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Old 02-10-2017, 04:02 PM
Status: "North of Palm Trees, South of High Taxes" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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Well, I don't want to lose my mind and still be alive no matter how good I might look...

Oh, wait.....I already lost my mind.

I hear you're a mean ole Jezebel!

LOL and LOL again.

If I make it to 80 all this "clean livin" means all bets are off.

In all seriousness...if I did not have this chronic condition that ramps up if I eat too much of ANYTHING...read...caffeine, sugar, booze, candy, pop, white bread, pasta, rice, the list goes on. I never said I liked it. I just gotta do it!
You're so right about the losing your mind part! That's the only thing that scares the crap out of me when I get older! I'd rather be dead than have Alzheimer's and if I do get it, I'd like to be put to "sleep" like the family pet ...before I start draining my estate down to zero or fail to recognize family members!

Having your marbles, is a lot more important than having your looks!

But getting back to the original point, I'm two years younger than Richard Thomas who played John-Boy on the Waltons and used to look a little like him in my late teens and early twenties. Now, I'm starting to resemble Will Geer who played his Grandpa. But unlike Richard Thomas, I don't have to wear hearing aids. I think I'd rather be the snarky Grandpa-looking type who can hear your cell phone ringing when you're outside, 2 blocks away! I think for my next act, I'm going for the "Dumbledore" look as the "local wizard" of my HOA!
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Living a healthy lifestyle is preferable to living hard but I believe genes play a much bigger part than previously thought.

I am seeing proof of this as I age and see my friends dropping like flies.
Yep - I had a relative who smoked like a chimney (the unfiltered Camels) who lived to be 90 and then there is my father who died at 75 from diabetes complications. He is the youngest out of all my close family to die before 80 but he didn't eat the way he was supposed to with his condition. So I also believe genes play a very big part of how old you may be when you die. My paternal grandfather lived to be 97 and ate a typical Italian diet, lots of pasta, olive oil, garlic, escarole, etc. He never smoked and drank a little red wine every day. He died 3 years before his son (my father).


Perhaps if your genetic make-up is bad you can improve your life expectancy to a certain extent by being careful about your diet and exercising regularly but even that is no guarantee.
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:45 PM
 
Location: The Carolinas
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I worked with a tip-top, extremely fit, triathlete, super endurance runner, all-around active guy and athlete's athlete. 23 years old. Went home one day because he wasn't feeling well. Died in his sleep that night.
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:56 PM
Status: "North of Palm Trees, South of High Taxes" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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Only once this week. We drove out of county on Monday and hubby is sniffling today. I-77 is a mess. Don't go there. How about you?

You looked fine the last time I saw you but who cares. We bought our niche last year so our children won't have to.

If I sweep off the patio and mop the kitchen will that count for my activity today?

I have been told my Facebook profile picture looks great. I was around 18 when it was taken.
NCN - Quit smoking almost 10 years now! Haven't been on I-77 in 9 years! If you get out of bed and are still breathing, you're doin' well in my book! I ride my bike around the school parking lot at 2 AM (no cars and traffic!) and do the treadmill to stay in shape. I don't do Facebook because I don't want "distant friends and relatives" to find me! ... I bet you don't send Martie a birthday card! Stay well kiddo!
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Old 02-10-2017, 05:06 PM
Status: "North of Palm Trees, South of High Taxes" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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I worked with a tip-top, extremely fit, triathlete, super endurance runner, all-around active guy and athlete's athlete. 23 years old. Went home one day because he wasn't feeling well. Died in his sleep that night.
That's terrible! But imagine how short his life would have been if he wasn't in shape!
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Old 02-10-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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To all you posters who are certain you look a lot younger than your age..................


Go to a carnival where you win a stuffed bear if the carny misses guessing your age by more than a couple years.


You most likely will NOT be bringing a stuff bear home.
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Midland, MI
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My partner's brother just died, age 63. He smoked although not a lot. He was an alcoholic and drank heavily, did not eat well or take care of himself. We still don't know much about what he died of but must have been related to the above as it was not an accident or suicide.
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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My partner's brother just died, age 63. He smoked although not a lot. He was an alcoholic and drank heavily, did not eat well or take care of himself. We still don't know much about what he died of but must have been related to the above as it was not an accident or suicide.
Yep, being an alcoholic will really fry your liver. I had a friend who drank like a fish all his adult life and died at age 61 and 8 months. In his case I was surprised he lived as long as he did.
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:58 PM
 
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My opinion is that genetics has the biggest impact on longevity. If you have good genes and live your life without excess you should be good to go. For the rest of the world without good genes, you can try to maximize your lifespan by rigorous exercise and diet, stress reduction, etc.
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:21 PM
 
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To all you posters who are certain you look a lot younger than your age..................


Go to a carnival where you win a stuffed bear if the carny misses guessing your age by more than a couple years.


You most likely will NOT be bringing a stuff bear home.
Lol. Exactly.

Those who think they look 10 years younger, post a pic. I guarantee you look your age & people are just being kind.

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