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Old 06-08-2013, 02:38 PM   #21
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Happy birthday,W2R, and many more to come. I agree 100% with you on health/fitness. About the only thing that bothers me about getting older (besides plucking hairs don't belong where they are know growing) is lack of youthful flexibility. I incorporate stretching into my 4 day a week lifting workouts. The muscles retain the strength, but I swear when I start my stretching routine each day, my body acts like it has never done it before.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:55 PM   #22
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Happy birthday, W2R.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #23
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Happy Birthday and congratulations. Glad you listened to your mother and hoping that you achieve your goal of avoiding driftiness in your old age.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #24
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Thanks for sharing! I'd offer, and your strength indicates, that 65 ain't what it used to be.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:45 PM   #25
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Happy Birthday and thanks very much for your words of wisdom, especially regarding fitness. DW and I have always been active but have really focused on that area as we observe its benefits on those older than we are. The other day I played golf and ended up pairing with a 75 year old guy who had no problem walking the course with me and also beat the pants off of me. More inspiration to stay in shape!
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:13 PM   #26
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Happy Birthday W2R. You are an inspiration to me, and I'm sure to many others here.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:20 PM   #27
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Happy Birthday! You gave me something to look forward to. I also appreciated the self-acutalizer post from Frayne. I hope i can strive to that as well. Thanks
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:34 PM   #28
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Happy b'day and congrats on aging so gracefully! I share your passion for exercise/fitness and living simply, which for me as well includes not traveling. I love how comfortable you are in your own skin and your life---not everyone can say that. Your posts always have so much wisdom that show you don't just talk the talk...and that you are deeply content with your life.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:19 PM   #29
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Happy Birthday, and may every day feel this Happy !!!

I agree that PE is essential to a continuing good health. Three of my work friends, just turned 70 this year. I hang on the phone thinking, Geeze it was only yesterday we worked great projects together. They CAN"T be 70.

Time passes us too quickly, Hope you have many many Happy B-Days
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:41 PM   #30
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:08 PM   #32
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Happy birthday! and thank you for a very thoughtful and honest post. I look forward to your future anniversary posts. I still have the training wheels on my bicycle of life (62 1/2) but I sure enjoy reading about such a positive outlook. Thank you!
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #33
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Always enjoy your thoughts W2R. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:02 PM   #34
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:07 PM   #35
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Having just joined the ranks of ER I am just getting started at 56. Just the other day a friend of ours passed away in the night from a massive heart attack. Every time something like that happens, especially now more so than before, I will know that I did the right thing by retiring. Even though I took the leap a little sooner than many would have been comfortable with I know that it will work out in the end. Getting back into shape and living a healthier life is one of the most important things that I want to do now. Happy birthday W2R and I wish you many more.
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Happy Birthday!

I enjoy your forum contributions. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this milestone. Here's to you.
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Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing your experiences with us.
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When I was a kid, if I went to her and whined that I was bored, she would give me tedious, exhausting chores to do. So, I learned quickly never to whine about being bored, but instead to look for something interesting on my own. I still have that skill. I always have a few activities in the back of my mind, that would be interesting if/when I have time for them.
Happy Birthday! Thank you very much for sharing and explaining. Your experiences and wisdom are appreciated. (My mother had the same tactic. Whatever I anticipate in my future retirement years, boredom is not one of my worries.)
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Happy Birthday to a thoughtful, caring and intelligent person and of course - many, many more!
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