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Old 02-09-2017, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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To the OP, I'm 61 years and 99 cents like you. I, too, get those comments about how I don't look my age but years younger. I used to eat it with a big spoon. It was a tasty slice of ego cake.

Then I realized that I do look my age. It's just that the people giving me those compliments don't. They look older than they really are.

Humble pie tastes better than ego cake. Try a slice, you might like it.
Good one. I am 58. I don't think anyone would mistake me for being in my 40s. I just hope they don't think I am 65.

I went to a funeral this week, the mother of someone I went to school with. My old friend said to me, "you look great. You never age." But, like you say above, SHE did. She was blonde and blue-eyed and when she was young, she baked herself tan every summer at the beach and took frequent vacations to Jamaica. That sun has done its damage. It's not that I haven't aged normally, it's that she aged beyond her years.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:13 AM
 
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Those 'Crook Pots' (sic) can indeed be dangerous (as crooks can often tend to be) if you turn them off and leave them for 8 hours while you go to work. Please don't tell people to do that. Food that sits in the 'danger zone' for more than 2 hours can be very hazardous to one's health. If you want to do that yourself, that is one thing but don't tell others that is a good and safe practice. Food should be kept above 140 degrees F or below 40F.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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"This is gonna suck but here it goes"

Kind of a strange thread. It reminds me of that raccoon commercial, "This tastes terrible .... here, try it!"
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I wouldn't leave a crockpot on while I wasn't home in the first place. I have pets. If they died in a fire because I was stupid, I would not forgive myself.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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"This is gonna suck but here it goes"

Kind of a strange thread. It reminds me of that raccoon commercial, "This tastes terrible .... here, try it!"
I didn't get the meaning of the thread title in relationship to the OP at all. She appears to be saying that we are all going to be jealous of her, and I'm not sure why. But the post was kind of disjointed and rambling and badly written, so I figured the alcohol was in play!
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:37 AM
 
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no matter how pristine your lifestyle, when your time comes, it comes
Exactly. Just like the Russian pair skaters, he was in his prime physically, and dropped dead of a brain aneurysm during practice one day.

I just live how I want, within reason. I've had a few health scares which have taught me to scale back on certain activities (skin cancer nixed my practice of laying out by the pool all day, a heart issue killed the Monster energy drink habit, and panic attacks made me cut back on my alcohol intake).
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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I found it amusing that I was drinking coffee and eating a donut as I was reading this. Some good tips, but like everything out there, readers will have to take it with a grain of salt and decide what they want to do. But to OP - congrats on your healthy lifestyle, and glad it is working for you!
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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To the OP, I'm 61 years and 99 cents like you. I, too, get those comments about how I don't look my age but years younger. I used to eat it with a big spoon. It was a tasty slice of ego cake.

Then I realized that I do look my age. It's just that the people giving me those compliments don't. They look older than they really are.

Humble pie tastes better than ego cake. Try a slice, you might like it.
Couldn't rep you so I'll do it this way: great post.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:48 AM
 
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I know someone who never really knew how old and achy he was until he quit drinking.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I know someone who never really knew how old and achy he was until he quit drinking.
Lol, my friend's husband used to drink a 6 after work at night and then give it up for Lent. By week 3 he was complaining constantly about his aches and pains.
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