Yikes I'm Getting Old! - page 3

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We all must face it - we are aging. Oh yeah, when I was 20, 30, even 40, heck I was NOT going to get old. I was going to keep learning, stay current with evidence based practices and be on TOP! However, there was something... Read More


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    Quote from greatpyr
    Hey who cares about the grey hair? If your up to coloring it ... go for it - if not tell them not to look!

    Your wisdom rocks - screw the age-thing - if they dont like it - tell um to take a hike.


    i much enjoyed this thread, and loved so so so many of the comments,

    but, i wanted to agree here, with Greatpyr's idea, cuz i also think we older women being forced to imitate the hair color of youth is some kind of scam, too. Lol, for real, i had some more inspirational stuff to say, ha ha, i did,
    but, while reading along,
    i saw this post, that somewhere out there, there really WAS another person who isn't buying the "if a female gets old, she has to fake the hair colors of youth, cuz her value is how young she looks, and she should try to hide signs of being mature",
    yay!! I have earned my grey stripes, and wear it proudly. I've got some crow's feet, too, and think the softer hair color nature if providing, actually goes better with my face now.

    I am all for us older gals staying as fit, lively, up to date, healthy,
    i'm all for us continuing to grow, discover new things, explore, live life to the fullest, etc,
    i just question, despite being hypnotized by tv ads and societal attitudes,
    that we really have to participate in the whole "youth rules" thing by faking our hair color
    either for our own inner self esteem, (cuz we have sooo absorbed the notion that gray hair is "bad")
    or to be seen as more valuable by others.

    but, to each her own. just a thought.

    PS---sorry for derail, this is a great thread, with far loftier and more important ideas being discussed than my measely post here, can't wait to "post comment" and then read rest of these comments. LET'S HEAR IT for facing our second half of life with joy.
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    With all manner and type of things to purchase to keep us all looking younger, I do see more of a trend for those of us past 50 to remain as vital and energetic as we can be. I dye my hair because I simply dont think I look good with grey hair. However, like other posters have stated, it is a personal decision. And...we are fortunate to have the choice.
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    With all manner and type of things to purchase to keep us all looking younger, I do see more of a trend for those of us past 50 to remain as vital and energetic as we can be. I dye my hair because I simply dont think I look good with grey hair. However, like other posters have stated, it is a personal decision. And...we are fortunate to have the choice.


    OH i so agree, i think it's even MORE important for us older people to remain vital and energetic, i really think so!
    I just question if absorbing and accepting society's idea, that gray hair is "bad", has anything to do with being vital,
    but, yes, to each her own!!


    but i really do think,
    that for many of us,
    we might have to almost force ourselves to maintain or even increase our healthy habits,
    i think we need them more now, than ever before. Energy--the more we spend, the more we get, seems like.
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    Yes I agree with you. Almost all of the docs in my practice are younger than me. So, in order to be taken seriously, Ive adapted a younger personna - lol....
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    I don't think there is an idea that gray hair is bad - some women look lovely with gray hair.

    I simply do not. Mine is not the glorious gray . . might is mousy ugly gray. I was a blonde so we usually don't gray well. Redheads usually have the kind of gray I might be able to live with.

    Most of the docs I work with are around my age. A few are in their 30's and early 40's.

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    Helen Mirren is beautiful either way but definitely looks younger with the blonde hair on the bottom photo. ;-)
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    After years of being told, with appreciation, that I, "think out the box", I recently received a card from my boss saying that I bring wisdom to my workplace. I think it's because I now have gray hair, because my way of thinking has not changed. Love the compliment.
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    Quote from marcos9999
    I now realize why weight lifting is actually so important as you age. I used to have a weak back but started to do squats and dead lifts and I have now a much stronger back then I used to have when 20. Start lifting weights yall...I'm not even going to talk about the hormone production, I'll let you find that out on your own.
    I also lift weights an a regular basis. But, this bad knee just ain't getting any better on it's own. I'm afraid I'm going to have to trade it in on a newer model one of these days.
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    Hola Christina,
    I think that there is some credibility to the aphorism, "Age is only a number". Mental acuity is also an asset. So relative-youth needs to be enjoyed every day. Vivalasviejasyviejos.
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    You know what? I'm actually grateful for being at an age that I can sit back and appreciate life and its many wisdoms. I can only wish that the wisdom that I have now, I could have had 20 years ago. But hey, life is a journey and growing in wisdom is what it is about.

    My hats off to those of you who have incorporated exercise and especially strength training into your daily routine. I wish you health, strength and longevity.
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    Quote from Mijourney
    You know what? I'm actually grateful for being at an age that I can sit back and appreciate life and its many wisdoms. I can only wish that the wisdom that I have now, I could have had 20 years ago. But hey, life is a journey and growing in wisdom is what it is about.

    My hats off to those of you who have incorporated exercise and especially strength training into your daily routine. I wish you health, strength and longevity.
    Hi Mijourney,
    Nice post. Perhaps, that is the reason why it is said that hindsight is 20/20. I'll accept your wishes for health and strength but I don't know about the longevity.
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