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Day 14 of the 250k Transformation Challenge 2017

http://UDskam.com/kinosurvey Day 14 of the 250k transformation challenge 2017 So it finally happened, I gave in and cheated. I couldn't help myself and I ate a ton of bread. I have to put it behind me and move on. I'm human just like everybody else. On a good note, still at 147 lbs and week 3 starts tomorrow! I'm ready to kill it at the gym...
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