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    Turning 50 tomorrow!

    Tomorrow, I join the 50+! I got my AARP invite yesterday. I canít wait for Saturday when I shread it as I toast myself for my second chance of life.

    Last year, the thought of pushing 50, was depressing and scary. I was miserable, out of shape. I was not taking care of my body. Everyday was a struggle

    In February I was diagnosed with Crohnís Disease. With the diagnosis came the determination to my get life back. I knew that it was something I would live with for the rest of my life, but I also realized I had to return to a healthy lifestyle.

    In March, I pulled the bike out and started riding after a seven year layoff. I started eating healthier. The pounds have actually come off quicker than I expected. As of this date, I have lost 43 pounds, and I have to say, I have never felt better.

    My life is back in order. Iím going to have to deal with Crohnís for the rest of my life. But, the good daysÖthey are every day. No longer are there bad days, just an occasional bad moments. My outlook on life has changed. I actually enjoy going to work.

    Now, I am looking forward to my 50th. I feel I have been given a second chance of life and I have no intentions to blow it this time around. A new phase has just now started. Not just cycling, itís life in general. I'm not getting older..I'm getting better.

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    Welcome to 50+ even if it is a day early...........sigh. You really want to spend time with us???

    I'd have to say since you've lost 43lbs I should be spending time on your website.

    Welcome.

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    Congratulations on all those incredible lifestyle changes. I applaud you efforts and wish a happy, happy birthday. May the second half be better than the first.
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    Wleocm, and have yourself a grand celebration tomorrow. It looks as if you're off to a good start for your fifth decade.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Welcome to the 50+ forum! and happy birthday. It's a pretty good group with alot of solid experience. I'll let someone else bring you up to speed about pie!, (a requirement).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    Wleocm, and have yourself a grand celebration tomorrow. It looks as if you're off to a good start for your fifth decade.
    0-9 - 1st decade
    10 - 19 - 2nd decade
    20-29 - 3rd decade
    30-39 - 4th decade
    40-49 - 5th decade
    50 - 59 - 6th decade.

    But, welcome anyway!
    Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone

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    Welcome to the 50+ group! Good to see another Buckeye
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    Welcome to the 50+ forum, you will enjoy it here.
    And Happy 50th birthday,and many more
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    Welcome to the over 50 crowd!

    I believe I am cycling more, and at a higher average rate of speed, now than in my 30's.

    cycle on!

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    Happy birthday and welcome to the 50+ forum. Keep on riding.

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    Happy Birthday, nice life changes, glad you are here to join us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    0-9 - 1st decade
    10 - 19 - 2nd decade
    20-29 - 3rd decade
    30-39 - 4th decade
    40-49 - 5th decade
    50 - 59 - 6th decade.

    But, welcome anyway!
    I beg to differ. 0-9 does not ten years make. The OPis now into his fifth decade. When the OP completes it the OP will have completed all the years in the decade and move on into the sixth decade.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post


    Welcome to the 50+ group! Good to see another Buckeye
    Normally you would not be allowed to post here until tomorrow .. however since you are a Buckeye we will let that pass as long as you provide each of us with a slice of blueberry pie.

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    Happy birthday, and welcome to the asylum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goaliedb View Post
    Tomorrow, I join the 50+!
    Tomorrow? A longhorn avatar coming from Columbus, Ohio?

    You're gonna fit right in.

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    Glad to have you aboard, even though it is a day early. Young people, so impatient you are!

    My best friend and a godchild have Crohn's, not the easiest thing to deal with but sounds like you got things under control. Continued good luck and long life!

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    If you turn 50 tomorrow, and can still get dressed and go to the bathroom by yourself, then you're in pretty good shape. Or, am I assuming too much?
    Happy BD.

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    Wow! Congrats!

    Be sure you stay well hydrated, plenty of water and all that stuff. That's one of the biggest issues for IBD patients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    I beg to differ. 0-9 does not ten years make. The OPis now into his fifth decade. When the OP completes it the OP will have completed all the years in the decade and move on into the sixth decade.

    How do you figure? You're born at zero years of age... When you reach your first birthday, you have COMPLETED one year of life. 0-9 is your first 10 years. At 50 you have complete 5 decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai View Post
    How do you figure? You're born at zero years of age... When you reach your first birthday, you have COMPLETED one year of life. 0-9 is your first 10 years. At 50 you have complete 5 decades.
    And here I thought we'd finally settled the argument about when the millennium began. Sigh!
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    Oh goodness, no, let's not bring that up again!
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    Wow!!! Congratulations, Happy Birthday, and a HIGH FIVE to you for choosing to make positive changes to turn your life around. Your story is very encouraging and inspirational. You have a lot to celebrate on your birthday tomorrow. My 50th was last year, and it was a turning point in my life as well.

    50 years = 5 decades. The day after one's 50th birthday is the start of the 6th decade.

    But who's counting?
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    Terrific! Just avoid mirrors!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yen View Post
    But who's counting?

    Not me, anymore!

    Thanks for the welcome.

    Yeah, I was a little impatient, but I have a full day planned for tomorrow, starting with a team ride at 7:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Tomorrow? A longhorn avatar coming from Columbus, Ohio?

    You're gonna fit right in.
    I'm a Longhorn fan trapped in Ohio

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