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    Happy New Year, folks! Another year, another accountability thread....

    Anyway, I was on vacation for pretty much two weeks. Good thing is, I didn't really gain any weight during that time. Bad thing is, I also didn't do much in the way of exercise, either. I did get my walks in on Sundays before breakfast. So I'm hoping to get back to my lunch time walks now that I'm back to work. I also hope to get back to my evening walks now that the sun's setting later and it won't be as dark when I get home.

    As for diet, I ended up skipping breakfast, for the most part, and making lunch my main meal of the day. I also found some soup at the grocery store near where the coffee shop I write at on Sundays. I started looking at the labels to check for sodium. Turns out the 'house' soups (made by/at the store) have about half the sodium as the canned soups I normally got. And they taste just as good as (if not better than) the canned soup. So that's what I'm going to get. I also think they probably cost a bit less too.

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    Didn't get my walk in at lunch (I was busy all day catching up from vacation). I did get my walk in when I got home. I feel bit better for getting back into the swing of things after not doing much for two weeks.

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    Got my walks in over the weekend. Although my walks on Saturday were unintended. The starter on my car died due to an oil leak. Not sure where the oil is leaking from just yet as they didn't have the correct starter on hand to start repairs. So I'll find out today if it's possible to make the repairs (which will still be expensive) or I'll need to buy a new car. (Although I'm probably going to look at the pre-owned/used cars they have on hand since GMC is going towards SUV's rather than sedans/cars in recent years.)

    Fortunately for me, my car died at the inspection station which is across the street from the dealership so I was able to walk over there and then on to the mall to get lunch.

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    Sorry to hear about your car problems, ren. There never is a good time for car problems but you lucked out being so close to the dealership.

    Still trying to get my workouts in before work, most days I get it done.
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    Thanks, Rabbit.

    I'm still being lazy as to my evening walks but I did get it in last night. I'm better at my lunch time walks at work and in the morning on Sundays. I think I'll probably get back to the evening walks once it gets lighter in the evenings.

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    Off to the gym this morning. It was really hard getting out of bed. I often feel like I don't get enough sleep, which makes it extra difficult.

    We'll see how much stamina I have left. I've been keeping up with my stretches, but not for 45-60 minutes every day.

    Dance class tonight, too. First time since mid Nov. Gonna be a lot more talking than dancing as everyone catches up.
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    I hear you about it being hard to get out of bed in the mornings. That's one of the reasons I like my alarm being a radio and not the annoying beeping/screeching. I have it set up ~30 minutes before I actually have to get out of bed. Plus it's set to a talk station so I know that as soon as the talk host comes on, I actually have to get out of bed.

    I've been looking at dance classes but never gotten around to actually applying. Right now, the one dance studio I stopped in at last year is looking like the one I will probably end up at, if I ever decide to actually go to one. The one at the mall never seems to be open, despite having been at the mall for years.

    I'm still kinda at the stage where I'm debating as to getting out and taking a lunch walk. I know I'll eventually do it but sometimes I just don't want to. It's easier during the warmer weather. The evening walks have definitely dropped off with the lack of sunlight in the evenings.

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    I've improved my eating, but am struggling to fit exercise in. Work and then piano lessons leaves me not getting home until 6:30/7:00 some nights, and after spending time with the kids and DH, I want to go to sleep...not hop on the treadmill. I'm already up at 5:45 for work, and the thought of getting up at 4:30 am to exercise is a no go for me. So, I have to figure something else out. I'm not quite hitting my 10,000 steps, so I need to add in more walking during the day in general.
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