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Monday, October 1, 2012

001 Getting to Know You

Jimmy making funny faces at a youth event.
Hi there! My name is Christiana. You may or may not know me, but if you are visiting this blog then there’s a pretty good chance that you are thinking about Weight Loss Surgery (WLS).

I’m not personally planning on going through WLS--even though I could stand to lose a few pounds--but my wonderful hubby is. My hubby’s name is Jimmy. Yep, that's him there on the left with the funny look on his face!

So you may be wondering why I am writing the blog if I’m not the one going through the WLS. Well the answer is two fold: First and foremost Jimmy and I are a team. We love and support each other no matter what and I am in this with him even though I am not having surgery. Secondly (and probably more importantly to this question), Jimmy doesn’t like writing/blogging very much so if you want the scoop then I guess you are stuck with me :) *sigh* But I will encourage him to get on here and post his thoughts in his own words but I can’t guarantee that it will happen or that it will happen often.

Anyway, I look forward to getting to know you and I hope we can be of some help and/or assistance to you. Feel free to post questions and comments you may have. We will do our best to answer from our own personal experiences (remember that we are NOT doctors and our advice should NOT be taken as the medical gospel) but we are happy to share. Please join Jimmy and I as we go through this life-changing experience.


  1. Praying for you both as you start this journey!!! Another friend of mine had WLS a few years ago & said it was one of the best choices she ever made.

  2. I don't want to sound rude or anything, but how much does this man weigh now? What are your guys' weight loss goals?

    1. Hi, I don't think that you are being rude. The whole goal is that we want to be honest and share with others who are interested in going through the weight loss surgery process and also to keep our friends and families updated on what's going on. I want to talk to Jimmy before I post the actual number for his weight but I can tell you that the doctor told us that we can expect Jimmy to lose 200-300 lbs in the next 1-2 years IF he does his part with following the prescribed diet and exercise program.

  3. Dale and I are SO excited for you Jimmy! We will keep you in our prayers and we are so thankful that God has opened this wonderful door of opportunity for you!!

    We also feel so blessed to watch God grow your ministry through you!! You have got an incredible gift! And an incredible wife as well!
    We love you both and are so excited to be able to travel this journey with you!

  4. JIMMY!!!!!! I am so PROUD of you for taking this journey!!! I've prayed for you to take this step!!! You have SO MUCH to offer this world and this will no doubt give you many, many years!!! Much love to you, my friend!!!!! :)

  5. Jimmy Mustion, I am so proud of you and am in tears. Your wife is amazing and I will be praying for both of you during this journey. What an inspiration you both are to so many! Please let us know how you're doing and when you need the encouragement. You have lots of cheerleaders in your life!