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3/3/10 8:54 A

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Hello,
I just started this week so I am still finding my way around. Anyone out there from around Hendersonville, who works out at the Sumner County YMCA? We are members but I never go and would like to start. somehow I am finding it difficult to me first. I always feel like I have too many responsibilities that are more important than exercise. This of course needs to change so I thought maybe there may be an exercise buddy out there. Have a great day.

Lorraine
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3/2/10 10:51 A

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Hi from East TN! Go away snow... come on spring! Wishing everyone a great day!

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3/1/10 8:17 P

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Welcome East Tn..my doctor actually took information about Sparkpeople from me. I had lost 24 lbs, and for the first time in 3 years got my bloodwork in the normal range. It is not easy to do but even with the challenges it is fun. I think that you go to your sparkpage where you edit and mark to post the tracker

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SUE12762 Posts: 3
3/1/10 8:39 A

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Greetings from East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains. Found out about SparkPeople in the doctors office last week while waiting (for an hour and a half) for my appointment. Still figuring out how this works.

First Question: How do you put the weight tracker on your posts??
Thanks, Sue

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2/28/10 2:06 P

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Hello, from Middle TN. I am JUST getting started.

*~* Sherry *~*


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2/24/10 10:19 A

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Hi I have been with Spark people about a year but not been on much so just started about a week ago diligently. I live outside Nashville and have also let the weight creep up so I am really serious now. I have about 35 lbs to lose but have lost my first 5 lbs so am very excited. I sure am looking forward to nicer weather so I can get my excercise outside. Good luck to everyone.

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2/21/10 12:09 P

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Good morning! This is my first day. i stumbled upon Spark though a book club a couple of weeks ago. and have been "looking" in to it. decided last night to join. about 6 years ago i had joined a gym and hated it. did not like people "watching" me work out. so i quit. i found the mono virus in jan. 2007 (at age 40) and it hasn't left me yet. i've gain 20 pounds to add to the 20 i already had. i'm hoping that i can at least lose the 20 that mono has given me. i don't want to put a time line on it, i tend to get carried away, then i get sick again. so wish me luck. becky

It's not what you gather, but what you scatter, that tells what kind of life you have lived!


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BVJENKINS Posts: 1
2/21/10 11:18 A

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WoW! emoticon
What an inspiration you are! You are adorable!
Congratulations on being Beautiful once again
and most of all for FEELING GREAT...you have lost
a whole adult person!

I am 61 and need to loose 60 pounds. I feel old
and I know if I loose this weight, I will have
a healthier life! I have a wedding in May and hope
to loose 20 lbs by then....I am trying the atkins
protein shakes with one good meal a day...I hope this
works...I was also introduced to 'smoothie king'
and they have a few protein smoothies I can stop
for on the way to work...

Wish me luck....I live in Murfreesboro, TN.

Beverly

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2/15/10 5:57 A

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Hi, I'm new to this team. Let's go Tennessee! emoticon

I'm starting over again after some health challenges. Looking for friends. Visit my Sparkpage. emoticon

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2/8/10 4:37 P

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Yup I'm new too been trying to lose since July 09 workout of vigorously at the gym 3 days a week and reducing caloric intake. It's slow to come off and I blame my weight on estrogen, SSRI's, and being stressed out and grabbing the wrong foods. I like the increased energy I have and the toning I'm seeing, however would be more motivated if the weight would melt off. So like the support and want to see results because I DESERVE IT.

Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
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1/21/10 6:27 P

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So does the Tennessee Group have a chat thread or do you just start a new one? Haven't been able to find it.

Every day is a good day. Some are just better than others!

Lisa - Tennessee


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CNTRYGIRL1064's Photo CNTRYGIRL1064 Posts: 522
1/21/10 6:24 P

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Welcome titantide82. Hope you enjoy Sparkpeople. I really enjoy it!

Every day is a good day. Some are just better than others!

Lisa - Tennessee


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TITANTIDE82 Posts: 3
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Hello everyone, today is my first day on SP. I look forward to reaching and maintaining our goals together.

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CNTRYGIRL1064's Photo CNTRYGIRL1064 Posts: 522
1/20/10 7:29 P

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Happyhipcino5: I know what you are going through as far as telling yourself you are fine the way you are. I struggle with that often. Then I go and look at myself in the mirror and decide...I like myself the way I am, but I can like me even more if I drop this weight that makes me uncomfortable. I have back problems and with losing 40lbs already, I know how much better I feel than what I did and how much better I can feel if I lose the rest of this. Don't give up. Ask your doctor what he recommends as exercises so as not to injure your knee. Anything is better than nothing. Just keep moving forward.

Lisa

Every day is a good day. Some are just better than others!

Lisa - Tennessee


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1/20/10 7:20 P

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Lovelifebetter: Great job! That is FABULOUS!! emoticon

Every day is a good day. Some are just better than others!

Lisa - Tennessee


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1/20/10 7:18 P

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Hi everyone. My name is Lisa and I have been on Sparkpeople for a couple of years now. My family just moved here from Ohio. We live in Wears Valley just outside of the National Park. We absolutely love it here in Tennessee. It has always been a dream of my dh and I to live here.

Every day is a good day. Some are just better than others!

Lisa - Tennessee


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LARCEST Posts: 19
1/19/10 8:26 P

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Great job, keep up the good work, as you see it is really paying off for you I did good today,ate right and run 3 miles,I'm hoping I'm down two pounds this week. emoticon

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LOVELIFEBETTER's Photo LOVELIFEBETTER Posts: 211
1/17/10 12:59 A

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Hi team! Big news, "190 POUNDS LOST"!!!
I just completed my first week on SparkPeople and really love it. I just had to post because I reached a goal that I'm SO excited about. I weighed in today and discovered I'd lost 2 lbs this week. But that's not the big news...those 2 lbs put me to my "190 lbs LOST" mark. Yes, that's 'lost'. I've come from 322 to 132. It took 3 years & a gastric by-pass but I needed to do whatever it would take. And today what great success. I can lose another ten pounds or this can be my final goal as my doc says I'm doing great. I'm finally in the right weight for my height category. I'm short, 5'2" and 46 yrs old. Also, I checked out my BMI and guess what? I'm in the healthy range there too. I went from a BMI of 59 to today's wonderful number of 24. Yeah for me! Thanks for reading & celebrating with me. I did it! So can you!
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1/10/10 10:19 P

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Hi, my name is Paula and I joined the Spark Team last October. Have done pretty well so far, but the pounds are coming off a lot slower now. It's a lot easier to get discouraged. Got plenty pumped up today, however, with the exciting wins posted by the Tennessee Lady Vols over Mississippi State and the Tennessee Vols beating #1 Kansas. Go Vols!!!

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TASHIEBAXTER Posts: 10
1/7/10 11:51 A

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Hey my name is Tashie I am from Benton in Polk County. New to Spark and ready to shed this weight. Glad to be part of this team and wish everyone luck with your goals!

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NOELNIGHTS Posts: 1
1/6/10 3:39 P

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Hi! I recently joined Spark to find some motivation to get moving and lose weight. I live in Dickson and work in downtown Nashville. I'm still exploring the Spark network so any and all advise, help, recommendations will be welcomed!

LOSINGIT4EVER1 Posts: 6
1/6/10 2:31 P

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Hi everybody!! Ready for some snow? I have just rejoined the sparkteam last friday. I have been doing well, still struggling with the time to do exercise. My schedule makes it difficult for me. But I'm trying to figure it out. The eating healthy part is going well, and tracking my nutrition. Think I will start the 7 day bootcamp. Looks difficult to me, but I can walk in place surely. Anyway hope everyone has a good day and enjoys the upcoming snow! Yay!!

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VALYORSIS Posts: 19
1/5/10 7:11 P

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hi, I live in ffg/crossville looking for a workout buddy..

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1/2/10 8:59 P

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Hello everyone, my name is TJ (TerryJo) and I live in Murfreesboro. We moved here in August from MI and for some crazy reason I've put on ten pounds since moving here.
That in itself is not a big deal except I was already 30# overweight at the time.
I was a member of Sparkpeople when it first started up and had such great luck with it, I thought I'd give it a try again.

I lead a very hectic life, so I'm going to need the support I found here before. I'm 46, still have two children at home, work keeps me gone from 7 am - 5:30 pm, and I'm taking two classes online through Phoenix. With all this I go to bed exhausted each night as it is, I'm not sure how I'm going to work in a workout.
I look forward to meeting you!

If you love the life you live,

you''ll live a life of love.


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MYCHELLI Posts: 8
11/28/09 11:06 P

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Tomorrow morning will be my first day. I just finished creating and printing the menu for the week. I will take any advice that you can give.
I live in Clarksville, TN.

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10/24/09 6:53 A

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Hi I am from the Maryville/Knoxville area my name is Beth. I have not been on sparkpeople for a while...I have gained almost all my weight back and starting over. I hope to have success this time around. I love the fact there is this Tennessee team, this is great.

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VALYORSIS Posts: 19
10/16/09 3:50 P

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Hi, I am from FairField Glade. I am new to this site. I am excited to learn and read new ways to lose this weight. Have started measuring my food and trying to keep a journal. That really lets you know how bad the portion sizes are that I have gotten use to.

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10/7/09 12:01 A

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Hello everyone, I've been absent from SP for about 3 months now. But I'm back!!! My weight stopped but not my fitness.
I'm from cleveland, Tn.

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10/6/09 1:18 P

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I am butting in here and this is my one and only time on this tread.. But here is a quick story.. I joined blc 2 years ago.. The two threads I am on both moved to spark because of the cost.. We introduced ourselves together and became best friends. I just got back from Boston where I met 9 of my weight loss sisters for the first time. My daughter is on this thread and I will be glad to help any of you if you look me up. I know she wants to find the soul mates I have. So come back,, Sign your names and get to know each other with weight loss stories.. Challenge each other.. Sit on each others shoulders.. laugh together and cry together remember there are many reasons why we are heavy and try to sort them out.. Become friends.... I hope you all succeed.. If you have any problems look me up and I will help with what is working for me.... But my lunch is over so I have to go now.. Good Luck BARB I will not return as my daughter needs her privacy also.. I just want here to find the friends here I have

A goal is a dream with a dead line.. We can succeed
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HAPPYHIPCIN05 Posts: 9
10/5/09 9:04 A

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GOOD MORNING SPARK FAMILY!! I HAVE YET TO BEGIN MY JOURNEY .. I SIGNED UP HERE, THAT WAS A STEP FORWARD, I SET A WEIGHT GOAL, A BELIEVE A REASONABLE ONE. YET I FIND MYSELF STRUGGLING WITH COMMITMENT TO DO WHAT I NEED TO DO TO REACH MY GOAL. I ARGUE WITH MYSELF CONSTANTLY.... " AS LONG AS YOU ARE HEALTHY, WEIGHT SHOULD NOT CONTROL YOUR LIFE, EXCEPT YOURSELF FOR WHAT AND WHO YOU ARE " BLAH BLAH BLAH. TRYING TO CONVINCE MYSELF I AM OK WHERE I AM AT. AND IM NOT!!! . I HAVE THE SUPPORT, I HAVE THE WILL, I HAVE NO EXCUSE! MY HEALTH IS MY OBSTACLE RIGHT NOW. I HAVE A PRETTY BAD NECK INJURY, A SHOULDER THAT IS STILL HEALING FROM SURGERY AND A KNEE THAT WAS REPLACED LAST YEAR AND HAS NOT HEALED WELL. I ALSO HAVE OSTEOARTHRITIS IN MY BACK, GOOD KNEE. SO I AM AT A PRETTY HIGH LEVEL OF PAIN MOST ALWAYS. I DONT KNW WHERE TO START WITH EXCERCISE. EVERYTHING HURTS... BUT I FEEL LIKE I MUST FIGURE A WAY AROUND IT. MAYBE I JUST NEED TO FOCUS ON THE EATING PART, THEN WORK ON FIRMING UP LATER.... HELP!!!

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9/29/09 5:36 P

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Hi BABEGRL, I'm Sally and I live in Collegedale. Where in the Chattanooga area are you? I need to lose at least 60 pounds. Much more than you! I have a friend who lost 25 lbs on high protein/low carb. That didn't work for me. I am on my third week with the spark plan and am hoping this works for me. Not much else ever has.

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9/16/09 11:12 A

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Good luck!!!! I have been on here about a month, and finding new stuff all the time--have fun with this!!!!

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9/15/09 8:47 A

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good morning everyone. yesterday was a good day for me. i hope everyone has a good day today. emoticon

Princess fat Pants is now on the wagon I just hope I dont fall off...


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DIANNE37334 Posts: 37
9/13/09 10:59 P

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Hi White HK, Welcome to sparks. I joined about a week ago and am still learning my way around. Working on establishing goal and it's good to have a plan. And I am looking forward to getting to know everyone.

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DIANNE37334 Posts: 37
9/13/09 10:54 P

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Hi Terry, Welcome back. I eat because I am hungry all the time.. I am a diabetic and the meds make me very hungry. And I will agree boredom and stress are triggers. I try to stay busy, and occupied. And adding exercise helps. I am so happy to have found sparks.

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DIANNE37334 Posts: 37
9/13/09 10:49 P

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Hi WhiteHK, I am from Fayetteville TN and I just recently joined sparks. Looking forward to getting to know you all. I'm glad your back on track. That is a good thing.

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9/13/09 8:49 P

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oh and i'm from Tellico Plains

Princess fat Pants is now on the wagon I just hope I dont fall off...


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hi everyone.. i'm Terri i was on here a while back but i fell off the wagon and am picking myself back up and getting back on. i lost a little over 100 lbs and i gained some back. i have managed to keep most of it off. now i need to lose what gained back and get down to my goal. Lisa yes i want to talk about the real reason we over eat. i have also tryed everything but continue to fall back into my old habits. my biggest problem is being bored. I lost my job a few weeks ago and now that i am home all day i find myself eating just because i'm bored.

Princess fat Pants is now on the wagon I just hope I dont fall off...


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LISABANANA Posts: 23
9/12/09 10:22 A

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Is there any one - even one person - who is willing and desires to discuss the real reason we overeat and are hence, miserable? That is what I am looking for. I've tried it all - diets, pills, prayer, equipment. I'm trying as of three days ago to begin being honest with myself about why I overeat and am willing to be honest with someone else about it for the same reasons hoping we can help eachother with our BIG problem.

WHITEHK Posts: 4
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Hello All! I just signed up this morning and I am very excited. I started my weight loss the first of this year and have lost 9lbs it is not much but having a hard time getting any further. I am in the Murfreesboro area anyone from around here? Hoping to find some extra support and hoping I can help support others on their journey.

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Hi, I'm Danni from Nashville. I was doing great with my weight loss until last year when I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. I'm now on prednisone, which just is a weight loss monster. It not only makes you want to binge on simple carbs, but puts all the weight in your face and around the middle (i don't have a middle any more). I'm here now and can get some support making healthy choices and changing my life one day at a time. Blessings to you all.

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8/23/09 1:01 P

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Still looking for someone else from Franklin!

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8/23/09 10:39 A

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Welcome to you new folks. We're happy to have you.

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8/23/09 10:36 A

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Hello everyone! From Cookeville! Looking to lose this silly weight I've gained in the past 2 years. (Stressed out from not being able to find a job).

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I am from Clarksville also, on day #3 of spark people, like so far, just alot to figure out....We can do this though, lets all just work together

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MRSDAVIS041909 Posts: 10
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Hey yall Im from Clarksville,TN anyone else from here????

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Hello, I also just joined, and glad to hear you are from Dyersburg, that's where I live!

DANDLH Posts: 1
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I'm Lorie and I'm from Dyersburg, TN. Not too many people have heard of it but it's about 80 miles North of Memphis. We're in the upper left corner of the state. I only joined Friday. Can someone tell me how to set up those little rules with the cute markers that help you keep track of your weight loss and goal? I'd love to have one of my own. Thanks!

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SHELLEYJKS Posts: 13
8/16/09 10:36 A

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I'm from Franklin. Anybody else?

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I'm Donna and live in murfreesboro been here going on 13 yrs and love it... born and raised in Nashville.. Work for the high school here feeding the kids and loving it....

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