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Main Quest- Move beyond the recommended routine found on /r/bodyweightfitness.

 

  1. Complete the recommended routine every other day.
  2. Limit sweets intake. (Pastrys, soda, candy.)
  3. Cardio three to four times a week. (Running, jump rope, boxing.)

 

Life Side Quest- Write a story. Try to submit a page a week.

 

 

While I am working on this challenge I will be writing a narrative day by day to go along with with my posts here. Something to try and grab your attention and keep your attention over this six week challenge.

 

Links: Recommended routine - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/wiki/kb/recommended_routine

           Story - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62939-port-idles-an-assassins-birth-book-one-chapter-one/

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Strength - 0 Dexterity - 0 Stamina - 0

Constitution - 0 Wisdom - 0 Charisma - 0

 

 

 

"Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask."

 

Current Challenge - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62940-port-idles-an-assassins-birth/

Story - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62939-port-idles-an-assassins-birth-book-one-chapter-one/

 

/r/bodyweightfitness - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/

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The writing is slow going but hopefully I will have more posted soon. I have always loved writing and it helps me get out of my own had.

 

I was planning on throwing sugar to the wind completely. But I have seen that it leads to me over indulging. Drinking a lot of pop has always been a bad habit of mine. Taking it away from myself cold turkey didn't work at all well.

 

Thank you for the advice. I'll definitely inject some flexibility into my goals.

Level 0 Human Assassin

 

Strength - 0 Dexterity - 0 Stamina - 0

Constitution - 0 Wisdom - 0 Charisma - 0

 

 

 

"Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask."

 

Current Challenge - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62940-port-idles-an-assassins-birth/

Story - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62939-port-idles-an-assassins-birth-book-one-chapter-one/

 

/r/bodyweightfitness - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/

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Hi Cheez! What a great challenge! I'm excited to see how the writing goes along with the challenge - I'm not too "creative" with my writing here and love seeing the creativity people put into their challenges. That all being said, welcome and best of luck! If it's cool with you, I'd love to check in periodically and follow your journey. :)

danica

Level 3 Warrior Assassin 

See my instagram for photos of my training and also my Sphynx cats.

I log my daily programming at my battle log.

Challenges: Current - Warrior 2 - Warrior 1

 

 

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Thanks danica I appreciate the heads up. By all means you can follow along as I go on this journey. Don't forget to follow along on my story thread.

Level 0 Human Assassin

 

Strength - 0 Dexterity - 0 Stamina - 0

Constitution - 0 Wisdom - 0 Charisma - 0

 

 

 

"Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask."

 

Current Challenge - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62940-port-idles-an-assassins-birth/

Story - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62939-port-idles-an-assassins-birth-book-one-chapter-one/

 

/r/bodyweightfitness - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/

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Hi!

 

I noticed you you've been a recruit before briefly, but that you haven't completed a Recruit challenge yet.  Experience has shown us that completing a Recruit challenge is a very important marker for future successful challenges.  The Recruit time here on NF, and doing the Recruit mini-challenges, is important.  It's best not to skip past it.  ;)   I'm shifting your challenge over to the Recruit forum.  After you've completed a Recruit challenge, I look forward to seeing you in the guild.  :encouragement:

You haven't seen my Final Form

I Stand With Gina Carano

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I was not aware of that. Thank you for the assistance.

Level 0 Human Assassin

 

Strength - 0 Dexterity - 0 Stamina - 0

Constitution - 0 Wisdom - 0 Charisma - 0

 

 

 

"Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask."

 

Current Challenge - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62940-port-idles-an-assassins-birth/

Story - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62939-port-idles-an-assassins-birth-book-one-chapter-one/

 

/r/bodyweightfitness - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/

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Don't be sad about getting send back to the recruits. See it as chance to make new friends outside from the guilds.

Did you change anything about your goals in comparison to your first challenge? Do you know, what your stumble stones were?

Great luck with your chalenge this time. I like your goals. They look manageable.

level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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Don't be sad about getting send back to the recruits. See it as chance to make new friends outside from the guilds.

 

I'm trying to look at the bright side. I have tried several challenges in the past and was not aware that I needed to be part of the Recruits. I must've glanced over that section while reading. I have already met some cool and interesting people because of it.

 

 

Did you change anything about your goals in comparison to your first challenge? Do you know, what your stumble stones were?

 

My goals have changed some just because my interests have refocused as I've done research. I still have the same interests but I've put them into a different order now.

 

My largest "stumble stone" is my severe ADHD. I don't like telling people this because most people don't look at ADHD as anything debilitating. But I assure you it is. I am not on medication because I don't have insurance yet. I start a new job that provides insurance in two days. I'm going to leave a couple links here for you to check out if you're curious about ADHD.

 

index - ADHD - https://pay.reddit.com/r/ADHD/wiki/index

Video explaining the disease - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyDliT0GZpE (29 min.)

 

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm trying my hardest to get it right this time.

Level 0 Human Assassin

 

Strength - 0 Dexterity - 0 Stamina - 0

Constitution - 0 Wisdom - 0 Charisma - 0

 

 

 

"Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask."

 

Current Challenge - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62940-port-idles-an-assassins-birth/

Story - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62939-port-idles-an-assassins-birth-book-one-chapter-one/

 

/r/bodyweightfitness - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/

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Meh, I smell an assassin in the making. Subbing for awesomeness and story times.

btw, I'm one of the Assassin Guild's Ambassadors… You know us, right? A couple of our kind have already popped up in your thread, but noone gave you the official "hello". From what I gather, after this challenge is over you will join us… we will wait eagerly.

In the meantime, I'm sure you can find useful information and support both on our Den ) and in our member's challenges (look for the assassin's phonebook on the assassins' forum soon and you can even find members that are working on the same goals as you).

If you've got questions come and hang around for a while in the Level 1 Assassin Initiates Q&A/Chat thread… or PM me. :D

"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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My first week has been a whirlwind. So many things have happened in my personal life that I am afraid I have fallen behind yet again in a challenge.

I have not worked out. Not once this week. I haven't sat down to write my narrative for this challenge yet either. My sure date for another entry was the 14th.

I am honestly feeling very discouraged about this challenge.

My week started with a court date for noon payment if court ordered fines. The charge that I have has caused many problems in my life. I went to court on the morning of the 13th expecting to be put on jail. I owe 1300 dollars that I haven't paid on foot the past couple of years. The judge took mercy on me because he saw that I was to start a very good job the next day. I have to pay the entirety of the balance before June 20th. Otherwise I will be in jail for non payment.

The next day was the first day of my new job, at Little River Casino Resort. I am a Cook 1 in The Herron on the River. A steakhouse/bistro that serves normal entrees and burgers. I have cooked several times professionally before but this kitchen is different. On top of reporting to an actual sous chef, this is the most well maintained and well stocked kitchen I've ever personally seen. My first day at work also happened to be my birthday.

That morning I was also informed that my grandfather Larry Burmeister suffered several strokes. While undergoing testing my family wad informed that his Alzheimer's was in the final stages. Something we thought wasn't going to happen anytime soon. I have since heard that he's been doing well and they are going to transfer him to a nursing home when he's stable. He well never fully recover.

The morning of the next day I had another court appearance. This time for child support. I am 5000 dollars behind and they told me that to avoid jail I will need to come up with a written plan to avoid non payment of child support and pay 450 dollars in 45 days.

I've worked every night since and well continue to work every night until the Wednesday after next.

I love my new job, my grandfather will be okay for now, and I'm glad things in court went the way they did. But all of these things combined has thrown me off of my goals.

I have stayed away from sugar mostly because I haven't been eating much at all. Other than that I can say this week's portion of the challenge is a wash. I hope I can come back and pull through next week.

Thank you all for your support and guidance I look forward to more of the same.

Level 0 Human Assassin

 

Strength - 0 Dexterity - 0 Stamina - 0

Constitution - 0 Wisdom - 0 Charisma - 0

 

 

 

"Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask."

 

Current Challenge - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62940-port-idles-an-assassins-birth/

Story - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62939-port-idles-an-assassins-birth-book-one-chapter-one/

 

/r/bodyweightfitness - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/

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Oh man, that's though. I hate debts. Money issues were the meat of my day (since I could not afford real meat anyways) for about 4 years or so for a while ago and it SUCKS. no going around that.

 

Seems to me like you've got your break though, with the cook position. That sounds like so much fun! I love cooking, so I'm genuinely jealous of that.

 

Even if things are though, try to take care of yourself, but don't add unnecessary stress to your life if you are already dealing with all of that. Try to do your workouts, but if you miss one or can't write a whole page, don't kick yourself. Guilt is not the road to a healthy life, ok?

 

Week 2 has started, and it'll be better! 

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"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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Cheez, I feel you so hard on the discouragement - the last challenge, an immediate family member passed from pancreatic cancer and we were left reeling. Honestly, the only thing that kept me moving was the gym, but I had to scale back majorly to handle the fallout from grief and the trauma around having to watch someone we love disintegrate. It sidelined me completely and my enthusiasm was completely zapped. But, I say this because I'm back and throwing my heart into the challenge and it's okay to reboot or scale back and rethink the approach. Week 2 is here, and it's a new day and a new opportunity to try again. You have us all in your corner, so don't hesitate to reach out if you just need a little push or a cheer. 

danica

Level 3 Warrior Assassin 

See my instagram for photos of my training and also my Sphynx cats.

I log my daily programming at my battle log.

Challenges: Current - Warrior 2 - Warrior 1

 

 

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Perhaps you can readjust your goals. Completing the first mini-challenge can help you setting new priorities. It sounds as if there are major troubles going on in your life.

1. the dept: saving money seems to be priority to avoid prison.

2. grandpa: do you want to see him. Than make time before it's too late. Or find out what's the best way for you to handle this situation.

3. workouts: I heard of someone, who did push-ups in breaks, while he was working for McDonalds. Last challenge I made my goal to Get moving.

Give yourself some flexibility. Changes in life happen. It's our task to make something with the cards we are dealt.

Good luck! These are only friendly advices. It's your challenge, your goals, your tasks... Your life.

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level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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Haven't heard from you. I hope all is going well.

Wisdom 22.5   Dexterity 13   Charisma 15   Strength 21  Constitution-13

Elastigirl:Luck Favors The Prepared - Current Challenge: August 1 to September 4 - Nerd Fitness Rebellion

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

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Today is my day off. I worked from the 14th to the 29th straight through at my new job. My diet has suffered immensely due to adjusting to a new work schedule. A pitfall I run into while working in a restaurant setting is the unlimited free soda. I'm not complaining, it has become my escape fro life at this point.

 

Earlier this week my fiance and I split up. I will not trouble you with the gory details but as you can imagine it hasn't been at all fun. So as you can see in an earlier post my life has been pretty crazy lately.

 

I haven't been able to exercise due to having to move back in with my mom into a one bedroom trailer. I'm so grateful that I have a parent that I can count on. I know not everyone is so lucky.

 

I have been keeping a planner so that I don't forget appointments or to pay my bills. I am notorious for reckless spending. Hopefully I can grow past these short comings. Only the next couple of months will tell.

 

I will be going into a mental health clinic on the 19th for an intake evaluation. I'm just trying to get to the point where I can get some sort of diagnosis for ADHD. I was diagnosed as a child in elementary school. My mom chose not to seek treatment for me back then and it has had serious negative repercussions in my adult life. Including but no limited to failing out of college, two stints in rehab,  and numerous other self destructive behaviors. I will be getting the help I have needed for a long time. It's the first step in a very long journey.

 

Thank you so much for taking time out of your lives to check up on me. I couldn't be more thankful to you all. My grandfather is doing better and is in the nursing home now. He isn't adjusting well and has gotten angry with a few nurses. But they tell me that it comes right along with his Alzheimers. I have been trying to sit down and write in my off time. But nothing s coming to me. I've never had writers block before. Oh well.

 

Again thanks everyone. I'll try and keep you all posted if anything new develops or I get this challenge under control.

Level 0 Human Assassin

 

Strength - 0 Dexterity - 0 Stamina - 0

Constitution - 0 Wisdom - 0 Charisma - 0

 

 

 

"Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask."

 

Current Challenge - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62940-port-idles-an-assassins-birth/

Story - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62939-port-idles-an-assassins-birth-book-one-chapter-one/

 

/r/bodyweightfitness - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/

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I finally sat down to write a page today and only got about half way through. I tried using the pain and discomfort I've been feeling lately to create my story. But it forces me to dwell on things I'd rather not think about.

 

It all hurts so much to think about. So getting as far as I did is a type of miracle I suppose. But I will continue trying to flesh my story out and make my journey a little less unbearable to you all.

 

As always thank you for all the attention and encouragement.

Level 0 Human Assassin

 

Strength - 0 Dexterity - 0 Stamina - 0

Constitution - 0 Wisdom - 0 Charisma - 0

 

 

 

"Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask."

 

Current Challenge - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62940-port-idles-an-assassins-birth/

Story - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62939-port-idles-an-assassins-birth-book-one-chapter-one/

 

/r/bodyweightfitness - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/

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Sorry for all the difficulties you are facing.  DId the clinic help with a diagnosis? 

Wisdom 22.5   Dexterity 13   Charisma 15   Strength 21  Constitution-13

Elastigirl:Luck Favors The Prepared - Current Challenge: August 1 to September 4 - Nerd Fitness Rebellion

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

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I dint go to the clinic until later this month.

Level 0 Human Assassin

 

Strength - 0 Dexterity - 0 Stamina - 0

Constitution - 0 Wisdom - 0 Charisma - 0

 

 

 

"Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask."

 

Current Challenge - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62940-port-idles-an-assassins-birth/

Story - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62939-port-idles-an-assassins-birth-book-one-chapter-one/

 

/r/bodyweightfitness - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/

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I dint go to the clinic until later this month.

Ok, let us know what you find out. 

Wisdom 22.5   Dexterity 13   Charisma 15   Strength 21  Constitution-13

Elastigirl:Luck Favors The Prepared - Current Challenge: August 1 to September 4 - Nerd Fitness Rebellion

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

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I will keep you posted Elastigirl no worries there. I am actually having a fantastic day the first in awhile to be honest. But it feels so good to finally let some things out and go.

 

I'm usually not one for sunny days but man I can't shake how beautiful it is out there. 80 degrees with a nice breeze. You can't beat that in Northern Michigan.

 

I've been doing some reading again as well. Trying to find answers so to speak. It has given me a couple epiphanies that I continue to mull over and develop. Stuff about the nature of human evolution and the why's and how's of the human condition. I tend to believe that the reason people are the way they are is directly dependent on who we as animals are. Reasons why people are drawn to certain people, the reasons why people react in such dramatically different ways. We'll see where this all goes. I am very optimistic about finding things about myself and a little about everyone else.

 

Today was also payday. It is honestly the largest check I've ever received. I almost asked if they made a mistake. But I work at a casino and they tend not to make mistakes with money. If they did they know where I work. I went and dropped nearly all of it on some of my debt. It feels really good to have these receipts here in front of me. Just knowing that I am finally getting these things taken care of is amazing.

 

As always thank you all for the continuing support. I look forward to big things in the future. I just have to keep pushing forward.

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Strength - 0 Dexterity - 0 Stamina - 0

Constitution - 0 Wisdom - 0 Charisma - 0

 

 

 

"Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask."

 

Current Challenge - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62940-port-idles-an-assassins-birth/

Story - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62939-port-idles-an-assassins-birth-book-one-chapter-one/

 

/r/bodyweightfitness - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/

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I have finished the week with more growth, and learning. I have been reading a lot more than usual and have been processing as much as possible. My eyes have truly been opened. I will be adjusting accordingly.

 

Work continues to be one joy after another. I truly am blessed to find a place that has rekindled a lost love I once had. Cooking. Preparing food for others and myself was something I loved at a young age. Sadly the joy was torn away from me by terrible kitchens and terrible employers. Working in a subpar environment crushes your spirit no matter how much you love what you are doing. Not getting paid on time was bad but when you get paid late under the table you can't do anything about it. Like I said earlier though I am starting to love what I do again. It's nice to walk into work and have a smile on your face.

 

Being away from someone you love very much is a hard experience to go through. I have been pushing though as best I know how. I am learning a lot about myself to better keep heartache from being a part of my life. What I have been putting my main focus on is me. What I need and what I want.  I am lonely and my heart feels missing but everyday I'm moving further on.

 

I made some very rash decisions this past week with my money. Some things that I spent money on were pretty unnecessary and I will need to start working on budgeting. I wanted to have some fun and spoil myself a little. I rationalized it to myself because I made all my bill payments it was okay to go crazy. Plus I haven't done anything for my mom for Mother's Day in a couple years so I spent some on her as well. When all is said and done I will be tightening my belt so that I can start saving for a car.

 

Exercise has still continued to allude me but once I have gotten my sleep schedule back under control I plan to begin my exercise routine once again. I have high hopes as to being able to get this started before the end of the week. I will try my very hardest.

 

I will be posting an updated set of goals for my thread. I hope that isn't breaking any rules. Hopefully this will help my focus even harder on improving my life.

 

Thank you all once again for the encouragement and attention. It is nice to have a place where I can keep my actions accounted for. Have a beautiful day.

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Level 0 Human Assassin

 

Strength - 0 Dexterity - 0 Stamina - 0

Constitution - 0 Wisdom - 0 Charisma - 0

 

 

 

"Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask."

 

Current Challenge - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62940-port-idles-an-assassins-birth/

Story - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62939-port-idles-an-assassins-birth-book-one-chapter-one/

 

/r/bodyweightfitness - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/

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