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Morning Run - DONE.

Saturday, August 09, 2008


Got to bed probably by 1:45AM... got up 5:30, was running by 6:05, got back to work at 6:35. :D YAY!

ALLLLmost 3 miles. So that's awesome. :D 10:06 per mile -- SO CLOSE to my goal of 10min miles for a 5K distance -- just a TINY bit faster and a TINY bit longer and I would have nailed it. But I must admit I'm pretty stoked about being that close. :D WOOHOO! Especially for getting up so early after staying out so late and all that good stuff.

That's it really.

Last night was fun, BTW.

OH, there was this one guy... (the guest of honor actually)... who kept calling me a hottie and giving my husband a hard time saying I was too pretty for him and all this crap. It's KIND of an inside joke, because he was giving this other dude at their office a hard time about that once and he apparently told everyone that he thinks I'm out of his league (my husband said this I mean) and so anyway. It wasn't TOTALLY awkward, but it was still kinda awkward (while also flattering).

This other girl that I met like... last year when I was not halfway through losing 100lbs yet even... she was like, "You look SO SKINNY. I mean REALLY. Like skinny skinny" I was like... Thanks? :D HAHA cause she meant it as a compliment. Then she was like, let me see your shoulders, and she came over and put her hands on my shoulders and was like, FEEL YOUR SHOULDERS. Now feel mine. And I was like, wow my shoulders are bony. HAHAHA

It was weird.

But these people were both very drunk.

(As were most of the party, except my husband and I because we don't drink... so that always makes for amusement. :) hahaha)



I had a burger. A big big burger w/ bacon and BBQ sauce and cheese, and I added an onion ring, and ate a couple on the side, and gave a couple to my husband. We were actually going to order an appetizer too (we discussed it before, but were going to order it later), but we ended up leaving that place to go someplace else, and it's a good thing, because I was really full and did NOT need any other food and yay, I didn't eat anything else. My DH even stopped on the way home to get something for himself and I declined any additional food. WOOHOO. So splurge meal managed.


One more to go through. :D I'm excited, actually.

Well, back to work.

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MARLIE13 8/11/2008 6:20PM

    Woohoo!! See you ARE a rockstar. A skinny shouldered one with amazing talents for running while sleep deprived. I'm jealous! You're doing so awesome. Keep it up!!

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SKYFYRE 8/11/2008 5:30AM

    Well sounds like everyone is impressed with your commitment and taking notice to the changes in your body. I am sure that they meant their comments in a nice way, even though they said it in a drunk way! You deserved the slurge, and quite honestly after a bunch of flatter it is like you've been given a carte blanche to eat what ever you want since you are so darn skinny!

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TRECECOOKS 8/10/2008 4:32PM

    You did great!! Sorry that guy was such a jerk.
When we quit drinking, and went to a party, it was amazing to watch how stupid and awful people can be. But it was still nice that she like your shoulders. . .

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/9/2008 8:49PM

    Yeah seriously drunk people can be really funny. They can also be reeeeaaaally inappropriate, as you know. Lol. I always love being the sober one though so I can tell people the silly things they did after they recover, hahaha! Of course the only people that drink around me these days are the ones that know they're limits and therefore don't do stupid drunk things. Luckily they do silly sober things all the time and that makes up for it (hubby I'm looking at you, LOL)!

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LUCKY8GAL 8/9/2008 5:56PM

    Thats great. You control the food, the food doesn't control you! I think you look great! emoticon

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SLCOLMAN 8/9/2008 1:06PM

    Awesome job on both fronts!

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MOM2ACAT 8/9/2008 12:38PM

    You are doing great! It sounds like all that running is giving you some great endurance!

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BRUIN2 8/9/2008 10:40AM

    YOU ROCK!!!!!

Running *before* work, *after* a late night out?!? You're my hero!!!!

And I'm so happy that you splurged on a burger - maybe it'll fatten you up a bit. BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAH - as Amee would say, "ROFLMBO". Just joking, of course!! Glad you've got bony shoulders! hahaha.

Happy Saturday!

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Silly People

Friday, August 08, 2008

Got woken up this morning by some ridiculous girl (remember Speedy from Runner's Yoga? Well she worked with my DH...) calling to yell at my DH for "telling lies" about her. WHAT?!?!?!? Some people are so insane...

Basically some things got out about some really DUMB stuff she said, and now she's embarrassed and wanted to call him while in front of everyone they work with and call him a liar in front of everyone as some kind of demonstration. ???? Anyway. They all know her so I don't really get the point of that -- beside the fact that he doesn't even work there anymore. It was a summer job in between school semesters.

I mean, if she hadn't woken me up, I'd JUST be laughing about it. But since she woke us up early, it's an irritation as well. :P HAHAHA.

Anyway -- not TOO early. Legs sore from running, upper body sore from ST. Guess I could have done some crunches or something but I decided to take the day off, especially since I'm gonna run again in the AM.

Tonight is the going away party at the bar. Ate a healthy breakfast and will soon be eating a healthy lunch. :D WOOHOO! :D And then whatever nonsense I eat tonight will be filed away under "cheat meal of the week".

So........ So You Think You Can Dance winner. Thoughts? I was kind of shocked about who WASN'T in the top two, but after the top two, the one I wanted of those two ... won. (How's that for commentary without spoiler? :D HAHA)

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SLCOLMAN 8/9/2008 1:04PM

    Gotta love the psychos of the world... LOL - NOT!!!

I hope you enjoyed the cheat meal :)

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CURVES_N_CURLS 8/8/2008 7:29PM

    Some people are such freakin' psychos! :-/

Enjoy that cheat meal... Eat up! :)


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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/8/2008 5:21PM

    Oh okay... cheat meal of the week not cheat meal of the day... hmm. Just kidding, but seriously if anyone has earned a "cheat meal" it is you. I know though if you think that way all the time you could end up going back the way you came. Good way for people to realize that you should never let your guard down and stop thinking about what your putting in your mouth. Its a lifetime habit to stay fit.

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MARLIE13 8/8/2008 4:03PM

    I'm thankful that when I have my dramatic outbursts where I appear to be all of 13 years old...that they aren't nearly as dramatic or insane as that chick's. lol! Sorry you were woken up early by that. Have a super duper weekend!!

I was surprised by the winner as well, but very happy for them too.

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LYNNETH7 8/8/2008 3:41PM

    ahahaha drama.

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LOBO1978_2000 8/8/2008 3:07PM

    Yeah I think that is a crazy person. Calling people out and making a scene. Someone really needs attention in order to do that.

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BRUIN2 8/8/2008 2:43PM

    I could not BELIEVE Mary's legs. Holy crapola. Guess I should take up ballroom dancing! Who knew?!?

I loved last nights show - so great that they did all of those dances. Oh so wonderful.

As for the winner - good for them. I was surprised with third place...after that I was just enjoying all of the emotions!

Have fun at the par-tay!!

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    Whoa, that is absolutely nuts! Some people don't know where to draw the line.

Have fun at the party tonight!

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

So I got up early and did my long run like I did last week -- I think I LIKE this early morning midweek long run. Most people I guess do theirs on weekends, but for me that was not really working so YAY for trying new things!

It was so tough to get up last week, and same was true this morning, but I mentally did not allow any alternatives.

I got to my running spot and pulled out my MP3 player that I plugged up to charge last night (oh how smart of me! I remembered to charge it, yay!) annnd... it was dead. I dunno what happened, I didn't really check to see it say charging so maybe the cable was not quite connected *shrug*. BLAST!!!

So.... I RAN ANYWAY. YES. I braved a LONG RUN with NO MUSIC. This is very unlike me because I LOVE music so much and it is what I cling to sometimes while running to ge tme through. But -- I ended up with a better time AGAIN for this route of 5.15 miles. :) MWAHAHA!

Then I went in the gym and hit my Upper Body again for some ST, showered, and went home. And then sat around cuddling myself in my hoodie until it was time to get ready for work. HAHAHA I was not feeling so hot. But I ate, I drank water, I feel better now. Been having some slight congestion lately, on top of TOM etc... so I think that's all it was. And post run come down. I went to the library before I came home so that was all while I was still feeling the good stuff :D HAHAHA.

Got a new book to read called "Hot Point Fitness". No idea what it's about, but I like reading about different fitness ideas so I'll let you know if it's any good. Also got some good fiction to read -- Orson Scott Card "Homebody" and Chuck Pahlaniuk "Haunted". Still haven't read Fight Club, but they didn't have that. This is the only other one I haven't read (I'm pretty sure) so I'm still pretty psyched about that. I actually put the first few books of the Twilight series on request. :) But I have to wait for someone to check them back in first. So I'm set for the meantime.

I guess that's about it for now. I'm happy about my run. My plan is to run again on Saturday morning before work since I'll be working -- I liked doing that before and that'll get it out of the way for my weekend. :)

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SLCOLMAN 8/8/2008 11:20AM

    I love to read too! Sounds like you got some good ones going right now :) I want to read the Twilight series too but haven't been able to get them.

Have a great weekend!

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MDTWEETY 8/8/2008 10:51AM

    Wow, sounds like an awesome run. Without music?? I couldn't do it. :)
I love books too. And the library. Not much is free anymore these days, so that's why I love it. ;)

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MUSIQLUVER 8/7/2008 10:58PM

    A huge kudos to you for doin' your thing without music (it's hard for me too, b/c I love it so) & also kickin' the run's butt when TOMs in the mix. Geesh! You are a superwoman! :-)

I feel so outta the loop on books. I just can't find the time & nothing that holds my interest much. I'm reading The Bible right now though - in pieces here & there & that holds my attention, but I'm still not a consistent rear. I fear checkin' out books at the library b/c I'd not have enough time to finish them. Geesh! Maybe I'll catch the grown up bug some day & actually be intellectual. I'm a few years behind my actual age. heheehe!

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NATURALLYME126 8/7/2008 10:44PM

    Wow!! That is all I can say about that long ass run you did! You go girl! I remember when you first started running............... now look at you!! You are unstoppable!! I am soooooo proud of you. :)

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CATIATM 8/7/2008 10:18PM

    Did you ever imagine you'd be this strong and committed when you first started? You are HARD CORE, girlie. Good for you!

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    woo hoo!!! i can almost run 3 miles straight. im ecstatic. right now its like im doing HIIT but im almost into a full on run for the entire length.

and yes i love music when i workout too. love it!! what are u listening to?

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/7/2008 5:58PM

    Oh I love having music when I'm doing things, especially cleaning. I don't have my own MP3 player. The hubby has one (he got his and I got a Nintendo DS *blush*) but he usually takes it with him. I can play it from the computer's speakers but after the girlie goes to bed it gets more complicated with long headphone cords and the like, lol.

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MILLER32807 8/7/2008 5:53PM

    Way to go, Dana!!

I'd have crumbled under weakness the moment I realized my music wouldn't work!!! lol

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MARLIE13 8/7/2008 4:19PM

    I'm having to do my long runs (when I do actually do them ;o) on Tuesdays. And I feel the same way about my ipod and music when I run as you do. So how you did it? I don't know! The Twilight series? I had to stop reading books because I don't put them down until they are finished. lol! I wonder if I might teach myself to pace my reading habits. lol! Anyway, I think you're doing a great job. I'm getting back at it and I'm gunna beat you! MWUUHHAHHAA ...maybe. lol!

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LYNNETH7 8/7/2008 3:33PM

    How do you get the motivation to do that stuff in the morning? I need to be awake like AT LEAST 2 hours before I can even conceive of doing exercise. . . that means either waking up at 6 am during next semester, or doing my walks later in the day :(

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ODETOLIFE 8/7/2008 3:31PM

    Girl you are doin good!
You got it goin on!

Thanks again for inspiring me when I "get" there. lol


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BRUIN2 8/7/2008 3:14PM


Awesome long run Dana!!! Isn't it fun to just be with your thoughts sometimes?!?

Make sure to get lots of water in today, you're body will be thirsty after that awesome run!!

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    Right on!!! Great run! sounds fantastic :) my ipod crapped out on me 2 days ago so i have been doing musicless runs the past few days too. I know what you mean about the music gets you through it. im the same way..

and omg TWILIGHT series. LOVE IT! I read the first 3 books in about 2 weeks and then just finished the final one 2 nights ago. its an amazing series :)

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Feeling strong? HAH.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I guess days like yesterday exist to balance days like today.

Woke up way too early. And then the CRAMPS kicked in. OH HELLO, TOM. WELCOME. WAHhhhhhh.

Then I couldn't get back to sleep. So started reading. Read and ATE all morning. Yeah. I ate way too much food for what would be considered a "breakfast" it was like an all morning buffet. Healthy stuff, really. But just too much food. I WILL be within range today. But. I was feeling totally chaotic this morning -- a bit out of control. And so tired. *sigh*

NO excercise either. My legs are sore from sprinting, my upper body and core are recovering from yesterday. I would have pushed my lower body to do some ST but... TOM plus Long Run tomorrow = bad idea. So today will be a 100% off day, which is totally fine with me.

Just not the best day.

Oh and I come to work and learn that I get to arrange for a pizza lunch reward tomorrow and a management dinner this weekend. And I got that done so, *PHWEW*. :D That was a relief. But it also means there's pizza tomorrow, a going away dinner at a bar (so the food as ALL fried stuff), and another dinner out the next day. WHAT A FAB ending to the week, yes??? And all at the perfect time -- TOM when I'm totally ravenous! SUPER. HAHAHA. I will plan for the pizza, bar will be a splurge day, and dinner out will be a planned extravagance. I've looked up the menu for where we're going and think it will definitely be manageable to find something reasonably healthy. Pizza I can fit into my ranges because I KNOW I won't eat too much (if I did I'd be stealing food from co-workers ;) haha) and I'll bring a salad or something to supplement it. And the bar -- it's gonna be disastrous. I will try to manage HOW MUCH I eat, but I am fairly confident a healthy choice is not going to be an option.

I feel good about my plan to tackle these obstacles. :) And not deprived either. :D YAY.

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SLCOLMAN 8/8/2008 11:17AM

    I love how you are handeling these challenges!

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/7/2008 1:14PM

    Still sound strong to me emoticon

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RUTHIEBABY1 8/7/2008 11:18AM

    way to plan ahead when you know its gonna be a challenge! i need to take these steps. this week is my family reunion week, and its really too good home cooked meals every night that i can't say no to, so i volunteer to bring the fruits and veggies. last nights chicken enchilada was really good. i had to physically stop myself from getting seconds. lol! emoticon

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MILLER32807 8/7/2008 7:50AM

    I had TOM last week, and I had those uncontrollable munchies ALL DAY LONG!!! It is horrible! WHY does TOM have to be connected to our eating habits. And I seem to never get full then either.

Good plan for the eating out... hope that works for you. I'm bad about making a plan, then totally ignoring it. I get out, see the food others are eating and say "why not?" Not smart, huh?

Hope you enjoyed your rest from exercise. I know you'll be back on track with eating and exercise. You somehow manage to have your "free" days, and still jump right back into your program :)

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    Ugh. My TOM showed up early Saturday morning... on my anniversary! I have a love/hate relationship with TOM... glad no more babies right now (2 is keeping me quite busy), but YUCKY feeling and crampy and grumpy. Ugh. This too shall pass! And my friend's nutritionist told her that you actually burn more calories on the first day of TOM! Yeah! That may lift your spirits? :-)

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    let's see i leave tomorrow for vacation and tom comes sunday. i bet you can see where this is going - lol. way to plan though!

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SKYFYRE 8/6/2008 7:34PM

    Sometimes I feel like we are walking through a food mine-field! Don't step on one Dana! You can do it and you will be STRONG!!! Ok, that said I have been particularly naught the past 3 days leading up to TOM and not it's here and,... still naughty :( I even ate MSG, what was I thinking?!?! Be strong, it is so ugly here! Haha!

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BLAZEGRRL 8/6/2008 7:09PM

    Doesn't having a plan make you feel so much more level-headed going into that?!?! Enjoy your treats and in a couple days you'll be good as new :D

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LYNNETH7 8/6/2008 6:27PM

    I feel exactly the same way... Pushed myself hard last night and cramps this morning, blah! Is it tomorrow yet?

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MDTWEETY 8/6/2008 6:25PM

    Yay for plans!! I must say, I'm not great with making a good plan when it comes to such situations. :)

These days happen to all of us. I had one just this week. Yesterday I think or Monday.

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MARLIE13 8/6/2008 6:08PM

    I just have to say that I'm SO GLAD IT'S YOU this week and not me. I couldn't deal with that right now AND with TOM? You're a rockstar. I'm treading water. gulpsputtersputter. lol! Ok, I'll be fine...I just wish I would hurry up. I ate and read this morning too...but only my "scheduled" oatmeal. No more slackerism!!

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Feeling Strong

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

So I did my sprints this morning -- HURRAH! :D

What a fun/torturous event speed work is -- I love it at times and hate it at times, and all within the same workout or thinking about the same workout. There are some moments when I'm sprinting that I'm like WEEEEEEEEEEEE FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Feel the air rushing past!!! And other moment that I'm thinking about *HUFF*HUFF*HUFF* RUNNING FAST IS FOR THE BIRDS. *OW* Am I DONE YET?!?

Eh. HAHA I really do love it in the end.

Also did upper body and core ST.

Food is good. Except for the Red Hots. But otherwise, doing well. :) Looking forward to making that awesome rice tonight to have with some tilapia. WOOHOO! :D

Really feeling ready to keep the ST at a higher level -- no more ST slackerism!!!

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/6/2008 4:14PM

    Yeah I don't do running, I haven't since gym in high school and I was forced to do that to pass. Lol. Everyone has their thing though, and running is yours. I have yet to find my thing. I've tried a lot of different exercises, mostly videos which for the most part I hate. I just can't stand the way most of them talk. Like Denise Austin looks like she is on something. Billy Blanks doesn't seem to know his own strength, he does this one move called the "horse stance" and tells you to just stand that way for a couple of minutes and at my fitness level I can barely stand that way at all! I did this yoga video for a little while but they would do these poses that just didn't seem humanly possible to me and she was just all sweet telling me that this should feel "so good" and I wanted to yell at her to shut up. Lol, but anyway, I think I would really enjoy swimming but I can't get the nerve up at this point to put myself in a bathing suit or to go in the pool around strangers. As I don't have my own pool, this may have to wait for me to test my theory.

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    how long do you do your sprints for? i have the same feeling about them. its a love hate relationship for me. lol

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CATIATM 8/6/2008 8:22AM

    Whoo hoo! Yay for activity! I'm still sick, so my activity is mainly trudging from the sofa to the bathroom ... but I do overhead press ups along the way, just to pretend I'm still in the game. emoticon

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WHATAGRL42 8/6/2008 12:20AM

    My God! Sprints. I haven't sprinted since HS (I ran track: my events were the 400 meter and the 400 relay). My best time at the 400 was 63 seconds. Not bad. But the idea of sprinting now? I guess I should try it sometime; see if my body would even respond to the brain's command to run my fastest. Anyway, I'm glad you saw the humor in Ellen's only gay friend to be the one to pull off a "furniture prank"! Ellen said it actually looked good. hahaha!

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BRUIN2 8/5/2008 10:23PM

    Red hots? You mean candy?

Hey, how's the sodium intake going?

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LYNNETH7 8/5/2008 9:46PM

    Awesome. You rock. I can't wait til I can sprint :P

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CURVES_N_CURLS 8/5/2008 9:18PM

    I can TOTALLY relate to your bittersweet attitude toward the speed work, woman!

Lucky for me, I have this little doctor-prescribed 9-month break from it... He he he! ;-)


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SLCOLMAN 8/5/2008 8:45PM

    WOO HOO on the ST!!!!

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