Periodically, people send me links to cool things that deal with health or weight loss. For example, several months ago, I posted a widget that calculates your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) so you can get a feel for how many calories you use in a day. (Tip: use 500 fewer per day via lower intake or higher activity level and you'll lose a pound a week.)
So, this time, my dear friend Joyce West sent me a link to an on-line "real age calculator." If you're not familiar with what that is, follow the link. It will ask you a series of questions. Based on your answer, you can find out your "real age," and your life expectancy (as opposed to your chronological age).
For example, I am actually 53 years old (sometimes it just feels older), which according to a page where I can enter my birthday and find out how many days you've been on the planet tells me I am 19,614 days old (since I was born 9/28/1954 and today is 6/10/2008). Based on answering a series of questions with the on-line calculator (you can try different options when you answer to see the results), the calculator said that my virtual age is 43.6. The average life expectancy is 77. It projects I will live to 86.4 and it even tells me thats 12,200 days from today. Not trying to be too morbid, I put that into an excel spreadsheet, and it says I will leave this planet on November 4, 2041.
You're invited to a farewell party on November 3, 2041. Don't bring gifts. (However, I will not be watching my diet that night.)