JANNERS1980
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relaxing in the sun in the Dominican April 12 2010 - a few hours before we got married on the beach




Before & After losing over 200 lbs !




This is one of my many "Before" Pictures, I was almost 400 lbs prior to weight loss surgery


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My name is Jana. On April 21 2009 I had gastric bypass surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan. I have a little over 200 lbs in total so far.....a few more pounds to reach my goal !

Before having weight loss surgery I was on my way to an early grave as per my Doctor. I weighed almost 400lbs, could barely walk from all the weight and pain it caused along with the never ending list of different medications I had to take for various medical problems that were a result of my obesity. I won't name all the medications I was on but some were for cholesterol, pain medications, heart medications, blood pressure medication, diabetes meds....etc etc, in total I took over 30 pills per day.

Since having lost the weight I managed to get rid of all the meds except for 2....both of which are for non serious issues/conditions. The biggest accomplishment is that I AM NO LONGER A DIABETIC, that's right folks, you read it right....my Type 2 Diabetes is 100% GONE !!!! RNY Gastric Bypass is the only Cure for Obese Type 2 Diabetics at this time.

This surgery has changed my life in so many ways, I can't begin to describe the day to day struggles a obese person has to face everyday, not just physical struggles but the emotional and mental struggles can be even harder to deal with.


As part of my own personal therapy and my way of dealing with my past food addictions is that I have created both a website and a local in person support group....which has become very popular. The website is www.owlssg.com which stands for Ontario Weight Loss Surgery Support Group, it is not only for weight loss surgery patients but for anybody who is suffering from obesity and in need of support. Anyone & Everyone is welcome to attend the local support group meetings. For full details and to see all the resources the website provides please go to www.owlssg.com or email me at: janasmalley@owlssg.com.

I wish you all the BEST on your own weight loss journeys!


Member Since: 1/22/2009

Fitness Minutes: 4,210

My Goals:
To weigh less than 200 lbs

(started at almost 400 lbs)


My Program:
I am on a Bariatric diet.



Personal Information:
~I live in London Ont
~Born in Guelph Ont
~Went to Highschool in Arthur/Palmerston Ont
~Went to Fanshawe College, took Culinary
~had weight loss surgery April 21 2009
~Got married in the Dominican April 12 2010
~no kids, 3 pets instead
~work for Bell Canada
~Fav Author = James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Jeffrey Deaver, John Saul, Clive Barker
~Fav colour = PURPLE



Other Information:
I am the creator of Ontario Weight Loss Surgery Support Group www.owlssg.com, please visit the site!




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  • v GETSERIOUS1
    Nice work Jana,

    I always knew you would do great things...Amazing transformation ..Keep up the great work..

    Yours in the fight against obesity .. Annette
    2114 days ago
  • v RBICKEL6
    Wow, amazing weight loss, and you look great! Congratulations!!!!
    2133 days ago
  • v FRAN641
    How inspiring you are to have lost so much weight. I know you are feeling wonderful these days. Good luck with all your plans for the future.
    2133 days ago
  • v DISAPPOINTME
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and offering your support! I can always use healthy alternatives when baking.
    2366 days ago
  • v SUSIEQQ62
    HI JANA
    JUST STOPPING BY TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I AM PRAYING FOR YOU..I PRAY THAT YOUR SURGERY WENT WELL AND YOU ARE HOME RECOVERING NOW...

    I HAD MY RNY ON 2/6/07 AND I HAVE LOST A LITTLE OVER 200 LBS NOW AND I AM STILL 45 LBS AWAY FROM MY GOAL.. TRYING HARD TO GET THERE.. I WAS IN A WHEEL CHAIR AND I WEIGHED 448 LBS AND I SUFFERED FROM ALL THE DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS..
    HAVING THE RNY WAS THE BEST THING I EVER DID FOR MYSELF..
    LOTS OF PRAYER GOING UP TO YOU.

    BIG HUGS
    SUSIE SMITH FROM PA

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    2647 days ago
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