Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Better Start

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Jimmy Dean, however the opinions and feelings expressed here are my own.

We are only days away from a brand new year--and every year around this time I find myself saying "I can't believe how fast this year went by!"

2011 is going to start with a running pace: I start a new job (yay!) O-man will be moving up to 4 days-a-week at preschool, Mook's birthday is in January, Oman's 2nd birthday is in early February! Lots of exciting things on the new-year-horizon...but I'm definitely spending the next few days being thankful for 2010...but ready to move on, especially due to the recent unexpected heartache.

And at the end of the year, as corny as it sounds, I look forward to the chance to press the "reset" button on life in general. I get a chance to do things a bit better than I've done them before--it's taken me many years of making resolutions to understand I am never going to reach perfection, but I can make a situation better so that's what I'm aiming for this year. I've already got my list (I told you I love lists!) of things I am going to be working on. By sharing my list, it will help hold me accountable and hopefully encourage some bettering in your neck of the woods, too!

* Better organization: my closet by color
* Better time-spending: letting go of things I can't control
* Better sleeping habits: my bedtime has gotten later and later...
* Better writing: as I mentioned, I didn't blog nearly as much this past year
* Better walking schedule: I've just got to do it, even when it's cold--after I'm done I feel so much better. Treadmill suggestions?


And my biggest betterment goal?

* Better eating habits: I've got an ace in my back pocket for this (I should say an ace in my freezer!) More on this in a minute...
He's a big fan!

So with all the new things I mentioned starting right along with the new year, I want to make sure and get my day off to a better start. My mom always, always told me breakfast was the most important meal of the day--I just nodded as I ran out the door to catch the bus with a pop tart in my hand. Then I'd be fighting to stay awake by 2nd period. I'm so excited that I've found a new breakfast meal that both Oman and I can enjoy before preschool and work: a Jimmy Dean D-lights breakfast! You can Visit the Official site  to see the full line of breakfast items. This is HUGE in our household--since I have an incredibly picky eater on my hands. And I'm not ashamed to say that one of our favorite meals is "Breakfast for Dinner", so knowing I've got options is a good thing.

I've tried multiple diets/exercise plans in the past, usually at the beginning of the year, so I'm really thinking positive about my attitude to just be better and not attempt to skip meals, go on a specific no-chocolate-ever diet. I do know that there are proven scientific ways of making smart food choices to keep me fuller longer, and not reaching for the bag of chips at 2pm: protein. So it's quite the win-win that I will be keeping my freezer stocked with the Turkey Sausage D-lights--and with 19 grams of protein to help give me energy. Yay!

So now that I've confessed all my better-me goals for next year, tell me what your resolutions are, or even if you don't make resolutions--share some of your ways to eat better and exercise--I'm open to suggestions!

The bonus of sharing with me? You could win $100 Visa Gift card, just by leaving a comment telling me about how you are going to be better this coming year. You can see other ways to win by visiting BlogHer, too! Think of all the shopping you can do for YOU with that gift card! So many great after-holiday deals will be out there, you will come home with quite a loot!


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You can read the BlogHer and Jimmy Dean D-lights "Better Breakfast, Better You" official rules here.
The giveaway dates are 12/28/2010 - 1/30/2011.

372 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about you a lot over the past week. I hope you are taking good care of yourself. Hugs.

    I grew up eating breakfast for dinner. Breakfast food is my favorite. We've fallen into a slump with breakfast since we're usually racing out the door to get to work. Breakfast has been Eggos. We need to start making better choices. Nugget is a big sausage fan, even though neither Cap'm nor I are. We have been venturing out and eating more turkey sausage though. I'm going to look for the JD D-Lights next time I go grocery shopping. I love a hot warm breakfast this time of year.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. In 2011 I plan to Zumba at least 3 times a week and keep a food diary to track my calories.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. I hope you are doing better JJ.

    I love eggs :)

    I'm going to try and eat more vegetables. Hitting only 2 a day is not cutting it for me!

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  4. I think my eating plan for next year is to try to eat more consistently. I tend to get busy and skip meals.

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  5. I really need to make a resolution to exercise this year. I HAVE to get my butt in gear.

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  6. Wait, can I comment here AND on Cali's post? XD

    I've been thinking a lot about eating habits lately, with n almost one and going to be heading into the land of almost-only-real-grownup-food. I'm not sure HOW I'm going to do better, but I need to.

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  7. Ugh, I'm taking a cue from my husband and trying to take "one day at a time!" That is almost laughable because I have no idea how you actually do that w/o thinking about the future constantly. I'm determined to take things as they come, not harp too much on what I'm going to do and just live each day. I do plan on getting back to healthier eating habits as soon as this week is over. I took an almost 2 month break from working out and started back up 2 weeks ago. I WILL NOT do that again. And, because of your post I WILL get the D-Lights for Smooch. We have a really hard time choosing food in the morning so this might help!

    P.S. I tweeted this contest!

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  8. I plan to eat more fresh fruit and veggies! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  9. Well, I want to lose 10lbs this year and I think I need to start eating less processed foods and more veggies. I really want to try to gt the kids to eat more veggies, too! So, obviously, my eating/cooking habits are a big part of my goals for 2011

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  10. I hope to be more consistent with exercising this year. It always makes me feel better after I do it, but between the FET cycles and moving I just haven't been able to find the time. So, I'm going to start with just a few days a week, maybe Monday, Wednesday and Friday and then work my way up from there.

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  11. Attempting to lose more weight this year; try to take things more in stride; and get rid of clutter. Will be tweeting this contest.

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  12. We have breakfast for dinner once a week - no shame in that!


    Me? Tackle clutter in our house - for good!

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  13. I want to exercise more, I want to apply for my green card and find a new job... a new love would ne also nice :)!

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  14. Im going to eat healthier.
    mommy2skie@yahoo.com

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  15. I plan on working out at least 3 times a week.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  16. I don't care what combination of diet and/or exercise makes it happen, but I want to get back in to my size 8 pants (currently in a 9/10).

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  17. My goal is to work on snacking less. I can still snack too much if I'm not careful.
    I just bought some of the Jimmy Dean precooked Sausage crumbles to try in some different recipes. I also love just sausage and an egg.

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  18. Your taste-tester buddy is too cute. :)
    I need to get back to my "water, coffee, and artificially-sweetened tea only" beverage policy. The soda cravings just keep building, and it's such a bad thing.

    I also need to find a way to fit exercise in. I'm so full of excuses that I can't fit in my pants anymore.

    Hugs!

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  19. My thought is if I don't sit on the couch I won't stick to it. LOL

    I can play in the floor with Katherine but something about that couch just sucks me in.

    Also, to get my cardio, I joined a roller derby team. It is working so far!!

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  20. I'm going to make healthier choices and maybe sign myself up for a 5K and try the couch to 5k program. We'll see how I do on that second one though ;)

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  21. I would like to eat more fruits and vegetables, but lately, they're making my mouth and throat itch (all of them!), so maybe I'll just try to cut back on the things that are bad for me. Like cookies.

    Congrats on your list of betterments - hope you can cross them all off in short order!

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  22. You have inspired me to start thinking about my resolutions.

    After the amount, I ate in the last week. I think it's a must that I start to cut back on sweets and eat more fresh healthy food. Maybe I will throw in some exercise too.

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  23. You have inspired me to start thinking about my resolutions.

    After the amount, I ate in the last week. I think it's a must that I start to cut back on sweets and eat more fresh healthy food. Maybe I will throw in some exercise too.

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  24. I have started my path to watching what I eat and paying attention to my calories/fat and plan to really keep this trend going for myself through the 2011 year.

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  25. I am going to stop drinking soda and drink only water.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  26. I'm going to look for ways to volunteer more.

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  27. I look forward to bettering myself in the coming year. Not only will I lose weight for myself I will also be a better role model for my two kids. That is the best I can wish for in the new years.
    Thanks,
    Scott Martin
    Spmartin122@gmail.com

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  28. debrahall1961@yahoo.comDecember 29, 2010 at 12:36 AM

    im just glad to be here

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  29. My way to eat better is to have breakfast.

    MCantu1019 AT aol DOT com

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  30. More homecooked meal, less fast food... I'm learning to cook quickly and in bulk now :)

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  31. i plan to reduce my sugar intake
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

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  32. http://twitter.com/#!/rsmc1/status/19999385152659456

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  33. fighting cancer right now and just out of treatment and isolation but need to find balance and ways to heal the body so would like to try yoga to better myself in the new year
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  34. I'm going better myself by making my life and time more efficient. I'm going to strive to be purposeful with my energy and resources. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. I tweeted too!

    http://twitter.com/#!/benny8484/status/20006702359257088

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  36. I"m going to be a better girlfriend by spending more time with my boyfriend and not spending as much time on the computer.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

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  37. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/HendyMartin/status/20026493249781760
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

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  38. I am going to work out three days a week and learn Zumba.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  39. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/rhoneygee/status/20026552859238400

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  40. don't really do them but just want to get life in balance mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

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  41. I am going to streamline my excercise program so my workouts are more effective. I am also going to watch what I eat and drink a bit more carefully (the holidays found me eating and drinking more than normal and I feel like crap).

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  42. 2010 I was taking care of a sick family member all year. Next year I am going to get back into my Wii Fit Plus routine and reconnect with my husband while hiking

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  43. http://twitter.com/#!/saphyress/status/20110078724022272

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  44. I am going to start exercising and lose the extra 50 lbs that I have been carrying around.

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  45. First, I'm going to try to loose 20 lbs. Also, I'm going to try to be more patient with others.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  46. I'm going to be better in 2011, simply because 2010 has taught me so much! One, as I age, my body reverts to unfit status much more quickly. So, putting exercise aside for a few months is not an option!

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  47. I'm going to try and add more protein to my breakfast meal
    bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. I am going to eat more fruit and vegetables and less empty carbs

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  49. tweet
    http://twitter.com/buzz8/status/20166545539862528

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  50. No more skipping breakfast! Will be launching my 2011 days off with a healthy start!

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  51. I have a routine of walking on the treadmill during my tv watching time. there aren't too many shows i like to watch though, so i need to find a way to increase my tv watching. ;) i need to be more regular about getting on the treadmill.

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  52. I got a fancy slow-cooker for Christmas, so I can be sure to have healthy meals ready for me when I get home from working my 1 or 2 late nights every week. While I usually eat pretty healthy foods, I tend to go for more processed foods when I get home late. No more excuses!

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  53. I have GOT to start exercising!

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  54. I am going to start counting my calories.

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  55. My resolution this year, as always, is to lose weight. But I mean it this time! I'm trying to eat more nutritious foods and less empty, low-cal snacks (I'm looking at you, 100 Calorie Pack Oreos!).

    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  56. My goals for 2011 include ating better, taking my vitamins (instead of letting them set on the shelf )and taking care of myself spiritually too. I'm a new Christian so I'm just now learning the Bible and growing in Christ.

    rugerpuppies at htomail dot com

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  57. I plan to walk more this year and change my eating habits my eliminating pop and adding more fruits and vegetables

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  58. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/20198589485555712

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  59. I am cutting back on carbs as I am now diabetic.

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  60. I'm going to make sure I get some form of exercise every day, and I'm going to try to only eat one helping of my food at mealtimes.

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  61. I recently joined an exercise program at work that pays for pedometer steps, workouts, etc. That should give me added motivation to exercise throughout the year.

    bbentry [at] aol [dot] com

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  62. I'm hoping to improve my exercise routine alot but in the meantime i've been eating alot healthier, more whole wheat and fresh fruits

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  63. http://twitter.com/#!/rewcath/status/20267568338042880 tweeted @rewcath

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  64. http://twitter.com/#!/rewcath/status/20267568338042880 tweeted @rewcath

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  65. I plan to cook more from scratch and eat more whole/organic foods

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  66. I plan to up my treadmill walking, such as doing it twice a day instead of just once.
    I'd suggest checking the local classifieds for a treadmill. They seem to be one of those things which is easy to find used (especially after the New Year resolutions wear off).
    chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

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  67. I tweeted about this
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/20278544907116544

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  68. For 2011, I'm planning to quit smoking AND drinking pop. Wish me luck because I'm so going to need it!

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  69. I've become a breakfast eater as an adult, and am so habitual about my morning noshing that I annoy the heck out of H if I don't get my grub early enough in the day!

    As for what I'm "resolving", I suppose it would be to attempt to get more balance in my life-- more time with the hubs, more time with myself, better budgeting, more exercise, and working harder to keep a better schedule for the boys as they grow. We'll see what happens as the year goes on!

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  70. I plan to do more yoga and jogging
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  71. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/20338359196983297

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  72. I'm going to make myself walk on my treadmill!

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  73. i tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/#!/bellows22/status/20343418882367488

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  74. i plan to stop drinking pop
    floatingonabiscuit@gmail.com

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  75. My kids love pasta and noodles! I'm swtiching to whole grain pasta and buck wheat noodles!!! Small change, but hopefully and better alternative!

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  76. When I'm on the phone, I'm going to get out of my chair and walk around the house. This should add to my daily activity.

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  77. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/clc408/status/20480405756973057

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  78. I run. So, my plan for 2011 is to work on incorporating running and other workouts. We'll see how it goes :)

    scottorbsmith at gmail dot com

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  79. I plan to exercise and walk more and drink plenty of water! Thank you!

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  80. I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/20487728101597184

    thank you and Happy New Year to you!

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  81. I am going to exercise more than once a week, which is what I have been doing.

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  82. I'm planning on eating more fruits/veggies and exercising 3x a week. Planning to finally lose the last 15 pounds.

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  83. I plan on being a better "me"..less yelling, more listening. Less hurry, more "we'll get there" and I plan to stop using "ADULT" language in my house. I have already started and I feel better. I really do..like it's something I can do.
    While I should lose about 40 lbs, I am taking that a little at a time...and just being GOOD to my body.

    plus I love Jimmy Dean stuff, my kids love the TURKEY SAUSAGE. (and so do I)

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  84. I am determined to exercise more. Last year I started eating healthier so no I need to tone up.

    hebert024 at aol dotcom

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  85. I'm going to extend my work out from thirty minutes to an hour!

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  86. I have already begun, I am almost 4 weeks smoke free.

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  87. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/20552160336936960

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  88. I’m planning on trying to eat less fat and exercising more!! Thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  89. I am going to get out and walk more!

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  90. I am going to lose some weight for my health!

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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  91. I'll exercise more and eat more whole foods.c

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  92. I will be better by exercising.

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  93. I plan to quit smoking this New Year and eating healthier by refraining from buying junk food.
    Dove056 at aol dot com

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  94. Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/Dove056/status/20883585091248128
    Dove056 at aol dot com

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  95. I plan on walking more than 3X a week
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  96. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/20887291895480320
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  97. I would like to exercise more so I'm going to pledge to walk 10,000 steps per day.
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

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  98. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ohstac/status/20936471317848064
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

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  99. I'm going to exercise at least 5 times a week.

    ksgillmore at yahoo dot com

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  100. Well my post here says it all!

    http://onedayandpoundatatime.blogspot.com/2010/12/resolutions.html

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  101. I plan on exercising daily for better health. Even if it's only for 20-30 minutes.

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  102. tweet-http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/21052270854537216

    Thanks

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  103. I am going to lose weight and get into shape this year.

    Eat wheat products and smartchoice milk.

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  104. I have retweeted.

    http://twitter.com/mrcheapo/status/21170753634312193

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  105. What an excellent idea - thanks for this! Cereal just doesn't stick to your ribs and most mornings I don't have time to make good oatmeal. I will be trying these out the next time I go to the store.

    As always, work out. It's not even about weight loss (thought that's a perk!) but I ~feel~ better when I exercise. I bought a exercise diary in a bargain bin last year and never used it. I hope that by scheduling my work out days, I will lock myself in.

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  106. I made a commitment to exercise more last year and forced myself to get up an hour earlier than I normally would several times a week to go take a walk. Sometimes that meant leaving my house around 6am before my hubs left for work. I now do some form of exercise at least 5 times a week automatically and I love how I feel. This year I plan to eat more fresh fruit.
    parodi821 at yahoo dot com

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  107. My plan for 2011 is to "do what matters most". That means I will put my time and energy toward the things I care most about, which includes keeping in touch with the people I love, making our home a more orderly place (which will make my sweetheart very happy), and finding time to be creative.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  108. my plan? put more me time in my schedule, including finding time to eat. i always seem to forget to eat during the day.....

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  109. I plan to get more sleep, I have stayed up too late last year
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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  110. My tweet
    sweokgrl@gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/21562423727099905

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  111. I am going to eat healthier for sure. Not so much drive through food this year. So not good for you.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  112. Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/21574199038447616

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  113. Need to get back to exercising 3-5 days a week. Vacation is over ;)

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  114. Tweeted too
    http://twitter.com/hillgirly/status/21627057742020608

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  115. I am going to do more walking, eat less sweets and junk food and eat more vegetables.
    marybug2@yahoo.com

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  116. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/21641084325072896
    marybug2 at yahoo.com

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  117. I'm having surgery later this week, and I've vowed to FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS of my physical therapist. I know I'll need to eat healthy and lose a little weight, but I also need to take guidance and follow through on exercises to build back stamina and strength. As usual, I'd prefer to do things my way, but in this case, I need to listen to the professionals.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  118. Tweeted you!
    http://twitter.com/Ida_Sessions/status/21655084693725184

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  119. I plan on cutting out junk food. well most of it, anyway, and stop drinking soda as much in 2011.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  120. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/21706811199463424
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  121. going to try to lower my soda intake and walk more

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  122. I plan on eating healthier and becoming more active! Thanks :)

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  123. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/lipstickncandy/status/21733280046915584

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  124. I am going to exercise at least 4 days per week!
    Thanks so much!
    Janna Johnson
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    janna@feedyourpigblog.com
    www.feedyourpigblog.com

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  125. I'm aiming to take the kids for 2+ mile walks in the neighborhood at least 4 times a week. That gets me off my rear end and gets the kids out for fresh air.

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  126. I plan to make small changes through the year, like eating more veggies and moving more.

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  127. sherri
    i plan on drinking more water cause right now i live on diet coke
    sherricrawford70@yahoo.com

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  128. I'm going to be getting back in shape after my 2nd baby (due any day now!!!). I plan to focus on incorporating whole foods and gradually increasing to a more intense workout routine. I would love to do a race or some other fitness event before the end of the year.

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  129. My new resolution is to up my trips to the gym from 2 a week to 3. And to hold myself to "making up" missed gym trips with videos at home.
    catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. I have resolved to actually eat breakfast in the morning. Usually I just run out of the house and don’t even think about it. So by mid-morning, I am starving and I have to go the vending machine to get something to snack on. So by eating a healthy breakfast every day, I should be able to curb all of the snacking that I do.

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  131. Eat less sugar...and use P90X video about 4:45 AM!

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  132. im going to try to cut out junk food
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  133. My husband and I are finally getting a treadmill! I’m super stoked to not have to worry about the weather everyday...I can just run! :-)

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  134. i am going to try to be more active

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  135. I think my eating plan for this year is to try to eat more consistently and healthy foods.

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  136. My husband and me are planning on getting more exercise in!

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  137. I am eliminating snacks and am not going to eat prepared foods. Means more cooking and planning, but it will be worth it.

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  138. I need to do everything better, from eating to exercising.. I am going to try to do more good things and avoid the bad. Good choices I am sure will help.
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  139. http://twitter.com/#!/1prizewinner/status/22838683082170369

    Twitter Name: 1prizewinner
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  140. I plan on bettering myself by watching what I eat, graduating from college, and swimming 3 times a week.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  141. I plant to exercise more by using my movement games on the wii.

    luckycat1818(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  142. Overall, my choices I need to make start with having a better ATTITUDE and making me realize I am WORTH the change, the money, the time and effort…to take better care of me. To not let fear of long term health issues run my life. I have not been a healthy eater, and let a rotten schedule even drive THAT (except for dinner). When family is gone I simply dont take the time to care and eat right…I will try in 2011 to change that! No more skipping meals during the week! I know it’s not healthy and would NEVER let my kids do this!
    I also need to exercise and stop saying I CANT just because I am not able to physically do what I USED to do. I know I CANT do a mile run but I CAN start with a quarter mile run on the treadmill. I CAN do some floor exercises and CAN do some video dance games with my kids...even if I cant do it all the way through. I have to try...

    thanks much!
    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

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  143. I tweeted this too!

    http://twitter.com/2sic2mooov/status/22946354175148032

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

    thanks!

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  144. Health wise it is more water, more sleep. Life wise it is reading more to my kids. They are older and can read, so they often read to me, but this year I am going to pick books to read to them. So far so good.

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  145. I can only eat well if I meal plan. By planning out ahead, I make it easier for myself to cook foods I should be eating.
    Now, as for exercise, I need someone else to help me!
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  146. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/23122706211803136
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  147. I do want to walk more...it's the only exercise I enjoy. amiedanny@msn.com

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  148. I will be more physically active.
    eugeniewu (at) gmail (dot) com

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  149. I will make sure to stay hydrated when I exercise.
    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  150. I plan on sleeping more, continuing to run 6 days a week, and lift more often

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  151. One of my goals is to incorporate veggies into breakfast. I'm great about eating them the rest of the day but I feel like they should be involved in breakfast too

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  152. I am going to fill half my plate with veggies or fruit and the other half - one half with protein and one half with carbs.

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  153. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/jadenruby/status/23419102898946048

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  154. I am going to try to be more physically active, esp. during the winter months. I notice as I age, I have less stamina. I always need to drink more water!!

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  155. My resolution is to finally find something that's going to make me feel more fulfilled. The details are on my blog : http://morewhineplease.tumblr.com/post/2639230551/2011-resolution-singular

    It's a lofty objective, but I have to do it.

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  156. I am going to work on portion control this year!

    awinters AT gmail

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  157. http://twitter.com/#!/uberabby2/status/23475273030701056

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  158. I don't really have any resolutions. Our local Y opens later this month and we plan to spend as much time there as possible. My whole family could use the exercise and the opportunity to get out of the house. lol Thank you!

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  159. I am going to really try to stick to healthier snacks to help maintain a better FBS, since it crept up after I was ill last year.

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

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  160. tweeted http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/23781810525700096

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  161. blog post http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2011/01/jimmy-dean-d-lights-better-breakfast.html

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  162. im going to be more active and more appreciative

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  163. I am going to be drinking more water and taking my dog for daily walks. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  164. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/23836521765273600 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  165. i am making sure i eat veggies with at least 2 meals..i can't just rely on vitamins anymore and i also am going to work to improve my good cholesterol level
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  166. http://twitter.com/Sparklezstars/statuses/23936653429055488

    Tweeted

    Sparklezstars@cfl.rr.com

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  167. I plan on drinking more water and eating at least the recommended amount of vegetables daily.

    Sparklezstars@cfl.rr.com

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  168. The ONE thing I plan to do to better myself is to make time for myself to do the projects I have been meaning to do for quite a while :) Y'know, Me-Time :)

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    sales4545 at gmail dot com

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  169. I just tweeted this giveaway here :D

    http://twitter.com/#!/TimboSquad/status/24011110533308416

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    sales4545 at gmail dot com

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  170. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/erunuevo/status/24089184847269888

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  171. I am absolutely going to start exercising again- standing while eating doesn't count anymore.
    ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

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  172. I have to make some changes. Mentally & physically!
    My clothes don't fit....I feel worn out all the time and I seem to be living on stress.
    I must focus and get it together.

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  173. I plan to get more sleep, and join an exercise class.

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  174. I went for 2 resolutions this year. The first was to wear more earrings -- super easy! The second is to be nicer in my words. This one is difficult, but it makes me a happier person overall. Thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  175. I THINK IT'S TIME TO START USING MY TREADMILL BEING I GAINED 60 LBS OF THE PAST YEAR! PLUS I WANT TO START MEDITATING ALSO! I HEARD IT MAKES YOU "HEALTHY" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  176. 2ND ENTRY TWEET twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/24534420878786560 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  177. I'm going to cut deep fried foods OUT of my life :) Also I love you comment about letting go of things you can't control. I've been working on that one for years! :)

    P.S. I love Lee skinny secret jeans!

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  178. I am trying to cut back on processed foods and sugar....it should be an interesting year:)

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  179. My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/24609058212286464

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  180. The elliptical and I are going to be good friends once it arrives!!

    nhmoose99 at yahoo dot com

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  181. I'm hoping to go back to school to better my career opportunities, plus eat more veggies!

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  182. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/CarmaSez/status/24879699305955328

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  183. I just need to swap water for soda.

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  184. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/givekaciestuff/status/25070325637058560

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  185. Get more rest and eat healthier.

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  186. http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/25078576164380672

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  187. My main goal this year is to find and do something that I love to do that will also make money. So far, I am loving learning to cook better. Not sure how to translate than into making money, yet, though!

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  188. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/EverydayVibrant/status/25233079937269760

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  189. I have a resolution to lose 45 pounds. My goals are to lose one pound a week by eating less food overall, more real foods, and exercising at least 4 times a week.

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  190. My main goals are simple - better habits. For each person in my life I chose one:
    Oldest son, C: get better about every night brushing his teeth instead of just when we remember.
    Youngest son O: More reading books at bedtime, since his older brother isn't interested I need to establish that in him!
    Husband: Work on my patience and attitude. This is pretty big, not so specific. But specifically I want to work on getting out of the "what's fair" mindset versus just doing what we do and not keeping track.
    Me: Watch my portions and go to Zumba as often as I can. No specific weight loss goal, just cutting down portions.
    Family: Eat at home more. Not necessarily "healthy eating" but just more meals cooked and eaten at home.

    I think it's doable, right? A pipe dream goal would be really sticking to a budget and pay down at least one big debt this year. And coupon. We'll see...

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  191. I always felt weird that I didn't know how to swim so this year I signed up for swimming lessons at our local community college. Not only will I learn a new skill, I'm hoping to get healthier with some much-needed exercise.

    Wish me luck, my Navy Seal training starts next month. I'm hoping to be a lean, mean swimming machine by summer.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  192. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/25258947321528320

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  193. I'm going to be a better friend-- this year I am going to meet up for lunch, brunch or coffee with friends whom I've lost contact with.

    I'm going to be a better.. person-- I am impatient. I am going to learn to be more patient and understanding, impatients and rushing about doesn't always make a situation better.

    I'm going to be a better designer -- i'm going to take classes to hone and widen my skills.

    Thank you for wonderful post, I don't think I could ever color code my closet, even if i did i wouldnt be able to maintain it haha. :)*

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  194. I am wanting to get back to my walking routine again. I have already started this year, trying to fix healthier meals for my family.

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  195. I love the D-lights :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  196. I am going to try to make more home cooked meals- just have to work on the planning part

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  197. I'll stick to standard-sized portions and drink lots of water instead of soda!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  198. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/sazzyfrazzy/status/25644159196991488
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  199. I need to get out and walk more. I sit for hours at a time at my job. There is a park across the street from my house with a walking trail. I need to use it more often.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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