Waking UP.


actually. i just woke up

It seem that as of late I have been asked way too many times:

“What Made You Decide To Change?”

One day, I just decided that no one person or no one situation

would ever have so much power over me.

I decided that those friends who continually tell you I will pray for you

but never offer you a coin when broke or a piece of bread when hungry

have no true and vested interest on us.

That if it had to be it was up to me, therefore I promised my self never to

ask another “Don’t let go of me.”

That I am worth it not because of me but because of the one who created me.

I realized that I wanted and deserved a better, longer, healthier and happy life.

That a failed relationship did not preclude me from finding love again.

That having been overweight did not mean that I was to stay that way.

That loosing my position, and wealth only meant that I had something else coming.

That there would be someone who would take and accept me as I was, and to whom

my struggles and challenges would not be a deal breaker as they made their presence felt and,

carried some of the load and at times all of the load so that I did not have to face the world alone.

Because I had those that did pray but, they did not pray for me…They prayed with me.,

a lot has changed and my life now reflects it.

NO. Prayer in any form is not bad or unwelcome, but I remember what my parents taught

all of us as kids: after we pray on our knees we get up and go and pray with our hands, feet

and backs so we can do our part in making ours and other people’s miracles a reality.

I am thankful., oh so thankful for the many kindness I have received during the last couple of years.

I know that I have a purpose and if I have a day or a hundred years

I will work every day and in some way re-pay all that was given to me.

I want more. I want better.

I want health, wealth and a family

And that is why my prayer is never for things to be given to me,

or for life to be easy, and not even for many friends.

All I ask from GOD is for my loved ones to be healthy and safe,

and for me, Peace of mind.

With that I can and will take care of the rest.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter.com/LapBand4Men    Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

 

On Motivation.

excersice motivator

Because we are all different we must find the thing that

uniquely motivates us to get out of bed, and get on

with the daily battle of the pounds.

Is it Music, passion, or just a number on the scale I don’t know

but whatever it is, you must find it and go forth with it.

Let us make an example of ourselves to those on

the sidelines and let us provide inspiration to others,

not because we are perfect or so accomplished but

because we are trying, and pushing, and not giving up.

We all need a push every now and then, so why not be

the push and example that others need and could

benefit from.

Gang Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Live.

better to see once

I do not know whose work this picture is but I owe them a huge THANKS.

In as much as I love life and living I noticed that as of late I have stopped

enjoying many of the things that give me pleasure. I have quit doing

the little things that make me tic and toc. I have put many ahead of me

and my happiness and my peace of mind and I need to scale back and

give ME a little more.

Yesterday for instance I packed a camera set and went out. Alone.

I have not done that in ages. Not like that I have not. And I enjoyed it

I took some pictures that otherwise I would have never been able to get

because they would have inconvenienced the other person with me

and I just wouldn’t have done it. I enjoyed it.

I am planning on going to a public library in a day or two. Just to sit

on the floor with the classics and breath. I miss Byron and Whitman

and JK Rowling.

Gang in the process of making a better us let us not forget to live

a life worth living. Yes, let us give and be part of life and society but

in the end there is you and me and we matter just as much.

Do not forget what it is that makes you. And go and enjoy it. Alone if

you have to, with someone if you have them, just go do it. Do not forget:

“There is more to life than to watch others living it”

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Missing Home.

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Is there a place that calls to you?

Is there a place that when you think of home… There is where you mean.

This is mine.

Sitting out on the balcony. Thinking, Resting, Writing.

Knowing I am home.

I miss it so much right now it hurts.

Sorry just feeling mushy inside.

Tomorrow we get back to business. Today. I am enjoying the view.

Jose G. Osuna

GOALS

New Weight Tracking Form

The importance of GOALS.

Zig Ziglar Once said “With Out A Goal You will Miss Every Shot You Take”

We need something to shot for, and have in our minds a clear idea of what it is that we want, and where do we want to end at in our journey.

I promised on my last post that I would make available to anyone who “Asked” my goals and daily activity sheet, but as I thought about it I decided that I would just make it available on the blog so that I could make it easier for people to see and use.

I ask you to please look at it and if it works for you please by all means use it. BUT, please let me know what you think and maybe., some ideas as to how we can make it better so that we can together help others work on their goals.

Those of us that already had our surgery know that we had an idea, a goal, a dream of who and how we wanted to look at the end. I am not different or better than anyone else so I have made use of every tool I could get my hands on. This form is the result of me wanting to keep that idea clear in my mind, but also keep the accountability where it belonged: ON ME. I wanted to keep the dream alive and present.

If you see the guidelines that have been set for us maybe just like me you will say: “they are out of their bleeping minds”. I did. According to the American Dietetic Association I should weigh at the most 178 #’s being that I a male and I am 6 feet 1 inch tall. Yeah Right.

When I got down to 230 #’s I look like I was sick. Everybody was worried that I had contracted some kind of sickness or something. I felt great though. I think that the main reason I look “not good” was that I was not exercising or doing much activity. Now, I have learned and I want to get to and remain between 200 and 230 #’s. As I have increased my activity level I noticed that my face and body look better. I know by looking at my self and not paying attention to what anyone else says or thinks that I am on the right track.

People, please make sure that you have a goal in mind that is YOURS and no one else. Make sure that you are doing this for YOUR own reasons. Make sure that this process is something you are doing because YOU want it, and answer to YOU and only to YOU.

I have mentioned a picture. The picture that made me decide to take extra measures. I realized that I had let go of me, and I needed to fix me. I needed to bring me back.

I was sick and tired all of the time. I was in the worst shape of my life even though someone told me (trying to be funny) that round was a shape. So here it is.

I thank her for allowing me to post this picture. I do not know who should be more embarrassed, if I for allowing myself to get this big. OR her for being seen with me.

Guys we all have different reasons to do what we do so make sure that you have yours, and that they are important enough for you to always keep in mind and make you stay focused.

I will also add the form and hope that it will be of use to you, and that you will please post a message letting me and others know what it is that you think and how you think we can make it better.

I thank you, and I hope I was of help. The link for the form is at the top of this post.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter.com/LapBand4Men   Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

On The New Year.


ZERO TOLERANCE
Are we starting this new opportunity on the right foot?

Are we set to get the most out of this opportunity?

Let’s not allow anything to get in the way of us reaching our goals.

This is our life. This is not a Dress rehearsal.

Let’s OWN it.

Wishing us all a Kick Ass New Beginning.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com    Instagram.Com/LapBand4Men

Merry Christmas.

only god can

I know that not all of us share the same faith

I can respect that. But, today as always I say:

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and

Happy Birth Day Jesus.

In God’s Love Everyone Is Someone.

Jose G. Osuna

It Just Got Real.


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We are to the wire gang.

This is the last week of the year and

the opportunity for you to develop, and commit

to your goals for this new year is coming to an

END.

We will miss all the shots that we don’t take.

We will never arrive to an unplanned destination.

Put it on paper. Keep it in front of you.

Then go and accomplish it.

Wishing you the best now and always.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com  Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Goals.

Set a goalOk Gang. This is the first week of

December, and the question in the air is:

Have you written your 2019 goals?

Guys we can never start too early writing our

yearly goals and plans.

It should be an automatic that by November the 15th

we are done with our planning then,

when the craziness of the holidays hit

we are ahead of the competition.

Reality is that few, very few people

accomplish this. and even less take their

goals to fruition. BUT…… The weird ones,

the successful folk, The strange, the winners

they all do this.

Gang I want for all of us to be strange, weird,

winners. YES I want for all of us to have

an amazing 2019.

Please, please work on putting your goals

and dreams on paper. Go crazy and dream big

remember that we want to be weird, and strange

Because we want to be winners.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com   Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Choose Wisely.

choice

It is in our decisions that we do or undo our progress.

No one else is in our mind when we have the daily

battle starting with getting up and starting the day.

We are about to start a new year and while I totally

believe that we can make a new beginning in a moment

many choose to use the beginning of the year as a book-end.

Nothing wrong with that but make sure you have a plan.

Make sure your goals are clear and specific.

Make sure you are making the tough decisions.

Let’s pay the price now and enjoy the results later.

Gang. Michael Hyatt from the podcast:

“This is your life” has an amazing product to help

make the new year the best year. If you are interested

on something like that take a look; google him and find out

why he has been a great resource for me and countless others.

Let’s continue to make choices and continue to make progress.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

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People……….

equalizer

And that is why we do not pay them no mind.

We should be so busy working on our stuff

 that anything that those outside of our circle

do or say just stays there “OUT”.

Work on your goals, Work on your dreams,

Work on what matters to you and ignore

the rest.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com   Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Happy Birthday To My Son

 

World At A Glance Expat

A message for my son on his Birthday.

I hope all of your dreams come true.

I pray all of your needs are met.

May you tomorrow wake up the man you think

you should be so you may realize that inside you,

lives the man I know you can be.

Today and always my son I wish for you the best

of the best.

Your Father.

Jose G. Osuna

Ageless Class

4c16e8356a16bd92961de8d61aef6a1cI do not know how old this gentleman is but

I hope that I can look as good as he does, as both of them

look when I get to their age.

You see gang, this is doable and available to us all

if we are willing to pay the price, and the price is

paid with hard work and committment.

Not easy but truly doable and well worth it.

Stay focused and stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Last Sunday Of November 2014


you have the power
This is the last Sunday of November.

Have you written your goals for the next year?

Take it for a test drive. Write your goals and keep them present

all year-long and see if your life does not changes completely.

Make economic goals, Work on them and see if you do not end up better.

Make health goals. See if you don’t end up healthier.

Make weight loss goals. Your scale will thank you. It works.

Go to you tube and search Jim Rohn on goals setting, then search

Tony Robbins on life goals and there you will see the blue print for

goal setting. If you want to go the extra mile and have a month,

get and read the book “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy

and see your life transform, and improve.

Gang I can wish you all the best till I am blue on the face,

but it will take you putting some action for the good to come.

Hey.. If you can,  give yourself a Christmas gift and get you

a subscription to Success Magazine.

Feed your mind the good stuff and your life will reflect it.

Let’s continue to feed our mind and body with only the best.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com     Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Gratitude.


always something to be happy about

I hope you are all ready for Turkey Day.

Easily the day when we are most likely to over do it with the eating

and the drinking so let’s be aware of what goes into our pay-hole.

Gang It is The Sunday prior to Thanks Giving Day and there is something

always to be grateful and thankful for. I am grateful for the opportunity

I have to share with each and every one of you and I thank you.

Please know that you all will be in the prayers of this imperfect believer.

All the best to you and yours today and always.

Have A Great Thanks Giving Day.

Jose G. Osuna

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FITNESS.

any size.png                    Our size matters so little in comparison to the size of our commitment.

Character and commitment are the main markers we should be paying

attention to instead of most other things.

For those of us who have gone through the Lap Band procedure or any

other WLS surgery, there is a common misconception that somehow

we have taken a short-cut and that is just not true.

The managing of the Lap Band or in my case the Reliance Band

has taken so much learning and discipline that I count it as a

separate degree or certification, God knows it cost just as much.

To go through the procedure took a serious amount of commitment

and investment of time and effort.

The thing is that doing nothing will give us nothing.

Do we want results??? Then let us do something about it.

Let us do something now, right now and do not look back.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna.

http://www.lapbandformen.com   Instagram.com/LapBan4Men

Therapy Any One?

24dd3d98cd4ab1f9217bf1887394b83aThere are times when I get the biggest charge

out of a visit with Mr. Punch Bag.

At times, it is not about exercise or burning

calories, and it turns into plain and simple therapy.

At times, I admit I might make Mr. Bag pay for

the silliness, stupidity and shortcomings of others

and myself as well.

All aside I do enjoy how I feel after a session with

the bag and I find that when done properly I use my

whole body and the workout is great.

For those of us with a Lap Band, exercise should be

an intrinsic part of our days in order to keep, and add

to our weight loss numbers. Also, it helps maintain

our weight loss rhythm.

Gang when you don’t have a whole lot of time

try a session with the bag and see how effective

it can be.

Stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com  Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

More To Life.


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Last year around this time I hit us rather hard

with the whole goal setting thing and, I still think

that it is most important. BUT I also want to say

that life is more than just working out and worrying

about our weight. It is more than counting calories

and evaluating water characteristics.

Gang there are friends and family and hobbies and

countless books that also require our attention.

I was looking at my e reader and I have about

400 books. (yes amazon loves me) I noticed that

I had 46 book in progress meaning I had started

and had not gone back to as of yet.

I Love Photography. A lot., and if I could I would

hit the trail with my camera and just hit the shutter.

I miss quiet times with a good book and the

walks on the desert or trails up in the mountains.

We have to be about more than just weight loss.

Yes let’s try to be healthy always but let’s also

remember to be present in the moment.

Hey gang if you have any pictures that you feel

particularly proud of would you send them to me

I love to look at other folks pictures.

You can see many of my pictures at my Weebly

photo blog at:  www.josegosuna.weebly.com/

A couple of things for you to know if you are going

to that blog 1.- Please bring your sense of humor

2.- Not all the pics there are mine. 3.- If something

offends you please just move to the next item.

But really there are some great materials there.

If you go there the first photo you will see is of me

so if you are brave enough go check it out.

Again if you would like to share some of your pics

Please send your pictures to me privately at:

lapbandformen@gmail.com or you can share

them publicly here at the blog.

I thank you very much and hope that

we are serving and entertaining you.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com  Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Share the love!!!!!!

Sharing.


Road 2

I just want to share the road where I do my daily walk.

I try to do 4.5 miles every day and it works out ok for the most part.

This is the time I use to clear my mind. The time I use to get centered

and plan for the rest of the day. I also use this time to ground my self.

At times the urgent takes the place of the important and we must

be able to differentiate the one from the other.

Whatever your routine is make sure that you keep it in mind.

Stay committed to you and your goals do not start your day

by losing the first battle to the comfy bed.

As always I hope for the best for you all.

Jose G. Osuna

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Self Love.

Why we do what we do? I had to learn that while it was ok to continue to give to others and of my self., I had to find love to and for myself. It is not an egotistical journey but an adventure of discovery and self realization. I celebrate a pound lost or a size reduced. I am happy for an inch and happy for a ounce. I am happy to be doing better. Celebrate you progress. Because I am sure you will agree that not going back is progress in and of it self. Staying at the same weight for a long time is an issue but from one week to the next it just means that you were able to deal with cravings and temptations. Just Do Not Go Backwards. OK gang today as always I wish you all the best of the best. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Why we do what we do?
I had to learn that while it was ok to continue to give to others and of my self., I had to find love to and for myself.
It is not an egotistical journey but an adventure of discovery and self-realization.
I celebrate a pound lost or a size reduced. I am happy for an inch and happy for an ounce.
I am happy to be doing better.
Celebrate you progress. Because I am sure you will agree that not going back is progress in and of it self.
Staying at the same weight for a long time is an issue, but from one week to the next it just means that you were able to deal with cravings and temptations. Just Do Not Go Backwards.
Stay focus remain successful.
Jose G. Osuna

BELIEVE!!!


believe in yourself
It has been a while since I cared for what anyone else thought of me.

Now. I just listen to my inner self specially when it comes to

my goals, dreams and aspirations.

There are many who wish me well, but no one wants me

to be successful as much as I want it.

Set Goals, Go after them, Destroy them and REPEAT.

Forget about the doubters, and the haters., don’t waste

time on them that you can be using on making a Better You.

Let’s continue to kick it gang.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com     Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Every Day Is A Gift.


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Is it a sunset or a sunrise?

It does not matter because it is beautiful.

The only thing that makes things better is to share

 them with our loved ones.

I hope you had and amazing week and

are now enjoying your weekend.

Do not forget to say thanks, and show appreciation

to your loved ones for their support.

Jose G. Osuna

  Instagram.com/LapBand4Men   www.lapbandformen.com

MAGIC DIET PILL !!!!!

What is the most important thing for weight loss?? Diet, Exercise, Activity, Attitude? It is all equally important I have found but, if there is something that I have seen make a difference in many of the people that I have known is the fact that they were committed. There are many experienced and educated persons like me out there that regardless of the knowledge and experience failed at the weight loss game. I trained people on weight loss and therapeutic diets so I knew better and yet I failed consistently. It was the lack of commitment to the weight loss that kept me from realizing my goal. Well Gang here it is the magic weight loss pill. Hope it helps. All the best to you all. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

What is the most important thing for weight loss?? Diet, Exercise, Activity, Attitude?
It is all equally important I have found, but if there is something that I have seen make a difference in many of the people who I have known, is the fact that they were committed. There are many experienced and nutrition educated persons like me out there that regardless of the knowledge and experience failed at the weight loss game. I trained people on weight loss and therapeutic diets so I knew better and yet I failed consistently. It was the lack of commitment to the weight loss that kept me from realizing my goal.
Well Gang here it is the magic weight loss pill. Hope it helps.
All the best to you all.
Jose G. Osuna

Lil Break.


adele keep calm
I am just posting this for my own pleasure.

I hope you too have something that makes you

feel good just by looking at it.

Adele is what does it for me. I can listen to her songs

for hours. Truly enjoyed her performance at

The Royal Albert Hall. Amazing.

Anyway gang let’s get together again tomorrow.

Keep smiling and looking for what will make you happy.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

The making of ourselves.

I am going to make

We all come to a point where we must make

some decisions and changes that will have

an impact on the rest of our lives.

Most of the times those decisions come with

challenges and adjustments, we all have the

family member that is happy and content with

the life they are living., that is ok for them but

since we want more and better, we just became

the odd-ball of the family. Do not let that stop you.

Do not let the challenges make you settle for less

than what you are capable of. Keep at it.

stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Bettering Me.

 

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I have looked at my self and I like the person

that my work has been creating.

Now I want more so I will work more on me.

I have no time to worry and think about what

others will do or will think of me.

I am working on me and it is OK.

Gang Stay Focused And Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com  Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

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Focus On The Right Things.

focus on health

It is important to be clear on what we are working towards.

It is important that we keep our hopes and dreams present.

Each dream, hope, goal is personal so make sure you are not

falling prey to group mentality. Take support and accept the

help but also, keep in mind your own goals, dreams, hopes.

It is not about becoming an island, it is about becoming a

success story. It is not about just one thing, but it is about

getting that one thing important to us personally.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com    Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Feeding the soul.

cooking with love

We must love ourselves enough to take the time

to take care of ourselves and those we care about.

We can show and share love with the meals we cook.

In order to take care of others we must take care of

ourselves. In order to accomplish our hopes and dreams

we must take care of our bodies first.

A meal might not seem so important, but those of us

working on losing the weight, regaining our health,

it is very important. It is center in our day-to-day.

Weight loss is never easy so we must take every single

opportunity that presents itself to make a difference,

even a small difference is important.

Do not forget: Every meal counts. Every calorie counts.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com    Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brave Ones.

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And a good MONDAY to us all.

Ok gang I have a question for all of us and here it goes.

If you were here, at the end and beginning of a nude beach

and you could see many girls and guys just having a blast

would you feel ok dropping your threads and joining them?

OR… Would the image in the mirror of the  prior morning

stop you from joining in the fun.

No Clue what your answer was but mine was a respectful and

considerate NO. I am not there yet. I think I would still walk by

being that I am an adult & all, but I would definitely not disrobe.

I am weird in that I truly do not care what people think but

for me it is in the knowing of the people around me OR not

knowing anyone.

Why this post? This one is to remind us all that if something, anything

is not where and how we want it them we must do something about it.

Don’t like how you feel? Do something about it.

Don’t like where you live? Do something about it.

Don’t like how you look? Do something about it.

Don’t like your job? Do something about it.

Not happy in your relationship? Do something about it.

Change is not easy but being unhappy and unfulfilled is worse.

In case you were distracted we have been given a brand new

week to go and try again. Let’s make it count.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com

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Cooking. The Other Art.

chef shirt

For those of us with a passion for cooking,

and the creation of great meals for us and

our loved ones, the term chef carries weight,

carries passion and a responsibility to the whites.

Those of us with the passion, and a desire to gain

control over our weight it becomes even more

important, and an intrinsic part of our day-to-day.

The knowledge to make a meal low carb, low salt,

paleo, or whatever the current “trend” is makes a

world of difference.

I personally know  that the knowledge has helped

me and others with the battle of the pounds.

I guess my suggestion is: Learn as much as you can

and use it. For the longest time I used to cook once

a week, for the whole week. It helped me stay on track

and I enjoyed that day creating good, tasty, flavorful,

nutritious meals within my diet limitations. My diet

for many years has been: Low fat, Low sodium,

Low carb meals. I really enjoyed grilling meats and

vegetables for my meals.  I also made at least two different

soups enough for 4 meals at least.

Cooking, good cooking is a pleasure. Learn and

take your skills for a spin.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com   Instagram.com/LapBan4Men

Inspiration.

 

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Inspiration.

All I had to do was step outside my living room

and I had all the inspiration I needed.

This did it for me, but the question is what did it

for you?

We are all different and what works for one does not

always works for all.

Figure our gang what does it for you and pursue it.

Make sure that you are always working on your why

and the rest will come up easily. or at least easier.

It is not about money, but more about what inspire

us to go forth and accomplish our dream.

It has been said before by people a lot smarter than me

Find your why and the how will come to you a lot easier.

Stay focus, remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen

Instagram.com/lapband4men

What Can I Say.

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What can I say.

Love him or hate him…. He is one cool looking cat.

I have never looked that good in a suit. I am trying though.

Having a goal or an idea is a good visual aide that can Help us or

it can mess with us.

Make sure you know what you are working towards

and keep that goal ever-present so that you can celebrate

all the small and big victories on the way to the goal.

It is hard work so do not forget to celebrate.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com

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When In Doubt.. Workout!


6 w's
It is Monday Gang.

Let’s hit the ground running and make this week count.

measure the portions, drink the water, take your meds,

stay active, stay positive, and know that you can not go wrong by working out.

A successful week to you all.

Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com

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A Walk.

 

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Where have your walks taken you?

Walking is one of my favorite activities,

I enjoy taking off and then see where I end up.

This particular walk started at the touristic

malecon in Puerto Penasco, Mexico, it ended

Way the hell two colonias/neighborhoods away.

The point for me is, ten thousand steps a day

is where I like to start., from there we shall see.

My diet, my life, my work, and most everything

else seems to work better when I daily take my

long walks.

The messed up part is that at times I go long times

not taking them, and I should do better since I do

know better than that.

Gang. Whatever it is that makes things work for you

please be good to yourself and: Do It.

Want success? Do what works!

Jose G. Osuna

WWW.LAPBANDFORMEN.COM

INSTAGRAM.COM/LAPBAND4MEN

 

 

Lap Band.

This is a commitment we made. A change, and opportunity. Went trough the process and then went to surgery all the while spending lots of money ours and others. My question to you is? Have you given it a fair opportunity? Have you utilized it to its fullness? Have you planed the work and work the plan? You committed to it? So... Are you? If not... What is keeping you? What has been your challenge? Share please......

This is a commitment we made. A change, an opportunity.
Went trough the process and then went to surgery all the while spending lots of money  Ours and others.
My question to you is?
Have you given it a fair opportunity?
Have you utilized it to its fullness?
Have you planed the work and work the plan?
You committed to it?
So… Are you?
If not… What is keeping you? What has been your challenge?
Share please..

This is a re-post. I am trying to figure out what it is

that keeps us from obtaining the benefits we thought we were going to get

by having this procedure done.

We are all so different and I just hope some of you are willing to

share with the rest of us. I know that I would appreciate it.

Gang I have the Reliance Band and it has worked for me.

My challenges  have been my own, and in sharing I have learned

from some of you how to deal with a challenge or more.

Gang Stay Focus Stay Successful And Please Do Share.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com

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On Heroes And Examples.

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Ensenada, Baja Mexico

 

 

We all have people who influence us in different ways and directions.

I would like to introduce to you Benito Juarez. This is someone whom

I was thought to admire and respect. Actually When I became a Free-Mason

I purposely joined the most conservative lodge named after him. Little did I

knew that several family members were part of this lodge. It was very nice.

My point however is that we must pay attention to what we want and also,

to those around us.. We must never forget our goals and dreams and by

keeping them ever-present we will see the opportunities to make those

dreams and goals a reality.

What are your goals?? Do the people around you know them? Let me

share something, recently I was asking about a new product and a couple of folks

within my circle of friends were using it, and immediately recommended

who I could talk to not just to purchase but to join this program and try to

sell, and market. All I had to do was ask. At 17 years old I knew I wanted to

join a lodge and I went through hell to get a sponsor when, had I asked my

circle I would have found out that my uncle was the leader of the one particular

lodge I was interested in.  Go Figure.

Gang… Take advantage of who and where you are and ask, ask others

for help and assistance. Also, Make sure that you offer help and assistance

to others, never know when you might be just the perfect resource

someone needs to take the next step on their journey.

I hope you all are having a great time and in your journey.

Stay Focused  Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Admire Someone, Anyone.

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This is Jon Hamm. He is one of the guys I admire

a lot. He takes care of himself and looks great always.

I love motorcycles and hope to one day look that cool

on one. Nothing like hitting the road, getting on the wind.

The other thing/experience that feels good is when you

get on the scale and it gives you the numbers you want.

I recently got on the scale and did not like what I  saw.

I got on the program again and I have already lost 6 pounds.

I am at 59 #’s from my goal. I will make it. I will make it soon.

Gang as you might have noticed I have not post as regularly

as I am used to, but I am back and will get back on track.

By the way that is not one of my pictures and I wish I knew

who’s it is to give credit but I do not know.

Stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Let Go!!

cancel drama“Not all the people invited deserved it

Not all who deserved it were invited.”

Make sure that you are constantly on the lookout for those who bring you down,

Those who don’t share your ideals and dreams, Those with negative words,

Those that don’t push you up or drag you to the finish line.

clearly identify them and then: Give them love  From A Distance.

Do not allow negativity in your world and maintain a positive outlook.

Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Gang Share The Love In Your Favorite Site Below

A NASTY REMINDER.

Wow! I have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. How many calories is this picture worth? We should take a look at this when we are having second thoughts about our diet, our exercise, our walk or run and all those little things we do in trying to loose the weight. Until the next one and in the mean time keep up the good work. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Wow!
I have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. How many calories is this picture worth?
We should take a look at this when we are having second thoughts about our diet, our exercise, our walk, our run, and all those little things we do in trying to lose the weight.
Until the next one and in the mean time keep up the good work.
Jose G. Osuna
http://www.lapbandformen.com

Quality Of Life.

funny how

Yes it does.

The thing is that we, many a time keep around us people who

have no business being there.  People who fulfilled their

role in our lives, and who now should be on to other things.

But NO we insist on collecting people.

Gang life is a continually moving target and in order to

even try to keep up we must be ever alert to it.

We must be in constant guard with the three A’s of

Bushido in mind: Alert, Assess and Act.

Alert to what is around us.

Assess what is around us.

Act based on what is around us.

The act part is what gives most the hardest time.

We know what to do or what not to do but we many a time

choose with our inactivity.

We want it so now we must learn how to go after it.

We must learn how to remove obstacles even if they have a pulse.

It is our life, lets live it to its fullest.

Gang Stay Focus Stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Rumors.

fuck em

And while we leave low life people to live their

low life lives, we go forth and continue to grow,

and do more with our lives.

There is a whole big world full of possibilities for those

of us who dare to take a chance.

What are you allowing people to rob you of?

What are you giving permission to others to affect

in your life.  Refuse and do not allow others

to hold you back or keep you down.

Push forward ever harder.

Gang Lets Stay Focus So We might continue to be successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Live Life Fully.

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I love and enjoy photography.

Reading the message in the photo made me

think of taking photos with film, we get one chance

and we best not waste it because it is gone.

In some ways it is the same with life, opportunities

and adventure come and if we are not aware

the chance is gone.

Weight loss is also like that. We make many

small decisions and if we are not aware it is easy

to mess up. My mother told me many a time:

“Nothing is as easy as being mediocre”

I ask you not to be mediocre. I hope my efforts

keep me from being mediocre.

Gang. Stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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I Did Not Change.


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There is a process to what we go through.

We dream, evaluate, plan, act, hope then act some more.

But more importantly… We define ourselves.

What we do in the process of all this is

very basic  We Find Ourselves.

Make sure your goals are big enough

that they scare you a little.

Gang let’s keep at it. Stay Focus Stay Successful

Jose G. Osuna

 www.labandformen.com

Liquid Awesome!!

liquid awesomeAnd my liquid Awesome makes me better,

and better, and better and well you know.

The funny thing is that it can do the same for us all.

You have it, they have it, WE HAVE IT.

The thing is to make use of this Liquid Awesome!!

So what the heck are we waiting for.

Let us go and be even more awesome.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Instagram: @LapBand4Men

Twitter: @LapBand4men

Share the love gang. Choose your favorite social media.

Find a Why.

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Writing, flying, eating, fishing, running, etc.,

whatever you love and like creates passion.

There is no winning without passion.

Weight loss is no different, dieting is not

either, and weight loss For Sure needs

commitment in order to create Passion.

Figure it out, get clear on the why it is

that you want to lose the weight, gaining

the clarity will help you bring out the passion,

do that and the rest will be much, much easier.

Gang, stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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and triumphs in our Instagram page

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Temptations Come

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At the beach in Rosarito, Baja Mexico

Snacks on wheels.

Yes this is at the beach in Mexico.

If I am at home in Rocky Point or if I am at home in Rosarito

in Baja this candy store on wheels comes directly to you, on the

beach, with all kind of sweet or salty or spicy or any combination

of the three flavors that you can think of.

So if you like me like to get up early and go for a walk on the

beach before your morning coffee to get you started,

avoid this guys not because they are evil but because they

have all the temptations on one supped-up wheel barrow.

All joking aside we must be aware as best as we know of what

is waiting for us outside our door. I know that while in Mexico

I must be aware of the bakery shops. They use Crack in their stuff..

No they don’t but who can say no to a “concha” or an “oreja”, when

you have a great cup of coffee on hand and a whole empty hand

just begging for you to grab a piece of bread or two.

So I go for my walk and immediately take my happy butt back home

and have a good breakfast, then I can contend with the street vendors

and the bakery shop mafia.

The more we know and the better prepared we are the better our

chances for success.

Guys do not forget just how much we have to do to burn 100 calories

Don’t mess it up with empty food or useless fluids. Make every calorie count.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

By the way does anyone knows if they have those vendors in Mazatlan??

That is my next destination.

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Carbs

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Carbs. Is there anything more scary

to many dieters?

I, myself am on a low carb diet, but I

am not letting that rule the whole of

my process and weight loss efforts.

There are times when I need or want

something and I get it. I know that  want

as I might at times I either want, need, or

deserve a treat, reward, or fix and I do not

deny myself.  I have however learned to

differentiate a one time thing from a whim.

Keeping goals and priorities present helps

to limit the number of exceptions and that

is always a good thing.

Gang, stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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