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Top 5 Things I HATE About Getting Old

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Day 44: Old Lady With Lipstick

Last summer I turned 40 and it was like I was instantly old! Every time I talk to a dr about a symptom, they just look at me and say, “Yep, you’re 40 now.”

Do all of your organs suddenly petrify at once?

It’s like there’s some conspiracy to make me LOOK my age even when I’ve always prided myself on NOT looking my age.

I told my eye dr that I was having trouble reading things on my iPhone. He told me to just hold it farther away!

Are you kidding me?

Just check my contacts dude…I’m sure there’s something wrong with THEM.

So I thought I’d do a post about the top 5 things that bug me about getting old (because really this list could be the top 1000 things and there’d STILL be more to complain about…wait is that a sign of getting old too?)

Things I HATE about getting old:

5. Instead of makeup actually making you look better, it suddenly makes you look worse. It sits in all of your lines, actually accentuating the negative instead of hiding it. Makeup now makes you look like…well, like an old lady!

4. Gray (white in my case) hairs have to stand straight up…like a flag waving to passersby…shouting “Hey, I’m old and graying! Look at me!”

3. I used to be able to skip lunch and lose 5 lbs. Now I could skip lunch and dinner for a week and go to the gym for an hour every day and I’d still only lose an ounce.

2. Having to use wrinkle cream AND zit cream at night!

1. Chin Hair?! Where did this come from and why is it white too!!!

Anything you hate about getting old?

PS – Don’t get me wrong…I am glad that I have the chance to get old, but there are some adjustments that come with age.

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  1. Kelly Ivey says

    This blog entry is cracking me up because I can sooooooo relate!!! The one thing that seriously irritates me about getting old is the face that I have to totally stop… my tracks……anytime I have to sneeze or rest assured that I will pee myself!

  2. Heather Ward says

    Sarah, I love this, and it’s sooooo true!!! You’re right about the eye doctor….I finally broke down and went a couple years ago because things just weren’t as clear as they used to be. My eye doctor, who also happens to be my brother-in-law, informed my that my eyes were almost 40 and I was going to start having problems with my vision. Thank you, for reminding me I’m not in high school anymore, Doc! Thanks for sharing your experiences that sound eerily similar to mine! :)

  3. says

    I told my eye doctor my vision got worse after having kids and he laughed and just said, “Nah…it’s just a part of getting old.” I should add that he’s GOT to be in his 70’s. LOL! Oh, well.

  4. Linda says

    Wait until you are 60. You won’t think 40 is so bad. The first time somebody asked me would I like their senior discount? My mouth dropped and I spontaneously asked, “Do I look like I am senior ?” I never really felt old until then. Now I wear my age with pride. My wrinkles, gray hair and yes body parts that do not work as well as they used to are symbols of wisdom and experience. As long as I am keeping up with my grand babies life is good! When somebody asked, “Do you want the senior discount?” I say heck yes!

    • says

      Thanks for stopping by Linda! Yeah, not looking forward to the senior discount thing. It’s kind of like the first time you get called “Ma’am”.

  5. Jennifer says

    I didn’t wear glasses until after my pregnancy and my eye doctor told me that is normal….Anywho, I can totally relate to this post. I’m still in my thirties, but my body is acting like it’s way older. Lawrence calls me the oldest 34 year old he’s every met! Yep, Thank you!…LOL.

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