Sprinkles of Jacqueline

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

6 Weeks Out From My Second Skin Removal Surgery (Circumferential Upper Body Lift and Arm Lift)

I can’t believe that my second skin removal surgery was already 6 weeks ago.  It is crazy to think that at this time 6 weeks ago, my life would drastically change so much again.  I have been honest and open about my whole journey so far so I figured I would give an more in depth update as to how I am doing now.  I saw my surgeon today for my 6 week post op check up.  He told me that I was healing great and so quickly and that I am right on track for where I should be.  My scars already look amazing, and I have to admit, that I can’t help but tear up when I see that my arms don’t hang down to the floor, and my back is…well…flat now.  No more rolls, lumps, bumps or trying to pull my pants up to my neck to try and cover all of the skin that was back there.  I have a lot more mobility in my arms and I can almost stand up straight.  My surgeon recommended that I start Occupational Therapy to help with the sensitivity and recovery.  All in all I had a great report and

My Resolution for 2017

Happy New Year!  I am so excited for 2017 because I am so ready and motivated to keep growing!  I have been asked several times what my new years resolution is and to be honest, I never really like making resolutions at the beginning of the year because I make goals for myself all year long.  I find that in the past when I say this is the year I will (insert resolution here) that I put too much pressure on myself.  If I “mess up” or “slip up” I feel like I failed and just give up completely.   Most of my resolutions in the past have always been to lose weight and I can’t think of any other “resolution” I have made…ever!  This year, I am not putting that pressure on myself.  This year, I am making the resolution or decision to just be happy.  It is more of a new mindset that you can start or carry into the new year.  I think happiness can also be fitness related and can apply to anyone who sets goals or resolutions to lose weight in the new year.  By finding happiness in yourself, you are not trying to be anything but yourself.  By being happy, it means taking care of yourself

2016 Year in Review

  2016 has been such a crazy year.  It was filled with so many highs, lows  and some memories that I will never forget and some that I hope to forget.  For me, I believe that everything happens for a reason and this year especially I had to constantly remind myself of this.  I am also a very impatient person and when things don’t go as fast or as I would like them to go it is a real struggle for me.  For me, 2016 was a year of struggle, pain, fighting battles, love, excitement, and pushing myself to see how far I could go.  All in all, this has been a year of discovering more about my self, and reassuring myself that I am tougher than I think, braver than I believe, and stronger than I know.  I wanted to highlight some of the major points that happened this year to help remind myself and all of you that if you keep pushing, fighting and believing in yourself and never give up that anything is possible.  Sure there may be some rough patches along the way, but those are the moments that help us grow, and also help us

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale 2016

If you didn’t know, the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is happening  right now and ends January 2nd.  You can save up to 50% on select items for men, women, children or even items for your home.  Nordstrom is my favorite place to shop, and what better time to go shopping than when there is a huge sale going on.  I like to take advantage of these sales to get my favorite brands and items such as workout pants, shoes, sweaters, tops and cardigans. This sale is a great way to get good quality items for a discounted price.  I am sharing some of my favorite items from this sale that include some of my favorite brands/picks for plus sizes too.  Workout items  Zella ‘Uptown Remix’ Jacquard Ankle Leggings (plus size)Zella Live In Slim Fit Leggings  Nike ‘Roshe Run’ Print Sneaker (women)Nike Modern Sweatshirt  Bomber Jackets  MISSGUIDED Satin and Faux Suede Bomber Jacket Sejour Bomber Jacket (plus size)    Cardigans Bobeau One Button Fleece Cardigan (plus size) Bobeau One Button Fleece Wrap Cardigan (regular and petite)  Tops Halogen Cold Shoulder Turtleneck SweaterCaslon Cable Knit Tunic Sweater (plus size)Sejour Off The Shoulder Blouse (plus size) Melissa McCarthy Seven7 Crystal Shoulder Tunic Top (plus size)Topshop