Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library


Faith {In the Church}

Faith Hebrews 11 and 1


Losing Weight and Getting Healthy #7 {#Cinchspiration}

I have not exercised at all. Last week, our church was crazy busy and I was just making it home from work with enough time to shower, make dinner for the family and get out of the house, so that left little time for anything else. Confession: On days when I haven’t had time to cook, I’ve eaten fast food. This week will also be pretty busy, so I’m going to have to set my alarm a little earlier and get up to do something. Groan I am not a morning person, but I know if I want to see something happen I have to start doing things a bit differently.

#Cinchspiration Weight Loss

Weight Change Since Last Week:  +0.4 lbs

Total Weight Lost: 5 lbs

Goal Weight: 135 lbs

I am pretty happy to see that my slacking didn’t do that much damage, only a 0.4 lb weight gain. I can handle that. But I really want to start seeing the scale moving downwards again.  And getting this message from RunKeeper is a pretty powerful motivator, dontcha think?

Note from Runkeeper

With that in mind, this week, my goals are to:

  • workout daily
  • no matter how short I am on time, eat REAL food
  • increase my strength training
  • drink more water
  • eat more fruits and vegetables

To watch my story unfold, stay tuned as I blog, Facebookvlog, tweet and pin my inches lost. You can follow the Team Cinchspiration conversation on Twitter using #Cinchspiration. I’m also on Instagram, you can follow me here.

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Please keep cheering me on, remember your words of encouragement, support and advice are so very important to me. Thank you!

Disclosure: I am receiving free Cinch® Inch Loss Plan products from the Shaklee Corporation in exchange for my participation in the #Cinchspiration campaign. All opinions are my own.


Yellow Wedges {Shoe Style Saturday}

Yellow Wedges {Shoe Style Saturday}

This was a pretty long week. I don’t know if I mentioned it here, but we’re in the process of trying to buy a new home and, lemme tell ya, the process is exhausting.

The hubs and I are a realtor’s dream, we know what we want, we find it and we get it. We accept that houses will have things wrong, even new homes, we call it “character”. We try not to nit pick, we talk about changing the things we can and dealing with what we can’t. It’s just that simple…

So this week has been dealing with the butterflies and dragonflies flittering in my stomach while we wait on inspections and appraisals and all the other little details. While it has been an emotional time, it hasn’t been nearly as stressful as it was the first time we bought a home 8 or 9 years ago. For that, I’m incredibly happy.

The plan is to close by 20 August, so, hopefully, on 21 August I’ll have pictures of our new home to post!

Where did your shoes take you this week?

To participate in Shoe Style Saturday, all you have to do is:

  • take a picture of your shoes
  • post them to your blog, flickr or tumblr
  • if you post to Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #ShoeStyleSat
  • leave a comment below letting me know you’re linking up
  • visit other participants and leave some comment love

So, come on and show me your femme fatale flats, those sexy stilettos and pin~up peep toes, yes, even your racy runners.

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