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To ask when you first started noticing signs of aging and what were they?

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Croccy1979 Sun 30-Dec-12 11:38:23

Mine - it was dead on 30
Started getting grey hairs
Lines under my eyes
Cellulite and saggy bum
Lost the ability to eat what I like and not put weight on

MonaLotte Sun 30-Dec-12 11:39:44

30 lines staring round side of mouth :-(

HollyBerryBush Sun 30-Dec-12 11:40:20

15 - grey hair.

I hate getting in a mirrored lift (bad lighting, tinted glass) and thinking 'feck!that's my mother staring back out at me" !

I just avoid mirrors grin

Whocansay Sun 30-Dec-12 11:56:16

32. I finally realized what people meant by crows feet. I was not happy!

SpacegirlRevisited Sun 30-Dec-12 12:00:28

Seeing friends after a few years and how they had aged.

It made me realise that when I look in the mirror I hadnt really been 'looking'!

AloeSailor Sun 30-Dec-12 12:01:33

30. Grey hair and dark shadows

autumnlights12 Sun 30-Dec-12 12:01:37

40 and skin hasn't changed much since my twenties. But, I have to watch what I eat. Am definitely lumper. That could be 3 babies not my age though! Have more energy than I did at 21.

Chottie Sun 30-Dec-12 12:03:29

My hands no longer looking youthful and plumped up, just a bit sinewy and gnarled (well you did ask smile)

ditto feet

jellybeans Sun 30-Dec-12 12:06:04

Late 20s, fine eye lines, first grey.

Autumnchill Sun 30-Dec-12 12:08:16

38, frown and laughter lines appearing deeper. Got a new skin regime this year though and noticed a difference already with the minor lines.

digerd Sun 30-Dec-12 12:08:28

I was in my mid-40s when I noticed tram-lines on the back of my thighs in shorts after sitting on a garden chair. I otherwise noticed no change since my 20s, so was YUCK, here it comes - ageing.

Tragedies Sun 30-Dec-12 12:14:31

Just beginning to feel it now, although visible signs have been there for a while! First grey hair at 27, a few wrinkles along the way which are now deepening, having to be careful what I eat permanently and those vile, sneaky dark, wiry hairs on my upper lip and chin - ugh! The skin on my face is soft. I only look at the rest of me if it is clothed.

The worst, though, is the time it now takes for me to recover from a late night or any event that in the past I would have shrugged off. We moved in March - I packed everything myself and moved everything but the furniture using my car. I have been completely exhausted ever since!

I am working full time in a demanding but satisfying career and am utterly blessed with great colleagues and a sometimes difficult but sympathetic boss with a fantastic personality and enormous intellectual powers. Every day at work I feel I learn more.

There are huge emotional issues with estrangement from one grown-up child and only very rare meetings with another. My third child and I are very close although she has now flown the nest.

My parents lived well into their 90s but I really cannot see myself being able to go on that long.

In the meantime, I will put on the mask when necessary, have as many laughs as possible, and try to squeeze whatever I can out of life for me and those around me.

But today I am slumping on the sofa - giving a big dinner party tomorrow for NYE.

I am 60.

PumpkinPositive Sun 30-Dec-12 12:26:14

19, when my hair started falling out.

GreenyEyes Sun 30-Dec-12 12:29:47

Put a mirror on your lap and look down into it.

You will never have sex on top again.

Loveweekends10 Sun 30-Dec-12 12:31:45

Well first I noticed I could sit up unaided and then I started eating solids and I could say mum.

Basically you start ageing from the second you are born!

TheKnackeredChef Sun 30-Dec-12 12:32:52

I plucked out a chin hair this morning and realised it was grey rather than its usual dark pube-like appearance. Cannot decide whether this is a good thing or not.

quoteunquote Sun 30-Dec-12 12:37:32

I was two and a half, I realised I didn't need to climb on a chair to swipe things off the side, realised I was growing.

Binkybix Sun 30-Dec-12 12:48:46

I doubt that people are paying too much attention to your face when you're on top!

GreenyEyes Sun 30-Dec-12 12:51:33

Binky 'people' might not be paying much attention to it, but since I saw what it looked like that's all I can bloody well think abaht!

HecatePropolos Sun 30-Dec-12 12:54:00

I suppose I noticed it very young, as in realised I was aging. Moving up through school, leaving school, my first grey hair, etc.

But I realised I was getting old when the following things happened;

The first time I listened to the music my son was listening to and I said t"good grief. You call that music. It's just a horrible noise. There's no skill there at all."

No longer finding people falling over funny grin but gasping in horror and worrying that they're hurt. (whether that's getting old or just having grown up I don't know)

Discovering my new doctor is younger than I am.

People who are on here who weren't even born when I left school, moved out of home, etc.

my hands. I have old lady hands.

ChristmasJubilee Sun 30-Dec-12 12:56:23

When ds3 held my hand and said "your hands feel just like grannies." I was 45!

BunFagFreddie Sun 30-Dec-12 12:58:23

Hecate, funny but true. I realised I was getting old when I went to a club and was genuinely shocked at how young some of the people looked. I honestly wondered whether their parents minded them being out so late. blush

Doilooklikeatourist Sun 30-Dec-12 13:02:11

When DH and I walked into Republic , when it opened in our nearest town .
There was a live band playing loudly
We walked out saying we're too old for this shop !!

Talking about Millenium Eve , and realising the person I was speaking too would have been too young to have been celebrating .

RooneyMara Sun 30-Dec-12 13:03:52

A bit over 30 - a few grey hairs here and there. I still have very few at 39, not that I pull them out, Oh no. grin

And then being in the playground and messing about with ds and him saying, Mum, stop embarrassing me.


Tee2072Thing Sun 30-Dec-12 13:06:32

Around 30 when my arthritis really began kicking in and my hands started to look like my mothers.

Now that I'm nearly 44 I don't notice any more!

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