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#61 of 126 Old 03-05-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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And now, just a quick vent (as if the rest of this post isn't, haha): there's this lady at work, who EVERY TIME she sees me eating some junk food (we have treat day every 2 weeks), is like "oh! I'm SOOO surprised to see you eating that! I thought you don't eat stuff like that!!!" This has been going on for years. Can you imagine if I said to one of the bigger people at work "oh wow! I"m soo surprised to see you eating vegetables! Wow, I can't believe it!!" Lol.... that probably wouldn't go over so well, right??
Oh I know! I hate that kind of thing. When I was getting fitted for my wedding dress several years back, the seamstress made continual comments like - "look! She has no butt!". It was silly, but it really hurt - especially because she KEPT saying things about my weight during the whole fitting - grrr! Really ticked me off.
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Can I join here too..that way I might lose weight
I'm not sure how this thread will help you lose weight, there's mostly talk of gaining weight.

I started the 30 Day Shred and am now about halfway through. I love it! And I'm actually gaining a few pounds so that's good.
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Oh I know! I hate that kind of thing. When I was getting fitted for my wedding dress several years back, the seamstress made continual comments like - "look! She has no butt!". It was silly, but it really hurt - especially because she KEPT saying things about my weight during the whole fitting - grrr! Really ticked me off.
I used work with a sweet woman that would always comment how I needed to eat more. I know she meant well and I really adored her otherwise.... but it is unfortunate that in society there is a acceptance to make comments to a skinny person that would be rude to a larger person. Like instead of saying "she has no butt", what if she was making comments to a large woman like "girl you need to lose some of that, you got enough there for 3 people"? Really? I generally shrug this type of stuff off, but it is annoying. Just goes to show it doesn't matter, people will always find something to either criticize or assume about you.
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I'm here too. I've always been skinny, but haven't had trouble maintaining weight, until now. DS is 7 months and is nursing a ton because he could care less about solids. I'm not too concerned about him, he's still in the middle of the growth charts, and he's happy and healthy. The problem is that in the last month, I've dropped back below 100 pounds. I'm short (5'1") and I've got decent boobs, so I don't think I look sickly or anything, but my size 0 jeans only fit for the first 20 minutes out of the dryer. I am hungry all the time! I know I should be eating more, but sometimes it feels like so much trouble to go back in the kitchen again and try and find something healthy and filling to eat when I just did that an hour ago. I have other things I need to get done, ya know! I've been craving a lot of sugar and sweets, probably because my energy is low from not getting enough calories (well, that and waking 5-6 times a night, thank you ds) I try and pack down a lot at dinner times, but I guess I just have a small stomach. I'll eat until I feel quite full and then 2 hours later I have to have a large snack before bed.

I'm really hoping ds takes to solids soon. Anyone else have a late solids baby?

The one good thing is that ds is tolerating dairy in my diet now. Cutting out dairy cut out a lot of my normal sources of protein and fat. Bring on the cheese!

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My baby is 9 months next month, not eating any solids yet. All my babies were slow to get into solids, but grew fine, and they are good, healthy eaters now.

I am having a problem finding jeans to fit these days. It doesn't seem right when size 00 looks baggy!!

I haven't been out walking much lately, and feel jiggly. I know I would feel better if I was in better shape. Sometimes being skinny makes it easier to justify to myself that it doesn't matter if I'm not fit. But I want to take care of my body and live healthily.

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I'm here too. I've always been skinny, but haven't had trouble maintaining weight, until now. DS is 7 months and is nursing a ton because he could care less about solids. I'm not too concerned about him, he's still in the middle of the growth charts, and he's happy and healthy. The problem is that in the last month, I've dropped back below 100 pounds. I'm short (5'1") and I've got decent boobs, so I don't think I look sickly or anything, but my size 0 jeans only fit for the first 20 minutes out of the dryer. I am hungry all the time! I know I should be eating more, but sometimes it feels like so much trouble to go back in the kitchen again and try and find something healthy and filling to eat when I just did that an hour ago. I have other things I need to get done, ya know! I've been craving a lot of sugar and sweets, probably because my energy is low from not getting enough calories (well, that and waking 5-6 times a night, thank you ds) I try and pack down a lot at dinner times, but I guess I just have a small stomach. I'll eat until I feel quite full and then 2 hours later I have to have a large snack before bed.
Wow, I almost could have written that (5 months ago.)
I'm 5'0" and was right around 100 lbs pre pregnancy. I actually lost weight pretty slowly after giving birth (well, actually, I have no idea what's normal, so maybe it wasn't that slow.) I was happy to be back at 100 lbs when my DS was 7 months, but then the weight just kept coming off! I'm about 90 lbs right now. I thought maybe I'd start gaining weight when DS started eating more solids, but he eats plenty now and still nurses like crazy.

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That is so one of my pet peeves. It is totally ok to pick on someone who is skinny but not ok to pick on someone who is fat. It shouldn't be ok either way.
This is the story of my life. I'm so tired of hearing do you blow way when it's windy? Also when I complain I'm cold, peope always tell me to put some meat on my bones and I wouldn't be so cold. I like being thin but could do without the comments.

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May I join? I have had troubles maintaining my weight forever, despite stuffing myself... I also have a very weak hunger feeling, when I'm tired and hungry, I'd rather sleep, or if I am busy, I'd rather work than eating. I know it's a bad habit, but very hard to break, especially with a toddler who demands constant attention.
I'm also really picky so it's not easy to find quick snacks for me! DS didn't want to eat any solids til he was 11 months, and even then it took him several more months before he really liked food. I lost all the precious weight I gained throughout the last month of pregnancy so quickly and ate like a pig to maintain (I mean literally, I ate more food than DH). I wore normal clothes (I'm 5'6", so I wear a 0-2, depending on the brand, I want it a tad loose to conceal) 7 days postpartum since maternity stuff already fell off of me. If you have any recipes or advice, I'd love it! Doctors are never of help, they look at my bloodwork and deem it fine and then continue to preach about gaining weight. Yada yada yada.

And I'm right there with you about stupid comments... I get a lot, A LOT of stupid looks and comments in restaurants or from acquaintances (DH coworkers). Yes, I can clean my plate when I'm hungry, then they are usually all confused and I have heard lots of comments about how I must be bulimic or something. That's very annoying and hurtful! I also get lots of girl you gotta gain weight and stuff like that, which just rubs it in all the time. It's not my choice!
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Here is my most favorite, super-duper, calorie-packed pancake recipe:

2c rolled oats
2c buttermilk
-- stir to blend. Refridgerate overnight

2 eggs
1/4c butter (melted and cooled)

Mix together in seperate bowl:
1/2c flour
2T sugar
1t b. powder
1t b. soda
1/2t cinnamon
1/4t salt

Add flour mixture to oat mixture and stir until moist. Preheat griddle. Makes about 14 pancakes.

They are called Beebo's Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes and I found them on a blog.

** I don't use sugar or salt in anything and they still taste fine to me. I usually cover them with homemade applesauce, jam, or honey.
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Finally up to 125 from 110 (and was at as low as 98 before that!) I feel like I have some nice curves now. I am still thin, but not really 'skinny'. I am taking better care of myself and making sure I eat enough. I am happy at the weight I am at now, and hope not to get below 115 again, anytime soon at least.

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Wow so nice to see this thread...I've been trying to find a peer that understands my struggles but have never met anyone. I'm 5' 7, and my weight is always just about 106. If I focus a whole week on stuffing myself I can gain a little weight, but there's no way I can keep it up. Guess I'm just venting here...only time I gain weight is during pregnancy, so I LOVE being pregnant, but can't keep having babies just to gain weight! Uhg...just venting here.

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My tribe! Here you are!

I'm 5' even, and usually hover somewhere around 100 pounds (takes A LOT of work to even get there). I have an under-active thyroid and whole list of other medical issues, as well. I take a ton of medication because of them, which tears my stomach up so that makes it even harder to keep weight on.

I actually made it all the way 107 pounds a few months ago. I don't own a scale - to depressing - so I only ever get weighed at the doctor and when I had an ear infection in early February I was shocked to hear that. I celebrated by having a cupcake. Okay, okay - three cupcakes.

I'm currently 8 weeks pregnant with my first baby (9 weeks tomorrow!). Even though I know I went down a few pounds before I got pregnant, morning sickness has kicked my butt even more. I went to my GYN on Thursday and I found out that I'm down to 97 pounds. This NOT okay with me. I work really hard at trying to stay in the triple digits. What's even more insane is that my boobs have already gone up a whole cup size, so with the weight loss I look like a cocaine-addicted porn star. It's crazy.

I know most women hate gaining weight during pregnancy, but I'm really looking forward to it. I'd be ecstatic if I could make it to 130 pounds!
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I've lost four more pounds! I'm down to ninety-three pounds. This is not good.

My doctors keep saying they're not worried about my weight, and I usually trust them, but I can't help but feel they're faking it this time.

I've got a kidney infection so I've been on a restricted diet and throwing my guts up because of the pain even though my morning sickness is waning. I had an app. Monday and my blood work looked a little better and I have another appointment later today (Wednesday), so hopefully I'll be given the all-clear to start eating again.
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I was just coming to bump this up with a vent, but mine seems awfully petty after yours piantedfire! Yikes, I hope they have you eating good food again soon!
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I was just coming to bump this up with a vent, but mine seems awfully petty after yours piantedfire! Yikes, I hope they have you eating good food again soon!
Thanks! My appointment this afternoon went great. I've been released into the wild! Food is now back at my fingertips and I am indulging at great speed.

So far I've had poutine, pickles, pizza, and ice cream and now I'm waiting on my Chinese delivery. Oh, happy day!
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Thanks! My appointment this afternoon went great. I've been released into the wild! Food is now back at my fingertips and I am indulging at great speed.

So far I've had poutine, pickles, pizza, and ice cream and now I'm waiting on my Chinese delivery. Oh, happy day!
So glad to hear that!
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So glad to hear that!
I know. I'm allowing myself one week of eating crazy before started to watch my diet and make sure that I'm doing the best I can for my baby.

I will drink as many horribly nasty protein shakes as is necessary to gain enough weight.
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I am 5 feet tall, and I weighed about 98 pounds when I got pregnant. I lost a lot in the first trimester, but I definitely made up for it in the second. I think I was up to 135 by the end of the pregnancy. Hopefully it will get easier!

On the flip side, when my mom got pregnant with me she weighed 80 pounds and only gained 20 more during the pregnancy. I was a healthy 8 lb 11 oz baby. I guess what I'm getting at is, you can still have a big healthy baby even if you don't gain as much weight as you were planning on.

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I am 5 feet tall, and I weighed about 98 pounds when I got pregnant. I lost a lot in the first trimester, but I definitely made up for it in the second. I think I was up to 135 by the end of the pregnancy. Hopefully it will get easier!
Thanks, Sami. It's good to know that someone else was able to pull it off. And - wow. 130 is, like, my dream. If I can crack that I'll be over the moon.

I was just coming here to add an update - I was at a friend's apartment where I supposed to be helped her pack for a long vacation, but instead I ended up stealing her bathroom scale (probably a bad idea in the long run, but in that moment I loved it so):

It says that I've gained 3 pounds, up from 93 pounds to 96 pounds! Queue the ticker-tape parade!

Of course, I've been cramming food into my face like there's no tomorrow (my week of caloric debauchery to make up for the kidney infection diet), but I'm already planning out high-fat, healthy(ish) meals and snacks.

Also, I've always been able to eat a TON (I been able to out-eat my two 6' 4", 200 pound uncles since I was fourteen), it's just that with my thyroid as it is putting on weight is near impossible. Now, though? Now I will stuff myself even more. And if anyone is impolite enough as to ask me about my eating habits? Well, I've got my response planned out: "My baby asked for it." I figure that short statement will give them a good enough headstart before I proceed to kick their butts.

I'd like to break 100 before my second trimester starts. I've got about 3-and-a-half weeks to go. Let's do this thing, huh?
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Ok bumping this up to vent.

I have the hardest time having conversations with people (mostly women) about working out and dieting. First, I don't know how to diet and I don't know how people can do it, it just seems so hard. But I do know alot about food and eating healthy. However, everyone blows off my suggestions because I've never dieted. Even when they describe what they're doing and I know it won't work. But it's on their diet plan so it has to be fine. It's so so frustrating watching someone do something that just sets them up to fail and they won't take any of my advice simply because I'm thin.

Same with the gym. I was talking to some other moms during my son's baseball practice and I got totally blown off because I "don't need to go to the gym". Is the gym only for people who are overweight?

I don't know, I have a hard time talking to other moms alot anyways and inevitably eating/working out come up and then I kind of get pushed out of the conversation.
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Ok bumping this up to vent.

I have the hardest time having conversations with people (mostly women) about working out and dieting. First, I don't know how to diet and I don't know how people can do it, it just seems so hard. But I do know alot about food and eating healthy. However, everyone blows off my suggestions because I've never dieted. Even when they describe what they're doing and I know it won't work. But it's on their diet plan so it has to be fine. It's so so frustrating watching someone do something that just sets them up to fail and they won't take any of my advice simply because I'm thin.

Same with the gym. I was talking to some other moms during my son's baseball practice and I got totally blown off because I "don't need to go to the gym". Is the gym only for people who are overweight?

I don't know, I have a hard time talking to other moms alot anyways and inevitably eating/working out come up and then I kind of get pushed out of the conversation.
I know what you mean. People think thin equals healthy, when that can be completely untrue. I know in my case it is. I do better physically when I have a little weight on. It's easier for me to handle all of my medication, I don't seem to catch as many colds/viruses, and I'm much better able to regulate my body temperature. I'm more comfortable all around.

People think that to gain weight you can eat lots of anything. That doesn't work for me. I have to eat the right foods to gain weight. McDonald's would just make me sick.

Suffering from hyperthyroidism has made me have to get very involved in the management of my own body. It takes a lot of work for me, but I can't say that because what do I know? I'm thin, so my life must be perfect.

Okay, that was meant to sympathize, but somehow turned into a vent. I'm sorry. Vent officially over.

I came to here to cry. I've had the flu/a sinus infection/an ear infection. Luckily, I'm on the mend - I saw my doctor earlier. Unfortunately, I lost two of my hard won pounds. I'm back down to 94 and tomorrow is the beginning of my second trimester. Now I'm just left hoping I hit 100 before my third.
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Thanks Leigh! I got a few comments from a friend of dh's this weekend about being anorexic/bulemic so I'm just annoyed by people in general.

But venting over! I'll return to not so grumpy posting now.
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Thanks Leigh! I got a few comments from a friend of dh's this weekend about being anorexic/bulemic so I'm just annoyed by people in general.

But venting over! I'll return to not so grumpy posting now.
I know the feeling. I try my best to not socialize with people like that but it can't always be avoided.

One big question I've yet to figure out: when, exactly, did it become okay to ask people if they have an eating disorder? If I really was anorexic or bulimic then their scrutiny of my body would just worsen the situation and my view of myself, wouldn't it?

Some people, man.
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I know the feeling. I try my best to not socialize with people like that but it can't always be avoided.

One big question I've yet to figure out: when, exactly, did it become okay to ask people if they have an eating disorder? If I really was anorexic or bulimic then their scrutiny of my body would just worsen the situation and my view of myself, wouldn't it?

Some people, man.
I don't know. I've never understood why people think it's ok to make comments to people about their body size. Whatever though. Anyone who knows me knows the truth so ignorant people don't count anyways.
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Wow...I love this thread as I often feel like I'm the only one. I recently read about Tori Spellings weight loss due to her stomach problems and it was only then that I felt that I wasn't alone.

I have always been thin...weighed 110 pre pregnancy then gained 72 pounds and after a year of giving birth I was back down to pre pregnancy weight. Now I'm 105 and 5'5 or so. It doesn't help that I still bf my son three years later and the anxiety of terrible 2's then 3's got to me. Also I stated having IBS symptoms and now eat almost too healthy...grilled chicken and such and know I'm not truly lactose intolerant but seem to have tummy issues if I eat dairy (sometimes). So I stay away from cheeses and things and that can't be helping. I do drink whole milk lactaid however. I would not do well on smoothies but know that's what I need. I always get skinny comments how
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Look like me. I don't get that. I want to have curves, the boobs that I
had when I was pregnant (I was a D and now I'm barely an A). It's nice to
know I'm not alone out there. I often wonder if people think I have an eating disorder but in public you will see me devour a burger and fries in five minutes. Thanks for this thread!
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I don't know. I've never understood why people think it's ok to make comments to people about their body size. Whatever though. Anyone who knows me knows the truth so ignorant people don't count anyways.
Same here. But living in New York, I get stares from tourists sometimes. It can get frustrating. My bright stop-sign red hair probably doesn't help with that, but it doesn't make it any easier. If you want to go buy me a slice of pizza then I'll eat right here, right now people. Avert your eyes!

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I recently read about Tori Spellings weight loss due to her stomach problems and it was only then that I felt that I wasn't alone.


My Mom was trying to tell me about that on the phone the other day. She's an amazingly intelligent woman, but she is obsessed with gossip rags. I don't get it. Thankfully, she just reads them and doesn't take them seriously.

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Those comments make me want to punch people sometimes. Like, "if I could hand over my hyperthyroidism to you, lady, then I totally would. Would you like my lupus while we're at it? No charge."

Try and let the worries about what other people think not get to you. I may get annoyed at the attention sometimes but I never let it make me feel bad, you know? This is the way things are, this is my lot in life - let's make the best of it, whatever that means.

I'll be going now - it's time for breakfast: yummy, yummy oatmeal (I had dental surgery yesterday. As soon as my mouth stops filling with blood every time I try to press my jaw together I'm going out and ordering the biggest side of french fries possible).
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One big question I've yet to figure out: when, exactly, did it become okay to ask people if they have an eating disorder? If I really was anorexic or bulimic then their scrutiny of my body would just worsen the situation and my view of myself, wouldn't it?

Some people, man.
I've been asked twice in my life if I had an eating disorder. I remember both times so clearly, even now, years later. It was insulting and embarrassing. It's like being skinny makes you fair game for vocal comments of any kind -- even jokes.

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I know most women hate gaining weight during pregnancy, but I'm really looking forward to it. I'd be ecstatic if I could make it to 130 pounds!
I'm also pregnant and am SO happy to be gaining weight (I gained 25lbs with my DD and was happy to reach the minimum recommended weight gain). Ladies seem downright confused and are always silent when I tell them that I would have loved to have kept my pregnancy weight.
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Hey,
I'm 5' and about 94 lbs right now. I wear a size 1 in pants. I was wondering, those of you who are similar sized- where do you find clothes? I am in a pretty small town so I think I need to go online probably. I need pajama pants mostly right now. Have any of you found any good pj pants that don't drag on the ground for you?
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Hey ladies. I'm new to MDC. I haven't read through all the pages for this thread, but the name and last few posts have kind of drawn me in.

I've always had a hard time with my weight- at age 7 I was 37 lbs. I started getting the eating disorder comments in 6th grade after our health class covered eating disorders. Up until then, I had no idea that I was really THAT skinny. In high school, after my mom died, I was diagnosed with depressed induced anorexia- if I got depressed, I would stop eating, and because I stopped eating, I would get more depressed. I think at my lowest point that I can remember, I was about 91 lbs and I'm 5'4". After moving out of my stepmom's house (she was the source of a lot of my depression), I was able to start gaining again. I got to be around 103 within a couple months of moving out. I married my high school sweetheart a few months out of high school. I got pregnant with our daughter 8 months later when I was (and had been staying at) 108.5 lbs. I gained 30 lbs. during my pregnancy, almost 40 if you count the make up for the 7 lbs. I lost in the first trimester. By 4 months postpartum, I was already in my pre-pregnancy clothes again. I got pregnant again in April 2009 when I was 102 lbs. I was actually trying to gain weight in anticipation of trying to conceive again. I gained 50 lbs. with my son. He's 8 months old now and I'm 114 lbs. Ideally I'd like to be about 125 lbs. I'm just not sure how to gain the weight I want. I'm hypothyroid (oddly) and I have 2 children ages 2.5 and 8 months that I'm always chasing after. My weight bothers me a lot, especially when people tell me I look great or they wish they had my "problem" with not gaining weight. I imagine the way I feel about my weight is about how an overweight woman feels about her weight- she wants to lose but can't. All I want to do is gain, or even maintain, weight, but I can't. I liked being curvy during pregnancy and after having my babies.

If anyone has any suggestions on quick, healthy high-calorie snacks, I'd love to hear them!
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Hey,
I'm 5' and about 94 lbs right now. I wear a size 1 in pants. I was wondering, those of you who are similar sized- where do you find clothes? I am in a pretty small town so I think I need to go online probably. I need pajama pants mostly right now. Have any of you found any good pj pants that don't drag on the ground for you?
I am finding it increasingly harder to find clothes, especially bottoms, to fit me. Here in Canada, about the only store I have found bottoms to fit at is Suzy Shier, size double zero. I was in the States a few weeks ago, and the only store where I found jeans and other bottoms that fit was Aeropostale. The double zero regular length fit me at the waist and bum, and I was so excited! But the length was too short for me. I'm 5'5". I may order online from them, and get a long length. I am just resisting the shipping and international fees!

For pajamas, I usually find that they fit me better, since I can find ones that have elastic waists and drawstrings. I just cinch them tight! Any pajamas I have tried on at La Senza are too short for me...they might be just right for you!

Any other store ideas for me to look at, ladies? Most stores seem to start at jeans/pants size 24, but I need smaller than that.

Carlyn - loving and caring for my family.
Married 13 years, mama to 12 (boy), 8, 6, 4, 1 (girls)
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