What is Jacqueline's Journey?

I have lost over 300 pounds by changing my diet and exercising.  I am sharing my story to help inspire and motivate others to know that anything is possible if you work hard, believe in yourself and never give up.  I am a body positive and self-love activist who is learning to love myself and loves encouraging others to do the same. My weight loss journey has helped me learn more about myself as well.  I enjoy sharing my passions for fashion, food, and fitness as ways to express myself.  I really enjoy weaving fashion, food, and fitness into my motivational and inspirational social media and blog posts.

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Fashion has always played a huge role in my life.  When I weighed over 500 pounds, Fashion was non-existant in my life.  I had to buy and wear what would fit from online retailers.


I love cooking and baking.  I also love sharing recipes along with some of my favorite foods and snacks!

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I never would have thought that I would say this but fitness has become a huge part of my life…I actually LOVE working out.  I love how it makes me feel, the people I have met while exercising and putting together new outfits to wear to the gym.

Recent Posts

The Not Surgery, Lipedema Surgery Update

As many of you know I have been diagnosed with lipedema. I was all set to have my first surgery on August 23, 2022….but life had other plans. Let me…

Lipedema Surgery Update, Surgery is just around the corner!

For those of you who don’t know, I have been diagnosed with lipedema and I am getting ready to have my first surgery.  If you want to read more about…

Binge Eating Disorder Recovery, Starting at a Clinic to Get More Help.

Eating disorder diagnosis  I have talked about this a lot but for those of you who don’t know, I have been diagnosed with a binge eating disorder.  I struggle with…

A New Diagnosis and Game Plan

Weight Gain I have been medically misdiagnosed…FOR YEARS. I have been struggling with fluid retention and swelling for years as well as gaining weight.  Before we jump into this post,…

8 Hotel Tours With Get Away Today. Hotels Near Disneyland Resort, Anaheim CA

I had the opportunity to visit Get Away Today’s top 8 most popular hotels near Disneyland.  These hotels are Get Away Today’s best-selling properties near the Disneyland Resort.  Being able…

Apple Cinnamon Mini Muffin Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I love muffins.  You are going to want to try these Cinnamon Apple Muffins.  They are full of flavor and make a great choice…

Jacqueline’s Jambalaya Recipe

We have been all about trying as many different recipes as possible lately as a way to cook more meals at home.  This Jacqueline’s Jambalaya Recipe came about as we…

What Do I Like and Dislike about the new WW PersonalPoints program.

Let’s talk about the new WW PersonalPoints program and their new point system. I have some thoughts and want to share my opinion on some of these changes.  These are…

Garden Fresh Lemon Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage, Broccolini and Tomatoes; Recipe

This has to be one of my favorite pasta dishes ever.  This Garden Fresh Lemon Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage Broccolini and Tomatoes is so good. Full of flavor and very…