Thoughts Of My Mother.

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Just a few years ago my Mother passed.

She was an astute and very smart person.

We had the longest conversations as we traveled

by train from the border town of Nogales all

the way to Guadalajara. She had an extensive

knowledge of Theology and baseball stats that

I am yet to find on anyone else.

She would challenge me with questions not

about religion but about God and faith.

She did not much care for any particular

religion but she was none the less a strong


Tomorrow would have been her birthday and

I find myself missing her quite a bit.

Maybe because I mentioned her a lot on my

new cook book or just because I miss her words.

We do not have all the time we want or that we

will need so in the here and now let’s do what

we can and live and try to live better every day.

Today. I pray for my mother.

Jose G. Osuna

Rest In Peace Dona Nohemi Garcia D' Osuna

Rest In Peace Dona
Nohemi Garcia Vda. De Osuna




Is this a sunrise or a sunset?

The end or the beginning?

It is up to you, me, us.

We get at least one of this every day

and what we decide to do with it,

well it is up to us.

It is within us to decide to make it

better, worse, or pathetically the same.

So I ask you once again…

What is this???

More importantly I ask you:

What will you make of it?

Gang stay focus stay successful.

By the way this is a sunset somewhere

in the Sonoran desert in Mexico. I went

for a walk and 2 days later on my way back

I took this picture.

Jose G. Osuna

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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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FB_IMG_1443964113944How important is Mindset?

I have learned that in the weight loss

game it is central if we want to  truly

make progress. I have also learned that

with out the proper mindset weight gain

will always be the result.

Find your Why and keep it present, that

will begin the ball rolling to obtain the

proper mindset.

Do not give up, Do not ever give up.

Jose G. Osuna

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Walking and life lessons.


In the middle of the desert between the I-10 and

the I-8 there sits the testing grounds for the military.

This was a great walk and an amazing opportunity

for a class for my kids whom I was home schooling

at the time. It was great to teach them hands on

about physics, projectile trajectory and also about

patriotism. Yes.. I consider myself a patriot even

though I was actually born in Mexico.

There is so much to be proud and grateful in this

my adopted country.

I wish those of us in the US could learn how to care

more for the country and a little less about our

own and very personal political views be them what

they might be.

Gang keep looking forward and pushing for your

dreams and goals.

Jose G. Osuna

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What Is Progress???

I think that we can all agree how important goals are and how important it is to have an end in mind.
The problem comes when we get so caught in making a goal that we forget about progress.
Yes., we might be intent and committed to a loss of 10 pounds per month but hey 2, 5 or 7 pounds lost IS progress. It is movement in the right direction and we must celebrate because we are wining.
We want the big win. We want the glory of meeting the goal and sometimes we get frustrated when it doesn’t happen. Hey progress is progress and we must acknowledge and celebrate it. AND more important we must use it to keep us on task. progress

We Are.

small gangI come here with my thoughts challenges and

ideas and I do it because I want to be part

of your journey.

You and I have set on a journey that for

better or worst is an ever lasting one.

Because of that I tell you that should

you need a support person I am here for you.

You and me., We are the small gang..

If you need me all you have to do is reach out.

Keep ON Keeping ON.

Jose G.Osuna