Your only as old as you feel!

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Your only as old as you feel!
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Tue, 02-14-2006 - 11:11pm

Ok, I was laughing about this all day yesterday. People would ask "how old are you?" I would answer, gee if you are only as old as you feel I am thinking about 107 today!

This year I started to have to cover my grays, I noticed wrinkles and a fair amount for the first time in my life. My daughter started middle school and her period. My baby started kindergarten. I can't loose the last 20 pounds to save my life. I found I have the beginnings of arthritis in my knee, so this year I am 107. And yet only 37.

So how old are you? How old do you feel? How often does it change?

Renee

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Fri, 02-17-2006 - 11:19pm

Well, I'm 38 and a half, and I've noticed lately that I've aged a lot. I think mostly it's because I don't get enough sleep or exercise. Mostly sleep. My face looks tired all the time. All the magazines and stuff say you have to "make the time" for exercise. A couple of years ago, I did just that. I got up at 6 o'clock five days a week and went to the gym. I lost ten pounds and felt great for a few months. But getting up that early began to take it's toll and I just couldn't keep it up. There's no way I can get to bed before 11, no matter how I structure my day. And that's WITH a husband to helps load the dishwasher.

I'm getting more greys, but I have no intention of coloring my hair. I don't mind that part of aging. What I do mind is the fat I've accumulated on my BELLY. That, combined with breasts that were saggy when I was 16, kind of gives me a post-menopausal look. My best friend is 45, with 2 quirky kids of her own, and she looks like a gymnast. I, on the other hand, can no longer wear my husband's jeans because my belly is too fat. Talk about gross! (But, I've stuck to my weightwatchers online plan for two days in a row!)

On a positive note, I still have perfect vision and no cavities!

Also, I feel...well...wiser than I was. Now that I am 38, I know what I believe in, and how to think critically in a way that I couldn't have even ten years ago. I'm less gullible, and more compassionate. I still often feel like I'm an imposter pretending to be a grown-up, especially when I have to deal with such horrible things as refinancing a house or navigating the world of school districts and IEPs.

If I could get Nathan to do yoga with me, or ride his trike alongside me while I go for an exercise walk, that would help a LOT. He refuses to, though.

Evelyn

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Fri, 02-17-2006 - 11:22pm

Paula,

When were you born? I was born July 13, 1967.

Evelyn :)

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Sat, 02-18-2006 - 12:51pm

this does not have to do with how old I feel - but it made me smile...

I went to the grocery store to pick up some beer and nachos for the superbowl. The cashier carded me! I asked her what age she is carding me for - she said she has to card anyone she thinks is under 27!! I pulled out my cellphone and called my husband to tell him that the cashier thinks I'm under 27 - he couldn't stop laughing. The cashier thought I was nuts. I told her she made my week!

Christie (who will be 38 in March)

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Sat, 02-18-2006 - 1:34pm

Christie,

That's funny!! I get carded ALL the time. Dh NEVER gets carded...and he's a year younger than I am!!

michelle

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Sat, 02-18-2006 - 7:50pm

I'm 34, will be 35 in August. I guess that feels about right to me... Some days I think it's just absolutely crazy that I'm married with two kids -- how did that happen??? I'm way to funky and cool to be a "mom"... ;-) But really, I usually feel like I'm in my mid-30's. I look at people in their 20s and they just look so YOUNG to me! I've been plucking the gray hairs for a while, and just this year I've started to notice that my skin is aging. No wrinkles, but it just looks... dull. And, even though I exercise every single day and eat healthier than anyone I know, I can't lose that soft, stretch-marked, elephant's-knee-looking pooch of a stomach -- a souvenier of the baby weight I gained with Sebastian. However, since I'm fairly fit and only 4'9", most people think I'm younger than I am. And I do get carded, too -- it always makes me smile!

Jennifer

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Sat, 02-18-2006 - 9:56pm

Evelyn,

My DOB is July 1, '67

(excellent vintage)

-Paula

-Paula

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Sat, 02-18-2006 - 11:16pm

Ok, maybe I stretched it a bit with 107, lol. I am like the rest of you. Older somedays, younger others. Mostly these days older though I exercise a decent amount.

Hopefully when I am in my 40's I will feel younger.

Renee

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Tue, 02-21-2006 - 7:59am

what a great year! I'm older by 6 weeks, May 24, '67.

Betsy

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