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6/20/18 8:31 P

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Age is a state of mind. Even though I am older now, I still like using makeup, not a lot, I like a natural look. I also enjoy buying different face products for my skin, to put on at night for moisturizing my skin. Enjoy Life and be Happy!

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I always try to look my age but make sure I am looking my best. Clean and simple grooming and fashion-sense is the best for me.

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5/17/18 3:10 P

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Excellent outlook, all! Attitude is everything!

Edited by: JUSLANA at: 5/17/2018 (15:11)
Life is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the moments.

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Aging is a given... but life's too short to spend in the hospital or a wheel chair so I do what I can to enjoy my remaining years as mobile, independent, prescription med free and healthy as possible.

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I never really think about age. I feel 24 years old inside and ready for any adventure. Right now my adventure is Spark and I am feeling good about it!

Every day is a new beginning! Carpe Diem!


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I believe age is a matter of mind, you're only as old as you allow your mind to tell you. I'm not going to dress like I'm in my 20's but I also won't dress like an old lady or do my hair to what society says old should do. I march to my own drummer, but I also embrace all my laugh lines there's a lot of life behind them. I bleached my hair platinum a few years ago the top was almost there anyway and I love it & will keep it that way( unless I decide to try pink or blue lol) I suppose I embrace aging in my own way after all we can do nothing about it so ride the wave!

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2/19/18 6:45 P

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I love the chance to share this observation....my family has heard it so many times I had to stop! So, 4 years ago, in my 69th year, I was really a little freaked out that I was going to be 70. But then, about 3 months before my birthday I was diagnosed with cancer and immediarely I embraced the chance to turn 70! Instant perspective!

Life is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the moments.

Commitment can be explained by by comparing it to a bacon and egg breakfast. The chicken was involved...the pig was committed.

Friendship divides our sorrow and doubles our joy.
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2/14/18 9:35 A

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Do I embrace or fight the aging process?
Well I guess I have to say I started to embrace it about twenty years ago. I do like to look good and I do take time with my hair and clothes. But I also realize that getting older is a natural progression and I want to be a natural healthy looking mature woman.
I don't bleach my hair blonde anymore, I let it go natural gray last year and it looks soft and pretty.
A good hair cut (medium or short) and lots of conditioner is the key to keeping it looking healthy and good.

There is such a double standard in the world and it's so unfair. If men can be accepted as their natural selves, why not us ladies?
So I am working at being the best I can be- Healthy diet, natural healthy hair and skin and physically fit.
There is always room for improvement but I don't beat up on myself....I like the natural me.


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Do You Embrace or Fight the Aging Process?

By: Jen Mueller, SparkPeople Blogger



Itís hard for me to believe that Iíll be married 10 years this summer. It doesnít really bother me to get older- I think age is just a number- but time just goes so quickly. There are days when I think ďWasnít I just in high school a few years ago?Ē, and then I remember that itís been more than a few years and my oldest will start Kindergarten this fall.

When I look in the mirror, Iím like most other women who are critical of what they see. My body is healthy and strong, but letís be honest: Iíll never look exactly like I did before having three kids, no matter how hard I try. Iíve got circles under my eyes from sleepless nights with babies and brown spots on my face from being careless about wearing sunscreen. Although I donít love these things, I do my best to accept that regardless, I can still be fit and happy.

Iíve never been one to dwell on my looks. Sometimes I envy those moms at school who always look so put-together, while Iím usually dressed in sweatpants with my hair up in a ponytail. For me itís all about choices. Iíd rather spend 30 minutes exercising than styling my hair in the morning. Exercising makes me feel good, while that other mom feels good because she put in the time to look good.

I think part of this attitude is why the aging process doesnít bother me. I know Iím getting older and things are going to change. Training for races or getting stronger might not be quite as easy as it once was. I canít just assume that most clothes will look fine on me- I have to find clothes to fit my shape (which is different than it was before kids, even though Iím the same weight). For the most part, Iím okay with that, but there are other people in my life who seem to struggle with aging.

One family member has said she doesnít want to celebrate her birthday anymore because sheís gotten too old. Sheís in the best shape of her life, but is always very critical of her body. She has explored different cosmetic procedures, hoping to regain some of the look of her youth. I think itís sad that she canít be more accepting of the changes age brings, and just be happy living in the moment. I love birthdays- I donít care if Iím turning 10 or 100. I just want to be around to celebrate as many of them as possible.

Do you struggle with the physical changes aging brings? How do you cope with them? Have you learned to accept it, or do you find yourself constantly trying to fight it?

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