My Challenge.

new lap band picAs some of you know I have been dealing with a dislodged

band for quite a bit of time.

I have tried to work around the challenge that this is but I know

that having the ability to eat with out the limiting that the band

provides has been key to my weight re-gain.

Part of my process now is to go back to eating the smaller

portions as the program delineates but it is here where I can feel

the difference that the band makes. A portion that would have made

me feel full with the band properly attached does not have the same

effect without it. I end up feeling hungry and not satisfied wanting

more to eat.

This post is just to advise you that not following the guidelines can

create a situation where you lose all the benefits of the band.

That extra portion or those carbonated beverages are just not

worth it. I know I am living with it.

Jose G. Osuna

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FOOD. The other side of the coin.

dont dig your graveWeight loss is not just a matter of Dieting any more

than it is just a matter of working out.

A balance of the two makes for faster more noticeable results.

By contrast., nothing will have a more negative effect on

your efforts than a poor diet.

Everybody should eat high quality proteins and nutrients BUT

for those of us with a lap-band or any other type of

Weight Loss Surgery  (WLS) the quality and quantity of the food

we consume is of the utmost importance.

Do not fool yourself there is no way around this for us if we

are truly committed to obtaining results.

Watch what you eat. Follow the feedings program you were given.

consume high quality nutrients and drink plenty of water.

It is quite simple to obtain results and even easier when you are

adding enough activity in any way shape or form.

Jose G. Osuna

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TO US!!

to us.I like this pic so much.

There is very little to add to something as good as this.

Let’s add our personal touch by doing it.

Let’s kick some flab.

Jose G. Osuna

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New Beginings.

crawlingTruly like this pic.

As a regular person I know of having had failure and times and moments when

the bed wins in the early morning and the doughnuts with the coffee.

But I also know of the pain and frustration when the bastard bathroom scale laughs

in my face. So guess what… I accept it and try again and then try again.

It is my goal to win and regardless of what happens outside of my head I will

continue to fight this fight.

I know that I am the only one who has ever failed at the battle of the pounds

so for all of the high achievers out there please just take this as comedy material.

NOW…. Should there be anyone else like me out there who is being challenged by

a pound of two I welcome your input and comments.

I am fighting a rather large battle and I have quite a lot against me yet.,

I am here working on more and better.

I m having my weight tracker adjusted so there is a public record and we shall

see where this road takes us.

I have this time enlisted the help of a life coach and I see how some of the

“OTHER” aspects of my life are improving and falling into place

so we shall see how this very important part of my life works out.

She is the nicest, toughest, most caring, knowledgeable, drill Sargent bitch

I have ever encountered in my life. I choose to do this online and through e-mail and

It is working for me. With a weekly evaluation and planning session and two to four

contacts by text or MSM messages through out the week she seems to be ever-present.

As I have always told you: Figure out what works for you and your needs

and go forward with it. Forget what others say and figure out YOU.

Jose G. Osuna

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To Salad Or Not To Salad.

Good Day Everyone.

Have you ever been confronted by the “Salad Police”?

When people learn of my efforts to lose weight and the path (low carb, low sodium, high protein.) I have chosen I always get the roll of the eyes and the friendly “Really?”  It is funny because when I explain to them that it was this approach that has given me the best and biggest or should I say smallest results; they usually all of a sudden get very interested in learning just a little bit more. It is almost magical because as they hear the numbers they just can’t let go. What are the numbers? 330 #’s to 235 #’s in less than 4 months.  That was my first big success with dieting. Now… Success does not mean wining and  I proved that by going right back and past the 330 #’s to my top weight of  361 #’s.

Anyway back to salads.

I like salads. I like veggies both raw and cooked but I have a problem with salads and lettuce in particular. Because of my lap band it just does not move. I get stuck and it has to come right up. I have tried chewing longer, different dressings, more of this, more of that, less of this, less of that and it still does not work. So I have tried different ways to eat greens and vegetables.

Anyone else likes creamy mashed potatoes? I do. I discovered that steaming cauliflower and then running them trough my supper duper milk shake making machine and adding just a bit of sour cream and pepper makes for a most acceptable substitute.  I have done similar things with kale, spinach, broccoli, celery, and many other veggies and then use any leftovers for sauces or soups and by doing that I increase the amount of veggies I consume. But it is not salads. You know what it is that I miss a lot? my favorite comfort food broccoli spears with thousand island dressing sprinkled with salt and pepper.  Boy do I miss that.

Ok. I took the liberty of adding the cartoon below and while I know and admit that Atkins is not for everyone I know and can tell you that for a hard case like mine has always been it worked and, as I have incorporated it to my lap band regime it stopped the gaining of weight and has helped my slow progress to my goal weight. Please take it as what it is a cartoon you do not have to agree.

Till the next time.

All of the best for all of you.

Jose G. Osuna

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Monday, Monday.

all you need is a monday.What are the characteristics of true change?

What is it that makes us from one day to

the other decide that we have had enough?

What is it that makes it possible to say:

No more, Never again.

For me it was a lengthy stay in the Hospital.

What did it for you? And,

If you have not had your epiphany yet think

What will it take.

I hope no one else has my experience of

looking up at several Doctors baffled about

my condition clearly not knowing what to do next.

Gang it is not easy but it is not complicated either.

It is Monday. Let’s get back to basics.

Drink the water, Measure your portions,

Increase your activity, Take your meds.

Go to the support groups, Take your vitamins.

Really it is easy to do but as Mr. Jim Rohn

would say:”what is easy to do is also easy not to do”

Be weird, let’s all be weird and let’s be doers.

Carpe Diem! or Carpe The Monday!

Let’s work today on a better tomorrow.

Jose G. Osuna

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Scale Addiction.

forget the scale itNumbers can have tremendous power.

If we let them.

Numbers should serve the purpose of

inspiring and keeping us focus.

We can not allow a number to dictate how

our day will end or start.  BUT…

We can not allow either our whims and

moods to have a similar effect on us.

Weight loss with or without Weight Loss

Surgery (WLS) is a daily battle, a commitment

to a better, healthier life and as such it

requires planning, commitment and

execution. Plan your meals in advance,

make sure you are drinking the water,

when purchasing groceries keep in mind

your goal and limitations.

If you are past the surgery then you have

received all the training and instructions

to be successful. NOW Go Do It.

We are all in it so reach out if you have

questions or challenges.

All the best to you all.

Jose G. Osuna

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