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horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jun 26, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

1925 2-day avg :-)

Evening Update, 8:30pm Sunday....

Turned out to be one heck of a beautiful day. I ran into a family 2nd cousin while in Rite Aid in the morning doing an errand...and then I ran into a longtime friend while tresspassing in a town at the beach! He was tresspassing by bike. Was VERY funny as we were both VERY FAR from the park I used to walk at where i'd see him & walk with him there....like 30 minutes away driving. He had biked it. funny to see both these good guys....

Day turned out way better than expected :-)

Trying to remember food :-)

I wasn't very hungry at the beach, weirdly. ...things i brought were 2-100 cal pack pringles (never again, they are such small packs and not satisfying!) 200, 3 cut-up peppers 150-200, I brought bacon jerky but never opened it bc i was totally NOT in the mood, a small caffeine drink that i love cherry flavor 40...diet coke on way home....and some mints (not counting those cals)...i don't think i really ate much! 450 or so....oh! and i almost forgot i had leftover cabbage salad and some leftover thai on top of it! lol 200 more. 650 at beach, at most!

Dinner was large & good: Diner food. :-) Huge plate of stewed zucchini but sauce was light which i liked !! 300?, pickles (not counting), few large shrimp in a nasty breadcrumbs yucko~ they ruined them! 100, grilled portabella mushroom 50, and some veggies 50, and a huge piece of challah bread as much as 300. total here: 800, TOPS.

total today i know will be ok: 1800 :-)

This was a new beach and ultra successful experience with my best friend. Day was GREAT. no complaints. and i even got gas and vacummed my car at the gas station after she went home. I feel great starting the week. I got extra food at the diner also. and I'm good to go! proud of myself.


I woke up feeling overwhelmed.  But after writing a comment on Donkey's entry, i feel a bit better. I realize i can go & enjoy my Sunday :-) and not think about the work week right now or all the plans that i haven't set fully.

i don't know why other than the fact that i'm anxious to fully plan the next two weekends which should be fun but no plans are yet set in stone. Lots to do...but it involves communiating with my friends and also involves when things come on sale. just a lot of hoops to jump thru to make sure it works out :-) And the fact i forgot to pick up my Rx yesterday...and don't really want to go today to do it...debating it. otherwise, i'll have to go after work tomorrow?

8am tasty breakfast: protein & probiotic muffin 210 with a banana 120: 330. very tasty & good idea. will do it often as i just ordered more of the muffins on amazon. Flapjacked Mighty Muffins. high protein.

Now it's 8:30 and i don't want to push myself to do anything... 



Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/26/2016:
The best plans sometimes is not having a big plan all set out in front of you. Spur of the moment things are far more fun then many other well planned activities. Give yourself a break your going to drive yourself crazy. Have a great day J.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2016:
you're right yes. but if i don't plan a little, it will be sorta a problem...and i will not be able to get broadway show tickets or get the tickets for jet skiing if i have to wait longer than i should...yes, you are right & i am listening F :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2016:
I have to wait because deals don't come out for the show yet & my friends get the deals, so i have to wait for them...and pay them...and for the jet skiing i also am waiting till tomorrow to pay for it before confirming with my friend from work. lots to plan with other folks :-)

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jun 25, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

9am i think it was - late breakfast - 1 pint of light chocolate Halo Top Ice Cream only 240 cal., cup at least of Saag (indian prepared spinach) 300 at least, and popcorn 100. i'll say total around 650, good.

noon: Indian Bhindhi 300 at least, peach 100.

2pm: lots of Saag (like 2 cups)...i bought a lot of it on Wednesday after work :-) I ate the entire okra dish and one of the spinach dishes. now just partial dish of saag is left. was so tasty! 2 cups saag around...500? i think?

4pm peach 50....calories are outta whack today for sure and special k pastry krisps 100 ....and caffeine

2050 total. good.


slept at least 10 hours with sleeping pill. slept totally throughout the night, didn't wake up at all. I was exhausted. still tired and it's noon now. I may take a nap, we'll see. had some caffeine so i can try to stay awake actually & read my book.

Woke up around 8:30am.

Laundry is done! Didn't even have much because i did it last Sunday afternoon and for some reason i didn't wear much this week? :-)

Happy about this weekend. Today i'm resting at home & reading. Not even going to food shop i don't think this weekend - except for maybe meat and veggies.

Tonight is the gym. Beach tomorrow.

Next week is a meeting on Tuesday night (typical gym night) and that's why i'm doing the gym tonight, so i can go again Monday after work instead of Tuesday bc of the meeting.

All in all, I'm happy.

Sunday is beach! Following Saturday 7/2 is Jet Skiing at a Queens beach i've never been to (used to going to Long Island!). Sunday 7/3 is a rest day. 7/4 is a beach day with my best friend!

Then, 7/8 my friend from Canada is coming to visit. 7/9 We'll go into NYC and see a broadway show in middle of the day and dinner there. Sunday is a beach day. Monday he goes home & i go to the gym. Tuesday is a beach day with my friend and Wednesday 7/13 is back to work for me :-)  

Def a nice first half of July if you ask me!


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Jun 24, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

2,020 7-day average.

 Can't even wait for a RELAXED night as well as relaxed day tomorrow to get things done. Next three weekends to be INSANELY COOL! 

gonna try out a really cool brand of low cal ice cream tonight as well.!

HUGE meal after work / eating at home, worth it i think. 1100.

total today: around 2300. goodnight.

really, really long week. 

didn't sleep well on Wednesday / Thursday more bc of TOM than anything else. glad it's pretty much over. 

it's 7:30pm. took a sleeping pill. hope to sleep late & that they aren't loud tomorrow doing construction on the parking lot at 7am...because i want to sleep.

very emotionally exhausted.

Boss was gone (on vaca) all week. So it was boring. Long. Quiet.

I worked at my desk, hardly talking with anyone, all week.


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/24/2016:
Ice cream is so dangerous for me can sit and eat the 2L so easily. I usually go to the Dairy Queen instead of bringing it into the house. Cannot control myself. I have to see the bottom of the container. Have a great few days J. enjoy your insanely cool time ahead.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2016:
It's called Halo Top. only 240 calories, for the whole pint! and surprisingly tasted GREAT.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2016:
I had two pints (one chocolate, one vanilla). and this is why i don't buy real ice cream either :-)

OhioRaven on 06/24/2016:
Hey, I couldn't sleep last night. I got 4 hours at best. Hope you're doing good.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2016:
sorry to hear you couldn't sleep. that's what happened to me on Wednesday. i'm glad i'm getting more sleep this weekend. already feeling much more relaxed after 10hrs or so last night (sleeping pill).

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jun 23, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

High-Carbing today. Seems to be what my body wants right now. TOM is here lol.

Lunch: mostly rice, some veggies too mixed in. 600 (big portion)

before gym: caffeine, peach, granola bar 200

after gym: banana, big protein cookie also, and also during gym some sf aminos 500 here

total today is good: 2000. 

1975 6-day average

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/23/2016:
Love my carbs also. Enjoy J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/23/2016:
yeah, it'll help my body since everything's loose..i need the carbs to settle me back ! :-) carbs are good.

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jun 22, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Thursday 6:25am: after going back to bed, i slept soundly. should have taken the pain killer as soon as i woke up at 2:30am. Usually I am smarter as I've learned this lesson already! Anyways, if i didn't have work today, I would have still been sleeping.  Looking forward to a workout after work and finishing up the week strong :-) Got about...5.5 hrs sleep.


Thursday AM edit at 4am: been up since like 2:30am? Can't sleep bc of thigh pain. At least it's not like last time around, when I had major bloating and cramps a week leading into the real deal. This time it all came at once, good!

Anyways, So took another pain killer...and was trying not to eat as it's in the middle of the night & I get into a habit of waking up & eating very easily. But now it's an hour and a half later and i'm still up, so i had a small banana. I bought them yesterday since I ran out & the postassium is good for the pain.

That's most of the reason I bought them. And they are also good during this time of the month in general to keep things calm / regular. anyways, luckily these are little bananas so i actually plan to have at least 2 more throughout the day today (Thursday) because really the thigh pain is annoying and I'd like it to go away. So this time around, I'm going to try to get things under control today & eat more to care for my body. I'm always low on potassium & probably really low these couple days.

Planning on gym tonight. It should help me feel better I'd say.

Only 2 days left of work this week. The week has actually gonna swiftly although my boss is not in.  I did much better than during previous weeks that he's been out.  

Yesterday, I took a little walk at 11am and left a voicemail to the man I like. I know he doesn't mind my messages because if he did, he would tell me. The only time he's ever said NO to me is 1 time really. I texted him Monday asking if he could either say yes or no to me visiting him at work after I got out (he works late Monday) and he said no. And that's ok...because he's working there. And I'm not about to "F up" his work situation as he has a majorly important role there. So, I have no problem listening to his wishes which is why i asked if i could vist :-) ....But i do hope to see him in the next month. why so long? ?? 

It's so long from now because this weekend I'm going to a different beach with my best friend. Next weekend I'll go Jet Skiing for the long weekend and beach again with Best Friend...and following weekend my friend from Canada is coming to visit. Therefore, because i've made no plans with him, the one I want to see and the one i text and call...because he's been rather guarded, there are no plans as of yet. :-( ah well!


1970/day average.

I think around 2200 today. Fine. 

PMSing with thigh cramps...

but still in a positive mood, just low energy, sleeping more & sleeping well. it's been a good week with boss away.

I may stop and get my toes done after work and eyebrows threaded. treating myself i think.

Edit: yes, got my eyebrows done & YES...was worth doing ($6 & i gave a $4 tip)!  No, i didn't get my toes done. Instead, i saved much time & money (with tip it would cost around $25 for toes) by coming home, removing the nailpolish & cutting my own toenails. Took not long at all & was worth making the right choice since I really only would do my toes if I were hanging out with Paul or another guy and i was wearing open toe shoes. Or in general, if i were dressing up. And i'm NOT...not until later on. So no need to pay $$$ now.!!!

Despite me writing how I'm spending $, I've actually done a decent job paying back all credit card payments I made over the past month as well as saving up for rent that be due at the end of this month. And, because I've done a decent job saving, after rent is due, I'll still have some cash in my checking which is GREAT, because i'll be wanting it badly in a couple weeks to use on Jet Skiiing....and then a few days later my friend from Canada comes & I'm treating him to most activities & food here since he's paid the flight to come....

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/22/2016:
Give yourself a treat we all deserve it sometimes.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/22/2016:
yes....and i did food shopping at lunch...so i should do my toes and eyebrows yes!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/22/2016:
something good to do...instead of going right home :-)

OhioRaven on 06/22/2016:
Love that positive mood.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/22/2016:
Thanks OR...pretty much a nice week for sure :-) slow, but nice nonetheless :-) thanks for your positivity as well!

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jun 21, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0


Coworker is driving the CRAP outta me.  I just hate when people are rude & I don't know why!?

5:45am: kombucha 40, seltzer with stevia, some of a leftover tea 10 50.

8am Breakfast from home thankfully: wrap with cream cheese and salami 320, banana 120, coffee 50

180 bar snack in AM, which I am sure I will have.

healthy lunch: 250 most? extra shrimp (used up the last of my huge amount of leftover shrimp!) , kale with some mustard 100, and popcorn 100 - total 450, good.

candy 30

bar and fruit and caffeine before gym 200

bars and jello after gym around 350

1750, 1870.but not really satisfied, but i should be. so i'm stopping....and a banana bc i have thigh cramps...PMSing.

I must really eat for what's going on inside my body. Maybe lesson up the caffeine tomorrow? I don't know.  But i should try to relax my upper thigh. It's annoying and little painful.



Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/21/2016:
Make the best of your day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/21/2016:
thanks...i don't have these types of problems with coworkers often. it's frustrating to me.

horn_of_plenty - Monday Jun 20, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Turns out my coworker is hating me & I am not positive why! he actually ignores me when i speak to him sometimes!? AND DELETED ME ON FACEBOOK! HAHA It's a little bit crazy, honestly. It's crazy because he is actually really pissed off at me...and i do not know the reason why. I try to be civil & he still ignores me.  And our desks face each other. So it's weird.

3-day cal average: 1920/day 


6:30am Kombucha in morning 150 - needed 2 bottles, unfortunately...i hate to have to overdo it. and had seltzer with stevia.

9:30am Ordered breakfast delivery at work bc i was craving fat and protein and forgot to make a wrap at home (and only brought a banana and bar....not really satisfying as bacon and egg!)  - 1 fried egg 100, with tons of bacon - was tasty - 300, on wheat toast with some mustard i have in fridge 150: total here around 550.

1pm Lunch, which will be light & at my desk...oh...and coffee with extra milk from deli as no milk at work so i just ordered everything this AM. just counting 50 for coffee but could be more. 750 cal before lunch.

Lunch: lots of leftover shrimp over cooked kale with mustard, popcorn. around 400

5:30ppm Snack after therapy will be a tasty peach. 100 - sorta big.

Dinner: sugar free jello 80, chocolate Mighty Muffin 220, and an awesome Bulgarian full fat yogurt 100 with stevia. 400 :-)

total today is GREAT 1650. and I took a half hour walk after therapy once I got home.  I used my ankle brace which helps greatly with support. And I feel good after. <3


leaving early @ 3pm for dr / monthly therapy appt that i do for myself which i do like to go to....and do NOT want to stop..

 Boss is away this whole week so i will be getting out ON TIME everyday 4:30pm..nice. 

Looking to have an UNEVENTFUL week & low key. catch up on some sleep - which is good. Maybe no sleeping pill tonight as i hope to go to bed on my own & try without pills during this week especially as my boss is away.

Looking also forward to a low key weekend to come - I'll be going to gym Saturday night because i have a meeting next Tuesday after work - so planned to go to the gym on Monday night (and the Saturday night before therefore...) good planning.

When i don't skip gym sessions, that's when my body truly sees optimal results.

I don't want to skip sessions yet...but in July i may skip 1 when my friend from Canada comes over, weekend of July 8th.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/20/2016:
Nice breakfast - I enjoy breakfast. Sounds like you have a good week planned for yourself. Enjoy J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/20/2016:
yeah, it was a great change of pace but def gonna bring my own from home tomorrow...it's such a waste of calories ordering out for me...since i have great options that i bring usually.

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jun 19, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

2-day average cals: 2050 (maybe higher, but this is my estimate calc.)

Stayed on Long Island with parents till around 9:30am, home around 10:30am and ate a really volume meal once home. GLAD to be HOME.  Did food shopping close to home once back in Queens, mostly for snack foods. Gonna shower soon & start up the laundry.

Planning to actually cook kale tonight and some swiss chard - to have for the workweek. I am not going to be going out getting prepared foods this afternoon. Happy to be home, like i mentioned, and going to gym later in afternoon once laundry is done.

Breakfast at home with 'rents: some chocolates and a 2% Greek yogurt 300.

10:30am at my place: SF jello 70 cals, Mighty Muffin in the BEST flavor which is Chocolate with Peanut Butter pieces! wow! 240, and 3 servings veggies chips 400. total here: 710.

Total so far is fine: 1010, but i will need to watch it a bit. I was hoping for a lower cal days this weekend or at least not 2 days in the 2000's. but, i guess i can work on it all this week, my boss is out all week on vaca...

12:30pm snack: fruit - strawberries and a banana while doing laundry 200...oh, i forgot, and some bites of a seaweed salad 50 (bought an entire pre-packaged container at costco while with parents yesterday on way home from beach).and also a protein bar 120

totally fell asleep 2:30pm-4pm because was tired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4pm: fiber one oats and chocolate 140 and caffine drink 60 before gym

after gym: protein cookie and at home some thai veggie leftovers. 450.

total today is good: 2,000 :-) Very happy with the total.

Planning on going to bed early, last night i did sleep enough but woke up on & off. neighbors were having a party, parents were up, it was hot...etc.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/19/2016:
Glad you had a good time. Sounds like you will accomplish a lot today. Have a great day J.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2016:
did a lot...but will have to cook the kale another night...! maybe tonight or wednesday night...and i realize it'll only take a few minutes...just gotta do it!

OhioRaven on 06/20/2016:
Mornin, HP. I need a nap too .

Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2016:
lol...or a day off right!? hahaha

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jun 18, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Celebrating Father's Day with my parents at beach...!!!! First time at their beach club!!!

Morning thru 1pm: kombucha 70, banana 120, 2 chocolates 80, pretzels with pb in them 80, chips 100

At beach beef jerky 350, peppers 150 tons, energy drink no cals

Before dinner: around 1050

Dinner was big. Maybe I ate as much as 2100? Healthy.

Sleeping over parents ...

Total change in my plans as usual when I come over :/ didn't want to sleep over. Sorta annoying when I come to my parents i. Regards to this because if I make a plan it's because I want that plan and not some other one. I wanted to be a perfect to go home tonight and sleep in my own bed and sleep in. But now I am still here and pissed off. I have to stay Bc I said I would and it's annoying Bc now tomorrow I have to deal with my parents when I wanted a total relaxed day tomorrow...if I sound like I am thinking about my self it's because I am! My parents yell and fight constantly and I didn't want it for tomorrow too!

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/18/2016:
Hope you had a great time at the beach with your parent.

horn_of_plenty - Friday Jun 17, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

6:30am: aminos 30, kombucha 120 , some stevia sweetened leftover drink sitting out overnight..150 total here..

9am breakfast at work: wrap 300 most, coffee 50, and most of banana 100: 450 tops.

600, tops...and yes prob a snack before lunch :-), bar 120 cal, but i'll count as 100.

Lunch: healthy - tofu and veggies and popcorn 350. lots of caffeine after, but stopped on the early side around 2:30pm because i'm going to try to sleep early tonight and get some extra sleep before beach with my folks tomorrow.

1050 before leaving work. balanced. hoping for an early night tonight. planning on it. got my peppers for the beach to cut up...and my bacon jerky that i'll also have at the beach along with a Monster Low Carb energy drink there. LOL. hoping to sleep early tonight...if I can take the sleeping pill early before 6pm I will take one & then i'll be good for tomorrow! !!!

I don't want to be here at work.  It's been a long week. Too long for me to feel good right now & too much to do into the weekend as well. must get waxed this AM during work. you would too. i'm just not doing errands after work. and i'm buying veggies for the beach also, during work. both the supermarket and wax place is on the same street, near my work. I'm going HOME after work and that's it. not even walking.



Trying to get ready...would have preferred not to work today! LOL.

But seriously, it's been a very busy week for me.

Monday: After work i went to the dentist, then dropped something off at the union hall FOR MY BOSS which is very close to my apt, then took a 30min walk. home around 7pm i think it was...

Tuesday: Gym, got there late because i worked till 5. home after 8 probably.

Wednesday: worked 3 extra hours till 7:30pm, then actually bought some veggies for the rest of the week along with some jello sugar free to eat that night so i could eat a lot (emotionally) and also fall asleep (but went to bed 2hrs late at least). home after 8pm.

thursday: had to pick up the face wash i forgot at the dentist (yes, really), went to gym....and didn't have time to get waxed like i wanted to. home after 8pm.

Friday: I vow to get waxed DURING THE WORKDAY and tell my boss that i have an errand to do. the place is one block from work and i refuse to be waiting till after work for this. OH...AND I NEED TO BUY SOME VEGGIES FOR THE BEACH OR I'LL HAVE NONE TO BRING AND HELLS NO I'M NOT GOING FOOD SHOPPING SATURDAY MORNING SO EARLY BEFORE I DRIVE HOME TO MY PARENTS! HELLZ NO!!!!!!!!!NO.i went to come home earlyish TODAY FRIDAY .... planning on beach tomorrow with my parents...cannot rush much more as you can see.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST NO. I FREAKING REFUSE. IT'S NOT FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M FRUSTRATED.

AND...MY PAYCHECK LOOKS WRONG. I ONLY SEE THE $ RIGHT NOW, NOT THE ACTUAL CHECK. I'LL HAVE TO CHECK IT TONIGHT WHEN IT'S FINALLY POSTED OR THIS WEEKEND. WHENEVER I CAN. ah good, I checked it on my phone luckily it was posted already...it's totally right thankfully.


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/17/2016:
You have had a busy week. Enjoy your day and wishing you a great weekend J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/17/2016:
thanks F...I plan to now have a good weekend bc I was able to get the food shopping for peppers to cut for the beach and the wax done during the workday. I can now go home, relax, get to bed early, and be a bit more refreshed for tomorrow.

I'll feel far better after getting extra sleep tonight.

I'm a bit drained...thank you for reminding me to smile and smell the roses...which I did smell a little bit walking outside to get these two errands done. Took 40 minutes overall.

puddles on 06/17/2016:
Wow you sound frustrated...take time to smell the roses your going to give yourself a heart attack J. Take care

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/17/2016:

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/17/2016:
Feeling a bit better now after 2 errands are taken care of & knowing I can go home to relax tonight!

innerpeace on 06/17/2016:
I don't want to be at work either! Girl...i need to win the lottery or something. Have a great time at the beach!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/17/2016:
TY...we both need a lottery win ;)

happy-1 on 06/17/2016:
Let's all buy a ticket this weekend, lol. Give ourselves something to look forward to.

This is why Nair was invented.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2016:
yes, we all need to win :-)

But...do you use it on your "delicate" areas!?...

and good point!

happy-1 on 06/18/2016:
Um, it depends. Sugar wax (hard like silly putty, smells good, doesn't burn) is my preference because it is super cheap to do and is biodegradable, but I have to make it up ahead of time. If I am going full monty... it's hard to do the ahem, super hard to reach spots on your own without the third hand for tension... so if I do it at home, I'll cheat and go in with this and a mirror. The little light makes all the difference. No red bumps or sticky waxy residue that stick to swimsuits. Plus there's no waxing bill or technicians talking crap about you after...


I'll fail over to Nair if I have to, but it isn't so great for the environment.

I'll get my eyebrows done every couple of months to clean up the shape but this keeps them in check in between. They are usually at dollar stores.


This is AMAZING. I don't need to wax my chin anymore because it makes it super easy to find all those crone hairs with a tweezer.


I do my own mani/pedi most of the time. I think it is safer.

Have not found a good substitute for Mystic tan spray tanning, which I am a fan of and watch Groupon for.

About to do teeth bleaching again, which is so gross. Gag.

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