Re: Will Suicide Bar Me From Heaven?
Bandit, getting old sucks! I've got the bad back to prove it.
Have you looked into testosterone therapy? I felt like Superman, like I was 18 again, when I was on it. My insurance didn't cover it, and I didn't go through a good doc, so I stopped it. Anyhow, I think it is worth you looking into it. It changed everything for the better for me. Everything. Except I got a little bit of acne, so that wasn't super. But my mental attitude, my physique, my virility, my sex drive, my sleep, .. everything was so much better.
I think the most interesting advice I've heard is to find out WHO we want to be. Find a role model. Don't think "I want to be in good shape", instead think "I want to be like the old guy down the street who is active and healthy at 80 yrs old".
My role model is Gene. Early one morning at the beach town we vacationed at for decades, I was standing on the sidewalk sipping a coffee watching the town wake up. From the right I see this old guy, looking every bit 80 yrs old, wearing gym shorts, t-shirt, and running shoes. He's doing that old man jogging, but getting along. Nice and tan. From the left comes Pat, one of the life guards, a woman in her early 20's, fit as all hell, wearing her bright red LifeGuard shorts and white Lifeguard T-shirt. She's running at a moderate clip, all sweaty. Gene and Pat pass right in front of me, each holding up their left hand as they pass and giving each other a high-5. She says "Hey Gene!", he says "Hey Pat!".
That's who I want to be, Gene. The old guy who is tan, still moving, and getting high-5s from the good looking women!
Who do you want to be?