Add Some Living.

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No Clue what you did this weekend, but

I hope you did something worth talking about.

Do not forget that while we are working on

loosing weight and getting healthier, there is a big

amazing world out there, and that we have a life to live.

The purpose of being healthier, and lighter, and stronger

is so we can live longer, better lives. Wile working for

that goal do not forget to do some living.

It is Monday. Start planning some living.

Jose G. Osuna

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Another B’ Day.

 

Today is my Birthday and I am so happy to

have a chance to celebrate with my lovely

and extremely patient wife Amythest.

There will not be any candles on my cake

as we do not want to have the fire department

come and visit again.

All joking aside, I am thankful to my dear God

for all of the many blessings in my life.

Grateful for the ones that choose to be around

and more grateful for the ones that choose to

bless us by keeping their distance.

Lots Of Love and thanks for all the Facebook

birthday wishes.  Always Grateful.

Jose G. Osuna

 

On shapes and pounds.

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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

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On Boundaries.

 

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This is a warning that works for ALL your

boundaries. Political, religious, nutrition, health.

We are living times when people it seems, are

looking for things to be offended about.

Whatever matters to you, make sure you protect

your values and boundaries. I do not have to agree

with you on anything to respect you and your values.

Stay alert. Stay focus and stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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A walk or a run???

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The younger version of me used to belong to

a military style health group in Mexico and

routinely run about 15 kilometers.

NOW, I can talk about it but in no way am I

in the physical condition to do even half of that.

I enjoy my crazy, long walks in all kinds of crazy places.

While my walks are not what they used to I still

enjoy the activity and how I feel after I am done.

Whatever your routine is, make sure that you are

doing something you enjoy so you ensure that you

will continue to do it. The only thing I do that I do not

is a leg work out when I am at the gym. Since, at the

present moment I am unable to join or attend a gym,

well I do not much worry about it. Does anyone else

hates leg day at the gym???

Jose G. Osuna

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Facts.

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OK. Now go work out.

Push something, Pull something, Lift something.

And enjoy every minute of your life.

You don’t have to do it. You get to do it.

Gang. Plan your work and work your plan.

Jose G. Osuna

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I hate spiders.

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Anyone else here hates spiders

like I do. That is my kryptonite. Well…

That and sourdough bread. I am

powerless against good sourdough bread.

Smile gang, we get to try one more time.

Jose G. Osuna

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Choose Your Pain.

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Truly, on this one there are two and only two pains.

Which one will you choose? Which one will I choose?

Life is intent on providing us with choices, and what we do with them

is up to us as individuals.

I know and know that I know I want more and better, but

at times I too have lost the battle to the blankets,

dessert was too pretty to pass and…… Here we are or

should I say here I am.

I am constantly making progress but at times that weak

little boy within me wants to rebel and do sh…. stuff he is

not supposed to.

Anyway gang when that happens we must immediately re commit

to our goals and get back in step with things.

Gang Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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An Add For Our Times.

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I laugh every time I see this.

But, it is also worth taking a moment

and thinking about what in our lives

we can actually change.

I do not want to be overweight, and even

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

I want to reduce the risks of high blood pressure,

high cholesterol, stroke, diabetes, and more

I am genetically vulnerable to thanks to family history.

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

my weight, control what and how much I eat,

have a plan and work the plan.

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

and ourselves to take better care of our health.

Gang, stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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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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Keep At It

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We all have moments of doubt. Moments of fear.

It is when we move past those moments when the real progress happens.

It is past the doubts that we actually find certainty.

Do not let fear of doubts keep you from achieving what you were meant to do.

Gang: Keep Focus Stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Embrace The Struggle.

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We have all struggled with “The Last 10 Pounds”

or some other version of that.

Challenges for those of us working on loosing

the pounds or reducing the inches is a challenge.

This challenges will prepare us for the occasions

when we lose the battle with the snacks, and the

sheets allowing the pounds to creep up again.

It happens to all and the best of us.

Learn from the process and do not forget that

all the challenges can prepare us for eventual

success. The lapband is a tool and a helping hand

but respect must be paid and rules followed for

results to come-about. Do not forget.

All the best and please remain focus.

Jose G. Osuna

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The Future In Mind.

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It is the past that brought us to this present time and situation. Little if anything can be done about the past other than acknowledging that we might have messed up. We allowed the weight to increase. We allowed our health to deteriorate. We might have had a drink or two too many. So lets use the present time to do something about the future. Let’s make sure that our tomorrow is healthier. That our weight is more in line with what we want it to be not what we allowed it to be.

Never forget the past but continue to work on a better future.

The best to you all today and always.

Jose G. Osuna

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Monday.

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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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There is beauty. Everywhere.

IMG_1141A walk on the beach is nice.

A walk on the mountain is refreshing.

A walk on the desert is interesting.

Then again all walks are good.

Why, and how we go about it, well that is

a whole different thing.

Be positive, be strong, and always enjoy

the place where your feet take you.

Beauty and uniqueness can be found

everywhere so pay attention and find it.

Gang stay focus and remain successful.

 

On Fakes

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I would add more but not needed.

Keep your eyes open gang.

ALWAYS.

Stay Focus Stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Work On Your Passion.

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Taking pride and interest on bettering ourselves

must be a center thought, and all the work needed

must be focused to that end.

Trying to please and keep other’s happy more than

working on ourselves is a mistake.

Our weight loss, specially for us with the lapband

is a more important proposition.

Plan your work, work your plan.

Never forget, all yo do will benefit you but also

those important to you.

Stay focus, remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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I Am Worth It.


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Back Pain, Headaches, Low Stamina,

Low Endurance, Huge Clothes.

I remember this things all too well and

know that I do not want to go back to them ever again.

This is a journey that has proven to be a lonely one and

I am ok with that because I know that it is not for everyone.

I do not know what is your “WHY” but make sure it is a strong,

valid, significant, and inspiring  “WHY” to you

because that will keep you inspired and on task.

Keep fighting the good fight.

Jose G. Osuna

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Arguments.

cbbf6440767dc265dc50892a55e1c212When it comes to arguing about diets

please, please don’t.

There are arguments for all the Diets

and all the programs out there, BUT

the moment that results begin to show…

Every body wants to know what it is

that you are doing.

Forget about it all and just do your thing.

Take care of you and commit to your program.

Just Do Your Thing.  Be Successful.

Stay focus.

Jose G. Osuna

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Dare, dare to step outside.

 

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out of the common, comfortable, familiar?

I have found that interesting things, places,

and people are found all around us when we

pay attention and dare step out.

We are past the first half of the year;

I hope your goals and plans are on track,

I hope that as you work through the process

of losing the weight, and making for a healthier

life, don’t waste the opportunity to enjoy, and live,

live fully. Step out of the comfort and the familiar.

Take a risk and go find something new, something

different and interesting., if it is new it will be worth it.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Keep Your Why In Mind.

 

 

Clarity gives strength. Knowing the why will keep us on track when other things try to de-rail our best intentions and desires. Figure out what it is that motivates you and keep it in mind. For some of us is health while for some of us it might be vanity and even for some it is a passion for life. There is no wrong answer just get your answer. Why Do You Do It? Why do you want to loose the weight? And once you know the why keep it ever present to give you strength on the moments that excuses sound good as if they were reasons. Keep focus and keep going. All the best to you all. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Clarity gives strength. Knowing the why will keep us on track when other things try to de-rail our best intentions and desires.
Figure out what it is that motivates you and keep it in mind. For some of us is health while for some of us it might be vanity and even for some it is a passion for life. There is no wrong answer just get your answer. Why Do You Do It? Why do you want to lose the weight? And once you know the why keep it ever-present to give you strength on the moments that excuses sound good as if they were reasons.
Keep focus and keep going. All the best to you all.
Jose G. Osuna

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Every Now And Then.

IMG_1102While I am all for going forth and taking

any and all the necessary extra steps, I also

believe that we should take any breaks and stops

needed for us to remain sane and centered.

To be successful full effort and commitment

should be put forth but attention should be paid

so we do not destroy by over-doing.

Take a break every now and then.

Go somewhere and enjoy something.

To me there is no better place than the beach,

and no better time than sunset. Talk about a magic

cleansing moment. Perspective I guess.

Gang figure out what works for you and

and use it for your growth.

Jose G. Osuna

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Earn It.

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Funny how people forget about their contribution when the results

are less than good, but how fast and permanently they make themselves

part of anything good that has been accomplished by anyone.

The way I see it gang is that we do this by ourselves for ourselves.

Try finding a gym partner and you can spend weeks asking, and in the end

you find yourself going to the gym by yourself. How about this one:

You start a diet program any diet program and everyone and their aunt

have an opinion about said program but as you start making progress

here they are…

Anyway do not forget that you can and should be able to trust and count

on yourself.  Now Go Do It.

Gang Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Faith

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I do not know you so I do not know if you are a person of faith.

I am and I just want to go out on a limb here and share with you

that this is a central part of my life.

Most of what I do is passed through the filter of my values

not because I am perfect but precisely because of my

many shortcomings.

This is not an effort to bother or antagonize anyone

but merely a sharing of yet another aspect of my life.

I do not know what inspires you but enjoy it and grow

with it.

Gang Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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A moment of truth.

DSC_0173That cold, cold shower moment when

we get on the scale.

Great if its good but tough if it is not.

At that moment every bite that went through

our lips comes to mind and makes us smile

or makes us cringe with regret.

We know what we are supposed to do

so let us go forth and make the right

decisions to accomplish our dreams and goals.

Let us take a shower, a shower of success.

Jose G. Osuna

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By the way., those are my kids on the ride.

Knot’s I believe. Or sea world. Not sure. LOL.

 

 

Yes You Can!

I do not hold it against them when people do not understand or clearly do not want me to succeed. I do not get mad but I do not let it get to me and allow them to bring me down or permit them to change my mind either. I want what I want and there is no question about it. This is why it is so important to know and keep in mind the WHY we do what we do. Let NO ONE bring you down and that includes you. Keep the focus. Keep pushing. Keep working on your plan and accomplish your goal. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

I do not hold it against them when people do not understand or clearly do not want me to succeed. I do not get mad but I do not let it get to me and allow them to bring me down or permit them to change my mind either.
I want what I want and there is no question about it.
This is why it is so important to know and keep in mind the WHY we do what we do.
Let NO ONE bring you down and that includes you.
Keep the focus. Keep pushing. Keep working on your plan and accomplish your goal.
Jose G. Osuna
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The Real.

DSC_0061What is hot?  What is fast?

What is stylish? What is the it thing?

The answer is: It depends.

The same thing happens when it comes

to us. To diet, weight loss, appearance, etc.

It is about what is right for US. What is

appropriate and adequate for us.

Don’t let the flashy or trendy affect the process

you have delineated for yourself.

Keep it up and have an impact on your world.

Jose G. Osuna

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Moments.

 

DSC_0747To share, to admire something amazing

with those that we love is great.

I have had the luck to share with my kids

of many a thing.  With Daniel my oldest it

was always Christmas. Boy did we go overboard.

With my young kids now, it is the water. River, Ocean,

beach, lake.  We all love the water.

My wife and I continuously look for excuses to take

day trips, and weekend trips, and any trips we can.

I then insert my walks and my work outs as best as I can.

This is not always easy and it does not always work but

we sure do try to make it work.

Figure out what works for you, what doesn’t.

Gang, make it work. figure it out and go forth.

Jose G. Osuna

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On Fools.

 

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Set yourself free.

Throw away the chains that keep you.

Work on being free from all negativity.

It is a choice so I ask you:

Will you take the steps?

Will you refuse to partake of the

banquet of negativity placed before you

every day by so many?

I hope you do because we are destined

for greatness. We must grow, but first

we must free ourselves of the load put upon

us by those that would have us be the same

as them for always.

Gang Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Where have your walks taken you?

 

DSC_0013Where have your walks taken you?

I went for a long walk in Yuma, AZ.

This is the Colorado River, and at the end

of that bridge is California.

What a great day that was.

So great that keeping our exercise

commitments can also reward us by

taking us to great places and get us in touch

not just with our selves, but also with nature

and other kindred spirits.

Keeping our commitments makes us stronger

physically and also in character.

Gang, keep your word always to others but

specially to your self.

Push hard for those that depend on you but

push harder for yourself.

Make a difference for others but specially

make a difference for yourself.

Stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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The Healthies You!

I have a weight goal and it inspires me. I have a dream of wearing the same size pants that I used before I got married back in 1986. But I also am smart enough to know and notice how well my body works as I loose the pounds. The extra energy and stamina. I notice how I can sleep better and even breath better. I love that my back pain almost disappears and the purple color on my feet and ankles goes away. So yes a pounds goal and a size in clothes is nice but for me I have to say feeling so much better in my own skin is truly priceless. Find your why and rock on with your bad self!! Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

I have a weight goal and it inspires me. I have a dream of wearing the same size pants that I used before I got married back in 1986,
but I also am smart enough to know and notice how well my body works as I lose the pounds. The extra energy and stamina.
I notice how I can sleep better and even breath better.
I love that my back pain almost disappears and the purple color on my feet and ankles goes away.
So yes a pounds goal and a size in clothes is nice but for me I have to say feeling so much better in my own skin is truly priceless.
Find your why and rock on with your bad self!!
Jose G. Osuna.

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EXCUSES VS RESULTS

Results VS Excuses

No one will diet for us. No one will work out for us.

No one will go on walks or runs for us. No one will drink the water for us.

If we want the results we must embrace our goals, and dreams and do the work.

Keep the dream alive and the goals ever-present.

Keep up the good work and as always all the best to you all.

Jose G. Osuna

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Yes You Are!

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We have things to do and who and how we are is no one else’s business.

What we want to change about us is not anyone’s business either,

so if you want to lose an ounce or a whatever amount of pounds

Rock On With Your Bad Self.

You decide what your future looks like., Only you.

Be a shark. Be a freaking SHARK.

Jose G. Osuna

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You Have The Power!

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We have a God-given right to choose.

Our decisions impact our life and that of those around us family and friends.

All of the little and seemingly insignificant decisions we make day in and day out

have the cumulative power to change and affect our lives.

There is a book titled the compound effect by Darren Hardy Publisher of Success Magazine.

In it Darren shows us the power both negative and positive that each and every decision

we make, can make a difference on the quality of our life.

The extra glass of wine, the fun size chocolate packet, or the extra serving of ice cream

can add up to significant calories, grams of carbs, grams of fat whatever you want to track.

BUT, just as well taking the extra steps by parking a little farther, drinking an extra glass of water,

walking just a little extra, adding a set to our workout, using mustard instead of mayo, etc.

has an effect. What will it be? The positive or negative?

We have the power to decide, we have the opportunity to change our tomorrows and,

by doing that change our life.

Use your power for good., for good longer living.

Gang as always all of the best for you all.

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Chest Workout.

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And now a little big attention to the “Chestal” area.

Yes I know that Chestal is not a real word but is sounds FUNNY.

This is a basic set up and excellent in my humble opinion

example of a routine for beginners.

If you are a bit more experienced you then know how to

“Doctor” this moves and exercises to work better based

on your wants needs and experience.

With this and with all new exercises please ask help and

guidance until you can master them.

This is one routine that will send you home happy.

I have to admit that I continue to be challenged by my

Leg Day. I do it to the best of my abilities but I can not

remember a single time I actually enjoyed it. If anyone has

a routine for Leg Day that you think is great please share

because that is the one that I hear the most gripping about.

Gang keep up the good work and remember that  all that

you do for a better you, benefits you but also your friends

and family.

Jose G. Osuna

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DNA the history of us.

DNA MAPThis is the picture that my DNA paints.

I have to say it is nothing like I was expecting

based on what my family shared. Not good or bad

just unexpected.

This picture as extensive in time and depth is

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

The day to day life we construct tells more

about us than any DNA test could. What is the

fiber of our character, what are the values we

live-by, how important family and friends are.

And there is so much more. Here we talk about

weight loss and health a lot but at the same time

I make it a point to acknowledge life and living.

Regardless of where we came from the fact remains

that we are trying to effect change and by making

better choices we might live longer, healthier lives.

Gang, stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Happy Fathers Day.

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For many years my father wore a baseball cap

that read: “Everybody is a legend in their own mind”

The thing is that, it was in English and he spoke no

English that I knew of.  Yet he always had an explanation

as to the meaning of it. It was: “expect nothing but do everything

then you will be able to make your own life, your own future.”

He was not an educated person as it refers to school education

but he had survived some of the toughest times in the history

of Mexico. He was never in debt as he never borough for anything.

He never had less than two jobs, yet he always had time for family.

And he was ever-present for all that mattered when it was about

home and family. Never knew how he did it, but he did.

From him I learned that: “The size of my frustrations was equal

to the size of my expectations.” I also learned that it was up to me

to get and have anything I wanted. I had my first business venture

when I was 8 going on 9 years old and I have never forgotten the

lessons I learned then.  He never did care about the way he looked

even though he always looked good and well put together. I learned

how great it felt to accomplish and obtain things that we cared about.

Not a perfect man by any-means but a great man all the same.

All I can hope for is that someday my kids will feel that way about me.

Happy Fathers Day to you all that have kids and a family to take care of.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY.

Jose G. Osuna

 

 

 

The Next Step…

and now i willThere is a time when we have to go back to basics

A time to get real and say “This is my time”.

So I ask of you….. Is this your time?

Is this when you decide  Enough with the

Bull Shit and just go do it.

I hope it is because there must be an end

 to empty and senseless words.

Drink the water!!!

Take your meds!!!

Do your exercise!!!

Follow your diet!!!

Track your progress!!!

So simple to do.

So simple not to do.

So… What will it be??

Here it is to us in hope that we will be

of the kind that goes and does it.

The kind that gets IT DONE.

Jose G. Osuna

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About Support.

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I do not know what your political views are

and I am not asking.  That said, I hope that

we all can be a little smarter during the

future elections cycle and identify with

candidates that represent US.

The past presidential election left very

clear that both parties royally screwed many

of its members and that is just not right.

Let us look for the right candidates and

give them our support. Let us refuse to be

sheep, Let us think and act like Americans

first, as citizens first. If the political parties

and the politicians are able to forget about

what is best for the people and the country

we can not. Make sure you vote and support

your candidates whom-ever they might be.

As for me., Not One More Red Cent To A Political Party.

Now let us get back to the battle of the pounds.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

 

 

What is it about???

i will make sweat

It is more about being committed

than about being male of female.

It is more about wanting IT than

not wanting other things.

It is more about changing,

while refusing to stay the same.

It is about wanting more rather

than settling for less.

In the end; it is about a better

way of living.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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On Big Dreams.

dream big

All things being equal doesn’t it makes sense to dream big?

It takes the same effort to dream crap than to dream championship.

Like my good friend tells me: “when it comes to the good in life

I want more., I always want more”

I guess I agree. I want more life, I want more health, I want more wealth.

I want to lose more weight, I want to feel much better.

I am ready to put my best effort to accomplish it as I know nothing

worthwhile is free.

How big are your dreams? How great your hopes.

It is up to us gang.

Let’s Go Do It.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

A Little Help Please.

DSC_0372This is our ferret ‘Peter”

Here you can see him exploring the

ocean and the beach in Rocky Point, Mexico.

He is the oldest of our ferrets, and he has

fallen ill. This has affected our whole family,

and as we have done before with one other

of our ferrets, we are taking as much care

of him as we can.

I would like to ask of you to please send

good thoughts, prayers and good energy

his way. Our whole family would be most

grateful.  Thanks.

Jose G. Osuna

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Fear No Monday

fear no mondayHappy Monday Gang!!

One of the rules that I found is worth

of us always keeping is: “Never fail on Monday”

We must work out every Monday!

We must keep our Diet every Monday!

We must take our pills every Monday!

It has been shown in studies just how much

the “Monday Effect” can impact the rest of

the week., it seems that both monkeys and

humans tend to somehow be more inclined

not to follow through when Monday is not

addressed correctly.

Anyway I hope you have a great and

very productive week.

Jose G. Osuna

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A Good Bye.

 

The passing of a Friend or Friends.

Not too long I found myself at the lake of Davis Dam and

I realized that  it was going to be a bad day.

You see… My sandals that have been with me up and down the Caribbean

had seen their last day in the sun. Why is a pair of sandals so important??

Well it was a present from someone who would never again give me

even a glass of water. On top of that I have trekked up and down the

Pacific cost from South of Seattle all the way to Cabo, and the Atlantic

coast from North Carolina to the tip of Florida passing through South Carolina,

Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, California, Arizona,

Nevada, Sonora, Mexico. Sinaloa, Mexico. Baja, Mexico. Chihuahua, Mexico. St. John, VI,

Aruba, Barbados, Puerto Rico, etc, etc.,

I think you get the point.

I wish I had a Human Friend to have gone with me. None the least I will

miss my sandals.

Where have your travels taken you lately?

Let’s make life about getting better and enjoy what we have in front of us.

It is about living life to the fullest.

I gave my sandals a watery grave and went back home bare footed.,

floating on a cloud of memories. About 10 years of memories.

To Us. To Living.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Helping The Excercise.

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All the exercise in the world is wasted if we do not eat the right foods.

Every one should know what food and items are the ones that affect us

the most and for some of us, the solutions are not as clear.

I tried many different approaches before getting my Lap-Band.

I am proof that ALL Diets Work if only for a little while.

For me it is Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Sodium and it is good because

I do no crave sweets and I do love meat and seafood.

I enjoy walking and working out but, I enjoy eating even more.

I truly enjoy fish and grilled meats so it is lucky me, but if you like and

enjoy other foods then you must learn about portions and nutrient

density. Not all foods are created equally so the more we know the

better our decisions can be.

Keep learning, keep looking at your self and the results that come out

of your efforts, and every day you will be better and your results will be

more permanent. That is after all what we all want right???

Have fun with food, try new things, go to a restaurant you have never

been to. My last memorable restaurant experience happened  actually

years ago at a Texas Road House in Gilbert, AZ I think. I shared a meal

and even that I could not finish. It was a strange meal. It was a strange day.

I had a taste of chicken and a taste of ribs and a glass of water.

Enjoy the process but also enjoy the food and your meals.

It is all part of the process.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Inform Yourself.

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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

http://www.lapbandformen.com

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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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