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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About Champions.

champions believeEvery Day we need to re-enforce in our mind and heart

the why we are doing what we are doing.

We need to keep ever-present the dream and the goal

and with that, the confidence, strength, and believe will push us

to accomplish the little, mundane, and at times boring

steps that will transform our dreams and goals into reality.

If it is a million dollars or a certain weight it is by planning

and executing the little steps that the GOAL is reached.

Gang., we must keep putting one step in front of the other

and eventually we will reach our goal.

Believing in the possibilities I wish you all the best.

Jose G. Osuna

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Bla, Bla, Enough

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Activity and exercise are important

for everybody but specially for those

of us with any of the different (WLS)

weight loss surgeries.

For me having the lapband® and any

of you with it; we know that exercising,

taking our meds, vitamins and drinking

the water is of the most importance.

We can talk until we are blue on the face

but without helping the tool that WLS is

the results will never be as great as we

wanted when we decided to go trough the

procedure.

Let us do what is needed to achieve the

results that we want.

Gang… Stay focus and be successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Want To Quit???

dream weight

So… What do you think?

Me?? I just love to prove people wrong.

I love the feeling of accomplishment

when I see a goal being accomplished.

Best of all I just love to win.

Jose G. Osuna

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Live And Learn

when you succeedWe can not earn or learn

unless we are living and trying new

things and working on life.

The process of loosing weight

teaches us how our bodies work

we learn of what works and what

does not and by learning we

can adjust and grow.

Our failures teach us about our

shortcomings but also about our

strengths and values.

It sucks.. It really suck when we fail

at anything. I hate to lose or fail

but those experiences have done

more for my growth than most other

experiences.

Never learn to lose but never be afraid

to try something new, something

different.

Be brave and remain focus.

Jose G. Osuna

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Changes…

Small Changes

Trying to make a big impact in life

by making large changes or doing

big thing is doable but hard.

Changes in small manageable

sizes are easier and by default

more likely to stick to.

I obviously do not know you

so just do what works for you

and continue to make progress.

BUT

If you are not getting the results that

you want maybe just maybe

try simplifying your action items.

Of course we here talk Weight Loss

but the same simplification process

works for relationships, business,

and any endeavour of interest to you.

Gang stay focus stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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You Are In Control

you have the powerWe battle weight loss constantly and,

we have more misses than we want to

but in the end it is not about wining always

as much as it is about not stopping.

Deciding to make a change  that takes us

closer to our goals will always come at a

price and the price is following a diet, excercising,

remaining active and making the appropriate

decisions to keep the changes and continue

making the progress we seek.

Make a decision and stick to it.

Take a stand against mediocrtity and

hold on to it.

Gang it is within our grasp if we choose it.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Try, Try, Try again.

if you end up misserableSo how about we try to live our way

with our own thoughts and faith

and desire for more and, in the

process we learn and try for better

after every attempt.

How about we own our live’s

and work on bringing to life our

dreams and hopes while working

on our goals.

If weight loss is what we want

it is right there within arms length.

If it is money or position or any other

worthwhile endeavour we can make

it happen if we put the time and effort.

We are responsible for us.

Let’s make sure we show up in full force.

Always remain focus so we can always

be successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Blah, Blah, Blah.

what did you say

Be like that., yes be like that

with those that try to belittle

or in any way MESS with your dreams,

hopes, goals and desires.

Do not give anyone the power to

affect your progress.

Keep going for you.

Keep trying for you.

Keep working for you.

Do not stop.

Stay Focus Remain Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Living.

Screenshot_20170402-024547.jpgIf you are of the human race.

If you have ever taken a breath.

If you heart has ever contracted.

You have lived and if you have lived

I am sure you have screwed up at something

sometime and so have I.

So what is there to be done about it???

Maybe nothing maybe something but one

thing is for sure…… We Do Not Stop!!

Not because of one or a million screw-ups.

We keep going and we keep working on more

and more importantly: On Better.

Do not let the Shityness in life keep you from

the greatness of living.

Stay Focus Remain Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Best Time Of The Day.

Screenshot_20170423-0755463:30 AM was my best time of the day.

I functioned well with two or three hours

of sleep and I could go all night working,

reading, talking, getting in trouble or just

driving around.

Things change. I have changed and as my

body has aged I find losing the weight  to

be harder and taking longer.

I hurt after my activities and I do not like it.

I used to run for ever and stop when bored

not when tired and now even my walks hurt.

And yet I find my activity so rewarding.

I love the challenge not because I always win

but because it keeps me going.,

I do love the feeling of the win all the wins big

and small because an ounce or a pound are

equally important and relevant.

Gang this weight loss thing is an ongoing

numbers game. How many times we fall,

how many times we get up again.

It happens… Shit does happen so be ready

and just keep going.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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On Winning And Winners.

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I am a winner

I refuse to quit

I will continue to try and try again.

That should be our attitude

Always.

Never Quit!

Stay focused remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Make The Time.

Screenshot_20170413-091833Do you want a long life?

Do you want a healthier more active tomorrow?

Do you want to be around longer to share with

your family, friends and those that matter to you??

Then find the time to do the things that will allow

you to be and do this things.

Those of us who have gont through Weight Loss Surgery

know that Never Will Diet Alone Drop The Pounds.

Excercise and activity must be part of the equation.

Remember

It is not about having the time as it is to make the time.

It is worth it… You are worth it so shut the heck up

and go make some shit happen.

Go Get Better.

Jose G. Osuna

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LOVING AND SUPPORTING OURSELVES

LOVING AND SUPPORTING OURSELVES

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

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Do Not Stop.

Screenshot_20170415-053701.jpgBecause we all make mistakes

we must ALL be prepared to acknowledge

and realize that we can once again start anew.

Do not let a failure regardless of size get in the way

of your goals and dreams.

You, me, us we are worth it.

Fight for your weight loss.

fight for your healthier life.

Push for more and better because you deserve it.

If you invested in the LapBand® do not let it go to waste.

No failure, no mistake no nothing is worth

you giving up on life and your dreams.

Gang stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Life Lessons

Screenshot_20170415-054026.jpgLife would be so easy but so boring if everything

We wanted was just “right there”.

Part of the human experience is the fact

that we have to learn, grow and do better.

Do not let your mistakes and failures keep

you from the great possibility that awaits

those that choose to pursue life to it’s fullest.

I have had a lot and I have had nothing.

I have been given nothing and also given a lot.

I have done a lot and I have let go.

I guess what I am trying to say is that

I have lived.

I have chosen to do more and better

not because I am more and better but

precisely because I am not and I want to be.

Whatever your past know that today,

tomorrow morning you can start again

or you can just push and do even more

Right here, right now.

Gang stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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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

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RESULTS…

Screenshot_20170413-093020.jpgAnything wrong with showing off the

results of your hard work???

Hell No.

Results do not have to be this remarkable to

deserve being celebrated.

I celebrate a pound lost just as much as I do

and ounce why? because it is success.

Gang only we know how hard it is for us to

lose any weight so do not let the number

keep you from acknowledging and celebrating

your losses.

Stay focus and keep kicking but keep loosing weight.

Jose G. Osuna

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To The Ladies.

Screenshot_20170415-054320.jpgWhile the name of this BLOG is:

“Lap Band For Men” well over two thirds

of the readers are females and I want to

acknowledge that fact. I started this “For Men”

because I could only share of what I knew and as

a guy I knew guy stuff.

As we rach over 450 posts I have learned from other

bloggers and friends and I try to share for everyone.

I thank you all for taking time out of your busy days

to read this and know that I will continue to respectfully

offer of my life, experience and opinion in an effort

to be of service.

Weight loss is a battle that so many of us are involved in

and obesity is an enemy that does not respect gender, age,

religion or sexual orientation so let us do all we can to

help and support one another.

So gang… Ladies and Gents let’s continue to kick gut.

Jose G. Osuna

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For Love

Screenshot_20170312-010012.jpgAs I mentioned in another post

I have a passion for food, For Good Food.

I think I look at sushi the same way this

Ferret is looking at it here.

I love life sushi and I really love my

ferrets Peter, Bear and Rascal.

OK gang back to the grind.

Jose G. Osuna

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It Is My Life!

Screenshot_20170415-053856That should be the answer to so many questions.

“It Is My LIfe”

But more importantly is that you should

always keep it present as you go about your

day making all of those small seemingly

unimportant decisions.

Having just one more drink or ordering extra

fries with that meal or not going for your walk

or just avoiding going to the gym.

It is your life and it is our life so it is worth

it to take the extra measures to be successful.

Weight loss is what unites us here and we must

do what is required to be successful.

Longer and more productive life?

A more active and fulfilling future?

More success and bigger accomplishments?

All of this is affected by our health and our health

is affected by our weight.

Get it clear. Figure out what it is that you want  and

need and go for it. Make it a goal and create a plan.

No one can diet for you. No one can do push-ups for you.

Pay the price and enjoy the benefits.

Gang stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Passion In Life.

DSCN4922This is my favorite flower.

It reminds me of the South.

Passion. We all have passions and photography

is one of mine.  Eating is another but that is

a story for another time.

In pursuing my passion for photography

I add the activity factor and go for long, long

walks.  Drink the water and making sure to

carry and eat high nutrition value snacks to

keep the energy high.

I get my cardio and with any luck

maybe one good or even great picture.

Gang figure out what you like or even better

what you are passionate about and make it

part of your day-to-day.

Also as you go about your “day-to-day”

keep your eyes open as there might be someone

to whom you can be of help in bringing out some

good by being of help and support. Give a hand

give a coin give a bite of food and if possible

give friendship. True and real friendship.

Jose G. Osuna

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Motivated?

6ba47fa4643d650ece6bf7df72d8d307We all need the steady fuel of

Motivation.

This short guide will help you remain

centered, inspired and pushing forward

with the force provided by motivation.

Keep your goals and dreams present

all the time.

When it comes to motivation keep in mind

that WE ALL need it, that we all have use of it.

Keep your eyes open as near you might be someone

who needs a word of encouragement a pat on the back

a coin or a bite to eat. Be the source of motivation

to them. Give them the courage or the opportunity

to take even one more step.

Be a friend. Be a real friend.

Jose G. Osuna

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Keep The Hustle

2c8a35b58a62f0f21f17bfa30a6b31e3This applies to riding but it also applies to life.

Things do not always go our way and we must

be prepared for this.

While riding we have to be ready to take and give

power to our machine. In Life

we must be able to ease off the accelerator but also

to give more power as things and circumstances

push and pull on us.

Do not allow for life’s changes derail our efforts

do not allow for people to have such an impact in

our plans and goals that we stop because of them.

When a challenge is in front of us we must go over it,

around it, under it or if all else fails just

March Through It.

Keep fighting the good fight. Keep pushing forward.

Keep winning even when you do not get the wins

you expected.

Love yourself and love your goals and plans.

While you are in the battle field do not forget to

look around for someone you can bring along

with you. Help someone.

Jose G. Osuna

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Training For More

1a4e5dd94985fb6ddc2537f4c43e5c3dI used to run when I was younger. Yes it has been a long time ago.

I have been chewing on getting back to it.  at 52 I do not know

if it is such a great idea but I would like to give it a try.

Should you have an interest in starting a running phase in your

weight loss journey here is a beginners program that might be

helpful to both you and me.

Gang do not be afraid to set new and even more daring goals.

Go for the gold and push yourself further than before.

The results regardless if great or hilarious are yours and

yours alone. Enjoy the ride.

Jose G. Osuna

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Be Excited!!

8bd75e0c01c4a2f0ecc1c9e9709ae49eWe all have a road ahead of us.

How do I know???

Because even after we accomplish

the goal in front of us the maintaining

is an ongoing process.

We want to get to XX weight and once

we get there the harder work begins.

Keeping things where we want them

requires work. If it is important to you

it will require continued work.

It is after accomplishing our goals

that commitment kicks in. But ONLY

if it is really important to you.

Gang keep your goals and dreams alive.

Keep them present and that will keep

them alive.

Do not forget to keep you eyes open

and look for someone, anyone who you think

needs a hand and if it is something that you

accommodate please give them a hand. DO NOT

wait to be asked for a hand… Reach Out.

Jose G. Osuna

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It Is Personal.

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Many things are and should be important to us like

our goals, plans, hopes and dreams.

Important as well is the goals we set for Weight Loss,

exercise, health and activity.

Those of us who have had #WLS Weight loss surgery

must continually keep in mind our limitations when

it comes to food and eating. We must also keep present

the need and commitment to activity and exercise.

#WLS on its own does not work for anyone.

Exercise is a must and should be an integral part

of our plans and daily life. If you are considering

going through Weight Loss Surgery make sure you

take this into consideration.

Gang make sure you are doing all you can to make

your goals come true. Make sure you are drinking the

water, taking your meds and vitamins  and you must

include the activity. excercise.

Jose G. Osuna

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Important Stuff.

5b209e358c5375ec17ec119d2248f03bWhat is important to you?

To me living is important. My family is important.

I do and have done all I can for my family, my kids.

I do not know and quite frankly I do not care if they

appreciate it, value it or even care about what I have

done for them. Regardless I do all I can for them.

And after that I take care of me. I enjoy riding.

I enjoy photography and I love life.

I am a Christian, I am a Free Mason and I,

I love life.

I am not part of Twin Pillars but I want to

send them some love and support.

Gang I do not know you but I hope that you

are heavily engaged in living life to the fullest.

I hope that all passions are ever present in your

day to day living. Never forget to live.

Also look for opportunities to help others.

Take every chance you can afford and do

something for someone else. Please do not

wait until someone asks for help. Do what you can

when you can but lend a hand when possible.

Jose G. Osuna

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