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Posted by: MissileCop, Wednesday, January 19, 2005, 9:35pm
While Christmas shopping online last month, I came across the Eat Right 4 Your Type book on Amazon while looking for another book.  Curiousity got the better of me, and I ordered it as a Christmas gift to myself.  The 'theory' was intriguing.

Well, after 30 days, I am happy to say that I am convinced that the writings of Dr. D'Adamo are sound.  

In 30 days, I have regained a level of energy that I haven't had in years.  I'm sleeping much better, and achieving much deeper levels of dream state.  I am also remembering more dreams upon awakening.  So far, I've lost 10 lbs., the sides of my waist are pulling in, and my stomach is starting to recede. :)  I've also noticed that I don't have the food cravings that I used to have.  Heck, I haven't even been tempted to turn into Wendy's on my way home from work (The Horror!!  ;D )

I'm no longer lethargic when I'm at work.  After reading the ER4YT, I understood why.  I'd come in, work for awhile, and then head down the cafeteria for breakfast, which usually consisted of;

Orange Juice (avoid)
Breakfast Sandwich with-
   English Muffin (avoid)
   Sausage (avoid)
   Cheese (avoid)
and eggs.

No wonder I didn't have squat for energy.  Now I'm pinging off the walls.  I've gotten more done around my house in the past 30 days, than I have in the better part of a year, two separate appointments for wisdom teeth extraction and deep scale cleaning not withstanding.  Since I started ER4YT last month, I've also noticed that I don't have bleeding gums anymore when I brush my teeth.  I believe that this change has come about because of my changes in dietary intake.  Surprisingly, for the most part, I don't really miss most of the items that I've had to cut out of my diet.  

It's a journey down a new path that I'm actually looking forward to, even if it might take awhile to find some acceptable substitutes for what I enjoy (have to find substitution for Miracle Whip, can't live without Miracle Whip!  ;D )

I just wish I had found out about this sooner, but all things for a reason, and there are no coincidences.  
Posted by: Melissa_J, Wednesday, January 19, 2005, 10:16pm; Reply: 1
Welcome to the Forum, and Congratulations!

The difference is remarkable, isn't it?  I admire your attitude, determination and progress after just one month.  

Posted by: Susana, Wednesday, January 19, 2005, 10:30pm; Reply: 2
Hi Missilecop,

Welcome to the forum.

I do love posts like yours. Love it when people feel better. 8)

Yesterday I went to the dentist for a clean up and he also mentioned the excellent shape of my gums. Not usual for me. They have certainly been better since BTD.

Best wishes,

:K)  Spanish kiss on the cheek as a sign of friendliness.
Posted by: MissileCop, Wednesday, January 19, 2005, 10:46pm; Reply: 3
Thank you for the warm welcomes, Ladies.  And for the kiss on the cheek.  :B

Thanks for the heads up on the gums, Susana.  It will certainly be an interesting visit with my dental hygienist in April.  

Several years ago, I was quite heavy, and with no energy (now I know why!).  With a new job in a concrete yard, I lost 40 lbs. in a little over two months.  :o  Went from a 36 waist down to a 31, with room to spare.  After being tasked with being a heavy fork truck operator, I didn't get the exercise that I used to bein' a grunt.  And the weight slowly started to creep back on.  After taking my current job in a Data Center, I noticed that the weight was starting to creep back on even more.  And I didn't want to return to those heavier days.  So I had to be proactive.  

Besides, I told a dear lady friend of mine that when I lost the weight, I'd be her Ken doll for a day, and she could help pick out a new wardrobe.   ;)  Last thing I want to do is disappoint her.

"Good friends are a dime a dozen, best friends are like a rare gem, and soulmates happen into our lives about as often as Halley's Comet."  
Posted by: Kristin, Wednesday, January 19, 2005, 11:33pm; Reply: 4
Thanks for sharing, MissleCop!

You've brightened up my day when I really needed it!!

(sunny) (sunny) (sunny)
Posted by: Alia Vo, Thursday, January 20, 2005, 3:01am; Reply: 5

Welcome to the forums!  I am glad that you took a chance and purchased the Eat Right book on Amazon.  

It is always a great pleasure to hear how new BTD'ers, such as yourself, start feeling a new sense of rejuvenation and well-being only after a short period on this lifestyle.  

May you continue to have abundant health ahead of you.

Posted by: Brighid45, Thursday, January 20, 2005, 3:17am; Reply: 6
Hi MissileCop, nice to meet you! Welcome to the boards!

Amazing what a difference 30 days makes, isn't it? :)

Congrats on your journey so far. Having a friend help pick out a wardrobe is a great goal to keep in mind! ;)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Thursday, January 20, 2005, 5:39pm; Reply: 7
hi super-cop!!!!
sounds suuuuuuper,great eh it does feel super after this while of being  and then changements in 30 days -eh hä??!

Be a little more patient for a while and see what will happen to you if continuing ;D  ;D

All will work better, better skin, more energy, healthier outlook  etc.
Please give me a favour today, explain to me what it does mean "being a grunt",sorry
english is not my favoured, only pidgining but if you wanna learn schwitz-gutural ch-ch
so let me know for that ;D

8)-regards Isa
Posted by: MissileCop, Friday, January 21, 2005, 6:35pm; Reply: 8
Hi Isa!!  (Hmmm...where's the smiley with the hand waving? ) *waves anyway*  ;D

Yes, it does feel good, having such a noticeable change within just 30 days.  Patience is not a problem.  Even yesterday, I stopped at the HFS to pick up some spelt flour, almond butter, ezekiel bread, and brown rice pasta.  Plus some brown rice snaps.  For a guy like me, it's a little wierd, doing a good part of my grocery shopping at the HFS, but I'll get used to it.  ;)

"being a grunt" do I describe it?  Where I worked, doing the grunt work was doing the heavy labor.  Throwing 25 kg chains around, hooking up concrete product to the fork trucks, chasing the fork truck around the yard, loading trucks, climbing over product loaded on the trucks to secure the load.  In all weather conditions.  Heat, rain, snow, sleet.  Didn't matter, I was out in it, getting the job done.  A very unglamorous job, but a necessary one.  

Very physical labor, but sometimes far less nerve-wracking than trying to put a 5,000kg concrete product on a truck, with less than a third of a metre on either side to play with.  And at the same time, having someone on the truck to guide the piece into position on the truck.  Add bad weather on top of that mix, and it made for some very stressful times.  

I'm a super-cop now?  When did that happen?  No one sent me my cape!  ;D

Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Friday, January 21, 2005, 7:29pm; Reply: 9
oh sorry, I'll knit one-ok  ;D
thanks for your kind help- sound very "heavy-not bloody work"But must congrat you for being strictly on BTD and spelty-things- we do this too, and feels sau-good!!! ;D

claro a great guy!!! see you and thanks for a second time

8) - regards Isa
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, January 22, 2005, 3:24am; Reply: 10
hi and a warm welcome, also congratulations on your start!
good work!!

don t forget your frequency values for each food group on your list......those are very important if you want to continue that marvelous weightloss!!

check our online datebase4 for all new status on food.(top of this page)

a substitute whipped cream made of tofu: (a gift from one of our members!!)

1 1/2 cups silken tofu
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey

Blend all together and adjust to taste.  You may need to add some water but try.
Posted by: MissileCop, Saturday, January 22, 2005, 2:09pm; Reply: 11
Hi Lola,  *ya' know, we really need a waving smiley icon!*

Thanks for the welcome.  Have already checked the database4.  Well, o.k., inhaled the information available. *chuckle*  Went through every item on the list, wrote down all the beneficial foods, and the list is now taped to one of my kitchen cabinets.  ;D  That way, I don't forget when walking around the kitchen, seeing what I need for groceries.  :)

Thanks also for the whipped cream substitute.  :X  Don't really see that happening right now.  I'm willing to make some changes food wise, but that's just a little too much for my palate right now.  :P  Maybe in time.  ;D
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, January 23, 2005, 4:55am; Reply: 12
glad you have taken action!!! ))
Posted by: ckeh (Guest), Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 3:43am; Reply: 13
This is the easiest eating plan ever!  No more cravings... bliss!!  Others have noticed the outer--longer and leaner and skin clearer.  I just feel so much better!  Not even a month and voila!
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 3:53am; Reply: 14
great results!
what is your blood type?

get an avatar at the member center, top right here, ok?
Posted by: +Aan, Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 6:58am; Reply: 15
Good for you! I've been on it about 2 months. My skin is clearer and cravings have gone down. My sleep is still so-so (menopausal) but eventually it will be better. Only down 10 pounds (90 to go) :o but I probably could be more compliant. I'll work on that one. :K)  
Posted by: Melissa_J, Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 7:10am; Reply: 16

10 pounds in 2 months?  That's great!  I think about 1 1/4 pounds per week is just about perfect, it's about the rate I always go when I'm fairly compliant.  It stays off well, and I still feel good in the process.

Regarding your signature, how can we help?  You mean, cooking for all 4 blood types?
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 9:20am; Reply: 17
Missile Cop - haaaaaaaaaaaallllloooooooooooooo - wave-wave

how'ya doing after les presque 90 days??? How do you feel- energielevels and so on???
Is tofu still a tabou ;D :D hi-hi-hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
In Japan they sell "duftender Tofu" = finesmelling tofu but this tofu is stinking....:o  
never had some but must say my imagination showed me  :X :P   too!

:D - regrads Isa
Posted by: MissileCop, Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 9:21pm; Reply: 18
Hi Isa!!  *still looking for the waving smiley emoticon*  ;D

Things have been going well so far.  I've hovered at 165 lbs. for the last month, but that is mainly due to my weightlifting, and going for walks (Three times a week for each, usually one hour each).  Fat is continuing to be converted to muscle.  On the bright side, I no longer need to unbutton my pants to take them off.  ;D  They just slide right over my hips :)  So I know I've made good progress.  

Energy levels have been good.  Have been fighting a cold for the past week, but with the exception of a few sneezes, I've kept it contained to just the sniffles.  I was at my brothers one day last week, and had a day of mostly avoids.  Figured I would use the day to see what kind of reaction my body would have the next day.  Potato chips, Coke, chicken noodle soup, and crackers.  Oof, did I feel like a slug the next morning.  Took until about noon time before my energy levels came back.  

And no...still no tofu.  :X  ;D  However, I did try some rice milk mixed with chocolate syrup last week.   Not too bad, but might take a bit to get used to.  

I've also made some external changes in my environment.  Made some feng-shui adjustments throughout my house, and have been working on getting my chakras fully cleansed and unblocked.  We'll see what the next 30 days bring!  ;D
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 9:46pm; Reply: 19
great- great-great re-bonjour -
hä what a super feeling one day not compliant and ill like a snake?! Made some few weeks
the same for me, took some =O's foodstuffy- oh mann I was so sick.... crazy!!!
So what- no more... hi-hi-hiiiiii I learned a word : "love-handles" hi-hi-hiiiiiiiiii  :D

So go ahead with tofu- I think you'll be better with meat and sometimes a little fish....
Would you please explain to me what you'd change with feng-shui? It is very interesting
i don't know much about this thema- only know that it may be a good structure for
energy-passsings...?! no ? Doesnt' it mean- earth-sky and waters bringing together in a
gentle and harmonious form?
Take care and stay well- wavy-wavy for the second time tschuu-uuuss and ty very much
to share your experiences with us.

truly yours Isa
Posted by: MissileCop, Sunday, February 27, 2005, 6:51pm; Reply: 20
Hi Isa!!

 Sorry that it's taken so long to write back.  Just HAD to enjoy the last few days of my vacation, before coming back to work.  Good thing I like my job, and the people that I work with, or it would have been really tough to come back.  ;)  Plus the full moon took it out of me for a few days.  A friend and I seem to have similar sleep cycles.  Just before, and during the full moon, we both have trouble sleeping during those few nights.  Now that the full moon is waning, I slept like a baby last night.

  As far as feng-shui goes, clutter is your number one enemy.  Clutter hinders the free flow of chi around your house.  Store stuff under your bed?  Find another place.  Don't keep a pile of books in your bedroom.  Causes restless sleep.  No television in the bedroom, either.  Rooms should be balanced in colors that correspond to the elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water).  Too much red could cause one to be snappy, or ill-tempered.  There are so many variables in feng-shui, that it's hard to give just a broad overview.  Certain rooms, depending on what part of the compass they are in, such as wealth, family, mentors, career, children, etc., need certain colors to be the most beneficial.  My bedroom for instance, is a pale green.  Not a manly color by any imagination  :P, but the bedroom is meant as a place to relax and rejuvenate.  My living room, on the other hand, is two different shades of red (fire).  A dark red below the chair rail, and a reddish/pink on the upper 2/3's of the wall.  Paint color that's called Strawberry Passion.  My vinyl windows are white (metal), my couch and chair blue (water), light colored wood trim (wood,duh  ;D) , and plants (earth) to round out the five elements.  Balance in my living room is even more important, because it is in the Wealth section of my house.  

There are many good books on feng-shui out there.  Some small, and some that seem coffee-table size  :o  Picked one up......well, ok, dragged another one home last week!  ;D  But for $15, I wasn't about to let it pass me by.  Use a couple of books for legs, and I've got another coffee table.  ;D

I believe that the BTD is merely one step on the path to wholeness.  The foods that we eat either energize us, or rob us of our energy.  If the foods that we take in rob us of our energy, our chakras are not able to function as well, and manifest into emotional and/or physical challenges if left out of balance over time.  Even if these are in balance, our environment can also rob us of the necessary energy to be whole, and well-adjusted. I believe that the path to wholeness requires an integration of different modalities (such as feng-shui, food, chakras, etc.) to help make our lives all that they can be.  

Oh, yeah, and since I've been on BTD, my brain's not so sluggish.  Couldn't tell from the above now, could you?  ;D

I'll let you know how things are in another 30 days.  

Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, February 28, 2005, 8:34am; Reply: 21
suuuuuper- ty dear- "fullmoon-story No 2 ;D ;D I think it's a little vice of all O's hä ??? :D
Great to get another insight about feng shui....
take care- dear ;D if your second chacra turns on the false side.... ooouupslala take care.... ;D  ;D ;D         hi-hi-hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

hugies from swicherlandli  Isa and thanks to stay in contact
Posted by: 31 (Guest), Thursday, March 3, 2005, 4:19am; Reply: 22
 Missle Cop,

  Congratulations on your weight loss while following the blood type lifestyle. You may find that you will slow down your rate of weight loss from time to time.
  You sound like your home is a fortress of serenity standing firm against the stresses of everyday life, my stress deflector is karate, and flying.
   Welcome to the board.
Posted by: MissileCop, Sunday, March 6, 2005, 9:30pm; Reply: 23
Hi Sabrina!!  :)

Right now, my weight loss has completely stopped, due to the weightlifting.  I'm sure that as I increase my muscle mass, more of the fat will be burned off.  As long as my shape continues to change in the right direction, the lack of weight loss doesn't bother me.

"Fortress of serenity"?  Yeah, right.  ;)  I have four cats who have managed to weasel their way into my home and my heart.  It's NEVER dull around my house.   ;D Actually, they are my stress deflectors.  When I come home, all four come to greet me in the kitchen area.  And they always line up in a particular order.  At first, I thought it was just coincidence, but every night, they're lined up the same way.  One of them has even taken to the habit of joining my friend and I when we work out.  As soon as we go downstairs, she's right behind us.  Mid workout, she goes upstairs to grab a bite to eat or whatever, and five minutes later, she's back downstairs to stay with us until our workout is done.  

Another one, as soon as I finish my shower, she HAS to be let into the bathroom, while I dry off and get dressed.  Trust me, they've trained me well!  ;D
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, March 6, 2005, 10:06pm; Reply: 24
Missile Cop-- toooooo nice.... a heartwarmer ;D :D thanks for sharing....
I miss my dog a lots- she went away made some 2 years (normal about 16 years old)
animals are fantastic. But because of my job- no more animals possible now- perhaps a little later............. but then it will be a little must ;D
Posted by: Poly, Friday, March 18, 2005, 10:05am; Reply: 25
What a pleasure to read this thread! Very uplifting!

Congratulations MC on your accomplishments. Your humour and energy just ratiate from your posts.

Thank you for sharing and please keep us posted about your fututre mind/body-health adventures. I have the feeling you're just getting started!  :)

Aren't cats just the coolest creatures?! Amazing how skilled they are when it comes to training humans!  ;)

Oh, and thanks for explaining the "grunt" thing! (I had no idea either, ISA, and had all sorts of strange pictures in my head!  ;D)
Posted by: MissileCop, Saturday, March 19, 2005, 2:59pm; Reply: 26
Hi Poly!........wanna cracker?  ;D  Or just crack me up side the head for my early morning humor?  ;)  Sorry, I couldn't pass up the opportunity.  :K)

Actually, your post came on the right day.  Yesterday was three months of my being on the BTD.

When I started just before Christmas, I was at 176 lbs.  As of this morning, I'm down to 161 lbs.  I have found, however, that my scale has conspired against me.  :P The other morning, I hopped on, and it said 159.  Not believing it, I hopped on again, and it was back to reading 161.  Who knew that scales could be so taunting?  >:( ;D  Taunts me again, and I might have to coax it with the family sledgehammer.  ;)

Even though I had only been on the BTD for six weeks, my blood pressure was markedly lower when I donated blood at the end of January (my other weight-loss program  ;D )  I'm due to give blood again next week, so it will be interesting to see if it's any lower than last time.  

Out of the Dental Insights thread on this site, I stopped brushing my teeth with toothpaste.  Right now, all I use is water, and a regular brush.  Since stopping two weeks ago, I've found that my gums no longer bleed when brushing, and my teeth are starting to once again feel like they do right after I get them cleaned at the dentist.  I have to go on Tuesday, so it will be interesting to see what the good Doctor has to say.  

One thing that I could not figure out for awhile, is that since being on the BTD, I had been sleeping far more than I used too.  I contributed part of that to the fact that my body was doing its part to heal, and cleanse itself.  I was sleeping 9-10 hours a day.  Over time, I knew that there was something else going on.  Last week, I finally figured it out.  It was not directly related to the BTD, but came about in part because of the BTD.  It turned out to be a feng-shui issue.  My problem was with the headboard and footboards of my bed.  As soon as I got rid of them last week, I've slept for much shorter periods of time, still awakening refreshed, and I'm actually waking up before the alarm clock goes off.  With my body becoming more centered, I had/have become more sensitive to the external energies around me.   Another reason to have the Clan O' Kitties around the house.  Cats will gravitate towards the bad energy areas of the house, and act as a 'ground' to short circuit the negative energies, and restore balance to that area of the house.

After 90 days, many changes have taken place, on many levels.  And I know that there are to be even greater changes on the horizon.  We will see what the future holds.

Verbal Affirmations for the Day:

   "All that is mine by Divine Right is now released in great avalanches of abundance, under grace, in a perfect way".

   "All that is not for my Good now returns to the native nothingness from which it came, and only that which is for my good may manifest itself in my life, under grace, in a perfect way".  

Posted by: yaman, Saturday, March 19, 2005, 3:16pm; Reply: 27
Hi MissileCop,

Great testimonial. Congratulations :)

Quoted from MissileCop
Out of the Dental Insights thread on this site, I stopped brushing my teeth with toothpaste.  Right now, all I use is water, and a regular brush.  Since stopping two weeks ago, I've found that my gums no longer bleed when brushing, and my teeth are starting to once again feel like they do right after I get them cleaned at the dentist.  I have to go on Tuesday, so it will be interesting to see what the good Doctor has to say.  

I am particularly happy to see that brushing with plain water produced exactly the same results as mine.. Please let me hear wht your dentist says. Mine, oh, he blushed a little and changed the subject ;D

Hey, it's been almost three months into this plain brushing experiment and no comebacks..


Posted by: MissileCop, Saturday, March 19, 2005, 4:28pm; Reply: 28
And I thank you for the suggestion about not using toothpaste, Yaman.  And if it hadn't worked, I knew who to blame.  ;)

I didn't end up with 'gravel' in my mouth like you did, but then I did have deep scale cleaning back in December and January.  I had some deep pockets, so I'm curious to see if not brushing with toothpaste tightens up the contact between my teeth and gums.  If I'm in one of those moods, I'll mess with him.  ;D  If it's all good, I'll just tell him that I did everything that he told me NOT to do. *chuckle*  See what he says to that!

Hmmm...toothpaste.  A conspiracy amongst the American Dental Association, and toothpaste companies to keep both in business.  Teeth look bad, brush more, buy more toothpaste, teeth still bad, extensive dental work needs to be done...... Job security for both.  :P
Posted by: debs, Saturday, March 19, 2005, 9:03pm; Reply: 29
Forgive me for asking but i cant help but wonder if you dont use toothpaste doesnt your ......breath smell? sorry dont mean to be rude but just wondered?
Posted by: yaman, Saturday, March 19, 2005, 9:18pm; Reply: 30
Oh Debs,

You reminded me of my London days back in 80's, all those funny "what they did before Listerine" posters in the underground stations ;D

Good question though. When I have something smelly, like garlic for example, I chew some fresh parsley, which kills all other smells. A mint/mastic chewing gum free of sugar and sweetener is also advisable. And for even heavier foods, you can have cloves, they are a little bitter, but leave a sweet refreshing after-taste. And you can always use bar soap to brush your teeth if you had something greasy..

I have to shut up before the toothpaste companies shoot me ;D

Posted by: MissileCop, Saturday, March 19, 2005, 10:00pm; Reply: 31
Actually, debs, I've found that I have less bad breath, now that I don't brush with toothpaste.  Whether that is because I've stopped using toothpaste, or because I've eaten more in accordance with the BTD style, I don't know.  

Maybe it has something to do with not eating so many processed foods anymore.  Or, maybe food stuff particles stick to the film that is left by toothpaste.  In a warm environment, maybe the bacteria of the mouth feed on the food particles, resulting in bad breath.  Because the food particles are no longer caught in the mouth, since there is no film for it to attach to, there is less opportunity for bad breath.  Sounds sensible, but just a WAG on my part.  I'm not a doctor, and I don't play one on TV.  ;)  

Or, it could be simply because I've tried to make it a habit to rinse after every meal, whether I have a chance to brush or not.  

Where are the guys in white coats?!  Not THOSE guys in white coats, the ones with Dr. before their name.  Awwww...c**p...too late, they've got me!  Hey Guys, do I at least get my name embroidered on that strait jacket....?  Aw....c'mon guys, work with me here!  ;D  Well, on the bright side, at least I won't have as much house to clean!  :D
Posted by: debs, Sunday, March 20, 2005, 7:52am; Reply: 32
i never used to have much success with eating parsley after eating garlic i'd always get comments like phew! you been eating garlic?
admittedly only used cloves for toothache in the past but found it used to make my tongue go numb in places then i'd end up biting my tongue cos i couldnt feel it.still i supposed it cured the toothache as i had  the pain of my tongue to think about afterwards ;D
are you sure your breath doesnt smell?or do you have very kind  friends?  ;) which i havent ;D
Posted by: miltoncat (Guest), Monday, June 13, 2005, 7:12am; Reply: 33
Been on ER4YT for only a week. I am an O... and was eating a vegan diet with lots of soy and wheat. Uh oh.

I have more energy and I'm hoping weight loss will follow soon!
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, June 13, 2005, 7:52am; Reply: 34
oo-oooooh what do my little earles hear... deep pockets... sound for me familiar :D


we got him... japperdapperduuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-we got him.... :D  ;D =

another *nonie*  another *nonnie*   another *nonnie*........................................

yup...yup....yup..... = rare O nonies :D  = super-big-grin :D

I do use only toothpaste without any white gums and other chemical ingredients in....
=Citrisole from Wala is super-duper and a form of echinacea-aloe-vera mixup so far
both won't give any negative taste nor a slimy feeling in my mouth  :D

yes a little of malicious joy is to be heared in my voice-hi-hi-hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
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