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I did it!! I did it! As close to perfect as I can get. 51%--29%--20%

Monday, August 18, 2014

After 2.5 years on SP I finally did it. I have the correct ratio, well, as close to it as I have ever come. 51% carbohydrates, 29% fat and 20% protein. It is 3:04 pm and I have already drank 7 glasses of water. I logged my food last week, but changed it this morning. I didn't feel like eating what I had for lunch. When I went to get my two points, I was astounded to see the ratio. If my leg wasn't hurting, I would have done the happy dance. I think I will do it now. There I did the happy dance. emoticon

emoticon I didn't go to the pool this morning. I did do some stretches and some strength training exercises for the arms for a challenge on one of my teams. I know I probably would have felt better going to the pool, gotten relaxed, maybe a little more energy, but I just couldn't bring myself to get dressed and go. I had good intentions, but those don't get you there. We will see what happens on Wednesday. Tomorrow I have Albert coming and I intend on having him help me clean out the refrigerator and defrost the freezer. That will be a chore.

  
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    You go girl!!! Keep up the good work!!! emoticon

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    Great going Bonnie!!! emoticon emoticon

You go girl!!!

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SUSIEPH1 8/18/2014 9:36PM

    Way to go Bonnie!.
I love that you have got your ratio in check ..
I have my nutrition tracker open also my exercise .. If you want to get any ideas from that ..
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1CRAZYDOG 8/18/2014 8:56PM

    Good job!!!

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If you return to your previous activity level, that will also help bring your HDL/LDL numbers back to where your doctor wants them to be. Adding a bit more fiber wouldn't hurt either. That could be something as simple as eating oatmeal or Cherrios every day! You're doing good Bonnie!! Keep at it!

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/18/2014 7:14PM

    You are doing fabulous! I'm so proud of you! Let's do the happy dance! You put the Sparks in Sparks! I hope you have a nice and relaxing evening!
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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 8/18/2014 5:00PM

    YA!! It is hard to get that ratio right. I know I have tried and seems like it is always off. I'm sure you can get your time in still for today. Have a great afternoon.

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    YAY! The happy dance!

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Dr. said I was healthy at the physical, then my blood came back.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I received my blood results in the mail the other day. I am putting my lab results here in case in lose the paper like I did last year. I wanted to compare but can't find last year's Total cholesterol is 220 which he has marked as borderline. This surprsises me because I track my cholesterol on the nutrition tracker and it is always low. HDL cholesterol is 56 which is average. He wants it above 60. I eat some type of nuts everyday. LDL Cholesterol is 139 which he marked borderline. Should be less than 130 I eat healthy as far as I know I don't understand it. Triglycerides are 125 which he marker good, They are suppose to be less than 150. My blood count whatever that is, is good. Urinalysis is normal, kidney tests normal liver functions normal but thyroid tests are low. The only comment he wrote was tyroid a tiny bit off---will just recheck in 3 months. I don't know what that means, I don't know what encompasses blood count tests, or understand why my cholesterol can be high when my triglycerides are good. They send out these papers because they don't want you calling the office but what good does it do if you don't understand the paper?

I know since June when I had the emergency surgery and couldn't exercise, I fell into the habit of not exercising. I could have gone back to the pool last week but I didn't. I was setting up my fitness tracker yesterday and it tracker the pool, but it was in error. I can;t remember the last time I strength trained. The only exercise I do is walk, daily activities, housework, grocery shopping, etc. Whatever the fitbit logs is what I log on a team challenge I am doing. I use to hit over 2000 minutes a month, I am lucky if I hit 1200 now. This has to stop. Tomorrow I have to go back to the pool. That is strength training and cardio.

Hopefully but exercising again I will get my numbers back where the Dr. wants them. Today, I am just relaxing. I am waiting for the landlords to go out so I can throw a load of laundry in. THey pay for the water and I already did two loads this week. My bed sheets are two loads. I hope everyone has a great week.

  
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MRS_TOAD 8/18/2014 8:51AM

    I'm in the same place. Surgery threw my life into a tailspin and then the bloodwork results...
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GABIBEAR 8/18/2014 1:08AM

    I definitely agree with others here Bonnie, you should make an appointment to speak with your doctor!

Keep up the good work!

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GABY1948 8/17/2014 5:28PM

    Keep eating healthy but try to incorporate more fiber like AALEY2 said, That was what helped me and so much that I am now the queen of fiber! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/17/2014 3:31PM

    That's awesome your doctor said you were healthy at your physical! It doesn't sound like your blood work is bad! Just keep eating healthy and exercising! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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AALLEY2 8/17/2014 2:57PM

    I agree with icecub. Also, did you know that eating some type of oat bran, psyllium, or even Metamucil will help lower your cholesterol? When I had to take meds for my cholesterol I researched it to no end and was reading about it, can't remember where now but it did help me and it also helped my DSIL. She takes the Metamucil and I buy organic psyllium husk which I mix 2T with 30 calorie silk almond milk, a tsp of Hershey's lite syrup and take it about 2 hours before bed. I also add 1 T of organic oat bran to my cereal in the morning. When I remember to do it and only with my cereals. Psyllium is kind of hard to get in the habit of taking but if getting your cholesterol down is your goal it can't hurt. Talk to your doc about it when you go. Dr. Oz said it is in with the good and out with the bad. He talked about it on one of his shows this summer. But in any case, your doc should tell you something about it. The only warning I think there is, Don't take any meds with a fiber supplement within an hour of eating it. And remember to drink lots of water. I drink 8 oz after taking mine. Good luck!

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ROCKPORT9 8/17/2014 2:17PM

    You have done a lot with the way your health has attacked you!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/17/2014 2:17PM

    Depending on what your TSH (thyroid level) is, that can affect HDL, LDL and triglycerides. So . . . usual parameters for normal are: 0.3 to 3.0. Women generally function best with a TSH 1.0 or a tad lower. Don't know what yours is, but if it is 2 or above, I'd make an appointment. That can affect your weight as well, obviously.

Glad you had a check up. That is so important to take care of ourselves!

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ICECUB 8/17/2014 1:52PM

    CAN YOU CALL AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR? I THINK UNDERSTANDING THE RESULTS SHOULD COUNT AS PART OF YOUR VISIT. YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO WORRY FOR THREE MONTHS. emoticon

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Flea market

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I was a little late this morning but I still got to do the flea market. It was a beautiful day. Lots of people walking through. I was next to an older couple that had a canopy so they had me come and sit underneath it with them. Sitting in the sun was real hot, so I sat in the car, which wasn't much better. That was nice of them.

I am so tired right now. I want to take a shower and lay down. I don't want to sleep because then I won't tonight I had a shower this morning, but I feel icky, sweaty and smelly. I think I am going to put the air on not because it is really hot but just because I was hot all day. Just cool it down some.

Tonight I am going to have a Healthy Choice dinner, Spaghetti and meatballs. It is real good. You can rarely find it, so when I did, I bought three. Have a good rest of the day. Off to the shower for a nice hot long shower.

  
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GABY1948 8/11/2014 5:33PM

    Sounds like a great day! Now hope you rest well!

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SUSIEPH1 8/11/2014 12:22PM

    Great you had such a lovely day Bonnie .. Enjoy your dinner and relax ..
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MRS_TOAD 8/11/2014 8:29AM

    So glad you made it to the Flea Market. Hopefully you made a little money.

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JANIEWWJD 8/11/2014 12:07AM

    Sounds like you had a fun day!! Now sit down and relax!!!!
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GABIBEAR 8/10/2014 11:54PM

    Glad that you got to do the Flea Market today Bonnie. Have an awesome week ahead!

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LIVEDAILY 8/10/2014 11:16PM

    Glad you were able to do the flea market! A friend and I went house sailing Saturday - the weather was perfect for it, but am I ever glad I wore a hat! That was nice of the couple to share their canopy with you! Hope you had a chance to cool down and enjoy your evening!

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PINKPANTHERS 8/10/2014 11:01PM

    Sounds like a good day for you, very nice of them to share their shade. I'd take the cool shower and relax the evening away.

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/10/2014 6:20PM

    Take a cool shower.... and relax this afternoon I hope you have a nice and relaxing evening!
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ALICE_TENNIS 8/10/2014 5:55PM

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ICECUB 8/10/2014 5:40PM

    I LIKE HEALTHY CHOICE. IT ISA GOOD BRAND. HAVE A GOOD DAY

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 8/10/2014 4:38PM

    It is hot here too (NE Texas). I go out for about 10 minutes at a time, that is all I can tolerate. Cool shower sounds good to me. Glad you had fun at the flea market.

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ROCKPORT9 8/10/2014 4:31PM

    I know how you feel. Just short jaunts outside in south Texas weather can have me sweating. Enjoy your evening.

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Forget yesterday

Saturday, August 09, 2014

I just deleted my nutrition tracker for yesterday. I bungled the whole day. I have my tracker planned all the way until next Thursday. If I plan ahead of time I usually can stick with the program, maybe changing a snack or something but keeping the range pretty close to what it was. Not yesterday. Once I started, I just kept going. I figure hey you messed up already, might as well get the junk out of the house. Note to self: DON"T BUY ANYMORE!!!!
Needless to say my stomach is out of sorts this morning.

I just finished a bowl of watermelon and blueberries. This afternoon I will have a bowl of soup with crackers. Did you ever notice that fruits have a lot of carbohydrates? What is up with that? Bananas, 22 grams for a banana weighing 96 grams wow. watermelon 257 grams 19 carbs and 62 grams of blueberries is 9 carbs. I was going to have a cup of blueberries but that has 42 grams of carbohydrates and hardly any protein. How are we suppose to stay at 50% 30% and 20%? I am usually at around 53% carbohydrates, but that is only 3 servings of fruit.

  
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MRS_TOAD 8/10/2014 9:23AM

    We all have days like that one! Today is a new day! emoticon

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GABY1948 8/10/2014 7:27AM

    I agree with the others....we all mess up one day or another. That was yesterday...FORGET it....and today is a NEW day!

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WESTERNSAGE 8/10/2014 1:42AM

    We all have days when we are off track. All you can do is put it behind you and move on. I try to limit my carbs, but when this time of year hits I take a vacation of sorts. There are so many local fresh fruits and vegetables available, full of nutrients, and they will only be available for a couple weeks. Then we end up with expensive and/or imported produce and it's easier to pass it by. Love yourself - forgive yourself - and just move forward.

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SUSIEPH1 8/10/2014 1:08AM

    Hi Bonnie .. Just forget you messed up .. Tomorrow is another day .. We all do it .. ..
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GABIBEAR 8/9/2014 11:09PM

    I know the feeling Bonnie. Tomorrow is another day!!

Have a blessed Sunday!

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LIVEDAILY 8/9/2014 9:32PM

    Most servings of fruit are 1/2 cup. If you know you're going to eat a lot of bread, or pasta, or potatoes, then stick with 1/2 cup serving of fruit. If you aren't, then you can bump up one or two servings of fruit to a whole cup. I love fruit with my yogurt in the morning, and I generally have a whole cup of blueberries, raspberries or a peach. You have to fiddle with it some!

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THEEXERCISER 8/9/2014 8:03PM

    Don't give up you can do it!

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PINKPANTHERS 8/9/2014 7:49PM

    We all have days we wish we could go back and re-write but as long as those are consistently less than the good days you will be ok. Just dust off and have a better day today! emoticon

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ICECUB 8/9/2014 6:12PM

    you can't change yesterday but you start with a new slate today. everyone has bad days sometime unfortunately bad weeks. but you just start over and learn from your mistakes.

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ALICE_TENNIS 8/9/2014 5:50PM

    Some days we just need to give ourselves a "free pass" and start anew.

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Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/9/2014 5:06PM

    Yes, fruit has fructose . . . a sugar, and that's metabolized as a carbohydrate, so it does have to be moderated.

Well, glad today's a new day, better start I hope!

HUGS

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BEEJAY49 8/9/2014 4:46PM

    I have a lot of trouble with my carbs . :( I have to check my blood sugar every morning and it's all over the board. :( HUGS!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 8/9/2014 4:18PM

    I have trouble with controlling carbs too. Most of it is fruit. Watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, who has room for starches and bread. I try to stay in range but it is difficult. We just try to do our best and start each day at zero and go from there.

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LWADE1963 8/9/2014 1:52PM

    It's tough. Unless I track, I will consume a ton of carbs from the fruit

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/9/2014 1:41PM

    Wow! There is no way I can stay around 53% carbohydrates! I don't know how you do that! I'm sorry you messed up yesterday with your food! Today is a new day! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and love!
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ROCKPORT9 8/9/2014 1:35PM

    I find I have better balance for the day when I start with oatmeal and blueberries....then for lunch- black bean, corn, avocado salad on spinach....but that won't work everyday! emoticon

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Close but no cigar

Friday, August 08, 2014

I went to bed last night arund 9:30 to read a book I had just picked up at the library that day. I still had a Chobani strawberry yogurt that was on my menu to eat and take my evening pills with. I was reading and had such a craving for a Cadbury ice cream. I just kept reading trying to ignore it, but it was really interfering with my concentration. My mind was telling me that it was just about the same calories as the yogurt. My freezer was really stuffed to overflowing and I couldn't fit anymore into it so I really had to start eating everything from the freezer. The ice cream bars were in the freezer without the box because it was the ONLY way I could fit them and they were going to get crushed. Who wants to eat crushed ice cream. I had to save them. The yogurt was nice and safe in the refrigerator that wasn't all that crowded. That did it, I got up and grabbed the ice cream and nixed the yogurt.

Of course when I got up this morning and had to correct my nutrition tracker, after all if I didn't track it, I would only be cheating myself, the guilt hit. Yes, I had the calories, and I am in all my ranges. Funny how last night my brain didn't register all the added fat I was eating, and the protein I was losing. Cadbury ice cream 150 calories--17grams carbohydrates--8 grams fat--2 grams protein Chobani strawberry yogurt 120 calories--19 grams carbohydrates-12 grams protein-------------------------Me thinks I had a moment of impulse eating. arrgggg

Here I was all proud of myself for going to the car show and not eating or drinking any junk. I stuck to my water, I am emoticon . Two night later I ate ice cream, what a nut. I am dissapointed in myself, but it was also a learning experience. I won't beat myself up over it. I still was in my ranges because I am eating at the low end of all my ranges to try and drop that 5 pounds. That is a positive. I have to look at both sides of the coin instead of just what I want Which is the better choice, while still filling a need.

On a more positive note, today is my 2 favorite men's birthdays. Gary is celebrating his 59th birthday today, and my nephew Tyler turns 17 today.

  
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GABY1948 8/9/2014 6:52PM

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MRS_TOAD 8/9/2014 8:43AM

    emoticon to both Gary and Tyler. As for the reasoning for the ice cream, DH and I have had that exact conversation OUT LOUD! Indeed a learning experience.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/9/2014 4:50AM

    You know what? (IAMAGEMLOVER says, "WHAT?) Since you said you were "CRAVING" the Cadbury ice cream, the chances are good (if you are like me) that even if you would have eaten the Chobani strawberry yogurt, you would still have eaten the ice cream. So, according to my way of thinking, you did GREAT! You were craving the ice cream, and you ate it, rather than eating the yogurt and still be craving the ice cream, and then eat it, too.
HUGS
Pam

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JANIEWWJD 8/9/2014 12:41AM

    Don't be too hard on yourself!!! Life goes on and you will get back on track. You didn't do too bad!!! Have a great weekend!!!
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PINKPANTHERS 8/8/2014 11:27PM

    If that is the worst choice you made - that is still a win! Sometimes the body wants what it wants, and it's better to fill that little craving now then a huge binge later. You were under and it is all good. Be proud of you that you could have a little treat and still be under, and get a lesson in the process. Go you! emoticon to Gary and Tyler!

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GABIBEAR 8/8/2014 10:55PM

    Happy Birthday to Gary & Tyler. T emoticon Today is my One & Only Favorite Man's birthday too!!!!

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P.S. I wouldn't worry too much about the ice cream/yogurt decision - especially since it was a learning experience!

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ICECUB 8/8/2014 9:31PM

    emoticon TO GARY AND TYLER. I STILL THINK YOU DID BETTER WITH THE ICE CREAM THEN IF YOU ATE A LOT OF JUNK AT THE CAR SHOW. ICE CREAM CALLS TO ME TOO. BUT I HAVE BEEN GOOD LATELY. (WITH THAT).

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1CRAZYDOG 8/8/2014 6:22PM

    Congrats to Gary and your nephew on their birthdays. Take it a day-at-a-time.

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ROCKPORT9 8/8/2014 4:21PM

    If that is your impulse eating.....not bad!

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LIVEDAILY 8/8/2014 3:32PM

    Have you ever thought about freezing the yogurt to eat like ice cream? I haven't tried it, as I like my yogurt in the morning with fruit, but it's worth a shot!

Good for you tweeking your eating so you are at the lower end of your ranges!!

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/8/2014 3:08PM

    I did the same thing last night! I was good all day and I went to bed and I was craving popcorn! So I ended up going to the kitchen and making a bowl of popcorn and guess what? I ended up going to the kitchen again and making another bowl! Unlike you I went over my calories! Today is a new day! Hugs and love!
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CBRINKLEY401 8/8/2014 12:56PM

    If your craving was that strong, you could have eaten the yogurt and STILL have been craving the ice cream to the point that you would have ended up eating BOTH, and you WOULD have been over then. It's OK to indulge on occasion, as long as it doesn't get to be a daily habit.

Don't beat yourself up over it or be disappointed in yourself because of this. You did good yesterday.
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ZIGGY122 8/8/2014 12:41PM

    Continue... to be proud of yourself... just be consistent.. and eat healthy most of the time... sometimes you just have to feed your brain.. to be satisfied emoticon

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LALATIDAH 8/8/2014 12:12PM

    Don't beat yourself up over that. The good thing is that you track what you eat and you are honest about it! Today is another day and another chance to stay strong!
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ROBBIEY 8/8/2014 11:28AM

  Actually, you did not due to bad. Only 30 calories over. Keep Moving Forward and don't look back.

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