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2/1/13 9:21 A

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I made it - AF all of January - actually AF since Christmas.

I think part of it is because I tend to be competitive, even if it's with myself.

TOOBUSY you did fabulous!!! And Eric, 26 days is great!!!

We should all be proud.

And now for February...

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1/31/13 8:42 P

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Yay JBailey!!!!!! That's great!!!!!!!

So as for me, I got pretty quiet a couple of weeks ago, and that's because I made it to day 19 and then ended my streak. For January, I can say I had 19 AF days in a row and a total of 26 AF days for the month. That is the least frequent I've had alcohol since I was underage. I no longer feel the need to drink when I'm home doing nothing in particular, and I am absolutely excited to finally achieve that.

As for a future 30, I have no doubt one will happen eventually. In the meantime, I'm happy that most days for me are and will be AF.

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1/30/13 8:43 P

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Tomorrow is the last day of the month and I am proud to say that I only had one questionable day of drinking and one glass of wine on another occasion. I am very proud of myself and consider this month a successful AF month.
As for February, I will continue to remain AF, (except for the occasional social situation) mainly because I am still working toward my goal weight and I feel so much better without drinking. The next 2 months at work are shaping up to be very busy so I have to keep a clear head in order to get everything done!

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1/23/13 3:02 P

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LOL....Thanks!!!

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JBailey, Congratulations!!!! So glad to hear aobut your AF days and your weight lose! Keep up the good work!

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Today is my 30th day!!!

It's been easy to stay AF for the past couple of weeks once I got used to beer not being part of my routine anymore, but the first couple of weeks was REALLY hard. I'm so glad I stuck with it - I'm so much happier than I was 30 days ago (and 10 pounds lighter - I can barely believe it as I've been trying to lose this for over a year).

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1/19/13 11:11 A

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SANDYBREIT I agree as well..there are times I would drink even if I did not even feel like it because it was "saturday" or a "holiday" ect...those are the times i even drankl to much!

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Sandybreit, I agree that drinking in a social situation and consciously enjoying drink make a big difference. I have decided that after I am at my goal weight I will enjoy beer or wine again, but ONLY in social situation, no drinking alone in my house to "relax".

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My streak came to an end tonight... bowling league, and decided early on today to go ahead and have a few drinks tonight. I'm okay with this decision, because it wasn't because I was stressed, or sad, or bored, or any reason other than I was out with friends and decided to enjoy a few (3) drinks. I think I might have several again tomorrow night -- but Sunday I will be back to being AF. I have to think that this is what it really is about, making a conscious choice and not just drinking for the sake of drinking.

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1/18/13 11:11 A

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Day 18!

Yesterday really tested me. It was one of those days at work where I thought I was showing up early, but proverbial crap hit the fan as soon as I sat down and didn't let up for 10 hours. I felt like I was under siege all day and even on my way out, I was getting bugged.

If ever there was a day that I was going to cave, yesterday was it. But..I didn't. When I got home (late), I still got on my running clothes (even though I had absolutely no interest in working out) and still went out and got my 4 miles in even though it was 8pm. I felt much better after that and the rest of the night was decent.

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23 days AF complete! And if I didn't get sick yesterday for the 2nd time in a months I would feel great! *grumble grubmle*

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ERIC_ANDREW - You'll do fine - sometimes just being around people who are acting silly from the booze and just having SOMETHING to drink suffices more than I would have thought at the beginning. We had a party at our house and I stuck to diet root beer (had like 3-4) and I'm not sure if it was the nighttime sleepys getting to me, or the being around others who were drinking - but I almost felt like I was buzzing... LOL...perhaps it was splenda overdose...HAHAHA...

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Sometimes being one of the only sober people is fun.

Last summer I went to a writers BBQ and since I was driving, I was AF.
People just got drunker and drunker.
Some were so funny - and repeating themselves...
One woman (50s) was totally wasted -
I was with her last night at my writers group and she said something that made me flashback and laugh (to myself)

You can have fun sipping gingerale

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How is everyone doing? Today is Day 16 for me and things are going okay. I'm a little ticked off because my weight loss has plateaued for nearly a week even with no alcohol, watching my calories, and working out like a fiend. (Conversely, I lost 2.5 pounds between 1/1 and 1/11.) However, I don't feel the need to drink and don't think about it very often, so that's positive.

I'm going to a party on Saturday night and this will be a true test. I'm confident I won't "slip" and drink anything, but I might feel a little awkward socially. I'll be sipping on Diet Ginger Ale and probably won't want to stay long. But I'm very interested to see what happens and how it feels.

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JBAILEY, nice work!!!!! That's really excellent that you could be in that environment and not drink. It's a sure sign you're doing something right!!!

Today is day 14 for me. Surviving yesterday really makes me more motivated. My job is quite stressful right now and that used to always be a big enabler for me to start drinking as soon as I'd get home from work after a bad day. I am trying to take my stress out during my runs and other cardio sessions instead, so hopefully that continues to work.

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20 days in a row complete! I'm 2/3 of the way there!

PLUS I survived Buffalo Wild Wings on Saturday. My BF and I usually split a "feast" of boneless wings and have SEVERAL tall beers while watching a game. I had 4 wings, a lot of carrots and celery, barely dipped everything in the fat free ranch and stuck to diet coke. A BIG TIME victory for me!

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emoticon ERIC_ANDREW for being such a champion - I am cheering you on for your first 30 days in a long time and will join you some time this year... (it's been 2 years since my last streak of 30 days).

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ERIC_ANDREW what a FANTASTIC post..especially the last part about being available..my son broke his front teeth last april & i had to call my husb to come back to take us to dentist..i had only had 2 light beers but would NEVER drive..fortunatly he was not far..iv also gotten frustrated w my teens making sure they knew exactly how they were getting home as i knew i would not be available last min..my middle son is now 14 & my younger is 10 & its so nice to just say "call if you need me!" :)

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Day 13 for me.

SEPTEMBERSPIRIT, I totally understand where you're coming from. So maybe you aren't having 30 days in a row AF right now, but the time you did have AF has allowed you to be more comfortable with yourself in a completely sober state and you're sure to practice being AF on a very regular basis.

Just like with you guys, some things are easier while some are harder for me.

I've bought wine for company two weekends in a row and I haven't cared one bit about drinking it. In fact, I ended up cooking with last week's leftover wine for a few days (a couple of splashes in the frying pan when sauteeing vegetables,) and there was still some left after five days so I just poured it out as it was starting to smell a little like vinegar. I have another open bottle from company last night that will get the same treatment this week - cooking with it when it seems like a good idea and throwing the rest out (if there is any) after four or five days.

HOWEVER, I went out to lunch today with some friends who gave me a bottle of artisan gin as a gift - so now there's a freaking full bottle of gin sitting in the house. Well, fine, I'll just have to deal with it sitting there sealed until January 31. I'm so tempted but I really don't feel like it's worth it at this point.

I know I've learned a great deal in the past 13 days and I know that even if I did drink now, my attitude overall has changed. But I really want to stay committed to doing this for 30 days. Like I've mentioned before, I don't really remember ever going 30 days without alcohol at any point since I was under 21 years old. I really like the benefit of being able to eat more and staying within my calorie range, not having to worry about all of those excess liquid calories. I like that I haven't had to worry for one second about any sort of hangover. And I love the fact that I am ready at a moment's notice if a friend or loved one needed me right away because I'm stone cold sober and can get behind the wheel whenever I want to.

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Great advice SANDYBREIT and while I will not make the 30 days just yet, it's something I definitely want to work towards this year again.

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Why shouldn't you keep posting here?? It's a goal, who knows how many will make it all the way -- as far as I know, this isn't a competition for $1 million or anything (now, THAT might be some motivation...). I hope everyone that is going for this 30-day thing will keep posting, not only with success but also with slip-ups -- how else can we be here for one another?

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Well tonight will not be AF - as I am having a few drinks but totally OK with it. I am proud of my days AF and will get back to them tomorrow. If I only have one AF day a week that is HUGE for me!

Onwards and forward my friends... I don't know if I should still be posting on here since I obviously am not doing the 30 days AF now.

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT, maybe the planets are in a "drinking alignment" or something, because I am feeling pretty much the same way... after getting through bowling league, which I consider my biggest hurdle, and a very stressful week, I really would like to just sit in front of the TV and watch the Packers play San Fran tonight and have a few (or more) drinks. So -- the jury is still out as to whether or not I will, probably not because I'm trying to convince myself that I can certainly get at least HALF a month in, and if need be I can always quit quitting after that... and hopefully by then I'll find my willpower again!

Unfortunately, it IS our choice... I often think life would be so much simpler if, like my dogs, I had someone to just portion out my food, keep the bad stuff out of my reach, make sure I get exercise and medical care and so on.

Whatever we do -- at worst it's a bit of a setback, not failure !

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Of course it's your choice, but what will you feel like in the morning?

Will you feel you have let yourself down?
(you are the one that's important here, not us)
Will you have had a good nights sleep?
Will you have gone over your calories?
Will you have gotten anything done?
If you don't have a drink, maybe you could start some writing, or gone through and thrown out your too large clothes, or cleaned a closet, or called a friend you haven't talked to in a long time

or you could babysit my granddaughter

your choice

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Ok people - I'm waiving and faltering here... I was doing ok. Went to the liquor store to buy red wine for my friend and didn't get anything. Now I found out I may be alone for the night and thinking a few drinks might be nice.

It's the witching hour of course... and with the kids gone and me actually wanting some down time - this is really appealing to me. I have been go go go non-stop for the past week...

Stay tuned to see if I make it through AF today or not. If I don't - I plan on being back on track tomorrow and while I will have broken my streak / vow - I still plan on being mostly AF until my trip.

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yes, thank you

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Is this it?

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Anyone remember the website for the blog about quitting drinking quietly, or something along those lines? I know I found it before, but I did not save it into my favorites.


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I definitely want to stay AF through Jan. Mainly because I need to get these 8 pounds off. After the weight is gone, I'll make a decision.

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Same here - I don't plan on being completely AF and next month I'll be away and I'm sure while I'm on vacatin I will likely have drinks every day. But my plan for the year was to have about 20 to 25 days AF every month. Next month will be an exception probably.

I want to do this so I can reach my goal weight by summer.

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CAPECODBABE -- speaking for myself, no, I don't plan to stay completely AF after the end of January. My main goal since joining SP in Sept 2012 has been to cut back on the alcohol as part of a generally healthier lifestyle, and also as part of my weight loss program (somehow I don't think eating less to allow for the calories in several drinks each night fits any kind of definition of "healthy" !). My motivation for not drinking at all for this month has been pretty much an exercise in self control, just one more challenge to add to the list. Yesterday I was very stressed out and told my DH I was pretty much planning to cave in and have a few drinks during our bowling league tonight -- but woke up with a whole different attitude this morning, wondering why in the world I would want to do that... I really must find something besides diet cola to drink while everyone else is enjoying their beer and mixed drinks, tho -- last week I had so much caffeine in me that I couldn't fall asleep until about 3 a.m. emoticon

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Christmas was the last drink for me.

My question for everyone in the dry January challenge:

Will you keep it up in February?

I know some are going on vacation and some have special occasions coming up,,,

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Day 10 for me - but yes the dry January excuse works well. I am using the fact that I am getting myself ready for my vacation and saving all my pennies for when I am there (as I know I will enjoy drinks there). I am actually going to have 37 days AF - beating my old record of 30 days if I make it all the way to my trip (we leave on Feb 8).

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Day 11!

In many ways this has gotten easier with time. Then again, I'm so focused on my diet, exercise and weight loss right now so I guess that's keeping my brain busy.

Another thing that has made it easier is that I haven't been hanging out with my regular friends in the last 11 days. Obviously my coworkers see me every weekday, and my running group friends see me every Saturday morning, but that's been it.

I'm interested in seeing if I can hang out with my regular friends again without drinking. It's going to be a real coup if people actually notice I'm not drinking. I will probably feel like a press conference. I think I'll just chalk it up to the "Dry January" thing that's all the rage nowadays if they insist on details. And I also think I won't be able to hang out for hours on end like before - more like an hour where I drink a diet soda or two and then leave.

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Maybe planning something special to drink INKEDPETAL might help. A flavored sparkling water with sliced lemon or lime?

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I'm having the same problem that ERIC_ANDREW is having. Considering the HUGE amount of calories I no longer consume with eliminating all alcohol AND the mixers, I'm simply amazed that my weight isnt dropping quicker. :-(

However, I am on day 10! WOOHOO!

Struggling with whether to have a beer or 5 during the playoffs this weekend. UGH!

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The journey to learn to live a healthy, active lifestyle.



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Those are the benefits that are priceless ERIC_ANDREW with being AF. I notice my memory is much better/clearer, better rest/sleep, overall better well being.

Except with me - the headaches are contstant and I am trying to figure out what they are all about. I am going to try sticking it out another week and if they don't start to led off I'm going to have to go talk to the doctor - this is getting ridiculous.

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I weigh myself everyday and Friday afternoon is the weigh in for the Fit Club at work. Today I did see a 1 pound decrease. I also tell myself that I am gaining muscle (but my pants are not fitting any better).
Today I did a good job tracking my food and had a really great work out after work today. It is amazing, yesterday, I did not work out and I felt anxious and out of sorts all night. But, today I had a hard 45 minute treadmill workout with interval speed work and I feel great! No anxiety, I made dinner, did the wash prepared for tomorrow and now relaxing!

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Day NINE!

I'm also completely surprised by the lack of weight loss from not drinking. I'm losing weight, but that's because I'm being a major stickler with workouts and diet. I've had the same weight loss when I was still drinking! I've been of the belief for YEARS that the main source of my excess fat has been drinking.

Our bodies just treat alcohol so much differently. I realize that when we drink, our bodies first go to work on metabolizing the alcohol while the carbs, fat and protein that need to be metabolized take a backseat. So what's my body doing with all this extra time now that it doesn't need to metabolize booze? My body is a slacker!

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That's okay, though. I need to take this break for additional reasons, not just for the calories. I do have to say that I've had benefits other than weight loss from this experience. I'm starting to dream again every single night now that I'm not going to bed buzzed and spending half of my sleeping time just burning off alcohol. I've also been going to bed earlier, which started at the beginning of this process because it was easier being sober while asleep than while awake. So not only am I not drinking, I'm more well-rested.

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Are you measuring JBAILEY1122? That's so important to do too!

And I debated about the whole scale thing but I have to say I'm going to hop on again tomorrow in the hopes I'll see 169.5 even - seeing 170 was so frustrating! I tracked my foods today and will be at around 1200 calories for the day. I am going to be strict going forward for these next 4 weeks - no more fooling around and more AF days!!


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I know that I'm not supposed to weigh myself every day... but I feel like if I lose - I wanna know, so I do. But this also means that when I don't - I know that too!
I haven't lost anything in like 5 days, but since I'm eating better than I have in over a year, not drinking AT ALL (15 days AF!) and sticking to my running plan I'm convinced that I'm gaining muscle and losing fat. The 6 lbs that I have lost are very noticeable in the way my "fat" pants fit though... looking forward to regular pants.
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Yes I've heard the same about how it can repair itself. As far as a full detoxification - I'm not sure (I bet if you google it you'll find the answer lol). I am just going to eat clean and take milk thistle or a combined liver detoxifying supplement.

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I nurse friend of mine once told me that the liver is a remarkable organ and begins to heal itself as soon as toxins are absent.
That being said a good friend of my husband's just passed away at age 53 of complications from alcoholism. I can tell you that his alcohol abuse was rampant, he controlled it from time to time but the last year was really hard to watch he literally had a death wish. Very sad situation.
I think of him, I think of my drinking, I know I have not done irreversible damage to my liver. I will prevail!

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How long does it take for the liver to cleanse itself naturally?

I remember watching a tv show where they were doing an autopsy and they said they could tell this person hadn't been a drinker in a long time

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Well I was very discouraged with the scale but I bet it was even higher before my AF week. I am thinking I really need to focus on cleansing this liver of mine so it can function optimally again... so I'm going to use diet and supplements to get it working efficiently again. It's amazing how hard alcohol is on our liver and how it stops the fat burning process (or puts it on the back burner because it's busy processing the booze lol).

Yet another reason to be AF ...

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Today is day 9 and the scale has finally responded with a 1 pound loss. 1 pound is 1 pound! Yesterday I was so discouraged, with the lack of progress. I need to remind myself that eating right and not drinking will help in the long run and it is not a quick fix.

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3 lbs is huge!

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I made it! One entire week being AF!! Amazing! Its been MONTHS since the last time I went a whole week. Not only have I been AF, but I've eliminated the soda, juice and sweet drink mixers that went along with my nightly cocktails!! HUGE amount of calories eliminated! One would think I'd have a bigger loss than 3 lbs for the week. Oh well. I loss is a loss. My challenges this week: Home alone again and football playoffs all weekend! Give me strength.

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14 days AF for me... but I'm starting to get bored.
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But I know that having a beer isn't going to solve my problem...


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OMG I can't believe it's been a week! I honestly can't remember the last time I've gone this long without drinking.

I'm sorry to hear all of you having headaches. Last year now and again I would go 4 or 5 days in a row without drinking (I just couldn't handle it on the weekends so I always gave up by Friday or Saturday) and I went through that then. I also went through some crazy detox symptoms like waking up in the middle of the night having soaked through my clothing and the bedding with sweat.

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Well in my case it might be detox and my blood pressure as it was high this morning. I need to keep monitoring it ... I got off medication a while back and don't want to go back on. This is yet another reason for me to stay AF and lose more weight. Alcohol contributes to high blood pressure... So many reasons for me to do this 30+ day streak!

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Helene, I woke up with headaches days 1-5, I think it was the detox, and dehydration so i increased my water, before bed and through out the day. Maybe that will help. Good Luck!


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Good job TOOBUSY035!!

I'm on my 7th day today. The one thing that is really driving me crazy are these headaches - it seems this past week I have had about 4 and woke with one this morning. I took some medication so I hope it goes away, and while I don't like taking meds too often... I need to NOT have this headache or it will undo me. I can't function with it.

I am gathering it's perhaps part of the detoxification process but if they persist, I'll be going back to the doctor's to see about it. I also have to check my blood pressure as it may be contributing to them.

Update - so I just checked and it's in the red zone... 146/92 pulse 67 ... I am going to log it all week to see where it's at and if it doesn't change, then I will have to fess up and go see the doctor to perhaps get some mild bp medication that will also help to alleviate the headaches (which was an option he presented to me initially).

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One week without a drink! Still waiting for the scale to realize that I have stopped drinking 800+ calories of wine a day.

Struggled again tonight, stressful day, tired and hungry when i got home after 7, luckily DH had dinner ready. After dinner I really thought about just having a sip of the wine that is open on the counter but instead I tucked myself into couch with blanket and laptop and tried to relax. It worked, now I'm heading to bed early. Out of work today for a funeral so I have a lot of catching up to do tomorrow.




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