Carbs

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Carbs. Is there anything more scary

to many dieters?

I, myself am on a low carb diet, but I

am not letting that rule the whole of

my process and weight loss efforts.

There are times when I need or want

something and I get it. I know that  want

as I might at times I either want, need, or

deserve a treat, reward, or fix and I do not

deny myself.  I have however learned to

differentiate a one time thing from a whim.

Keeping goals and priorities present helps

to limit the number of exceptions and that

is always a good thing.

Gang, stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Love It All.

Love your fans

It is all on the paying attention.

If you are doing good keep it up.

If you are not doing well… Please,

please figure out what needs doing

and push forward. Make It Happen.

Jose G. Osuna

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Monday.

snoopy monday

Monday. An amazing new opportunity.

do not waste it. Use it and abuse it.

Stay focus, remain successful.

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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Yes We Can.

My Choices

Why is it that we trust “Tomorrow” so very much?

Not a single day is guaranteed to us but continue

to trust, and leave for tomorrow that which we

should absolutely take care of today.

Every day wasted. Every day we put the diet, water,

medicine, exercise, and so much more will never be

given back. It is past and wasted.

It is our decisions that will make a difference.

If we want health and a better quality of life, then

we must pay the price. Take the medicine, drink the water,

exercise at least three times a week, walk as much as you can.

Do it all, do some, do something, and see the results.

It is within all of us. It is real, and it is possible.

Let us go out every day and try to be more, better.

Wishing each and everyone an amaZing always.

Stay focus remain successful.

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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Why not? Why not be positive.

Why not go the extra mile for someone else.

Why not do just a little more.

Why not expect more from yourself.

Why not remember that we live in this

the greatest country in the world.

Why not dream big.

Why not accomplish big.

So I ask you Why not?

and Why not you?

Jose G. Osuna

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Steak Or Salad? Your Choice.

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Before you start with the hate mail

let us have a sense of humour.

I can never be a vegetarian and will

never pretend that I can.

I myself enjoy meat too much to

move away from it.

So have a laugh and move on.

Figure out what you enjoy and what

gives you pleasure and rock on

with your bad self.

Jose G. Osuna

Back To Basics.

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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

basics.

Gang we must stay focused if

we want to be successful.

Jose G Osuna

Personal Change.

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As we plan our goals for the year 2018

let us not forget that the battle IS NOT

to be better than others but to be a better

version of our previous selves from yesterdays.

The true battle if to figure out our weak areas.

Finding where the work is most needed is

a triumph in and by itself.

Winning is and should be about winning over

our weak and flawed selves. There is where

lasting change and triumphs lay.

I wish you all the success possible as this year

ends and the new year starts.

Let us be better every day.

Jose G. Osuna

DESIRE DREAM VISION

DESIRE DREAM VISION

Do you have it?

Do you have a desire that keeps pushing you day and night?
Do you have a dream that kicks you out of bed and into action?
Do you have a vision so clear in your mind that even should you try you can not ignore?

Commitment to a vision of the who and the how we want to be is one of the most powerful weapons we can have. Action that comes from within help us create the momentum needed to maintain our efforts. Constantly we are bombarded from all around with ways and reasons why we could and even sometimes we should abandon our efforts. BUT… When our vision is clear and strong and our goals are not only measurable but attainable we will persevere.

No one said it would be easy. No one said we would be understood. No one said that the pain in our joints and our pride would last just for a little bit but, I can tell you and even guarantee that if you go just a little bit more every time you will see the results and harvest from your efforts.

It is worth it. Not for anyone else but for us and the promise of a better, healthier, longer, triumphant future.

Gang… Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Stand UP.

719d11589fd33e959bdd4b817a0610e0Many a time we must fight

against others preconceived notions.

We must stand resolute in the fact

that we know what works for us and

more importantly the Why we do

what we do.

Continue to push forward with your

goals and dreams in mind.

The results good or bad are our own.

Gang. Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Adding Activity

20150530_14_58_52_071_44DDA265With the family at Hoover Dam.

Spend the day walking through the

maze that is below decks and you got

yourself a workout.

So much to see and so much to do

and the thing is that all of this does not

have to interfere with our daily routine,

Park a little bit farther at the mall.

Take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Walk a little bit faster and if you are

going on an outing where maybe you will

not find healthy or adequate food and

snack choices well pack a meal or a snack

or whatever will keep you going.

My secret stash in my camera bag is:

Roasted peanuts, Raw almonds, and beef

jerky. On a day long outing I throw a couple

of low carb shakes and maybe a couple of

hard-boiled eggs in the ice chest.

All of this are simple, easy things to do.

Gang stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Joie De Vivre

I have shared with you of my passions

and shared of photography and food

and travel but my passion and therapy

which is: Riding. Yes Motorcycle Riding.

This activity is my medicine. My magnet

to my true north.

Yes I want to lose the weight.

Yes I want a long life.

Yes I want to be healthy but, but

I also want to ride an empty road and breath.

I want to feel alive.

I hope you have an activity that makes

you feel this way and have the time and

energy and ability to enjoy it.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Funny… Not Really

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There are people who can not be

positive to save their life.

And they are a joy to be around.

Have you ever had to deal with one

of them at the Gym?? It makes

the workout drag and drag at least until

we get away from them.

Let us try not to be “Downers” people

already have plenty to contend with.

Gang stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Twitter.com/LapBand4men     #lap band for men

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Best Butt Ever!!

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Just to be clear…. I am repeating

this post at the request of several

of my male followers.

One of my friends at the gym

had shared it with me probably

because of my lack of a back

side but I have never really tried it.

I think I will take it out for a test

drive and see what is what.

Hey if you try it and it works please,

please let us know. Share your

experience with the rest of us.

Jose G. Osuna

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#lap band for men

Sunset.

What is more beautiful a sunset on the

desert or a sunset by the ocean???

I think both are magnificent but what

makes the biggest difference is the company.

A good friend or a loved one OR if we

are truly lucky a “loved one”.

those are experiences never to be forgotten.

Make sure you are creating memories and

sharing experiences with your loved ones.

Go ahead and make a difference.

Jose G. Osuna

Blah, Blah, Blah.

what did you say

Be like that., yes be like that

with those that try to belittle

or in any way MESS with your dreams,

hopes, goals and desires.

Do not give anyone the power to

affect your progress.

Keep going for you.

Keep trying for you.

Keep working for you.

Do not stop.

Stay Focus Remain Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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#lapbandformen     Twitter.com/LapBand4Men

Living.

Screenshot_20170402-024547.jpgIf you are of the human race.

If you have ever taken a breath.

If you heart has ever contracted.

You have lived and if you have lived

I am sure you have screwed up at something

sometime and so have I.

So what is there to be done about it???

Maybe nothing maybe something but one

thing is for sure…… We Do Not Stop!!

Not because of one or a million screw-ups.

We keep going and we keep working on more

and more importantly: On Better.

Do not let the Shityness in life keep you from

the greatness of living.

Stay Focus Remain Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Best Time Of The Day.

Screenshot_20170423-0755463:30 AM was my best time of the day.

I functioned well with two or three hours

of sleep and I could go all night working,

reading, talking, getting in trouble or just

driving around.

Things change. I have changed and as my

body has aged I find losing the weight  to

be harder and taking longer.

I hurt after my activities and I do not like it.

I used to run for ever and stop when bored

not when tired and now even my walks hurt.

And yet I find my activity so rewarding.

I love the challenge not because I always win

but because it keeps me going.,

I do love the feeling of the win all the wins big

and small because an ounce or a pound are

equally important and relevant.

Gang this weight loss thing is an ongoing

numbers game. How many times we fall,

how many times we get up again.

It happens… Shit does happen so be ready

and just keep going.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Twitter.com/LapBand4Men      Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Reality of Pain.

fb_img_1445305804932For some of us the living in pain is a daily reality.

For me between the fibromyalgia or my

5L Parss Deffect or my damaged knee.

It is a reality and when trying to get help

we must add insult to the injury (pain).

My pain specialist Dr. Suttera has been

truly a God-Sent as he has worked with me

on a progressive plan that has given me

some relief.

It has been a long way of trial and error

with many meds until the right combination

was found.

Recently, however while out of state I had to

deal with the ignorance and over reach of

“Medical Professionals” who use their personal

bias to judge instead of their training to treat.

Anyway….. It was my back pain what finally

made me look for help and start on the long

road of weight loss and it has been precisely that

which has helped me the most.

I offer that if you are in pain or your blood

pressure or cholesterol are out of whack

stay with the plan. If you have a lap-band®

make use of it and the resources that should

have come with it.

Gang keep working on your own health

Stay focus and remain healthy and successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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On Winning And Winners.

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I am a winner

I refuse to quit

I will continue to try and try again.

That should be our attitude

Always.

Never Quit!

Stay focused remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Make The Time.

Screenshot_20170413-091833Do you want a long life?

Do you want a healthier more active tomorrow?

Do you want to be around longer to share with

your family, friends and those that matter to you??

Then find the time to do the things that will allow

you to be and do this things.

Those of us who have gont through Weight Loss Surgery

know that Never Will Diet Alone Drop The Pounds.

Excercise and activity must be part of the equation.

Remember

It is not about having the time as it is to make the time.

It is worth it… You are worth it so shut the heck up

and go make some shit happen.

Go Get Better.

Jose G. Osuna

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LOVING AND SUPPORTING OURSELVES

LOVING AND SUPPORTING OURSELVES

The weight loss race is a lonely one.
In the end it is just me, my self and I making the decisions of what and how much to eat.
It is just me, my self and I making sure the goal is ever-present. Me, myself and I arguing over are we or are we not going for our walk today, me, myself and I fighting over are we working out or not.
It sounds as if this was all we ever thought of but it is more what we do all day long that keeps reminding us of the goal. When we have to walk for any distance and we are winded. When we try to play with our kids and we lack the strength or stamina. When our work requires us to fly places and we face the 1 inch by 1 inch seat in the plane. When we look at the assortment of pills we have to take every day. It is all of those things that keep our goal constantly present in our days.
It is a desire and the hope for a better tomorrow that motivates us.
It is that form of self-love that gives us the strength to try again and again.
Sometimes the people around us do not see the why and lovingly share their thoughts and concerns and we just want to lovingly put their heads under water for just a couple of days.
Yes it was a joke but see how you smiled? That is the approach we need to take to the negative comments. The inconsiderate looks and stares. Laugh it off and keep on keepin’ on.
Keep winning the little battles. The battles with the fork, the battles with the bed in the early morning, the screaming matches with the bathroom scale, and the cold war with the mirror.
Keep winning the little battles and eventually you will reach your goal and win the war.
Let’s love ourselves more. Let’s support ourselves more. Let’s believe in us more.

Jose G. Osuna

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Do Not Stop.

Screenshot_20170415-053701.jpgBecause we all make mistakes

we must ALL be prepared to acknowledge

and realize that we can once again start anew.

Do not let a failure regardless of size get in the way

of your goals and dreams.

You, me, us we are worth it.

Fight for your weight loss.

fight for your healthier life.

Push for more and better because you deserve it.

If you invested in the LapBand® do not let it go to waste.

No failure, no mistake no nothing is worth

you giving up on life and your dreams.

Gang stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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To The Ladies.

Screenshot_20170415-054320.jpgWhile the name of this BLOG is:

“Lap Band For Men” well over two thirds

of the readers are females and I want to

acknowledge that fact. I started this “For Men”

because I could only share of what I knew and as

a guy I knew guy stuff.

As we rach over 450 posts I have learned from other

bloggers and friends and I try to share for everyone.

I thank you all for taking time out of your busy days

to read this and know that I will continue to respectfully

offer of my life, experience and opinion in an effort

to be of service.

Weight loss is a battle that so many of us are involved in

and obesity is an enemy that does not respect gender, age,

religion or sexual orientation so let us do all we can to

help and support one another.

So gang… Ladies and Gents let’s continue to kick gut.

Jose G. Osuna

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twitter.com/LapBand4Men     Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

It Is My Life!

Screenshot_20170415-053856That should be the answer to so many questions.

“It Is My LIfe”

But more importantly is that you should

always keep it present as you go about your

day making all of those small seemingly

unimportant decisions.

Having just one more drink or ordering extra

fries with that meal or not going for your walk

or just avoiding going to the gym.

It is your life and it is our life so it is worth

it to take the extra measures to be successful.

Weight loss is what unites us here and we must

do what is required to be successful.

Longer and more productive life?

A more active and fulfilling future?

More success and bigger accomplishments?

All of this is affected by our health and our health

is affected by our weight.

Get it clear. Figure out what it is that you want  and

need and go for it. Make it a goal and create a plan.

No one can diet for you. No one can do push-ups for you.

Pay the price and enjoy the benefits.

Gang stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Motivated?

6ba47fa4643d650ece6bf7df72d8d307We all need the steady fuel of

Motivation.

This short guide will help you remain

centered, inspired and pushing forward

with the force provided by motivation.

Keep your goals and dreams present

all the time.

When it comes to motivation keep in mind

that WE ALL need it, that we all have use of it.

Keep your eyes open as near you might be someone

who needs a word of encouragement a pat on the back

a coin or a bite to eat. Be the source of motivation

to them. Give them the courage or the opportunity

to take even one more step.

Be a friend. Be a real friend.

Jose G. Osuna

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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

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Life And Health

9b9a20f38e18d63e3f4e1ef8712a9b17As some of you know a while back I had to spend

some time in the hospital. It was after that when I

decided to go the extra mile and go through the

process of getting WLS (Weight Loss Surgery).

Gastric banding was and is in my mind the best option

for me.

We are all different and if you are considering WLS

make sure that you get all the info and choose what

you think and what your surgeon thinks is best for you.

This is a serious and important decision and you must

take it very seriously.

This works but understand that it does not works for

everyone. Get your facts. Get your Information.

Gang in the process of learning about this and any

weight loss processes make yourself available to others.

Be a friend… An educated friend and share your

knowledge and your experience. Help some one else.

OK gang let us go out and be friends true and real

friends the kind that give a hand before asked for it.

The kind that gives a coin, a bite or a hand when we

see the need.  Do not be friend like this “Friend”:

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Until Very Soon.

Jose G. Osuna

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No Magic Here.

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It is not magic but it is not impossible either.

The commitment we made when we decided

for WLS is one that requires precisely that: Commitment.

Drinking the water, weighing the portions,

drinking the water, taking the meds and never

ignoring the Vitamins.

Sounds complicated and we didn’t even mentioned

chewing properly, not drinking while eating,

weekly weigh ins and participating on a support

group to keep the focus.

All of this becomes automatic. All of this

becomes second nature and easy to boot.

WLS works and it works well.

Make sure you do your due diligence and

move forward with your selected surgery.

I wish you nothing but success.

Jose G. Osuna

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Instagram.com/LapBand4Men     twitter.com/LapBand4Men

Magic.

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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.

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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

Fame and Fortune.

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This is an intersection that everyone wants to be at.

Me… I have found I have a different intersection I want to

reside at: “Peace and contentment” yes that is what I want.

Because I have found that I have big wants and goals, the road

for me to reach Peace and contentment had to be re-paved

and now a large part of me getting what I want is based on the

concept of purposely and intentionally help and support others

even, or specially those that I do not know.

How you, me and anyone else goes about the business of

living this great life of ours is up to each one of us.

If in the process of you accomplishing your goals and plans

be them financially as you try to grow your fortune or as

you work on loosing weight or becoming a better listener or whatever area

of your life you are working on

keep your eyes open for those you can make a difference for.

Help someone and know that you are making a difference.

Do not wait for people to ask. Be a friend even for those that

you don’t even know or I should say specially to those that

you don’t even know. I hope you will.

Gang go out there and be a friend. YOU will be better for it.

Give someone a hand, a coin or a piece of bread and don’t wait for them to ask.

Help Someone.

Jose G. Osuna

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Living.

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I was asked what is so important about travel and exploring

and my answer was… Is.  “Living, It Is About Living”

Keep your weight loss goals present,

Keep your financial goals in mind,

Keep your dreams alive,

Keep yourself in line and grow and accomplish and DO.

BUT in the process do not forget to live some.

Do not forget to try new things and new experiences.

Living., you see is about the experiences and the people

we meet along the way. It is about the foods and drinks

and moments we live through because those regardless

of how much money we make or how we look or how much

weight we loose or gain well, those experiences stay with us.

Keep loosing weight. Keep making money but, but do not

I repeat do not forget to live. Do not forget to make memories.

Jose G. Osuna

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

twitter.com/LapBand4Men    instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Just Because.

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Gang Stay With It!!

The pay off for all of your work will eventually

catch up with your dreams and hope.

It takes time and effort but the

rewards are sweet and enjoyable.

Do not stop. Keep at it.

Enjoy it.

Jose G. Osuna

lapbandformen.com     kit.com/lapbandformen

instagram.com/LapBand4Men     twitter.com/LapBand4Men

Fat & Ugly

screenshot_20170201-064254I got a kick out of this one and I just had to share it.

Sometimes our options are limited but within the limitations

we must figure out what good can come out of it.

I know what my challenge is so I take it. I will work

on my weight. God knows I do not have to worry about

my face and I know this because my MOM told me I was

handsome. (yes she was a big ffibbber)

It is a challenge to wake up day after day, get up and hit the gym

or the road and go for the walk just as it is hard to remember

daily to take our meds, drink the water, take the vitamins and

do our daily or weekly weigh-in.

Yet it is doing those things that will insure that we get to do it

for a long, long time.

It is us and it is about us so do not stop working on you.

Do not stop doing what you must in order to make you a

better and healthier person.

Gang stay focus and remain successful

Jose G. Osuna

lapbandformen.com     kit.com/lapbandformen

Instagram.com/lapband4men.com     twitter.com/lapband4men

Motivation

how-to-stay-motivatedKeep you and your program front and center always.

Make sure the goal is ever present regardless of what

all else is going on.

It is your life and it is worth it.

Stay focused remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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

twitter.com/LapBand4Men     instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Keep Going.

half-a-poundDo not let the lack of big progress keep you from

making small progress.

Progress is progress regardless of size or speed

so just continue going at it and in the process

try to learn what is keeping you from the big

gains. Knowledge, experience and continued

commitment will always eventually deliver the

results that you want.

Stay fous stay successful and do not stop

working at it. Stopping is the beginning of the failure.

Jose G. Osuna

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

twitter.com/LapBand4Men      Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Pleasure.

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I took this picture series at an ungodly hour

and it was a most memorable night.

Doing something we are passionate about

enjoying something we long to do is so great.

In my younger years I was a runner and I loved it

maybe because it was an alone endeavor as I am not

one for crowds or gangs or cliques.

Running helped me clear my mind and separate

my thoughts. I had this fixation on girls and money

and they were in direct opposition as both demanded

my time and attention.

Running and riding my bicycle kept me trim so weight

loss was never an issue or problem for me.

I enjoy my photography a lot I think the only thing

that could compete with that would be eating new stuff.

I love restaurants specially good ones but I hate when

a restaurant screwed up a simple dish or great ingredient.

I hope and want for people to be respectful of food. So much

is said of the culture and traditions in simple every day dishes.

I have learned to enjoy food from all over and maybe that is why

I miss Phoenix and Los Angeles so much. There is the possibility

of so many different meals. My favorite restaurant meals at this

point and time are: Vietnamese Pho at unPhogettable in Mesa, AZ

Their #5 Pho Tai, Nam, Gan is amazing.

And my second favorite is the Friend Chicken at Magnolias

restaurant in historic Charleston, SC.

Pleasure, nothing but pleasure.

Gang do not forget to live and enjoy this short life of ours.

Go and do something you love. LIVE MORE!!

Jose G. Osuna

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

instagram.com/lapband4men     twitter.com/LapBand4Men

Plans, Goals

directionsSo let me ask you something

How are your plans and goals doing?

Are you making progress?

Did you included plans for travel this year?

I hope you did. I have found travel transformational

for me. I have learned a lot about others but more

importantly about myself thanks to traveling.

The most popular goal at the start of the year is

weight loss and the second one is more money both

very important but we are a lot more than just

skinny and rich. How do we live? how do we grow?

Traveling is so very important.  So very relevant.

That has been my experience something that truly

inspires me.

Have you thought about walking the streets of Paris?

Sit at a plaza in Madrid? Drink coffee by a fountain in

Rome? Have a pint in Ireland? Hell go to the Grand Canyon

or walk the beach in Oceanside, visit El Alamo, take a long

look at The Rocky Mountains.

Gang just do something and go somewhere.

Dream it, plan it, book it, do it. You will never regret it.

Jose G. Osuna

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

twitter.com/LapBand4Men     Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

A Metaphor

DSC_0156.JPGTo find beauty in unexpected places.

To find peace in the midst of pain.

To make sense of crazy things.

We do strange things in the pursuit of happiness or

weight loss or riches or just peace of mind.

I am not trying to explain the how or why

we do some things but more to say….

Figure out what works for you in any and all

of the categories I mentioned.

I found that low carb works for me but not

or everyone. I found that I had better results

investing than saving but that was just me.

I realized that in order to be at peace even if

for a moment I needed to be alone but with music.

I can now put this things into words but it took

time, pain and practise to figure out.

What works for you? Can you be without soda, bread,

pasta? Can you save you dimes and nickels. Are you

good at looking at an investment? Can you be alone

with your thoughts or must you have people around you?

No right or wrong answers just  open, honest and personal

choices that actually do matter. The other question we must

ask of ourselves is: “Do we really want to do better and

are we willing to pay the price?”

Workouts, diet(whatever that means to you),

drinking the water, sleeping, saving money,

investing money, praying, relaxing, breathing.

Do what you must but you must be happy.

Gang stay focus stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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

twitter.com/LapBand4Men    instagram.com/lapband4men

Seattle

Seattle., One would be hard pressed to find a better

city to go for a walk. Hell just navigating the market

was a workout. I enjoy this city so much. there is

a lot to enjoy  there. One thing that threw me off

was the fact that smoking regulations are very strict

but everywhere I turned there was people smoking

pot. No I Do Not Have A Problem With People Indulging

but they would give dirty looks to people trying to enjoy

a cigi. Go Figure.

The weather was so great and I enjoyed my walks

and took plenty of pictures that I shared at the time.

I did enjoy some good clam shower but it was not

the best by any measure. Now the ambiance, the

ambiance was so great. I can’t wait for the next trip

there and hopefully it will be soon.

I have a plan for the perfect walk already.

Gang as we start another year do not forget to

make some plans to go somewhere new and interesting

and make sure there is something good to eat.

Stay alive, live lively.

Jose G. Osuna

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

twitter.com/LapBand4Men     instagram.com/lapband4men

Facts

calories

Sometimes the black and white helps us better

understand the impact of our actions in our lives.

It all matters, any activity is good and better than

doing nothing that is for sure.

My activity of choice is walking now but, in the

past it was running and boxing. Weight lifting even

though it was an important part it was also short-lived.

and not missed now.

Figuring out what we enjoy is important because

exercising is easy to do but also easy not to do.

Doing something we enjoy increases the possibility

of us staying with our routine while trying to force

ourselves to do something we hate well it would probably

not happen.

Find your sweet spot and stay with it so that your

weight loss plans work.

Keep losing the weight strengthening your body

and living a better quality of life.

Stay focus stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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

twitter.com/LapBand4Men     Instagram.com/lapband4men

Going For A Walk.

Staying with our routine is important.

Doing what we committed to is key.

When we said we were going to walk every day or

every other day or whatever the hell you said you

were going to do it is great if your walk is in a beautiful

nice part of the country. I know it as once I open my

eyes and realized that I was walking in Charleston, SC

and another time I was doing my walk in Vegas or the

time I was walking slow speed in Seattle or Santa Monica

or my favorite Barbados. There are many other places

I have walked at but there is not enough room here.

The point here is keep your commitment. Make sure that

you are doing what it takes for your planned weight loss

to happen. If you know that you must do your walk Do It.

If you know that you must drink the water Do It.

If you know that you must take your meds and vitamins

Hell just Do It!!!!

Gang having or getting the lap band is just the beginning

and we have to do and take are of the other aspects of

our weight loss program.

Because we know what needs to happen

Lets remain focused and stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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

twitter.com/LapBand4Men   instagram.com/lapband4men

It Happens. It Can Happen To You!

The secret is to want it bad enough. SO.....What is your excuse?

THE SECRET IS TO WANT IT BAD ENOUGH.

YOU, ME ANYBODY CAN WORK ON A BETTER TOMORROW

BY WORKING ON US TODAY.

BUT IT SEEMS WE ALWAYS HAVE AN EXCUSE HIDING BEHIND A “REASON”

SO… WHAT IS YOUR EXCU….   REASON?

LET’S DO IT GANG! NO ONE CAN DO THE PUSH UPS FOR US

 WISHING YOU AND ME A HEALTHIER TOMORROW.

JOSE G. OSUNA

http://www.lapbandformen.com     Twitter:  @LapBand4Men

kit.com/lapbandformen     Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Crunch Time.

life goes on

Regardless of what you decided for this new year

Life Goes On.

If you planned or not.

Life Goes On.

Regardless of dreams and goals.

Life Goes On.

If you triumph or fail.

Life Goes On.

So now I ask you if life goes on regardless

shouldn’t we make the most of it?

Shouldn’t we push to create the best US

we can make? It is not about changing

the world or even those around us but,

it is about changing ourselves.

I hope and wish for all the best for you

Might this new year bring out the best for you

but also the best out of you.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com     Twitter:  @LapBand4Men

kit.com/lapbandformen     Instagram.com/lapband4men

So What Now??

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It is the end of one season but also

the beginning of another one.

Are you happy with how you did this last year?

are you excited about the new opportunity and

the chance to do even better next year??

I do not know where you are on the scale but

even after having a rather interesting year I

have and could do more and much better.

Some areas of my life I feel amazingly proud

and others I wouldn’t even share with my

closest friends and family.

I love it that we can have yet another chance

and another opportunity to try again.

Gang I know that I need to focus more

in order to stay successful and make a

difference. I want more. I want to feel better.

It is my hope and prayer that each and every

one of you have a great new year.

Let us Kick 2017 ass.

Jose G. Osuna

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

instagram.com/LapBand4Men      Twitter.com/LapBand4Men

Places To Go

DSC_0503.JPGSo how is the weather on your side of the world?

Is there a place that you would like to go to?

Mexico is our first choice but there are many

others that we like and would like to go to.

I still think that Barbados is the most

AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL

place in the world and I can not wait till I go back.

It seems Hawaii will be first but truly that is NOT

my option or decision.  But I digress..

We all have dreams, wants and hopes and I would

like to have you please bring those things to the

front and center and start planning. Start thinking

of ways you can make those dreams and hopes a

great reality.

I am so glad that I was able to go to Canada, The Caribbean,

Cuba, Guatemala, Belize, and every state both in Mexico

and the United States. It has made me a different person.

Yes I want to lose weight and I do want to be healthy

but also I want for my life to say something about who

I am and what I have done.

We have the ability to make a difference in the lives of

many others if we just stop thinking and acting like we

are isolated islands.

I truly dislike the term “Giving Back” I have taken SHIT

from anyone but I choose to give. I want to give but

I am not giving back.  Do not feel guilty for your

success and ride it as hard as you can and give and

help others from a position of strength and power.

No one can give from an empty cup.

Gang keep pushing forward while you

stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com     Twitter: @LapBand4Men

instagram.com/lapband4men     kit.com/lapbandformen