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Old 01-06-2018, 05:05 PM
 
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Husband and I drink Diet Coke Zero and love it. He is a healthy 71 and I am 62, feel like I'm 35.

Love that you can get a case of 36 at Costco for $10...
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:26 PM
 
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Me too. Diet Soda is horrible on ones body.

I quit after drinking one, I burped and it smelled like gasoline! Nothing else was in my stomach. WTH was going on inside me.
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Sometimes people drink diet soda but still eat high-calorie foods. They think that choosing the diet soda is so healthy that they can have an extra helping of fries.
I don't understand drinking diet coke or other diet sodas. It's all chemicals. Drinking something that is all chemicals - what sense does that make? And negative chemicals. What is the purpose?

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Old 01-06-2018, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I don't understand drinking diet coke or other diet sodas. It's all chemicals. Drinking something that is all chemicals - what sense does that make? And negative chemicals. What is the purpose?
Well I donít much worry over why people do the things they do. I think that may be a key to living longer. Besides, worrying about why I do the things I do keeps me busy enough.
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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No matter what you do, the mortality rate is 100%.
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:55 PM
 
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I am not so sure if I want to live too long because I am sure my mental state would not be up to date. With that being said, I prefer to enjoy my moment instead of planning for future with promise that I can't even be sure I will get it.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:52 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Good genes help one have a long life. A good attitude and minding one's own business helps too. My great grandfather was the sweetest man one could ever know. He had asthma but still lived to be about 95. He was a pleasure to be around. He always looked for the best in everybody, was always ready to help with any work and did not get upset about anything. He was a retired Baptist minister and I could see Jesus in him.
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:07 PM
 
Location: In my head
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With all the preservatives in foods, you would think we would live forever. LOL
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:08 PM
 
Location: In my head
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I had a friend from Sweden who smoked daily until she died at 93, her mother also smoked that long and died in her 90's...my SIL died at 55 from smoking at 10 and quiting in his 40's...but lung cancer got him.

Who knows when we will go, but I choose NEVER to smoke.
Did they smoke marijuana or cigarettes?
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:34 AM
 
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I think genetics could have most to do with it, here's another link to a very, very old smoker. I can't believe cigarettes really helped her!

https://nypost.com/2016/01/26/this-1...arettes-a-day/
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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whatever the reasons for longevity, take every day as a blessing - not everyone gets to be ripe old ages like those of us on this retirement subforum -


'I’m 27 now. I don’t want to go. I love my life': The heartbreaking open letter a young woman dying of cancer wrote to the world to be shared after she passed away




https://www.facebook.com/hollybutche...13711745460694
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