Waking UP.


actually. i just woke up

It seem that as of late I have been asked way too many times:

“What Made You Decide To Change?”

One day, I just decided that no one person or no one situation

would ever have so much power over me.

I decided that those friends who continually tell you I will pray for you

but never offer you a coin when broke or a piece of bread when hungry

have no true and vested interest on us.

That if it had to be it was up to me, therefore I promised my self never to

ask another “Don’t let go of me.”

That I am worth it not because of me but because of the one who created me.

I realized that I wanted and deserved a better, longer, healthier and happy life.

That a failed relationship did not preclude me from finding love again.

That having been overweight did not mean that I was to stay that way.

That loosing my position, and wealth only meant that I had something else coming.

That there would be someone who would take and accept me as I was, and to whom

my struggles and challenges would not be a deal breaker as they made their presence felt and,

carried some of the load and at times all of the load so that I did not have to face the world alone.

Because I had those that did pray but, they did not pray for me…They prayed with me.,

a lot has changed and my life now reflects it.

NO. Prayer in any form is not bad or unwelcome, but I remember what my parents taught

all of us as kids: after we pray on our knees we get up and go and pray with our hands, feet

and backs so we can do our part in making ours and other people’s miracles a reality.

I am thankful., oh so thankful for the many kindness I have received during the last couple of years.

I know that I have a purpose and if I have a day or a hundred years

I will work every day and in some way re-pay all that was given to me.

I want more. I want better.

I want health, wealth and a family

And that is why my prayer is never for things to be given to me,

or for life to be easy, and not even for many friends.

All I ask from GOD is for my loved ones to be healthy and safe,

and for me, Peace of mind.

With that I can and will take care of the rest.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter.com/LapBand4Men    Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

 

On Motivation.

excersice motivator

Because we are all different we must find the thing that

uniquely motivates us to get out of bed, and get on

with the daily battle of the pounds.

Is it Music, passion, or just a number on the scale I don’t know

but whatever it is, you must find it and go forth with it.

Let us make an example of ourselves to those on

the sidelines and let us provide inspiration to others,

not because we are perfect or so accomplished but

because we are trying, and pushing, and not giving up.

We all need a push every now and then, so why not be

the push and example that others need and could

benefit from.

Gang Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men    Twitter.com/LapBand4Men

Live.

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

http://www.lapbandformen.com

GOALS

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

Twitter.com/LapBand4Men   Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

On The New Year.


ZERO TOLERANCE
Are we starting this new opportunity on the right foot?

Are we set to get the most out of this opportunity?

Let’s not allow anything to get in the way of us reaching our goals.

This is our life. This is not a Dress rehearsal.

Let’s OWN it.

Wishing us all a Kick Ass New Beginning.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com    Instagram.Com/LapBand4Men

People……….

equalizer

And that is why we do not pay them no mind.

We should be so busy working on our stuff

 that anything that those outside of our circle

do or say just stays there “OUT”.

Work on your goals, Work on your dreams,

Work on what matters to you and ignore

the rest.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com   Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

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

http://www.lapbandformen.com   Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Last Sunday Of November 2014


you have the power
This is the last Sunday of November.

Have you written your goals for the next year?

Take it for a test drive. Write your goals and keep them present

all year-long and see if your life does not changes completely.

Make economic goals, Work on them and see if you do not end up better.

Make health goals. See if you don’t end up healthier.

Make weight loss goals. Your scale will thank you. It works.

Go to you tube and search Jim Rohn on goals setting, then search

Tony Robbins on life goals and there you will see the blue print for

goal setting. If you want to go the extra mile and have a month,

get and read the book “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy

and see your life transform, and improve.

Gang I can wish you all the best till I am blue on the face,

but it will take you putting some action for the good to come.

Hey.. If you can,  give yourself a Christmas gift and get you

a subscription to Success Magazine.

Feed your mind the good stuff and your life will reflect it.

Let’s continue to feed our mind and body with only the best.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com     Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

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

http://www.lapbandformen.com  Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Self Love.

Why we do what we do? I had to learn that while it was ok to continue to give to others and of my self., I had to find love to and for myself. It is not an egotistical journey but an adventure of discovery and self realization. I celebrate a pound lost or a size reduced. I am happy for an inch and happy for a ounce. I am happy to be doing better. Celebrate you progress. Because I am sure you will agree that not going back is progress in and of it self. Staying at the same weight for a long time is an issue but from one week to the next it just means that you were able to deal with cravings and temptations. Just Do Not Go Backwards. OK gang today as always I wish you all the best of the best. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Why we do what we do?
I had to learn that while it was ok to continue to give to others and of my self., I had to find love to and for myself.
It is not an egotistical journey but an adventure of discovery and self-realization.
I celebrate a pound lost or a size reduced. I am happy for an inch and happy for an ounce.
I am happy to be doing better.
Celebrate you progress. Because I am sure you will agree that not going back is progress in and of it self.
Staying at the same weight for a long time is an issue, but from one week to the next it just means that you were able to deal with cravings and temptations. Just Do Not Go Backwards.
Stay focus remain successful.
Jose G. Osuna

BELIEVE!!!


believe in yourself
It has been a while since I cared for what anyone else thought of me.

Now. I just listen to my inner self specially when it comes to

my goals, dreams and aspirations.

There are many who wish me well, but no one wants me

to be successful as much as I want it.

Set Goals, Go after them, Destroy them and REPEAT.

Forget about the doubters, and the haters., don’t waste

time on them that you can be using on making a Better You.

Let’s continue to kick it gang.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com     Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

MAGIC DIET PILL !!!!!

What is the most important thing for weight loss?? Diet, Exercise, Activity, Attitude? It is all equally important I have found but, if there is something that I have seen make a difference in many of the people that I have known is the fact that they were committed. There are many experienced and educated persons like me out there that regardless of the knowledge and experience failed at the weight loss game. I trained people on weight loss and therapeutic diets so I knew better and yet I failed consistently. It was the lack of commitment to the weight loss that kept me from realizing my goal. Well Gang here it is the magic weight loss pill. Hope it helps. All the best to you all. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

What is the most important thing for weight loss?? Diet, Exercise, Activity, Attitude?
It is all equally important I have found, but if there is something that I have seen make a difference in many of the people who I have known, is the fact that they were committed. There are many experienced and nutrition educated persons like me out there that regardless of the knowledge and experience failed at the weight loss game. I trained people on weight loss and therapeutic diets so I knew better and yet I failed consistently. It was the lack of commitment to the weight loss that kept me from realizing my goal.
Well Gang here it is the magic weight loss pill. Hope it helps.
All the best to you all.
Jose G. Osuna

Bettering Me.

 

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I have looked at my self and I like the person

that my work has been creating.

Now I want more so I will work more on me.

I have no time to worry and think about what

others will do or will think of me.

I am working on me and it is OK.

Gang Stay Focused And Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com  Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Share the love gang.

What Can I Say.

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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

www.lapbandformen.com

Instagram.com/LapBan4Men

Admire Someone, Anyone.

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This is Jon Hamm. He is one of the guys I admire

a lot. He takes care of himself and looks great always.

I love motorcycles and hope to one day look that cool

on one. Nothing like hitting the road, getting on the wind.

The other thing/experience that feels good is when you

get on the scale and it gives you the numbers you want.

I recently got on the scale and did not like what I  saw.

I got on the program again and I have already lost 6 pounds.

I am at 59 #’s from my goal. I will make it. I will make it soon.

Gang as you might have noticed I have not post as regularly

as I am used to, but I am back and will get back on track.

By the way that is not one of my pictures and I wish I knew

who’s it is to give credit but I do not know.

Stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter.com/LapBan4Men   Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A NASTY REMINDER.

Wow! I have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. How many calories is this picture worth? We should take a look at this when we are having second thoughts about our diet, our exercise, our walk or run and all those little things we do in trying to loose the weight. Until the next one and in the mean time keep up the good work. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Wow!
I have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. How many calories is this picture worth?
We should take a look at this when we are having second thoughts about our diet, our exercise, our walk, our run, and all those little things we do in trying to lose the weight.
Until the next one and in the mean time keep up the good work.
Jose G. Osuna
http://www.lapbandformen.com

Live Life Fully.

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I love and enjoy photography.

Reading the message in the photo made me

think of taking photos with film, we get one chance

and we best not waste it because it is gone.

In some ways it is the same with life, opportunities

and adventure come and if we are not aware

the chance is gone.

Weight loss is also like that. We make many

small decisions and if we are not aware it is easy

to mess up. My mother told me many a time:

“Nothing is as easy as being mediocre”

I ask you not to be mediocre. I hope my efforts

keep me from being mediocre.

Gang. Stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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I Did Not Change.


i did not
There is a process to what we go through.

We dream, evaluate, plan, act, hope then act some more.

But more importantly… We define ourselves.

What we do in the process of all this is

very basic  We Find Ourselves.

Make sure your goals are big enough

that they scare you a little.

Gang let’s keep at it. Stay Focus Stay Successful

Jose G. Osuna

 www.labandformen.com

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

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Instagram: @LapBand4Men

Twitter: @LapBand4men

Share the love gang. Choose your favorite social media.

Find a Why.

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Writing, flying, eating, fishing, running, etc.,

whatever you love and like creates passion.

There is no winning without passion.

Weight loss is no different, dieting is not

either, and weight loss For Sure needs

commitment in order to create Passion.

Figure it out, get clear on the why it is

that you want to lose the weight, gaining

the clarity will help you bring out the passion,

do that and the rest will be much, much easier.

Gang, stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Much more on the day today challenges

and triumphs in our Instagram page

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Carbs

brown potato in front of french fries

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Carbs. Is there anything more scary

to many dieters?

I, myself am on a low carb diet, but I

am not letting that rule the whole of

my process and weight loss efforts.

There are times when I need or want

something and I get it. I know that  want

as I might at times I either want, need, or

deserve a treat, reward, or fix and I do not

deny myself.  I have however learned to

differentiate a one time thing from a whim.

Keeping goals and priorities present helps

to limit the number of exceptions and that

is always a good thing.

Gang, stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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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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and give us a follow.  @LapBand4Men

#lapbandformen

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

More on the day-to-day of living with the Lapband™

in our Instagram page: @LapBand4Men

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

For more on the day-to-day do visit us on Instagram

@LapBand4Men

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

For more on the day-to-day happenings, follow us

on Instagram where we share more of the personal

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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

More is posted on Instagram of the

day-to-day challenges. follow us at

@LapBand4Men

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

For more please give us a follow on

Instagram at:    @LapBand4Men

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

Visit us on Instagram for more of

the day by day and give us a follow.

@LapBand4Men

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

http://www.lapbandformen.com

For more of the day to day process and challenges

Join us at  Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

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

For more on the day-to-day please check us

on Instagram: @LapBand4Men

 

I Am Worth It.


working on me
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

For more of the day-to-day process please

follow us on Instagram at:  @LapBand4Man

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

Please look us up on Instagram @LapBand4Men

 

 

 

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

Want more? visit us on Instagram for more of

the day-to-day process and personal battles.

Look us up: @LapBand4Men

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

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

 

 

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

For more on our trips, challenges and triumphs

follow us on Instagram  @LapBand4Men

 

 

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

For more on the day-to-day challenges please

visit us on Instagram at:  @LapBand4Men

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

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Yes You Are!

you are too yungAnd for all that: Do not allow anyone to judge for being too old either.

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

http://www.lapbandformen.com

You Have The Power!

you have the power

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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entertain or in any way has value for you.

Jose G. Osuna

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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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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

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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Do It. Shut Them Up.

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Success belongs to the one that puts the work

and pays the price. Then why? I ask of you.,

is it that we want to (at times) leave things for tomorrow? I believe in hard work. In commitment and keeping the goal and dream in mind.

And when success comes, and it will. I want for us to shove our success

down the haters throat.

Well you might be nicer than me but as for me

I just want to show them that the more they doubt

me, the more I want to prove them wrong.

In the end to hell with all the naysayers and

let us rock on with success and better health.

Keep pushing and keep working your plans.

When you do that success is inevitable.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Yes We Can.

My Choices

Why is it that we trust “Tomorrow” so very much?

Not a single day is guaranteed to us but continue

to trust, and leave for tomorrow that which we

should absolutely take care of today.

Every day wasted. Every day we put the diet, water,

medicine, exercise, and so much more will never be

given back. It is past and wasted.

It is our decisions that will make a difference.

If we want health and a better quality of life, then

we must pay the price. Take the medicine, drink the water,

exercise at least three times a week, walk as much as you can.

Do it all, do some, do something, and see the results.

It is within all of us. It is real, and it is possible.

Let us go out every day and try to be more, better.

Wishing each and everyone an amaZing always.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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On Changes.

diaper dietWE are the only ones that can truly impact our diet.

It requires change and a bit of desire.

If you had WLS you know you have made the investment

already, so why not use the tool you purchased?

Follow the guidelines, drink the water, measure the food,

take your meds, and make sure you are taking your vitamins.

Not rocket science even though at times it feels like it.

And, if you add activity and exercise you just turbo-charged

the program. so hang on and keep rocking it.

Jose G. Osuna

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Wasted Time And Effort.

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Because I am human I have been imperfect.

There came a time when I painfully learned that.

Yes… I never thought I was wrong or at fault. Ever.

The process of living and learning impacted simultaneously

my personal, professional, physical, and social life.

After many mistakes, and even more falls and stumbles

I feel I have made some even if small progress.

One of the things I have worked diligently on; is the

development of exercise and activity routines that

“Work For Me”.  As soon as I ascertain this all kind

of experts, critics, and caring by-standers began to

attack and criticize. I have ignored them as when

I followed my routines there is always progress.

I guess what I am trying to tell you all is that you

should pay attention to the things that work for you,

and continue to use them in as long as you make

progress.  Do not be blind to expert advise but no one

knows you better than you.

Keep your goals and dreams ever-present and

you will accomplish what you desire.

Stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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California In My Mind

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I have been feeling itchy feet the past couple of weeks.

Even though I am currently traveling I feel like it is not

far enough, interesting enough, good enough.

I miss California today. It is there where I can have

good Mexican food for breakfast and pick up sushi, good,

good sushi at the grocery store and then later hit the Pho

joint for dinner.

I am in a part of the country where the flavors and the traditions

are supposed to be great but I still find the food wanting.

Hot, Spicy regardless is no great achievement. (sorry)

While we have found great people in our travels food is still

below what I have found in rural areas of Mexico, Guatemala

OR Belize. Traveling through New Mexico has been challenging

for my food writing. While I have tried many a restaurant that

the locals recommend I have found ONE item I truly liked.

I am sure it is ME where the problem is and all the food is

“just amazing.”

Gang if you have a chance to get out-of-town DO IT.

Step outside and see what you can find. What you have been missing.

It is always a good thing to go out searching and exploring.

Even bad experiences are worth it in the big scheme of things.

And while you are out there keep your eyes open and see if

you can find someone to help.

Give a hand, Give a coin, Give someone

a bite to eat. Don’t wait to be asked.

Jose G. Osuna

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Scars And Story’s.

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It is not that we always make the

correct decisions but more that

we continue on our journey.

We said we would exercise DO IT.

We said we would eat right DO IT.

We committed to our meds DO IT.

We committed to drinking the water

and being more active and going the

extra mile now we must DO IT.

Simple and easy to do but also, simple

and easy not to do.

Let us not be common. Let us be

different and go for great.

We, Us, our families are worth it.

Stay focus stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

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The Whole Picture.

Having the lap-band means that the amount of food we consume is significantly less and should therefore be of higher quality. We must pay closer attention to what we consume. We should also make sure that we are staying within the amounts that have been given to us. Another item we at times neglect is the taking of multivitamins daily. While I personally struggle with an items or two of the list I truly struggle with drinking enough water. Let's not forget that all aspects are important and for the most part one can not fully work without the other so while we want to make sure that we are consuming quality nutrients in the right amounts we shall also keep in mind that exercising and drinking plenty of water is equally as important. Stay focus, stay successful. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Having the lap-band means that the amount of food we consume is significantly less and should therefore be of higher quality.
We must pay closer attention to what we consume. We should also make sure that we are staying within the amounts that have been given to us. Another item we at times neglect is the taking of multivitamins daily. While I personally struggle with an items or two of the list I truly struggle with drinking enough water.
Let’s not forget that all aspects are important and for the most part one can not fully work without the other so while we want to make sure that we are consuming quality nutrients in the right amounts we shall also keep in mind that exercising and drinking plenty of water is equally as important.
Stay focus, stay successful.
Jose G. Osuna
http://www.lapbandformen.com

For more of the day-to-day process please

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