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
“A picture is worth a thousand words” Or we could say it is worth a hundred pounds.
This picture was sent to me by the administrator of the blog iambetterthanthis.com and it just spoke to me.
At times it helps to see our goals. To feel our vision. This little tool which I will start using today does just that. It is simple, visible, present and, a kick in the gut when we are not doing what we said we were going to do.
Those of us who have gone trough the procedure of having WLS know that we put our life on the table when we went to surgery. Spend lots of money going trough the process and committed to a change in our lives. Folks. It is not the band that fails as I was just reminded while reading another fellow blogger’s posts. (madbandedhousewife.wordpress.com) It is us who can fail if we do not keep to the plan. Hell no it is not easy! But it is so worth it, our life a better life is worth it.
Anyway. This pic came from Pinterest and I hope it is a tool that is useful to you. I know it will be for me.
As always I wish you all the success that you rightfully deserve.
Jose G. Osuna
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
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
Truly 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