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stuff that happened when you grow old??

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Icey101, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. For me i have noticed a few things.....being middle aged

    It takes alot longer to build muscle at the gym, but you can still get pretty strong with the muscle you still have, but where it would take a young guy to build muscle over 3 months it might take a year for me.

    Next is stress in general, where these days things dont really impact me as much due to experiance when things impact me they impact me alot more, if that makes sense, meaning axiety hammers me more which i have to think around to over come...

    So in addition to the stress thing, i put on weight easy and it seems harder to take off. Maybe i aint burning energy as efficently.

    Also the value of the family is alot stronger, meaning family is everything with kids etc. Managing kids issues gives you an outlook on life where theres more to life then just work in the office

    i'll add one more, dealing with death in my related family, i have had to deal direct with organising funerals etc, going through the aftermath, clearing out peoples stuff they leave behind after they pass away. It gives you another outlook that you dont experiance in your early years where there is always someone else to look after these things.
  2. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    My back, ears and nose all have a better head of hair than, well, my head. :mad:
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Weight gain, less energy, shifting priorities, hopefully more wisdom due to more life experience and learned perspective.
  4. Pain hurts worse longer
  5. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    I have less tolerance for BS and usually ignore it and refuse to engage or just dismiss myself from it .

    my digestive system doesn't like hot dogs.

    I have zero tolerance for thieves and salesman who think they are slick

    I have zero tolerance for moochers . I have a job and so can you!

    I like going to bed early .I like waking up early even on weekends.
  6. I've put on a good bit of weight.

    My joints hurt more than they used to, especially first thing in the morning.

    I've actually shrunk by a good 1 1/2 inches.

    My feet used to be a size 10, now they're a size 11W.

    I think a lot more about death and my own mortality.

    Stuff that used to bother me when I was younger doesn't bother me so much anymore.

    And on and on... :meh:


    Sep 13, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    I repeat myself.
    I repeat myself.
  8. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    The hair may just be my Winter coat but since I started working out last Feb and lost 30 lb (on my way to losing a total of, hopefully, 65+), I feel great and don't think in terms of what I can't do. I turned 55 in April and the fitness difference has really made a difference- I have always been able to hoist a good amount of weight but now, what I normally move seems like a lot less. I honestly don't know how 55 year-old people used to feel in the past but it couldn't have been good, from what I remember. People who were this age when I was a kid seemed like they were pretty well used up.
  9. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hair is starting to grow out of my ears.
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    All this, and the doctor wants to stick his finger in my butt.
  11. and how does that make you feel?...lol
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I embarrassed the hell out of a young intern whom the doctor told to do it during an office visit. He asked me if I wanted to come back on a later date, and I said, "I don't know ... will it feel better then?" So I said let's get it over with and he did it and I said, "WOW! That felt GREAT!" His face went bright red. Poor guy.
  13. i read this and looked at the your avatar face.....;)
  14. iammr2


    Jun 10, 2002
    That wasn't his finger!
  15. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    If your proctologist ever says "Bend over, you are going to feel a little prick" just politely pull up your pants, say nothing, and walk out.

    As I get older, my desire for a late 60's muscle car has gotten much stronger to the point of pain. I almost pulled the trigger on a Buick GS Stage 1, but I'm a bit wondering if it's just fulfilling middle age destiny.
  16. weird, i got the 60's muscle car thing going to....
  17. Truktek2


    Sep 5, 2008
    Queens, NY
    You should've asked for a second opinion so he would have used his middle finger as well. :) :bag:
  18. Me to, and i am only 28!

    It' going to get messy when i reach middle age crisis...
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I had a Plymouth Road Runner when I was 21. I bought it new in '69. Let's see - 8 miles to the gallon (that was with the 3.55:1 rear end - it went up to about 10 mpg with the 3.23:1 I put in it). I burnt up my first set of F70/14 Goodyear Polyglass tires in 7,000 miles. I went to G70s after that and quit peeling out so much. They lasted longer. Insurance? $1,200 a year, and that was in 1969 dollars - equivalent to $30,000 or something now.

    Anyway, I don't need a muscle car now. Although the Lexus I drive now would beat the Road Runner (it was a 335 hp 383 cid) on the drag strip.
  20. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    I get to hang out and sometimes play music with people that are a lot younger than me. :bassist:
    I don't have to be cool anymore I can just be myself. Boy, what a relief that is. I have also finally learned to avoid some self-destrucive behaviour, the rest I am still working on. I am moving further and further away from the center of the universe.
    My wife and I laugh more and fight less. :p