fig jam, I'm 55 and my exact moment happened about 3 years ago. I was shocked the first time someone didn't say "You can't be that old".This has been my EXACT experience in the last two years. Until then, people thought I was at least 10 years younger than I was and would look shocked to hear my real age.I went thru a mini- moment last year, when people stopped being surprised when they found out my age. I used to always get that shock, then disbelief. Then at 45, it kinda stopped.
I guess I'm lucky I escaped as long as I did (I'm 54), but it feels sudden. The lines from nose to mouth, the two deep grooves between my eyebrows that make me look angry, the sagging eyelids just starting, some soft pooches on my jawline, the crepey neck . . .
Crap. It feels like it was OVERNIGHT.
Hee hee -- I still look in the mirror and feel surprised. Who is that??? Mom? Why I laugh?
And BACK FAT, where the hell did that come from? I've always been thin, but I noticed yesterday that my back looks "meaty" as do my shoulders.