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12/14/16 11:50 A

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I just cracked 170 pounds myself, 169.5 this morning, with no leaning in any direction on the scale for "help".

I am a type-2 diabetic, so I eat whole foods because they are less processed, have more natural nutrients, and many of them are low carb, which I need.

I mostly eat foods that have 6% or less of their weight as carbs, and that means many vegetables meet that. Only a few, mainly wheat, rice and potatoes don't.

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11/21/16 6:44 P

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I am still at 150lbs at weigh in today. The good news is I still feel much better than I did before. Also, I have been trying out some new (to me)vegan recipes. They are much better than I thought they would be. Even my family is open to trying them and liking them in the process. So the vegan way is a positive change for me and my family.

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11/16/16 9:13 P

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Yes, in every health summit I have listened the lower carb diet is favored. Dr. Mark Hyman has cured 1000's of patients with the low carb, high fat diet (his book Eat Fat, Get Thin and others) Some say vegan is okay short term, but dangerous long term. Atkins may have started it, but its been improved on since then. Its not about eating meat, fat and few veggies daily. Meat is considered a condiment not a main course. Lots of leafy greens, no fruit except a serving of berries, low carb veggies, the animal fat has to be grass fed organic.
But we are experiments of one, what works for one might not work for another. The low carb, high fat also requires strict no grains or gluten, soy, corn, dairy. Really have to be careful with it.
Unfortunately the highly touted ketogenic diet works better for males than females.
I have listened to Dr. Bernard on my summits as well, he was the lone promoting voice of the vegan diet. His diet works well for cardiac patients. My Naturopath wants me to go vegan as well, and for the most part I don't mind as I have been vegetarian most of my life (hate meat), but I have heard too many say I will lose muscle mass and will fail to thrive on it eventually.

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11/16/16 6:46 A

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Hi Linda - Really?! I have heard just the opposite, and the low carb high fat diet was no longer working for me and my diabetes. This is why I decided to go vegan. I am no longer concerned with number or amounts of things like carbs and proteins. I am however, for Dr. Neal Barnard's Vegan diet. He has the science to back up the results, and many other Dr.s agree with him. This is why I am going to try this and see how my body does with it. The blood work will show the results and I visit my Dr. in Jan for my diabetes wellness visit. I am hoping to reduce/go off of some of my diabetes meds.
I realize everyone is different and you have to find what works best for you. One thing that is mentioned several times in his books - don't cheat - your body will be confused and not know how to process food that goes against the grain. His words make sense to me - so I am going for it.

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11/15/16 11:29 P

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I haven't been so disciplined, not getting away from dairy totally, bit of bad influence from when I stay at Mom's and run out of my food. So I am maintaining my weight, but not moving ahead on the healing plan. I am finding the carbs to be so high in a vegan diet in order to get the protein and I just recently listened to a person on a summit claiming to be an expert on protein using the latest research results and she is saying only animal protein is fully utilized by the body that plant sources are not good enough. Also saying we should have 30 g of protein per meal. I struggle just to get to 60 g for the day never mind 90 g. I have heard from several sources that vegans tend to lose weight, but some of it is muscle mass and you can't prevent it without the animal protein. For healing it seems the best results only come with a low carb diet, and its been overwhelming how many health experts agree on that.

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11/15/16 8:06 P

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Thanks Linda! I am a little surprised myself, but all the literature I have read on going Vegan does say that the weight will come off. Viva la Vegan!!!
How are you doing Linda with your journey Linda?

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I have maintained my weight at a normal BMI level for seven years, but what I would like to lose is the big belly fat I have..

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11/15/16 7:21 A

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Weigh in was yesterday AM. I'm down another 3 lbs! I wasn't expecting that. Still maintaining vegan eating. A vegan cookbook came in the mail yesterday and I am excited to try some new recipes.
I know nobody is here, but it almost seems like a blog. If anyone does come they can introduce themselves and chime in. Comments are always welcome.

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11/8/16 7:15 P

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So now I have been on the program for 9 days. I have lost 2 lbs according to the scale but I can visually see I have lost some weight. Also, my clothes aren't as tight. The best news is that I feel like I have so much more energy. My bs is still fluctuating a bit but in the 5's with 5.5 as a median.
I know not many people are here but I'm hoping if you are reading this you will chime in. I'd love to have feedback or hear about your journey.

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11/5/16 10:59 A

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Hello - It's been 5 days on the Vegan program for me. I feel better, have more energy and am sure I have lost a few pounds in the process. (Weigh in is Monday mornings). We went out for dinner last night - I had noodles with sauteed veggies. It was very good. I had a snack before bed - rye crips with sliced bananas and sprinkle of cinnamon. (this has become one of my new favourite snacks). BS this morning was 6.1. I am really impressed with the improvements that my body is making.
Comments and shares welcome.

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10/27/16 6:36 A

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Hi Linda & Diane
What you say is so true Linda! As you may have guessed I've been down the road you are on long before now. I don't drink milk or have milk products, wheat is very limited, but mostly eliminated. Soon I will try out this vegan way of eating (according to Dr. Barnard). He says you can eat fruits and veggies (with very few restrictions), bread (again with a few restrictions) and I get to add in beans & leagumes. (Meat and vegetables oils must go - and with vegetable oil, it seems, like sugar, to be in everything) Good thing I'm an avid label reader.
I'll give it a try - although I will have to track it all, due to my diabetes - I don't want my sugar levels going too high. His challenge is to go vegan for 3 weeks - if you don't feel better (much better), go back to what you were eating before. The majority of people stay with the vegan way of eating. I still have to find a some more dinner recipes.
Good luck to both of you on your food journey.

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Hi Lynda & Diane, nice to get some activity here! I have done a lot of online research and attended a lot of health summits. The overwhelming message I am getting is to eliminate foods that are known to cause inflammation in the body for 12 weeks and then add them back in one at a time to see how you react. It would affect both your blood sugar and your body. They are sugar, gluten, soy, corn, eggs, peanuts, dairy. Also going organic is a must because of contaminated pesticide & GMO foods are harmful as well. All corn, wheat and soy have been affected by this. Monsanto has made them 'roundup ready' so they can kill weeds but not the plants. Which means the plants absorb the glyosphate without dying and you then eat it. That is why grass feed meat is a must too. So many things we are exposed to :-(

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10/25/16 7:26 A

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Hi Diane - nice to meet you! I have been very interested in Dr. Barnard's vegan program for diabetics. So far I have only seen his you tube videos but I'm sure he has some great books - any recommendations? Also, my son, who is in University went vegetarian a few months ago so I have sort of slowly been making the transition. I want to find a few vegan recipes (easy ones as I don't have a lot of time) before I take the final plunge.

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Hi Lassy! I am also a T2 diabetic and also was advised to do low carb,unfortunately my taste for meat has gone and low carb wasn't working for me. So I have pulled out all my books , Engine 2,Dr. Barnards books and the starch solution by Dr. McDougal which I am reading now. I am back to a vegan diet for a few days and feel great,got back lot's of energy and have been cooking some great stuff. I will be monitoring my blood sugar and will let you know how it goes. Diane

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10/23/16 9:00 P

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Hi Linda - Just joined this team and am seriously considering a vegan way of life. I was diagnosed with diabetes (type 2) two years ago. A year and a half ago, I decided Low Carb High Fat was the way to go and it went well for quite a while. Now I am considering the change because of future health concerns for diabetics. I have been looking into the health benefits of coconut oil and watching you tube videos from Dr. Neal Barnard and his take on diabetes and veganism. It seems to make a lot of sense and from what he says has many good health benefits for diabetics. Any thoughts on this or veganism are welcome.

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A year old post here, wow! The leader needs to get things going. I didn't know this team was here until Spark Coach featured. I have always been vegetarian eating mostly raw whole foods and then my Naturopath suggested I go vegan. I am finding it hard to get the protein without getting a huge hit in carbs and calories :-((

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Why are all of the groups I want to be in not active? Because it's not a FAD? Ugh

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Good morning all! Is this group still active? Would love to get things going here! Diane

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already vegan, but recently began trying to eat more unprocessed food with no sugar, oil, salt......using some of Chef AJ's recipes for dinner menus.....

i just joined some "clean eating" chat rooms, expecting vegans and/or just healthy eating and have been disappointed by the foods everyone mentions eating...not healthy and definitely not vegan..... emoticon

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I haven't been paying as much as attention as I ought to with respect to whether foods are whole or not. I take some things for granted. I need to get back on it and pay better attention.

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Looks like you all chat on the team wall instead of here?

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Just looking for a group that chats every day for more support. You guys have not been chatting much. I'm sure I can still learn a lot from previous posts.

Love,

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Hi kino bay ...you are such an inspiration at 85! I so admire your devotion and commitment to health! Just a suggestion but instead of juices have you ever tried green smoothies? They can be supper yummy! I too love my salads but love my green smoothies just as much. There are so many excellent recipes and if you can invest in a good blender I bet you won't miss chewing as much as you think. ;)
Btw your story about losing you husband and diet partner really structure a nerve with me. I am so very sorry for your loss! If you need a friend or a diet buddy I am here for you. :) I used to be very overweight but lost 200lbs 11 years ago. I have kept it all off with the exception of 20lbs I am constantly battling with. I eat a mostly vegan whole foods diet. Just too much sometimes. I too am committed to health and feel so grateful to find someone like you along my journey!
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This is a nice treat for dessert or snack from www.deliciousobsessions.com.
coconut-date-snacks

1 c. pitted dates
Ż c. shredded coconut
Ż c. almonds
1 T. coconut oil
pinch of sea salt...
mix together in Vita Mix or Food Processor
form into balls Store up to two weeks.



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Don't really like dill but maybe cucumbers. hmmm. Peanut butter and cucumbers. Well I use Almond butter instead of peanut butter. O my looks like I'm revamping the whole recipe. My hubby spent time on business in China and he said they put cucumbers in everything including breakfast. Well to be fair. I need to try the dill pickles and peanut butter Maybe it will be a hit with me too!


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Found a strange but yummy recipe here on Spark People. Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich! It was so yummy! I used whole grain bread, organic crunchy peanut butter, and Claussens sandwich dills! My new favorite treat!

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Thanks Will,
Its all a process or journey isn't it?

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Thank you, Will for your kind words.. I am quite sure I'll find some necessary info and skills. I need the motivation to cook for myself instead of taking the easy way out.
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Hello Ramona and Hello Nancy:

Welcome to our team. Hope you find all you need for a more enlightened way of eating and living.

V/r,
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Good morning, I decided to join this group for some different incite to to Plan based eating.
I worked towards this slowly first with my daughter being vegetarian since she was 15 (she is now 23) I didn't want to cook separate meals.
Then I my significant other who has been on a whole plant based diet for 12 years or more he lost 75- 80 pounds.
I have not lost weight but maintained my weight loss of 50 pounds I would like to lose 7 more but struggle with that.
Looking for support and recipe ideas.
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Good morning.
I've just joined the team. I am very interested in learning more about nutrition.
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I make our baked goods with organic whole ingredients or buy certified organic. The packaged processed food like stuff isn't good for us. The chemicals mess up our insides and we are better off without them. Whole foods as much as possible here.

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MISS3EVA21: That's a great philosophy. Eating things as close to their natural form as possible is the best way. When you pick up a can or box and see all the additives these companies add to products, it's no wonder why people are always having health problems. Many of these additives are not regulated. So, who knows what we are eating? Focusing on whole foods helps avoid this. You never need to wonder what is in foods if you only eat whole foods.

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I have been eating whole foods for years, my motto has always been, "eat it in it's most natural form and I would be ok". Then all this GMO information came out and I feel like we have been led down a wrong road by the FDA. I am now buying as much organic as I can afford and purchasing from local farmers to try and keep the GMO out of my diet. Any ideas on better choices or hidden toxins that we are being betrayed by.

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Just joined the team and looking forward to getting more info about wholefoods and how to recognise when something has been processed as some retailers do use 'clever descriptions'

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I used to live in Michigan and moved to Florida 12 years ago. I don't miss the ice and snow but I miss watching it fall to the grown and cover the landscape. I remember the ice storms, snow storms, five foot snow drifts.

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I decided to contract with a dietitian to combine key elements of a renal, diabetic, anti inflammatory and alkaline-acidic diets. The dietitian has been most helpful with about 80% of my menu for both my husband and me. The 20% is adjusted for our individual needs.

I am on my way to better health!


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I am working on learning more about alkali and acidic foods. I suffered with acid reflux and now have Barrett's esophagus. I got onto Whole Foods and the alkaline-acid food watch when diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I signed up for a nutrition seminar in mid November at the local hospital.

I am glad that, when my husband begins dialysis in a week, we will have time each month with his dialysis nurses, doctor, nutritionalist, and social worker. I am really in life long learning.

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CLINTON had heart problem and that really shook him up. many moons ago.

I had #2 diabetis and cured it with raw veggies, and some fruits, didnt take very long either, no more pills and for two years now numbers stay below problem line.

Expenses and time is saved going to this way of eating. Give it your best.

THESE SPARK PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN ME NEW LEASE ON LIFE.
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DON'T GET OUT MUCH ANYMORE, AND CAN WORK ON MY DIET AND HAVE A GROUP TO HELP.


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just got new computer going, I AM 85 years old and do my own meals, must be easy to fix and easy to clean up so after loving a large bowl of raw veggie salad for lunch and another of the same for dinner I can no longer chew without teeth so must juice, not so much fun for
meals.
i do wish more would learn to enjoy really fresh unadulterated foods, Taste and expense is so exciting. keep posting everyone, my weight is so much better than last few years,

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Wow! 715 members on this team and no one is posting. Where is everyone?

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I think I am getting past the detox stage and also working out a healthy carb level for my diabetes plus someone recommended vit. to me and I started taking them and I feel great today! I looked the story up on line about Clinton and he went to a Vegan diet for health reasons. It was interesting reading about studies that have been done that he talked about. Well, I worked through this low period of feeling awful without caving in and going back to eating meat so I am happy about that.



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That is news to me. Did he(Clinton) say why he was doing it? When did he start? I started a week ago and I am running into trouble. When any of you first cut out meat did you go through withdraw symptoms? Are there any diabetics on this team? I feel awful today and my sugar is higher than normal. When I dropped of meat I started eating more carbs. Would love any suggestions - don't want to give up this lifestyle change.



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So what do all of you think about President Clinton going vegan? There has sure been a lot on the internet about it. I think it's great when people in the public eye change to plant-based eating and make it public.

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Can someone please update the dates on this link???

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That would be fun. We do get pretty cold in February and sometimes March, but January is the worst. I only wish I didn't work in healthcare -- so I could just stay home and enjoy the view when it's bad - LOL

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I'm ready for spring, too. Our last hard frost is generally in the middle of February, so I don't have long to wait.

I used to live in Syracuse NY, so I have experienced snowy winters. Where I live now, in west Texas, we usually get one snow storm each winter, with about an inch or 2 of snow that melts the next day. I love it that people here think that's a major storm worthy of school closure!

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I'm in central Illinois -- so I guess we get a moderate amount. Right now the temperature is negative 5 F with a wind chill of -19 F !! We have about 3-4 inches of snow on the ground.

January is usually our coldest month, and the month where I officially find myself tired of Winter and ready for Spring.
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I would love to train a dog for service work, although I have to admit that my bassett is spoiled rotten and not all that well trained.

My husband is a house husband, and he does a lot of the work with the parrots.

I sure know what you mean about the winter weather, and it's relatively mild where I live. I can see such a difference in my energy level on sunny days. Do you have a lot of snow where you are?

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That is so neat. I'd love to do rescue work ... or train a dog to do service work. Just not sure I have the energy level needed. I'm usually pretty tired when I get home from work.

The winter weather doesn't help either -- ya just wanna hibernate till Spring - lol

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Three parrots IS a lot of work! They are really messy, and they require a lot of attention. But, as you might guess, we're suckers for rescue animals.

I don't have pictures on my page, but I really do need to post some. Maybe this weekend.

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THREE parrots ?! Wow, that sounds like a lot of work. Do you have pics on your page of them?

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I have a bassett hound rescued from the pound, a
Yellow-headed Amazon (also a rescue), a Timneh African Gray and a Quaker (also a rescue). The last 3 are parrots, by the way. We also have 10 guinea fowl outside.

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My dog, Sam, is about 6 1/2 months old. He is a Chinook - a very rare breed. I didn't know how rare till after I got him.

You can see Chinooks if you do a search at www.dogtime.com -- and I have a couple pics in my photo gallery.

Do you have any pets?

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How old is your dog, and what kind? I love dogs!!! I hope that you can at least catch the show to see if it does anything for you.

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If I understand right, this season just started Tuesday... I may check it out this year. I watch American Idol too -- I hope the times don't conflict.

(we have dog obedience classes on Tuesday, so I have to record both for viewing at a later time)

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On the show they have people who are trying to lose weight. When they work out, I want to work out, and they always talk about food and what needs to come out of the diet and what you can put in instead. They put one scoop of icecream on the table and showed how 11 cups of sugar free jello is the same cal. intake. They set goals and it helps me think of goals that I want to set too. I find that it helps me to see others going through the same stuff as me.

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Grab that motivation anywhere you can get it :)

I don't think I've ever really watched that show. Could you share more about how it motivates you?

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Hey everyone, today I watched "The Biggest Loser" on Bravo. It was on all day, and it helped motivate me for the day.

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May you all find yourselves doin' fine in 2009 !
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May this be a better New Year 2009 for everyone!
Blessings for everyone.

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I hope that everyone has a great and save New Years Eve and that the diets all stick this year! He he he

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Yes, here we go again and I hope it's the beginning of a GREAT and very BLESSED WEEK for everyone!

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It's Monday... here we go again emoticon

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