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#1 EWW

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:08 AM

I’m turning 38 tomorrow- what unexpected surprises will life bring me


...figured I should ask an older crowd like the one here
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:16 AM

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:22 AM

Happy birthday!

 

Just read all of Pemberton's threads.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:27 AM

Expect another metabolism slowdown and a need to exam how many calories you eat per day.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:37 AM

Bite me. :P

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:39 AM

I can literally send you pics of my polyps!

I find the older I get, the happier I get.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:56 AM

I can literally send you pics of my polyps!

I find the older I get, the happier I get.


Interesting...
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:16 AM

Increased rate of injury and slower recovery from both injury and when recovering from doing anything athletic/physical. Falling hurts more too. So stay active and dont fall when you do stuff.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:28 AM

Yes, all of the above.  I think that getting older starts a cycle of being more content and comfortable with who you are.  That doesn't mean that I tell people to get off my lawn more often :lol: but it's just being content with what you've done, where you are, etc.  I have three grown kids who are doing well.  My house is almost paid off.  I'm probably 6-7 years from retiring.  As neddles said, stay active.  I try to do that every day.  I ride the ever-loving shit out of my bike when the weather is warm.  I try not to focus on all of the things that start to happen when you're in your 50s.  I've mentioned this before but my dad is 90... still bowls in a league, still walks and rides his bike, still golfs, goes fishing (both 'normal' and 'ice') and he still drives.  He never seems to be "down" to me.  He's always happy and his outlook is rosy although sometimes it's "realistic".  My dad always says, "The clock only goes one way" but it never seems to get him down.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:29 AM

Increased rate of injury and slower recovery from both injury and when recovering from doing anything athletic/physical. Falling hurts more too. So stay active and dont fall when you do stuff.

this

 

I'll also add the following:

 

I can still party like a rockstar, I just can't recover like one. 

Popcorn wrecks my guts (probably the shells shredding my intestines).

some complain about increased incidents of heartburn though I haven't had a problem with that yet

feet/knee/back pain is increased in general

weight loss is tougher, weight gain is easier

little blue pills start looking like a good idea

afternoon naps look like an even better idea


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#11 Vagus

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:30 AM

Getting old sounds horrible. 


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#12 ER Pemberton

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:35 AM

No naps.  :lol:

 

The more I think about it, the more I feel like your older years will be as good as you have prepared for.  I had lunch this week with three guys who are all wrecked... high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, one guy has had two strokes.  These are things that are avoidable if you just realize that you have to stay active and be mindful of what you eat.  My dad still drinks beer every day.  I like my beer and I have very few other vices (I have a cigar about once or twice a year).  I would hate to be 60+ and find out that I killed myself with bad food, no exercise, etc.  Take care of yourself and your older years will be much better.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:43 AM

Yes, all of the above. I think that getting older starts a cycle of being more content and comfortable with who you are. That doesn't mean that I tell people to get off my lawn more often :lol: but it's just being content with what you've done, where you are, etc. I have three grown kids who are doing well. My house is almost paid off. I'm probably 6-7 years from retiring. As neddles said, stay active. I try to do that every day. I ride the ever-loving shit out of my bike when the weather is warm. I try not to focus on all of the things that start to happen when you're in your 50s. I've mentioned this before but my dad is 90... still bowls in a league, still walks and rides his bike, still golfs, goes fishing (both 'normal' and 'ice') and he still drives. He never seems to be "down" to me. He's always happy and his outlook is rosy although sometimes it's "realistic". My dad always says, "The clock only goes one way" but it never seems to get him down.


My house is almost paid off, and i'm about 87 years from retiring.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:53 AM

I personally don't suffer from poor health problems as you mention.  I do have some aches/pains from poor judgement back in the day, I basically treated my body like i wasn't gonna see 30, low and behold I did.  tore up my knees in the army and years of playing soccer on astro-turf (this new field turf is a fecking revelation in comparison, wish they had that back in the day).  so i  have the aches/pains but when i go to the doc for my annual physical my blood pressure is typically about 110-120/60-70, cholesterol a bit high mostly cuz i'm overweight, no signs of being pre-diabetic, hypertensive or anything like that.  I do need to exercise more.  living and active lifestyle is definitely a good plan for being mobile and capable of other things late in life.


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#15 ER Pemberton

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:08 AM

I would also say... make something to look forward to.  A hobby, a second career, something that you always wanted to do or never have the time to do.  When I was 38 I had been married for 11 years and I already had three kids.  Many of the things that I liked to do were shelved (fishing, going to baseball games, travel).  Plan to have something to do when you're older.  



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:10 AM

sitting or standing will come with spontaneous self generated sound effects


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:35 AM

Around forty I started wishing I did lots of stretching or yoga in my late thirties. I'm very active, but my flexibility has gone to shit. I stretch more now, but I know I'm playing catch up to how I should be.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:45 AM

I would also say... make something to look forward to.  A hobby, a second career, something that you always wanted to do or never have the time to do.  When I was 38 I had been married for 11 years and I already had three kids.  Many of the things that I liked to do were shelved (fishing, going to baseball games, travel).  Plan to have something to do when you're older.  

In a similar boat, but i'm only 36.  Oh and I don't moderate.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:46 AM

Around forty I started wishing I did lots of stretching or yoga in my late thirties. I'm very active, but my flexibility has gone to shit. I stretch more now, but I know I'm playing catch up to how I should be.

i agree with the yoga/Pilates thing. Everyone 40 and up should be doing it. I need to get back to it, was doing it for like 6-8 months back in my early 40’s, shoulda kept up with it
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:52 AM

In a similar boat, but i'm only 36.  Oh and I don't moderate.


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