100 miles in March. Update.


Hey friends hey 👏🏼🙏🏻😍
Well it happened. I hit my second goal! I hit 175 lbs as of May 20, 2020. I haven’t been this weight since I was 19.
Down a total of 160 pounds! This is about 2 years kids! Slow and steady. I had to have my gallbladder out. I was so lucky to lose this weight before I got super sick.
Do I have some loose skin? Sure see here ^^ but damn look at those legs! I’m so proud of them even with some skin!!
Rowing is changing my life
I can’t believe I have collarbones.
I’ve been practicing my diving and trying to swim laps.
Been eating good, not drinking, and working out. Feeling great. I have some reviews coming up for you guys soon

Thank you guys for being patient with the site. I know it’s not set up correctly yet but it’s super close. It will be super easy to find all my older blogs. I hope you all are doing well!!

My ultimate goal weight is 140. I can’t wait to see it! One day at a time no matter how long it takes!

My goal is to do 100 miles in March. I’m at 50.76 right now. I have to do 3.54 miles each day to make it happen. I got this! Be well! 😘

The weekend in pics


Got these plant stands water proofed!

Got this beautiful basil plant transplanted from inside to out!

Took this succulent plant who has been mysteriously growing for a year and turned her into this…
Her name is June bug. Wish her luck 🙂
Ate some yummy food like ribbon Brussels
Powerhouse vegetarian sandwiches 🤤
Tons of 🥑
Greens
Fruit!
I made air fried shrimp
And air fried potato chips!
I got in my miles challenge for the weekend plus
Got to spend doing some laps and getting some vitamin d with the family.
I had a lot of fun on my rower this weekend. Thinking of starting a new program! But for now it’s time to finish my BORA BORA series I have 5 workouts left!
Well I will be in touch this week!!! Be on the lookout for recipes etc! Ps what about this throwback. This was in Lima Peru in 2015. 😳
Stay safe

Love,
Grace

Leftover Stirfry


I had some leftover lamb and a ton of veggies in my fridge. Also? A organic chicken breast, bean sprouts, peanuts and pretty much everything asian. I knew what i had to do.

Stir-fry.

You can literally use whatever veggies or meat you want. I’m going to list that here

This sunbird seasoning mix is life changing. I’m not saying it is amazingly healthy, but remember folks— portion control!!
Anyways, you wanna make this marinade how they say. If you wanna make it more dope do this— add some sweetener like 1 tbsp, some lemon, some fish sauce, some garlic, some ginger. You wanna go for the UMAMI flavor. Also, please to note you can really make this any damn way you want but this packet is bomb. Also don’t forget the red chili pepper flakes or hot spot of choice!
Cook your chicken up. I didn’t season it much because of all the fresh herbs and marinade that are going on. After your chicken is done add your veggies!
I usually keep a tub of random veggies in my fridge?
Let the veggies cook down.
Take any remaining cooked meat and add to stir fry.
Time for the marinade!!! Add it in!!!
Get your toppings ready. Here I have homegrown bean sprouts, cilantro, green onion, and crushed peanut 🥜
You can’t forget the 🥑
Slice that cado up!
Here is where we have to practice portion control my friends! I love cheating and using this sticky white rice. It’s done in 60 seconds. Sorry I have no shame. I just make sure I only have about 1/4 a cup a serving so I don’t feel guilty!
So as your veggies meat and marinade are simmering, plate up your rice and avocado if that is what you want. You could use noodles or omit the avocado. This is your world guys.
Spoon up your fry, top with toppings and enjoy! Add some sesame seeds for extra class!
Super classy 🙂

We really enjoyed this! The possibilities are endless. If you make this tag me #gracegothealthy on Instagram 🙂 tag me if you make any stir-fry! I am asian obsessed! Thanks for reading guys!

What asian food should I make at home next??

I’m back guys!


So…. it’s been a few years!

I’m back and I’m down 158.6 pounds 💪🏼

I Decided to come back because I have completely changed my life and I want to share everything with you.

From my chronic pain. I’m finally ready to open up about that.

My experience with keto, low carb, fasting, and other healthy tips.

My adventures with my #homegym and new #fitness adventures.

My pool! Haha mostly? I want to inspire you all. I’m finally almost to 140 . I’m almost at 175 lbs now from 335. Official goal weight is 140. I will share the ups and downs to get there!

Recipes that I adapt from others and a ton of pictures and ideas to share from my garden with you all 💕

I want to talk to you about products that are helping me with my pain (cbd) has been a lifesaver and all my tips for those chronic pain days plus products that helped or are helping me along my journey and allowing to maintain this lifestyle. I went from. 60 inch waist size 28/30 to now I’m in a size 12/14. Do I have a lower belly? Sure! Is it much better than the alternative yes. I’m working every single day to have self love and care for myself. It truly helps. Don’t be down on yourself, just keep going. We are all competing against ourselves!

I am having my header and design reworked and it should all be new and updated. Would love for you to come along for the ride.

Please follow me on Instagram at gracekeyxo I always fill my stories 🙂

Subscribe to my newsletter if you want an update when I blog. I missed you all terribly!!

Thanks for reading!!

See you soon

GGH

Getting back on track. Grocery Haul.


So I have eaten many a noodles, curries, burgers, pizza.. you name it. I have been home for two weeks but have not gotten on track at all. So today I said enough! I am not doing any specific way of eating. I am just trying to eat BETTER!! Here is what I scored.

IMG_6319.JPGRomaine, mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, squash, green beans, raspberries, 2 things of tomatoes.

IMG_6318.JPG3 lbs of lean turkey, a turkey tenderloin, 2 packages of chicken, chicken burgers, wild salmon bowls, and coconut lemongrass with chicken bowls. The frozen stuff is for in a pinch and has great stats!

IMG_6317.JPGQu0rn chicken patties, soy sausage, and garden veggie burgers.

IMG_6320.JPGWhole wheat bread, couscous, stocks, chimichurri, wraps.

IMG_6322.JPGTrying to go easy on cheese. Got myself the daiya shreds! Mozzarella and cheddar.

IMG_6321.JPGEggs, hummus, salsa.

 

I feel better knowing that their are some healthier choices in my fridge. One day at a time!!!!!

XO-

G

Pizza Omelet.


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This was fun! I took one egg, and 1/4 cup of eggwhites and beat them together. I added some garlic powder and oregano as well.

Preheat oven to 375.

Cook egg mixture on top of stove like you would a normal omelet. Do not flip it though. Just cook it through until the egg patty for the “Crust” is solid enough to transfer.

Carefully transfer egg patty to a non stick bake sheet. Add toppings. I added–

2 tbsp of sauce or use marina, a few turkey pepperoni, and 1/4 cup of mozzarella.

I baked it for about 5 minutes until cheese was melted. Around 230 calories.

 

Perky Jerky Review.


I am always looking out for protein snacks for on the go. I recently got a chance to try Perky Jerky and had to share it with my readers.

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Perky Jerky is all natural, gluten-free, with no preservatives, and no nitrates. It’s literally the softest jerky I have ever tried. They marinate it overnight to make it extra tender. They have a ton of flavors and come in turkey or beef varieties.

I was mostly impressed with the nutrition. Each ounce of jerky has at least 10 grams of protein, is low fat, low sodium, and 60-80 calories. I tried the sweet and spicy turkey first and wow. It’s savory, sweet, and SO soft. I ate the whole bag. It’s addictive!

The beef jerky was also good. I recommend the teriyaki.

Since I am on Nutrisystem, 1 oz of jerky is equal to one powerfuel for me. It’s great for on the go! After I ran through my two sample bags I ordered 5 more bags! There is a special on their website right now if you buy 4 bags you get the fifth one free. Or you can try all 8 flavors for 29 dollars.

For more information you can check Perky Jerky out here.

Perky Jerky Link

10/10 product review. There isn’t one bad thing I can say about this awesome product. Give it a try! I promise you won’t regret it!

Arctic Zero. A low calorie Dessert.


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I recently got the opportunity to try Arctic Zero. A low calorie dessert. They have a  few different products ranging from pints of dessert to frozen dessert bars. Arctic Zero is naturally sweetened with a proprietary blend of monk fruit concentrate and organic cane sugar.

As I have recently started a low carb diet, I have been DYING for something sweet. I was so shocked to find out a serving of this desert is only 4 carbs. 4 of them! Totally doable! And you can eat the entire pint and only be out 150 calories with 0 grams of fat.

Okay this sounds to good to be true right? I know. That is what I thought. I anxiously awaited for my samples to arrive.

This is what I received.

  •  1 pint of chocolate
  • 1 pint of maple vanilla
  • 1 pint of cookies and cream
  • 1 pint of strawberry
  • 1 pint of mint chocolate
  • 1 pint of chocolate peanut butter
  • 1 pint of coffee
  • 1 box of strawberry and orange chocolate dipped bars
  • 1 box of vanilla and chocolate dipped in chocolate bars

Holy desert! Here are my honest opinions of each flavor.

Chocolate. 9.5/10.Chocolate-350x375

This is a winner. The flavor was right on. I made my husband a chocolate milkshake with this flavor and he was hooked. If you are a chocolate fan this is for you. A tip. Leave Arctic Zero on your counter for about 10 minutes before you start to eat it. It softens up and it gets the best texture. You can eat it straight out of the freezer but it might hurt your teeth! It kind of reminds me of a sorbet. It needs to soften.

Maple Vanilla. 9/10.Vanilla-350x375

I am a true fan of vanilla. I wasn’t sure how the maple part of this desert would play out but I was certainly delighted. Sweet but not overly sweet, and perfect with a handful of chopped macadamia nuts had my mouth singing.

Coffee. 9/10.Coffee-350x375

Another winner! Creamy and great coffee flavor. This is a great palate cleanser.

Strawberry- 8.5/10.Strawberry-350x375

My husband devoured this flavor. He said it was his favorite of the bunch. A nice strawberry flavor that tasted real and not artificial.

Mint Chocolate- 8.5/10.MintChocolate-350x375

I love mint chocolate! It’s my favorite. I could eat this dessert every single day. The mint flavor isn’t overpowering, and the chocolate is nice and light. Will keep this in the freezer for sure.

Cookies and Cream- 7.5/10.CookiesCream-350x375

Good texture, good flavor. This would make a great milkshake as well.

Peanut butter chocolate- 7/10. ChocolatePeanutButter-350x375

This was my least favorite. I was expecting more peanut butter!

The bars. 8/10.bars1 bars2

The fruit flavors are my favorite. Orange arctic zero covered in dark chocolate? Total home run. The other bars were good as well.

You can purchase Arctic Zero at your local grocery store. If they do not carry it, you can always ask the store manager to start!

At 150 calories a pint, 0 fat, low carbs, I would say this product is totally worth your time. It even has PROTEIN in it. It’s a no brainer. A great treat for those trying to watch their weight or live a healthier lifestyle.

You can visit their website here

http://www.arcticzero.com/

My new low carb life.


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Okay blog. My bad. I have totally neglected you. I think I forgot to tell all of my beautiful readers that I have officially made the switch over to the dark side. The low carb lifestyle. For me it’s NOT a diet. It will be a lifestyle. I know that if I go back to breads, sugars, pasta, crap that I will gain back all of the weight. I know all of the risks. I know that my body holds on to carbs like it’s a ten carat diamond. Seriously I can look at pasta and gain 10 pounds.

Why did I decide to go low carb? Simple. Lots of people get results. I decided that with my half marathon coming up that I really needed to shed a few extra pounds to be race ready. I worked my ass off and didn’t lose any weight. I mean a straight perfect month and I GAINED 2 pounds. Muscle? Whatever it still stung. I started low carbing 8 days ago and I swear I have never felt so satisfied in my life. I am eating foods I could have NEVER ate on my regular plan.  I am still getting tons of veggies in, and I don’t have to worry about protein, fat, calories, etc. All I have to do is figure out my carbs. It’s so simple.

I am a savory person so this low carbing thing has been SUPER easy for me. I have stuck to under 20 grams of carbs for the past week. I have one more week of 20 carbs or less in the induction phase. After that I will bump it up to 25 etc etc.

I didn’t even weigh myself at the beginning of this process ( I know so stupid). In 4 days though  I have lost 6.6 pounds. My body is producing ketones and I am feeling good. When I first started I will be honest I did have some upset stomach issues and headaches. All is well now and I will continue on my low carb path.

This isn’t for everyone! It’s really working for me though and I love it. My husband is doing it with me as well.

Sorry I didn’t let you guys in on my new lifestyle. I promise there will be tons of new low carb recipes, and for you non low carbers a ton of other stuff. I want us all to be able to support each other no matter what kind of food we are eating!

Have a wonderful day and holiday weekend! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

PS- I post most of my meals on instagram  here- http://instagram.com/gracegothealthy

or on my facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/Gracegothealthy?ref=hl