Before & After RNY with Janine!December 15, 2015
Celebrating Janine's Journey!
After shedding 258 pounds from gastric bypass surgery 12 years ago, I would have to say it's the best thing I have ever done for myself! I had been heavy all my life, but when I reached a high of 409 pounds, I realized that if I didn’t do something drastic I would die.
I truly feel that Roux-en-Y (RNY) gastric bypass surgery saved my life!
After RNY, the weight came off quickly. I lost 258 pounds in 17 months, but not without hard work and dedication. I measured my food, had a personal trainer & worked out, blogged on ObesityHelp and even started my own support group. I was determined to prove to myself and everybody who had little or no faith in me that I was going to succeed.
My lowest weight was 151 pounds, which for me was too thin. I put on some weight and stayed at 167-176, up until 2012. After that, I started to gain weight steadily over the next two years. I ended up gaining 20lbs because I had become complacent. It took that gain for me to full realize that this was going to be a lifelong journey.
ObesityHelp has been a solid and consistent resource for me! It allowed me to find my gastric bypass surgeon, Dr. John W. Baker and my plastic surgeon, Dr. Siamak Agha. This website is my go to resource for anything and everything, including plastic surgery.
I have recently started another phase of my journey, ridding myself of excess skin that began to cause me serious issues. After advocating with my insurance company to get medically necessary reconstruction surgery covered, my fiancée took it upon his self to cover it. I am very blessed and so grateful to him for understanding not only how difficult this journey has been for me, but that it was not yet over.
In 2014, I underwent my first round of plastic surgery. The second round was May 2015. I am excited to continue to move forward and finish this last phase of the process, so that I can maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. I'm also pleased to announce that I will be speaking at Dr. Agha's Extreme Makeover; I'm honored to have the opportunity to share my story in hopes that I can inspire and encourage others who struggle with health and body images. There, I will be providing testimony, sharing before and after pictures, and lending my support!
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