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See this image largerSee this image largerGood am everyone! Still at same dang weight after 2 weeks! Trying to remember it takes time and to be patient! Saw this on one of my FB pages! How PERFECT!!! Hope it helps anyone who's frustrated, tooSee this image largerGood day! Went to gym yesterday. 50 mins on treadmill. Someone was on the bike grr. Hydro massage and massaged legs with roller. Legs better! Housework today and maybe a workout later! Have a good daySee this image largerToday is a good day. Scale shows 6 pounds gone! It is working. So excited. Thankful for Spark People app and the members! We can do this together!!! Have a fantastic day! See this image largerday 28 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 2/3/2017See this image largerday 28 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 2/3/2017See this image largerKicked butt yesterday on treadmill! Up and down with speeds and hills! Did ab and leg machines after. Feeling great. Cooked chic asparagus stir fry for dinner. Was great! Have a good day everyone! See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerHaha. Good am! I just saw this and thought it was a good one. Today is "Danny Day"..aka trainer day. Always look forward to what he's going to show me. Hope you all have a spectacular day!(1 comments)See this image largerI've been lax on recording my food and water intake. I found I must eat more than I was, BUT I was indulging too much. Accountability is KEY! Back at it! Life is good! ??(2 comments)See this image largerFirst day back to gym since my knee acted up 12 days ago. Took it "slow" with no incline on treadmill, as doctor said. Warmed up with half a mile. Then went to stationary bike! Did great! Sweat my arse off, too. Done good with food journal and calories! Went earlier than usual, too. Felt great to be home at 2 pm and all done with workout. I've got this! Spark on people!See this image largerGood am! Hoping to FINALLY get a proper fitting for my knee brace that I've had for over a year. It's never felt "right" since the day I got it. It's so important to get it right as my knee has deteriorated even more. Yesterday's workout has made it sore today, yet again. Have a SPARKALICIOUS DAY!See this image largerAnother great sparking day, everyone. Feeling great. Slept fantastic. Nothing will bring me down today! Off to do a few errands with my Sib. Training session later this afternoon. Then a late evening walk with Sib. I hope your day is a spectacular one, too! Spark on!See this image largerSee this image largerGood am Sparkers! I hope your day is starting off on the right foot! I wound up at Dr yesterday. Had a huge boil on inside of thigh! OWEEE!! Hurts just to walk. Got some yummy antibacterial meds and lots of water. Pills make me so sick to stomach. Hopefully it will start going away. Will be doing some upper arm strengthening today. I hope your day is SPARKALICIOUS! If you're reading this, drink a glass of water!! Now you only have 7 to go! You're welcome! ๐Ÿ˜„See this image largerAs I learn more and more about Spark, the more I discover the healthy way to eat. No more processed meals or snacks. Oodles of water. This along with more exercise is the key! My scale doesn't reflect how good I feel or the way my clothes fit. Now my Sib has joined again! We both will benefit for sure. One hour on treadmill and 30 minutes on the bike today! Sleep will definitely come tonight. Have a great evening!! Drink a glass of water now that you've read this! ;)See this image larger"Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.โ€~Rollo May Good am Sparkers. It's Friday! Another day closer to our goals! Never give up!! Little sore from yesterday. New sneakers have me a couple of blisters and my calfs are sore. This shall pass. Hoping to get to gym later this afternoon. Have a great day! Don't forget to fuel your bodies and drink water!See this image largerI'm sidelined from my aerobic exercising these past two days. Huge boil and a skin wound that occurred from my knee brace are raw. I tried to put some patch bandaids on it and see if that would enable me to go, but the inner thigh is such a hard place for bandaid. So extreme calorie watch and extra water will be had. Trying to let the two areas get air and pray for healing. Hopeful to get past this! Have a spartacular day! Drink drink drink water!!See this image largerKettle Bell workout kicks my arse!!! Totally soaked! I WILL conquer this! DRINK UP SPARKERSSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerBLT & apple. Already on my 6th water! Time to head to gym and hit the bike or treadmill and do some weight training on arms and abs. It's hot today. 93 and steamy is the forecast. Hoping a little walk later on around the neighborhood, too. Got my 10k steps in yesterday. Was easy being at the US P-ball Open. Today will be more difficult with bike. It will be hard, but in going to give it my all! Have a safe and sparkalicious Saturday!! Drink up!! Water for everyone!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerGood am, Sparkers! Up and at it today! Hope everyone is having a good morning! Eng muffin, PB, coffee and 2 glasses of water for breakfast! I've been drinking over 14 glasses lately! Drink up! (1 comments)See this image largerGreat workout earlier. Another 12k step day. I'm in such a great groove. Tomorrow Pickleball lesson with Mom and Dad! Can't wait. New activity. 320 calorie dinner tonight! Room for a snack later ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘(1 comments)See this image largerGreat breakfast on a small plate makes me feel as if I've had a huge meal! Got 20 on the spin today!! Feeling lucky! Off to gym now to get my sweat on!! Drink drink drink!!! (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerWow. I went and braved the 94+ degree sunny weather and did a 2 mile fast walk! Cannot believe I did 2 miles in 38 mins in that heat. The last 1/4 a mile was a slower pace. Haha Now on lanai rehydrating and cooling off with a fan.See this image largerNever forget! This is Day 2 of my BACK AND AT IT stage. Between two eye laser procedures and my allergic reaction last weekend, it set me back a few pounds. No more!!!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘See this image larger"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men (and women) who died. Rather we should thank God such men (and women) lived" ~ George Patton Take time today to remember them and thank them...... God bless the United States Of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerOmg. Long painful day driving. Made it to Canada. I'll be laying low tomorrow! So tired. I also didn't post all day yesterday. Blew my streak. So disappointed. Oh well. Start again tomorrow. Hope everyone has a great night!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerGreat day today. Went to the beach for my 3.5 mile walk. Humid today but thankfully it was hazy Managed to get some sun though. Amazing how strong sun is. Was nice to come home to central air. Made a nice meatloaf dinner. Small piece of meatloaf, 1/2 cup scalloped potatoes and an ear of corn. Now to watch the NASCAR truck race on the dirt track at Eldora Speedway (owned by Tony Stewart). Have a great night everyone. Drink some water!!!!See this image largerHow I am feeling today! Lol. Tried to play Pickleball today only to have my wrist hurt again. Not as bad, but thinking I need a little more time off. Thankfully to make up for lack of the game, Roy and I have been walking a lot down at the beach. Weather is FANTASTIC up here. Low 70's (today only 65). Love this weather. Locals want warmer, but I'm ok. Had a great boat ride with friends on Friday. Had awesome time. Hope everyone is sparking along. Drink some water and SMILE ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerDecided to weigh myself today. I've been eating tons of salads and walking about 3-4 miles a day. I was down 3.5 pounds! YAY. So everything I put on after I left Florida is gone and then some. Walked 5 miles today. The weather has been fantastic! So cool. Crazy summer up here. Just wish I could start playing Pickleball again. I took some beautiful photos today at Cobourg Yacht Club. This was my favorite. Have a wonderful night, my fellow Sparkers. Drink you water!See this image largerPhew. I've been painting an 8x9 room for 4 days. My wrist and fingers make it so difficult. I only have a few hours of work left and it's done. We're trying to get this house sold. Next will be kitchen and downstairs bathroom. I hope you all are having a SPARKALICIOUS day!! Drink a glass of water!See this image largerThis is it. I cannot handle this joint pain anymore. Not sure if it's a thyroid issue or perhaps fibro issue. Going gluten-free for a bit. Cannot go on like this. Now if Roy will just let me do what I gotta do without temptations. Rainy day today. Forgot it was a holiday today here in Canada. My community center is closed today. Hoping rain lets up later. Need a nice walk to loosen up. Enjoy your day everyone. Spark on! Drink your water!!See this image largerDay two of gluten free and low carb. Decided to do two weeks of low carb to get a jump start. Hoping it will allow my joint pain to stop. I felt a little more energetic today. We had another house showing this afternoon. I was on all fours washing all the baseboards. Then did complete vacuum of all 3 floors. Then went and visited a friend to see her new kitten. What a cutie!! All in all a pretty good day! Have a great night everyone. Please drink your water ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerHad an incredible dinner. Strip loin steak (half of a piece), with spaghetti squash and fresh steamed green beans. It was yummalicious!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerGood am Sparkers. I don't know what is going on with me BUT I'm having INCREDIBLE cravings! Omg. I could eat everything in this house. I have refrained so far. Last night I beat some whipping cream and sugar-free pudding mix for a low carb treat. Seemed to have helped last night. I refuse to give in. I've come too far to go through those nasty sugar withdrawals. Haha. Going to paint our kitchen ceiling and then off to Pickleball. Hope you all have a sparkalicious day!! Drink your waterSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerGood am Sparkers! Such an exciting day I had yesterday! We took a ride up to our property yesterday. We were fortunate to be there when the gravel was being delivered for the pad where our prefab will be going! SO happy to see progress!! Still got awhile to wait, but some progress is better than none!! Another trip to Toronto tonight for the final game of the RedSox/Toronto series! Hope to see a sweep by my RedSox! Have a fantastic day and please drink your water!!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerDear Lord I'm off the charts worried. My parents are right in the midst of this. Thankfully they're not at the beach, but they are right on the Caloosahatchee River. Praying the dikes up there aren't compromised. Please pray hard for the folks in Florida and those in Houston still recovering. I'm trying hard to stay on Spark Program, but I eat when I'm nervous. Drink your water!! Praying I have positive updates later regarding my folks as well as our respective homes (mine is right in Ft Myers)See this image largerOk. Everything's going to be fine! Spark gave me 20 on the spin. I'll take that as a signSee this image largerNever Forget. Last night I heard from my parents. They're ok, no power and river house was ok. Haven't heard about my home yet. Praying for all affected by Irma. Today is a day of solemn remembrances.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSee this image largerI really will some day. Feeling defeated. I've put on all I took off. I will begin again *sigh*See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerGood evening. Just got done reheating some dinner and washing the dishes. We've settled in to the condo they've put us up in until our new house is delivered. I must say I've been walking A LOT!! Beautiful area to discover. All of the seasonal renters are gone and we basically have this place to ourselves. So much fun to walk and explore. I've been doing over 10k steps a day for a week now! Loving it! I hope you're all having a great night! Drink your water!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerPhew. 5 hours to put this baby together and require all the components. Everything's coming together!! The fireplace gives off some nice heat, too. Something definitely needed up here. Lolol. Now to cook up some dinner. Hope everyone survived thanksgiving and Black Friday!! I've had 12 glasses of water today, how about you??See this image largerGood afternoon Sparkers. Packing up to head back home to Florida. Had an incredible summer and fall up here on Rice Lake. Our home is pretty much all decorated. The outside will be done in the spring and summer. Cannot wait to get back to my gym. I'm up 10 pounds. The colder weather sure put me in a hibernation mode. LolSee this image largerSee this image largerWell Day 1 and I did pretty good! Logged all my food. Made my list of things to do and to buy this week. Stayed within my calories. Went through a lot of clothes and put together 3 bags for donation. Tomorrow is Mom's Birthday. Lunch will be had. Will go back to gym on Wednesday and get totally back at this!!See this image largerDecided to do this and do weight Watchers. Double accountability. The plan worked for me before. With all the journaling on both apps, my fingers will be busy typing and out of the cookie jar! Lol! Have a sparkalicious night and don't forget to drink your water!See this image largerWoot! Another 1.3 pounds. And I haven't even started any serious exercise. I said I would wait a week or two before adding that in. Wanted to get this new way of WW eating down first. SO excited. It always feels good when you see results because of changes! Everyone have a sparkalicious day and drink your water!See this image largerWoot! Happy to report the first week doing both Spark and WW Freestyle has helped me lose 6.2 pounds my first week. Wooo. Yes, first week always a good weigh-in with most diet plans, but I've never had a first week loss of this much. Very pleased! Cortisone shot in knee yesterday has me benched with ice and rest for today because of swelling and ache. Gym will start next week for sure. Have a sparkalicious day everyone and drink your water!See this image largerALWAYS believe in yourselves! Especially when the others don't! Together we can do this!! Enjoy your weekend!! Water. Don't forget to drink your water!!! GO NE PATRIOTSSee this image largerLove it. It's like hitting the lottery! Hahha. Off to have lunch with a friend to discuss our Alaskan cruise in 149 days (who's counting??). Going to Season's 52. I am armed with my WW and Spark app! Will make smart choices for sure! Have a fantabulous day!! Drink your water!See this image largerIf there is one thing that I've learned, it's that this weight loss adventure is full of ups and downs! Never give up!!! This photo is what I must remember. Hope you all are having a fantabulous weekend!! I'm prepping veggies for the week! As hard as it will be, I WILL stick to my program while Roy is here. By prepping my veggies, I won't be overwhelmed by cooking 2 separate meals!See this image largerThere's spaghetti squash, green beans, zucchini and sautรฉed asparagus with onion and garlic. Sautรฉed with a tbl of garlic infused olive oil and some low fat chicken broth. I will add cod, scallops or Sworfish to complete dinners!See this image largerGood afternoon, Sparkers. I'm currently fighting that nasty crud from fully attacking me! Feel like I have a fur ball in my throat and nose runny. I will not let this get me! This and the fact that I am sore from treadmill yesterday!! EEGADS. Cannot let this stop me. Like the picture says, these bumps ARE the path! Thinking a walk in the neighborhood will do me good followed by a nice hot shower before my New England Patriots take the field!! We can do this!! Drink your water, too!!See this image largerThankful for my Roy. No matter how I look, no matter how down I am on myself and no matter how I want to give up on this jour at, he's there to compliment me, pick me up push me on. I'm heading to doctor tomorrow. I'm going to demand a full thyroid panel. I cannot handle this up and down with my weight and my emotions. I'm trying NOT to give up. Thankful that he is here with me. Thankful for my Spark community as well. #PittyPotDaySee this image largerThe joy of eating healthy. The higher cost of food. The fun of learning to cook healthier! The prepping of fresh foods.......until you slice open your thumb with that nice sharp knife! Trip to hospital, 2 stitches later, finish making dinner and eating at 10:30! Top it all off with a 1.1 pound gain this am on the scale!!! Oh gross trials and tribulations of this journey. *sigh*See this image larger#winning at losing! Down 1.5 today, too. Started using nutribullet yesterday. Two smoothies and healthy dinner. Maybe THIS will work! Can't wait for new doctor appt on 2/22. Have a sparkalicious day!! Drink drink drink water!See this image largerFRUSTRATED! Went to Weight Watchers this am. No weight loss. None BUT there was NO gain. So that is a small victory. Lol. It's a perfect day here in SW Florida. Not a cloud in the sky and no humidity. Perfect day for a walk! Keep logging your food and DRINK THE WATER!!!See this image largerHad my cortisone shot this am in my right hip. The bursitis is kicking something awful these past few days. It's still quite sore, but I know in a day or two it will all be worth it. Then back to gym! Gotta remember my Alaskan Cruise! I want to be able to fully enjoy it by being in better shape! I can and WILL do this. Drink your water everyoneSee this image largerHahahaha. Loved this! Hope you all are having a sparkalicious day! I'm so happy to see my scale moving downward this week! This healthy smoothie and WW is FINALLY working! Shot in my hip has finally done what it's supposed to do. This week I will be starting again at the gym! Remember to drink your water, Sparkers! #FeelingPositiveSee this image largerHAPPY DANCE! Weighed in at Weight Watchers! Down 3.6 for the week!! Yay! Only 1.1 pounds to hit the 10 pound mark! Yay! NutriBullet is definitely my best friend!!! Have a great day!!!See this image largerLolol. Well, I'll STILL pass on the cake (hard, but I will....until Dad's birthday next month!). I feel great. The movement seen on the scale has done wonders for my mentality. I banged the Pickleball on the wall of a vacant building again yesterday for an hour. Worked up a great sweat. Once again today. FEELING GREAT!! Enjoy your day and DRINK YOUR WATER!!See this image largerSee this image largerGood am, Sparkers! It's SATURDAY! I have a dinner tonight at a friend's house. She is making us salad and meatball subs! Dear Lord, help me. This is a test for sure! Bread is the devil! It's my weakness! Must behave. Figuring extra time banging a ball today and only having part of the roll! Perhaps an extra meatball instead. I've been good this week. I can, and WILL, behave. Hoping you all make the right food decisions, too! Drink your water and enjoy this beautiful Saturday!See this image largerThe look on BabyGirl's face this am towards me. She must know I was BAD last night. Two small glasses of champagne and too much cheesy garlic bread. *sigh*. I TRIED to behave. The bread was just SO good and she made so much of it. Time to shake it off and start again. Extra water today and a few more strokes of the Pickleball paddle. I've got this!! Join me in a glass of water, won't you?See this image largerI did it. I banged that Pickleball for an hour and ten minutes. Boy was it hard. Was warmer today and all those nasty carbs in me were sweating out! Haha. Have two chicken breasts in my InstaPot and sweet potato in the micro. Three dinners/lunches. Yum! Will steam some broccoli too. 6 days in a row banging! Here's to ANOTHER glass of water!See this image largerNever forget, my lovely Sparkers!!! Let's drink a glass of water to this!!!See this image largerWootSee this image largerPhew. What a day! I banged that ball for TWO HOURS today! TWO HOURS. It's getting easier and easier. I'm getting faster on my two left feet. I was soaked but felt good. Time to go to bed soon and start all over again tomorrow. Here's a glass of water to you! Drink up *clink clink*See this image largerHahaha. Thankfully I'm very modest and NOT comfortable in my skin to do this! Pizza is my favorite! I hope you all had a great day. All my logging is done, another day of banging the ball, drank my water and ate good. Life is good. WAS going to go to Daytona 500 tomorrow, but the ticket prices are OUT OF CONTROL!! I'll save my $150+ to spend when my BFF flies in this Wednesday! Drink a glass with me, won't you?See this image largerRepeat after me........See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerFor sure! NEVER give up. I must remind myself this as I'm seeing such a slow weight loss journey. I DO, however, see other improvements. The non-scale victories. I had yearly exam after cataract surgery. Eyes were dilated at 8 am. STILL sensitive to the light. Hoping to get outside on this beautiful SW Florida day. Need to walk again today. Drink your water!!! I just did!See this image largerNever feel defeated when you're trying. When you identify the mistakes you've made, that means you're working the program!!! Never give up!! See a gain on the scale?? Just work the program harder! I've been walking A LOT this week!!! I mean A LOT! I'm changing up my breakfasts, rather than always doing a smoothie. Scale has moved down over 2 pounds week!!! Yay me!!!!See this image largerSee this image largerLOVE this!!! We are ALL bad ass!!See this image largerPhew. Three nights of the Magnesium O7. Feeling a lot better already. Still have a ways to go (pun intended lol). Think I was very dehydrated last night tho. Headache and very restless. Will be sure to drink even more water today. Heading out for a walk later today at the Preserve. I've missed it there! Hope you all have a fabulous day!! Let's do this! Drink drink drink your water!See this image largerThis weight loss thing IS a journey, not a diet. We all will have good days and bad days. Just hold on tight through the bad ones and know better days are coming!! You've got this. We've got this!!! Grab a glass of water and let's toast to it!!! Happy St Patrick's Day!See this image largerHad a nice 2.5 mile walk at the Preserve today. The snakes were very active today. So many! Here is a cottonmouth at the tail end of eating a fish it caught! Love springtime. Had leftovers from last night. Mahi Mahi and rice. Drank 14 glasses of water today!!! Oye. Hahaha. Have a great night everyoneSee this image largerSee this image largerHahaha. Daily humor. Shingles are still giving me problems. Waiting for the last of the rash/bubbles to heal. What an ordeal. Not getting on that scale today. We went to Miami last night for Red Sox game. Had an enormous burger and a few fries. DID walk over 3 miles. That's good. Hope you're all having a great day. Drink up!!! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งSee this image largerLOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I'm getting back on that "horse" today. Healthy choices. Healthy THINKING! Time to get off of the pity pot. My cruise is in just over 2 months. MUST take off a few pounds before that! The Shingles has really done a job on me physically and mentally. Today I START OVER! Let's do this, Bonnie!!! Are you with me guys and gals? WE can do it!!!See this image largerFriday night humor. Hahahahahaha Back at it today. Strictly watching and logging what goes into my mouth. Hubby and I walked 2.5 miles. It was hot today here. 88 and a little humid. My sores on my shoulder and chest are sore when the sweat or sun hit them. Hope you all had a sparkalicious day!!See this image largerWent shopping. Got my necessities for the week. Just made an awesome turkey bacon and lettuce in a rollup. Yum!!! On my 4th bottle of water already, too!! Once the baseball game is over, we will head out for our daily walk. Hope you all are having a fantabulous day!See this image largerWoot. It's Friday!! Enjoy your weekend! Lolol No wine for me, just WATER!See this image largerA gentle reminder. Hope everyone is having a sparkalicious day! My BFF is coming to visit again for a week! Feeling blessed!!! I'll probably slip a few times during the visit, but I WILL shake it off!See this image largerGot Cake??? Off to the beach. Been so busy with my bff here.See this image largerMy "Louise" went home today. Roy went home this past Friday. Just BabyGirl and I until end of May. Now to get serious again with this. I've put back on some but it will come off. Been eating food that I usually don't and my innards aren't happy. My warmed up prune juice and SmoothMoveTea should fix that. This photo is from Saturday while we were at Bowditch Point, Fort Myers Beach. It's a hidden gem. If you visit Ft Myers, you MUST check it out. Enjoy your night, Sparkers.See this image largerGood am Sparkers. Saw this on FB and boy did it ever hit home!!! Smoothie this am for breakfast. Spinach, mixed berries, water, flax seed and protein powder. Tastes great. Hope you have a SPARKALICIOUS day. Don't forget to drink your water!!See this image largerLord knows I beat myself up A LOT during this journey. Dang. I've done it my entire life. Good to remind myself of this with this prayer. I hope I help others with this! Have a sparkalicious day and DRINK YOUR WATER.See this image largerHappy May Day my friends. I've had another visitor in over the weekend. She leaves later this am. We had so much fun. Now it's May 1. Countdown to departure to our Canadian home and to my Alaskan cruise. Woooooo!!! Have a sparkalicious day and DRINK YOUR WATERSee this image largerWas dropping off my dear friend at the airport today when I came across these beautiful young Sandhill Cranes on the side of the road. What beautiful creatures. They will get lighter in color as the age. Their mom was carefully watching from the bushes.See this image largerAt the dentist office awaiting my turn. I get so sick with worry the night before and day of. I have two troublesome teeth. Drink your water! Lately drinking mine has been torture because of these two teeth. Hopefully I will be able to get back to drinking more after this!See this image largerNever give up!!! Cheated yesterday with pizza. Tried a new place. My punishment for cheating was HORRIBLE TASTING pizza. Oh well. Again I jump back on this "train". Drink your waterSee this image largerCan you hear me now??? ;) have a sparkalicious day and drink your water, my fellow Sparkers!See this image largerTo be rich........ Hahahaha. Have a sparkalicious day! Pickleball will my parents this morning! I have 4 bottles of water with me! I hope you drink your water, too!See this image largerSometimes we need a gentle reminder! Deep spring cleaning today in the condo. Only 17 days before I depart for Canada for a few months! Drink your water everyone!See this image largerGood am Sparkers! I needed this reminder. I've been sliding backwards on this path. It's so difficult. I always have great intentions, but my willpower always goes south. I will get back on this path. I must. For me. Only for me. Off to play Pickleball with my parents and then out for lunch to celebrate Mother's Day. Have a sparkalicious day everyone!!See this image largerNever forget. My body never LETS me forget. But I now say my pain is a sign that I'm ALIVE! A bit sore today. I played Pickleball yesterday and was going backwards (a NEVER in Pickleball. When will I learn??) and tripped on my 2 left feet and fell backwards. Thought my parents were going to have a heart attack! I protected my head from hitting the court, thankfully. All at the expense of my lower back, wrist and left butt cheek. Lolol. Quite sore today. A very LIVELY day! ๐Ÿ˜‰See this image largerGood Monday morning, Sparkers! What beautiful advice this one is!! Be sparkalicious today and DRINK YOUR WATER!!!See this image largerAnd don't forget to drink your WATER!! Hope everyone has a sparkalicious day!!!See this image largerMorning humor! Up early and enjoying my coffee. Truth be known, my back woke me up at 5 am. Really did a job on it last week when I fell on the court. Dr appointment this am and then off to pick up Mom for our Girl's Day. Always fun. Savor your parents!! You don't know how long they're going to be with you!! Have a sparkalicious day and don't forget to drink your water! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งSee this image largerNever forget! Lol. Have a sparkalicious day, everyone!! It's FRIDAY! Drink up!See this image largerReverse those negative thoughts!! You just may be amazed with what you think and see! Happy Friday, Sparkers! I'm on glass #9 now. How about you??See this image largerI mean, really! Lolol. Hope everyone had a great day. I met all the people we are going on the Alaskan cruise with. Drove up to Tampa for lunch. Getting so excited. Still have to get to Canada. Leave here next Sunday. This week I finish up packing and closing down the condo. Drank oodles of water today, how about you?See this image largerOoh. Spot on. ThT evil b*tch LOVES bread. My weakness. My downfall. Lololol. Enjoy your Sunday, fellow Sparkers. Drink your water and have a sparkalicious day!!See this image largerGood Monday morning, Sparkers! Just a little encouragement on this beautiful day!! Drink up that water!!!See this image largerGreat advice! Now let's fill this glass up and drink your water!!! Have a sparkalicious day!!!See this image largerIsn't THIS true!!! Time to stop. Smell the flowers. Look at the sky. Observe the shapes of clouds. Listen to the birds. Live each day for today. Hope you all had a great day, Sparkers. Did you drink your water??See this image largerMorning humor!! Hope everyone has a fantabulous day!! Drink drink drink your water!!!See this image largerHappy Friday, Everyone! Enjoy the long weekend but remember what this holiday really stands for! On the final packing stages to leave for Canada on Sunday. Hoping to leave that is. Big tropical storm coming into SW Florida this weekend. May wait a few days. Only 13 more days until my Alaskan cruise!!! Wooooo! Enjoy the weekend! Enjoy a margarita......A margarita. ;)See this image largerGood am Sparkers. Unfortunately I have lapsed into the first part. After my cruise next week, I promise myself to get into the last part! My energy level after the 26 hour drive up here is gone. Lol. Slept 9 hours last night and I'm STILL tired. This, too, shall pass. I AM, however, drinking my water!!! How about you??See this image largerSee this image largerHahahaha Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday! I'm on my fourth bottle of water! How about you?See this image largerDrink drink drink. I have been! I'm FINALLY all packed for the cruise!!! My adventure starts Wednesday afternoon! Driving into Toronto and staying at a hotel near airport. NO WAY am I risking the 1hr 30 min drive for a 7 am flight. We all board the ship on Friday in Vancouver. Will explore Vancouver on Thursday. Praying internet works while on cruise. Hate to blow my streak!!! Hope everyone had a great day!See this image largerSee this image largerWinner winner!! AND it's departure morning for Vancouver!! It's going to be a sparkalicious day!! Going to do my best to somewhat behave and DEFINITELY drink my water! Hope you all do the same!See this image largerI'm finally back from trip to Alaska and back at this Spark App. What a fantastic trip! OMG. I'm up 5 pounds! Eek. They'll come off. The food was incredible. The people, and the ship, were incredible. Made new friends! The glacier was so beautiful. A sight I will never forget. I'll share more photos in the upcoming days! So happy to have gone! If you can, you MUST! You will NOT be disappointed!! Drink up that water!!See this image largerSee this image largerSalads and glass Pino Grigio on our deck. Did incredible for my first day. Even got a 3 mile walk in. I can do this!!!! Drank TWELVE glasses of water too.See this image largerGood am! Day 2 of "back at it". I did GREAT yesterday. Back at it today. This is one of my favorite photos from my trip. We were on a beautiful train ride. I have so many great photos from this trip. I hope you enjoy them. I'm working on a photo album now. Time for some yard work and then go through some more photos. Have a sparkalicious day!! Drink up!!!See this image largerBeautiful night here on Rice Lake, Ontario. Hope everyone drank their water and logged all their food! I did. Day 2 in the books. Walked 3.5 miles in 3 outings. Short and sweet but easier on my hip and knees this way. Nice hill on my walk too! 4 times up it! I've got this, hope you do tooSee this image largerGood evening Sparkers. Hope you had a great day! We had to get a new grill today. It's all set up and ready to be broken in tomorrow with some nice T-bone steaks. Here's a favorite photo I took off of the back car on the train from Denali to Anchorage. Just loved how it came out. Hope you all are having a great evening and have had your daily glasses of water!!! Sleep well!See this image largerHappy Canada Day to my Canadian friends! I'm riding I am riding in a fire truck today in the local parade. It's a tradition now. Then a nice cookout afterwards! Hope you all are safe. Please do NOT drink and drive. We already have someone lined up to drive us home tonight!!See this image largerHad a great day yesterday at the Port Hope Canada Day Parade. So blessed to have been able to ride shotgun with my friend Al driving the truck. It was SO hot. We then followed up with a party at Al and Tracy's. I didn't eat too much food but I DID enjoy too much sweets. Cake was incredible and Tracy's Mom makes a "Death By Chocolate" dessert every year. I'm on a sugar hangover today. Tomorrow is a new day......See this image largerOMG face on BabyGirl as I rid my cabinets of evil foods! THIS IS IT. Going t try KETO to jump start some weight loss. I've had such great success on it before. It's SO much easier when I'm alone to follow this BUT it will be a challenge with my beef and potato Roy. Had a ham and cheese omelet for breakfast with one cup of coffee and two bottles of water. Have some chicken defrosting from the grill later. That and a salad will do me. #KETOSee this image largerYes! Did great. Numbers are good. Just may need to be more careful with sodium. That number was high. #KETOSee this image largerHappy Independence Day!! Please be safe today. No drinking and driving. No overindulging. If you do, don't beat yourself up. Just get back at it tomorrow! Today is DAY 2 of KETO. staying at it. Already had 3 bottles of water. Let's drink to the 4th of July!! #KETOSee this image largerSee this image largerPhew. Finished day 4 of KETO in good numbers. Still have a slight headache but nothing like yesterday. Busy day today. Shopping and ceramics. FINALLY cooling down up here. Have had some rain and T-Storms. Will definitely do a long walk tomorrow. I saw 97 in Peterborough today!! Too dang hot!! Ok. Raise a glass of water and toast for a great night of sleep!! #KETOSee this image largerSee this image largerYummy. Just a little something I made. Use smaller plates to make me feel like I'm eating more. #KETOSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerMy numbers yesterday ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸผSee this image largerPancakes and bacon for my king. Eggs and bacon for me! Yum #KETOSee this image largerWinner winner! Love the max point spins. Nice way to start off the morningSee this image largerYum. Cheese omelet and sausages #KETOSee this image largerDAY 7 KETO Feeling fantabulous. Just my sleep pattern is off. Other than that, adjusting quite well. Will be looking into some KETO friendly supplies at a local health market. Need erythritol and few other items to bake some KETO friendly snacks. Loving this new lifestyle. Just need to keep up variety so I don't get bored with it. I DO miss carbs, mentally. Lol. Don't forget to drink your water! On my 4th bottle joe, how about you?See this image largerAin't THAT the truth!!! Eat WHOLE FOODSSee this image largerCompleted Day 8. Within numbers! And 13 glasses of water....so far. Probably end up with 14. Did you drink your water today? #KETOSee this image largerDay 9 KETO: well, I was up almost a pound. This is why one shouldn't get on scale every day. I just feel I need to. Not getting down on myself. It's a beautiful morning here. Cool for now. Will get warmer and more humid as the day goes. Already on bottle #2 of water. How about you?See this image largerEnding Day 9 of KETO on a positive note yet again. ALSO made some avocado brownies to take to my ceramics class in the morning. They smelled fantabulous. There's 3 other girls who are gluten free and low carbs. They're sure to appreciate them. 7 bottles of water, too. With at least one more to go. Loving this new lifestyle. Have a sparkalicious evening and remember to drink that water!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThe numbers yesterday. Today they WILL be better. Already on my 4th bottle of water. #KETOSee this image largerGood am. Back at the KETO seriously today. Did pretty good at cookout yesterday. Ate chicken and one rib. Not as much sauce on it. Had 3 bites of cheesecake too. Sure could've been worse. I love that I automatically analyze everything that I eat. Let's drink a bottle to being aware!!! Have a sparkalicious day!!!See this image largerYum. Grilled pork chop, mashed cauliflower and a salad. Very tasty. Did good today with KETO. Love summer grilling. #ketoSee this image largerWoot!! Back at this!! #KETOSee this image largerKETO DAY 14. Still happy with this way of eating. Appetite is less. Scale isn't moving fast, but its moving down. Need more exercise. This humid weather is no good for my lungs. Supposed to get cooler this week. I find my body craves more and more water. Drank 8 bottles yesterday! Woah! Don't give up, fellow SPARKERS. We've got this! Let's drink a glass of water to this! ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆSee this image largerAnother good day. Stayed within my numbers and drank 12 glasses of water! Yay! #KETOSee this image largerOops. I did it again AND I had a small rum and Coke. All under my calorie and carb counts. Loving this #KETOSee this image largerSee this image largerFinished up DAY 17 KETO on a positive note! Kept in the calorie range I wanted and my pie chart is 95% on. One extra % on carbs and 1 less on protein lol. Getting the hang of it. Got in a 2 mile walk today, too! Yay me. Have a great night. Be sure to get your sleep AND your water!!!See this image largerSee this image largerThought this was cute! Hahaha. There's no overnight fix to this. It's definitely a slow and steady process. I'm learning to be satisfied and HAPPY with any loss of weight, be it ounces or a pound. This is the winning attitude for me. This and lots of water. Hahaha. Have a sparkalicious day! Make good food choices and drink that water!!See this image largerSee this image largerHahaha. Basically how I feel right now as hubby has apple pie and ice cream!!! But I'm strong. I will not cave. Did good today. Kept within my numbers and I'm finishing up my 6th bottle of water. We're in for lots of rain the next few days. We did our errands today. Hope you all had a great day and that you drank your waterSee this image largerDay 23 KETO: mmmm. Bacon and eggs. Doesn't get much better!! Pot roast in the slow cooker for dinner. Roy will have his potatoes and corn. Looking like either spaghetti squash or cauliflower and a small salad. Really loving the KETO way. Already on my 3 bottle of water! How about you??See this image largerDAY 23 KETO: good am. Already have 2 bottles of water and a Bullet Coffee into me. Feeling good about this lifestyle still. Woke up ravenous this am for some reason. Probably because I burned so many calories tossing and turning all night! Horrible sleep. We've had a lot of rain overnight and my body is feeling it. Oh well. We needed the rain so much. I hope you all have a great day!! Drink that water!!!See this image largerPicked up the pens and coloring books again. Great way to keep my brain and hands busy. LolSee this image largerSee this image largerMy morning coffee buddy. She's never far from me. Already have had my bullet coffee and onto my 2nd bottle of water!!! The daily shuffle to and from the bathroom has begun. Hahahaha Have a sparkalicious day and don't forget your water!!!See this image largerSee this image largerAhhh. Finished my 2nd project today. Feels so relaxing to do this. Off to a party at our friends soon. Hope everyone has a great day. Enjoy and drink your waterSee this image largerMy new project. Having awful time with my plantar fasciitis. Wouldn't wish this on my enemy. Trying to take it slow and stay off the feet. Something I don't like to do. Been icing it to no avail. Hopefully this will pass soon. I AM on my 13th cup of water! Yay me! How about you?See this image largerDAY 29 KETO: Good am! I finally had a fantastic night of sleep. First one in awhile. It's a good thing. I'll need it for an evening with the in-laws. Hahaha. Just kidding. Breakfast this am will be eggs and bacon. Yum. Hubby always looks at my plate....or should I say the bacon. HANDS OFF! Stay away from my gold. You just enjoy those carb loaded pancakes. Hahaha. Hope you all enjoy your day! Don't forget to drink that water!!!!See this image largerDay 30 KETO: bacon bacon. It's my favorite. Lolol. Off to Costco to get some meat and cheese. Need some ricotta to make my zucchini Lasagna. So excited for a piece of it! Will make two trays as I have two huge zucchinis. Will freeze it so I have future meals. Yum. Drink that water, my fellow Sparkers. It's a warm one out thereSee this image largerMy feet are KILLING me. Really hampering my exercise. Off to Peterborough today for Costco and to find some sort of shoe for relief. I really think it's because I am always barefoot in the house on our floors. Really wish I could have a shoe full of ice lolSee this image largerPerfect KETO numbers! I'm trying to relax but both my feet are absolutely killing me from plantar fasciitis. I bought some inserts for shoes and some support socks. Tomorrow will be a very relaxed day. I walked too much today, especially on hard floors in Costco. Praying for some relief. Drank 14 cups of water today! YAY ME!! Ok. Have a sparkalicious day and don't forget to drink that water!!!!See this image largerDay 32 KETO: I bought two BIG zucchinis this weekend at a local farm stand. Only paid $2 each. SCORE!!! Decided to make some lasagna with it. KETO friendly, too. Made one big one and 2 smaller ones for a friend. Now to sit down and get my feet up. A LOT of work, especially with the plantar fasciitis acting up!See this image largerKETO Day33: Finished this yesterday. Kept my hands busy and out of the cookie jar. Hard to stay off my feet, but I know I must. Feeling slightly better today. Haven't walked much on them tho. Hope you're all ready for the weekend! Don't forget that water!!See this image largerThis was a project I finished coloring on Friday. I love birds. Lol. Working on another one now.See this image largerKETO FAIL DAY 36 Great words! Now to follow them. Fell off the KETO wagon yesterday. Damn it. I cannot be alone. Lol. Found the fudge that I had purchased in Alaska. It was in the freezer.... WAS. It's in my belly as of yesterday. Oh well. Shake it off. It's gone now. This humidity and my plantar fasciitis is wearing on me. Supposed to be getting some storms tonight. Really miss being able to walk and enjoy outside.See this image largerAnother project I finishedSee this image largerHi everyone. I took a nice walk today down at Cobourg Marina. Thought my feet were ok. The plantar fasciitis seemed to have been a lot better. WRONG! I'm flaring again now. SO frustrating. Oh well. Saw this incredible cloud today. Reminds me of an elephant. I love elephants. I hope you all had a great day and that you drank your water!!! Have a fantabulous nightSee this image largerSee this image largerKETO POWER: just made these fantabulous cheddar zucchini muffins. They came out incredible. Yum. Still have leftover zucchini. May make some chocolate zucchini muffins. Made a huge zucchini Lasagna yesterday.See this image largerMorning humor! Good am. I'm in VT this week visiting my BFF. Sure to be a week of laughs and great memories to be made. May be some liquid laughter involved. Haha. Enjoy your day and drink that water!!!See this image largerWalked 3 miles straight yesterday at Slough Preserve here in Ft Myers. I have been slacking for awhile. Started slow. One around for a couple of days. 2 times around for a couple more. Yesterday was 3x around. My hips are killing me today. Lol. Will try for 3 again today. Here's a big alligator on the dock. He's there every day!See this image largerHahahahaSee this image largerMorning humorSee this image largerFriday humor!See this image largerSaturday humor! LololSee this image largerSunday humor! LolSee this image largerThis is for a feller Sparker. He ALWAYS helps us, even when he's battling his own personal stuff!! Thank you, Greg. This one is for you, @gpalmer2019 aka SupermanSee this image largerMonday humor!See this image largerSO proud of my NE Patriots!!! #6 for Tom Brady and Bill as a head coach!!! GOAT!!!!See this image largerHappy National Pizza Day! I am a PIZZA ADDICT!! I will not celebrate this today. One slice and I'll be back on a "pizza bender". HahahaSee this image largerHad to lower teeth removed on right side earlier today. Back molar and one beside it. 13 shots of Novocain which has now worn off. Unbelievable pain. No quotes today. I'm sorry. Just can't do it. Dentist did say when people have molars removed they tend to lose 5-10 pound because of discomfort and inability to chew. I joked that I should have one out each month. Hahahaha. What a wicked way to lose weight, tho. Have s sparkalicious day!See this image largerYesss! Daytona 500 today. Official start to the 2019 NASCAR season!! Go Kyle BuschSee this image largerAmen! LolSee this image largerMy BFF is in town for the week. We were down at Tigertail Beach in Marco Island. We found a beautiful spot! We are both sun-kissed today, me a lot more. Lol. My mouth is doing so much better now, finally!! A lot of walking yesterday and shell picking! Not sure of what we're doing today, yet. It's cloudy here!! Hope you all have a sparkalicious Saturday!!!See this image largerSaw this and HAD to share! LololSee this image largerSaturday humorSee this image largerOMG. We ended up signing on the original house I wanted!! After looking at more units yesterday, my honey realized he would be silly not to sign it!!! Now we can move out of here and into new place all at once! I'm in love with the lake view and my HUGE kitchen!!! Feeling very blessed!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSpent the am at the tax collector's dept. had to homestead the home and change my payments to quarterly rather once a year. House is really coming along. I went to a few places and looked at bedroom furniture. Fell in love with a set of bed stands at "Curious Cargo" in Ft Myers. They also had a BEAUTIFUL wicked desk. Sure wish I had extra money to spare :(See this image largerWow. 3 weeks ago today we closed on the new place. I absolutely LOVE it here. So quiet and people are so friendly. I'm about 75% unpacked. I've come to he conclusion that I'm an out of control packrat! Hahaha. I have a bunch of stuff put aside to sell at our biannual yard sale here. Spring and fall is when they happen. We just missed the spring one. The view from the sunroom is nice. BabyGirl enjoys her birdies and geckos! Ok. Back to unpacking. Have a sparkalicious day.See this image largerSee this image largerWowza! I went just under 6 miles today on my 3 wheel bike! Must ride a 3 wheeler because of chronic vertigo. It's a little more humid today, too. I got carried away with the ride! So much easier doing this route than riding around in our neighborhood! This is only 1 way! Yay me! Off to shower and over to Mom and Dad's for awhile. Must teach Mom how to use her new IPhone. She always had Samsung, but they got a BOGO on IPhoneX. So happy I bought this bike!See this image largerHappy Sunday. I'm waiting for my parents to come over. Dad and I will pressure wash my place today. I've already made a taco ring for lunch and Mom is bringing a salad. It's already 88 and STEAMY. On and off rain expected today. Must get this done! As this photo shows, NEVER give up!!!!! Have a blessed day! Keep sparkingSee this image largerA little humor! Have a sparkalicious evening!See this image largerHumor lolSee this image largerSee this image largerHello Sparkers! I've been back in Canada for 11 days now. Finally recovered from long drive from SW Florida. Took a long time to recover this time. We've had some beautiful sunsets. The photo show 3 different sunsets from 3 different evening. Other picture is from our backyard. The cows should be grazing from this area in August. Farmer has cut and "bailed" the hay and they're drying out. Mother Nature is just so giving.See this image largerSaturday am funny.See this image largerTo all of my Canadian Sparkers, have a fabulous Civic Day long weekend! I love spending my summers here in Ontario. The resort below us is hopping with long weekend activities!!! Please remember not to drink and drive!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerBeautiful foliage in upstate Vermont today!!! Love the colors! Got a lot walking in, tooSee this image largerWhat a windy and chilly day it was!! Got in a two mile walk. Very chilly up here on Rice Lake in Roseneath, Ontario. Decided to walk around this path 3 times to get 2 miles. Getting closer to my departure from Canada. Looking forward to getting back to Florida as the weather here is getting colder. Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian Sparkers! We celebrate tomorrow with Roy's parents.See this image largerSee this image largerIt's a beautiful morning here in North Fort Myers, FL. Going to continue with some yard work here. Need to go and get some mulch. Got to keep my hands busy and out of the proverbial "cookie jar". Have a fabulous weekend!See this image largerMy BabyGirl and I want to take time to wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS. HAPPY HANUKAH to my Jewish friends as your celebration begins today.See this image largerIt's a new year and I'm trying to get back into this thing they call "healthy lifestyle". My oh my how dangerous the holidays are with all the rich and fatty food, cookies and pies. Back to concentrating on water intake, proper serving amounts and exercise. I'm at the heaviest i was before. I let myself slip. Thankfully, I can try again. Happy New Year!See this image largerHa! Good morning everyone!! Hope you all have a Sparkalicious day!!See this image largerIf only! LololSee this image largerMorning giggle. Keep Sparking, everyoneSee this image largerSunday morning humor. Have a sparkalicious day!!See this image largerFriday humor! LolSee this image largerJust a little humor to help us get through this! Stay safe and wash your handsSee this image largerDid a lot of yard work yesterday. I removed some old mulch, fertilized and watered my palms, then put new black mulch down and put rocks in the middle. I and my bff had painted the cement around them white a few weeks ago. Really brightened up the back yard. Worked up one heck of sweat in the 85 degree weather. Thankfully humidity was low.See this image largerSunday morning humor. Hope everyone is safe and healthy!!!See this image largerMonday morning humor! A beautiful, cooler and less humid day here in SW Florida. Hope you all have a fabulous day!See this image largerHappy Mother's Day, everyone. My daughter, furry one below, left me a beautiful fur-ball in front of the refrigerator this am. Lol. Enjoy your special day and remember those mothers who have left us. I, myself, wonder if you think of me?See this image largerI am facing a knee replacement when this COVID-19 is under better control down here in Fort Myers area. I have been limited to what I can do. Not much exercise except for upper body. Today is day 1 of Keto. I want to lose a chunk (pun intended) of weight to make recovery easier. Since this coronavirus, I have put on more dang weight. As a high risk person (reduced lung capacity) I have been staying to myself. Letโ€™s hope I can stick to this and get some weight off!! #KetoSee this image largerWell, Iโ€™m well into day 2 of keto. Feeling kind of lightheaded. Must be extra careful with my tibia situation. I must stick with this to make replacement surgery easier. I keep reminding myself of this. Only a few more days and I will feel better, I hope. Lol. Enjoy your day #KeepSparking #KetoSee this image largerSee this image largerDAY 4 of KETO. I ordered a breath keto test yesterday. I swear Iโ€™m into keto the way my pee smells and how many times I pee. I know, TMI. LOL. Just made these incredible portobello pizzas. Omg. Incredible one for tonight and one for lunch tomorrow. Mmmm good. Hope everyone had a great day!! #KETOSee this image largerDay 7 KETO A perfect day within Keto numbers. So happy. Went to BJโ€™s today for some more keto friendly food. I received some great Keto books by Jennifer M Garza. Cannot wait to try her recipes. Very happy with the 2 books I bought on Amazon. #KetoSee this image largerDay 10 KETO: hello everyone! Iโ€™m still sticking to this!! Yay me. I am noticing increased energy. So frustrated with my knee situation. I try to take many small walks a few times a day. Use my cane to help. Sticking with this. Really would like to lose at least 25 pound by Labor Day! Thank you for your support. #KetoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerWeโ€™ve had 3 days in a row of incredible thunderstorms. Lots of rain and wind. This is my first summer here in Fort Myers area. With the borders closed, I cannot go to to my fiancรฉeโ€™s house for the summer. While I miss him terribly, I am enjoying these storms. Lol. Sticking to the keto. Was introduced to โ€œKeto Chowโ€ on-line. Their product is incredible. Just love the meal replacements they have available. Makes keto easier. Have a great night everyone!! Keep sparkingSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerFantastic skies last night. Weโ€™ve been. Less@with some incredible sunsets these past few days. Hope you all are have a sparkalicious week so far!! ๐ŸŒ…

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