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


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.

What Can I Say.


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

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

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Temptations Come


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

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.


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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lapband take a look at our Instagram page.  @LapBand4Men

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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day process and the challenges those of us with the

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Inform Yourself.


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

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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

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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.


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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About Champions.

champions believeEvery Day we need to re-enforce in our mind and heart

the why we are doing what we are doing.

We need to keep ever-present the dream and the goal

and with that, the confidence, strength, and believe will push us

to accomplish the little, mundane, and at times boring

steps that will transform our dreams and goals into reality.

If it is a million dollars or a certain weight it is by planning

and executing the little steps that the GOAL is reached.

Gang., we must keep putting one step in front of the other

and eventually we will reach our goal.

Believing in the possibilities I wish you all the best.

Jose G. Osuna

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The Weirdness Of Vegas.

The amazing fountain at Bellagio’s

in Las Vegas.

This is my wife’s favorite place to start and

end our visits to Las Vegas.

This is the only place where I carry two

bags instead of only one.

I usually only carry my camera bag but,

when we are walking the strip I carry my

camera bag and my small carry on ice chest.

Only two items either Guinness or Miller Lite

and Mountain Dew for the Queen.  My girl

must have Mountain Dew on hand at all times

or she turns into something somewhat

resembling one of my Exe’s and that is


Have you been here? It is a fun place and

for someone like me with a passion for

photography well there is never a shortage

of characters or beauty to record.

Hey if you have not been here what the

hell are you waiting for. Come and be weird

with us.

Jose G Osuna

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Mirror, Mirror.

Oh C’mon.

funny mirror

We ALL have at some point

looked at our selves on the

mirror and rolled our eyes in

serious disgust.

The thing is to make sure that

we acknowledge the moment

and we go do something to fix

the issue. If we don’t then we have

a bigger issue.

Gang the changes needed are

all possible but only if they are

important to us.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Back To Basics.


Going back to basics is very much

needed and we shall pay attention

to those basics we are missing.

For those of us with WLS weight

loss surgery the basics are made clear

before we get our surgery.

Drink the water. Take you meds.

Drink the water. Chew twice as much

Take your vitamins.

We know this things and yet many

of us if we are honest know that we

fall short in one or more of this


Gang we must stay focused if

we want to be successful.

Jose G Osuna

Suck It Up.

suck it up

Once we decide on a plan of action the motion should only be forward and when we decided to have WLS a lot got in motion. Now, it is up to us that the motion continues and it continues forward. Follow the program It Works. Jose G. Osuna




But more importantly thank you for

the opportunity of Today.

Let us not miss the opportunity to make

today count and get the most of it.

We must not allow others and external

circumstances rob us the chance to make

a difference in our life with our daily

decisions and commitments.

Stay with your plan and go for your walk

or run, take your meds, drink the water,

chew each bite twice as much,

do a work out as often as you can.

make sure that if you had WLS vitamins

are part of your daily routine.

Weight loss is important and deserves

that we give it our all. This is NOT

a dress rehearsal this is our life.

Now let’s go make the most of it.

Stay focus stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Knowledge VS Practice

another week for monday

Something that has become clear as of late

is that there comes a time when we must

stop learning and start doing.

I have seen myself being a tremendously

prepared and educated individual being

the least active or performing person.

It is not because of a lack of knowledge

but more a lack of enough activity.

We have access to so many bloggers here

sharing so much knowledge and we are

accomplishing so little because we continue

to absorb and do little implementation.

Recently Dan Miller from 48 days to the

work you love titled his weekly blog:

“Stop Learning Start Doing”

This is our challenge gang.

It is our time to Start Doing.

Gang stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

WLS Options.

Different Options.

This options are serious shit.

We do not put ourselves through this

just for the heck of it.

Those of us that have gone through

Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) know that

there is a price to pay and because of it

we can and must take it seriously and

make use of it.

I have a Reliance® band and it works in as

much as I work with it.

Gang this is a tool and it must be used

in order for it to work.

Want to loose the weight with your WLS?

Follow the program it is really that easy.

Stay focused  stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Living The Fit Way.


The journey for those of us with a Lap Band

is a never-ending one.

We have made a commitment to live a life

that is foreign to most others.

Our journey after going through WLS

gives us a chance to learn more about us

but also about nutrition, textures, measures,

diets, good and better nutrients etc.

Use your knowledge and experience to make

your weight loss journey a more interesting one.

Do Better, Do the work and enjoy the results.

For life take your meds, drink the water,

weigh and measure your portions, take your

vitamins and chew twice as much, remain active.

Gang stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Real Goals.

dreams & dreamers

Our goals must be put on paper

in order to give them a chance of

becoming reality.

Let us be more than just dreamers

and become Doers.

Make sure your weight loss goal is

clear and present.

Use your lap band and make pounds drop.

Remain focused remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

True, Real Goals.


Stop with Bull Shit Goals!

No more Lip Service!

Be true to yourself

Be about something.

We got the Lap Band and

we should be using it as the

tool that it is.

We wanted to lose the weight

We wanted to feel better

so let us make it happen.

This is one goal that is within our reach

we just need to take the next step and

pay the next instalment.

Gang we can do it and we have shown to be

committed so don’t let this one slip away.

Remain focused remain succesful.

Jose G. Osuna



This is statement that all of us who

have had Weight Loss Surgery (WLS)

should have tattooed in our brain.

Having a Lap Band does not mean we

do not worry about what we put on our plate

and in our mouth.

We must always remember to consume

nutrient dense meals and plenty of water.

Truly we must remain vigilant of what

it is that we eat and drink because every

single calorie counts.

Gang remain focused remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

I Did!!

i did not had

Because shit happens and it happens often

we must love ourselves enough that we

keep going regardless of Fake Friends,

Flakey acquaintances and downright

Two Face People.

Our life is worth us pushing harder.

Our health needs our commitment.

Our family deserves we do better.

So Cut The Shit And Go Make Something Happen.

Let All Of Us Make Something Happen.

Remember This Is Not A Dress Rehersal

This IS YOUR LIFE.. Any questions???

Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Magic Pill.

% of magic

YES!!!! We found it, the magic pill.

Now we do not have to diet or exercise anymore.

OK., Back To Reality.

There is no magic pill but I will tell you something:

When we know and know that we know where we

are going and what it is that we want to accomplish

the limits vanish and if they don’t, they sure lose some

it’s bite.

It is the certainty of knowing and valuing both the

process and the expectation of results.

We are working on weight loss yes but,

we are also working on better health and

at least for me Longevity. I want to live

forever and I want to continue to enjoy the

same things that I have been enjoying to date.

Having gone through the process of getting

and going through the whole Weight Loss Surgery (WLS)

and getting a Lap Band had helped me accomplish some

of those goals and dreams.

Gang we have made a commitment but we have also

obtained a tool., Let Us Use It. Let Us Do Great.

With clarity let’s stay focused let’s remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna


4666c39b445fddcf02c37e260d47b6f5It is hard at times to learn

that we might be falling short

in some part of our plan but,

if we are truly committed to progress

and growth and in general to  doing

better we must acknowledge and

accept the areas we need to re focus on.

Weight loss is one of those things that

require constant evaluation and re-evaluation.

Then again there are people who will mess with

you just because they can not because they

hope to help.

Let’s be honest with ourselves and acknowledge

that we can and will fall short at times.

Gang just stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna


719d11589fd33e959bdd4b817a0610e0This is a great truth but one we can

only fully appreciate after we actually know

what our reality is.

We must look deeply into our hopes and dreams

set goals that support those hopes and dreams

plan ways to make those goals a reality so that our

hopes and dreams grow wings and then…

Work our ass off to make it a reality.

It is so much easier to ignore the opinions and

negativity of others when we are Killing It.

Whatever you have committed to go and do it.

Whatever you want or wish for go and make it happen.

Making our dreams a reality is worth getting up earlier.

Gang to be able to KILL IT is oh so worth it.

Stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Skinny Rules

9b329bde06ff6241a194a54227992ff0This is a good reference but this as everything

else in life does not totally or fully fits with

every single life style or diet so out of this

take what works for you and use it.

Bob Harper as some of you know really was

instrumental in the gains of some of the folks

taking part on Biggest Looser.

Gang use the resources available to you and

continue making progress. That is what it is all about.

Stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Dreams And Goals.

_20160621_100517There are steps that when taken

create amazing results amazing results

and this knowledge is readily available

to us in a way never before seen.

We have the writings of Stephen Covey,

Napoleon Hill, Darren Hardy, Dale Carnegie,

Tony Robbins and so many more all within

reach if we just go for it out commit to

a better way of living.

We all have dreams the question now is:

Will we do what it takes? Will we take the

necessary steps to achieve?

Gang this is not easy but very much worth it.

All we must do is Remain focused to remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Abs On Fire.


Ok Gang here is another ABS routine

that is not only simple but really effective.

Just like the previous one I found is from

Neila Rey so when you get a chance check

their stuff.

Keep it simple and follow the instructions.

Gang stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna


9c5e0909b645040971aaac5c28fa1c10We all have FAT and it does not define us

SO let me ask you… What does define you, us.

Only you can answer that but let me share with you

what it is that defines me and for this I will use the old

Stephen Covey concepts as explained in the book:

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

Where he proposed that it is Roles what defined us

and for me what define me my main role is that of

Parent. That is and has been my most important role ever.

As a secondary I want to be defined as Healthy, Strong,

I know that I am good looking already so I do not worry about

that one and I know that I am good looking because my

mother told me and she wouldn’t lie right??

So I ask you again how would you define yourself?

Healthy, thin, strong, fit, etc, etc.,

This like everything else is up to you gang., figure out

what matters to you and go after it and forget about

what anyone else would think or say just push and pull

for you and what matters to you.

Make your plan, work your plan enjoy your life.

Define it so it is clear in your mind and that clarity will

help you with your goals and dreams.

Gang stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Character VS Reputation

13331a70bafef5e093ff3e90611f6075Love what John Wooden said and it reminded me

what another wise person said:

“Those who matter don’t care and

those who care don’t matter” 

Gang until people have walked in your shoes and have

done and accomplished what you have who gives

two flying F@$%’s what they think.

Just keep crushing it and keep winning.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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This Blog With Them.

Choosing A Price To Pay.

choose se th price you will pay

I was asked about this recently.

You see I am yet again trying to restructure aspects of my life.

I am working on yet another big change. Another “Pivot”.

I know that I have never been a sheep and I know that it is hard

for others to even try to keep up with the changes and the movement.

I love the reaction I get when I tell people that  I have traveled every

state in the US except the ones I am not interested in HI and AK.

Also I have traveled every state in Mexico.  People like the thought of

that but once it sinks in the time and distances covered it begins to

show how differently wired we are.

I have had conversations with people where I live now and I have

been told just how much some people hate that area and swear they

want to leave but they do nothing (sheep mentality).

I myself do not think it is a bad area but I know that I will not stay forever

and when the time comes it will probably take me a week to pack it up

 and take off (wolf mentality). Why be or do something you do not want to.

But, once you decide…. Be a wolf.

How hard is it to find a gym partner? in two years I could not find someone

even though I offered to change my hours. No takers.

I tried to share my way to invest in real estate but of the people I tried to share

with not a one actually followed up with any of the base work.

And how about weight loss. Well if you have made a decision stay the

course and do not let go. Keep pushing and do not forget that you are

a wolf and not a sheep. Keep your goal in mind. Always.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

New Me.

3dea7e935f25cea135b530b7bdc18bb3.jpgAfter we are able to make progress and conquer some

of our goals it is good to look back and see if our

decisions were as good as we thought them to be.

I have recently done this on several aspects of my life.

I have been lucky some would say, Blessed is what

I say, very much blessed.

I want to visit with you about one of the areas of life that we,

us, those who have had the Lap Band Procedure done have

more than likely experienced.

#1 A step back in time to the time when we decided to go through

with the WLS (Weight Loss Surgery) I ask you are you still

sure and positive that it was a good or at least a move in

the right direction? I am sure that my reliance band has given me

the help and assistance that I needed and therefore I personally

would totally do it again. NOW… That is me what says you?

Are you still happy about your decision? Are your results still what you

wanted and expect?

Having WLS is NOT a short cut! WLS is a hammer approach for those of

us that have honestly tried it all and are ready to put a stake on the ground

and make a friggingggg difference.

Want to be successful??  Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Twetter: @LapBand4Men

Dream Killers.


Look around your world

I bet you can see no less than 3 individuals who have

given up on their dreams and hopes. People who have

given up on Love, Life, Hope, Friends or any combination


I have a friend who had an opportunity with a companion

that was loving, accepting, open and totally in love but

the insecurities, doubts and fear with the allowing of outside

influences totally destroyed any chance that relationship

could have had. What a way to lose.

Relationships with others as with ourselves require

committment and courage as well as honesty and openness.

We might at times be able to fool others and even easier

we can fool ourselves but I feel that the coming to a realization

that we denied ourselves the opportunity for a

new and different tomorrow has to be painful.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful

Jose G. Osuna



Make sure you do what you need.

Make sure your food has quality nutrients and,

always, always ignore the haters.

Gang we all have haters., the minute you

decide to do more and better you have haters.

The moment you try to improve yourself you

just got some haters.

Do not forget that your life and your

health is worth your work and efforts and

the pain in the ass of dealing with the

haters and the naysayers.

Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

One Step At A Time.


On the book “The Compound Effect” Darren Hardy

talks about the small continuous steps that build

character and help us develop the discipline needed

to affect change in our lives.

The emphasis is on the gradual accumulation of

“Wins”., little things, small success that when

stacked one a top the other makes for big change.

We did not gain 40, 50, 60 or more pounds in a week

or month and, by the same math we will not be rid

of them in a month or two.

Be realistic and make a plan. Once you have a plan

work your plan and by doing that your goal will

as it must be reached. BUT when you are making your

plans or your plan of attack make sure you are also working

on what you will do once you have reached your goal.

The maintenance part of the plan is very important.

By not having a plan for after the goal is met you are

risking falling back on bad / poor habits. Do not allow

that to happen. We all know how hard we work to burn

150 calories so figure out if that one Soda Pop or Bag of Chips

is worth all that work.

Step by step we can win BUT also step by step we allow

ourselves to lose.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Gang I just wanted to share one of my most favorite

quotes EVER.

Regardless of what ever has happened in our life

reality is that with the proper attitude we can launch

from there and change our life.

All we have to do is make a decision and stay with it.

Stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Instant Abs.


OK gang here is a very good routine that we can take

for a test drive. This one comes to us from Neila Rey.

One of the things I like about this routine is that is

very focused but also it lacks the fluff that at times

so-called “Pros” throw into the mix needlessly.

Six movements that if done carefully and conscientiously

will have a great effect in your body’s mid section.

Try it and let us know what you think.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna



The discipline excercised today will be the character of tomorrow.

I had my first business venture when I was 8 going on 9.

My father decided that it was time and I am grateful he did.

I have done many a thing in my life but being an entrepreneur

has thought me so many lessons on “Stickiness” and self reliance,

on character and planning. On trusting but also on moving away.

Traits some that I have also used on my weight loss journey

sadly not to the same extent or to the same results but used

them none the least.

Learning to pay the price here and now instead of tomorrow

and probably forever should be a good motivator.

I have seen folks in my own family so ill and overweight

that are unable to take care on their own of some rather basic

aspects of daily living. I do not want that for myself.

I do not want to be  so fat that I can not put my own shoes on.

I remember how much my father hated to ask fo us to help him

to put on and remove his socks. To help him with his shoes.

I want what all of you want… More and better. More and better life,

more and better health, more and better living.

Gang let us pay the price in the here and now so that

we might enjoy the “More and Betters” of life later.

Stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Got Schooled.

IMG_0922I continually challenge my kids. I am always throwing the next

unknown and I enjoy the dialogue first, the arguing second and

the yelling in the end. Then I begin to feed clues and data and facts

and it is magical to see how the pieces begin to fall into place.

Well. Some time a go I was the one that was challenged.

My kids see me writing about nutrition and weight loss.

They see me training and sharing on weight lifting and exercise

in general and threw a challenge my way.

“climb the wall” they said “It will be fun” they said

Well it wasn’t and I fell on my ass more times than I care

to admit. And the kids had a field day with it.

Now I have to prove my theories and pain in the TUSH

“it is all possible if we try hard enough”  mantra.

Let me just say that after a less than stellar performance

but hard enough attempt they showed me some mercy.

And in the midst of it all it was refreshing to see how what

I have sharing and teaching them has had an effect on them.

They think and reason. They understand faith and strength.

They value courage and friendship and just as importantly

they know that their efforts and hard work count and

make a difference. Yes they are kids and they behave like kids

but they also have an understanding of life and others.

Gang continue to share and continue to learn.

Stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

The Excellence Of Habits


Now. Not everyone is on my kick of the low carb

diet and that is quite ok.

I have mentioned before that one of the things I look for

when working on a change or a Shock to my diet is that

it is or it adds something that i was missing.

This pattern is a great example of some very good fats,

carbs and it provides a variety that we miss sometimes.

One of the things that I enjoy is that it provides lots of

good variety.

Take a look, take it for a spin, visit the creators site

and see what else you can pick up there.

Figure out what is lacking in your diet and fix it.

specially if it is variety.

Gang. Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter:  @LapBand4Men

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Making A Difference.


It is so easy to do nothing. To just stay and exist. To be a witness instead of being a participant. In life as in love as in politics we should and must be active participants. We only get so many opportunities to make a difference, to actively choose and stand and be counted as part of things that it would be such a waste not to.

“Actively Choose” This is a phrase that I hated when I learned it. I was introduced to it by an old “Acquaintance” and she kicked my ass with it.  Anyway…..

When was the last time you choose to make your partner feel crazy special? When was the last time you looked at your situation and choose to plan and work on some changes.

Gang. Life even at its longest is short. Let us make the best of it Today, everyday.

Go out there and try harder and harder every day.

Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna
Twitter: @LapBand4Men

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My Challenge.

Ok Gang. I want to introduce you all to my biggest challenge.

This is ME. Yes this is me when I was about to turn 18 years old.

This is my Military ID Card Picture.

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My challenge is and has been to get back to my weight

and measurements of that time. No I was no slenderee but I

could run a full marathon and go for a cross country  bike ride

the next day. I felt full of strength and energy and I needed it

for the kind of life I was living. NO, NO, NO I was not a wild one.

I just worked a lot. Please understand I have been an entrepreneur

from age 8 going on 9 thanks to my father.

I was 6′ tall and weighed right around 200 pounds.

I wore a uniform of sorts so I can tell you exactly what my

measurements were: My pants were 32 X 32 and my shirts

were   L long.

Now for some perspective I have used as big as 52 X 32 and

XXXXL shirts. I have weighed as much as 360+.

So yes I want to be back to what that smug shit was.

That is my image. That is my goal and I keep it close

and personal. I am all up on that stuff.

Gang. Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Twiter: @LapBand4Men

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in a few weekswTime will pass.

What will you have to say about it OR..

What will you have to show for it.

Give it the 8 weeks and let’s find out.

Gang it is all within your grasp and, it is worth it.

Go For It. Stay Focussed Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter: LapBand4Men

Therapy. Just Therapy.

Some DaysSometimes you just have to get all up in it.

At least that is what I was told.

At times I just work out to forget or at least stop thinking.

It seems people in general just keep getting under my skin.

I am generally an upbeat kinda fellow but Crap…….

Don’t you at times just wish people would just, just shut up.

I do. I let others live their lives I want for others to let me

live mine.  So simple.

Anyway nothing a good session of pushing and pulling the

weights won’t solve.

That is my theory and I am sticking to it.

Gang when the world pushes….. Push Back.

Stay Focused Stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Fearing The Choices.

Screenshot_2015-10-26-21-27-52-1.pngWe touch on choice and fear again.

Fear can provide motivation. A desire to either avoid

or attack some issues.

As I got on the scale today I noticed a gain of one pound

and I must say it got me all worked up so much that

I failed to realize that I had changed my routine.

I waited until after breakfast and coffee to weigh myself

Reality is that I have probably lost some weight and I

would have noticed it had I kept to the routine.

That is how Fear at times works on us. It brings out the

irrational, the stupid and dumb out of us.

Do not fear change. Do not fear new things.

Do not cook bacon naked either so I guess do not

be foolish. Measure your steps be cautious but not so

cautious that you never try new things.

How long ago was it that you changed your walking route?

Since when have you not changed your work-out routine?

Does your diet plan needs some updating?

Change can be a good thing if it is a controlled and planned thing.

Gang get in control of your life and your goals but specially

get in control of your fears.

Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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I hope you enjoyed the Monday Humor.

I was thinking and I think I have lost about 1,450 pounds

YES.. Since I started trying to loose the weight I must have lost

that much and maybe some more that I do not remember.

We loose and we gain it back. We loose and we get some back.

I m sure that I am the only one with this problem so all the rest

of you just sit down and enjoy the ride.

I have learned that not having a clear goal and not having a

very specific why has been at many time the reason behind the

YO-YO effect. I noticed that once I started working with a coach

my results improved dramatically. BUT as some of you know

I have been battling some serious illnesses and (BS) other things.

Gang… There will always be reasons and excuses but there is

one and only one reason that would keep us from failing.

The trick is that we must find it within us on our own.

No one can come and give us the key. What is important to me

is garbage to others and what is important to others is of little

or no consequence to me.

Every week at some point I work on finding the why and also

on keeping the why ever present.  Gang.. It is that important.

I hope that you have found your why and if you have not well

it is Monday and it is a great day for you to start on that project.

You must get to know YOU. You must learn to Love YOU.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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It Is The Weekend.


What are you doing for fun this weekend?

What friend are you reaching out to?

What new thing can you try or what new place can you visit?

I remember the day I took this picture. An amazing evening.

Had a great time with great company and enjoyed a few of the

simple things in life. Nothing crazy and the expense was close to

nothing but the experience was priceless? Where do you think this is?

Nashville, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Tijuana, Rosarito,San Diego??

We are about more than just weight loss. Take that body of yours for

a test drive. Show your progress or go gather inspiration to continue

Just do not stop. Do not stop living. Do not stop trying.

Do not forget your why.

Gang we do not have to destroy our work and progress from the week

in going out and having some fun.  All we have to do is plan it.

Go have some fun. Go get yourself in a little trouble and make sure to

share it with someone important to you.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna