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.

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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

On The New Year.


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

Instagram.com/LapBan4Men

When In Doubt.. Workout!


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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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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

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

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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

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

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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Choose Your Pain.

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Truly, on this one there are two and only two pains.

Which one will you choose? Which one will I choose?

Life is intent on providing us with choices, and what we do with them

is up to us as individuals.

I know and know that I know I want more and better, but

at times I too have lost the battle to the blankets,

dessert was too pretty to pass and…… Here we are or

should I say here I am.

I am constantly making progress but at times that weak

little boy within me wants to rebel and do sh…. stuff he is

not supposed to.

Anyway gang when that happens we must immediately re commit

to our goals and get back in step with things.

Gang Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

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The Future In Mind.

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It is the past that brought us to this present time and situation. Little if anything can be done about the past other than acknowledging that we might have messed up. We allowed the weight to increase. We allowed our health to deteriorate. We might have had a drink or two too many. So lets use the present time to do something about the future. Let’s make sure that our tomorrow is healthier. That our weight is more in line with what we want it to be not what we allowed it to be.

Never forget the past but continue to work on a better future.

The best to you all today and always.

Jose G. Osuna

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I Am Worth It.


working on me
Back Pain, Headaches, Low Stamina,

Low Endurance, Huge Clothes.

I remember this things all too well and

know that I do not want to go back to them ever again.

This is a journey that has proven to be a lonely one and

I am ok with that because I know that it is not for everyone.

I do not know what is your “WHY” but make sure it is a strong,

valid, significant, and inspiring  “WHY” to you

because that will keep you inspired and on task.

Keep fighting the good fight.

Jose G. Osuna

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Keep Your Why In Mind.

 

 

Clarity gives strength. Knowing the why will keep us on track when other things try to de-rail our best intentions and desires. Figure out what it is that motivates you and keep it in mind. For some of us is health while for some of us it might be vanity and even for some it is a passion for life. There is no wrong answer just get your answer. Why Do You Do It? Why do you want to loose the weight? And once you know the why keep it ever present to give you strength on the moments that excuses sound good as if they were reasons. Keep focus and keep going. All the best to you all. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Clarity gives strength. Knowing the why will keep us on track when other things try to de-rail our best intentions and desires.
Figure out what it is that motivates you and keep it in mind. For some of us is health while for some of us it might be vanity and even for some it is a passion for life. There is no wrong answer just get your answer. Why Do You Do It? Why do you want to lose the weight? And once you know the why keep it ever-present to give you strength on the moments that excuses sound good as if they were reasons.
Keep focus and keep going. All the best to you all.
Jose G. Osuna

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Yes You Can!

I do not hold it against them when people do not understand or clearly do not want me to succeed. I do not get mad but I do not let it get to me and allow them to bring me down or permit them to change my mind either. I want what I want and there is no question about it. This is why it is so important to know and keep in mind the WHY we do what we do. Let NO ONE bring you down and that includes you. Keep the focus. Keep pushing. Keep working on your plan and accomplish your goal. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

I do not hold it against them when people do not understand or clearly do not want me to succeed. I do not get mad but I do not let it get to me and allow them to bring me down or permit them to change my mind either.
I want what I want and there is no question about it.
This is why it is so important to know and keep in mind the WHY we do what we do.
Let NO ONE bring you down and that includes you.
Keep the focus. Keep pushing. Keep working on your plan and accomplish your goal.
Jose G. Osuna
http://www.lapbandformen.com

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The Healthies You!

I have a weight goal and it inspires me. I have a dream of wearing the same size pants that I used before I got married back in 1986. But I also am smart enough to know and notice how well my body works as I loose the pounds. The extra energy and stamina. I notice how I can sleep better and even breath better. I love that my back pain almost disappears and the purple color on my feet and ankles goes away. So yes a pounds goal and a size in clothes is nice but for me I have to say feeling so much better in my own skin is truly priceless. Find your why and rock on with your bad self!! Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

I have a weight goal and it inspires me. I have a dream of wearing the same size pants that I used before I got married back in 1986,
but I also am smart enough to know and notice how well my body works as I lose the pounds. The extra energy and stamina.
I notice how I can sleep better and even breath better.
I love that my back pain almost disappears and the purple color on my feet and ankles goes away.
So yes a pounds goal and a size in clothes is nice but for me I have to say feeling so much better in my own skin is truly priceless.
Find your why and rock on with your bad self!!
Jose G. Osuna.

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please follow on Instagram.

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EXCUSES VS RESULTS

Results VS Excuses

No one will diet for us. No one will work out for us.

No one will go on walks or runs for us. No one will drink the water for us.

If we want the results we must embrace our goals, and dreams and do the work.

Keep the dream alive and the goals ever-present.

Keep up the good work and as always all the best to you all.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

You Have The Power!

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We have a God-given right to choose.

Our decisions impact our life and that of those around us family and friends.

All of the little and seemingly insignificant decisions we make day in and day out

have the cumulative power to change and affect our lives.

There is a book titled the compound effect by Darren Hardy Publisher of Success Magazine.

In it Darren shows us the power both negative and positive that each and every decision

we make, can make a difference on the quality of our life.

The extra glass of wine, the fun size chocolate packet, or the extra serving of ice cream

can add up to significant calories, grams of carbs, grams of fat whatever you want to track.

BUT, just as well taking the extra steps by parking a little farther, drinking an extra glass of water,

walking just a little extra, adding a set to our workout, using mustard instead of mayo, etc.

has an effect. What will it be? The positive or negative?

We have the power to decide, we have the opportunity to change our tomorrows and,

by doing that change our life.

Use your power for good., for good longer living.

Gang as always all of the best for you all.

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entertain or in any way has value for you.

Jose G. Osuna

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The Next Step…

and now i willThere is a time when we have to go back to basics

A time to get real and say “This is my time”.

So I ask of you….. Is this your time?

Is this when you decide  Enough with the

Bull Shit and just go do it.

I hope it is because there must be an end

 to empty and senseless words.

Drink the water!!!

Take your meds!!!

Do your exercise!!!

Follow your diet!!!

Track your progress!!!

So simple to do.

So simple not to do.

So… What will it be??

Here it is to us in hope that we will be

of the kind that goes and does it.

The kind that gets IT DONE.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

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On Big Dreams.

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All things being equal doesn’t it makes sense to dream big?

It takes the same effort to dream crap than to dream championship.

Like my good friend tells me: “when it comes to the good in life

I want more., I always want more”

I guess I agree. I want more life, I want more health, I want more wealth.

I want to lose more weight, I want to feel much better.

I am ready to put my best effort to accomplish it as I know nothing

worthwhile is free.

How big are your dreams? How great your hopes.

It is up to us gang.

Let’s Go Do It.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

A Good Bye.

 

The passing of a Friend or Friends.

Not too long I found myself at the lake of Davis Dam and

I realized that  it was going to be a bad day.

You see… My sandals that have been with me up and down the Caribbean

had seen their last day in the sun. Why is a pair of sandals so important??

Well it was a present from someone who would never again give me

even a glass of water. On top of that I have trekked up and down the

Pacific cost from South of Seattle all the way to Cabo, and the Atlantic

coast from North Carolina to the tip of Florida passing through South Carolina,

Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, California, Arizona,

Nevada, Sonora, Mexico. Sinaloa, Mexico. Baja, Mexico. Chihuahua, Mexico. St. John, VI,

Aruba, Barbados, Puerto Rico, etc, etc.,

I think you get the point.

I wish I had a Human Friend to have gone with me. None the least I will

miss my sandals.

Where have your travels taken you lately?

Let’s make life about getting better and enjoy what we have in front of us.

It is about living life to the fullest.

I gave my sandals a watery grave and went back home bare footed.,

floating on a cloud of memories. About 10 years of memories.

To Us. To Living.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

On Life And Living.

 

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There is so much in life. There is more than just seeing others live theirs.

I see this pic and it makes me smile as I see two of the things that I

actually have a passion for in life. A nice good watch and a great camera.

Lately, I have made so much of my life about my health and

weight loss. Because of my extreme circumstances I have had to

 put lots of living on the back burner. Now am trying to catch up

with myself. Yes, health and fitness are very, very important, but living

and enjoying the other aspects of life is also very important.

It is great how we human beings are able to compartmentalize our

life. Yes I want to be healthy but I want someone to share it with.

Yes I want to live longer but I want someone relevant by my side.

I want more. I want more. I want more!

Do you want more? Because if you do let me tell you that

balance is the base for it all. It is not just this or just that,

it is “AND”. Yes a small word but an important one.

Here it is to us. The nuts that hope AND want for more.

Jose G. Osuna

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On Changes.

diaper dietWE are the only ones that can truly impact our diet.

It requires change and a bit of desire.

If you had WLS you know you have made the investment

already, so why not use the tool you purchased?

Follow the guidelines, drink the water, measure the food,

take your meds, and make sure you are taking your vitamins.

Not rocket science even though at times it feels like it.

And, if you add activity and exercise you just turbo-charged

the program. so hang on and keep rocking it.

Jose G. Osuna

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Expectations.

I hate it whenWe must decide what it is that we want, and once we do that

take the steps to accomplish it. Not any easier but clearer.

We live in an “Immediate satisfaction” society that has no patience

for planning, and organizing but even less for consistent

on-going daily work.

WE, however understand that our commitment, planning,

and consistent work will provide us the success needed to

support the next round of battles.

Gang, we know that it is not the easy but the consistency where

the success lies.

Let us keep going so that we might continue to be examples

to those observing us, those wanting to attain some of the

same success nectar. Continue to be an example.

Continue to put the work needed.

Let us all continue to make progress, daily progress.

Jose G. Osuna

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Making Progres.

1016666_770016309749330_3025759844956139055_nEvery step counts. Every decision matters.

Gang., we make or break goals with our actions

or the lack of. We know what we want and

we know why we want it. Then why the heck

is it so hard at times? Why are we so weak

that innocent chocolate and delicious pizza

can whip us into submission.

I don’t really know and I tell you I have given

it a lot of thought.

What I do know is that I will try again and

again until I win. Sooooo  the question is:

Will you try with me? Will you rinse and repeat

when needed and try again with me?

I hope so. I will be here.

Jose G. Osuna

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The Whole Picture.

Having the lap-band means that the amount of food we consume is significantly less and should therefore be of higher quality. We must pay closer attention to what we consume. We should also make sure that we are staying within the amounts that have been given to us. Another item we at times neglect is the taking of multivitamins daily. While I personally struggle with an items or two of the list I truly struggle with drinking enough water. Let's not forget that all aspects are important and for the most part one can not fully work without the other so while we want to make sure that we are consuming quality nutrients in the right amounts we shall also keep in mind that exercising and drinking plenty of water is equally as important. Stay focus, stay successful. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Having the lap-band means that the amount of food we consume is significantly less and should therefore be of higher quality.
We must pay closer attention to what we consume. We should also make sure that we are staying within the amounts that have been given to us. Another item we at times neglect is the taking of multivitamins daily. While I personally struggle with an items or two of the list I truly struggle with drinking enough water.
Let’s not forget that all aspects are important and for the most part one can not fully work without the other so while we want to make sure that we are consuming quality nutrients in the right amounts we shall also keep in mind that exercising and drinking plenty of water is equally as important.
Stay focus, stay successful.
Jose G. Osuna
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On Resolutions.

If you made a new year resolution to exercise or lose weight

or lead a healthier lifestyle make sure that you KEEP IT.

Gang. Let’s not be average because the average person is broke and

they do not keep their commitments.

We all want more and better, the trick is that it does not come free

or with-out work.

Let’s pay… NO let’s enjoy the price

of a better more rewarding life.

I am here with you pushing and kicking it.

Jose G. Osuna

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Ceiling.

Dont everEvery day we compromise. We give in a little

and before we know it we have gone too far.

It is not just in the giving but also in the taking,

and accepting that we can find our life taking turns

that we had never plan or even considered.

We must stand resolute in what we want.

We must remain focus and centered so that

our hopes, dreams, and goals stay in the place

they deserve.

Our life is worth of us showing up with our

“A” game. It needs our total and complete

commitment so eventually we can look back

at an imperfect but complete road and be able

to say with pride “Wow, What a ride., I did

the best I could and I am ok with me”

Gang. I am today sending you good vibes.,

I hope truly for all the best for each and

every one of you.

Jose G. Osuna

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Figure it out.

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I found this picture by accident and it made me smile.

Just to be clear it is not one of mine.

Few things make me as happy as when I see one of

my kids or someone important to me with a camera

on their hands.

My father was in love of the still image and even though

he never actually did push it further he did get joy of

taking a pic and then sharing them with anyone who

happen to be near by.

I love photography and even though I have had some

success with it I find that there is so much still that I

have to discover and learn.

Gang. We are all different creatures and the things that

inspire us are different. Please, Please look deeply within

and get after it. If you are here you have thoughts of loosing

weight as I and so many others have. But, but there is more,

more to all of us and it would be a shame for “IT” for that

thing or things that are unique for us to go to waste and be

lost because we were not willing to pay the price.

I will not ever say that it will be easy because those things

that are worth it never are easy. But it will be worth it and that

I can say to you with not a single doubt.

Keep the desire to lose the weight but look more and deeply

at you and go for it. Go make it happen.

Jose G. Osuna

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FITNESS!

fitness ssIt is MONDAY. Let’s remember how much we have done

to get to where we are and make sure that we are

protecting the progress and success.

We must be ever vigilant and make sure that we continue

taking the basic steps to maintain our progress.

Drink water, remain active, watch the portion,

take you meds, take your vitamins you know the drill.

This is a change in life and not a band-aid on a small cut.

This is our life stay focused, stay healthy.

We want to be a Lean, Mean Healthy Living Machine.

Jose G. Osuna

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Gift To Yourself.

 

Make your life what you want by making

the right choices.

From what we eat to where we work.

Who we socialize with to where we vacation.

All of our choices have an impact in our life.

Let’s choose better. Let’s make it count.

Let’s give ourselves the gift of more, better, healthier,

richer, stronger, BETTER.

All the best to you and yours.

Jose G. Osuna

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Success A Simple Approach.

S U C C E S S This is as good a KEY to success as any other I have ever seen.

I guess we continue with the theme of simplifying the process.

I like the way that things come together when we pay attention

to detail, and the little things.

It has been an eye opener to me ,having someone going right behind me

looking at what I am doing and how I am doing it.

It is a pain in the ass because she is also paying attention to

the things I am failing to do, but it is making me better as I progress

and move along the road to a better me.

Darren Hardy on his book the compound effect talks about

the benefits of tracking, and while I understood the concept

it was not one of my practices. Right now with the direction and

help of my Coach, I am getting much better at the whole tracking

thing, and I have found where I was paying a silly fat tax on some of

the calories I was consuming. Tracking has also helped me find

time that I can use to work on some of my other projects, and I have

another book almost ready to go to my editor.

Ok gang let’s continue to work on our better selves and

keep on keeping on.

Jose G. Osuna

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On 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.
OK gang today as always I wish you all the best of the best.
Jose G. Osuna
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What Am I?

consistent andWhat we do we must do first and foremost for ourselves.

This is a competition within us. We are trying to be better than

we were yesterday. Yes the fruit of our work and efforts will result

in benefits for our family and loved ones but we must keep

in the words of the great Stephen Covey:

” We must keep the main thing., the main thing.”

With that in mind we move forward in creating the best

version of ourselves possible.

Stronger, healthier, better.

Jose G. Osuna

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100 % Results Only With 100 % Commitment.

Looking back at many of my posts and many of the blogs that I follow I noticed that we all have set backs. I noticed that we all had plateau patches when we were stuck for periods of time. I noticed also that at times food and the warm bed won over our commitment to work on our weight loss plan. BUT.. I also noticed that when we re-committed to our goals we made amazing progress. This shows that were we to remain 100% committed 100% of the time this weight loss thing would be a done deal. BUT as someone who has failed at times I acknowledge that it is hard., possible but hard. We must have a plan. We must work plan. We need to have goals and they need to be ever present. And we must remain 100 % committed to ourselves. That is how we accomplish and conquer. Let's keep up the good work. All the success to you all. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Looking back at many of my posts and many of the blogs that I follow I noticed that we all have set backs. I noticed that we all had plateau patches when we were stuck for periods of time.
I noticed also that at times food and the warm bed won over our commitment to work on our weight loss plan.
BUT.. I also noticed that when we re-committed to our goals we made amazing progress. This shows that were we to remain 100% committed 100% of the time this weight loss thing would be a done deal.
BUT as someone who has failed at times I acknowledge that it is hard., possible but hard.
We must have a plan. We must work plan.
We need to have goals and they need to be ever present.
And we must remain 100 % committed to ourselves. That is how we accomplish and conquer.
Let’s keep up the good work.
All the success to you all.
Jose G. Osuna
http://www.lapbandformen.com

Changes.

Small Changes

Doing the little things., drinking more water, exercising two to three times a week,

paying attention to what we eat and on and on.

The little things that if we do them make a world of difference.

But., if we don’t then… It is time to make the small changes and kick it into gear.

Little thing by little thing, one step at a time.

Keep the end in mind and the goal ever-present.

Jose G. Osuna

About Believing.

champions believeI have a friend. She is one of those persons

that can inspire even the worst of cases.

She however, is unable to see in herself

all of the strength and inspiration that

she gives so many of us.

I wish I could say that I always see the

possibilities and opportunities but I have to

admit that many a time I too fall short in

noticing the good. Admiring the great.

Enjoying the amazing and forgetting the

shortcomings of those I expected SOMETHING,

ANYTHING from. After all it was my fault.,

it was I who bestowed upon them character,

compassion, values, and characteristics

they did not posses.

Go Figure.. I guess I was WRONG.

J. O.

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