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  • RetiredAndLovingItRetiredAndLovingIt Member Posts: 772 Member Member Posts: 772 Member
    Hi all...I had a whole thing typed, & scrolled back & lost it, & don't feel like redoing it, lol. We went & got the gkids from OK over the weekend, so I probably won't be on here much for about 10 days or so. Hope you all keep doing great while I am MIA.
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Member, Premium Posts: 1,331 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,331 Member
    @trishastime I'm glad that you have recognized progress in me. I tend to only look at the negative it seems and forget the positive things I've done this year. I say ask for a referral. No one should have to live with pain. I wonder if some alternative medicine like acupuncture could help.

    @trooworld My new outfit is yellow and gray tank with a pair of matching shorts. I haven't worn shorts in years.

    @teresaw1020 Woohoo on more weight loss. A little each week adds up to big numbers by the end of the month. I'm sure your hubby loves you no matter what but I know what you mean. They are lucky to have us.

    @its_cleo My own thoughts on the low carb thing is that it works for some and doesn't work for us. By that I mean long term. I could never do it because I won't stick to it long term so while I can get some fast weight loss by doing it, it will come back eventually. But that's just me. I know people who have done very well on that style of eating. Just not me. I lose weight consistently on about 48/35/17. (carb/fat/protein) I guess it's good there are so many plans out there since our bodies all react differently. Finding the one that works for us is our focus. Now I need to figure out this vacation thing. I was doing so well the first part and then I had to take that cross country trip. I'll be back home next Wednesday or Thursday. That's the plan anyway. I found this 6 week training plan just using my bodyweight that I want to try once I get back home and settled.

    @RetiredAndLovingIt I hate when I lose a post. Enjoy your time with the family.
  • trooworldtrooworld Member Posts: 1,406 Member Member Posts: 1,406 Member
    @TeresaW1020 That sounds like a good plan! Congrats on your loss! What's the name of your new scale? You are doing so great, keep it up!!!

    @its_cleo They ARE part of our families, aren't they? We treat them with all the care that we can. It's just rough on the pocketbook! But we'll manage. Thanks, I'm glad he's feeling better, too! We are still setting things up, unfortunately, and will be for a while since we only have time to do it on the weekends, and we only have a little time on the weekends.

    @TrishasTime Well, luckily there was an emergency with one of the techs and they needed to reschedule. ;) So, I have until July 17th to heal my gums on my own or they will look at them. You are right, but they are going to accuse me of not taking care of my gums. They are partially right: I have been doing it, but not doing what they asked. I have an implant in the area that is bothering me, and although I brush my teeth twice a day, and I use a Waterpik, I don't use this pokey thing that pokes into the implant. It's just too fussy and takes too much time. I guess I'll have to start using it, too. But my mouth routine alone takes 15 minutes, I'm tired, I don't want to add another 5 minutes to it but I guess I will! I'm sorry you are still in so much pain. :( I think you should go to a specialist, it wouldn't hurt?

    @RetiredAndLovingIt That stinks. That's why I type my responses in Notepad and then copy and paste it into the comment box, that way I don't lose my response. Have fun!

    @theslightedgeforever You have definitely become more consistent with journaling, I think? Your new outfit sounds cute. :) I haven't worn shorts in years either, congrats on that.

    Hello all. Today is my husband's birthday. We are going out for drinks with his sister tonight, and then tomorrow, just him and I are going for lunch somewhere. Saturday, we are celebrating his birthday with his family. I'm off tomorrow yay! Have a great day, everyone!

  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Member, Premium Posts: 1,331 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,331 Member
    @trooworld I missed the news about your teeth I guess. I need two implants but have put off getting them because of the cost. But now that last child is done with med school and will be getting a job more money for me. lol Well my legs don't look any better than they did years ago so while the shorts are cute, the legs won't be. But no one will see me but my hubby and my mil. My skin is thinning around my upper thighs I guess. I suddenly have fat pouches that didn't exist before. Or I'm turning into a guy. ;) So that's one of my goals. Get rid of those. Yes, I'm much more consistent on my journaling. Happy Birthday to your hubby.

  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Member Posts: 1,569 Member Member Posts: 1,569 Member
    @its_cleo, I think there are carbs and then there are carbs. For a strict Keto diet, you must keep your carbs under 20 grams, which means no fruits, beans, and a limited amount of veggies. But you don’t have to go as low as 20 grams if you just are looking to do a low-carb diet. From my research, a low-carb diet is eating under 100 net carbs a day. That more than allows for some beans, fruits, and maybe even a potato occasionally! My goal is to stay between 50 and 75 grams but I’m not married to it. *see my comments below 😉

    @TrishasTime, Thanks, lady! <3 I have a whole folder of pictures that I’ve taken during the different stages of my weight loss. I take them wearing my gym clothes and when I’m dressed up so that I can see the difference in both. I also have this pink T-shirt that was super tight when I started, and I take a picture of me in it for every 10 lbs I lose. I enter all my foods into Carb Manager and have my settings set to track my net carbs. I also track on my WW app mostly out of curiosity to see where my points land now that I’m eating so much more fat and because I want to rack up my Wellness Win points so I can get some free stuff. I pay them enough money, so I want my freebies!! :D

    Yes, you should go see a specialist!! Your GP only knows so much and a foot specialist might have pain management ideas or even find something wrong that can be fixed. Don’t suffer if you don’t have to. ((hugs))

    @RetiredAndLovingIt, isn’t that so frustrating!! I’ve done it before and now what I do is type my responses to you all using a Word doc. I minimize it on my screen so I can type and see the post I’m replying to at the same time. :)

    @trooworld, my scale is the RENPHO Smart Scale. I asked a very large group I belong to on FB and that one was the overwhelmingly favorite. It only cost less than $30. I did have to watch a YouTube video when it wouldn’t sync correctly but once I knew what to do it was super easy and it’s fun to see all those numbers. My bone mass weighs 9 lbs. :D Have fun celebrating hubby’s birthday!! B)

    So, yesterday I ate Mexican and I'm NOT sorry for it!! :D The staff and I had a really long meeting and then we were all working on the vacation Bible school decorations and other stuff and I hadn't brought any food with me thinking it would help me fast longer. Well, by 12:30 I was starving so when pastor motioned for me to come to lunch with them I didn't even bat an eye and jumped in his truck. I had the lunch portion steak fajitas and about 6 chips with cheese dip. And two Diet Cokes!!! Luckily my weight was actually down this morning, which I contribute to my 21 hour fast. I like low carb eating but I'm not going to live a life where there are no Mexican lunches! B)
  • cbabiecbabie Member Posts: 813 Member Member Posts: 813 Member
    Morning gals,
    I apologize I have not been on here like I should be. I have the cast put on my wrist yesterday and yesterday was really painful after was put on. My bones haven't shifted...You're still not where they're supposed to be exactlyBut I'm okay with It.I still believe God putting them in correct alignment and my wrist will be fine.

    @trooworld I'm sorry you're having gum issuesYes we need take care of our guns and yesI'm too tired to wash my face most the time so I totally understandI hope you're happy and you have a good birthday dinner.
    @TeresaW1020 Glad you enjoyed the Mexican food. Congratulations on your continued weight lossThank you for clarifying low-carb It helps me understand a little betterI still yet have to figure out what the carb manager is. Mail caster stop by my house yesterday I had found some things in the office is closed Of his personally. It was good to see him. So I'm glad you took time to enjoy lunch with your pastor and your staff friends

    @TrishasTime I think you should see a specialistWhen I broke my knee I had Excruciating pain that never stopped. the doctor kept telling me was either in my head there was nothing wrong. I got to second opinion and there was something wrongI had what was diagnosed as RSD. You're not a wimp go get it checked.

    @its_cleo LOL I laughed when you said it was boring lay exercises. Personally I think exercises boring. That's why I used to try to read a book while on my treadmill or pray or sing something to keep my mind occupied. But it sounds like you love to run. CongratulationsKeep up the good work!

  • its_cleoits_cleo Member Posts: 534 Member Member Posts: 534 Member
    @retiredandlovingit enjoy your time with the grandkids! I really like your avatar by the way.

    @theslightedgeforever your experience with carbs is the same as mine. That’s great you found a worout plan and bodyweight exercises can be great. I looked at Week 1 Monday- couple of comments: #2 pushups- pushups are very hard to do properly, it’s one of those pinnacle type exercises. I would try it from the knees first. I know other modifications as well. #5 hip extensions. It’s hard for people to do this exercise properly bc the key to it is keeping your hips level, but you can’t actually see in that position. A lot of people will end up opening on one side. A different exercise which is easier to do properly and hits the same muscles is just a standard bridge.

    I could look at the rest if you want, or when you start. I’ve learned a ton about different exercises, doing them properly, etc from working with trainers for yrs. Or you can disregard my comments lol, no worries.

    @trooworld have a great time with your husband!

    @TeresaW1020 thanks- that info on carbs is really helpful. So I checked mine are high, around 150-180 g but that is on a 1800 cal diet, which is a lot of calories. I’ll keep an eye on it, maybe I can lower it to 125. Just experiment. I’m trying small steps so I think under 100 would be too much at once for me.
    Lol about the Mexican lunches, sounds great!

    @cbabie, I hope the cast helps, it still sounds painful. Yeah exercise can be boring for sure lol. And I hate stretching. One of the reasons I like running is outside, so at least I can look at the houses, gardens, etc.

    Well, yesterday I was over calories by about 200, but I think I can make up for it today. Yesterday I also did the stairs again and it was arm day with trainer. We did some shoulder presses and assisted pullups and rows. Shoulder presses I had trouble with for a long time, bc my back and core were weak, but it is much improved.

    Speaking of pets my other cat Griffen has me at my wits end. He is 13. He throws up every night, and now the last two nights he has pooped a bit on the floor in my living room. I wouldn’t mind so much but I have carpet unfortunately so it’s hard to clean. I don’t know what to do, I’m just tired of having to wash the carpet every day, and tbh it’s pretty much ruined in spots. There is nothing physically wrong with him, I don’t think. He just eats too fast, so that causes the throwing up. The pooping- I don’t know.

    I was thinking of taking him to the vet but it is such a hassle. I have to sedate him first (the vet gave me a sedative) bc he goes ballistic if I try to get him in a carrier, and he’s pretty big so I cant do it unless he is sedated. Then he usually poops/pees in the carrier bc he’s scared. It’s awful, it’s such an ordeal.

    So I just feel kind of worn out with him sometimes, and then I feel guilty about it. Anyway not sure what to do. If he poops on the floor again tonight I guess I will bite the bullet and take him in to the vet.

    @TrishasTime you should totally ask about your foot. Chronic pain is pretty serious- not only does it not feel bad, but it affects other things in your body bc there is a constant pain signal going to your brain and other parts of your body and that has affects. Someone told me about it when I had chronic back pain but I can't remember anymore! Good luck with it.
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  • trooworldtrooworld Member Posts: 1,406 Member Member Posts: 1,406 Member
    @theslightedgeforever I had the implant done about 2 years ago, it's just irritated right now. It's getting better. They are expensive. I say wear the shorts and fooey on anyone else! :)

    @TeresaW1020 Good to know about the scale. I have a Fitbit Aria right now, and I'm going to use it until it dies but once it dies, maybe I'll get a RENPHO. Thanks, we will be going to lunch today! I love Mexican food. Steak fajitas...yum!

    @cbabie I'm sorry you were/are in pain, I hope that goes away. Thanks re: my gums...they are starting to feel better. It's my hubby's bday, and we went for drinks and appetizers last night with his sister and that was a lot of fun! :)

    @its_cleo Thanks! Going over cals by 200 isn't too's not like you went over by 1,000. You might have made up for it with exercise. Oh no, Griffen! It does sound like an ordeal to take him to the vet...I can relate. It's an ordeal to take Louie to the vet: it takes two people. I wish you luck with Griffen, I hope it's nothing serious.

    Hi all! Hubby and I went for appetizers and drinks with my sister-in-law to a lovely bar on a balcony last night. It was nice weather, a little chilly, but it was a nice time. I ate a moderate amount, didn't stuff myself. Today, I go to the doctor for a physical and then we are going to a place called Stacked. It has burgers, pizza, and salads. I haven't decided if I'm going to eat on the lighter side or indulge. I guess I'll decide once I get there and look at the menu.

  • its_cleoits_cleo Member Posts: 534 Member Member Posts: 534 Member
    Sorry if my post grossed anyone out, I shouldn't have went into all that. Was frustrated this morning.
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Member, Premium Posts: 1,331 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,331 Member
    @teresaw1020 The good thing I think about your plan is that you aim for balance. You restrict when you want and splurge when you want. As long as it gives you the results you want, then it's the perfect plan for you.

    @cbabie I'm glad you got your cast on.

    @its_cleo I always have to do knee pushups. I've never even when younger and thinner and stronger been able to do full pushups. I've never had upper body strength. Thanks for the bridge links. I really need to do my hip stretches. I have such stiffness in my hips. My hamstrings are way too tight. At this point I'm just moving my body. I used to lift weights years ago but got out of the habit. This is me easing my way back in. I know all too well about cleaning up cat puke and trying to get it into the carrier. That's why I don't have cats anymore. I'm done cleaning up after others. It's ME time...….

    @trooworld I have a WW scale that shows the water, bone mass, etc. Sitting on a balcony outside sounds nice. It's rainy and yucky here.

    I'm headed to see Toy Story 4 with my kids. Yes they are 25 and 28. It's a tradition since #1.
  • TrishasTimeTrishasTime Member, Premium Posts: 621 Member Member, Premium Posts: 621 Member
    GM everyone

    @its_cleo - At 13 you cat is getting to be a senior and it might be something else. The other thing is you may need to house in the laundry at night if it turns out to be nothing

    @theslightedgeforever - Acupuncture is a no no for me - I am not allowed due to the false hip and infections I had. I love the thought of you going to toy story with your kids.

    @cbabie - I feel for you - I really do. I hope indeed that the bones align together and that your pain eases soon

    @trooworld - I am glad you enjoyed yourself at the bar. Whatever decision you make - I hope you enjoy your lunch as well

    @teresaw1020 - Life happens around us and we need to adapt on a daily basis. I am glad you enjoyed your lunch :)

    I have decided to see if a physiotherapist can help will make an appointment next week

    Catch you all

  • cbabiecbabie Member Posts: 813 Member Member Posts: 813 Member
    Morning gals,

    Yesterday was not a good day with my wristSo I was in pain most of rest of the day. I think I was most upset because I'm still in pain. And then I realized the doctor wouldn't have given me Pain meds if they didn't think it would her once in a while. Trying to learn how to ask for help balance the hard one.

    @trooworld Glad you had a good time for your hubbies birthday. Burger sound good about right now LOL.

    @its_cleo LOL,I had to laugh at your post It's One of the many reasons I don't like animals I have an was because I have people who live with me like animals that could be one of the only things my sister and I are alike in, LOL. I do hope nothings wrong seriously with your cat, But also don't feel guilty...when we do things out of guilt and usually is not good. I always wanted one of those treadmills that showed pictures of the trees and mountains when I was hikingBecause I don't like walking outside but I do like the view.

    @TrishasTime I am glad you made an appointment. Make sure to take care of you. There's only one of you and we don't want to lose you.

    @theslightedgeforever My cast is pink. Do you like your WW scale? After breaking my wristI'm interested in my bones. I think the good news this is thatYou're all these x-rays no one has said thatMyPhones are badBecause I been diagnosed with osteopenia me a few years back,I started taking vitamin K and I think that it's helped.

    edited June 2019
  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Member Posts: 1,569 Member Member Posts: 1,569 Member
    @cbabie, I’m sorry you're in pain. <3 You need to get your doctor to give you meds to help! Carb Manager is a website where you can count your calories and macros. It’s much like MFP calorie counting section but I like CM better for counting my net carbs. Plus, it grades my food choices and that is interesting to me. The give onions an F! So sad for me!! :'(

    @TrishasTime, I’m glad you are going to go see someone to help you. I sure hope they can get to the cause of your pain! <3

    @theslightedgeforever, I can’t wait to hear your review of Toy Story 4!! I told hubby last night that I wanted to go see it. :)

    @its_cleo, I am so sorry that your kitty is giving you such a hard time. Have you looked into one of those pet dishes that are made for fast eaters? I agree that you might have to take him to the vet and get to the root cause of this behavior. You didn’t gross me out! ;)

    @trooworld, I hope the physical was without issues. Soooo did you eat lighter or did you indulge? Hungry minds want to know!! :D

    Happy Saturday! I don't have much planned for today which is nice for a change. :) So, I was looking at my weight tracker this morning and finding it very interesting. The scale started moving when I began intermittent fasting at the end of February but then it stalled out. When I decided to go off sugar and then to start limiting my carbs, I have lost 6 lbs since June 2nd. That is so huge for me and very motivating! And I had Mexican this week!! :p I just pray it won't stall out and that it keeps moving down. I want to be in Onderland so bad!! B)

  • trooworldtrooworld Member Posts: 1,406 Member Member Posts: 1,406 Member
    @its_cleo It didn't gross me out. :) As a pet owner, I'm used to that sort of thing. How's Griffen doing?

    @theslightedgeforever Yeah my Fitbit scale was SUPPOSED to show all of that except bone mass, but it quit doing it after the first year (right after the warranty expired!). I hope the rain goes away. Enjoy the movie!

    @TrishasTime the lunch was so/ was a chain restaurant and mediocre food. It wasn't worth it really. I got a cheeseburger and shared some fries. Meh. I'm glad you are seeking help.

    @cbabie That's true, cbabie. I do the same thing: the doc gives me pain meds for something and then I don't take them. Take them, they give them to you for a reason! :) I am sure you will learn your balance. The burger was meh. But I loved spending time with my hubby.

    @TeresaW1020 The physical was fine and he even gave me kudos for losing 10 lbs since my last visit and told me to keep up the keto since that seems to be working. I got a referral to podiatry for my plantar fasciitis. I indulged on a bacon cheeseburger and shared fries. It wasn't worth it: mediocre at best. I looked at that scale you got on Amazon and since it was such a good price, I decided why should I keep a scale that doesn't do what I want it to do? I ordered that scale for myself! :D Thanks for the recommendation. That's interesting about going off sugar and limiting carbs. Keep it up!!!

    Hello all. Today, we continue the birthday boy's celebration: we go over to his sister's apartment and eat Chinese food. The birthday boy did NOT appreciate one of my gifts: a nice toolkit for the home. He said, "I told you the other day that I hate putting things together and I feel like you didn't listen to me." I said just because you hate putting things together doesn't mean you won't ever have to do it, we just bought a home. I really wanted to say DUH!!!! But I didn't. I was so hurt and mad. I almost sent it back. But I didn't. He also got cash and a gift card, so he got other gifts he liked but he just crapped all over this particular gift and it hurt my feelings badly.

  • its_cleoits_cleo Member Posts: 534 Member Member Posts: 534 Member
    @theslightedgeforever I always do knee pushups too. Although I;ve been working on it, but the full ones I can only go part way down. Yeah, these are my last pets. I’ve had these critters since they were 6 weeks old, and now they’re 13. It’s been nice, but it’s a long commitment.

    @TrishasTime I hope the physio can help. I know they can be really good for some things. I wish I could put my cats in the laundry at night. I just can’t. My cats are like special needs cats lol. First of all they can’t be separated for long, and secondly the Monkey (my other cat) would howl all night if I tried to keep her in another room.

    Anyway last night was better. Griffen needs a special food and it is a dry food, but yesterday I gave up and bought him some regular wet food and gave it to him at night. I think he is getting sick etc bc he’s having a hard time digesting the dry food. The wet food is easier to digest…so it worked last night and then he had his dry food this morning, so I’m optimistic. I don’t think it will hurt him to have a little bit.

    @cbabie yeah take the pain meds if you have them, a little bit won’t hurt. Pink cast sounds cool! Yeah the treadmills
    now have all kinds of things, but reading a book on it is just as good.

    @TeresaW1020 you are doing great! All your hard work is paying off.

    @trooworld, sorry about the gift that sucks. It would hurt my feelings too. Maybe with time he will appreciate it.

    Well today is the last day of the week for me and I stayed under cals for one week, by one calorie. I will take it!

    Tomorrow I’m out for the day with some friends. We’re going to Stratford to see a play- Billy Elliott. It will be a long day, lunch and dinner out but I think it will be ok. The restaurant for dinner has a salmon dish so I think I’ll have that. I don’t know where we’re going for lunch. I don’t usually go to plays but I thought it would be good for me to do something different.
  • trooworldtrooworld Member Posts: 1,406 Member Member Posts: 1,406 Member
    @its_cleo I'm glad Griffen did better last night. That's great! re: the gift...he did say yesterday that it was a nice set, so at least he admitted that. :) I love going to see plays, I don't do it very often though. Enjoy!

    Hi all. The Chinese food was great. We watched the second Wreck-It-Ralph movie (an animated movie) which was cute and then came home and I worked on unpacking some more. Today is meal prep day. I will list my meals, in case you are curious or need some low-carb ideas (If you can't see any of these recipes, let me know and I'll post the recipe):

    Thai Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashews + cauliflower rice
    Balsamic Pork Tenderloin + Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini and Lemon
    Low-Carb Twice-Cooked Chicken with Green Chiles and Cheese + roasted broccoli
    Keto Meatloaf + Simple Cauliflower Keto Casserole
    Fathead Pizza Crust + toppings

  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Member, Premium Posts: 1,331 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,331 Member
    Heading to Chicago. I’ll check in later with you
  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Member Posts: 1,569 Member Member Posts: 1,569 Member
    @trooworld, yayyy for getting a good physical! I hope the referral to a podiatrist can finally get you the relief you need. I hope you like the scale! I think it’s fun to see all my numbers. Your menu looks good this week!! I pinned the pork loin, chicken w/green chilies, and the meatloaf! Are green chilies very spicy? I love spice but I can’t go too crazy with the hubby. Ohhh and I’m really going to try Fathead pizza too! :D

    @its_cleo, thanks so much!! I hope you have an amazing time at the play and eating out with your friends. :)

    @theslightedgeforever, have fun and be safe!! <3

    Vacation Bible school starts in three hours and I'm excited!! I very determined not to give in this week to any of the foods, candy, cookies, and other junk that we will have around. The last two VBS, I ate all the things and gained weight. Not this time!! B)

  • TrishasTimeTrishasTime Member, Premium Posts: 621 Member Member, Premium Posts: 621 Member

    @cbabie - I am sorry you are in pain, please try to balance some downtime with pain killers. Your body needs a break from the pain transmitters. After all the breaks that I have had in the past 5 years - they sent me for a bone scan. Do they do that where you are? The outcome for me is my bones is about 5 years older than me and I am Osteopenia (pre-osteoporosis), so please look after your self

    @trooworld - Oh boy - when I read his comment about the toolkit - it took me back and I can fully see why you were hurt. I hope he realises his mistake soon.

    @its_cleo - I hope the plan works for you with the wet food. I hope you enjoy the play :)

    @theslightedgeforever - Safe travels

    @TeresaW1020 - Enjoy being the official photographer at bible school. Loving your determination for the VBS.

    Went out and ordered some new carpet. The carpet here is 11 years old and with 2 pets - I am having the painter come in this week ( we will go away in the caravan) , then carpets. It then might be somewhere I am happy to invite people over to

    Take care

  • cbabiecbabie Member Posts: 813 Member Member Posts: 813 Member
    Morning girls,

    I think I found a couple oils to help with the swelling in my hand still swollen but it feels better. It's been 10 hours since I had a pain pill. I am hoping to get a good report from Dr. on Thursday.

    @trooworld Your meal some really good I might feel a couple of those recipes LOL

    @TeresaW1020 I hope you have a great time at vacation Bible school taking those pictures would've fun position I have. I think you will do greatAnd not eating all the treats that are VBS. I install that car manager program on my phone will see how well I do LOL

    @TrishasTime Yes I've had theScansThree times I thinkBecause I was diagnosed with Osteopenia (pre-osteoporosis) As well. Hey been taking vitamin K For the last couple of years. Since the doctor didn't say anything about my bones I am choosing to believe, that my don't are better. lol

    @its_cleo Yes I loved reading that book I just picked up on yesterday that was really good. Hopefully after my doctor's visit on Thursday I can get back on the treadmill slowly. I hope you got the salmon and you enjoyed it.

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