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A smile just for YOU! :-)

Saturday, November 03, 2012



Thank you, SparkFriends for your kindness & encouragement. You all are emoticon.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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COCK-ROBIN 11/3/2012 11:44PM

    Awwww......and I needed this smile! Thank you.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/3/2012 11:44PM

    Awwww......and I needed this smile! Thank you.

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KONRAD695 11/3/2012 2:20PM

    Thank you, I needed a smile today. emoticon

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MLH148 11/3/2012 11:40AM

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FELINA 11/3/2012 10:51AM

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MICKEYH 11/3/2012 10:30AM

    Thanks for the cute smile. Have a wonderful weekend!! (^O^)/

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WANT2BHEALTHY11 11/3/2012 8:50AM

    Same to you my friend. emoticon emoticon

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TREYONE 11/3/2012 8:24AM

  emoticon One smile back to you!!! Have a great day!!!

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4 mile walk (w/photos).

Friday, November 02, 2012

Hubby (Brian) & I went for a 4-mile walk while we were on vacation a couple of weeks ago. It was a gorgeous day for a walk. The weather & temperature were perfect & the views were gorgeous.



The boardwalk over to the park.



Overlooking the marsh.





View of our hotel with its shops.



Next to the water.



Gorgeous trees!!



Through the woods.



Gorgeous sky!!



Have you ever seen cotton up close?



So pretty!!



It was an awesome walk & we got in over 10,000 steps that day. Yay!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon




  
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ERINMARIE424 11/3/2012 10:53PM

    Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great walk!

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BIGPAWSUP 11/3/2012 1:33PM

    Beautiful!

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OTEN36 11/3/2012 6:38AM

    wow what a great walk.
I sure wished I had something like that in my area.
I'm very happy for you. emoticon

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STHAX10 11/2/2012 11:36PM

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COCK-ROBIN 11/2/2012 10:09PM

    Wow. Wonderful pictures!

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TREYONE 11/2/2012 7:26PM

  Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures!!! emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 11/2/2012 6:11PM

    Thanks for sharing a beautiful walk with us.

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MICKEYH 11/2/2012 5:50PM

    Thanks for sharing, it is a beautiful place!! Congrats for over 10.000 steps and wonderful vacation. emoticon

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KIWIANN 11/2/2012 3:20PM

    What a beautiful 4 miles! Thanks for sharing it with us!!! emoticon

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KONRAD695 11/2/2012 11:43AM

    What a great looking walk. No matter how many times I change up my workout, nothing compares to a nice walk. emoticon

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TDEMAIO2 11/2/2012 11:15AM

    WOW what a beautiful walk for guys : ) 4 miles GREAT : ) keep up the GREAT job!

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JACKIE542 11/2/2012 9:52AM

    Beautiful walk, thank you! emoticon Good work on 10,000 steps too. emoticon

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YOGAWITCH 11/2/2012 9:21AM

    Beautiful

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Thank you, SparkFriends & introducing the Pink Diva (w/photos)

Thursday, November 01, 2012



I can't thank you all enough for all your kind words & thoughts on my blog from Oct. 30, "Sometimes you have to go alone." I have read every comment. No, I'm not really alone -- I have lots & lots & lots of SparkFriends & for that I am blessed & feel so grateful. Thank you for sharing your heart with me.

Yesterday, this crazy lady (a.k.a. Me) emoticon went to work dressed as a Pink Diva to promote awareness for Breast Cancer on the last day of the month. She is one wild-looking lady, but boy did she have fun. emoticon



She even had on pink socks!!!!



One of the ladies I work with couldn't even talk to me yesterday, all she could do was giggle when she passed me in the hall. I also didn't realize that management was doing interviews yesterday & I went waltzing through the front office with my gigantic water bottle in hand. Oops!! The interviewee was cracking up laughing. It was fun. Tee hee!!

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BESTSTARMOM 11/2/2012 11:30PM

  loved reading your blog. I am going through the trials of mammograms and biopsy's right now too. Reading your humor made me realize that even if it turns out to be cancer there is a end in sight and I will see the rainbow instead of the rain. I actually just had my second biopsy on November 1st, the first one was a core needle, the one yesterday was a surgical one. Now I wait again.

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SAINTBETH 11/2/2012 11:37AM

    You are a beautiful diva! Love the socks.

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STHAX10 11/1/2012 10:57PM

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ROCKETGIRL229 11/1/2012 10:35PM

    What fun! Just loved your blog!! emoticon emoticon

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ERINMARIE424 11/1/2012 8:13PM

    Fun costume! I love the boa!

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TREYONE 11/1/2012 7:10PM

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CINDYAST 11/1/2012 4:25PM

    I wish I was that brave! That's so emoticon !!!

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MNWILDCIN 11/1/2012 2:49PM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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SWAZY33 11/1/2012 12:55PM

    Love it!! Last halloween I wore pink wig to work on Halloween...there is a pic in photos on my page :) I figured if I had to be bald...might as have fun with it!
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TDEMAIO2 11/1/2012 11:38AM

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BIGPAWSUP 11/1/2012 9:28AM

    Absolutely AWESOME!!! I love it.

And we meant every word we said yesterday! You fabulous diva you!

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 11/1/2012 9:25AM

    Love this!

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OPTIMIST1948 11/1/2012 8:43AM

    Awesome way to bring awareness!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/1/2012 5:00AM

    very good. Thank you for sharing.

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TCANNO 11/1/2012 4:52AM

    well done keep it going

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Why not you? Why not me?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012



So many times we put others before ourselves & as a result, we don't take care of ourselves. I have learned that if we don't take care of ourselves first, we can get into a situation where we can't take care of the ones we love.

Take time for you!! Take time to get healthy!! Take time to exercise!!

You are worth it!!

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STHAX10 10/31/2012 9:06PM

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SAINTBETH 10/31/2012 1:00PM

    good advice.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 10/31/2012 12:13PM

    Thank you for sharing!

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NINAB4REAL 10/31/2012 11:45AM

    emoticon for sharing your thoughts emoticon for sharing your "Ocean" pictures. I some day hope to actually 'RUN/WALK" on the beach! Happy Halloween! Have a great day!

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PAANDRUS 10/31/2012 11:03AM

    Gosh.I have just read your last two blogs..to sum it up..both are totally me! I have been taking care of 3 family members & have lost 2 recently..(see my page) decided my health was at stake so.. I found SP& lost 25lbs so far. Am also an only child & my 2 good friends dont live close by sooo am doing this & going it alone...thanks for the blog. Niceto know I not the only one going it alone.

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MLH148 10/31/2012 10:33AM

    always fun to see what's on your mind!

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MNWILDCIN 10/31/2012 10:17AM

    Thank you! Hard obstacle to overcome!
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BIGPAWSUP 10/31/2012 8:56AM

    Thank you for the reminder. I think we all need to hear this once in a while!

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DNRAE1 10/31/2012 7:57AM

    So true! Thank you.

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TREYONE 10/31/2012 7:24AM

  So true-how can we help others when we are neglecting ourselves? Thanks for the reminder! emoticon emoticon

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LRSILVER 10/31/2012 6:26AM

    Love this. Thank you. Have a great day!!

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MARYJOANNA 10/31/2012 5:57AM

  Good food for thought!

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Sometimes you have to go alone.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012



I have some very dear family & friends who are helping me along this weight loss journey. Some of them are on the same journey, but are very easily discouraged. I used to be that way, too. I am DETERMINED that this is the last time I'm going to lose this weight. It might take a long, long time, but that's ok -- slow is still progress.

I had a workout buddy who was going to the gym with me, but she became discouraged & quit. I had another friend who was doing the SP healthy eating plan with me & she also became discouraged & quit.

If you're following along with the crowd, you can only go so far. A lot of the crowd will become discouraged & quit. But don't you do it!!!! Hang in there!! Once good choice at a time, one foot in front of the other.

Sometimes, you have to go alone to be successful.

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SUPERSYLPH 7/1/2013 11:48AM

    Thank you! I needed that!

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CALIDREAMER76 1/5/2013 9:00PM

    Months later, I hope you are still persevering! Good Luck!

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ELLENOR9 11/19/2012 2:22AM

    Glad your not letting the "buddy system" hold you back emoticon

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MOWINELADY 11/15/2012 2:44PM

    Thanks for a great blog and reminder that while we need others to encourage us we can't always depend on them day in and day out. The only one that is always there for us is ourselves. emoticon

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NLYR20 11/15/2012 11:05AM

  Great, Gave me a way to look for reasons to move forward instead of being discouraged... emoticon

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MKINZNER 11/7/2012 8:48PM

    oh my goodness, spot on! My sister will tell me she wants to loose weight with me, then she shovels a piece of cake or another goodie into her mouth. My mom says she wants to lose weight with me then decides she is too busy. I am the only fat one in the house, so there is no one around to help. I have fatty food in the house from my husband and children. It is hard to decide that I am going to count my calories when they are all eating whatever they want, and I am checking my calories to see if I can have an apple. Like you said, sometimes you have to go alone!

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IRONBLOSSOM 11/7/2012 5:04PM

    That's a beautiful quote, I love it and that's definitely how I have always striven to live my life! It can be harder sometimes, but it's worth it!

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MRE1956 11/6/2012 6:48AM

    This is so true - if I ever depended on others to meet my personal goals, I can strongly assure you that NOTHING WOULD EVER SUCCESSFULLY BE ACCOMPLISHED! Sad, but oh, so true!



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VEGTASTIC 11/5/2012 2:48PM

    Thanks for this! I've been holding myself back waiting on others. I am a very codependent person but I am constantly disappointed that others don't share my enthusiasm. This is very encouraging... Thank you

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ROUNDTOWNMOM 11/5/2012 5:59AM

    Needed this today. Thanks!

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IOWADEB 11/3/2012 8:46PM

    Thank you for the quote and message

Well done!

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ISLANDONNA 11/3/2012 10:04AM

    Well said! I've been on both sides of it, but luckily I am on the "go on alone" side this time. Its bitter sweet, but mostly sweet!

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MANILUS 11/3/2012 8:47AM

    Going it alone is the best way, it is your motivation, will power and dedication that will lead you to the top!

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NOLIMITS21 11/3/2012 1:20AM

    beautiful blog. I think it is so true. I have found many things about myself but when I was alone. thanks for sharing! emoticon

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GOSPARK45 11/3/2012 1:08AM

    Great that you kept on in spite of others quitting. That's why I do it by myself. I think they would influence me too much.
This time, slow and steady is my goal. I want to get there by doing things I can do for the rest of my life. That way I don't give up anything I can't live with. I know some are losing so quickly, but doing so much exercise or denying so many foods, but is it really sustainable?
It's amazing how many people on this site have kept it off. They're my biggest inspirations.
As long as we keep striving we have to get there eventually!

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TEEBEE44 11/2/2012 10:16PM

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WENDIGAYLE 11/2/2012 8:04PM

  Very true. I keep falling off but coming back knowing that I am the only one who can this for me. I'm 58 and know that eventually there will be fewer opportunities. I already say now that if I'd only knew then what I know now I would have done it sooner. Health is not a given.

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 11/2/2012 4:15PM

    great blog

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GODSBEST 11/2/2012 12:48PM

    Quitting is not an option !

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CHYNNA81 11/2/2012 10:29AM

    sometimes only you have your back.

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JSTHIESS 11/2/2012 10:16AM

    thanks so much for sharing this blog! i really needed to hear that today:) i'm really looking forward to getting to the same point as you where you have just pushed through and it's onward and upward (or perhaps more downward is the right discription) WAY TO GO for having such an amazing attitude! Keep up the GREAT work!

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PENOWOK 11/2/2012 8:44AM

    Good for you for your determination!!

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WILSON1926 11/2/2012 6:44AM

    Great Blog........thanks for posting and sharing your thoughts

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MISSILENE 11/2/2012 6:42AM

    You are not really alone. You have "me , myself and I" Your best friends.

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STALEYK 11/2/2012 5:46AM

    Congratulations! I admire your determination! Thanks for sharing your courage and determination! emoticon

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ROCKETGIRL229 11/2/2012 1:25AM

    Awesome, awesome, awesome. Love this blog!

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NIKO27 11/1/2012 11:30PM

    great blog!

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NEWAMANY 11/1/2012 11:24PM

  Thanks alot really for sharing this wonderful blog
i read the comments too and like you always go with my buddies stop when they stop but i learned from this great .post that is my jurney and i should care To my budy even iF my friends donot to their buddies its oneS's. Choice not other s at last
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WHITEANGEL4 11/1/2012 10:58PM

    You are right, the final decision maker is you. You can follow the crowd or stay true to your course. You are a winner emoticon

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CHERYLSBUTT 11/1/2012 9:43PM

    Believe in you and your dedication ...it will get you where you want to go....
dong give up on them....you may be the spark that leads them back.....

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WANT2BHEALTHY11 11/1/2012 9:39PM

    You are so right!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. This was right on time. emoticon emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 11/1/2012 9:03PM

    Absolutely! Good for you continuing on your journey when the others fell away. I am in awe! I look forward to hearing more about your journey. We are all with you!

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DENRNAJ 11/1/2012 8:57PM

    This made my day! Thank you for posting.

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FERGSGIRL2 11/1/2012 7:53PM

    Awesome! You said it so beautifully!

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JIBBIE49 11/1/2012 6:38PM

    emoticon Great to see you blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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NAOLEE 11/1/2012 6:34PM

    The best thing if you want to do it. I have a twin sister. I born first for 5 minutes. I do what I think is the best and she do what she think is best and born the same day with 5 minutes of difference. That means I have to do my choices, she have to do her choices and you have to do your choices, along. GOD BLESS YOU AND HE NEVER LET ANYONE ALONE.

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SUNSHINEGB 11/1/2012 6:12PM

    emoticon Thank you!

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JUMPINJULIE 11/1/2012 5:21PM

    When i started this i told myself this is the last time i'm doing this and i'm glad you haven't given up. We can do this even if we fall get back up dust yourself off and keep going. Thank you for reminding me to never give up.

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DONNABRIGHT 11/1/2012 3:49PM

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EENLIGHTENING 11/1/2012 3:49PM

    Good for you for recognizing that others cannot hold you back. I am glad to see that you are reaching out to this community for support, because it is really important. I am new here and I am happy to support you.

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HANDYV 11/1/2012 3:42PM

    I absolutely LOVE it. Sometimes it may be hard to come to that very realization - and sometimes even harder to not give up ourselves. Again, I LOVE this blog. And sometime following that crowd - can be worst than going it alone. True - we all need others but as long as we can be honest with ourselves and know when it is time to change things up or move on by ourselves. I think I needed to read this today - and I salute you - be BLESSED and do what you need to do. emoticon

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PMFISH 11/1/2012 2:51PM

    You have to be your own leader, not a follower. Old saying says if you are the follower your scenery never changes! emoticon on being your own leader.
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REGINAV3 11/1/2012 2:30PM

    So true. I have a friend that is trying to get in shape with me but he is constantly offering me donuts or fattening foods. He thinks I should just work out harder. A man's body is different from a womans. Great job sticking to your guns.

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BRONZE50 11/1/2012 2:05PM

  Loved your blog. I can totally relate to what you're saying. The same thing happened to me, but I am determined and continue on my weight loss journey.

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