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Friday, April 09, 2010

Weigh in today ... down half a pound to 201 on the nose.

Cue sad trombone music!
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Am I disappointed? A tad. But seriously, not too much. I'm getting patient! Hehe!

Nah, actually, I know it wasn't my best week. I had a "free day" on Easter and consumed probably twice the sodium I would usually. Work was busy this week and I had to do short runs (2-2.5 miles) instead of my planned 3-4 miles in the morning, lowering my calorie burn. I was abnormally hungry due to my workout switch-up and was eating at the top of my range. I haven't been getting enough sleep lately (ugggh, that cat... if you look closely at the photo below, you'll see the water bottle. It works, but I feel bad using it!) Aaaaaaaand, I had to skip kickboxing last night due to work.

I'll get to Onederland; I'll get there! But I'm feeling good even now at 201! Here's a teaser photo... my Size 12 pants and a new L top I got at H&M the other day:



Love yourself at every single step of the way!

  
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MBSHAZZER 4/12/2010 3:01PM

    Love the attitude! You'll get there! And it's soooooooo much closer now that it was when you started!

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RUNNINGNP2B 4/12/2010 2:28PM

    "Love yourself at every single step of the way!"

YAY! for having such a great attitude about meeting your goals. Really, so many people get so discouraged at not meeting their goals when they wanted to which in turn make them give up. You'll be in ONE-derland before you know it!

P.S. The outfit looks hot!

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MEGMENZY 4/11/2010 2:19AM

    You are soooo close! It will come when the time is right!

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LESSOFJEN 4/10/2010 1:01PM

    YAY so close! I am 3 lbs. away from my 199 goal...hopefully by the end of next week we both meet in ONEderland!

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LEAN-N-LEXY 4/10/2010 11:48AM

    You will make it Onederland before you know it!

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KATIEGLEN012 4/10/2010 7:53AM

    Let's hope your attitude is catching! Size 12 pants! I think I wore those once...in seventh grade!!!!!

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/10/2010 7:09AM

    You are looking good!

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GRACEISENUF 4/10/2010 2:46AM

    You'll be living in onederland before you know it! I hope we are close neighbors! You look beautiful.

Love and hugs,
Judy

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 4/10/2010 1:32AM

    It is waiting right around the corner...this whole thing is all about the love!!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 4/9/2010 10:58PM

    I bet you have a HUGE weightloss next week. And you'll kiss the 200s good-bye forever! Keep the faith!

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LISTLOADRUN 4/9/2010 7:22PM

    Looking amazing - onederland or not! Im so proud of you :)

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RUNNINGOLLIE 4/9/2010 4:21PM

    Love shopping at H&M- you look great in your size 12's!!!! emoticon

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 4/9/2010 2:53PM

    You will definitely get there, you are so close. I am right behind you. Today I was at 203 lbs. Can't wait to say that I am out of the 200's. Half a pound is great for the week of holiday.


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MANDAO97 4/9/2010 1:36PM

    I lost .4 lb this week and I'm happy about it. I too ate a bit more than I normally do and didn't work out as much as I usually do. But at least the scale is moving in the right direction for us!I did a heck of a lot better than I would have done over a holiday in previous yrs. I like the teaser pic -You look great! Size 12 and a size L sounds great - you've come a long way!!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 4/9/2010 12:54PM

    Your very last line says it all! This is about so much more than what the scale says we are...we need to love ourselves EVERY step of the way - even the slight missteps and the busy steps and the short steps... :-)

You are always a ROCK STAR!!

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BROADWAYDREAMER 4/9/2010 12:52PM

  hey, every little bit counts and you are SO close to the 100's range now, probably by your next weigh in!

you are looking great! keep it up!

cute shirt too, i love h&m!!!

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DREAMRUNR 4/9/2010 12:40PM

    ALMOST THERE!!!!

You will get there, no doubt. I am so proud of you! Just stay with what you know is best and you will see the results.

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TRISH106 4/9/2010 12:30PM

    A half a pound is still progress. As you said this past week had a lot of changes. Next week you will be in ONE- derland. emoticon emoticon

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RUNNER4LIFE08 4/9/2010 12:26PM

    You are doing awesome and WILL get to onederland. You have many things to be proud of!

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CHICAT63 4/9/2010 11:48AM

    Half a pound is half a pound ! One more to go, see it as a deadline...you'll like the whoosing sound it will make when it flies by ! You're doing AWESOME, Onderland here you come. Have a great weekend meeting up with the Sparkies ! Josée emoticon

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EKKING 4/9/2010 11:35AM

    You'll get there and you know it! Great job so far. Size 12 pants! I wasn't wearing them the last time I was at 185, so you are amazing!

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LAROSEBAUGH 4/9/2010 11:33AM

    Ahh I know the feeling! I'm at 203 and I'm dying to see a 1 in my weight :D We will do this!!!!

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HOSTALADY 4/9/2010 11:29AM

    I am so proud of all you have accomplished for yourself and in the process we all have won and learned so much, following your journey.

The photo of you in your beautiful new cloths is just fabulous. The best part is you are beaming from inside out and it really shows. You have always been beautiful in your photos and this one is no exception. Great teaser for the fashion show!

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VALLOUGH 4/9/2010 11:28AM

    That trombone music KILLED me! You are such a motivation, my friend, and I love that you make me laugh along the way as well :-) I can't wait to have a virtual celebration for your ONEderland induction... This just gives the internet a little more time to prepare. Cue the trumpets! Ready the parade!



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IMLOSINIT4GOOD 4/9/2010 11:07AM

    I'd still call this a half pound victory! Just think this will be your last week in the dreaded land of the Two. Say goodbye to Two lady because you're on your way to Onederland!!

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SUZEQ09 4/9/2010 11:05AM

    Way to go! One-derland is just around the corner to come a knockin'. Get your eating and work outs back on track and you'll see it soon!

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BRILLIANTAQUA 4/9/2010 11:03AM

    You are doing awesome! And you look great in those size 12 pants & L top! emoticon
Keep on doing what you're doing and it'll come off.

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CREATINGAMANDA 4/9/2010 10:55AM

    You look great! You'll be in One-derland before you know it. Sometimes life does get in the way of our efforts, doesn't it? You've lost almost 80 lbs - that's AMAZING!

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NICOLE12-01 4/9/2010 10:43AM

    You're doing great and looking amazing! You're going to hit Onederland soon!

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SUGIRL06 4/9/2010 10:35AM

    So cute! You are doing awesome!
~Ang

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DOPKIGIRL 4/9/2010 10:17AM

    Amazing job!! You are beautiful inside and out!!!

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JMEPAYNE 4/9/2010 10:16AM

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congrats!

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BOOTS1221 4/9/2010 10:01AM

    LOL I love the sad trombone haha!! Patience girlie!!! I'm right there with you.. weighed in at 206 today.. creepin ever sooo slowwwwllllyyyy towards onederland. Have a great weekend, and enjoy your trip to TJ's!!!

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SAHMWICH 4/9/2010 10:00AM

    Its always awesome to know you'll never shop in the plus size section again! Way to go!

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FLORIDASUN 4/9/2010 9:56AM

    You are SO doing it! Love, love, love this photo...it won't be long now! Keep the faith girl..you are ROCKIN' it! emoticon emoticon I'm telling that scale to GO DOWN...yep I am!

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XHOOSIERLOSER 4/9/2010 9:53AM

    You look terrific and so happy! You are in such a great place, poised on the verge of such a breakthrough! Just enjoy it and know that will come! good luck this weekend!

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SAMSPARK1 4/9/2010 9:35AM

    You are almost into Onederland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!

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FOXXYROXXYD 4/9/2010 9:35AM

    Oh Girl, you look GREAT! I love your positive attitude - you are such an inspiration to so many of us! We will all be doing a dance with you when you reach Onederland!

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TRAVELNISTA 4/9/2010 9:24AM

    emoticon to size 12 pants and a Large Blouse. No more 1X or shopping in stores like Catherines, Fashion Bug Plus, or Layne Bryant. You are doing emoticon and we can tell just by looking at that gorgeous smiling face. Your smile couldn't be bigger. You have worked hard for where you have gotten. emoticon emoticon

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MERISSA1315 4/9/2010 9:23AM

    There's no doubt that not only are you going to get to Onederland, you're going to rock Onederland!!!

Don't worry about the spray bottle, my grandmother used to use a can with a penny in it. She'd shake it whenever the cat was doing something wrong. I think the waterbottle is a little more humane.

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JBMT08 4/9/2010 9:23AM

    WOO You look great! and Onederland is SO CLOSE FOR YOU!!! emoticon

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CELESTIALAXIS 4/9/2010 9:20AM

    You're looking great! See you Sunday!

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KAISERSOZE 4/9/2010 9:20AM

    You're doing great and you have a good attitude about it. It's ok to be disappointed as long as you keep on going. Not that I have any doubt that you'll keep on going! Keep up the good work! You're my inspiration and I'm working hard to follow your lead!

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PINKCOCONUT 4/9/2010 9:10AM

    OMG! You're sooooo close!!!!!!!!! It'll get here in no time, it's just one of those weird life happenings where when you want something so badly it takes its sweet time arriving!

LOVE the outfit! Lookin' awesome!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 4/9/2010 9:10AM

    What a positive attitude. You'll make it ONEderland soon, I just know it.

Super cute outfit!

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NEWYORKORCHIDS 4/9/2010 9:07AM

  So cute! I can't seem to break the 100s. I keep going down and up 1 or two pounds to stay in the 200s. Let's make it our goal for next week!

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NIELSENSLADY 4/9/2010 9:03AM

    What a cute pic!

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ELLIEW22 4/9/2010 9:02AM

    Ugh, it seems to be a tough week for many!!! I'm also trying to reach a milestone/goal by Monday and not sure it will happen. Let's keep going and we WILL get there!!! Have a great weekend!

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WATCHMEGO2 4/9/2010 9:02AM

    Just keep on keeping on and you will get to onederland before you know it. You are doing awesome girl!!

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WISLNDR 4/9/2010 9:02AM

    I understand your disappointment but you look SO GOOD!! It'll come.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame...

Thursday, April 08, 2010

I can't believe it myself, but I just did something completely uncharacteristic!

I signed up for a competitive sports league.

Co-ed softball with the hubs, to be exact! If you're anything like me, gym class made you break out in the cold sweats and any excuse you could possibly fabricate to get out of it was a good one. Now I am not only willingly signing up for a team sport, BUT I'm actually paying money to do it.

Man, how things have changed!

It's once a week til July and it's supposedly one step above non-competitive insomuch as they care about the score, but aren't screaming and getting beet red over a strikeout or dropped ball.

I'm excited! It'll be a good excuse to get out in the sunshine at night and to keep moving, even after work! And a lot of my friends have moved out of the area so hopefully we will meet some new people this way!

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Other than that, things are going well. The weather is nice and I'm excited for my second 5K of the spring season on Sunday! Supposed to be perfect running weather. I've also been hungrier than normal lately, but I'm chalking it up to exercising in the morning instead of the evening. It's going to take my body awhile to adjust. I'm hoping for a good weigh-in tomorrow since 1.6 lbs will put me in Onederland, but it might not happen. I'm not going to stress out about it.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

  
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GRACEISENUF 4/10/2010 2:48AM

    You are truly ENJOYING YOUR LIFE!.........I LOVE READING ABOUT IT!

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HOSTALADY 4/9/2010 10:51AM

    If it's anything like the softball league my DH and I were in years ago you will have a wonderful time and yes meeting new people is always fun and exciting.

You've come a long way and I am so thrilled for you and all the new things you are now experiencing! YOU GO GIRL!

The best to you on your run on Sunday!



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DOPKIGIRL 4/9/2010 10:19AM

    That's awesome!! It will be a great way to keep moving, enjoy the outdoors and just have some FUN!!!

Enjoy and keep us posted on how you are liking it.

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ABETTERBECKY 4/9/2010 10:17AM

    Super fun! I played softball in school and loved every minute of it - it is something that I hope Jim and I can sign up for in the future!

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SUGIRL06 4/9/2010 8:47AM

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Softball still makes me break out in cold sweats! LoL. But give me a soccer ball and I'll gladly join! Have fun!!!
~Ang

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SMYGIRL 4/8/2010 8:34PM

    You are so brave! What a fun opportunity, enjoy!!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 4/8/2010 8:31PM

    Isn't it amazing what we can do now? Not just physically but mentally?? You are AMAZ-A-ZING!!! Keep it up!

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TRISH106 4/8/2010 7:10PM

    I can remember the oh no Phy Ed days also.
I think it is wonderful you have not only joined a team, also looking to make new friends. Another great way to help get exercise. emoticon

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WIFEYPOO2 4/8/2010 6:49PM

    How exciting!! You have truly changed your life for the better!!!

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EMLG11 4/8/2010 5:51PM

    Sounds fun. I played on one of these a long time ago and had a blast. It was also very physical. I played catcher a lot and those guys would run me over to score. I hurt the entire season!! It was worth the fun though.

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MOCOHOLO 4/8/2010 4:59PM

    Good job, Slugger! Just don't stand out in the outfield picking dandelions like my brother used to do when he was a kid! :-)

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TRAVELNISTA 4/8/2010 4:48PM

    I think you will have a ball emoticon emoticon I really didn't mean the pun but once it was on the screen I said what the H go for it. I remember as a kid we played baseball outside for hours on end. It's great exercise and I know you will give it your all.
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VALLOUGH 4/8/2010 4:01PM

    This is so exciting! I love team sports. I can't wait for your weigh-in tomorrow!!!

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SONYARODRI29 4/8/2010 3:45PM

    GOOD FOR YOU! I play some kickball with some girlfriends of mine...I love it! Have fun! emoticon

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BELUGA20 4/8/2010 3:17PM

    Good for you! you will rock that softball!

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KDONOVAN70 4/8/2010 3:07PM

    Good for you for doing something different. Best of luck on your race on Sunday.

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JORDAN1019 4/8/2010 2:53PM

    I love reading your blogs.. I can feel the enthusiasm and positive attitude.. Your so motivating..

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JORDAN1019 4/8/2010 2:53PM

    I love reading your blogs.. I can feel the enthusiasm and positive attitude.. Your so motivating..

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JEKRUNS 4/8/2010 2:52PM

    Way to go! I saw a sign recently that advertised an adult soccer league and thought I might do it - keep feeling like my kids have all the fun - but now I'm inspired to actually call and find out more. Thanks, and I can't wait to cheer you on into Onederland!

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JORDAN1019 4/8/2010 2:50PM

    I love reading your blogs.. I can feel the enthusiasm and positive attitude.. Your so motivating..

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SAHMWICH 4/8/2010 1:39PM

    sounds like fun! I really want to join our local volleyball league!

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LINIS_THIN 4/8/2010 1:30PM

    Way to go!!
Ita moves like this that PROVES that we have changed FOREVER!!
Being on a team holds you accountable to others so you are set for fitness!!

AWESOME!!!

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APRILB333 4/8/2010 1:23PM

    That's great,sounds like a really good plan to get some exercise and have fun! Hope your 5K goes good on Sunday,I'm still so nervous about my first one in May! =O lol Anywho,best of luck at weigh-in,at least you know if you don't reach one-derland this week,you should definitely reach it by next week,which is just as exciting!!

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FOXXYROXXYD 4/8/2010 12:58PM

    You are so Awesome! You are going to have so much fun and I can't wait to read all about it!! Woo hoo!

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XHOOSIERLOSER 4/8/2010 12:33PM

    You are amazing! I love it!

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SHANZIM 4/8/2010 12:14PM

    Look at you! Congrats!

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PAPER_WINGS18 4/8/2010 12:02PM

    omggg how FUN!!!! I LOOOVE softball!!! I actually played on an all girls league from when I was 7 til 16! A bunch of my friends from college last summer joined a co-ed league(All English nerds, mind you)....Their team name? The Tamers & The Shrews.. AWESOME lol. I REALLY wanted to play w/ them, but that's when I started at THD and I told them I could be their slave all summer sooo that didn't happen! BOO!!! You will have SO much fun!! Ahhh!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

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ELLIEW22 4/8/2010 11:59AM

    That's so awesome that you joined a softball team! You'll have so much fun! I wish I knew how to play.

Good luck on your 5K and cruising into onederland!!! You deserve it!

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DRRAZZ 4/8/2010 11:58AM

    Good for you!!!

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KYMMC3 4/8/2010 11:50AM

    Horray for joining a team! That is such great news and it sounds like a ton of fun as well!

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BURKEBRIZ 4/8/2010 11:50AM

    How fun! What a great idea!! Enjoy and have fun with your 5k this weekend!

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TEAM-SARAH 4/8/2010 11:41AM

    Sounds fun! My parents played coed softball together when I was a kid, it was always a really fun activity they enjoyed doing together. I hope your league is great!

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EMILYBCRUZ 4/8/2010 11:02AM

    That sounds like so much fun!! Looking forward to your Onederland blog :)

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WYND10 4/8/2010 10:45AM

    Softball on summer evenings is fun, I think you're going to have a great time :). I love that smell in the air, cheering for your team mates, and all the fun stuff that comes with group activities. Best of luck! Go team!! ;)

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PSHANKEY 4/8/2010 10:30AM

    Anything is possible...good on you!


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KAISERSOZE 4/8/2010 10:18AM

    That sounds like fun! My friends play softball and love it! Unfortunately for me softball is the only sport where I completely freak out, shut down and can't play. I have no idea why but I have learned that it's better for everyone if I sit it out!

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SAMSPARK1 4/8/2010 10:12AM

    That's great!!!!

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NIKLOW 4/8/2010 10:06AM

    I love softball! Played for 10years before I moved away from home. Hoping to get back into it soon, doubt it will happen this year. Having some knee issues, and doing some physio to deal with that. Next year I hope!!!

1.6lbs away from Onederland! so exciting!!

Keep up the great work!

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THEPATHIMON 4/8/2010 10:02AM

    Thats awesome!!!!!

Congrats on the new adventure; you'll have fun!!!!

and good luck at weigh in, hopefully you will be a resident of onederland!

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CHICAT63 4/8/2010 9:56AM

    Let's play ball emoticon, the main focus will be: You'll have fun, you'll be with hubby and your legs will get a great workout. Onderland is very close for you as well with all the support and encouragement you have given me now it's my turn !!! Have a great day too, take care. Bisous, Josée emoticon

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PINKCOCONUT 4/8/2010 9:55AM

    That's AWESOME!!! Way to go and doing it with the hubs will be such a great bonding experience!

I hear ya on the hungry/A.M. workouts thing. I'm drinking coffee again this week and am finding myself pretty darned hungry and eating at the top end of my range most days! Can't wait for the body to get used to things!

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STARGIRL66 4/8/2010 9:54AM

    Softball sounds fantastic! You'll probably have so much fun you won't even think of it as exercise. Enjoy! emoticon

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WEEZIETEE 4/8/2010 9:52AM

    Go You! That's fantastic
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WISLNDR 4/8/2010 9:52AM

    Now that I'm out running regularly on a week night, I started thinking about the idea that it might be fun to sign up for something like what you're doing. I live next to a City Park that has games going on every night! We're leading parallel lives again . . . .

Good luck on the weigh-in! 1.6 pounds? A cinch!

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CREATINGAMANDA 4/8/2010 9:49AM

    Yay! I'm so excited for you and this softball league! It'll be a great way to get your exercise in, meet new peeps, and have a great time hopefully!

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My Secret Weapons for Bathing Suit Season

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I'd like to introduce you to my arsenal for combatting those snacky cravings, those munchy binges this spring and summer!

STRAWBERRIES



I dug into a package of strawberries tonight without thinking and thought, "Oh no, I just ate about 10 huge strawberries! I wonder what the damage will be?"

The answer? 54 calories. Seriously. 54 CALORIES! How many times can you say you started mindlessly eating chips or peanuts and say that you only ate 54 calories? I'll answer for you: NONE.

Strawberries also pack a large dose of Vitamin C, fiber, and anthocynins, which are antioxidants that give strawberries their bright red color and have been shown to be great aids in cancer prevention and as an anti-inflammatory.

And they taste goooooooooooooooooood!


RASPBERRIES



You can have a cup of raspberries for only 60 calories. That's a massive amount of raspberries (about 30 or so, but who's counting?) Raspberries are rich in antioxidants such as ellagic acid and seed oil, with almost twice as much as those strawberries and are high in manganese and fiber. According to some sources, manganese is a mineral that helps keep your metabolic rate high!

And they're so delicious and rich tasting! Aside from the obvious pop-in-your-mouth quality, you can puree them and use them as a no-sugar added fruit spread.


PAPAYA



It's one of those severely underrated fruits! One whole medium papaya is only 118 calories. It's definitely not as sweet as some of its melon counterparts, but SO GOOD in a smoothie with a little almond milk and a sweeter berry. Papayas are rich in Vitamin A, shown to be great in keeping eyes and lungs healthy and potassium as well.

And they are filling! It's tough to eat a half papaya and still be hungry afterwards. A great use of 59 calories!




PLUM

First, the calories! You can have THREE plums for 90 calories. C'mon, tell me you don't feel like you've just gorged after eating three whole plums! I just remember it as the quintessential beach food. So sweet and juicy and easily portable!

Plums also have a good share of Vitamin C as well as phenols that protect cell membranes and neurons! Brain food! They also aid the body in iron absorption.




PINK GRAPEFRUIT

A whole grapefruit for 91 calories. Oh yes. And if you eat it with a spoon, it seems even more decadent and like you've had a whole meal. Mmm, the trick is picking the right one. If you can figure out a way to ensure that you get that perfect combination of sweet and tart, let me know!

Aside from massive amounts of Vitamin C, grapefruits have lycopene (you know, the thing that the ketchup manufacturers want you to know is in their healthy condiment?) which fight cancer-causing free radicals. Phytonutrients called limonoids also fight cancer, and grapefruit has been shown to lower LDL "bad" cholesterol (although it can counteract pharmeceutical statins!), aid in the production of liver enzymes, and prevent kidney stones.


So there you go. Some of my lower calorie fruits that I'm going to turn to this summer to attack my cravings. I'm going to allow myself to camp out in the backyard or in front of the TV after a long day and just go to town on these fruits. Sometimes you just need to FEEL like you ate a whole lot even when you didn't, you know?

Tell me, what are your "secret weapons" as we head into swimsuit season?

  
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KIN59VARA 5/5/2010 6:11PM

    Thanks for the juicy alternative!

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SWALIS 5/2/2010 9:22AM

   
my favorites ...and your photos are beautiful. God must have loved the world...or we would not have strawberries, grapefruit, and don't forget blue berries

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SWALIS 5/2/2010 9:22AM

   
my favorites ...and your photos are beautiful. God must have loved the world...or we would not have strawberries, grapefruit, and don't forget blue berries

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JUNGLEMERI 4/26/2010 1:00PM

    Yum! Spring is here and giant strawberries have arrived.

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JUNGLEMERI 4/26/2010 1:00PM

    Yum! Spring is here and giant strawberries have arrived.

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SPECEDKAT 4/19/2010 12:29AM

  Makes me hungry for good fruit. The area of the country I live in only has seasonal fruit. The quality of the stuff in our grocery store is very poor. Thankfully Summer is almost here! Thanks for sharing and congrats with your great success!!!


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SV6MILE 4/14/2010 10:35PM

    I live in papaya heaven. I like mine with yogurt and bee pollen. Thanks for the post!

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LINM15 4/14/2010 9:40PM

  Love your blog!!! Quite informative. Thank you!!! Now, I'll try grapefruit. I heard it's sour but I think if we add a bit of honey, does that mean our calorie intake goes up? By how much? Please, I am trying to avoid alternative sugar such as aspertame and Splenda, any other suggestion/s to make it taste less sour?

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RUNGIRL4LIFE 4/14/2010 3:54PM

    I love fruit. I need to stock up today. Thanks for the reminder!

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SHAYGETSFIT 4/14/2010 3:04PM

    my tummy is getting hugry just thinking about it! Yum!!

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ANNABANANNA3 4/14/2010 1:26PM

    Also blueberries!!! They help burn belly fat and are super low in cals!!!! =]

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SWOMIC 4/14/2010 7:22AM

    Thanks. emoticon

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13-1GIRL 4/13/2010 10:04PM

    GREAT BLOG, thanks for sharing. It really does put things in perspective!! emoticon

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CAROLYN1213 4/13/2010 9:57PM

    Yummy, Yummy, Yummo!!! I love those sweet berries and fruits!!! My season is here! Thanks for a reminder of the sweet taste of success!

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DANCEGIRL26 4/13/2010 4:59PM

    omg yummy!
I have been bringing strawberries for my snack at the office for the past 2 weeks & now I am going to bring a fruit medley of these great fruits.
YUM!

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EEKTHECAT 4/13/2010 12:45PM

    ooh I'm gonna go eat some grapefruit now. Thanks for reminding me!! *runs to fridge*
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ORACLE2010 4/13/2010 12:07AM

    Thanks for the info!! it really helped put some things in perspective!!!

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ELSCO55 4/12/2010 9:56PM

    Strawberries. Yum. Thanks for the beautiful pictures and descriptions.

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SISSYFEB48 4/12/2010 8:32PM

    Regarding grapefruit....look for smooth skin and heavy fruit. I often put one in each had to look for the heaviest (=most juice). Happy fresh eating! emoticon

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LINDABENEDICT 4/12/2010 8:04PM

    oh yummmmm !

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JEWELSEY 4/12/2010 3:42PM

    And, the more you eat fruit, the more you crave it! emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 4/12/2010 3:08PM

    GREAT info! I always thoughts fruits were higher in calories, maybe due to the sugar? So it's great to see that I am (once again!) WRONG!!! YUM-tastic! Except for the papaya. Papaya has a very dirty meaning in Spanish and I can't get past that, hehe! OK, off to tuck into a guilt free fruit salad now...

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4KHALL 4/10/2010 9:02PM

  I love strawberries!!!!Thanks for info!!

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KAMBEST 4/10/2010 6:49PM

    Your posting is a good reminder that if you feel like you need to eat volume, fruit and veggies are a good way to do it (without the guilt!)
Thanks!

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LULI_2POINT0 4/10/2010 2:36PM

    I grew up drinking papaya shakes (I know, not all that healthy) and have recently discovered the yumminess of almond milk. I'm going to have to give the papaya smoothie a try. =) Thanks for sharing this!

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LIZZYMITCH 4/10/2010 12:11PM

    mmmmm strawberries=love
my fave =)
thanks for the info! good to know

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LIZZYMITCH 4/10/2010 12:10PM

    mmmmm strawberries=love
my fave =)
thanks for the info! good to know

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KARABEL 4/10/2010 12:03PM

  mmm. Good post! I love all of those fruits and you reminded me that I need to get out of my orange, apple, pear rut.
I pick citrus by looking for ones with the smoothest skin, not dimpled. they are ripe and full of juice.
Oh, and if you ever find a strawberry papaya, they are the BEST!


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LEAN-N-LEXY 4/10/2010 11:46AM

    I love a perfectly ripe plum! The nice thing about them is the make great portable prunes too; a great chewy, yummy natural candy. You don't have to worry about juices running down your chin if you're not at the beach.

Later in the summer, watermelon is awesome! Two cups to get you 92 calories.
Blueberries are another later summer finger food. Yumm!

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LADY_KATHY 4/10/2010 10:46AM

    Love the pics... I add strawberries, oranges, pineapple, and occasionally pomegranate and frozen mango to my breakfast smoothie. : ) YUM I also used to add spinach.. and will be buying another bag to do so. You'd be surprised how good all this taste... and you can also add honey if you like it sweater... of course there is the base... whea protein and non-fat plain yogurt.

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SALLYANNE0852 4/10/2010 8:50AM

    #1 YOU ARE AN AMAZING COMMUNICATOR
#2 YOUR PAGE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL
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GRACEISENUF 4/10/2010 2:47AM

    So yummy! I have been indulging myself....and smoothies, YUMMO!

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GOKU12 4/9/2010 11:56PM

    I love fruit I've never tried papaya but I'm going to now.

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C-MERRIE11 4/9/2010 9:05PM

    This is GREAT! I am so grateful for fruit! And for this colorful, fun, informative reminder :) Thanks!

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B-O-XICAN 4/9/2010 8:28PM

    before I go to eat something I shouldn't, I try to have a cup of fruit first. It often satisfies more than you believe!

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EAV0503 4/9/2010 6:48PM

    You've got me craving fruit!

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STACYLEIGH09 4/9/2010 11:36AM

    yummy! So glad strawberries are on sale!!!

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SEMUSPARK 4/9/2010 10:46AM

    Thanks for the post! Very useful information- I'm having strawberries for lunch today and I usually have grapefruit as a post diner snack. Berries are cheap right now too so stock up! emoticon

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2BFATNOMORE 4/9/2010 10:36AM

    Thanks KARVY09 for all the great tips and info ,I really just started using the whole spark system Tuesday ,and the info you shared was informative and the pictures made the experience all the more pleasurable . I have one more great fruit trick I use and that is to take a bowl of grapes and place them in the freezer .When I have that urge for a sweet treat I get 6-8 of them and its like having a grape Popsicle.Its a whole lots better for me than that Ice cream I used to consume by the pint . Anyway keep up the great posts and have a blessed weekend . emoticon emoticon

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DOPKIGIRL 4/9/2010 10:20AM

    Yummy alternatives to those pesky high calorie snacks that we want to turn to. I love spring and summer. It provides for awesome fruits and veggies!!!

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SARAHLOO871 4/8/2010 10:35PM

    i now want to try papaya sounds and looks good but for now ill settle for the strawberries in my fridge loved the blog!

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BRANAUBREY 4/8/2010 10:03PM

    I love fruit especially berries

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HEALTHNUTCASE 4/8/2010 9:59PM

    MMMM mmmm good! All that fruit is makin me hungry for a fruit salad!

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PINKCHEETAH175 4/8/2010 8:53PM

    I don't know as if I've ever eaten a plum....but I'm thinking I should start!!!! lol thanks for the great info!!!!!!

PS...I love my straweberries...and with a little bit of lite coolwhip you feel like summer!!! perfect desert for cheap calories!!!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 4/8/2010 8:30PM

    You're makin' my mouth water!! Yummy...fruit...drooooooollll!!!

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HEDDMCB 4/8/2010 8:22PM

    The pictures were great - I am starving now! I also love frozen bananas ~ remind me a bit of ice cream. Yum! emoticon emoticon

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MICHELE_L 4/8/2010 8:06PM

    emoticon for the reminder of the great produce this time of year!

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WIFEYPOO2 4/8/2010 6:43PM

    YUM!!!! I am a lover of berries, soIi enjoyed reading all the good things about my favorite fruit-- strawberries!!

I'll have to try a papaya-- I don't think I've ever had one!! (I have had papaya juice before, and it was pretty tasty!!)


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HVIOLETTE 4/8/2010 6:40PM

    Sounds like a great summer to me! Instead of "foodies", they can all us "fruities"! (Or maybe not... emoticon)

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ELLEBE725 4/8/2010 6:21PM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

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Mental Health Day

Monday, April 05, 2010

I hope everyone had a fun weekend with Easter, Passover, or other festivities!
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Between church, cooking, cleaning and shopping, it was such a whirlwind. The weather was gorgeous though! My husband got some new running shoes and started C25K on Saturday! He used to run, but suffered a knee injury last year and is getting back into it slowly. We had a great run on a local trail, though he was definitely not happy with the walking breaks and made up for it by running fast! I think he was a little frustrated at how slow I am, but ah well, he's 6'1" with long legs and I'm just 5'6"! I told him to run ahead next time.

Add to that the fact that our new cat has decided that it's a fun game to try to "dig" us out of bed at various times during the evening. We've tried shutting her out of the bedroom, but all that does is lead to scratching and meowing at the door. Also tried tapping her paws to show that it is bad behavior, but it doesn't seem to work. Any catparents have any suggestions? We were thinking about a squirt gun or spray bottle...

Easter was a lot of fun, albeit with more family drama that I could have dealt without. I kinda checked out and went outside to lay out in the sun with a glass of pinot grigio. You know what I just realized? I didn't eat any chocolate yesterday! Wow. I did eat my fair share of cheese fondue, honey spiral ham, spanakopita and oh yeah, 3 glasses of wine. Only a few bites of dessert (lemon cake and fresh fruit). I planned on not tracking yesterday and enjoying myself, but my body is just not used to rich foods! Blergh. My body is now totally onboard with my healthy lifestyle, it seems.

Oh, and I made this really cute cupcakes from scratch using only natural ingredients. Topped with buttercream frosting and marzipan in order to look like mushrooms! Well, they were not a big hit (even though they were super yummy!) because everyone is so used to box mixes with preservatives. Jon (the hubs) liked them though. Probably because his mom would never dream of using a box mix!

So yeah, I called in a mental health day today. Going to try to catch up on my own work (not my contract job) start my seedlings and de-sodium detox after all that salt from yesterday. And hopefully get a nap and a nice run in later in the afternoon!

Glad that the holiday is over! Oh, and go SOX!!!
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SAMSPARK1 4/8/2010 10:14AM

    I LOVE mental health days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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EMLG11 4/8/2010 9:37AM

    I had a cat that loved water as long as it was on his terms. When I would start the shower in the morning he would jump in, get all wet and then jump out and sit and lick himself. He did this every single time I turned the shower on! If I tried to give him a bath....different story. Good luck changing the bad habit. Cats are really bad about that!

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TRISH106 4/6/2010 9:44PM

    I have one cat that will run if you get the squirt bottle. The other one will sit there and let you soak him. He will play in the sink water. Just don't try to give him a bath. emoticon
Good luck with your new ball of joy.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 4/6/2010 4:09PM

    I certainly WISH I could say I didn't indulge in Easter chocolate...*sigh*

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WYND10 4/6/2010 12:56PM

    Squirt bottle or water gun for the cats is the way to go.

Your cupcakes sound adorable, and delicious :).

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SUGIRL06 4/6/2010 7:29AM

    Sounds like you had a great Easter! I would recommend a spray bottle for the cat. When we squirt our cat, she just gives us a dirty look but she HATES it when I use the spray setting. We had to lock our cat in her own room at night because she likes to get into things while I'm trying to sleep. Knocking over jewelry boxes, climbing up my clothes (using claws) in the closet, attempting to scale the tall dresser to get to the plants on top, playing chase the toes (she soon learned they are under the sheets and how to get them LoL). Fun stuff! Good luck!
~Ang

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SMYGIRL 4/5/2010 10:28PM

    Sounds like a great weekend - but even better to be back in the normal routine. As much as I don't want to admit it - the normal routine helps me stay on track!

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/5/2010 9:52PM

    That Mental Health day sounds like such a great idea!

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ABETTERBECKY 4/5/2010 9:20PM

    Several comments:
1. Cat - as a vet, my input is squirt gun for sure. Definitely works. Everything else just doesn't get through the cat's thick noggin.
2. Cupcakes sound delicious - as did the lemon cake. I know the bad eating hangover feeling after my Cheesecake Factory meal - too rich, too much sodium = feel like crap!
3. Yeah baseball!!!! I'm a Phillies and Tigers fan, but none the less - love the fact that baseball is back and since I hate the Yankees - yeah Sox!

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WISLNDR 4/5/2010 8:45PM

    I hope you enjoyed your mental vacation and sodium detox. I think I've had 12 or 13 glasses of water today so hopefully yesterday's indulgences are down the toilet now!!

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LOVE_IS_LOUDER 4/5/2010 8:33PM

    I took a mental health morning from school today, too. I needed to sleep in a bit! Of course I had to attend my second class to take a midterm, but at least I got that extra 90 minutes or so. I was all set to be like, "I hope you had a good day off!" But then you had to be like "Go Sox," and that's just not cool. So I'll leave you with this:

GOOOOOO YANKEESSSSS!!! WOOOOOO!!! emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 4/5/2010 5:10PM

    emoticon when I 1st saw this title I was like, how appropriate. My birthday, the poster child for stress and Mental Health Day all one in the same. I thought you were writing a blog about Nati0nal Mental Health Day, you know the ones where they come up with a National Day for something. I am laughing my butt off till I keep reading through the blog and see you were talking about you.

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DRRAZZ 4/5/2010 3:54PM

    We use a spray bottle with our cats. It seems to work the best.

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VEGGIE-FITNESS 4/5/2010 3:03PM

    Cats...gotta love 'em...we have one who likes to talk to my husband at 4 am for no reason at all (that we are aware of)...oh, and we had an earthquake to round out our Easter festivities yesterday...I almost had a heart attack...we were in the movie theater!! I'm glad you had a great day!!

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PAPER_WINGS18 4/5/2010 3:02PM

    Kristina--

Sounds like you had a lovely Easter! :-) Good to hear!
I'm suffering from a food coma today & trying to get my @$$ back in gear of tracking and not splurging on rich holiday foods. I refused to take any leftovers home from my Aunt's. ICK! I know I ate too much fattyness yesterday b/c even though I had my gallbladder removed last summer, when I eat too much fat, I still get mild stomach cramps reminding me not to eat that much crap :-P I got those this morning. OOPS!! yuck yuck yuck. Oh well, new day right?!

That's so funny about your cat. I would say to use a squirt bottle. With my pup when she was a little pup, someone suggested we filla squirt bottle with VINEGAR and spray it in her mouth any time she did something "bad"....She LOVED the vinegar and would proceed to keep doing the bad behavior so that she could taste the vinegar...go figure! LOL! PUnk! Good luck with that, love!!

Hope you enjoy your mental health day; those are the best!!

aND.... GO CUBBIES!!!!!!! :D

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SOPHIKKO 4/5/2010 2:36PM

    Haha one of my cats tries to "dig" us out of bed too - but only if we sleep in so I don't mind so much. As far as it goes with teaching her otherwise - I know that mommy cats actually bat their kitties on top of the nose to say "no" so you may want to try tapping there. Obviously lightly, but it seems to get their attention. I use a squirt bottle as a last resort because it can make them hate water, and getting cats to drink water and take baths is hard enough as it is!

Good job this weekend - I totally know what you mean. I ate bad for 1 and a half days (hah) but I am so happy to be back on track today, I didn't feel well after that.

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JWENZEL723 4/5/2010 2:22PM

    ohhh, a mental health day sounds GLORIOUS!!! great job in staying on track pretty well with all the goodies yesterday! i know what you mean...i felt like crap and sluggish after indulging yesterday. back on track today!

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PINKCOCONUT 4/5/2010 1:59PM

    Great day to take off! It's gorgeous out there!

Sounds like a pretty decent Easter holiday and I'm with ya on the sweets. I had a bit of chocolate but I couldn't handle much of it. My vegan cupcakes with mint frosting however...

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WALEB1002 4/5/2010 1:53PM

    Enjoy your day!!!!!

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MANDAO97 4/5/2010 1:50PM

    I hope you enjoy your day! :)

My cat use to try to wake me up to play in the middle of the night. After completely ignoring her for a couple of weeks she stopped. As soon as my alarm goes off she is laying on me trying to play though - but at least it's not in the middle of the night anymore. As long as she isn't hurting you during this digging ritual try not to acknoledge her. If she isn't getting any attention from it she may stop. Good luck!

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 4/5/2010 1:13PM

    We try wearing our cat out before bed. We have this really nifty toy we got from my son, but a laser pointer or something similar would work too. We point the light at the ground, get her attention and then keep her running in circles until she gives up!! She loves it!! The toy makes a noise when you activate it and she hears it and actually comes running to play. It works best at night when the light shows up better. If she is tired maybe it will help. There are also spray products designed to keep your pets away from certain items of furniture, maybe if you spray it on the bed?? Hope she settles into a bedtime routine though-that can be the pits!! Enjoy your mental health day!!

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RACHEL_MAC 4/5/2010 12:36PM

    Sorry about family drama, but sitting in the sun with a glass of wine sounds divine!!

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NICOLE12-01 4/5/2010 12:17PM

    Enjoy your mental health day! It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! I'm trying to move past the half bag of jellybeans and peanut butter meltaways that I ate after I had seconds at dinner. It wasn't at all a good day of healthy living for me. I feel bloated and sick to my stomach today. Trying to drink a lot of water and move on. Blah.

I wish I had some miracle cure for your kitty issue. I deal with a similar problem. If my cat is in our bedroom, he decides to knock everything off of the dresser (including full glasses of water), or he touches our faces because he wants attention. If we put him outside of our room, he crouches down and meows at the opening at the bottom of the door and all you can see is his little pink nose and mouth meowing...it's pitiful. He's not scared of water, so I don't know what else to do. If you find something that works. PLEASE let me know!

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MT-MOONCHASER 4/5/2010 11:22AM

    I second NATF's suggestion -- I use a spray bottle with water in it to get my cats out of the kitchen when they are underfoot. They like to lay in the middle of the floor right where the action is. It is getting so that as soon as they see me pick it up, they scoot out into the dining room.


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ABETTERCHERYL 4/5/2010 10:39AM

    I know just what you mean about de-toxing from sodium. Holy cow, I'm too scared to even look at the scale right now. Sodium overload yesterday. I should have taken a mental health day too... I'm back at work right now, wishing I wasn't here.

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RUN2MYDREAMS 4/5/2010 10:10AM

    Have a great mental health day!

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LALABUMBUM 4/5/2010 9:26AM

    Gald you had a wonderful and relaxing easter. Totally know what you mean about people being used to box mixes, whenever I bake now its not sweet enough, buttery enough, creamy enough for my friends, but me and my veggie roommate love my vegan baked goods!

Hope you have a lovely day off!

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GREEKSPARK 4/5/2010 9:13AM

  spanakopita... that's what was missing yesterday... oh well, i had enough dolmades for a yearrr

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TIME4AFITME 4/5/2010 9:04AM

    Sounds like a nice day you have planned. enjoy! I need to do the detox thing too.
Enjoy yourself

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BOOTS1221 4/5/2010 8:37AM

    Enjoy your day!!! Did you watch the game last night?!?! It was pretty intense! Go Sox!!!

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KARVY09 4/5/2010 8:26AM

    No special program. Just water and trying to go lower sodium for the rest of the week! I feel bloated and nasty today!

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NEWYORKORCHIDS 4/5/2010 8:24AM

  How do you sodium detox? Do you just drink tons of water, or is there some mini-program you stick to?

I don't use box mixes either (unless I'm really, really in a pinch), because I can't stand the preservatives taste.

You're doing amazing! I WISH that I could take a mental health day, alas, I got a call on Thursday, five minutes before I left regarding something that needed to be began and completed by EOB Monday, and since I was off Friday...

Anyway, have a LOVELY time today!

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SWAZY33 4/5/2010 8:19AM

    Enjoy your day!!!!!
I was going to take a mental health day today
also, but, my kiddies are home and both have friends over...
so, it wouldn't be too ralaxing! haha
My body is not happy with all the food ate this
weekend either. Hopping back to it today! :)

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 4/5/2010 8:17AM

    Squirt bottle. My friend used it to train her cat and she learned REAL quick to not scratch up the furniture! LOL Enjoy your mental health day!

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ONLY1TAN 4/5/2010 8:12AM

    YAY for mental health days! I had to take one yesterday! Enjoy it and the weather!

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Needed a Change. Oooh Boy!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Decided I needed a new hair color and hairstyle yesterday so I went to my hairdresser and told her she could have COMPLETE control to do whatever she wanted to my hair. I've always had straight, straight black hair and fair skin and I've always been envious of girls with those huge volumnuous curls.

I was hoping she would go red, but I was shocked when I saw my hair getting lighter and lighter when she was dying it. I couldn't believe it! Was she really going blonde? Nah, she couldn't be... Must be doing some sort of stain or tint afterwards.

But it was blonde!

Then the scissors came out. Snip, snip, snip til it was up over my ears! Oh geez. What have I done? I thought to myself, my pulse racing and my palms sweaty.

Then came out the curling iron. At last, the curls I've always wanted!

But the result? Not so pretty.

I'm debating whether I should share with my Sparkers...

It's so horrible, I'm RUNNING to a new stylist to get it taken care of...

But what's the point of this blog without a photo?

Uhhh...

OK...

Here goes...

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April Fool's! I'm still raven-haired and loving it! But man, that's a bad wig!

  
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LUNADRAGON 4/18/2010 4:55PM

    Whew, you had me going there!
lol
Glad it was just a wig!
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GERRI1163 4/15/2010 5:02PM

    This made me laugh! I had chemo in late 2008 I went from red wavy hair to bald. When it started growing back it was gray emoticon. Now WOW it is super curly and red again. emoticon

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GERRI1163 4/15/2010 5:02PM

    This made me laugh! I had chemo in late 2008 I went from red wavy hair to bald. When it started growing back it was gray emoticon. Now WOW it is super curly and red again. emoticon

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GERRI1163 4/15/2010 5:02PM

    This made me laugh! I had chemo in late 2008 I went from red wavy hair to bald. When it started growing back it was gray emoticon. Now WOW it is super curly and red again. emoticon

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TEDDYTEDDY 4/11/2010 5:23PM

    That is really a bad wig!!! emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 4/11/2010 1:50PM

    So glad it was only a joke...love your REAL hair!

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2BFATNOMORE 4/9/2010 11:30AM

    My kind of Lady, Mix the Fun with the Serious side and what do you have Balance and that is why you have been successful in you journey .YOU FOUND THE BALANCE. Oh Yea I was hoping red also !!!!LOL emoticon emoticon

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DOPKIGIRL 4/9/2010 10:23AM

    Love it!!! You had me fooled.

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ORANGEAID2 4/9/2010 1:37AM

    LOL, oh thank goodness! I was really scared for a minute!

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PAMBOR 4/8/2010 8:46PM

  Crazy woman! i was thinking- I wonder if the poor girl knows her hair looks like a wig? Ya got me. emoticon

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NIKLOW 4/8/2010 10:23AM

    Hahahaha. Too funny!

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BABUHROW 4/8/2010 8:59AM

    Awesomeness...

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CINDYY00 4/7/2010 12:07PM

    Hahahaha.. Hilarius!!

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BURGHGIRL 4/7/2010 12:05PM

    That is evil....and oh so genius! Love it!

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YOOVIE 4/7/2010 11:25AM

    /choking on coffee

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DEVENIRBELLE 4/7/2010 9:09AM

    Funny!

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DEE_DEE11 4/6/2010 11:06PM

    Too funny! I think you should stay with the look..

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WILSLM70 4/6/2010 10:51PM

    Great joke... emoticon

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BERGIE8771 4/6/2010 10:04PM

    Thanks for the laugh, and yes that is a rally bad wig. Why do you have it? Halloween I hope!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 4/6/2010 4:10PM

    You are hilarious!!! You totally got me...I was sitting there trying to picture you with blonde hair and everything. :-)

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CHERYLSBODY 4/6/2010 3:44PM

  I ACTUALLY DID THIS FOR REAL ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO BUT IN REVERSE. I HAVE CHANGED FROM BEING A VERY LIGHT BROWN TO NEARLY MAHOGANY. MY HUSBAND NEARLY FELL THROUGH THE FLOOR AS MY HAIR HAS NOT BEEN THIS DARK SINCE I GOT MARRIED MANY YEARS AGO. BUT NOW THE DARK BROWN HIGHLIGHTS ARE JUST BEGINNING TO SHOW THROUGH. BUT I REALLY LIKE BEING SO DARK AND SO MY HUSBAND HAS NOW GOT USED TO HIS NEW WIFE.

LETS HOPE SOON IT WILL BE HIS SLIM DARK WIFE!!!!!!!!!

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RHIPEA76 4/6/2010 3:05PM

    HAHA!

What's funny is that we ALL would have pulled out our most sincere little compliments for you!

"OMG, it's so...different! But CUTE, though!"

Good one, girl :)

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GOLDEELOCKS 4/6/2010 10:18AM

    LM*O....it actually looks like its on backwards. emoticon

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ASHSCHULTZ 4/6/2010 10:10AM

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TRABOLD8567 4/6/2010 12:34AM

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LAMOURA 4/5/2010 10:00PM

    emoticon to funny you had me going!!

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JUSTFOXXY 4/5/2010 9:55PM

    That is a horrible wig! But a great joke. Love your sense of humor.

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JAXX06 4/5/2010 9:41PM

    That was a good laugh! Thank you. emoticon

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WISHICOULDFLY 4/5/2010 9:26PM

    Oh. My. God. I am SO GLAD this was a joke. Seriously. :)

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BAMBAM87 4/5/2010 8:18PM

    lol i was thinking no way..

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ELLEBE725 4/5/2010 7:34PM

    Too funny!!! Thanks for making us laugh!!

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ELLEBE725 4/5/2010 7:33PM

    Too funny!!! Thanks for making us laugh!!

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LUVMYTHREE1S 4/5/2010 7:28PM

    Awesome, you had me going there for sure! You def look much better with your dark hair anyways!!

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MYLIDDLEDALLAS 4/5/2010 7:20PM

    lol! I was about to say, that's gray, not blonde!

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RENEENAE0220 4/5/2010 5:50PM

    Funny funny funny......You are a creative one now aren't you! emoticon

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ANNABELLA007 4/5/2010 4:27PM

    You had me! I was feeling very sorry for you. emoticon

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KAYBEEINCC 4/5/2010 4:18PM

    I was gonna say, it kinda doesn't go with your face. Kinda totally wrong. I was going to say, how well do you know this woman (stylist)?!? yikes! good one!

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MASE72 4/5/2010 4:17PM

    very funny

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KBCBRETIRE 4/5/2010 3:05PM

  You got us! Thanks for the chuckles!

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CCBULLDOG 4/5/2010 1:35PM

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LN7777 4/5/2010 1:24PM

    LOL

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SQERLYGIRL 4/5/2010 1:22PM

    Very funny!

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EAV0503 4/5/2010 1:03PM

    HAHA! That's awesome! Great Blog!

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LUCKYONE60 4/5/2010 12:54PM

    Oh, you had me going and I thought I'd have to compose some sort of "Well, it'll grow out (hopefully fast!)" email. Thanks for the laugh!

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ORIMOVUO2 4/5/2010 12:27PM

    nice one. you had me open mouthed at the transformation!

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EYEONGOAL 4/5/2010 12:06PM

    You got me for a moment, because I've really been there. I have dark brown hair and asked for highlights. My hair ended up cantaloupe colored and I didn't have time to stay to have it fixed. I had company that night (embarrassing) and then I had to have it dyed the next morning. That goodness I didn't trust that hairdresser to cut it too.

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TONISTRELEC 4/5/2010 11:39AM

    Even though I read this a little late it was still funny
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JBARBER1953 4/5/2010 9:10AM

    You are way tooo funny!!!

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TRAVELNISTA 4/5/2010 7:55AM

    emoticon You really had me going. Sorry but this is how far behind I am in my reading of blogs. You are so funny!

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LINDABENEDICT 4/5/2010 6:15AM

    too funny !

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