Sprinkles of Jacqueline

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

Reopening of Disneyland April 30, 2021, after being closed for more than a year for COVID 19. 

The gates are finally open! After being closed for over a year, Disneyland is open again!!!!Disneyland closed on March 13, 2020, due to Covid 19, and the gates opened up again on April 30, 2021. Now, the happiness and magic we all needed are back in the world…even though the world still looks a little different. Kevin and I were able to be back in Disneyland for opening day which was truly a dream come true. A lot is different and changed in the parks. I have to say, with all the changes, new rules and yes, even with wearing masks, none of the magic was lost, gone, or missing.  Ticket and Reservation Information- (as of May 30, 2021) To enter the parks you need a few things: 1- a theme park ticket (discounted tickets available from GetAway Today) 2- you need to make a reservation for the park you wish to visit or start your day with a park hopping ticket 3- a valid CA ID/ proof of CA residency *as of now, only CA residents are allowed in the parks.  Disneyland will be open to everyone starting June 15, 2021 Theme park reservations will be

Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Chicken Stir Fry with “Fried” Rice Recipe

I think this has to be one of my new favorite recipes and it is so so simple and easy to make!  What I love is not only is this recipe simple , but it’s delicious , full of flavor and super filling!  You can switch up the veggies, protein and sauces and have several “different” recipes.  Another way to mix things up is too add different fruits or nuts. Cashews are really good in this recipe too! Slightly toasting the rice in the pan is a game changer!  If you didn’t know I am in recovery from a Binge Eating disorder AND on WW trying to lose some weight. These two things are hard to do together, but I am making it work for me.  Part of my weight loss journey this time around, is really changing my relationship with food.  I am really focusing on eating foods I love, and not labeling foods “good or bad”.  Restricting certain foods is something I used to struggle with on my weight loss journey in the past.  When I was doing this alot it would eventually cause me to binge more.  Allowing myself to enjoy all foods and actually

Chocolate Drizzled Rice Krispy Treats

Making a Little Disneyland Valentine’s Day Cheer at Home with Mickey Valentine’s Day Rice Krispy Treats Recipe

Happy Valentine’s Day! I have the sweetest treat to share with you today! I don’t know about you, but I love Rice Krispy treats. I especially love getting Rice Krispy Treats in Disneyland when they are so cute and themed and covered with chocolate and sprinkles!  Since I can’t get them in Disneyland right now, or every day, I thought I would make some at home! Being on a weight loss journey, being on WW, and trying to change the relationship I have with myself and with food- this was a little tricky. I wanted to keep these as “normal” to the original recipe as I could and not add in fake marshmallows, sugar-free everything and make them so “diet” friendly that  1. They didn’t taste as good.  2. I would only be adding to my disordered way of viewing food and treats deemed “bad” for you.  I did a lot of thinking and I decided to make a few changes to make these rice crispies work better for me and my goals but also keep them as true to the original as possible.  The added toppings, additions, or size you have will affect the points, but I

Jacqueline Smiling

Weight Loss Questions Series 004 – How Do You Keep a Positive Attitude When You Are Losing Weight, Even When You Are Struggling?

I have gone MIA with my weight loss questions and answers series here on the blog. I am looking forward to bringing this series back to life after last year turned crazy for so many of us. So after nearly a year between my last question and this one here comes question 4. If you ever want to ask a question or share your challenges, comment down below and I will make sure to answer as many questions as I can!!! Each question will be a separate blog post so I can dive in, expand my responses and give as much information as possible! Who knows if these questions may even turn into Never Too Late to Fly Podcast Episodes since we launched our podcast in May of 2020. I am not by any means an expert, nutritionist, doctor, or professional in any way. I am not going to be giving any specific diet/workout advice, I am just going to share with you what I do and what helps me. After losing 350 pounds, gaining some weight back, recovering from a Binge Eating disorder, and learning to love me through it all, I