Aging with grace

  • Babyoil

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    Mar 11, 2014 6:07 PM GMT
    I could not find a section for superficial stuff so i´m just going to post this here. Ok the thing is that I turned 25 this January, usually I´m not hyped about milestone birthdays or aging for that matter, however turning 25 really made me reflect on how I have treated my body for the last 10 years and what condition I want it to be in when I´m 40-50´sh.

    I think that I kind of panicked in january. I believed that people say that at 25 your body should be at it´s physical peek after that everything goes downhill, this really frightened me, so i have quit smoking, started eating organic and hit the gym 4-5 times a week.

    My question is: when it comes to aging and "looking young (forever)" what can you do? I´m well aware of the fact that we are organic beings and that we age and die, but still there must something that you can do to postpone your expiration date?
  • Babyoil

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    Mar 11, 2014 6:09 PM GMT
    By the way what does "Aging with grace" mean anyway??
  • Danskerb

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    Mar 11, 2014 10:11 PM GMT
    WOAH WOAH WOAH!!!! 25 as a peak ??? No... Im afraid you are mistaken. between 24 - 28 your body is just starting to produce some good hormones for muscle building. Get on it!!
    25 is young still. I'm still 24 and still feel like a stupid little boy. (does that feeling ever go away??)
  • Danskerb

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    Mar 11, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
    and to answer your question... go to the gym and eat healthy.

    It's pretty simple....

    I would think Aging with Grace has to do with acceptance. I don't think Michael Jackson was ageing with grace.
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    Mar 11, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
    What about sleeping in a big jar of vinegar? It seems to work for gherkins.
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    Mar 11, 2014 10:25 PM GMT
    Babyoil said I could not find a section for superficial stuff so i´m just going to post this here. Ok the thing is that I turned 25 this January, usually I´m not hyped about milestone birthdays or aging for that matter, however turning 25 really made me reflect on how I have treated my body for the last 10 years and what condition I want it to be in when I´m 40-50´sh.

    I think that I kind of panicked in january. I believed that people say that at 25 your body should be at it´s physical peek after that everything goes downhill, this really frightened me, so i have quit smoking, started eating organic and hit the gym 4-5 times a week.

    My question is: when it comes to aging and "looking young (forever)" what can you do? I´m well aware of the fact that we are organic beings and that we age and die, but still there must something that you can do to postpone your expiration date?

    looks as if the damage has already been done, babycakes.
    Those crows feet by ur eyes? u can thank the cigarettes for that.

    the slight yellowing of the teeth? cigarettes again.... perhaps coffee too...because u know... hangovers from drinking.

    That haggard, dehydrated look to your face--- drinking.

    u poor thing, OP. It looks as if your prime has come and gone. Better just give up on life now. womp womp.
  • Babyoil

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    Mar 11, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
    Import said
    Babyoil said I could not find a section for superficial stuff so i´m just going to post this here. Ok the thing is that I turned 25 this January, usually I´m not hyped about milestone birthdays or aging for that matter, however turning 25 really made me reflect on how I have treated my body for the last 10 years and what condition I want it to be in when I´m 40-50´sh.

    I think that I kind of panicked in january. I believed that people say that at 25 your body should be at it´s physical peek after that everything goes downhill, this really frightened me, so i have quit smoking, started eating organic and hit the gym 4-5 times a week.

    My question is: when it comes to aging and "looking young (forever)" what can you do? I´m well aware of the fact that we are organic beings and that we age and die, but still there must something that you can do to postpone your expiration date?

    looks as if the damage has already been done, babycakes.
    Those crows feet by ur eyes? u can thank the cigarettes for that.

    the slight yellowing of the teeth? cigarettes again.... perhaps coffee too...because u know... hangovers from drinking.

    That haggard, dehydrated look to your face--- drinking.

    u poor thing, OP. It looks as if your prime has come and gone. Better just give up on life now. womp womp.


    Get your point, but don´t confuse me those twinkie party princesses. But things that you mention the wrinkles, teeth etc when I look in the mirror I definitely se effects of smoking. I know the damage is done and what´s lost is lost, but never felt like my life is over on the contrary I feel like it´s just really starting. Thats why I really want to save what can be saved.
  • Babyoil

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    Mar 11, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
    Ohno saidWhat about sleeping in a big jar of vinegar? It seems to work for gherkins.


    If I were a gherkin that might have been a good option icon_biggrin.gif
  • Babyoil

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    Mar 11, 2014 10:46 PM GMT
    paz_daddy saidi understand if you were 18, 19 or 20 and worrying about that shit but you're 25 years old. you're supposed to have gotten used to the fact that you're getting old and will die eventually already. grow up. your looks are going to fade. that's a fact of life. just worry about enjoying life as there's no guarantee that you'll make it to 40 or 50. however, it seems like that your fear has prompted you to do things that will prolong your life and stop the chances of health from deteriorating quicker such as eating healthy and not smoking cancer sticks.


    yeah started reading about smoking and cancer, that is scary shit.
  • Babyoil

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    Mar 11, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
    Sustenance saidI'm the worst person to talk to when it comes to conserving your body. But I do believe your peak is at 40 years old. Good thing you are thinking about such things right now.icon_cool.gif



    Yeah but the revelation could have come earlier if you ask me. But even though I started this thread I try not to think too much about it. Like Paz daddy wrote It is important to LIVE! I think the reason why i´m currently so focused on the subject is that i have so many years of bodily neglect to make up for.
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    Mar 11, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
    Babyoil saidyeah started reading about smoking and cancer, that is scary shit.

    Seriously? Despite the Surgeon General's warning printed on every pack and all the hype linking smoking with cancer you're first starting to read up in smoking and cancer? And if true, is this common among "young" people "reintroduced" to cigarettes courtesy of "Joe Camel" (and caffeine/coffee courtesy of Starbucks) since the '80s? Then all the smoking I see amongst the under 25 crowd despite today's smoke-free bars and other venues make sense. And validates hiring managers seeing smoking as a negative among young people who should know better.

    As for aging with "grace," I rarely drank, avoided the sun and coffee (and its additives), and never smoked. I've never dyed my hair, used botox, facial fillers, had hormone therapy or underwent any cosmetic surgery. The result (and don't forget to check out my profile pictures):

    1988 versus 2013:
    iomcn8.jpg

    On the flip side, to quote Hunter S. Thompson:

    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"
  • Babyoil

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    Mar 11, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
    bxp011 saidWOAH WOAH WOAH!!!! 25 as a peak ??? No... Im afraid you are mistaken. between 24 - 28 your body is just starting to produce some good hormones for muscle building. Get on it!!
    25 is young still. I'm still 24 and still feel like a stupid little boy. (does that feeling ever go away??)


    Well in everyday life I feel like a "stupid little boy" but through my job I often end in situations where I have to be an " adult MAN!", I rarely se myself as a "MAN!!!!!!". I believe when you reach a point in your life where you have more responsibilities then you can easily deal with the "stupid little boy" feeling will go away.
  • Babyoil

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    Mar 11, 2014 11:11 PM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    Babyoil saidyeah started reading about smoking and cancer, that is scary shit.

    Seriously? Despite the Surgeon General's warning printed on every pack and all the hype linking smoking with cancer you're first starting to read up in smoking and cancer? And if true, is this common among "young" people "reintroduced" to cigarettes courtesy of "Joe Camel" (and caffeine/coffee courtesy of Starbucks) since the '80s? Then all the smoking I see amongst the under 25 crowd despite today's smoke-free bars and other venues make sense. And validates hiring managers seeing smoking as a negative among young people who should know better.

    As for aging with "grace," I rarely drank, avoided the sun and coffee (and its additives), and never smoked. I've never dyed my hair, used botox, facial fillers, had hormone therapy or underwent any cosmetic surgery. The result (and don't forget to check out my profile pictures):

    1988 versus 2013:
    iomcn8.jpg

    On the flip side, to quote Hunter S. Thompson:

    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"


    Well being a smoker usually means that you walk in a haze of denial, I know that´s what I did, kinda avoided the whole cancer health subject. It was the new year and my 25th birthday that cleared the mist.
  • Babyoil

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    Mar 11, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    Babyoil saidyeah started reading about smoking and cancer, that is scary shit.

    Seriously? Despite the Surgeon General's warning printed on every pack and all the hype linking smoking with cancer you're first starting to read up in smoking and cancer? And if true, is this common among "young" people "reintroduced" to cigarettes courtesy of "Joe Camel" (and caffeine/coffee courtesy of Starbucks) since the '80s? Then all the smoking I see amongst the under 25 crowd despite today's smoke-free bars and other venues make sense. And validates hiring managers seeing smoking as a negative among young people who should know better.

    As for aging with "grace," I rarely drank, avoided the sun and coffee (and its additives), and never smoked. I've never dyed my hair, used botox, facial fillers, had hormone therapy or underwent any cosmetic surgery. The result (and don't forget to check out my profile pictures):

    1988 versus 2013:
    iomcn8.jpg

    On the flip side, to quote Hunter S. Thompson:

    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"


    I took a peek, great job with the aging. You can tell that there is some hard work involved and perhaps some good genes icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 11, 2014 11:54 PM GMT
    as long as you give all your Abercrombie and Hollister crap to a 16 year old (where it belongs) you're good
  • Babyoil

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    Mar 12, 2014 12:04 AM GMT
    somersault saidas long as you give all your Abercrombie and Hollister crap to a 16 year old (where it belongs) you're good


    We only have an Abercombie in the capitol here in Denmark, it´s really not that big of brand here. But yeah teenage brands would probably be a no go in my case
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    Mar 12, 2014 12:16 AM GMT
    Aging with grace has more to do with accepting your age. Never lying about your age online or in person and making the most of the decent genes your mammy and daddy gave ya.

    Plus, moisture the living F' outta your skin while you can.
    Here's a body that's aged gracefully.
    http://www.realjock.com/bythelake2
    http://www.realjock.com/truetub
    http://www.realjock.com/Wolfdaddy
  • tazzari

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    Mar 12, 2014 12:52 AM GMT
    Aging? At 25?

    (Pauses to laugh... )

    When I was 45 I was training up t0 20 hrs a week and could give anyone a run for his money. You're not even fully grown up!
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    Mar 12, 2014 1:03 AM GMT
    Aging with grace:
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    Not aging with grace:
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    Mar 12, 2014 1:10 AM GMT
    Anomalous1 saidAging with grace:

    Not aging with grace:

    It's sad when you consider what celebrities feel the need to do to themselves.
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    Mar 12, 2014 1:17 AM GMT
    Men Aging with Grace...
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    Mar 12, 2014 2:13 AM GMT
    OP is Asian. Asians age gracefully until about 80. He's got nothing to worry about. icon_lol.gif
  • Babyoil

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    Mar 12, 2014 2:27 AM GMT
    xrichx saidOP is Asian. Asians age gracefully until about 80. He's got nothing to worry about. icon_lol.gif


    Not true, from what iv e heard we asians don´t go through the middle age stage most of us are able to keep our " youthful" appearance till our late 40´s then old age comes creeping with interests icon_cry.gif
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    Mar 12, 2014 3:52 AM GMT


    'Aging with grace'

    Nah..I'm gay, and aging with Bill.
  • Babyoil

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    Mar 12, 2014 6:53 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidAm Asian. Am 46. Never smoke in my life. The problem is once you smoke, it starts the aging process, which is irreversible.


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