Started by: britboy (6794)

I love being over 50 years old, I learn something new every day and forget 5 others

Started: 30th Sep 2016 at 14:46

Posted by: jouell (4705)


Replied: 30th Sep 2016 at 18:36

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

I can remember things from when I was little but can't remember what I did yesterday.

Replied: 30th Sep 2016 at 18:38

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Isn't it scary.. I used to be really good at spelling, but I am forgetting how to spell a lot of even ordinary words.. I don't like this forgetting thing at all....

Replied: 30th Sep 2016 at 18:41

Posted by: berylh (2095)

remembering names is my problem, usually remember then in the end though

Replied: 30th Sep 2016 at 19:44

Posted by: momac (11787) 

Bette Davies once said "Getting old ain't for wimps".

Replied: 30th Sep 2016 at 20:11

Posted by: copperhead (1415) 

Getting old is better than the alternative.

Replied: 30th Sep 2016 at 22:39

Posted by: PeterP (8829)

Too true Copperhead many a young one gone before their time

Replied: 1st Oct 2016 at 10:06

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618) 

your as old as you feel,catching them is the problem.

Replied: 1st Oct 2016 at 10:09

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

This week, I've been in Spain for six days doing a roof. I've mixed 3 tons of concrete and carried it, in buckets, up a scaffold onto a 5 metre high 'beam and pot' roof. Laid the concrete and then carried about two tons of Arabic clay tiles up the scaffold and laid half of them. All by myself, and I'm 58, NOT old!

Replied: 1st Oct 2016 at 18:35

Posted by: jouell (4705)

58 isn't old, I will be 72 next month and consider myself to be older, but not old... That said, there are things I could do with ease at 58 that I struggle with these days..

Being active is Key to staying active in your later years, as long as you are lucky enough to stay free from ' accidents or illness'.....

So be careful going up and down those ladders and scaffolding Tonker..

Replied: 3rd Oct 2016 at 15:33

Posted by: Anne (4021) 

Last week I needed to renew my travel insurance? Being 76 there is now a premium to pay but I don't feel old nor do I have any ailments or take any medication. Do they believe me,I often wonder? Of course they do there are many other fortunate silver tops.

Replied: 3rd Oct 2016 at 17:05

Posted by: ecmdj (8186) 

wish i was 58 again tonker dam sight more agile and get up and go anne im only going foe 4 days next year benedorm ,hen party .quotes for travel is ludicrus .stay sure qouted £330 another company £187 .im going to leave till nearer time .the company i had 2 years ago wont insure me for my exisisting medical problems .its too dicy not to have travel insurance ,even though i have been away for w/ends in this country and no probs ,but just my luck to have my luck run out

Replied: 12th Oct 2016 at 14:27

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

And I'll be back again next Wednesday, in Mora, up and down, carrying even more concrete. I might even finish it this time, if not, I'll be back there in November. And I'll still be 58!
I just hope it doesn't rain!

I say this, having lost my dad at the age of 60, to a heart attack. I remember him at my age, and he was a lot older than I am. If you know what I mean?

Replied: 12th Oct 2016 at 14:45

Posted by: broady (17292) 

I know what you mean. I am 66 but I don't feel that. When I think back to when I was young people of 66 seemed older. Hope that makes sense.

Replied: 12th Oct 2016 at 18:12

Posted by: Anne (4021) 

I know what you mean broady. Looking at photos of my granny when she was ten years younger than I am now, it's remarkable how things have changed

Replied: 12th Oct 2016 at 19:00

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I agree, with all of you..

Replied: 12th Oct 2016 at 20:19

Posted by: raymyjamie (6857)

I considered myself reasonably fit because I walk every afternoon and evening and attend a cardiac class.
Last Friday I went to the gym, not been for 12 months, and did the treadmill, rowing machine and lifted some light weights.
Woke up Saturday morning with aching knees and my back "gone"(it still is)
So my dilemma is, do I continue going and hope I overcome this problem, or do I accept that I'm past it.
I am 70 in December.

Replied: 12th Oct 2016 at 21:06

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Ray, I'm not a Dr.. but to me it sounds like you were a bit too enthusiastic at the Gym..
I know I tend to try and prove to myself I can still do the things I did when I was younger, (I will be 72 next month ), usually with not the desired results..
So you have to wait for your back to get better, then go back to being active, but not to push yourself too much.. being active is Key !!!

Replied: 13th Oct 2016 at 15:20

Posted by: raymyjamie (6857)

That sounds like good logical advice Jouell

You've got me down to a tee, yes I do tend to overdo things, pretending I'm the thirty year old me

I need to do cardiac exercises as I had a heart attack some years ago.

Thanks again

Replied: 13th Oct 2016 at 16:49


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