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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On shapes and pounds.

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I remember my father saying this to my mom.

Yes, she didn’t think it was funny either.

The reason most of us choose to have WLS

was because we got to a point where we had

to do something.  So to realize that we were round

was a good thing. I know that I flew past 300#’s.

I know that the size on my shirts resembled a

brand of Mexican beer and then some.

I tried it all and then I found the lapband.

The Lapband, while not for everyone it did

work for me.  So if you are thinking about

going through the procedure, make sure you

thoroughly evaluate all the pros and cons as it

is not as some think “The easy way”. Read, ask

questions, find a reputable program with a good

surgeon and a great support program for post-op.

This is not a decision you are to take lightly.

Jose G. Osuna

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Dare, dare to step outside.

 

IMG_1138What will we discover when we step

out of the common, comfortable, familiar?

I have found that interesting things, places,

and people are found all around us when we

pay attention and dare step out.

We are past the first half of the year;

I hope your goals and plans are on track,

I hope that as you work through the process

of losing the weight, and making for a healthier

life, don’t waste the opportunity to enjoy, and live,

live fully. Step out of the comfort and the familiar.

Take a risk and go find something new, something

different and interesting., if it is new it will be worth it.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Inform Yourself.

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What is a Lap Band or more appropriately

a gastric band? Well… It is a tool that some of

us with a chronic weight problem have obtained.

It is a medical device that when used correctly

assists with a reduction of food consumed.

Anyone who is considering this as an option

must not only educate themselves but they

should absolutely sick professional assistance.

There are many programs and I will NOT here

recommend any one specifically, I will however

recommend that you find a surgeon that has lots

of experience. My surgeon was by far one of the

biggest assholes I have ever met but, but he had

more experience than all the others combined.

As a result I was in for surgery at 10 or 9 AM, and

by 1 PM I was at the market buying soup to take

home with me for later. I was given pain medicine

and I have to say I needed none of it. I was told that

I would be out of commission for at least a week, but

I was back with my regular life in 3 days.  I was going

crazy with the lack of activity.  Please note that this

was my experience and yours or anyone else’s might

be significantly different.  I had a great surgeon but

a crap support program. (I am sure it was my fault)

Considering this or any other WLS??? Inform yourself.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

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Make Time For YOU.

Make time for itWe need to be about it now just talk about it.

It is easy to talk, but it is in the doing that

the changes and progress  happen.

For those of us with the Lapband® the process

needs adjusting a bit. We must drink the water,

measure our portions, take our vitamins, always,

always remember to take our meds, chew twice as much,

remain active with the support groups.

For those that think that getting a lapband or any other

Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) makes things easier

we have some news: It Doesn’t!

Regardless we are all in this together so:

keep on keeping on.

Success will come to those that stay focused.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

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Truth And Reality.

One does not justCrazy how simple the truth sounds.

Hard as hell some times but always well worth it.

People think at times that those of us with a lap band

have an easier go at it but they are wrong as any one

with Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) will quickly tell you.

We must pay as much attention if not more to what we

eat, how we exercise, how much we chew, the amount

of water we drink, the way we take our meds, the extra

vitamins that we need to take, and on, and on, and more.

Regardless the temptations are there and there are real.

The desire for sweets or an extra portion of food is just

as real as it is for anyone else. WE just have an extra tool.

Never forget that a tool in order to be of help must be

used or it is irrelevant.

The decisions we make have an impact and we must

be ever vigilant as we can be as weak as anyone else.

One thing that we should do is always keep our goals

and dreams ever-present because that is the only

way that the what becomes more possible.

Never stop. Keep trying and continue to work on

your goals. Weight Loss, more money, a better relationship,

anything you want is possible if you pay the price.

Keep it present, keep it real, keep it possible.

Jose G. Osuna

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Flip The Switch.

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Weight loss just like most things in life

are affected by our way of thinking.

If you think that weight loss is of importance

then do not allow for your thoughts to have

so much power that you do nothing.

Weight loss is one of the most valuable

projects and activities in that, it will have

a real and direct impact in your life.

Health, longevity, energy, vitality, strength,

and for those of us with the lap band it is

to a point a matter of life and death.

If you need inspiration and are into podcasts

let me recommend one that has tremendous

value for me: Every Day is Saturday by a very

real and honest guy Sam Crawley. I listen daily

but specially when I need a little bit of inspiration.

Don’t tell him I send you there because he does

not know me just enjoy the message. He is on

iTunes if you have apple products but I listen to the

show on Stitcher since I am a Galaxy Fanatic.

Gang let’s keep on keeping on.

Jose G. Osuna

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