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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/26/2015 8:45:02 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/26/2015 8:19:23 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    I am with my oldest son and daughter-in-law in Columbia, SC. He is a Drill Sgt at Ft. Jackson and she is 8 months pregnant with my Granddaughter who shall be named Maeva Elaine. Bless his heart, he just got a load of privates so didn't get home until 5:00 am. He doesn't have to be back until 5:00 am... Read more

  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    11/25/2015 9:59:40 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Words of wisdom

    11/25/2015 7:31:05 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Ugh

    11/24/2015 9:47:53 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Bad day. Not going to dwell. Tomorrow is another day. I GOT THIS. No...Really. ... Read more

  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    11/24/2015 6:13:07 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Faith

    11/24/2015 7:32:45 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Monday Pun Fun =)

    11/23/2015 8:49:04 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • SparkCoach Assignment

    11/23/2015 2:35:25 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    In one word how do I feel today? CONTROLLED... Read more

  • Don't worry

    11/23/2015 7:30:18 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Anniversary Dates?

    11/22/2015 8:08:01 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Not sure what's up, but last night and today, I suddenly got EXTREMELY emotional and irritable. My poor boyfriend was like, "What is up with you?" Still not sure, but I think it might be anniversary dates. Those are "triggers" that cause feelings to come up from past experiences and you may not e... Read more

  • Moving forward

    11/22/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Sunday's Smile =)

    11/22/2015 1:33:37 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Silly Saturday =)

    11/21/2015 2:20:41 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Wow - Clarity is SUCH an Amazing Thing

    11/21/2015 10:04:31 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    I haven't missed a day of exercise in....well, weeks. Yesterday was the first time in awhile that I didn't start the day with exercise. I was just sitting here feeling very anxious and a little emotional - for no particular reason. Well, DUH. There is a reason - NO EXERCISE. I haven't felt ha... Read more

  • Thanks

    11/21/2015 9:31:20 AM, by MARCYLA

    I thought today would be a good day for giving thanks. I am thankful for my in-laws for helping my family with my crappy car and money towards Christmas for my kids, as my husband lost his job a while ago.... Read more

  • Friday

    11/20/2015 7:25:22 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Exhausted. Was able to work only 8 hours so that was nice. Had dinner out with my love. Have a gig tomorrow. First day I can remember in a long time that I didn't exercise, but I'm so tired. Chilling now and going to get a good night's sleep. Have a great weekend! I GOT THIS.... Read more

  • Feline Friday =^..^=

    11/20/2015 9:34:00 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Actions

    11/20/2015 7:23:17 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Thursday's Thought =)

    11/19/2015 10:53:48 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Faith

    11/19/2015 7:27:03 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Late Afternoon STRESSIES

    11/19/2015 5:53:14 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Not going to call it MUNCHIES because I'm making sure I'm not hungry. Days like the last two are a struggle just about 3:30 because I'm on the run CONSTANTLY, on the phone CONSTANTLY, in the car doing home visits CONSTANTLY, and stressing because my documentation is behind, did I check on this?, di... Read more

  • Mom and i talked and i'm doing better

    11/19/2015 4:41:58 AM, by MISSA526

    We talked and she realized that what I need is support not a police officer. All is well now. I'm working like crazy at physical therapy, there and at home 🙀oh my aching muscles! But my knee is doing so much better! 😃💖!! I just can't get over how out of shape I am. But I am very determine... Read more

  • Ditto

    11/18/2015 9:06:33 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    What I said yesterday.. But more. I GOT THIS.... Read more

  • Involuntary Hiatus...

    11/18/2015 6:28:37 PM, by DREDZONE71

    Hello again, everyone! Long time; no I was very sick for awhile and wound up in the hospital for nearly 2 weeks. I had a simple respitory infection, which became a series of infections in my sinuses, ears and lungs - crazy! Then, while I was IN the hospital, I caught Merca! Anywa... Read more

  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    11/18/2015 10:05:38 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • A little motivation

    11/18/2015 7:27:45 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • A Day in the Life....

    11/17/2015 8:12:33 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    ...of a social worker. In one day - child sexual abuse, domestic violence, animal cruelty, extreme filth, emotional abuse, suicide, inappropriate discipline, drug-exposed infant, and homelessness. No wonder I'm fried..... I GOT THIS.... Read more

  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    11/17/2015 10:44:43 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Love this

    11/17/2015 7:17:01 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Almost Level 18!

    11/16/2015 8:25:47 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Just need a little over 70 points! That's pretty cool. It's a real motivator for me. I love getting the team digests on Sundays. Of the 5 teams I'm in, I'm almost always in the top five for both spark points AND fitness minutes! Plus I really make sure I EARN those Sparkpoints. It would be eas... Read more

  • Monday Pun Fun =)

    11/16/2015 10:12:22 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

    A friend of mine tried to annoy me with bird puns, but I soon realized that toucan play at that game.... Read more

  • Keep moving forward

    11/16/2015 7:22:12 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Good day

    11/15/2015 9:30:36 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    My day got off to a very slow start. This is day 2 of my vacation. I slept in until 930. Which felt great and was much needed. I ran errands with my mom and then I went to the gym and walked for 20 minutes. That was a hard walk since I had a draining week prior to going on vacation. I made my step ... Read more

  • Holiday Cards!

    11/15/2015 6:06:23 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    I love the tradition of sending and receiving holiday cards. If you want to be included in the fun, please send me a sparkmail with your address so I can send you some holiday cheer! I am so grateful for you all and consider you part of the family of my heart. I GOT THIS.... Read more

  • Sunday's Smile =)

    11/15/2015 2:58:27 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Sunday Update

    11/15/2015 12:40:57 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Great gig last night! Got home and in bed around 3:00 am. Up at 8:35. Still tired, but trying to get motivated. Going to unpack my gear and get my room set back up in a bit, do a little exercise, then do some other work, then chill. Restful Sunday to you all. I GOT THIS. ... Read more

  • Back on track

    11/15/2015 8:50:57 AM, by MARCYLA

    Day one of getting back on track after my vacation. Should be no problem...... Read more

  • Silly Saturday =)

    11/14/2015 3:57:28 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • I Cheated....

    11/14/2015 11:04:15 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    ...but not on food. I cheated by looking at that darned scale! Sheesh. I had made a commitment to only weigh once a month so I'm not so fixated on the numbers but on the results. Well, I got on it thinking...1 pound? 2? Oooh, what if it's 3? And then.... A FOUR POUND GAIN. What the... Read more

  • Trip to New Orleans

    11/14/2015 9:07:08 AM, by MARCYLA

    I had a great time! Though I did not log in to spark people or follow my calories, I walked a lot. It was awesome but I'm glad to be home. Time to get back on track!... Read more

  • Feline Friday =^..^=

    11/13/2015 8:18:09 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • My mom has gone crazy

    11/13/2015 5:15:13 PM, by MISSA526

    She won't let me eat when I'm hungry. It's almost 5 pm and on the 1200 calories side of things I still have 600+ calories! I barely ate yesterday because of a massive puking migraine and now I'm at my boyfriend's starving. He has no food so well have to order in which will take an hour and be full o... Read more

  • Loopy Post Ahead

    11/12/2015 5:28:42 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Took drugs, had dental work done, no panic attacks. Yay. Still loopy though and tired. "Sleeping it off" so I can get back to work tomorrow. In other news, my boyfriend bought me the Shure 58 mic and new boom stand I wanted. I iz spoiled. Yay. I GOT THIS.... Read more

  • Thursday's Thought =)

    11/12/2015 10:10:02 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Least We Forget: Veterans Day 2015

    11/11/2015 10:19:52 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Thank You Veterans!

    11/11/2015 7:53:15 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    My son is a Drill Sergeant in the US Army and I'm so proud of him. Thank you to all of our military and our Veterans. I GOT THIS.... Read more

  • Good Doctor Appointment

    11/10/2015 9:33:17 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    I went to see my cardiologist today. It was time for my 6 month check up for my heart transplant. 15 years and counting. Everything looked good. No medication changes and no new meds!! He was happy to see that I was keeping track of my steps and making it to the gym at least once a week. I have to ... Read more

  • A Special Anniversary - 35 Years of Living Life

    11/10/2015 7:56:26 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    I saw the date on my computer - November 10th - and realized that today is my anniversary. 35 years ago on November 10th, 1980, I was a troubled 18 year old college Freshman, who was so tired of the pain of my life, that I tried to end it. I actually tried for 3 days in a row, taking all kinds of ... Read more

  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    11/10/2015 12:34:58 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Terrific Tuesday

    11/10/2015 5:50:01 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Poor Tuesday. Kind of gets a bum rap - too soon in the week for anyone to get all excited about it. BUT! Today Tuesday gets to be a FRIDAY! Go Tuesday! We have tomorrow off for Veteran's Day. I'm going to work late tonight to get some paperwork caught up, then enjoy tomorrow off. Then....the... Read more

  • Manic Monday

    11/9/2015 8:38:55 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    So much for "I think I'll stay in the office today and catch up on paperwork on this rainy day." Ended up with a new sexual abuse case and hit the ground running, then taught the Monday night children's group for a total of 12 hours with no break. Home now. Ate well, exercised first thing this mo... Read more

  • Monday Pun Fun =)

    11/9/2015 9:55:50 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Sunday's Smile =)

    11/8/2015 10:28:12 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Life

    11/8/2015 9:36:15 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Crazy NC Weather

    11/8/2015 9:07:18 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    It was almost 80 on Friday and so humid you could wash a donkey's butt. Yesterday it was beautiful. Today is overcast, rainy and in the '50's. LOL - welcome North Cackalacky! I'm in my pajama's and my boyfriend's wooly socks with my hair in pig tails. Going to cook a healthy omelette in a few. ... Read more

  • "Being Numb No Longer Suits Me"

    11/7/2015 9:21:29 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    I was reading my new People magazine (don't judge me - lol) and there's an article about Shonda Rhimes. She is the producer of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. She also has lost over 100 pounds and is quite inspirational. A quote from her just really struck me: "Food makes you feel better. It numbs ... Read more

  • Silly Saturday =)

    11/7/2015 5:31:23 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Motivation

    11/7/2015 9:15:50 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Feline Friday =^..^=

    11/6/2015 8:06:05 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Feeling Empowered

    11/6/2015 11:19:25 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Every time I feel like I may not be making progress, I remember where I once was. I couldn't walk without pain. I binged ate carbs several times a day. I only bought clothes because I found something that fit, not because it was what I wanted. I was depressed. I isolated. I was miserable. NOW I have... Read more

  • Court Today and Rockin' Tonight!

    11/6/2015 8:50:33 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Have to testify this morning, then have a new case to initiate. Got a gig tonight! Happy Friday!... Read more

  • Friday

    11/6/2015 7:18:47 AM, by MARCYLA

    What a great week! Today I am extremely thankful for the people I work with. We are a great team! Many of us will be heading to New Orleans for a week. I'm super excited!... Read more

  • Turned down eating lunch out

    11/5/2015 2:07:03 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    i am so proud of myself. My coworkers went out to eat lunch today at Big Daddy's. It is right down the street from the office. I was invited but I declined. I didn't even hesitate and I was very polite about it. I had stopped by the grocery store this morning and had purchased a fruit cup fo... Read more

  • Thursday's Thought =)

    11/5/2015 10:56:29 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Tips

    11/5/2015 7:31:19 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • So In Love

    11/5/2015 7:21:58 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Had a totally blah day yesterday, but having my habits in place carried me through. MANY TIMES there was that voice trying to get me to lapse into old "comfort" habits, but the stronger voice was the one saying, "Don't do it! You'll feel like crap and this mood stuff will get worse!" Very cool to... Read more

  • New start November

    11/4/2015 7:58:15 AM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    October was a horrible month for me. I spent more time on the road than sitting in the office. I didn't make the greatest of eating choices either. I was assigned a case where the court and parents are 3 hours away from where I and the children are. I only have to go there once this month for court... Read more

  • Wednesday

    11/4/2015 7:16:19 AM, by MARCYLA

    Well today I am thankful for my family. Some days they all drive my crazy but they are always there when things are rough.... Read more

  • Feeling the Effects of the Rain

    11/4/2015 5:53:55 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Got up this morning to workout as is now my habit (YAY *Kermit arms*) - but my energy wasn't there. I did my workouts and I do feel better, but I can feel that "mood" thing just under the surface. Not sure if it's hormones, the weather (I HATE RAIN) or what; but it bears acknowledging. Probably ... Read more

  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    11/4/2015 12:12:26 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Office Day

    11/3/2015 8:30:45 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Thankful to have had an almost full day in the office. The life of a social worker is a mixture of VERY important constant contacts to assure that children are safe coupled with VERY important documentation of efforts made to assure that safety. Lots of phone calls, medical/mental health/education... Read more

  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    11/3/2015 12:05:39 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Thankful

    11/3/2015 7:14:57 AM, by MARCYLA

    November, the month of thankfulness.. I am thankful for my kids, my job, and spark people. These all keep me going 😀... Read more

  • Monday Pun Fun =)

    11/2/2015 9:50:07 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • WEIGHT a Minute!

    11/2/2015 7:39:43 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Or how about a month? I read a really good article that came up on my Start page this morning about not obsessing about the scale. I lost a pound this morning and that was all good, but like the article pointed out - there is SO MUCH MORE to use to measure progress. Things like body measurements,... Read more

  • Positive

    11/2/2015 7:15:57 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Resting Today - No, REALLY

    11/1/2015 1:08:10 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    So this weekend was so great. Playing two gigs is quite a bit, but I am still thrilled at my stamina and the obvious benefits I'm feeling from getting back in shape. We got a few pics (bad phone camera on some) but thought I'd share. Hope you all have a restful day! ... Read more

  • Sunday's Smile =)

    11/1/2015 11:12:43 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Halloween

    11/1/2015 8:23:34 AM, by MARCYLA

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    10/31/2015 2:00:47 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Last night was the BOMB! Two things struck me - how NOT tired I was after playing three sets until almost 2:00 am AND the number of guys that hit on me. Of course, everyone wants to meet the band, guys were drinking, etc. - but I don't care! It's fun to feel attractive. Of course, I was quick to... Read more

  • Happy Halloween!!! =D

    10/31/2015 12:16:06 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Happy Halloween!

    10/31/2015 9:08:45 AM, by MARCYLA

    Have a great day everyone! I look forward to taking my kids trick or treating and then watching scary movies with my hubby. ... Read more

  • Feline Friday =^..^=

    10/30/2015 4:47:29 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • I keep on

    10/30/2015 12:20:16 PM, by MIM731

    So this is the deal...Last year I gave working out and dieting everything I had. I joined Curves and worked out each day. I also joined the Curves diet which is actually a very well balanced diet. I wish I could just do the diet and do a different workout. I loved the food and the recipes but ha... Read more

  • Baby steps

    10/30/2015 11:51:14 AM, by MANKIE87

    Still struggling to get to the gym but I am journaling consistently and I am tracking my food consistently. I've been pretty good at staying in my calorie range or slightly above so that's an improvement from where I was one week ago :) Hooray for baby steps! ... Read more

  • Keep the positive thoughts flowing!

    10/30/2015 7:43:06 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Forever Young

    10/30/2015 5:39:25 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    ZEN PIRATES WILL ROCK HALLOWEEN! My band is playing tonight from 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM and then doing it all again at another place tomorrow night! I'm going as a....Pirate! Will post some pics and maybe video if someone takes video. I totally don't have to worry about fitness minutes on days like t... Read more

  • Things are much better now

    10/30/2015 5:26:22 AM, by MISSA526

    Sorry it took me so long to post. The memorial service was beautiful, many people came. We spent that week cleaning and packing up her apartment. My knee gave out on the 3rd day and I had to go to the doctor Tuesday. Another bursa in my knee in another spot. I've had continuous migraines for about ... Read more

  • Everybody's Working for the Weekend!

    10/29/2015 9:08:23 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    It's late and I better get my butt in bed. Worked 12 hours today. Got a full day tomorrow, then gigs both Friday and Saturday nights with Zen Pirates. Rock on everyone! I GOT THIS.... Read more

  • Be Happy

    10/29/2015 8:44:45 PM, by GARDENSFORLIFE

    213 524 I hope your week has been very good. Be Happy and remember to smile often. 334 244 Be happy. Think about positive things. 386 381 ... Read more

  • Thursday's Thought =)

    10/29/2015 4:38:55 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Keep on moving forward!

    10/29/2015 7:27:41 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Witty Wednesday =)

    10/28/2015 10:58:02 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    10/28/2015 6:20:25 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Well, they tried.... They hit me with the gas, let Gary come back with me to talk me through it....but it didn't work. I HAD to sit up and get the nose thing off me. I couldn't do it. I felt the panic attack coming on and that is what terrified me. The dentist and his staff were so sweet. I... Read more

  • Success

    10/28/2015 7:43:26 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Hurts So Good

    10/28/2015 7:24:42 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Today I have to go to the dentist. I put "Hurts So Good" because I know how important dental care is to your overall health. (Plus the Zen Pirates cover that song!) I HATE GOING TO THE DENTIST. It's not the pain that bothers me, it's having someone all up in my mouth. It freaks me out because I... Read more

  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    10/27/2015 1:00:03 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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