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Maria7 - Monday Jan 17, 2022

Weight: 156.0

 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Meet Snowball.  He says hello to all of you.

Writing this rather late but want to give a special THANKS to BearCountryGG...for helping me upload Snowball's photo.  Been so long, I forgot how to do it!  Thank you very much!!! 

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I rowed to the wrong island yesterday but I'm back to rowing in the right direction...yet again...I must remember...do NOT stop by Pizza Island!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 01/17/2022:
Oh...Snowball is beautiful!!!! Glad you were able to send his picture!!!!

Maria7 on 01/17/2022:
Thank you for helping me. I spent hours tonite, trying to figure out the html code that I used a long time ago. Never dreamed it would be so simple...just never really paid attention to edit. Smile! Thanks for your compliment. I will tell my sweet boy. Your sweet boy is gorgeous! He looks very intelligent with his pretty eyes.


bearcountrygg on 01/17/2022:
Does he have BLUE eyes????? Beautiful!

Maria7 on 01/17/2022:
Yes. He has very bright blue eyes. Thank you.

Maria7 on 01/17/2022:
What color eyes does Sampson have?


bearcountrygg on 01/17/2022:
Sampson has green eyes...I don't think I have ever seen a cat with blue eyes.......

Maria7 on 01/17/2022:
I think cats with green eyes are very beautiful. (I have green eyes, myself, hahaha!). Both of Snowball's parents were blue eyed.


happy-1 on 01/17/2022:
Oooooh... so fluffy... That is a much loved, spoiled cat.

Maria7 on 01/18/2022:
Thank you!


happy-1 on 01/17/2022:
I will show Mama Cat when she wakes up. Yoga really wore her out.

Maria7 on 01/17/2022:
Okay. Sweet dreams Mama Cat. Smiles!


KathyBlue on 01/18/2022:
oh snowball is pretty!!! Happy day to you girl!

Maria7 on 01/18/2022:
Thank you! Happy day to you, too. Your dog, Odie is beautiful!


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Maria7 - Sunday Jan 16, 2022

Weight: 156.0

   For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Have a cup of coffee with me?  We are currently having an ICE STORM here in SC and our state is under a state of emergency.  Please pray that our Daughter's electric stays on as she is upstate here in SC and lives with and takes care of her Dad.  They have no back up heat if their electric goes out.

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This morning I am at 156, same as yesterday when I was down -4 in three days from 160, this year's high.  1700 calories yesterday and it was a bread day because I baked homemade biscuits.  Didn't want to resist them and ended up having 1700 calories for the day, which for me means holding steady...not gaining and not losing...

 

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 I stopped by 'Biscuit Island' yesterday, so no 155 this morning.

 

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/16/2022:
Oh how I dislike ice! I'd even take snow over ice. I'm praying for your daughter and all of those similarly situated with a precarious electrical service situation.

"Biscuit Island" - LOL, you have a way with words :-) I don't blame you for wanting to have 1 or 2 biscuits after baking them. I bet they are delightful.

Maria7 on 01/16/2022:
Thank your prayers for her. Very appreciated.


bearcountrygg on 01/16/2022:
Ice storms.......how difficult they are. I'm sure they are not a common occurrence there which makes them even tougher to deal with. Praying for your daughter and all that are affect by the storm. It's a good day when you can eat biscuits and stay at the same weight indeed.

Maria7 on 01/16/2022:
Thank you very much for your prayers for her. I am expecting our power to go out any minute as thousands already out of electric power in my country as well as in our state.

Maria7 on 01/16/2022:
I meant to write county, not country.

Maria7 on 01/16/2022:
Most people around here only heat with electric heat and have no backup if power goes out.


Maria7 on 01/16/2022:
Thousands are already out of electric power here in SC at 9:30 am including thousands out of power in my county. Ice storms are rare here.

Maria7 on 01/16/2022:
It is white winter wonderland with trees covered in ice all around us.


bearcountrygg on 01/16/2022:
You are getting a bit of our winters here........One things good...you don't need to go to the mailbox today!!! No mail delivery tomorrow either for the holiday.....Hopefully it melts quickly....no power in the cold isn't fun.

Maria7 on 01/17/2022:
Written next day...ice is melted.


Donkey on 01/16/2022:
Not everyone has the luxury of a generator. I hope you do not lose electricity too! That usually involves broken wires, which are not a quick fix. I heard Georgia is in for a mess, too. Iowa (to the west of us) got a bunch of snow.

Maria7 on 01/17/2022:
Yes, we have a small gas generator. Can plug in fridge and freezer.


Jacky82020 on 01/16/2022:
Hope you’re having a good day!

Maria7 on 01/17/2022:
Thank you. Hope you are, too.


happy-1 on 01/16/2022:
Hugs… if it was that cold and windy out I would be making biscuits too

Maria7 on 01/17/2022:
They turned out pretty good.


legcramps on 01/17/2022:
I hope that ice storm has melted and power is back on for everyone and everyone is safe!

Maria7 on 01/17/2022:
Yes, ice has now melted in our area, that is. Our power, and Daughter's, and friends around us didn't lose power but thousands did here in SC and they are working to restore power in our state.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/17/2022:
the carolinas were on our weather news this AM because of all the storms down south. nothing here except heavy rain in the wee hours of the AM!

Maria7 on 01/17/2022:
Glad Y'all are okay! Ice been melting here.


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Maria7 - Saturday Jan 15, 2022

Weight: 156.0

   For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Have a cup of coffee with me?

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This morning I am at 156, so down -4 in three days from 160, this year's high.  1400 calories yesterday and and resisted sweets in my calories.

 

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 On the way to the next Island 155.

 

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 01/15/2022:
Good Maria!!!! You must be so happy to be able to see that number again...I know it wasn't easy.....

Maria7 on 01/15/2022:
No, not easy.


Donkey on 01/15/2022:
Resisting those sweets!!! Come on, Maria, we can do this together!!! I'm right there with you. I will think of you when I feel that urge. "Maria is resisting, so, so will I!"

Maria7 on 01/15/2022:
So much easier to lose if no sweets allowed...that is for me, I mean.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/15/2022:
nice job on your weightloss. when you say you will do something and stick with it, your results are always very good i have noticed!

:) i had coffee in the AM and a little bit today in the PM.

Maria7 on 01/16/2022:
I also had coffee in the AM and PM...I'm drinking black coffee mostly these days, which is good but I also like it with creamer and sugar sometimes, too.


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Maria7 - Friday Jan 14, 2022

Weight: 158.0

  For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Have a cup of coffee with me?

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This morning I am at 158, so down -2 from 160, this year's high.  1450 calories yesterday and Hubby and I took a long half mile walk in our neighborhood.

 

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 On the way to the next Island 157.

 

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/14/2022:
That's the key: moderate calories and some activity. Was your husband OK with the walk? Did he hold up OK during & after?

Maria7 on 01/14/2022:
Yes, thanks for asking. We still use our sticks walking and that is helping us, too. (Our road is a little hilly.)


bearcountrygg on 01/14/2022:
That's great.......and nice walk......

Maria7 on 01/14/2022:
Yes, it was nice to walk in the neighborhood...quiet and peaceful...


legcramps on 01/14/2022:
Good job Maria!

Maria7 on 01/14/2022:
Thank you.


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Maria7 - Thursday Jan 13, 2022

Weight: 159.0

 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Have a cup of coffee with me?

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

This morning I am at 159, so down -1 from yesterday's high weight 160.  Only 1050 calories yesterday.

 

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 I've got my canoe going in the right direction again.  On the way to the next Island 158.

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I was on my way to goal weight and I got into a mess. 

I simply was not trying, as I had lost my zest. 

I was angry with myself, when I saw I failed the test. 

So, I decided to stop with my big food fest. 

Now I'm on my way again, and doing my best...

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/13/2022:
Ha ha, love that poem - oh so true...

What you wrote yesterday about rowing in circles - WOW, that really spoke to me.

You got this, Maria!

Maria7 on 01/13/2022:
Yes, I've been feeling I've been rowing around in circles and even backwards with my weight. Hahaha! I think (hope) I'm back on track again now.


bearcountrygg on 01/13/2022:
The Lady is a poet....CUTE!!!!! Way to Go Maria...and now I wanna play!!! She started rowing The river was flowing Seeds of change she was sowing She knew where she was going Now success she is showing

Maria7 on 01/13/2022:
Well, I know of another poet now!!! Hahaha! Love your poem! Made me LAUGH!!! VERY CUTE!!!


jacky82020 on 01/13/2022:
No need to get upset with yourself! We all have our ups & downs in the exciting world of weight control. At least we’re trying!

Maria7 on 01/13/2022:
Sometimes I have to get 'mad' with myself to discipline myself to get back on track. I have not been trying at all. But I am now. You are doing wonderful, btw.


jacky82020 on 01/13/2022:
You be back on track before you know it.

Thanks, I have been into hours & hours of exercise everyday for years & watching what I eat. More & more foods going to the taboo list. Sad, but that’s life.

Maria7 on 01/13/2022:
You inspire me with your exercise. Hubby and I got out in the cold and walked half a mile in our neighborhood this morning.


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Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 12, 2022

Weight: 160.0

   For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello to you.  I'm having a cup of black coffee.  Have a cup of coffee with me?

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This morning I am at 160.  Yes, you read that right.  I even weighed twice.   I am now up 16 pounds from my Covid 19 low of 144 about 6 months ago.  WHY did I do this???

 

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 She rows around in circles and even backwards.

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 01/12/2022:
welp, there's always tomorrow! Hope you find joy in the day!

Maria7 on 01/12/2022:
Thank you. Yes, you are right.


horn_of_plenty on 01/12/2022:
just finished my cup of coffee...maybe eat more cooked veggies to fill you in addition to the other food groups...i know how hard it is to lose!

Maria7 on 01/12/2022:
Took you advice and now have broccoli, okra, onion, and sweet potato baking in the oven. Thank you.


bearcountrygg on 01/12/2022:
When you said she rows in circles and even backwards...I looked at your cute little canoer.....and yup...she rows back and forth!!!! GULP........but you are still good.....tomorrow may just surprise you.

Maria7 on 01/12/2022:
Have to wait and see. Hope it is good, not bad. I've been overdoing it lately.


horn_of_plenty on 01/12/2022:
ohhhhhhh those veggies sound soooo goood!

Maria7 on 01/12/2022:
They are almost done. Have some?


happy-1 on 01/13/2022:
Covid impacts heart rate. That will pack pounds?


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Maria7 - Friday Jan 07, 2022

Weight: 157.0

  For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello to you.  Have a cup of coffee with me?

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I'm still at 157 this morning.  Glad about it after I gave in to a late nite 200 calories snack last nite after I usually quit eating for the day at 6 pm.  A pack of cheese and wheat crackers was beckoning to me and I gave in.

 

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 Sinus headache is improving and appetite is BACK. 

I am thinking about what Bear and Innerpeace wrote this morning.  Bear wrote about how we respond to things and how we can always control how we respond to things that happen that we have no control over.  This is something good to think about.  It reminds me of the serenity prayers that goes:  God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  Innerpeace wrote about accountability.  We live in a day and age that many people refuse to have accountability.  They simply do not care what others go through because everything is all about them in their world.  They think they will never be held accountable.  But God holds all of us accountable for our actions, good and bad actions.  We are accountable for them all and we should also be accountable to ourselves as well as to others, too.

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Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 01/07/2022:
Glad that your headache is improving.......and if your appetite is back then you are surely on the mend. I'm glad you mentioned the serenity prayer.........it says it all and applies to just about everything. Accountability is absent now and that is why we are in such a chaotic time........I'm with you 100%........


Jacky82020 on 01/07/2022:
It’s about time the headache improved! Yay!


Donkey on 01/08/2022:
I love what you wrote about accountability. I'm not sure why I'm not holding myself accountable, with the unplanned eating at work. And I *DO* believe that this is something I CAN change for myself -- I'm not just not feeling any accountability or consequences to this indulgence. It's bringing me down.


Donkey on 01/08/2022:
PS Nice work on the scale! :-)


Horn_of_plenty on 01/08/2022:
had a cup of coffee with you; cheese and wheat crackers are a good snack, satisfying.



Maria7 - Thursday Jan 06, 2022

Weight: 157.0

 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello to you.  Have a cup of coffee with me?

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I weigh 157 this morning, down 2.  Okay with this.  Thanks for your comments yesterday.

 

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 I've still got sinus headache this morning and not feeling too hungry although I did eat breakfast (grits, corn beef hash and one plain toast).  So, with decreased appetite, maybe I can get to another island by tomorrow.  Island 156 is coming up!

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Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 01/06/2022:
Yay...Down 2 pounds!!!! Sorry to hear that you still have the sinus problems....That is miserable.........I feel around on my forehead for a tender spot....and then massage it...( even if it's tender)...a lot of the time it starts draining and the pressure goes away.......Hope you feel better.

Maria7 on 01/06/2022:
Thanks for telling me this. Seems one side of my face and head is where most of the pain is located. I will try this. Hope you have a wonderful day. You are very inspiring in what you write...to all of us...yes, I am using InnerPeace's word for today...INSPIRE...a very good word...but it DOES describe you!!! Smile!

Maria7 on 01/06/2022:
Let me correct this...her word for today is 'ASPIRE' not 'INSPIRE'...so I got that wrong but not that inspire describes you, because it does and you are very inspiring. Smile. I hope that came out right! Smile.


Jacky82020 on 01/06/2022:
That’s a fantastic overnight drop! Congrats

Maria7 on 01/06/2022:
Yes. Maybe I will do well tomorrow, too.


bearcountrygg on 01/06/2022:
Awwww...Thank you Maria.......I like to help as I know you do also.

Maria7 on 01/06/2022:
We all enjoy reading what you have to say. Hope you and your Hubby are having a good day.


Jacky82020 on 01/06/2022:
How’s the sinus headache today?

Maria7 on 01/06/2022:
It's better than yesterday but still taking tylenol for it. Thanks for asking.


Jacky82020 on 01/06/2022:
Great it’s at least a little better. They can be awful

Maria7 on 01/06/2022:
Yes. I think it is allergies. I hope you are doing well.


Donkey on 01/07/2022:
Well I suppose there is an upside to being sick with a sinus infection. I hope you continue to improve.

Keep on rowing!



Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 05, 2022

Weight: 159.0

    For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello to you.

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I was a good girl yesterday and I still weigh 159.  Very discouraging!  

 

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 I've been an 'extra good girl' today but not by choice, but by sinus headache and not feeling too hungry.  We'll see what the scale has to say tomorrow!

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Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 01/05/2022:
Hope you feel better....The scales will likely look better tomorrow.


horn_of_plenty on 01/05/2022:
Somehow I misssd commenting on your longer entry the other day although i read it then. I agree we must learn to adapt and live in this new reality. Times change and time doesn’t go back to how it used to be !

Hope you feel better, keep rowing and you will reach your destination !


Jacky82020 on 01/05/2022:
Awe, sorry about the sinus headache. Hope it’s much better much sooner. HUGS


Donkey on 01/06/2022:
Oh so discouraging when one "behaves" and the scale doesn't reward (immediately). Perhaps with the sinus infection, that will help bring about a lower number over the next few days. However, I'm sorry to hear that you're a little under the weather. Sinus infections are so inconvenient... and sometimes very painful!



Maria7 - Tuesday Jan 04, 2022

Weight: 159.0

    For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello to you.  Have a cup of coffee?

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159 this morning, so up another one.

 

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 Maybe I am not rowing hard enough.....

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Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/04/2022:
Hope you & yours are doing well, Maria. Peace & Love

Maria7 on 01/04/2022:
Thank you and peace and love to you and yours, too, Jacky.


bearcountrygg on 01/04/2022:
I'm not positive why but lately Hard Boiled Eggs have helped me so much......I think it may because they are protein....That and a cup of tea or coffee just seem to be quite satisfying.

Maria7 on 01/04/2022:
Thanks for telling me this. I plan to give it a try. This might be the answer to help me get back on track. Have a blessed day.


legcramps on 01/04/2022:
Hi Maria, keep rowing :)

Maria7 on 01/04/2022:
Amen!


Donkey on 01/05/2022:
Yesterday was such a huge failure for me that IF I had weighed in, I'm sure I would have gained.

I'm right there with you.

Maria7 on 01/05/2022:
Sorry to hear that but we will get through this together. I've been 'on track' today cause of sinuses and not much appetite. Sinus headaches are not fun at all but are rewarding on the scale. Smile. I hope you have been having a better day today.



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