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BUFFEDSTUFF--
Posts: 2,520
3/14/12 7:17 P

50 is the perfect time to do all those things that you could only imagine during the first half of life. This is the best half of life, live it and do it well. As they say, live it like it is golden because it really can be if we so choose. Have a happy, healthy birthday and celebrate life. emoticon



RRAYNER
Posts: 1,063
3/14/12 1:39 P

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Going on 59 now - and I'm gearing up to turning 60...



RRAYNER
Posts: 1,063
3/15/11 8:47 A

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Turning 50 (half century) was mentally challenging for me at first. But now (at 57) I still am enjoying life and still doing things everyday...



FRAN0426
Posts: 15,288
3/18/10 1:37 A

50 is great, myself I will be 65 next month and even this doesn't bother me, as age is just a number. Even with aches, pains, and medical problems I don't know where all the years have flown by. Enjoy each birthday, we all know the alternative, life is better .



MELODYSPARKLES
Posts: 1,670
3/17/10 11:13 P

It's only a number, and anymore it's a glamourous number....Look at Oprah, Christie Brinkly, Sharon Stone, Tina Turner....


Hey we rock! Don't forget that...forget the black balloons love!



KRICKET57
SparkPoints: (123,255)
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Posts: 1,939
3/17/10 9:43 P

50 is great, take and chance and do something new for yourself. It is the first step toward the next 50 years. emoticon



AVRENIM1
SparkPoints: (7,678)
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Posts: 553
3/17/10 4:27 P

Think of all the things that you can do now that you weren't allowed to do or couldn't do when you were younger.



ZUZUSHLU
Posts: 33
3/9/10 3:52 P

Greetings, I turned 50 15+ years ago . This is the best time of my life. I realize what is important to me and what is not. Friends and family and faith. Enjoy each day. Sounds so trite but true. Be kind. People will flock to you. Be interested in your community and the country. ZZ emoticon



DELRIO1
Posts: 4,747
3/9/10 3:20 P

get into shape! Be the best physically-fit 50 you can be.



LETOVERN
Posts: 2,603
3/9/10 2:21 P

Turning 50 was my favorite decade birthday. I took the week off work and just indulged myself. Went to movies, got some of my favorite foods, slept late, lounged at home reading magazines. Went shopping, to museums. Just whatever I felt like when I woke up each day. No big plans, no stress.



MOMOX4
Posts: 353
3/9/10 9:25 A

Just enjoy where you are today in your life!



2SZEDWN
Posts: 7
3/9/10 12:16 A

You would love the gym I go to. There are SO MANY silver-haired members -- and they are really into getting into shape and staying fit. There is one woman who looks to be well into her 60s who RUNS the track every day. She looks GREAT! I think the seniors are also more friendly than the younger set. Anyway, every day counts, every meal, every exercise -- savor, enjoy the journey.



BOBBYSGIRL09
Posts: 83
3/8/10 11:01 P

I'm in the same boat, that is, turning 50 in April. I have mixed feelings about this. I remember telling myself I wanted to be 'fit at 40' and now, it's fifty. I started the spark challenge and was able to keep two goals successfully - tracking Nutrition every day and drinking 8 glasses of water. I finally started exercising this week and feel motivated now that I finally started. I want to be able to age gracefully. I think I'm on the right path and will make every effort to keep a positive mindset and keep myself healthy. This is my plan of attack for turning 50.





ELDAFAR
Posts: 9
3/7/10 6:21 P

I'm now 62 going on 63. Life is what you make it, so make it the best. My Mom used to say that once you hit 50 you start to realize that you need to live for yourself - not everyone else. Live each day thankful for all you have and are! emoticon



2BFREE2LIVE
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Posts: 16,631
3/7/10 1:19 A

I WILL BE TURNING THE 60 THIS YEAR!!! FUNNY THING IS I STILL FEEL LIKE I AM 35 OR 40, I THINK THAT YOUR ONLY AS OLD AS YOU FEEL. SOME DAYS I FEEL I WILL NEVER GROW UP.
A HINT WHEN YOU GET TO BE 60 MOTHER NATURE PLAYS A TRICK ON YOU!! YOU GET A NEW MUSTACHE, MINE HAS JUST STARTED, SO WAXING THE EYEBROWS AND UPPER LIP NOW!!! emoticon



AVRENIM1
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Posts: 553
3/6/10 9:27 P

I'm 52 and I love it. I know what I like and don't like.Go to any nursing home and talk with some of the residents. After talking with some of them you are going to be thankful and feel younger. emoticon



SWTSUCCESS2012
Posts: 131
3/5/10 11:01 P

Spend time with the people you love and who love you. Make time to do something for yourself and don't feel guilty about it, you've earned it. Laugh a lot, even at yourself. Give to others. Make time to fulfill at least one of your dreams. This is the best time of your life! Live it up....



DESERTFLOWERG
Posts: 1,437
3/5/10 6:30 P

Try new things at every opportunity! Strength train and fill leisure time with physical activity.



BIGDAVEJ
Posts: 810
3/5/10 11:34 A

Find a cardio activity that you love to do and do at least 5 hours per week, add good food, good friends, and good sleep.



LJCANNON
SparkPoints: (218,984)
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Posts: 20,971
3/5/10 6:08 A

The most important thing--for me--has been to get active. Do as much as you can whether it is walking 5 Steps or 500 steps. Don't worry about what you CAN'T do, and just focus on what you CAN do.



ETWOLIE
Posts: 891
3/4/10 5:54 P

I was suffering so severely from every symptom of hypothyroid disease at age 40 that when I hit 50 last summer, happy, healthy, much slimmer and feeling much younger than I did at 40 you couldn't beg me to change my age back!

Celebrate being healthy and live like you're still young (you are). When you're 60 or 70, your 50th birthday will make you think you were young back then.



MAUDIE10
Posts: 66
3/4/10 3:46 P

Just keep remembering that any birthday beats the alternative! emoticon



CANDOK1260
Posts: 6,011
3/4/10 3:35 P

I tell you maybe it just me but I am going to be fifty on july 12 and this seem a big thing to me. I remember turing 40 and 45 and thought boy wow. But this is different it just seem like just a big deal during half a century. Any advice on how to do it well?



 
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