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Old 10-10-2016, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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(2nd paragraph)..........by avoiding all those foods, will you live a lot longer or just feel like you lived a lot longer?
Living longer is not the key. Living healthy is the key. Living longer sickly is not fun at all.

Besides, the reason for this is that I have a whole series of chronic illnesses that require this to live very well at all: Chronic Lyme Disease, Acid Reflux, Chronic Prostatitis, Fibromyalgia, and some others less nasty. The upshot of all of this is that I am on no debilitating doctor medications with horrible side effects, I am only on some herbs, some vitamins, and a strict diet. I have normal blood pressure and low cholesterol, with no blood sugar issues. I am pushing 70 years old.
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:07 PM
 
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Event tickets - I am willing to pay for good seats, rather than settling for less expensive or cheap but crappy seats where I can't see anything.

Parking - I'm not willing to drive around forever hoping to find a spot to save a few bucks, if there is a reliable (but pricier) option like a venue-owned garage or valet parking.
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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We all tend to cut corners on certain items from time to times. As we age, things change and we may no longer find it appropriate or reasonable to skimp on these same things anymore.

I used to skimp on shoes but my feet have been killing me lately. I've replaced four pairs of shoes in the last two weeks, and I realize you just can't skimp on shoes! My feet are feeling much better after replacing all these shoes.

What things will you just not skimp on anymore?
Absolutely. Shoes are where all activity starts, especially if you do athletic workouts. However, I've found that the most expensive brands and models are almost never the best. Those shoe-sellers that spend many millions on promotions and payoffs for celebrity endorsements, should be avoided. I've been wearing an excellent type of running shoe for years, that is very moderately-priced. But they are now out of business, due to the retirement of its owner, so I have the difficult job of finding another brand that truly gives the best performance and is priced reasonably.
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:51 PM
 
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Premium fuel for the Harley
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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One I haven't seen mentioned yet: a good mattress. A good night's rest is priceless!
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Old 10-10-2016, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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What will you absolutely not skimp on?

T-bones, Tacos, TP, Tee-time, Travel, Testosterone, Thanksgiving.
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Old 10-11-2016, 03:58 AM
 
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Letting people know when they do a good job, are a good friend, are loved, provide thoughtful gestures, or make my day brighter. Not just in praise; if someone does a great service for me, I tip them well. Contractors, wait staff, basically anyone but a brain-stem. Pay it forward...time is short.
Just this.
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Appropriate food. It does limit my choices and sometimes I want to go out and binge on coffee and cookies.

But I feel much better since I stopped eating anything that had sugar in it, anything with wheat in it, any coffee, any meat or fish or dairy.

But eating requires a lot more creativity. Even spaghetti requires corn or mixed grain pasta. And I have to be careful of the labels. 97% of what you buy has added sugar, maltodextrins, or cornsyrup.
Add: canola oil. Buy the best cold pressed virgin olive oil (there's also a lot of tampered "pure" olive oil out there).
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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One I haven't seen mentioned yet: a good mattress. A good night's rest is priceless!
We had a bad mattress for 38 years of a our marriage life. We simply couldn't afford a really good one. Then we got a Dr. Bruce. Heavenly! After 15 seconds you can't even feel the bed.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:28 AM
 
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Housing.

To me, food is fuel; a car is to get you there; but a home and its location are where you spend most of your waking, non-working time. I have always lived in the nicest home and neighborhood I could afford. (Granted, early on, that only amounted to an apartment in a less-dangerous part of town).

Naturally, if you don't spend much time at home, then a safe home base is all you'd need and skimping would make more sense.

Also, I agree with everybody who mentioned shoes.

Also, dental work, and anything to do with my eyes.
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