Recently I've been asking , some of my peer-aged friends and sisters (as I stand above them), "Are you shrinking?" I ask because they all seem to be getting shorter, while in my mind I'm staying the same. Here's the lowdown ladies, my family measured me over the Mother's Day weekend and I was stunned to find out that I've lost an inch in height. Do you know what that means? It means less calories, it means re-thinking your whole persona, it means that you too will shrink if you live long enough, it means that there is no stopping time even if you can afford plastic surgery.
I've always hoped and wanted to grow old gracefully but I'm fighting it. I don't like, now that I've lost some weight, that I look older in the face. I don't like the hundreds of age spots that are showing up on my hands, face, neck and legs. I don't like dry hair, skin and eyes. I don't like that I can't accomplish in one day what I use to be able to do. I don't like the loss of muscle tone. I don't like that my metabolism which was always high has slowed down. I don't like that I have to now count calories. On the other hand, I don't have PMS or a monthly periods anymore and I don't miss them one bit. Everyone ages differently and much of it has to do with our genetics but there is also a lot we can do to make the last third of our lives the best that they can be. Now is the TIME for you to develop healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle habits because if you're fortunate enough to live a long life those habits will pay you huge dividends..... consider what you are doing by participating in this blog as investment aging.
Reaping dividends, now that's a real HIGH!