than ever.


78, cool!

Seriously, my mom was 44 & dad was 51 when they died.
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Postby gruentransfer » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:47 am

I'm 50 tomorrow and wondering where the time has gone. I still feel young in my mind but definitely feel older in my body - random aches and pains. I get tired more easily too. I think I appreciate simple things more now - hanging out with my friends. Walking my dog, stuff like that. Am just happy to still be here!
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Postby Bair Hand » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:26 am

diet & exercise and kept the typical stuff at bay. feel & look better than i did thru my entire 30s.
i think i'm 47 this year, feels like each new day is a bonus.

Aerosmith87 wrote:I'll hit 30 later in the year. I just keep putting aging off. I used to think 30 was when I'd consider myself old, so I re-calibrated and decided that 40 is old instead. At this time, I have a job that pays well enough, just got married a year ago, no kids...so I'm enjoying myself for the most part.

As far as physicality, I run a lot and haven't had any issues. So I'll just keep going until something happens.

in other words, you haven't had to deal w it yet.
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Postby Roxxxxtar » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:33 am

gruentransfer wrote:I'm 50 tomorrow and wondering where the time has gone. I still feel young in my mind but definitely feel older in my body - random aches and pains. I get tired more easily too. I think I appreciate simple things more now - hanging out with my friends. Walking my dog, stuff like that. Am just happy to still be here!


Happy Birthday! I'm with you. I still have fun, but it's a different kind of fun. I still go to concerts and sporting events. But when I'm home, I'm content and happy taking the dog for walk, watching March Madness, having a nice dinner in or out, fixing something around the house. I work fairly hard and really like my "down time".
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Postby Aerosmith87 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:54 pm

Bair Hand wrote:diet & exercise and kept the typical stuff at bay. feel & look better than i did thru my entire 30s.
i think i'm 47 this year, feels like each new day is a bonus.

Aerosmith87 wrote:I'll hit 30 later in the year. I just keep putting aging off. I used to think 30 was when I'd consider myself old, so I re-calibrated and decided that 40 is old instead. At this time, I have a job that pays well enough, just got married a year ago, no kids...so I'm enjoying myself for the most part.

As far as physicality, I run a lot and haven't had any issues. So I'll just keep going until something happens.

in other words, you haven't had to deal w it yet.


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Postby theglammerthebetter » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:36 pm

I never really had to do any hard physical work so i dont have any aches and pain, never drank, never smoked never did drugs, never had any stress, money issue , relationship drame so i dont have too many miles on my body Still basically the same weight i was in high school (ok maybe 5-10 pounds heavier) a few grey hair on the sides that i dye, when i tell people my age they are always surprised as i look younger, maybe it has to do with the way i dress and the stuff i like.

So i dont really have to deal with anything except putting money aside for retirement
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theglammerthebetter wrote:I never really had to do any hard physical work so i dont have any aches and pain, never drank, never smoked never did drugs, never had any stress, money issue , relationship drame so i dont have too many miles on my body Still basically the same weight i was in high school (ok maybe 5-10 pounds heavier) a few grey hair on the sides that i dye, when i tell people my age they are always surprised as i look younger, maybe it has to do with the way i dress and the stuff i like.

So i dont really have to deal with anything except putting money aside for retirement


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Postby TenBenny » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:39 pm

I told someone the other day that if I ever yelled out the words "50 and fabulous" or held a party with that theme, he should come to the party and shoot me.
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Postby rrb1 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:15 pm

40 is the new 20! :)
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Postby MetalSludgeCEO » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:06 pm

51 and counting. Fuck hair at this point, it's the least of my worries. Started TRT 3 weeks ago...already feeling a difference.

My Dad died of cancer at 38.

My brother killed at 19.

My Grandpa (Father's side) dead at 49. Died in 1961, before I was even born but Grandma lived to 94.

I am a long liver at this point. Yikes.

In short I am about to enter the 4th quarter of life, I want double overtime.

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UtahRatt wrote:You know those charities where they take an old car and let people pay to hit it with a sledge hammer?


I'm the car.



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pieceofme wrote:
theglammerthebetter wrote:I never really had to do any hard physical work so i dont have any aches and pain, never drank, never smoked never did drugs, never had any stress, money issue , relationship drame so i dont have too many miles on my body Still basically the same weight i was in high school (ok maybe 5-10 pounds heavier) a few grey hair on the sides that i dye, when i tell people my age they are always surprised as i look younger, maybe it has to do with the way i dress and the stuff i like.

So i dont really have to deal with anything except putting money aside for retirement


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Postby Kid-Wicked » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:19 pm

turned 48 today.
had to break out the "just for men" before going to renew my driver's license.
feeling every day of it.
early 40's i was ok with it. getting old wasn't so bad.
now i think it sucks.
i deal with it by smoking weed and eating sushi.
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Postby gruentransfer » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:23 am

Kid-Wicked wrote:turned 48 today.
had to break out the "just for men" before going to renew my driver's license.
feeling every day of it.
early 40's i was ok with it. getting old wasn't so bad.
now i think it sucks.
i deal with it by smoking weed and eating sushi.


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Postby gruentransfer » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:25 am

Roxxxxtar wrote:
gruentransfer wrote:I'm 50 tomorrow and wondering where the time has gone. I still feel young in my mind but definitely feel older in my body - random aches and pains. I get tired more easily too. I think I appreciate simple things more now - hanging out with my friends. Walking my dog, stuff like that. Am just happy to still be here!


Happy Birthday! I'm with you. I still have fun, but it's a different kind of fun. I still go to concerts and sporting events. But when I'm home, I'm content and happy taking the dog for walk, watching March Madness, having a nice dinner in or out, fixing something around the house. I work fairly hard and really like my "down time".


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Postby rubysdad » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:39 am

I turned 50 last year, I don't bounce any more.
That's the hardest part to cope with.
Things that were shrugged off now become niggling little things that hang around for weeks.
Eyesight is failing and I need glasses for reading .
I've been doing martial arts for ten years or so, I need to get to class early to do a pre warm up warm up.
But it beats the alternative, found out yesterday a workmate will be dead within a week. Fuck cancer.
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Postby TenBenny » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:42 am

rubysdad wrote:I turned 50 last year, I don't bounce any more.
That's the hardest part to cope with.
Things that were shrugged off now become niggling little things that hang around for weeks.
Eyesight is failing and I need glasses for reading .
I've been doing martial arts for ten years or so, I need to get to class early to do a pre warm up warm up.
But it beats the alternative, found out yesterday a workmate will be dead within a week. Fuck cancer.


If you made it to 50 before you needed corrective lenses, that's pretty darn good. My eyes started going at 17 (although that may have been due to, uh, something I was doing a lot at that age).

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