Sprinkles of Jacqueline

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

Jacqueline With tacos

A “New” Way to Meal Prep – 2 “recipes” that make this possible. Shredded Salsa Chicken and Ground Turkey or Chicken Taco Meat.

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to meal prep, I am not one who wants to eat the same thing over and over again. BUT, I also want to make sure to have my meals and snacks easy and convenient with as little cooking time as possible. I find that listening to what my body wants and eating what sounds good to me, is helping my relationship with food. So, I came up with a way to meal prep, but just a little differently. I have two staple proteins that I cook and have prepared for the week ahead. I almost always have these two different proteins in my fridge so that I only have to “cook” one day per week. The flexibility that this style of “meal prep” gives me and allows me to have whatever meal I feel like each day is really benefiting my relationship with food. I have found using this meal prepping technique is helping me to enjoy food again. Being someone who works 3 jobs…I have NO time for cooking a complete meal every day to enjoy that variety of meals. The reason this style of meal prep works is because after these

Jacqueline at the beach

Update on All Things Swelling, Fluid, Skin Graft, and Compression Related. How am I Really Doing With all of this?

If you have been around here for a while, then you would have witnessed firsthand just how complicated my journey has been so far. Not to mention how in the last year, things have been a lot to handle. Especially with my body, weight gain, swelling, wounds, surgery, and compression, it has been a lot to handle.  I am looking forward to sharing this recovery update with you. If you are new around here, welcome, and I am so glad you are here. I will give you a quick backstory before I just jump right into how I am doing right now and a recovery update on how things are healing and how I’m doing.A little about me I have lost over 350 pounds by changing my diet and exercising and I am in the process of having excess skin removal surgery. I most recently had skin removal part 1 on my legs and had some complications. These complications resulted in my legs, and body being more swollen and retaining lots of fluid- which is still causing some issues today. I have recently been diagnosed with a binge eating disorder and I am dealing with some weight gain. I am