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October 14: Day 40 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 18 minutes of fitness today -- only 10 more days to hit 50 in a row!

Today's Highlights
Whew again I'm just now getting over this crazy long cold. Have been doing very light fitness minutes with things like mini-trampoline in the sun and stretching.

We're working on building something very very cool for SparkPeople had a great meeting about it this week!

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Here's a great "aww" post from a SparkPeople Mom!

ms0669 has just submitted a new topic.

Title: Best compliment I've heard all year !!

Message: This afternoon my 6 1/2 year old walked up to me, gave me a big
hug and said " I can really tell you have lost weight and that your getting
thinner". I asked him how he could tell, figuring that he was only
repeating comments he has overheard from other people. But he surprised me
when he said "your not as squishy when I hug you".... that was my big AWWW
moment and so glad I decided to start making healthy and smart choices back
in March !!

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I hope you had a great day! Did you get at least 10 minutes of fitness? What's your highlight?

SparkCheers!
Chris (SparkGuy)
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MUCHMORETOLIFE 10/18/2011 6:26AM

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THEIS58 10/18/2011 4:49AM

    Hate that surgery got in the way of this challenge for me... Should be back at it in a week or so.

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LESLIESENIOR 10/18/2011 12:20AM

    Chris,
Thank you for sharing your personal goals and streaks with us all. I have been very consistent with my jog/walking. (I used to call it walk/jogging....but now my jogging has exceeded my walking). My stress echo treadmill test last week proved to be a great advertisement for Sparkpeople. I freaked the cardiologists out. I've had two heart attacks (20 years ago), a hip replacement, and I'm a recovering alcoholic of 10 years. They couldn't believe the great shape I am in for my age. I credit Sparkpeople and consistency to the dramatic improvement.

Again, thank you for being a supreme motivator. You have enhanced my health and vitality.
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DWILCZKO 10/18/2011 12:07AM

  great job!

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CLOVER2 10/17/2011 10:46PM

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RDELONG0 10/17/2011 10:42PM

    i'm on day 40. i'm slowly getting smaller and loosing weight. its a great goal.

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LOSINGITALL4ME 10/17/2011 8:44PM

    Thanks for motivating me to at least do 10 minutes a day!!!

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BRAVEHEART4ME 10/17/2011 8:24PM

  Good job!

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BARBIE779 10/17/2011 4:35PM

    emoticonI've been trying to do more, but making sure I do at least 10 minutes a day.

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COACHKRYSTIE 10/17/2011 4:02PM

    Go Chris Go!! You're doing so fantastic!!

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WADHA1973 10/17/2011 3:22PM

  way to go

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NYARAMULA 10/17/2011 2:39PM

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LADYRH 10/17/2011 1:30PM

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HAKAPES 10/17/2011 12:15PM

    That's a streak! But what about the 1000 days streak, are you still on? I started in May, and I'm still rockin'!

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CATANTIGO 10/17/2011 9:35AM

    There's no reason I can't do 10 minutes a day too. Hope you feel better soon.

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 10/17/2011 8:59AM

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MAKINYEMI 10/17/2011 8:50AM

  You go girl.

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NORASH3 10/17/2011 5:59AM

    Glad you are feeling much better.
Looking forward to the new plans for S/P.
It's amazing how the little ones notice change.
Keep on that streak... emoticon work!
emoticon Have a jesus filled week!
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TURKEYCALLER 10/17/2011 4:09AM

    Terrific post and I love the comment your child made on your new figure!

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THEIS58 10/17/2011 3:01AM

    Working on it!

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DOLLFACEDX 10/16/2011 9:03PM

    Chris,

Good 2 hear ur feeling better. . .& keeping with ur program tho u don't feel well is very inspiring 8-)

Can't wait 2 c what ya'll r cooking up!!!

Dolly
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CGARR442 10/16/2011 5:37PM

    I look forward to hearing about the big news!
I hope you feel better soon!

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GOING-STRONG 10/16/2011 3:00PM

    Can hardly wait to hear what news you have up your sleeve... Looking forward to it!

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SHERRY666 10/16/2011 2:01PM

    emoticonCHRIS..... YOUR ON A GREAT STEAK.... THANKS FOR SHARING THE MOM STORY....

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JANETRIS 10/16/2011 12:55PM

    Hope you are better soon! Sometimes I'm not sure if I feel worse from being sick or from skipping the workout!....hmmmmm.... emoticon

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PROBIE1 10/16/2011 11:42AM

    I have been walking 1 1/2 to 2 miles every day.I started doing this about 2 weeks ago. The weather has been very co operative. Yesterday and today I have been helping my husband build fence panels. It feels so good to be active again.

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NEW1964 10/16/2011 9:25AM

    Not on the 14 but on the 15 I did really well. Planted two trees which involved a lot of digging, hauling heavy items (trees, soil, mulch, 100 ft rubber hose), bending, squatting, and loading/transporting mulch. Did I say that my yard is tiered so I had to go up and down 4 steps hauling this stuff?

Whew! I am out of shape and had to take breaks but I got it done.

Bummer, it's raining today so putting down the remaining yard of mulch is not going to happen emoticon

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CAROLDEDOO 10/16/2011 8:02AM

    Reading your post, I thought I'd joined this Team before. So, when I checked my progress said I'd started week 4/4 back in June, 20TEN! but apparently never finished.

So, I left the Team to start week 1 again. emoticonI'm aiming for the four week streak...well, maybe I'll first aim for a ONE week streak...LOL

Keep on Sparking!

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GOANNA2 10/16/2011 6:56AM

    emoticonCongrats on your streak.
I did 65 minutes of yoga and a 20 minute walk today.

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ANEWLORI 10/15/2011 10:35PM

    Congrats on your streak - hope you feel better soon!! Thanks for sharing that story.....too cute...hoping to experience something like that myself one day!

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LESSISMORE2010 10/15/2011 10:14PM

    Hope you're feeling better!

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SLOPOKE_SAL 10/15/2011 9:48PM

    emoticon on your 40 day mark. I used the new friend finder suggestion for me and found a good match.. emoticon

Walked for 30 minutes and did upper body exercises today

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LUVS2BIKE101 10/15/2011 7:11PM

    emoticon Chris!
You are an inspiration to me. Today I completed 25 minutes of strength training and a 3.5 mile power walk/hike in the park.
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PARAEAST 10/15/2011 7:06PM

    Congrats to you.
I walked today with my dog for 65 minutes, dug up canases and we have not had water for over 1 month, so I wet the ground first, and that made the difference.
I worked in and out of the house getting ready for winter.
Sounds like you are doing great!
Thank you so much for Spark People, I've kept my weight off now for 1 year and 3 months! Thank you so much!

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FIREPROOF30 10/15/2011 6:32PM

  Yeah, I'm working on just exercising five times a week. I'm on a plan from Bodybuilding.com to lose a little fat and gain a little muscle. Way to stay with it, man! Keep going!

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KERRYG155 10/15/2011 6:32PM

    I had to show my drivers license when I went to the gym and since I had lost 130 lbs before my grandson was born, when he took the license for the kids club he would say 'was this my fat grandma and now you're my skinny grandma?' I loved it. My husband did comment when he could more than just clasp his hands behind my back but he wasn't thrilled about it. :-(

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EBEAMS 10/15/2011 6:30PM

    Congrats on your streak! And we did get our exercise today! My husband and I ran our first 10K today. Our unofficial time is 60 mins ... and we ran the whole thing! Life is good!

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KARIDIAN1 10/15/2011 6:11PM

    Nice when someones notices!

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LAURALOVESSPARK 10/15/2011 6:05PM

    Great job on getting your fitness in even if you weren't feeling good!
That was a cute story!
Hope you feel better soon. emoticon emoticon

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MISSM66 10/15/2011 5:22PM

    emoticon Chris emoticon emoticon I did 125 minutes of fitness today and I feel great,I can't wait to see what you have coming for Spark People, have a wonderful weekend emoticon emoticon emoticon

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October 7: Day 33 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

Friday, October 07, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 10 minutes of fitness today

Today's Highlights
Whew I'm still trying to get over this "strep throat light" today just did a light 10 minutes of bouncing on the mini-trampoline in the sunshine.

Feel like tomorrow could be a much better day. Went and saw my acupuncturist again today and liked the treatment again.


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JennyBaker247 has just submitted a new topic.

Title: Still going strong

Message: I''ve managed to lose 31.10kg''s so far, with 22.9kg''s to go. Woo Hoo!!! How have I done this? By sticking to healthy choices, drinking water and moving my butt!

Life is so much better already! I''m proud of what I have accomplished, albeit with the help of God. When I look in the mirror, I am not hating what I see.

My family is ecstatic!
The compliments are flying.
My legs and my feet are sooooo grateful, lol.

Spark People, you are all amazing! It is so much easier to live a healthier lifestyle with all your support and the fantastic articles that you have to help you in every area. I can''t thank you enough!


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I hope you had a great day! Did you get at least 10 minutes of fitness? What's your highlight?

SparkCheers!
Chris (SparkGuy)
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CODEDEE 10/13/2011 8:50PM

    Ok, I am new to this site so I will try my hradest to keep up and take part in challenges. so today I have decided that I will do 10 minutes per day of some exercise and I will drink 8 glasses of water. wish me luck especially with those eight glasses. Success here I come kicking and pulling. emoticon

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KARMEL_QUEEN10 10/13/2011 2:27PM

    I am a new member & I have been sticking to the 10 mins of walking on the treadmill this week.

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YULLABELLE 10/12/2011 4:45PM

    Today is my first day as a member but I am taking the 10 minute challenge. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/11/2011 9:13PM

    Hope you are feeling better.

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SHERRYBETH84 10/8/2011 6:58PM

    Ten minutes a day. I now have a new goal to add to my 8 glasses of water. Ten is doable. Thanks.

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3HOUSTONS 10/8/2011 4:06PM

    Today my highlight will be getting lots of steps in. At a chess tournament working so lots of walking between computer and floor and of course there is the set up and the breakdown. I like the steps since I have been missing the steps and exercise at the gym due to other things but trying to keep a good out look on that part. Also a big Woo Hoo to me. I dropped my insulin another 5mg!! YEAH and thank you so much SparkPeople. Could not do this without you!!! Oh and sharing my new SparkPeople Cookbook here also. It is awesome. Guess I have lots of highlights today.

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GOANNA2 10/8/2011 1:47AM

    I hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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NELLIEC 10/7/2011 11:50PM

    I did get even more than 10 minutes. I haven't added all of them yet, so I don't know exactly how many yet.

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October 3: Day 29 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

Monday, October 03, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 18 minutes of fitness today

Today's Highlights
Today's highlight was doing getting a light workout in even though I am sick (caught a cold/sore throat from the boys getting something at school). It actually felt good doing 10 minutes on the exercise bike and then stretching and drinking water (my guess is it's probably good for you to stretch and drink water while you are sick, interesting question).


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Here's a fun post from the site today!

piusabby has just submitted a new topic.

Title: I am Overweight...Wow!!

Message: Now being overweight is anathema to most...but I am super excited when SP proclaimed me as overweight today!! Why? Coz when I started out I was class II obese and thru almost 2 months of consistent eating and exercising I am OVERWEIGHT...and I could not be happier!!!!!

I know I have miles to go before I reach the end of the tunnel ... but every journey starts with the first step and being "overweight" is MY first step...my kids think I am weird that I am so excited about being overweight...but I know all of you out there will understand the importance of achieving the smaller goals!

So power to all those who dropped a dress size, a stone, an lb...anything at all that says emoticon emoticon

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I hope you had a great day! Did you get at least 10 minutes of fitness? What's your highlight?

SparkCheers!
Chris (SparkGuy)
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BMCOLLEY 10/13/2013 10:46PM

    I hate surprises--tell me now what it is.

Bettie

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LALDRICH31 10/4/2011 9:42PM

    I know I get better faster when I exercise while being sick...ok so it wasn't my choice to do it and you got to be able to get out of bed first but it did help.

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GEMINI-SKY 10/4/2011 10:22AM

    I, too, am now Overweight and Proud to be there. My Journey has been Awesome Thanks to SP.

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LINDALOVALLE1 10/4/2011 7:51AM

  After returning home from the hospital, my wife signed me up with Spark People.. Just now getting aquainted with the fitness program, but have lost nearly 8 lbs. since last Thursday.. Drinking lots of water, and sticking to my diet plan. Hanging in there to reach my goals.. Have a great day...

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NELLIEC 10/4/2011 12:49AM

    Certainly drinking water is good when you are sick. Stretching sounds good too just to get those muscles relieved somewhat. I know at the end of the day, I do some stretching before I go to bed, and even a little while lying in bed where I feel the muscles not relaxing well in the bed.

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OREGON-CLASSIC 10/3/2011 11:46PM

  Do you just do 10 minutes of cardio or a combo of strength training/cardio. I'm very impressed. And I totally get the excitement about being overweight! Congrats to you:) emoticon

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September 28: Day 24 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 36 minutes of fitness today

Today's Highlights
Today's highlight was doing a 1 hour online presentation to a bunch of SparkPeople members for the SparkPeople LIVE program. It was fun to see so many excited members together from around the world!


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Here's a fun blog from the site today!
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I hope you had a great day! Did you get at least 10 minutes of fitness? What's your highlight?

SparkCheers!
Chris (SparkGuy)
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JAMER123 10/25/2014 12:24AM

    emoticon emoticon 35 mins of pool activity.

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JANETRIS 10/1/2011 9:54AM

    Thanks for all you do emoticon emoticon

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 9/29/2011 9:26AM

    90 minutes of exercise with my trainer. Now I'm on my own til Monday night when he and I will work together again. I work out for over an hour every day - different muscle groups. emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 9/29/2011 7:21AM

    Went for a walk outside in the nice Autumn weather.

Wendy emoticon

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GOANNA2 9/29/2011 6:26AM

    I went to a Body BAlance class at the gym
and I was so unfit. It felt good though and
I will keep going.

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3HOUSTONS 9/28/2011 11:50PM

    I enjoyed the presentation. Was so excited that I actually went to the gym and did 25 minutes of cycling before the meeting and then back to the gym for 40 minutes on the treadmill. Thank you for the inspiration!!

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RETIREDAT60 9/28/2011 11:40PM

    My highlight for the day was a walk in the morning (one hour) and a swim in the afternoon (30 minutes). I love it when I get both in.


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MOSTMOM1 9/28/2011 11:32PM

    The meeting was great! Thanks so much for offering it. I got my exercise in today: elliptical, strength training, and hOOping.
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September 27: Day 23 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 20 minutes of fitness today

Today's Highlights
Today's highlight was meeting some great people at Health 2.0 and getting to spread the spark about SP!


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I sent this to our team today this was a compilation of a bunch of email notices that were in my inbox this morning. I can't say how amazing it is to see so many stories like this posted to the site literally every day. We're all doing something amazing!

STRONGWARRIOR1
9/27/2011 7:17:48 AM
I'm finally a non smoker thanks to the support on Spark People. Thank You.

MARTHA503
9/26/2011 9:32:45 PM
Thank you for helping me rethink fitness. I finally see measurable results for by back and belly. I'm finally up to five mile walks and my at home ten minute exercise routine is no longer hit or miss. I'm grateful for your dedication to helping others. May kndness and mercy find a home in your life.

NOTE FROM CVRONEK:
Thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do! My daughter and I are so grateful. How can we ever return your kindness?

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Message: I ran my first 10K on Sunday (with about 7500 other people) and finished with a PR of 59:37! It was a great day and I am glad I did it!

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Title: Down 50 pounds!

Message: I am down 50 pounds and I am feeling wonderful. Swimming has changed my life.

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MegMegMeg3 has just submitted a new topic.

Title: I exercised today!

Message: I am very new to exercising and its been hard to get started due to fibromyalgia but I danced like a wild woman for 10 minutes. Put on Gloria Gaynor and Sister Sledge songs and just danced. I have now rhythm whatsoever so I just moved and it was fun and I felt happy. I have about 150 lbs to lose so this was a big deal to get me started. :)
Meg

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How was your day? Did you get at least 10 minutes of fitness? What's your highlight?

SparkCheers!
Chris (SparkGuy)
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BMCKEOW1 9/28/2011 1:52PM

    I over did it and tried to do the Insanity work out. I got about 30 minutes in and thought I was dying. I don't think I'm quiet there yet, but at least I tried. Think I'll keep it but go back to my normal fitness program, until I'm ready to kick it's butt.

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GOANNA2 9/28/2011 2:16AM

    Yes, I did an hour of Tai Chi preceded by a 15 minute
walk to get there and then an hour's walk afterwards.
Woo Hoo, I feel great today... emoticon

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