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Old 02-28-2017, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Never thought of that before! Weird!
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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I do. It doesn't help. Can't "build up" skin like you can muscle.
But if you build up the muscles in the arms, the loose skin will be filled with the newly enlarged muscle.
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Close to an earthquake
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Here's another one-liner the next time you get accused of being old fellas: "Old, I can pi$$ over a 6-foot fence."

Other one-liners I've used that always seem to draw a good belly laugh:

To a woman, but only if you know her well, when she's in the company of another woman: "I knew Sally when she looked good in a tight jean skirt."

To a man: "That was a long time ago, when you had a 32-inch waist."

To a young man who calls himself old: "Old, I've got lint in my belly button older than you."
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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To a man: "That was a long time ago, when you had a 32-inch waist."
Thanks, matter of fact I still do. A lot goes into how we(men) look in pictures. Posture, weight, waistline, fitness, what you wear, even headgear. I look younger when I wear a headband at the gym. But try as you might, you always look older than you think you are. Reminds me of what my dad used to say; no close ups. Didn't know why said that.
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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My mom used to say, ''Every old person is an old body with a young person peeping out through their eyeballs''.
The older I get the more I feel it's true.
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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I am very depressed at how my face/body have changed after 60. My face is more angular and doesn't look good at all in smiling photos....and I used to be so photogenic! Weight has shifted around hips so now I have my Mom's hips and need Spanx. I can see why people resort to fillers, but I've seen so many people look unnaturally puffy. Totally bummed.
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Definitely not alone. I color my hair, so I don't see gray, but I see weight, I see sag & just a face that's a bit older & I always do a double take.

It really hit home about 8 yrs ago, we were in our home town & arranged a dinner w/people we hung out with in the 80's. A group of about 8 of us. I looked around the table & thought 'who are all these grandma looking people'? Of course, I knew I was one of them, but the real kicker was when the menus came. The pizza place was poorly lit & all 8 of us, in unison, immediately reached for our reading glasses. So yeah, in photos & IRL, I'm coming to terms with the fact that who I see on the inside is not who others see on the outside. And it's depressing as HELL!
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:59 AM
 
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I like my photos better than my mirror image, pores are minimal in photography and my smile is usually more genuine, depending on who's the photographer.
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Old 03-01-2017, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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What I dislike is people who say "Oh you don't look that old" to me. (age 74)

Going into the outpatient center for an EGD, the nurse said "When was your last menstrual period?" I told her she needed glasses. And then," Oh, you don't look that old !!!"
Yes, I get the same question at Doctors' offices; also "Are you pregnant?" Was still on the form at the geriatric specialist's intake form
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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Am I the only one who is shocked when I see my photo image and its so different from what I carry internally as my self-image?
At this point not shocked but very dismayed when I get out of the shower and see that fat old man in the mirror. I was always thin.
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