Sprinkles of Jacqueline

My Thoughts on Fashion, Food, Fitness and my weight loss and skin removal Journey

Swollen arms and a crushed spirit

I have been sitting here looking at this blank screen for a while now, not quite sure where to begin. So, just like with my weight loss journey, I am just going to start at the beginning and take it one step at a time. Where the issue began So for over a year now I have been noticing my arms getting puffy, especially in my left hand. It looked very swollen. I honestly thought I injured myself but had no real pain so I didn’t think much of it. It kept getting worse and worse and I then started noticing my arms getting puffy. My weight was not changing at this point and nothing else in my body was changing, just my left hand and my forearms. As the year went on, it began to look like someone took a rubber band and placed it around my arms where they bend near my elbow. As time continued to pass, this “band” seemed to be getting tighter and tighter. Something did not feel right in my arms and my range of motion was also becoming limited. I was unable to straighten my arms completely and everything felt very tight. My physical


Is thinking about Thanksgiving Dinner Giving you Anxiety?

I cannot believe Thanksgiving 2019 is almost here. Thanksgiving just kinda crept up on me this year.  I went from Halloween to getting ready for Christmas. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, BUT it is also one that causes anxiety and stress.  I feel like so much is revolved around food and eating and eating until you are stuffed and going into “food coma”.  This holiday was always super hard for me.  When I was at the beginning of my weight loss journey I did not allow myself to eat “normal” Thanksgiving day foods.  I brought all of my own food and did my own thing, I would not even take one bite of anything that I did not bring with me.  I felt like that worked for me, but what I did not realize is that kind of restrictive eating was only adding to more issues down the road. A few years ago, I went the complete opposite way.  On Thanksgiving day I decided that I “deserved” to enjoy all of the Thanksgiving foods and that I was going to eat all day and eat whatever I wanted.  I stuffed my face like “you are supposed to” and ate

jacqueline adan after weight loss and then some weight gain

Weight Gain after Massive Weight Loss

Along my 300+ pound weight loss journey, there was something that I never thought would happen to me and that I never EVER thought I would ever have to talk about or address….Weight Gain. 2 words that I never wanted to say, never wanted to happen and especially never wanted to happen to me after I lost my weight. I knew the statistics and I know that a lot of people who have lost massive amounts of weight end up gaining weight back. I knew that. People told me that. I was very aware of that. But I told myself that it would never happen to me. Ever! So here I am, writing this post. A post I never thought I would be writing or needing to talk about. Well, yes, I lost over 300 pounds and I did end up gaining some weight back. This has been very hard to admit, hard to talk about and it has been very hard for me to deal with. I honestly have a very hard time talking about his without getting very emotional and actually crying. I am not here to make you feel sorry for me. I am not

jacqueline and kevin Disney halloween treats 2019

My Thoughts, Feeling and Opinions on Disney Halloween Treats from Disneyland 2019

With Halloween passing on Thursday, I thought I would share some of the fun and super cute Disney Halloween treats Kevin and I tried when we were in Disneyland a few weeks ago. If you want to read more about this new food series and how I will be ranking some Disney foods and what Disney treats and goodies I choose to try, click HERE and you can read more about this new blog series. But let’s just jump right on into the Disneyland Halloween Food, Drink and Treats we tasted and tried in Disneyland!!! These reviews and ratings are not listed in any particular order. This is not a paid or sponsored post, we bought and purchased all of the items with our own money and the thoughts and feelings are genuine and my own or the people that I traveled with. I know that since Halloween season is over, most if not all of these treats and food items are now gone from the parks. With that being said I do know that most seasonal food and drink items come back every year. If you find yourself in the parks next Halloween season look to see if these items