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What Does 40, 50, 60 Look Like?

Started 1285962010.877 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1286033308.54 by Lucibee

There was a very interesting thread the other day about if it was okay to lie about one's age. Most agreed that lying is never a good option. It got me to thinking what does a certain age supposed to look like?

Remember the old tv show "Golden Girls"? Three main characters were 50 - 60. Rue McClanahan (Blance) was 51 when the show started. Bea Arthur and Betty White were both 63 when the show started in 1985. Fast forward to "Hot in Cleveland". Valerie Bertinelle is 50, Wendy Malick is 60 and Jane Leeves is 49. I guess my own conclusion is age can be a state of mind. If you take care of yourself health wise and try to stay active one's inner beauty and youth will show. Also always try to have a positive attitude.

I also think that most women today are so busy taking care of their children, spouse and sometimes their parents that they are the last on their list to take care of themselves.

Anyway, I was wondering if you ladies had any thoughts.

(By the way, I am 62, and since my son went off to college I am having the time of my life. I still want to work and remain active for as long as I can. I love my family but sometimes it nice to take care of yourself.


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MotleyCrue­4EVA1285962279.2073096 PostsRegistered 7/17/2009South of Baltimore

Age, much like s*xiness, is a state of mind.

"Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option"

Nascarfan481285962444.3771525 PostsRegistered 9/6/2009

That's a good comparison between Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland. Times have changed.

Majick551285962757.941328 PostsRegistered 11/17/2005

I think it's a state of mind but can also be how you carry yourself. I mean there are women who eat right, exercise, have a bounce in their step, etc. They may stay current on trends. They are constantly learning and trying new things. I think these women appear to be younger than some other biologically younger women who just stagnate for lack of a better word.

I think it's important to challenge yourself and step out of the box once in a while. If you do I think it keeps you young.

Lucibee1285979746.6271903 PostsRegistered 10/5/2009

I agree that it is important to keep challenging yourself. I love to learn and try new things. I signed up for courses at the community college. I also love to teach Sunday School. It keeps me feeling "young".

beachbabe-­WA1286030271.023310 PostsRegistered 7/11/2009Seattle, WA

I am 50 w/21 yr old twin girls, they keep me young! At 40, there was a lot going on. At 50, I feel I look good for my age, I'm in good health, I try to eat right (most of the time), get some exercise and just feel good about life. I'm here and I'm thankful for that, a good attitude towards life and just being happy is so important, you can age gracefully! I'm looking forward to 60!

Mary571286031235.74325 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I too think its a state of mind. I had lost a ton of weight a couple of years ago and felt GREAT at 50. At 53 the weight is coming back on, but at the same time for the first time in ALL of my working life, I am excited about my job and the challenges that face me. I look forward to every day both at home and at work. I am happy, I am reasonably healthy and I think all those things make me feel younger, and make me act younger. My husband now finds me sexier than he did when I was a skinny. Perhaps it is the confidence I have in myself or perhaps it is just because we have a fabulous life together. We have fun together, we both enjoy our work and such.

Yes it is a state of mind and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world.

Lucibee1286033308.541903 PostsRegistered 10/5/2009

I was fearful of 60 when I was approaching it, but now that I am two years into it I think it's great. When I was in my forties I wasted that time worrying about being 40, same thing for 50. My goal now is to enjoy my life and my age.

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