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lisa32989 09-07-2013 07:28 AM

IP Weekend Chat. Sat 9/7 - Sun 9/8/2013
 
:welcome2:
Welcome back to the Daily Chat thread - post your plans for today, share what's been happening, ask questions!

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WF = Walden Farms
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vachinyc 09-07-2013 08:15 AM

I woke up this morning, day 25 on IP, and weighed at home and I'm down about 14 pounds in about 3.5 weeks. That's just crazy. I'm almost afraid I will wake up again and find it is a dream.

Real weigh in at the clinic in about an hour. They do the fat/lean loss test so that will be interesting.

Lisa you are so diligent starting these threads and responding to questions. And, you inspire with your OP behavior tips and tricks. You rock!

Happy Saturday all!

slownsteady 09-07-2013 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vachinyc (Post 4834532)
I woke up this morning, day 25 on IP, and weighed at home and I'm down about 14 pounds in about 3.5 weeks. That's just crazy. I'm almost afraid I will wake up again and find it is a dream.

Real weigh in at the clinic in about an hour. They do the fat/lean loss test so that will be interesting.

Lisa you are so diligent starting these threads and responding to questions. And, you inspire with your OP behavior tips and tricks. You rock!

Happy Saturday all!

Awesome job! Hope your weight at the clinic matches home! (I can't weigh at home while on IP - I know it will sabotage me if I don't see what I expect! - old pattern).

Lisa, I agree! It's nice to log in in the morning and see the thread started for the day. Thanks for that, and for sharing your expertise so freely.

Have a WONDERFUL Saturday, everyone!

slownsteady 09-07-2013 09:15 AM

Someone recently asked if they are not hungry, if they can just skip the 3rd IP packet for the day. I attended a session yesterday with the MD head of the program speaking and he addressed this. He said, in every case, you should ALWAYS get that third packet in. The reason? The body will first use available carbs for energy, then go on to use protein and fat stores. Since there are limited carbs available on IP, the protein and fat stores are used instead. If there is not enough protein intake, the body will break down lean muscle along with fat for it's energy needs. If you supply the body with adequate protein (the 3 IP packets and 6-8 oz of protein serving), it will not break down lean muscle, and instead use more fat. So, taking in the prescribed amount of protein will protect your muscle mass from being broken down and promote fat burning for energy! So, be sure to get all of your IP packets and protein allowance in, you'll be doing yourself a favor!

lisa32989 09-07-2013 09:31 AM

Recently I keep seeing 6-8 oz protein (various people, various threads)
Am I missing something?
The protocol says 8 oz.

Is this just another House Rule at certain clinics?

There have been various protocols over the last few years & I think some coaches take the parts they like best (lowering protein at dinner, restricting restricteds further, for example) instead of keeping up and keeping IP uniform.

I completely understand the need to tweak for individual dieters as time goes by but it sure seems like we are all told wayyy different things.

slownsteady 09-07-2013 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lisa32989 (Post 4834596)
Recently I keep seeing 6-8 oz protein (various people, various threads)
Am I missing something?
The protocol says 8 oz.

Hmmm. That's what my coach told me. I thought maybe it was the difference between if you were a larger man vs a smaller woman, for what your portion would be. I will ask at my next visit for clarification.

But the point is -- don't skip any IP Packets - even if you don't feel hungry!

trishthayer 09-07-2013 09:38 AM

Lisa (and others you responded to me last week) I wanted to thank you for telling me to get my thyroid tested. I was not loosing weight but I was 100% OP. While my thyroid is fine the doctor did find an underlining issue that has since been corrected. I may have not gone to the doctor if you guys had not mentioned it. So thanks!!!!

Hope everyone has a great OP weekend!!!

kkids 09-07-2013 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lisa32989 (Post 4834596)
Recently I keep seeing 6-8 oz protein (various people, various threads)
Am I missing something?
The protocol says 8 oz.

The protocol does say 8 oz. My coach said I could break it up during the day & have 3 oz for lunch & 5 at dinner, but to make sure there are 8 oz. of protein each day. This past week she said that the 8 oz. is a minimum...does that mean I can eat more lean protein each day or stick with the 8 oz per day during phase 1?

vachinyc 09-07-2013 09:44 AM

My clinic is firm on the 8 oz of protein.

Weigh in went great - which is a fun way to start the weekend. Actual fat loss -they have the scale thing that measures - was 7.3 pounds this week! Wow. This IP lifestyle is amazing. Especially since all this progress is happening and I generally don't feel deprived/hungry.

They are having me add the detox pills starting this coming week. I didn't really know there was a 'detox' more than the food changes on IP but I'm game to try it.

W1: -2.4
W2: -4.4
W3: -6.2 (this is about 3.5 weeks on plan)
Total: -13

Annik 09-07-2013 09:48 AM

Great work, Vachinyc! You are on your way!

slownsteady 09-07-2013 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lisa32989 (Post 4834596)
Recently I keep seeing 6-8 oz protein (various people, various threads)
Am I missing something?
The protocol says 8 oz.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kkids (Post 4834604)
The protocol does say 8 oz.

Quote:

Originally Posted by vachinyc (Post 4834607)
My clinic is firm on the 8 oz of protein.

That's all the convincing I need! "Don't look a gift-horse in the mouth" LOL! 8 oz it is! Cool!

Ruth Ann 09-07-2013 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lisa32989 (Post 4834596)
Recently I keep seeing 6-8 oz protein (various people, various threads)
Am I missing something?
The protocol says 8 oz.

Is this just another House Rule at certain clinics?

There have been various protocols over the last few years & I think some coaches take the parts they like best (lowering protein at dinner, restricting restricteds further, for example) instead of keeping up and keeping IP uniform.

I completely understand the need to tweak for individual dieters as time goes by but it sure seems like we are all told wayyy different things.

My coach told me it was fine to cut down to 6 oz when I was having issues eating a full 8 oz of some proteins at dinner. She told me the protein needs for a woman 5'2 is different than, for example, a man who is 6'5 (which would be my boss who lost 120 lbs on IP). She said as long as I'm between 6 & 8 oz I'm fine. She's been right on everything else, so I tend to believe her. I'm lucky - I have an outstanding coach!

She used the fancy scale last week that shows lean mass, etc., etc. (which I know aren't terribly accurate) and I forget what the exact number was but she said I was doing great.

I'm not advocating anyone cutting down on protein - this is just what works for me based on my coach's advice.

Rockabillygirl 09-07-2013 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lisa32989 (Post 4834596)
Recently I keep seeing 6-8 oz protein (various people, various threads)
Am I missing something?
The protocol says 8 oz.

Is this just another House Rule at certain clinics?

There have been various protocols over the last few years & I think some coaches take the parts they like best (lowering protein at dinner, restricting restricteds further, for example) instead of keeping up and keeping IP uniform.

I completely understand the need to tweak for individual dieters as time goes by but it sure seems like we are all told wayyy different things.

I was talking with my coach about this very subject this week at my WI. As I've mentioned before, I am really lucky because my coach and the clinic I go to are GREAT! They focus on the science of the program, and make the goal to lower your body fat, not hit a certain weight. They have the scale that (in my lingo), shoots laser beams up your butt to determine how much of your body is fat, muscle, water, etc. So this week even though I only lost 3.6 lbs overall, I lost 5 lbs. of fat, which is very motivating!

Anyway, she said that unfortunately a lot of doctors will see that the program works so they decide they want to start selling it, so they put one of their employees in charge of the program and they don't necessarily understand the science, maybe they've never had a weight issue so they totally can't relate, etc. She cautioned me about believing things I read on here, and told me to run things past her before I try them.

It's really too bad. If we put our heart and soul (and money!) into this program, we all deserve the best advice possible.

Well, that's my rant for today! Now I'm off to buy meat and veggies . . . and beads! :-)

Have a great day, everyone!

Rockabillygirl 09-07-2013 10:14 AM

Oh, and my coach says it's 8 oz of protein UNCOOKED, so it shrinks to 5 or so when cooked.

slownsteady 09-07-2013 10:49 AM

I'm going to a 'crab feed' tonight. Fresh, steamed crab legs, potatoes, corn on the cob steamed in a pot, asparagus side, salad. I am prepared to have just the crab and asparagus and salad, but I want to bring something to share with all. Ideas what might go good with this, yet be IP appropriate?

nolasmurf 09-07-2013 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slownsteady (Post 4834655)
I'm going to a 'crab feed' tonight. Fresh, steamed crab legs, potatoes, corn on the cob steamed in a pot, asparagus side, salad. I am prepared to have just the crab and asparagus and salad, but I want to bring something to share with all. Ideas what might go good with this, yet be IP appropriate?

I would bring along some extra veggies and a packet or two. ;)

kkids 09-07-2013 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slownsteady (Post 4834655)
I'm going to a 'crab feed' tonight. Fresh, steamed crab legs, potatoes, corn on the cob steamed in a pot, asparagus side, salad. I am prepared to have just the crab and asparagus and salad, but I want to bring something to share with all. Ideas what might go good with this, yet be IP appropriate?

I would think any type of veggie tray would be great. You could add a couple of dips for the veggies - 1 IP friendly & 1 non IP friendly. I would have a hard time staying OP at a crab boil (what we call it here). We always have crab legs, shrimp & sometimes crawfish in the steamed pot with the veggies.

KareVT 09-07-2013 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vachinyc (Post 4834607)
My clinic is firm on the 8 oz of protein.

Weigh in went great - which is a fun way to start the weekend. Actual fat loss -they have the scale thing that measures - was 7.3 pounds this week! Wow. This IP lifestyle is amazing. Especially since all this progress is happening and I generally don't feel deprived/hungry.

They are having me add the detox pills starting this coming week. I didn't really know there was a 'detox' more than the food changes on IP but I'm game to try it.

W1: -2.4
W2: -4.4
W3: -6.2 (this is about 3.5 weeks on plan)
Total: -13

@vachinyc i wanted to say congrats on the loss and such a great week; sounds like you are totally committed and it's great to read as it's really inspiring. one question, what are detox pills and what are they intended to do?

@Lisa I never said THANKS for starting these threads on a daily basis and wanted to give a special shout out to you, "YEAY LISA; THANK YOU!" I'm pretty green to this forum and I just gotta say, you make it really easy to participate and it's super motivating :)

@slownsteady, hmmm, what should you bring to the 'crab feed' tonight, that's a great question. i'm not a fan of crustaceans however, if it's fresh and presented nicely than I could be tempted. i could see how folks can love it, it's pretty. hopefully you can enjoy on the beach! as for ideas of what to bring, are you leaning towards a veggie dish? maybe you can bring a yellow and green zucchini type dish with olive oil and sprinkled with herbs de provence (is that boring?) - i'm just trying to think of something colorful. i'm sure others will be more creative. i'm still learning to work within IP but wanted to try to help, LOL. enjoy!

kkids 09-07-2013 11:10 AM

This weekend I have to "assist" my 16 yo son make sure his paperwork for his Eagle project is completed. He has his Scoutmaster conference Monday afternoon & he & DH will be taking the paperwork to the council office on Wednesday. This has truly been tougher than my staying OP with IP! While he wants the rank of Eagle Scout, he like most other teenage boys could care less about completing the paperwork!

oneuh2 09-07-2013 11:14 AM

Newbie question
 
I just discovered Ideal Protein reading info here on the 3fatchicks site. I just located a clinic nearby, and am trying to decide whether to do this. You guys are so inspiring - clearly this works! So - can anyone tell me about how much it costs to do this program? I expect a sign up fee and cost of food... What is the ballpark cost per week or month?

kkids 09-07-2013 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oneuh2 (Post 4834672)
I just discovered Ideal Protein reading info here on the 3fatchicks site. I just located a clinic nearby, and am trying to decide whether to do this. You guys are so inspiring - clearly this works! So - can anyone tell me about how much it costs to do this program? I expect a sign up fee and cost of food... What is the ballpark cost per week or month?

The start up fee seems to vary between clinics. Mine was $299 & that included all my visits, food for 1 week (plus some extra), vitamins for a month (potassium is for 2 months), a shaker & the important journal. Each week I purchase 21 IP packs & that is just around $90 which includes my sales tax. I add one vitamin purchase each week so I don't have a huge cost the week I need to re-stock those.
The IP packs are $4. The pre-made shakes are $5; I just get the mix & shake up my own.

dak1lls 09-07-2013 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oneuh2 (Post 4834672)
I just discovered Ideal Protein reading info here on the 3fatchicks site. I just located a clinic nearby, and am trying to decide whether to do this. You guys are so inspiring - clearly this works! So - can anyone tell me about how much it costs to do this program? I expect a sign up fee and cost of food... What is the ballpark cost per week or month?

Good for you! You will not be disappointed. I spent approx $90 per week on IP food. The initial visit was a little over $300, which included a week's worth of food, my supplements, and the lean mass calculation, measurements, weigh in, and consultation.

I switched to alternative products at around the 8 week point. I was able to get more food options at way less than half the cost of IP. I felt confident in switching after getting my IP feet under me, so to speak. I purchase all my supplements from Swanson Health Products. They have great prices and fast shipping. Check out the Alternative threads for a lot of good info. For me, the cost of IP was just too much to sustain.

Glad you found this sight. Good luck and keep us posted.

clbott 09-07-2013 11:57 AM

Hi All! - yesterday was my first TOM while being on IP. Um, do I need more salt or water during this time, because I was fatigued to the point of not being confident in my driving skills. Is that weird or typical?

clbott 09-07-2013 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dak1lls (Post 4834687)
Good for you! You will not be disappointed. I spent approx $90 per week on IP food. The initial visit was a little over $300, which included a week's worth of food, my supplements, and the lean mass calculation, measurements, weigh in, and consultation.

I switched to alternative products at around the 8 week point. I was able to get more food options at way less than half the cost of IP. I felt confident in switching after getting my IP feet under me, so to speak. I purchase all my supplements from Swanson Health Products. They have great prices and fast shipping. Check out the Alternative threads for a lot of good info. For me, the cost of IP was just too much to sustain.

Glad you found this sight. Good luck and keep us posted.

I have mixed feeling about this - my clinic only charges for food - not for anything else - my initial visit was $126. that included 3 choices of food, vitamins, shaker, weigh-in, body mass calculation, measurements, salt, and tote bag. After that I pay $27 per box of product plus can buy extra shakers etc if I want them.

But my "coaching" is almost non-existant, but I'm not paying for anything else. I am beginning to add alternatives as my clinic is far away. I can't figure out if I would be willing to pay more for some actual coaching or if I should be greatful for the low prices. LOL

If I had'nt found this site I probably would have quit by now!

Kellimomo3 09-07-2013 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vachinyc (Post 4834607)
My clinic is firm on the 8 oz of protein.

Weigh in went great - which is a fun way to start the weekend. Actual fat loss -they have the scale thing that measures - was 7.3 pounds this week! Wow. This IP lifestyle is amazing. Especially since all this progress is happening and I generally don't feel deprived/hungry.

They are having me add the detox pills starting this coming week. I didn't really know there was a 'detox' more than the food changes on IP but I'm game to try it.

W1: -2.4
W2: -4.4
W3: -6.2 (this is about 3.5 weeks on plan)
Total: -13

What are detox pills?! I have never heard of these?

megjohnsonnj 09-07-2013 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slownsteady (Post 4834655)
I'm going to a 'crab feed' tonight. Fresh, steamed crab legs, potatoes, corn on the cob steamed in a pot, asparagus side, salad. I am prepared to have just the crab and asparagus and salad, but I want to bring something to share with all. Ideas what might go good with this, yet be IP appropriate?

I like to bring a sweet and sour cucumber salad or a coleslaw with only cabbage to my pot lucks.

Diana B 09-07-2013 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ruth Ann (Post 4834619)
My coach told me it was fine to cut down to 6 oz when I was having issues eating a full 8 oz of some proteins at dinner. She told me the protein needs for a woman 5'2 is different than, for example, a man who is 6'5 (which would be my boss who lost 120 lbs on IP). She said as long as I'm between 6 & 8 oz I'm fine. She's been right on everything else, so I tend to believe her. I'm lucky - I have an outstanding coach!

She used the fancy scale last week that shows lean mass, etc., etc. (which I know aren't terribly accurate) and I forget what the exact number was but she said I was doing great.

I'm not advocating anyone cutting down on protein - this is just what works for me based on my coach's advice.

Hi Ruth Ann - I am in Washington State also, are you in Western or Eastern WA? Just curious about who your coach is....I was going to one in Kent, WA.

kimvw 09-07-2013 01:58 PM

Starting back today on a IP type of eating. Have been off for 18 months and the weight seems to creep back on. Need to get the 5#s off! Staying OP so far today. It aint easy!

AlaskanRN 09-07-2013 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clbott (Post 4834708)
I have mixed feeling about this - my clinic only charges for food - not for anything else - my initial visit was $126. that included 3 choices of food, vitamins, shaker, weigh-in, body mass calculation, measurements, salt, and tote bag. After that I pay $27 per box of product plus can buy extra shakers etc if I want them.

But my "coaching" is almost non-existant, but I'm not paying for anything else. I am beginning to add alternatives as my clinic is far away. I can't figure out if I would be willing to pay more for some actual coaching or if I should be greatful for the low prices. LOL

If I had'nt found this site I probably would have quit by now!

This is the exact same for me! Well except my initial visit was $250, food is $29.00-36.00 a box, but yeah my coaching is non existant, my coach was cool for about 2 weeks but I just don't think she cares and I don't mean about me, I think her heart just isn't in this program. I just buy the food and go to my weigh in, she hasn't responded to my messages about weighing in for 2 weeks though. Ugh.

AlaskanRN 09-07-2013 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kimvw (Post 4834761)
Starting back today on a IP type of eating. Have been off for 18 months and the weight seems to creep back on. Need to get the 5#s off! Staying OP so far today. It aint easy!

Hurray you and I are sooooo close! You can do it!

AlaskanRN 09-07-2013 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oneuh2 (Post 4834672)
I just discovered Ideal Protein reading info here on the 3fatchicks site. I just located a clinic nearby, and am trying to decide whether to do this. You guys are so inspiring - clearly this works! So - can anyone tell me about how much it costs to do this program? I expect a sign up fee and cost of food... What is the ballpark cost per week or month?

Do it!!! Its such an awesome program! I was super skeptical about starting and thought it was just another $$$ gimmick but Im super impressed! The cost seems to vary between states, I live in Alaska and I pay about $100/week for food, I buy a few boxes a week for some variety, plus the cost of veggies which are very expensive up here compared to the lower 48. However I still feel like its been worth it! :)

vachinyc 09-07-2013 03:30 PM

Thanks Annik and Slownsteady!

KareVT, Kelliemomo3... Re: detox pills. I admittedly don't know a lot but my clinic told me that IP does them at about week 4 or so. To help all your organs detox. Looks like a lot of vitamins. She said they help with plateaus and just keep cleaning you out. No change in food intake. Right now, when I do what they tell me, it works. So Ian sticking with that theory for now.

Anyone else here who has been on IP a while have detox pill thoughts?

dak1lls 09-07-2013 05:04 PM

I definitely feel IP is worth it, but my coaching was not great. I was given poor support, and I needed more food variety. I have food ADHD! With the cost per box, and my clinic would not break up boxes, I simply couldn't afford to buy something I may end up not liking. I knew I could not stay OP if I hated the food. Also, they were ALWAYS out of everything I liked and there are several items I did not like at all! If coaching had been better, or had even existed, it may have made a difference in my choice to switch to alts.

It is a personal decision and certainly one to be made only after researching the many alternative threads and really having an understanding of IP. It can be done, and my losses to date havd averaged over 3 lbs per week. The most important thing is to do what works for you in order to stay 100% OP, with no cheating at all.

treefrog 09-07-2013 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clbott (Post 4834702)
Hi All! - yesterday was my first TOM while being on IP. Um, do I need more salt or water during this time, because I was fatigued to the point of not being confident in my driving skills. Is that weird or typical?

congrats on your weight loss so far. I too am new to IP. How are the food cravings and mood level during TOM or what my husband calls "shark week".

KareVT 09-07-2013 06:25 PM

@vachinyc that's so curious about "detox pills" i'll have to inquire with my coach who thankfully is amazing. my clinic is fantastic, it's led by a doctor in vermont who owns two locations. all of the coaches have either been OP or are on OP. it takes a little while to find the one you click with most but they are all very knowledgeable. they should be your cheerleaders as well. it's a bummer to hear that not all clinics are alike but, they're individually owned, right? So, that makes sense that they are not all equal.

My clinic offers a mandatory 1hr 45min workshop which everyone must do prior to joining. They don't force you to join but, the doctor goes over the program in full detail and shows a clip about the scientific stuff that's happening inside the body during each phase. THEN, I had to go online and make an appointment for my first consultation, that's when I had an hour meeting with a coach who explained the plan even further (on an individual basis) and went through all of the food items. The first week, they made the bag for me and I was able to return anything that was unappetizing (which I did). The program cost was $372.42 and includes: One-Time life long membership fee, 90 days of daily video education, 10 day supply of IP packets, 30 day supply of Calcium Mag, 100 day supply of Potassium Calcium, 30 day supply of Multi-Vitamins, Omega 3's, Ideal Protein Shaker and Ideal Protein sea salt. After the initial products are depleted, costs average $16/day and it's worth every hard earned penny!!

Hope this helps. Would be curious to hear how other centers vary. The daily videos are an incredible resource. I hope you opt to go for it - it's amazing how easy it is BUT, you really need to commit to the program and sticking it out and you'll reap the rewards.

thecircleguru 09-07-2013 06:40 PM

Beginning Week #6 as of yesterday... feeling good. Just came back from visiting my Mom in Ontario and managed to stay OP for 95% of my visit. It's so hard eating out for almost every meal and getting some kind of variety and manage to stay OP but I took every hour as it came and survived!

AlaskanRN 09-07-2013 06:53 PM

This may sound weird, but when I stay OP, I feel like I could stay on P1 forever, or at least for a really long time..... I may keep at it longer than I need to. Or just stay in P2 for longer, once I get there. Any thoughts?

lisa32989 09-07-2013 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trishthayer (Post 4834605)
Lisa (and others you responded to me last week) I wanted to thank you for telling me to get my thyroid tested. I was not loosing weight but I was 100% OP. While my thyroid is fine the doctor did find an underlining issue that has since been corrected. I may have not gone to the doctor if you guys had not mentioned it. So thanks!!!!

Hope everyone has a great OP weekend!!!

This is why any medical concerns should be taken to a medical professional. I've seen too many people ask advise here & I'm always concerned they're risking health.
I'm glad you caught your issue & could correct it!

kkids 09-07-2013 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KareVT (Post 4834905)
One-Time life long membership fee, 90 days of daily video education

What is the daily video education?

KareVT 09-07-2013 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kkids (Post 4834931)
What is the daily video education?

@kkids - the daily video education is absolutely amazing. every morning at around 5:00am, my center drops their members a video. when i wake up and have my morning coffee, I go to my inbox and there's an email from my center. It's a daily clip, the first day was a welcome video and provided information on the various side-effects that I could potentially feel; they explain that it's because your body is detoxing. Another video was on ketosis and what it means to be in ketosis. Or, one was about bad breath and how when people hit ketosis, bad breath is very common and then they provide IP friendly ways to manage it. This morning, it was on the big C - and how certain levels of Magnesium/Calcium could make one constipated and here's what you can take in order to remedy that...

Additionally, there is a Chef, Chef Verati who has partnered with Ideal Protein. He's this magnificent French Canadian Chef and he offers a video within the same email on how to be creative with your IP food, i.e., pancake friendly Phase 1 recipe, soup recipes, advice on pots and pans, salads, etc..

Then underneath that clip there is a forum for members to provide feedback and ask questions. It's terrific!


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