YES!! I am happy to report that

Peter the Ferret has reached his

goal weight of 3.5 Pounds.

It took us a while for him to lose

8 Ounces.

Now I on the other hand, am still struggling

with my weight loss. Back to Peter now.

Just joking. Weight loss as we all know

is a challenge at its easiest. No matter ,

we do not stop, we keep trying,

we keep doing it.

That friends, is the only way

to do it and truly make a difference.

Stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter.com/LapBand4Men   Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

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share us on your favorite social media platform


Go out there and be a friend.

Go out there and try to make a difference.

A coin, a bite, a hand, anything other than

words and not because words lack value or

power but because words on an empty, hungry

stomach are not much more than noise.

Go make a difference if you can. Find someone

and not necessarily someone whom you know

but someone to who you can make a difference

and take a risk. Not a stupid risk but a risk..

Why do I say this??? Because over the years I have

had lots of acquaintances who have lots of words

and good intentions but no substance.

Be different be better be a friend.

Jose G. Osuna

How to treat a bad day.


Shit happens. It has happened.

Shit will continue to happen, as it has in the past

and will happen in the future.

Just remember that attitude will conquer it all.

Never forget that regardless of the shit.

It is just a bad day and not a bad life.

Get after it and go lift something, pull something,

push something, and get you a good sweat going.

When you finish you will feel better.

I guarantee it.

One day at a time and one workout at a time.

Stay focused and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter.com/lapband4men Instagram.com/lapband4men

Super Friends

Female super heoes

Most of the most supportive persons

in my life have been females and

that makes them my Super Heroes.

I have been lucky in that some great

people have taken an interest in me

and for that I am and will forever be


Find someone who has made a difference

in your life and thank them.

Find someone you can make a difference

for and do something for them.

Be a friend. A Real Friend.

Jose G. Osuna

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men     #kit.com/lapbandformen

#lapbandformen       Twitter.com/LapBand4men


it is not an ennobling

I admire this lady so very much.

It reminds me of the many strong

kick you in the ass women that I have

met and had the luck to call friends.

I specially admire my wife Amy who

after lots of set back was able to step up,

push forward and hit it outside of the

park by getting through nursing school

while caring on her own for 4 boys.

Lots of respect and admiration for my girl.

She has written a series of books to help, guide

and generally lend a hand to single parents

her books are not a money making enterprise

it truly is an effort to help and serve. You can get

her books for just a few cents please support her

as she works to support others.

Take a look at her books in Amazon:

Author Amythest Osuna

Hey Single parents

Jose G. Osuna

Time, Places and living.

Two different worlds.

Same religion

different experiences.

This churches are about 2100 miles apart

one in Columbia, SC the other in

Caborca, Sonora in Mexico.

Four pictures that bring to mind memories

of food, travel, people, smells, conversations

and life. Some fun living.

I had great shrimp and gritts in Columbia

and was shown frienship and compassion

in Caborca. Impossible to forget either place.

So I ask you where have you been lately?

What new meal have you had and what new

relationships have you started??

And more importantly who have you helped.

Who have you been a friend to??

Step out of your comfort zone and go do

some living. Go do some good while

living well.

Jose G. Osuna

Keep The Hustle

2c8a35b58a62f0f21f17bfa30a6b31e3This applies to riding but it also applies to life.

Things do not always go our way and we must

be prepared for this.

While riding we have to be ready to take and give

power to our machine. In Life

we must be able to ease off the accelerator but also

to give more power as things and circumstances

push and pull on us.

Do not allow for life’s changes derail our efforts

do not allow for people to have such an impact in

our plans and goals that we stop because of them.

When a challenge is in front of us we must go over it,

around it, under it or if all else fails just

March Through It.

Keep fighting the good fight. Keep pushing forward.

Keep winning even when you do not get the wins

you expected.

Love yourself and love your goals and plans.

While you are in the battle field do not forget to

look around for someone you can bring along

with you. Help someone.

Jose G. Osuna

lapbandformen.com      #lapbandformen

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men     Twitter.com/LapBand4Men

Be Excited!!

8bd75e0c01c4a2f0ecc1c9e9709ae49eWe all have a road ahead of us.

How do I know???

Because even after we accomplish

the goal in front of us the maintaining

is an ongoing process.

We want to get to XX weight and once

we get there the harder work begins.

Keeping things where we want them

requires work. If it is important to you

it will require continued work.

It is after accomplishing our goals

that commitment kicks in. But ONLY

if it is really important to you.

Gang keep your goals and dreams alive.

Keep them present and that will keep

them alive.

Do not forget to keep you eyes open

and look for someone, anyone who you think

needs a hand and if it is something that you

accommodate please give them a hand. DO NOT

wait to be asked for a hand… Reach Out.

Jose G. Osuna

lapbandformen.com     #lapbandformen

instagram.com/LapBand4Men     twitter.com/LapBand4Men

Important Stuff.

5b209e358c5375ec17ec119d2248f03bWhat is important to you?

To me living is important. My family is important.

I do and have done all I can for my family, my kids.

I do not know and quite frankly I do not care if they

appreciate it, value it or even care about what I have

done for them. Regardless I do all I can for them.

And after that I take care of me. I enjoy riding.

I enjoy photography and I love life.

I am a Christian, I am a Free Mason and I,

I love life.

I am not part of Twin Pillars but I want to

send them some love and support.

Gang I do not know you but I hope that you

are heavily engaged in living life to the fullest.

I hope that all passions are ever present in your

day to day living. Never forget to live.

Also look for opportunities to help others.

Take every chance you can afford and do

something for someone else. Please do not

wait until someone asks for help. Do what you can

when you can but lend a hand when possible.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com      #lapbandformen

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men     twitter.com/LapBand4Men



Are you making progress?

It is the last week of the first quarter

of the year and I wonder as I look at my year

how are you doing with your goals.

We talked at the end of 2016 about including

some travel plans to your goals.

I hope truly that you are planning on going places.

I hope that you find the joy that I find in

going to new and different places.

Gang Go Somewhere and while you are there

reach out and try and help someone.

Jose G. Osuna

lapbandformen.com     kit.com/lapbandformen

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men     twitter.com/LapBand4Men


screenshot_20170126-083141The one thing we can control is our attitude. It has been said

by many before us from Napoleon Hill, Zig Ziglar to so many others.

I have noticed that when my attitude is poor all kinds of SHIT

goes crazy. Just yesterday I misplaced my very expensive

remote control, mp3 player, camera, computer, scanner, etc.,

also call my Galaxy 6 cell phone. I do not call it a cell phone

because I do not have a cell plan attached to it. It is everything

but a phone but I digress., I misplaced it and I was going crazy

looking for it and that made me late for an appointment.

As I was beginning to rush and feel pressured and frustrated

I had to stop and make a re-adjustment of my attitude.

I immediately noticed as I did that my whole body relaxed and

I just accepted that I would be late and that it was ok.

Had I not done that I counted three times where I would have

endangered myself had I been trying to make up time.

No I am not saying that it is ok to be late but when stuff goes

wrong we must stop and consider.

Gang as we go on with our lives and learn how to improve

in even one small part of it please try to share your findings,

your wins as small as they might be. Find someone whom

you can help, guide or just be a friend to. Do not wait for

people to ask. If you can help, make a difference DO IT.

Be A Friend.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com     kit.com/lapbandformen

instagram.com/LapBand4Men     twitter.com/LapBand4Men

Everything Matters.

Thought of the day: Actions never leave home without consequences.: Everything we do matters just as everything we do has consequences.

It is not a thing of just a certain age that brings about the questions of

Am I doing the right thing or am I doing enough of the things I should?

We all want to do the right things and more of them but no one

not you or I can always know when or how to do all of the right things

all of the time. And it is ok… In as long as we continually push and try

always to do the right things.  Gang…. It matters. It matters what we do.

That is why I keep and will continue to harp about us going the next step

and help someone. To do something for someone even or specially if

we do not know that person.

We do not know the impact that our actions can have in us or others

so take the time and the interest in doing something that will improve

yours or someone else’s day.

Please take a few minutes and watch the attached You-Tube video

and enjoy a great perspective on this topic. Andy Andrews is at this time

one of my favorite authors and speakers.  I hope you enjoy this.

Jose G. Osuna




It truly is just like magic what water can do for us,

from hydrating to cleaning to removing toxins and more,

much more.

Isn’t it crazy that we neglect something so good and so easy

to consume?

I was told once “If you want to lose weight it is really

simple all you have to do is increase your activity, reduce

your calories and, and drink more water.”

It sounds simple because it is simple. WE humans are NOT

simple though.

If loosing weight is what you want then

I offer you the same advise that I was given once.

Increase the water intake, reduce and monitor your

calories intake and increase the activity.

It works like magic. Every time if you follow it.

For those of us who have had #WLS it is particularly

important to keep track of our progress but also of the

steps we take. Analyze and figure out what works

for you. I for example follow a Low Fat, Low Carbohydrate,

Low Sodium and High Protein Diet and it works for me

If I follow it correctly and drink the water.

I do not know what works for you but you should really,

really try to figure it out.

The LapBand by itself will not on it’s own make the pounds

disappear. Take the steps. Do the things, Take the steps.

As you learn about nutrition, exercise, diets, routines, etc.,

look around you and identify someone to whom you can be

a resource and reach out. Make friends by being a friend.

Do not wait for people to ask for help., reach out and help.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com     kit.com/lapbandformen

instagram.com/LapBand4Men     twitter.com/LapBand4Men

The Way UP.


I think that the only thing I would add to this list is:

“Go out and make friends by being a friend”

Such simple concepts that could make a huge difference

in our live’s and that of those close to us.

Take the steps and go up in the quality of your life.

Gang stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com     kit.com/lapbandformen

instagram.com/LapBand4Men      twitter.com/LapBand4Men

Do It. Then Do It Again


I am writing this post for those women that are doing their best.

For those women who are working hard on making a difference.

It is not easy to be different and to be the person who pushes harder.

Sadly there are many who are afraid of a woman who goes against

the grain and become abrasive.

My advise to this women is keep pushing. Keep trying.

The person who appreciates a strong woman will find its way

to you and it will be all worth it.

To that strong person woman or man I tell you go out and

find someone who you can help. Go out and be a friend

a true friend., the kind of friend who does not need for

someone to ask for help for you to reach out and give a hand.

If you see someone who needs a hand give it!!!!!!!!!!

Do not wait until someone has to ask for help for a hand

be a true friend and help. Give a hand.

Gang we are all in this life together and eventually we all need a hand

so be  there and give a hand. Be A True Friend.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com    kit.com/lapbandformen

twitter.com/LapBand4Men    Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Self Image


I do not know how you see yourself but I tell you this:

You should see yourself the same way that the creator

sees you.

While life is shit at times and I feel like shit at others

I know that I was made for greatness. I know that I was

created to be something and someone of value.

You and Me are created to make a difference in our and

other people lives. The question is will we do what we are

supposed to do?? Will we pay the price to become all of that.

Fabulous is just the start. We were made for greatness.

Keep growing, Keep learning, Keep pushing.

And while you are dealing and working on this day-to-day

life keep your eyes open and see if you can find someone

you can help, someone you can give a hand up.

If you see someone who needs a coin or a meal do not

wait until they ask. Reach out and make a difference.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com     Kit.com/lapbandformen

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men    twitter.com/LapBand4Men

Never Too Old.


We consistenly see examples of people who at all

ages continue to make plans and set goals.

Why can’t we make the plan and set a new goal

to improve in our lives.

We all want to get to our goal weight and make

so much money and try and be better all around.

We need a plan. We need a blue print that will scream

at us when we are screwing up and abandoning the path.

We all have an idea a picture of what the perfect life looks

like to us so why can’t we plot the route that will take us

from point A ((Where we are at)) to point B ((Where we want to be))

Figure it out. Figure out what you want and start filling the spaces

with what you need to do to get there. Not easy but doable.

Invest time and effort in your self. You are worth it.

Gang let us make a difference in our life and, in the process

look around and see if you can do something for someone else

whom you can help. Do not wait for people to ask you for a hand

offer it and make a difference.

Jose G. Osuna.

http://www.lapbandformen.com     kit.com/lapbandformen

instagram.com/LapBand4Men     twitter.com/LapBand4Men