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

Therapy Any One?

24dd3d98cd4ab1f9217bf1887394b83aThere are times when I get the biggest charge

out of a visit with Mr. Punch Bag.

At times, it is not about exercise or burning

calories, and it turns into plain and simple therapy.

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

the silliness, stupidity and shortcomings of others

and myself as well.

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

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

whole body and the workout is great.

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

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

to our weight loss numbers. Also, it helps maintain

our weight loss rhythm.

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

try a session with the bag and see how effective

it can be.

Stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Bettering Me.



I have looked at my self and I like the person

that my work has been creating.

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

I have no time to worry and think about what

others will do or will think of me.

I am working on me and it is OK.

Gang Stay Focused And Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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An Add For Our Times.


I laugh every time I see this.

But, it is also worth taking a moment

and thinking about what in our lives

we can actually change.

I do not want to be overweight, and even

though it is a hard up-hill battle I stay at it.

I want to reduce the risks of high blood pressure,

high cholesterol, stroke, diabetes, and more

I am genetically vulnerable to thanks to family history.

Those are things I can do something about. I can watch

my weight, control what and how much I eat,

have a plan and work the plan.

If we have friends and family, we owe it to them,

and ourselves to take better care of our health.

Gang, stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Every Now And Then.

IMG_1102While I am all for going forth and taking

any and all the necessary extra steps, I also

believe that we should take any breaks and stops

needed for us to remain sane and centered.

To be successful full effort and commitment

should be put forth but attention should be paid

so we do not destroy by over-doing.

Take a break every now and then.

Go somewhere and enjoy something.

To me there is no better place than the beach,

and no better time than sunset. Talk about a magic

cleansing moment. Perspective I guess.

Gang figure out what works for you and

and use it for your growth.

Jose G. Osuna

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DNA the history of us.

DNA MAPThis is the picture that my DNA paints.

I have to say it is nothing like I was expecting

based on what my family shared. Not good or bad

just unexpected.

This picture as extensive in time and depth is

but a tiny part of what me, you, us are.

The day to day life we construct tells more

about us than any DNA test could. What is the

fiber of our character, what are the values we

live-by, how important family and friends are.

And there is so much more. Here we talk about

weight loss and health a lot but at the same time

I make it a point to acknowledge life and living.

Regardless of where we came from the fact remains

that we are trying to effect change and by making

better choices we might live longer, healthier lives.

Gang, stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna


A Walk Of Perspective.


If you want to see just how small

our problems really are go for a walk

on the mountains.

Talk about getting some perspective.

This picture was taken somewhere

up in the Arizona mountains. NE of

Phoenix. I know that my mind was

heavy with issues and this trip help

me get some perspective.

Things will happen and how we react

will have a huge impact on everything.

I know my reactions have affected my

health, emotional stability, stress levels,

and so much more that I, and you should

know better but it don’t always works that way.

I guess what I am trying to tell you gang

is that in order to protect ourselves and

so be able to be the best we can be,

we must “kind of” stop every now and then.

Think before reacting.  And yes some times

Shut The Heck Up.

Gang let us do the best we can for all but

specially for ourselves.

Jose G. Osuna

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Unique US.


You. Me. Them.

We are all unique. And because of that, much thanks should be given.

A sea of sameness would be the ultimate boring trap.

It is our uniqueness that makes it nice and interesting.

I like it when I amicably compare myself to others, as it always ends up in laughter and at times some comedic fun.

I may not be as tall, or funny, or my hair as great compared to him/her.

Or my weight loss program, may be better than his but a joke compared to hers.

It is not only ok, but actually great to be different or unique.

However you wish to see it.

All I know is: I am happy with me.

Where are you on this?

Share a laugh or ten.

Jose G. Osuna



There are little things that BUG me.

And if something has an impact on me

it can affect other things.

The word exercise is one of those things

that BUG me so I avoid it. I can easily

go out for walks and I can easily get

involved in some activity but I seldom can

go out to exercise.

Triggers, little triggers that mess with us.

If you know that there is something,

anything that will keep you from your

plans and goals avoid them, be it a pest

of a neighbor or the wrong color shoes

or even a little word….. Just avoid them.

Look for the things that ignite your passion

and  light the fire under your feet.

Look at the picture and think as I did:

Now that is one heck of a walk.

By the way this is in Arizona.

Gang stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna


Gone For A Walk

DSCN5612Few things as great as an early

morning walk.

The mind is clear, the body is rested

and our soul is open to the guidance

from above.

I do not know what it is that you

believe but for me this mornings

are when I can hear the voice and the

calling that tells me about the possible

ways to be a better or the best me possible.

Gang do what works for you and stay

with it as I was lucky to figure out what

works for me.

Jose G. Osuna     #lapbandformen

This Time I Mean It!!!

Diet starts tomorrow

Have you been there??

I have. In the past it was as if as soon

as I choose a date or day to start my diet

or exercise program shit would happen

and everything went crazy.

That can only be avoided by being clear

with our goals and dreams.

We must maintain our goals and dreams

front and center in order to enforce

and reinforce our commitments.

Reality is that dieting is never an easy

undertaking and we shall truly take

every advantage presented to us.

If it will help me lose a pound I will take

the advise and I will take any help

given to me by anyone even remotely

looking like someone who knows what

is what. Hell I spent almost two hours

talking to an 80+ years old lady at my last

Gym trying to understand how the heck

she was able to pull off the workouts that she

was doing and I learned., I learned from her.

Then we had waffles at Perkin’s and I learned

a little more about her and life.

Learn from anyone who can teach and

 teach anyone who can be taught.

Equally important to “Taking” when we

learn from others we shall “Give” in sharing

what knowledge and experience we have.

Gang stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

#lapbandformen    #lap band for men



Passion In Life.

DSCN4922This is my favorite flower.

It reminds me of the South.

Passion. We all have passions and photography

is one of mine.  Eating is another but that is

a story for another time.

In pursuing my passion for photography

I add the activity factor and go for long, long

walks.  Drink the water and making sure to

carry and eat high nutrition value snacks to

keep the energy high.

I get my cardio and with any luck

maybe one good or even great picture.

Gang figure out what you like or even better

what you are passionate about and make it

part of your day-to-day.

Also as you go about your “day-to-day”

keep your eyes open as there might be someone

to whom you can be of help in bringing out some

good by being of help and support. Give a hand

give a coin give a bite of food and if possible

give friendship. True and real friendship.

Jose G. Osuna     #lapbandformen

Living, Living Good.

DSCN4772.JPGJust steps from here is the very BEST fried Chicken.

Just step from here is an amazing bar.

Just steps from here are some of the best fried oysters.

Just steps from here is the amazing art gallery of

Peter ONeill a man whose art is after my own heart.

You want Sushi it is waiting just around the corner

and, if you want rather large frozen alcoholic drinks

guess what?? it is just around the corner as well.

As you can see there is more than enough reasons

to visit this place.  Charleston, SC.

And let me tell you there is more, much more.

Why am I telling you this?? Well it is almost the

end of the year and as you make your plans for 2017

you should absolutely add some living to those plans.

Yes, make sure your weight loss and work out plans are front and center

but do not forget the purpose of being healthy is to

enjoy a longer and more vibrant life.

Gang, Go Do Something. Go Do Some Living.

Stay focus stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna     Twiter:  @LapBand4Men

Instagram:  @lapband4men


8648dc6b88cc74ee7544fa8b615d6c8bWeight loss is not a once size fits all

and it is not a one strategy wins it all either.

We must exercise but we must also

keep an eye on what we eat.

One with out the other will not give us the

results we are looking for.

Even for those of us with a lapband

the integrating of both approaches is

a must and absolutely necessary

in order to reach our goals.

Be clear about where it is that you

want to go and stay the course.

By the way this approach works for

weight loss and for other things as well.

Gang Stay focus stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Wasted Time.

equalizerThat said why waste another minute

on those that walk out of your life

or those you got out of your life?

Our peace of mind and the work on

the future us is way too important

to waste so STOP IT!!!

Concentrate on what is a head and

work you ass off to make it happen.

Why look back? You are not planning

on going back there are you?

Gang remain focused and you will

remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Will It Into Existence.


So it seems we go back again to:

“How Bad Do You Want It”

We all dream when we see someone,

anyone being successful and accomplishing that

goal that we want and long for.

So the question again is: How bad do you want it?

How bad do WE want it?  Not a single thing that is

worthwhile comes easy and that is the price

we must pay. How bad do we want it?

Will we get up in the wee hours and go to the gym?

Will we say NO to the second and third serving?

Will we find a way to drink the water?

Regardless if you have had WLS or not there are

clear and concise rules and concepts that work

for all of us like: If you eat 2000 calories but burn

them all or more consistently then you can not

gain weight. If you remain active the weight gain

will be less than if you live a sedentary lifestyle.

I am not trying to over simplify things or make

obvious observations instead what I am trying to do

is make a point that with out turning our world

up side down we all have enough knowledge and

opportunity to make a difference in our life.

Maybe we won’t make the cover of Men’s health®

or Shape Magazine® but we can be better and

healthier to keep working on that front page


Gang we can do a lot if we commit and use what

we have available to us.

Wishing you all the best.

Jose G. Osuna


Twitter  @LapBand4Men

The Thief.

TomorrowThe concept of “Tomorrow” is the biggest

thief of results, goals, dreams and accomplishment.

The best defense is to have a clearly defined plan

but more importantly an even stronger WHY.

When the WHY is clear the HOW becomes not just

clear but easy. Do you know you WHY?

Do not wait another day to start working on your

better self. You are worth it.

Put your dreams and hopes on paper and use

that to create a compelling WHY.

What is it that you want?

More money, more time, more freedom,

better health, a new job, a new or an improved

love life, peace, a new look?

Whatever it is will become easier, more doable

and easier to manage if you get clear and

put it on paper.

Gang we are worth it and the price we will

in the end pay will be well worth the work.

Time to get focused and be successful.

Jose G. Osuna


Twitter:  @LapBand4Men

The Price.


San Isidro Border Crossing Tijuana, MX/San Diego, CA


Crossing the border back into the US

is the price we pay for enjoying Mexico.

It is all good until you have to pay by waiting

for hours while American Border Agents do their

job. I’m not mad at them but it sucks big time!!

With this as with everything else there is always

a price. We work out and look and feel better but

we pay with the pain and time of working out.

I am not mad I just realize and accept it and that

simple process helps me do better with my commitment.

Understand that nothing worthwhile will come easy

or free of pain and effort. Accept it and watch

worry and indecision melt away.

Gang it is not easy or free but totally worth it.

You, me, us we are worth it.

Let us remain focus so we might remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna


Full Workout.

And here is another guide to simplify

things for those that are just starting

and for those of us that are trying to

re-focus our work out routine.

Make sure that your medical professional

has evaluated you and has determined

that you are in good physical condition

to start this or any work out program.


Jose G. Osuna

Excuses No Mas.


It is amazing what happens when we own it.

When we push ourselves and realize that

limits are those little things we make up

to keep shit safe.

Push it, try it and know that you will get

out of life as much as you put into it and,

this goes the same for boys and girls.

Go Big Or Go Home.

Kick It Gang.

Jose G. Osuna



We have limited resources. Patience is one of most scarce resources. When we are trying to win the battle., be it the battle of the pounds or the battle of the dollars or whatever battle you are involved in the last thing that you need is to be dragging behind you those that by choice, ignorance, stupidity or just plain LOVE attempt to hold you in place. Choose, choose and know that be it the reason it may you still need and should continue to make progress, you should continue to grow, you should continue to push towards your dreams. Do not give in and continue to work on a better you. Know that in the end it will be only you. Say no to HATERS, say no to DRAMA, say no to JEALOUSY but specially to BULLSHIT. Own your drams. Own your goals. Own you life. Toda as always I hope for all of the best for you . Jose G. Osuna



9 Guy Tips


OK Gang this one will work for guys

but also for gals.

I have to say though… KNOWLEDGE

by itself is worthless.

in many things but specially

with weight loss it is action

that makes the difference.

Choose a point or two or all of them

and take them for a spin.

If you stay with it results will

happen and you will see them

but more importantly you will

show it.

Gang Stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Time Off


Ok gang I have many a time

shared with you the concept of “More”

The fact that there is more to life than just

working on getting to a certain weight and

acknowledge that we must as well do some living.

Do what you must in life but you must live some life.

This is a picture of me in Las Vegas Freemont St. And,

in case you were wondering YES They are REAL.

Real pirates that is.

Gang do not forget to live and enjoy the person

that you are working on creating.

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

Magic Pill.

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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

The Persuit Of…..

I hate it whenReality is that those things that are worth it

require work and commitment not to mention


How bad do we want it?

How hard are we willing to work for it?

I want more and I want better how ’bout you.

If we want it we must remain focused

and then and only then we will become 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

Right Nutrients @ Right Times


Proper nutrition at the proper times is

very important and can make a significant


Everybody and every diet is different so

take what works and use it.

Make sure that you are keeping your energy

at top levels and see your body work at

peak efficiency.

Stay focussed 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

Choices, Yours And Mine.

13bf3a48eb77f636bd0c613a531fbd73We build our selves and our future with the

daily choices and decisions we make.

We can improve or go back so it is up to us

to make the best possible decisions.

It is easy to avoid the high fat low nutrient dense foods

but it is a little more difficult to avoid the energy draining

acquaintance or co-worker.

Decisions, we must make them and stay with them.

It is our life, isn’t it worth it?

Gang stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Being Real.

3b25e28be196012781595454f263da0aSometimes you wonder what is one to do…

Then you realize;  heck.. I am doing this for me.

It is All-Right.

And you keep on keeping on.

We can give to others just be measured about

what you expect back.

Regardless stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna


7dd721851e0bbd3d147e2a8e2a2bfc8bBecause any and all possible advantages matter and count

even how we tie our shoes is important.

With that in mind let us not forget to eat

nutrient dense foods and more water.

Walking and appropriate exercising

are also activities that give us an advantage.

It is about more than just weight loss. It is

about a better life.

Let’s remain focused and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna


2a33ae00540dfa2b39273c3595ee5c57commitment will pay in the end.

The continuous effort and sustained work

will make a difference.

Nothing worth having comes easy or without effort.

Let’s make everyday count.

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.

I Will!!


Yes I will.

I want more and better so I will do all in my power

to make it happen.

We got the Lap Band so let’s make use of it.

If it is to be it is up to me.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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