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


New Weight Tracking Form

The importance of GOALS.

Zig Ziglar Once said “With Out A Goal You will Miss Every Shot You Take”

We need something to shot for, and have in our minds a clear idea of what it is that we want, and where do we want to end at in our journey.

I promised on my last post that I would make available to anyone who “Asked” my goals and daily activity sheet, but as I thought about it I decided that I would just make it available on the blog so that I could make it easier for people to see and use.

I ask you to please look at it and if it works for you please by all means use it. BUT, please let me know what you think and maybe., some ideas as to how we can make it better so that we can together help others work on their goals.

Those of us that already had our surgery know that we had an idea, a goal, a dream of who and how we wanted to look at the end. I am not different or better than anyone else so I have made use of every tool I could get my hands on. This form is the result of me wanting to keep that idea clear in my mind, but also keep the accountability where it belonged: ON ME. I wanted to keep the dream alive and present.

If you see the guidelines that have been set for us maybe just like me you will say: “they are out of their bleeping minds”. I did. According to the American Dietetic Association I should weigh at the most 178 #’s being that I a male and I am 6 feet 1 inch tall. Yeah Right.

When I got down to 230 #’s I look like I was sick. Everybody was worried that I had contracted some kind of sickness or something. I felt great though. I think that the main reason I look “not good” was that I was not exercising or doing much activity. Now, I have learned and I want to get to and remain between 200 and 230 #’s. As I have increased my activity level I noticed that my face and body look better. I know by looking at my self and not paying attention to what anyone else says or thinks that I am on the right track.

People, please make sure that you have a goal in mind that is YOURS and no one else. Make sure that you are doing this for YOUR own reasons. Make sure that this process is something you are doing because YOU want it, and answer to YOU and only to YOU.

I have mentioned a picture. The picture that made me decide to take extra measures. I realized that I had let go of me, and I needed to fix me. I needed to bring me back.

I was sick and tired all of the time. I was in the worst shape of my life even though someone told me (trying to be funny) that round was a shape. So here it is.

I thank her for allowing me to post this picture. I do not know who should be more embarrassed, if I for allowing myself to get this big. OR her for being seen with me.

Guys we all have different reasons to do what we do so make sure that you have yours, and that they are important enough for you to always keep in mind and make you stay focused.

I will also add the form and hope that it will be of use to you, and that you will please post a message letting me and others know what it is that you think and how you think we can make it better.

I thank you, and I hope I was of help. The link for the form is at the top of this post.

Jose G. Osuna

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


any size.png                    Our size matters so little in comparison to the size of our commitment.

Character and commitment are the main markers we should be paying

attention to instead of most other things.

For those of us who have gone through the Lap Band procedure or any

other WLS surgery, there is a common misconception that somehow

we have taken a short-cut and that is just not true.

The managing of the Lap Band or in my case the Reliance Band

has taken so much learning and discipline that I count it as a

separate degree or certification, God knows it cost just as much.

To go through the procedure took a serious amount of commitment

and investment of time and effort.

The thing is that doing nothing will give us nothing.

Do we want results??? Then let us do something about it.

Let us do something now, right now and do not look back.

Gang Stay Focused 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

Cooking. The Other Art.

chef shirt

For those of us with a passion for cooking,

and the creation of great meals for us and

our loved ones, the term chef carries weight,

carries passion and a responsibility to the whites.

Those of us with the passion, and a desire to gain

control over our weight it becomes even more

important, and an intrinsic part of our day-to-day.

The knowledge to make a meal low carb, low salt,

paleo, or whatever the current “trend” is makes a

world of difference.

I personally know  that the knowledge has helped

me and others with the battle of the pounds.

I guess my suggestion is: Learn as much as you can

and use it. For the longest time I used to cook once

a week, for the whole week. It helped me stay on track

and I enjoyed that day creating good, tasty, flavorful,

nutritious meals within my diet limitations. My diet

for many years has been: Low fat, Low sodium,

Low carb meals. I really enjoyed grilling meats and

vegetables for my meals.  I also made at least two different

soups enough for 4 meals at least.

Cooking, good cooking is a pleasure. Learn and

take your skills for a spin.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

What Can I Say.


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

Liquid Awesome!!

liquid awesomeAnd my liquid Awesome makes me better,

and better, and better and well you know.

The funny thing is that it can do the same for us all.

You have it, they have it, WE HAVE IT.

The thing is to make use of this Liquid Awesome!!

So what the heck are we waiting for.

Let us go and be even more awesome.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Twitter: @LapBand4men

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Temptations Come


At the beach in Rosarito, Baja Mexico

Snacks on wheels.

Yes this is at the beach in Mexico.

If I am at home in Rocky Point or if I am at home in Rosarito

in Baja this candy store on wheels comes directly to you, on the

beach, with all kind of sweet or salty or spicy or any combination

of the three flavors that you can think of.

So if you like me like to get up early and go for a walk on the

beach before your morning coffee to get you started,

avoid this guys not because they are evil but because they

have all the temptations on one supped-up wheel barrow.

All joking aside we must be aware as best as we know of what

is waiting for us outside our door. I know that while in Mexico

I must be aware of the bakery shops. They use Crack in their stuff..

No they don’t but who can say no to a “concha” or an “oreja”, when

you have a great cup of coffee on hand and a whole empty hand

just begging for you to grab a piece of bread or two.

So I go for my walk and immediately take my happy butt back home

and have a good breakfast, then I can contend with the street vendors

and the bakery shop mafia.

The more we know and the better prepared we are the better our

chances for success.

Guys do not forget just how much we have to do to burn 100 calories

Don’t mess it up with empty food or useless fluids. Make every calorie count.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

By the way does anyone knows if they have those vendors in Mazatlan??

That is my next destination.

For more on the day-to-day process please visit us on

Instagram at:  @lapband4men

On shapes and pounds.


I remember my father saying this to my mom.

Yes, she didn’t think it was funny either.

The reason most of us choose to have WLS

was because we got to a point where we had

to do something.  So to realize that we were round

was a good thing. I know that I flew past 300#’s.

I know that the size on my shirts resembled a

brand of Mexican beer and then some.

I tried it all and then I found the lapband.

The Lapband, while not for everyone it did

work for me.  So if you are thinking about

going through the procedure, make sure you

thoroughly evaluate all the pros and cons as it

is not as some think “The easy way”. Read, ask

questions, find a reputable program with a good

surgeon and a great support program for post-op.

This is not a decision you are to take lightly.

Jose G. Osuna

For more on the day-to-day of living with the

lapband take a look at our Instagram page.  @LapBand4Men

Inform Yourself.


What is a Lap Band or more appropriately

a gastric band? Well… It is a tool that some of

us with a chronic weight problem have obtained.

It is a medical device that when used correctly

assists with a reduction of food consumed.

Anyone who is considering this as an option

must not only educate themselves but they

should absolutely sick professional assistance.

There are many programs and I will NOT here

recommend any one specifically, I will however

recommend that you find a surgeon that has lots

of experience. My surgeon was by far one of the

biggest assholes I have ever met but, but he had

more experience than all the others combined.

As a result I was in for surgery at 10 or 9 AM, and

by 1 PM I was at the market buying soup to take

home with me for later. I was given pain medicine

and I have to say I needed none of it. I was told that

I would be out of commission for at least a week, but

I was back with my regular life in 3 days.  I was going

crazy with the lack of activity.  Please note that this

was my experience and yours or anyone else’s might

be significantly different.  I had a great surgeon but

a crap support program. (I am sure it was my fault)

Considering this or any other WLS??? Inform yourself.

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

#lapbandformen     #lapband







Short Cuts Are OK.


I am always up for some easy and effective

hacks or short cuts specially if they work.

This  Post is all about that.

We, Us, those of on a weight loss kick know

that everything counts., the gram of carbs

the extra serving of wine or pasta the lack of

fiber or the excess of fat or butter.

We also know that small little things compounded

will also have an impact a positive impact

in the accomplishing of our goals.

These are little things that when used along with

your own regiment/diet will only help.

Take them for a ride and see if they work for you.

Gang stay focus and remain succesful.

Jose G. Osuna


The Mirage Of Success.

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This was the view from my living room balcony

for many a year. This was my best medicine.

I would come outside and have a cup or ten of

coffee and think and plan and dream a lot.

I have since learned that being moderately

successful is at times the worst obstacle for

us being extremely successful.

I know that after obtaining some success I got so

distracted and full of my self that I started

making some stupid mistakes that slowed down

my earnings and my creative efforts. My writing

that at time was only for me went down and my

peace and calm state of mind went to pot.

On the physical side I started gaining and

gaining weight and deteriorating in health.

I eventually sold this property and another

one I had just down the road in an effort to

correct some of the damage I had done to my

life, health and economy.

Gang I was not focus and I sure as heck

was not successful.  I had to make a change.

I had to improve my situation.

Only I could make that change and work

on my life and situation. YOU TOO

can and only you can make those changes

that your life needs.

I ask of you Stay Focus And Remain Successful.

Jose G. Osuna       #lapbandformen

#lap band for men

Homeless I Was.

Screenshot_20170413-093602.jpgActually I was Homeless three times.

I allowed the same person to have so much

control over my life that I ended on the street

three times. YES that was a high level of STUPID

on my part.

But the process was not wasted on me.

The hope is that eventually after an X amount of

mistakes and bumps on the head you finally see

the light and say “Fuck This” and you take the

lesson learned and move on.

Different circumstances but same concept is with

weight loss. Even for those of us with a LapBand®

we still can and do screw up and it is up to us

to learn the lesson and improve from there.

Shit if Pasta Alfredo has kicked your ass four times

do you think is time to avoid it?? Or in my case I kept

losing the battle to Hot Fresh French Bread Loaf at

Wal-Mart, guess what? I had to change shopping hours.

Butter Pecan Ice cream has always been able to bring

me to my knees so guess what I literally avoid the

frozen section when shopping and since I try to eat fresh

it has somewhat worked.

Don’t waste the lessons so keep going and pushing

keep focus and stay successful.

By the way the last time that I ended homeless

this person actually tried to stab me with my

very own very sharp chef knife.

Jose G. Osuna     #lapbandformen

Kicks & Giggles.

fb_img_1431960893557OK. That was the “Funny” For the week. Now,

go out there and lift or push something to get

your heart rate up.

Working out is therapeutic just like laughing

and making love so go have some teeth grinning

fun. Gang Stay focus stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna      Twitter:    @LapBand4Men

About 2016

excersice motivatorThis is it…

This is the start of the last month of 2016

How Are You Doing???

Are you kicking 2016 ASS or

Is 2016 kicking YOUR ass.

Time for a little introspection OK?

2017 is eying us 31 days down the road and,

What will we make of it? Are we happy because

we might get more of what 2016 had or are we

pissed off enough to change what 2016 has been?

I do not know I do not know you personally but

one thing I can tell you and that is: We can always,

always make it better. Are you sick and tired of

being sick and tired? Are you ready to do what it

takes to make you the healthiest version of you?

Are you ready to start manufacturing excuses?

If you are celebrating your gains and triumphs

have you decided what will you do this new year

to bring it over the top?

If we are not making progress we are either staying

stagnant and not growing or we are going backwards

and messing ourselves even more.

We do not really need a new year to make changes or

start planning and dreaming. All we need is a Monday

and the realization that what was ok yesterday is not

good enough today.

Gang let us plan and work on a new, better and

improved US. Time to move on from politics and

drama and all the bullshit that has been on the way.

It is time to get focused and successful.

Jose G. Osuna


Twitter  @LapBand4Men

Live. Just Live Some.


Live. Enjoy this life that even at its longest is short.

To witness a sunrise in Aruba or a sunset in Rosarito, Mexico.

To eat Shrimp And Grits in Charleston, South Carolina or

a bowl of Menudo in Nogales, Mexico.

To talk shop with Mr. C at Chicago O’Hare or shoot the shit

with Agent Smith at the border in San Isidro.

To talk about food with Chef Matt James in Phoenix or enjoy

some great sea food at Flavio’s in Rocky Point Mexico.

It is all about living. and we need to do more of this.

Gang do not let time pass you by.

Use and abuse your time as it is all we got.

Make it happen. See it, Eat it, Travel and visit.

It is worth it. It is our life.

Make the most of it after all we are trying to

lose the weight so we might as well show it off right??

Have a great one.

Jose G. Osuna


4th. Quarter.

















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

Real Goals.

dreams & dreamers

Our goals must be put on paper

in order to give them a chance of

becoming reality.

Let us be more than just dreamers

and become Doers.

Make sure your weight loss goal is

clear and present.

Use your lap band and make pounds drop.

Remain focused remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

True, Real Goals.


Stop with Bull Shit Goals!

No more Lip Service!

Be true to yourself

Be about something.

We got the Lap Band and

we should be using it as the

tool that it is.

We wanted to lose the weight

We wanted to feel better

so let us make it happen.

This is one goal that is within our reach

we just need to take the next step and

pay the next instalment.

Gang we can do it and we have shown to be

committed so don’t let this one slip away.

Remain focused remain succesful.

Jose G. Osuna



This is statement that all of us who

have had Weight Loss Surgery (WLS)

should have tattooed in our brain.

Having a Lap Band does not mean we

do not worry about what we put on our plate

and in our mouth.

We must always remember to consume

nutrient dense meals and plenty of water.

Truly we must remain vigilant of what

it is that we eat and drink because every

single calorie counts.

Gang remain focused remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Fit VS Thin


I love the difference made here between

a Fit Body and a Hot Body.

This gang applies to both male and females

and it speaks to a commitment and dedication

that we all should have.

Things don’t just happen specially

weight loss and a fit body.

We must remain focused in order to

continue to be 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

Stick With It.

261b9341427cbb5113a980737b95c9a0Stick to your plans

Stay with your goals

Do the work

And see yourself waking up

every day to a better, stronger YOU.

Stay focused stay 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

Butt Workout!!


Now… Having a nice, great or whatever butt is not

on everyone’s to do list but if it is in yours I hope

this little program helps.

This was given to me by my physical therapist

to help me with lower back pain and it works

but, as you can see it was actually developed

as a “Butt Workout”.

Gang make use of what resources come your way

and make the best of it.

Remain focused remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Skinny Rules

9b329bde06ff6241a194a54227992ff0This is a good reference but this as everything

else in life does not totally or fully fits with

every single life style or diet so out of this

take what works for you and use it.

Bob Harper as some of you know really was

instrumental in the gains of some of the folks

taking part on Biggest Looser.

Gang use the resources available to you and

continue making progress. That is what it is all about.

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

Goals Revised.

6c9ac91ef0193f453572569a6d5e7199We do not need to wait for January 1st or even a Monday

We can stop and re-evaluate now, here today.

Keep an eye on your goals and dreams and remember

that they are yours. Feel free to change, adjust cancel and

yes re-create as you want as you need.

Keep the movement forward and keep making progress.

Gang stay focused stay 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

Average No More.

2c2a9cca318e9adad0c494283c2b73f5Now turn that ambition unto

trying to be better than you were yesterday.

Work on never being just average…. SHIT Never accept average

not for you not for anything that represents you.

The moment we settle for anything less of what we want is the

moment that our expectations and future effort begins to crumble.

Gang as we work on a better us with better health and more

longevity and a stronger better tomorrow we are saying,

Declaring is more the word that we deserve it.

If we know this let us not stop. Let us not take the foot

off the accelerator and let’s continue to push forward.

As my good friend John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneur On Fire

tells anyone who will listen  FOCUS

Follou   One   Course   Until   Success

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

For more information on John or to learn about how

you can stretch your entreprenurial spirit visit

Abs On Fire.


Ok Gang here is another ABS routine

that is not only simple but really effective.

Just like the previous one I found is from

Neila Rey so when you get a chance check

their stuff.

Keep it simple and follow the instructions.

Gang stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

A Reminder…

04d079b70ee67499d52d8a1b27a52efaWhen we need a reality check for our weight loss efforts.

I used to think ” I only have lost 5 pounds” then I

had a chance to see this and I was so happy.

Gang as we look at this picture imagine carrying 5, 10, 15 and

even 20 or more pounds of fat and think of the

effect this has within our body in our joints, bones,

muscles and backs.

Every little bit we lose helps and makes a difference.

As if we needed another reason to lose the weight.

I both hate and love this picture. Yet it helps me

as it provides inspiration and reasons to remain focus.

Gang again I ask you to Remain Focused And Remain Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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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

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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Choosing A Price To Pay.

choose se th price you will pay

I was asked about this recently.

You see I am yet again trying to restructure aspects of my life.

I am working on yet another big change. Another “Pivot”.

I know that I have never been a sheep and I know that it is hard

for others to even try to keep up with the changes and the movement.

I love the reaction I get when I tell people that  I have traveled every

state in the US except the ones I am not interested in HI and AK.

Also I have traveled every state in Mexico.  People like the thought of

that but once it sinks in the time and distances covered it begins to

show how differently wired we are.

I have had conversations with people where I live now and I have

been told just how much some people hate that area and swear they

want to leave but they do nothing (sheep mentality).

I myself do not think it is a bad area but I know that I will not stay forever

and when the time comes it will probably take me a week to pack it up

 and take off (wolf mentality). Why be or do something you do not want to.

But, once you decide…. Be a wolf.

How hard is it to find a gym partner? in two years I could not find someone

even though I offered to change my hours. No takers.

I tried to share my way to invest in real estate but of the people I tried to share

with not a one actually followed up with any of the base work.

And how about weight loss. Well if you have made a decision stay the

course and do not let go. Keep pushing and do not forget that you are

a wolf and not a sheep. Keep your goal in mind. Always.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

New Me.

3dea7e935f25cea135b530b7bdc18bb3.jpgAfter we are able to make progress and conquer some

of our goals it is good to look back and see if our

decisions were as good as we thought them to be.

I have recently done this on several aspects of my life.

I have been lucky some would say, Blessed is what

I say, very much blessed.

I want to visit with you about one of the areas of life that we,

us, those who have had the Lap Band Procedure done have

more than likely experienced.

#1 A step back in time to the time when we decided to go through

with the WLS (Weight Loss Surgery) I ask you are you still

sure and positive that it was a good or at least a move in

the right direction? I am sure that my reliance band has given me

the help and assistance that I needed and therefore I personally

would totally do it again. NOW… That is me what says you?

Are you still happy about your decision? Are your results still what you

wanted and expect?

Having WLS is NOT a short cut! WLS is a hammer approach for those of

us that have honestly tried it all and are ready to put a stake on the ground

and make a friggingggg difference.

Want to be successful??  Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Twetter: @LapBand4Men

One Step At A Time.


On the book “The Compound Effect” Darren Hardy

talks about the small continuous steps that build

character and help us develop the discipline needed

to affect change in our lives.

The emphasis is on the gradual accumulation of

“Wins”., little things, small success that when

stacked one a top the other makes for big change.

We did not gain 40, 50, 60 or more pounds in a week

or month and, by the same math we will not be rid

of them in a month or two.

Be realistic and make a plan. Once you have a plan

work your plan and by doing that your goal will

as it must be reached. BUT when you are making your

plans or your plan of attack make sure you are also working

on what you will do once you have reached your goal.

The maintenance part of the plan is very important.

By not having a plan for after the goal is met you are

risking falling back on bad / poor habits. Do not allow

that to happen. We all know how hard we work to burn

150 calories so figure out if that one Soda Pop or Bag of Chips

is worth all that work.

Step by step we can win BUT also step by step we allow

ourselves to lose.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Ever Present…

6a42d93eb77a61299fb6874f7c85cb9eI agree with this statement.

I do not know about you but I have someone who

would fit each category.

The great thing is that most of them fit in category 1.

Gang be grateful for the ones that helped, stayed and

gave you support. The others… Well just let go.

Just let it all go and move on.

Gang Stay Focused And Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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1b3fc62dbb8f9a0a64f6fceb1e0d008fJust by loosing a pound a week we lose 50+ pounds a year

and that is very good but think….. If we lose just half

a pound a week we still loose over 25 pounds a year.

Just be consistent and the results will show up.

One at a time. One pound, one routine, one walk

just one at a time just stay consistent.

Gang stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna



The discipline excercised today will be the character of tomorrow.

I had my first business venture when I was 8 going on 9.

My father decided that it was time and I am grateful he did.

I have done many a thing in my life but being an entrepreneur

has thought me so many lessons on “Stickiness” and self reliance,

on character and planning. On trusting but also on moving away.

Traits some that I have also used on my weight loss journey

sadly not to the same extent or to the same results but used

them none the least.

Learning to pay the price here and now instead of tomorrow

and probably forever should be a good motivator.

I have seen folks in my own family so ill and overweight

that are unable to take care on their own of some rather basic

aspects of daily living. I do not want that for myself.

I do not want to be  so fat that I can not put my own shoes on.

I remember how much my father hated to ask fo us to help him

to put on and remove his socks. To help him with his shoes.

I want what all of you want… More and better. More and better life,

more and better health, more and better living.

Gang let us pay the price in the here and now so that

we might enjoy the “More and Betters” of life later.

Stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

My Challenge.

Ok Gang. I want to introduce you all to my biggest challenge.

This is ME. Yes this is me when I was about to turn 18 years old.

This is my Military ID Card Picture.

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My challenge is and has been to get back to my weight

and measurements of that time. No I was no slenderee but I

could run a full marathon and go for a cross country  bike ride

the next day. I felt full of strength and energy and I needed it

for the kind of life I was living. NO, NO, NO I was not a wild one.

I just worked a lot. Please understand I have been an entrepreneur

from age 8 going on 9 thanks to my father.

I was 6′ tall and weighed right around 200 pounds.

I wore a uniform of sorts so I can tell you exactly what my

measurements were: My pants were 32 X 32 and my shirts

were   L long.

Now for some perspective I have used as big as 52 X 32 and

XXXXL shirts. I have weighed as much as 360+.

So yes I want to be back to what that smug shit was.

That is my image. That is my goal and I keep it close

and personal. I am all up on that stuff.

Gang. Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Twiter: @LapBand4Men

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in a few weekswTime will pass.

What will you have to say about it OR..

What will you have to show for it.

Give it the 8 weeks and let’s find out.

Gang it is all within your grasp and, it is worth it.

Go For It. Stay Focussed Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter: LapBand4Men

Therapy. Just Therapy.

Some DaysSometimes you just have to get all up in it.

At least that is what I was told.

At times I just work out to forget or at least stop thinking.

It seems people in general just keep getting under my skin.

I am generally an upbeat kinda fellow but Crap…….

Don’t you at times just wish people would just, just shut up.

I do. I let others live their lives I want for others to let me

live mine.  So simple.

Anyway nothing a good session of pushing and pulling the

weights won’t solve.

That is my theory and I am sticking to it.

Gang when the world pushes….. Push Back.

Stay Focused Stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna



I hope you enjoyed the Monday Humor.

I was thinking and I think I have lost about 1,450 pounds

YES.. Since I started trying to loose the weight I must have lost

that much and maybe some more that I do not remember.

We loose and we gain it back. We loose and we get some back.

I m sure that I am the only one with this problem so all the rest

of you just sit down and enjoy the ride.

I have learned that not having a clear goal and not having a

very specific why has been at many time the reason behind the

YO-YO effect. I noticed that once I started working with a coach

my results improved dramatically. BUT as some of you know

I have been battling some serious illnesses and (BS) other things.

Gang… There will always be reasons and excuses but there is

one and only one reason that would keep us from failing.

The trick is that we must find it within us on our own.

No one can come and give us the key. What is important to me

is garbage to others and what is important to others is of little

or no consequence to me.

Every week at some point I work on finding the why and also

on keeping the why ever present.  Gang.. It is that important.

I hope that you have found your why and if you have not well

it is Monday and it is a great day for you to start on that project.

You must get to know YOU. You must learn to Love YOU.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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It Is The Weekend.


What are you doing for fun this weekend?

What friend are you reaching out to?

What new thing can you try or what new place can you visit?

I remember the day I took this picture. An amazing evening.

Had a great time with great company and enjoyed a few of the

simple things in life. Nothing crazy and the expense was close to

nothing but the experience was priceless? Where do you think this is?

Nashville, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Tijuana, Rosarito,San Diego??

We are about more than just weight loss. Take that body of yours for

a test drive. Show your progress or go gather inspiration to continue

Just do not stop. Do not stop living. Do not stop trying.

Do not forget your why.

Gang we do not have to destroy our work and progress from the week

in going out and having some fun.  All we have to do is plan it.

Go have some fun. Go get yourself in a little trouble and make sure to

share it with someone important to you.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna


all you need is a monday.Happy Monday Gang

How did we do this past weekend?

Did we stick with the diet? Did we drink the water?

Did we take the meds? Did we take our vitamins?

Anyway…. It is Monday and it is time for a fresh start.

Are we ready to change our life?

I find myself in need of a fresh start.  I find myself in the

middle of a BLAHHHH SEASON. And I have

Plenty of people to blame it on but the reality is that it is all

on me. Yes it is all on me.

That folks is a very empowering statement. Because by the time

some of you are reading this I will be pushing my self to do

what was my regular 4.5 mile walk. Yes I had abandoned it

because of pain and a bunch of other excuses and I really

can not afford to have excuses. I have too much shit to do

in life and well I just need to get with it.

My gym membership has expired as of yesterday and I am

not renewing it. There is nothing I was doing there that I can

not do on my own.  The only benefit I will not have is that

I will not be there for the senior citizen and pregnant woman

programs and I liked those because I felt young and skinny.

Yes I understand that is a bit of an ass-hole statement but hey

I took and used all the help and motivation I could get.

I noticed some guys checking out the younger chicks SORRY

NOT ME. That didn’t do shit for me other than make me

loose count and I had no time for that.

Guys… I know that I sound like a broken record but we really

must know ourselves. We must know our strengths and acknowledge

our weaknesses. (like my spelling)

Don’t go to the gym hungry. Don’t go to the gym with out a drink.

And please use the equipment and move on there are people

waiting that have stuff to do. Clean your mess too please.

Gang. It is Monday. Look at yourself and if you see the need for

change be honest with yourself. Better you than anyone else.

And try honestly to be the best you can be. It is worth it.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna