Hey guys! If you follow me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/Gracegothealthy?ref=tn_tnmn you know I have been nursing a lower back injury. I have basically been in bed for a week! Today was the first day I actually have gotten a few things done, and the pain isn’t driving me crazy. I am hoping that I will be 100% in the next few days. I still want to continue on with my 30 day shred for sure. I also ordered another striiv pedometer to monitor my steps. Not being able to be active has been driving my crazy! Makes you really appreciate when you are healthy and able to exercise. I can’t wait to get back at it.

During the week I have continued to make smart choices and I stuck to healthy eating. Without exercise I managed to lose 2 lbs last week, so yay for small victories.



I plan to be back up and running on my blog super soon. Look out for a week of meal prep blog coming soon.

Thanks for supporting me during this injury friends. It means a lot.

Peace and Love!



Adventures of Kingsley.

Kingsley has been a part of our family for almost three months now. It seems much longer. He fits right in with everyone. We all adore him. He is spunky, happy, and always a ball full of energy. All three of the pups are best of friends.74753_302624226505445_355334335_n

Pippilotta, Belvedere, and Kingsley.

Poor Kingsley has had us a nervous wreck all weekend. On Saturday morning he was very apathetic, lethargic, yelping, and drooly. He puked up his lunch, and I knew something was wrong. I had never seen him so sick. He refused to drink water. I immediately thought he must have a blockage. We found a gold bow that had been chowed down on so we thought oh no. Vet time. We rushed him to the Marathon Vet Hospital for xrays. Turns out there was a small amount of stuff in his tummy, but they couldn’t identify if it was food or not. We went home with no meds.

12041_305202839580917_270086999_nMy sad sick boy.

Sunday morning he was a little better, but mostly still really uncomfortable. I made another appointment with the vet for first thing Monday morning. We brought him in to meet with Dr. Molly just a few hours ago.He got more xrays and blood work done. He showed no blockages, and perfect blood work. Poor little Kingsley was/is just having a really bad GI problem. They gave us doggie peptic ac, and pepto. I was so relieved that it was something so simple. I was thinking he was going to have to get surgery! We all learned a lesson. It’s super important to keep a really close eye on your pets. NOTHING can be left around for them chew on either. I mean NOTHING. Part of his GI problem has to be something that he ate I think.

Anyways, Kingsley is resting and acting a bit better. I am hoping he is completely better really soon. Thanks for all of the concern. Kingsley and I really appreciate it! Here is the first Kingsley toy interaction that I have seen in days. Made me smile 🙂



This weekend was not very relaxing! Hope yours was! 🙂 Happy Monday!

Mega Crabasaurus.

We had a fantastic weekend. I managed to catch a Caribbean King Crab in our backyard. I know crazy right? It’s the biggest crab in the Caribbean. We first noticed them while snorkeling last week. These big ass crabs can’t swim at all, but they can rock climb. They can rock climb REALLY well. So they live in the crevices and coral rocks along the seawall in our canal. It seemed easy right?

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Tuesday Tuesday.

Some thoughts*

1. People can be so mean! I had a lady tell me my dinner looked disgusting. She actually typed out how disgusting it looked. Oh on top of that? She wrote shudder. She was actually shuddering over MY dinner. Whatever. I brushed it off and moved on. The next day she dissed me again. Some comment about how my soup looked like it had chopped ears inside of it. I could do one of two things. Sit back and let that bitch diss me, or give her the boot. She got the boot. Didn’t her mama ever teach her that one saying we all know? You know.. KEEP THAT SHIT TO YOURSELF IF IT’S NOT CONSTRUCTIVE?!?! 😉

2. I love living in the Florida Keys, but I often dream of living in Maine. Not the populated beaches area. More like the Midcoast, or Downeast & Acadia. I just picture myself inhaling the crisp air, watching the fall leaves dance, drinking a nice cold craft beer on my porch overlooking the lake, drinking hot apple cider at night, picking blueberries by the pint, and the lobster rolls. Oh the lobster rolls. Oh and the rocky cliffs, lighthouses, and state parks all seem pretty to die for also. Did I mention home of LL Bean?! Did I?! LL BEAN! 

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Eats from the weekend!

Blueberry Banana Pancakes.

Rainier Cherries and Almonds.

Made some awesome salsa. Tomatoes, onions, cilantro, banana pepper, lime, sea salt, cumin and sriracha.

Butternut/Sweet potato soup that I made. So creamy and delicious.

Flat Iron Steak with green peppers and mushrooms. 115 calories.

Strawberry Banana Protein Ice Cream.

More Cherries.

Turkey sandwich on marble bread with organic lettuce, tomato, and onion. 

Stuffed Peppers

What is on the …

What is on the outside does not make who you are on the inside. Never give up hope.
I thought that this was it. I was destined to be overweight, unhealthy, and miserable. I was completely okay with eating my feelings, eating my heartache, and eating any real raw feelings. The change you are dying to make, but don’t know how? It all starts within. When I gave myself a chance. When I stopped calling myself fat. When I put effort into rediscovering myself, I found hope. With that found hope I changed. It is possible to change. Find it inside of yourself. Forgive yourself. Move on. Live life. Believe you can. It will never truly happen for you though if you don’t. Mentally break down doors so you can begin to find life. It works. It is worth it. It’s not easy. I am still fighting. I am fighting for myself every single day, because I am worth it. Are you worth it? You have to decide that here and now.