Hello fellow Bees,
I am hoping FX that we will be starting to TTC, in a few months. My goal is to be at my best. A fit happy and healthy mummy to be!
I have heard that the fitter you are the easier it is for your body to go back to how it was..?
I have a good BMI but think that I could lose a bit of the wobbly bits. I rememer 3 years ago I wanted to exercise more for my wedding and needed a bit of motivation, so I wrote a thread, everyone on here is so supportive! SO I thought there has to be a few of us in the same boat... why not do this again....I plan to check in regularly to motivate myself!
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: waiting to TTC
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? 3-4 but at the moment it's more like 1-2 I need to kick my lazy but into gear!
What kind of exercise? Gym mostly, but also running
Ideally I would like to loose....5kg
Are you doing any special diets? No dieting for me, just trying to eat a healthy balanced diet, and up the excercise!
Other goals... I would love to quit my afternoon chocolate binge....big weakness of mine
Good luck everyone, I hope we can motivate each other whether it's to get that BFP or just feel better about eventually TTC.
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: TTC on Cycle 8
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? I am on my 4th week of working out 6 days a week. Already down 11 lbs!!!
What kind of exercise? Gym 4 days, the other two I take a toning and stregthening class.
Ideally I would like to loose....50 lbs. Only 39 left to go!!!!
Are you doing any special diets? No diet really. Just eating very balanced. Lots of protein, and staying around 1400 calories a day.
Other goals... Get pregnant!
I'm actually having the inverse problem. I usually exercise really strenuously which causes my cycles to be irregular (my range is 27-46 days!!!). I'm trying to cut back & keep it consistent so my body doesn't freak out and start delaying O.
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: waiting to TTC (next month!!)
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? 5-6
What kind of exercise? Insanity! but with cheat days.
Ideally I would like to loose.... nothing!
Are you doing any special diets? I'm eating the same as always do. I eat a lot of protein & veggies; not to cut carbs deliberately... I just prefer to eat that way.
Other goals... Keep calm & get through my midterms!
I have the same problem as FutureMrsRugbee -- even though I have always been at a "healthy weight." I started working out regularly with the goal of being super fit whenever we TTC. But I overdid things a bit. I stopped cycling altogether for a while, but I didn't realize it because I was on the pill. When I went off -- no period. I didn't need to cut back on the exercise, much -- but I did need to up my intake. A lot. I learned a ton on the HA threat on the fertile thoughts website. (It goes back forever and is thousands of pages long.)
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: Waiting for . . . this fall???
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? I work out 5-6 days a week for 30 min - 1 hour.
What kind of exercise? DVDs. I love me an at-home work out -- cross training, high intensity intervals, some yoga . . .
Ideally I would like to lose.... Nothing! I'm trying to maintain a good weight and a bit of body fat to create a luxury, warm and cozy cruiser for a future child. (I think something like at LEAST 18% body fat is needed for optimum female fertility).
Are you doing any special diets? No -- but I make sure to eat a lot of healthy food every day, and to get enough fat (about .5g/lb of body weight). My CSA will start up again soon. I'm excited for all the farm fresh veggies!
Other goals: finish my dissertation -- and successfully defend it -- this semester.
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: I am TTC
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? Oh boy! I m hoping to at least 3 -4 times. Television is what gets me lazy and the fact that's just tooooooo cold lol
What kind of exercise? Mostly cardio, like Zumba and Kickboxing
Ideally I would like to loose.... Maybe just 3 -4 lbs.
Are you doing any special diets? No, since Im TTC I dont think dieting is smart thing to do for me, but eating healthy is my thing instead
Other goals... I just want to tone up.
@swissbride: Thank you for starting this Thread ;))))
Hello ladies! I'm already pregnant (34 weeks this Friday!!!) but I wanted to pop in & offer support & encouragement.
Fellow Bee iRun started a thread a while back about running & TTC. She is due next month, and me the month after :) It was wonderfully motivating and also really nice to discuss different symptoms and obstacles to working out once we got our BFPs.
Anyway, I did a marathon last March, and was 2 months into training for another one when I got pregnant. I'm over 30, and didn't expect to get pregnant so quickly, so I figured I would just keep on keeping on and not put my goals on hold for something that may or may not ever happen.
It's definitely better to be in an established routine when you get pregnant versus start something new once you are. I worked really hard on eating clean in general (no fad diets here) and I lifted heavy weights and did a lot of spin classes to supplement my marathon training schedule. I didn't intend to drop any weight, but I did lose about 3-4 pounds and went down a whole size- thank you weight lifting!
Once I got my BFP, I dropped the weightlifting, and switched from the full marathon to the half marathon so I only had to maintain my mileage instead of continue to increase it. I successfully completed 13.1 miles at 19 weeks pregnant! Since then, I stopped running but continue to go to spin class with no resistance and obviously I pedal more slowly now. I also enjoy water fitness classes since the water is so soothing. I'm very pleased that I've been able to stay sort of active throughout the pregnancy- even if it is only 1-3 times a week and not exactly "working out", more like just moving my joints :P
Sorry this got long, I just wanted to encourage you guys & tell you it IS possible to get active while TTC and stay active while pregnant. Good luck & sticky baby dust to you all!!!
I just wanted to second @DaneLady's post. I'm another April mama (33 weeks) who's been active throughout pregnancy (and before) and I really can't reommend it enough!
I've been working out doing cardio and weights for years, but a year ago I switched to Crossfit and I've been in love with it ever since. I can't honestly say that on account of my 4x/week Crossfit habit pre-pregnancy and eating a paleo/primal diet that I was in the best shape of my life when I got pregnant.
I've continued to Crossfit throughout my pregnancy (well, I took some time off during the first tri...the exhuastion was so overwhelming) and while I've now cut back to 2-3x/week with fairly significant modifications, the classes I attend are often the highlights of my week. I leave feeling confident, empowered and strong: feelings that I hope will carry me through labour, delivery and recovery.
Physically I still feel great (no backache, sleeping relatively well, good energy) and I attribute a lot of that to my activity level.
So, really just popping in to say good for you and I so encourage you to stick with it - it will pay off in spades!
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: TTC on Cycle 2
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? I have been working out about 1-2 times a week consistently, but I want to add some running and train for a 5k and work up from there
What kind of exercise? I take a bootcamp class that is a mix of cardio, weights (My bum is killing me today...so many squats last night!!) That class is two times a week. I want to try some of the other classes to add some workout days.
Ideally I would like to loose....50 lbs. I have PCOS so I have trouble ovulating. By losing just 10 lbs I may be able to jumpstart ovulation....which is what I'm hoping for!
Are you doing any special diets? I've been doing Weight Watchers.
Other goals... I want to be at a point where I have enough endurance and strength to stay active throughout my pregnancy!
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: Waiting until summer to TTC
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? I have been walking almost every night (with exception of this week becuase of AF) but 3-4 times of other workout on top of my walks is my goal
What kind of exercise? Walking, Wii Fit (Zumba, Just Dance, Golds Gym, anything dance)
Ideally I would like to loose....25 pounds (I am down 7 already) to start.
Are you doing any special diets? No. I have been doing My Fitness Pal for 21 days now, so I have just been counting calories, eating healthier, and walking.
Other goals...No other workout goals. Just want to get into our new house so future baby will have room to grow up!
@swissbride: Great thread idea!
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: Not really sure how to answer this. Between waiting to TTC and TTC.... I went off BC last month so we aren't "trying not" to get pregnant
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? 3 times, I was really good about it before the wedding but then the holidays came and I had to put my kitty cat to sleep and it's just been hard to get back into it
What kind of exercise? gym, treadmill and stepper and will add in some weights next week
Ideally I would like to loose....10 lbs, already down 2.
Are you doing any special diets? No. DH does a paleo diet but it is wayy to hard for me to do and I have zippy will power so I am just trying to eat healthier
Other goals... buying a house..... we are currently under contract!! YAY!!
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: TTC
How many times a week do you plan to exercise? Weight training 3x/week, 3 min high intensity cardio sessions 3x/week post weight training and other low intensity exercise other days especially in the summer.
What kind of exercise? Treadmill, elliptical, stair master, free weights, lunges, squats, machines, etc.
Ideally I would like to lose: I am used to being about 5 lbs lighter but that puts me at the lower end of the healthy BMI range so I plan to stay where I’m at now that I’m TTC.
Are you doing any special diets? I had been a vegetarian for 5 years and have been introducing organic, free run lean meats for the past couple months and will continue that while TTC and probably while breast feeding as well.
Other goals... Natural labor, hopefully!
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: waiting to TTC...hoping to start after my April cycle!
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? I'm hoping to get in at least 3x a week...4 would be the actual goal.
What kind of exercise? Workouts at the gym...training for a 5K in April (I am so not a runner, so this is a lot for me)
Ideally I would like to loose... I honestly could stand to lose at least 50lbs...any loss at this point would be great.
Are you doing any special diets? I have joined Weight Watchers...I've lost about 5lbs on it, but I just recently started.
Other goals... Trying to switch to caffeine-free soda and get down to 1 can a day.
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: TTC since July though not ovulating due to PCOS
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? Every day
What kind of exercise? Personal training on Monday's and at least 20mins on the treadmill that we bought this week every other day - preferably more some days. I will see how I go. I would like to do at least one other weights session per week other than my Monday training.
Ideally I would like to loose... At least 15 kg's - RE won't prescribe Clomid until I have a BMI of 35 or less - I could stand to lose more than that though. I would like the weight loss to kick start natural ovulation so I don't have to take the Clomid.
Are you doing any special diets? Just trying to do the best I can in this regard - I tend to beat myself up over food which sends me into a spiral and then I overeat - dictionary definition of emotional eater right here.
Other goals... Just get pregnant and look after myself as much as I can.
This is so great, Everyone is doing so well! Personally I am finding this so motivational! I am the biggest procrastinator, any excuse will do... the cold, AF, something on TV, tired, etc etc. So inspirational reading about healthly exercising pregnant mums as well bravo
We can do this everyone...now is the time for a better, fitter healthier you!
Definately doing my fitness video tonight!
I'll join! I was a latecomer to the previous TTC running thread and I found it a good motivation to train for my 7 mile race in August (plus, tons of the participants got their BFPs quickly so I think it might be good luck to be on a fitness thread!)
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: Waiting until June-ish. Probably after our vacation to Seattle.
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? I already do a boot camp (circuit type training) 3 to 4 times a week. Planning to add 2-3 days of running as well.
What kind of exercise? Circuit training (similar to crossfit but not exactly the same) and will start running to train for a 5K in April (the Color Run!)
Ideally I would like to lose.. I'm not really interested in losing anything but toning up everything. I'm at a good weight for my height.
Are you doing any special diets? No special diet but I cut out soda and I am trying to cut out Starbucks to bring down the amount of sugar that I drink.
Other goals... I carry some fat in my stomach that my DH lovingly calls my Discount Double Check (in reference to the State Farm commercials). It's been a goal of mine to reduce this as much as possible.
@keepsmiling19: I'm doing a 5K in April, too! Are you training yet? Do you know what kind of schedule you will follow? I previously trained for a 7 miler with the Couch to 5K/10K and I think that was great! I'm planning to start on the treadmills in a week and then move outside once it gets a little warmer!
@DaneLady: Hello! I remember you from the running thread (I'm the one who ran the 7 mile race with my 80 year old grandpa)! I can't believe that you are 34 weeks already! I feel like it was just yesterday that you got your BFP. Time really flies, doesn't it? Hope you and baby are doing well and thanks so much for the motivating note!
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: TTC
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? I typically work out 5 days per week
What kind of exercise? 2x yoga class, and 3x Couch to 5k (on week 8, almost finished!)
Ideally I would like to lose.. I'm not overweight, really just want to be healthy so I can continue to work out when pregnant.
Are you doing any special diets? Nope, I try to eat healthy, but it's kind of difficult because my DH is a super picky and unhealthy eater. I do try to drink more water and no soda.
Other goals... Continue to stay motivated and keep trying to eat better!
Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/excercisehealth-motivation-thread-for-those-waiting-to-ttc-or-ttc#ixzz2LS5n8Jr2
@AstoriaK: Oh HAI! How is grandpa? I see you're still running- good for you :) I can't believe how fast time has flown by. I thought the first trimester would never be over. I was pretty tired, too tired to do a lot of running anyway, but a bit into my second trimester I was able to pick back up with some low impact group fitness classes. I'm actually signed up for spin class this evening! I'm not sure how much longer that will last though, I'm getting super tired again since I don't sleep as well anymore. Good luck with your fitness goals & TTC :)
Hurray, I'm glad we have this thread going! I just started working out again this week after getting thrown off track last month due to the flu.
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: We are sort of NTNP and TTC, if you can even have that, haha. Ideally we'd like to concieve at the beginning of summer, but we decdied to sort of go for it when we feel like it for now and see what happens- no temping or charting
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? I'm hoping for 4x per week
What kind of exercise? I've been doing zumba on the wii, and I've ordered a fitness ball to sit on when I want to watch tv (with a list of exercises to do during commercials)
Ideally I would like to lose.. Well, I'm currently pretty overweight so I have two goals. The first would be to lose about 10-15% of my body weight to help with fertility, and then ultimately I'd like to lose enought to weight what I say I weigh on my license (or less)! HA! So about 55 pounds.
Are you doing any special diets? I've been HORRIBLE about tracking what I eat online, although I know it'd help, but I've just been trying for smaller portions, with more fruits, veggies, and protein- less carbs
Other goals... I've given up sweets for lent, so keep up with that, and also stop snacking after dinner in the evening
Good luck on your goals everyone!! :)
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: Waiting to TTC! We're going to start trying in May after the wedding!
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? I currently exercise two or three times a week. I'm going to keep at it until I get a BFP, then switch to 5 days of light exersize (20-30 minutes of walking once or twice a day)
What kind of exercise? I'm a Running Bee! I currently run 3-4 miles three times a week. I'd really like a run a half marathon before TTC!
Ideally I would like to loose.... Nothing! My BMI is around 19, so I could have problems concieving if I lose too much more weight.
Are you doing any special diets? I'm doing the "no fun lifestyle"! I'm going off BC on April 1st, and with my BC also goes caffiene, soft cheese, soft serve, artificial sweeteners, sushi... I'm going to get used to living without all the stuff I can't have while I'm pregnant! Except booze. Booze is okay until we come home from the honeymoon!
Other goals... Run that half marathon!
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? i work out 3 days a week already
What kind of exercise? pilates reformer
Ideally I would like to loose.... i'm actually good with my weight right now. i lost a lot doing pilates since june so now i'm just maintaining and trying to get more toned.
Are you doing any special diets? nope. i don't do well on diets. if i deprive myself of something, i end up binge eating it later.
Other goals... i'm hoping pilates will help me have an easier labor. it's strengthening my muscles and helping me learn better breathing.
@DaneLady: Hi! Grandpa is doing great! Still running a couple miles 3 or 4 times a week and he'll be running the road race again for the 19th time this year at 81. He's the coolest! And yes, I'm still running! I took the winter off so I do have to start from square one but I signed up for a 5K, paid that money, and I'm going to do it. That's really great that you've been able to keep up with your fitness throughout your pregnancy (even though it was tough in the beginning). Good luck to you, too and I hope you'll be posting your birth story when it happens! I love reading those!
DH and I have been together for over 6 years been married 6 months. We are anxiously awaiting TTC. We will start this summer I'm hoping in june! We want to start now but we have a bunch of trips planned for the summer and Im in my best friends wedding so it makes sense to wait. we have both recently gotten back into our fitness routine after a long break I call the holiday binge. I want to be in the best shape possible when I get pregnant so I can get back into my workouts easier after baby!
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: waiting to TTC
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? 4-5, been trying to stick to workouts Mon-Fri
What kind of exercise? Title boxing classes, so much fun and such an awesome workout
Ideally I would like to loose.... 15 ish pounds
Are you doing any special diets? Nothing crazy, just trying to cut back on sweets and eating out!
Other goals... Go off the pill soon!
@MrsR4ever: +1 for kickboxing! i've been doing it for a month and im loving it. :)
This is great thread!
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: waiting to TTC (fall maybe?)
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? PLAN? 2-4, Actuality- kickboxing 1 time per week.
What kind of exercise? kickboxing now. we also hike and have been shoveling snow furiously. haha
Ideally I would like to loose.... 5lbs at least?
Are you doing any special diets? diet? not really no... eating less processed foods. more fresh veggies? But its not going TOO well... lunch is hard to make without stuff!
Other goals... more motivation! hopefully trying to cook better foods for DH and I! and longterm? hopefully getting PG on the first or second cycle!
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: Waiting to TTC (Summer)
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? 3-4.
What kind of exercise? Group gym exercise class twice a week, personal training session once a week, and run 3-5 miles on the weekend (depending on my level of motivation)
Ideally I would like to loose.... Ideally 24lbs (11kg), but realistically, it might be more like 14lbs (6.4kg)
Are you doing any special diets? Just trying to eat healthier and less portions. No special diet. I need to be able to maintain the way I eat now after I get pregnant.
Other goals... run 6 miles with no problem
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: Waiting to TTC - August
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? currently doing about 3 but would like to do 5
What kind of exercise? elipitical and running
Ideally I would like to loose.... a couple pounds... but not so much worrying about weight and more focussed on toning.
Are you doing any special diets? Just calorie counting. But it's hard because I don't enjoy cooking and so I tend to want to grab quick foods that are too high in calories. :(
Other goals... I'm training for my 4th marathon. And I really just want my muffin top to go away. :)
I am in, I need motivation and accountability. Also I use MFP and love it so add me-same name here!
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: Wedding in June-ish, TTC after July
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? I hate working out, but I NEED to 2-3 times and build up from there to 5 like I use to. I do have a gym membership and classes in my building too...lazy
What kind of exercise? Gym-elliptical, free weights to let go of the arm chub
Ideally I would like to lose....I would be happy w/ 18lbs (lost 7 so far) excited at 23
Are you doing any special diets? Eat well, log in all calories, take vitamins, think long term thinking over instant gratification.
For me this keeps me accountable: 5'0" CW: 145lbs GW: 130 or 125lbs.
Going to get fitted for new running shoes this weekend and the running will start in one week!
How is everyone doing so far?
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: Waiting to TTC, planning to start this fall
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? I try to walk most days, and my goal is to do 3-4 more "intense" workouts on top of walking.
What kind of exercise? Walking, running (interval runs mostly), kickboxing, zumba - I love workout classes at the gym.
Ideally I would like to loose.... 5-10 lbs. My bigger goal is to increase muscle tone - I've been trying to add in weights and ab moves a couple times a week with my cardio to increase strength and tone.
Are you doing any special diets? I'm not really dieting - I use LoseIt to keep track of my calories, and I find I eat much healthier when I track because I'm more accountable. I'm trying to eat healthy fats, more protein and fiber, and lots of fruits and veggies.
Other goals... Make real progress on my dissertation so that I'm near finishing when I get PG :)
I've just recently started using GymPact as a way to stay motivated. I think they only have it for iPhone so far (or are in beta for Android), but I'm much more likely to make sure I get my workouts in when there's money on the line!
@aliciapdx: I need the accountability too.
Height: 5'4", Current weight: 137lbs, Goal weight: Under 130lbs
I am eating pretty good, working out isn't happening.
I have a Dr. appointment next week, but pretty sure I am hypoglycemic and eating ever 2-3 hours is putting a damper on the trying to eat at 1200 calories goal. I am hitting about 1400/day which is maintanining.
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?:
We're a mix of NTNP & Waiting to TTC. We use the withdrawal method, but I'm not currently on any birth control. Not actively TTC, not sure when we will be.
How many times a week do you plan to excercise?
3-4 would be ideal.
What kind of exercise?
Gym, also looking to get outdoors more for walking/running once the weather warms up a bit.
Ideally I would like to lose..
5-10 pounds would be the most I would want to lose. I just need to tone up, and more than anything, I want to just exercise regularly and feel better. Couldn't care less about what the scale says.
Are you doing any special diets?
Nope, just trying to eat more fruits & veggies. We already cut out red meat for the most part. Also, I need to stop eating so many sweets.
Take vitamins regularly, make exercising a part of my life. :)
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: Cycle 7 TTC
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? Every other day, ~4-5 times a week. This is until I'm in enough shape to handle 6-7 times a week. I hurt so much right now!
What kind of exercise? I have a knee injury, so jogging on the spot in my livingroom with and without pumping 10lb weights at the same time, abdominal exercises using the floor and a utility bench, weights, pushups, pull-ups, and so on.
Ideally I would like to lose: 20lbs (160lbs/25.6BMI down to 140lbs/22.9BMI), but I'll settle for getting down to my normal 150lbs again.
Are you doing any special diets? I've cut back on my calories a little because I've been gaining weight for the last 2 months and I am now using myfitnesspal.com to count my approximate calories in and calories burned (same name as here). I'm also considering calorie cycling to see if that helps.
Other goals: Get pregnant! Heal my knee. Run a 5K again sometime. I was in cross country in highschool, my record is 23:27 and I've love to beat that someday.
What I love about my exercises is that I can just turn the TV onto my shows and workout in front of the TV while watching or do intense working out during commercial breaks and chill when the show comes back on (I do the former right now because we stream and there aren't any commercials)!
Are you TTC, NTNP, Waiting to TTC?: Waiting to TTC, planning to start at the end of 2014 if my patience and organization stays strong. Going to aim for a fall 2015 baby! (Mainly just want to be a few years older and have had enjoyed our first years as just us before adding to our family).
How many times a week do you plan to excercise? 2 times right now, maybe in the future 3.
What kind of exercise? Right now I'm attending Yoga and Zumba once each per week at the Y with a friend.
Ideally I would like to loose.... I would like to maintain my ideal weight which I'm always either at or fluxuating a few lbs above. I'd also light to increase my muscles, body tone and abs.
Are you doing any special diets? Just trying to control my portion sizes. I'm a carbs and pasta lover so I suppose working on eating more fruit, veggies, and meat.
Other goals... Focusing on fixing up our home and making it comfortable and ready for a family. Using patience and not going baby crazy. :) I'm not the marathon, 5K type person, and I don't enjoy running, so no fitness goals of that sort here. I guess just working on my stamina with zumba at the moment.
Just wanted to say a big congratulations to everyone!! You are all so motivated!
I personally was really naughty last week...ate wayyyy too much bad stuff and made excuses not to go to the gym because it is too cold.
Tomorow I am kicking my lazy but into gear!
Keep motivated bees!
@DaneLady: Thank you for the kind words and congraluations on the marathon while 19 pregnants, that's awesome. You are due pretty soon right? wow..what do you plan to do after you give birth and are in the clear to work out? If you dont mind me asking
@swissbride: I really need this motivation. Again, thank you for starting this Thread. now instead of losing 3 -4 lbs i need to lose 8 lbs. I was so stressed last week and ate a bit much
@FreckledFox: Do you do kickboxing at a facility/gym or videos? I do videos, but i wonder if going to a class is different
@SadieBee: I hear you, lady, Im 5'3 and when i checked this morning im at 137 grrrrr (so mad at myself) I feel heavy and i dont like it;(((
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