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

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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

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It Just Got Real.


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We are to the wire gang.

This is the last week of the year and

the opportunity for you to develop, and commit

to your goals for this new year is coming to an

END.

We will miss all the shots that we don’t take.

We will never arrive to an unplanned destination.

Put it on paper. Keep it in front of you.

Then go and accomplish it.

Wishing you the best now and always.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com  Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Last Sunday Of November 2014


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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

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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

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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

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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

When In Doubt.. Workout!


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It is Monday Gang.

Let’s hit the ground running and make this week count.

measure the portions, drink the water, take your meds,

stay active, stay positive, and know that you can not go wrong by working out.

A successful week to you all.

Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com

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A Walk.

 

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Where have your walks taken you?

Walking is one of my favorite activities,

I enjoy taking off and then see where I end up.

This particular walk started at the touristic

malecon in Puerto Penasco, Mexico, it ended

Way the hell two colonias/neighborhoods away.

The point for me is, ten thousand steps a day

is where I like to start., from there we shall see.

My diet, my life, my work, and most everything

else seems to work better when I daily take my

long walks.

The messed up part is that at times I go long times

not taking them, and I should do better since I do

know better than that.

Gang. Whatever it is that makes things work for you

please be good to yourself and: Do It.

Want success? Do what works!

Jose G. Osuna

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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

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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.


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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

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

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and triumphs in our Instagram page

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Temptations Come

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At the beach in Rosarito, Baja Mexico

Snacks on wheels.

Yes this is at the beach in Mexico.

If I am at home in Rocky Point or if I am at home in Rosarito

in Baja this candy store on wheels comes directly to you, on the

beach, with all kind of sweet or salty or spicy or any combination

of the three flavors that you can think of.

So if you like me like to get up early and go for a walk on the

beach before your morning coffee to get you started,

avoid this guys not because they are evil but because they

have all the temptations on one supped-up wheel barrow.

All joking aside we must be aware as best as we know of what

is waiting for us outside our door. I know that while in Mexico

I must be aware of the bakery shops. They use Crack in their stuff..

No they don’t but who can say no to a “concha” or an “oreja”, when

you have a great cup of coffee on hand and a whole empty hand

just begging for you to grab a piece of bread or two.

So I go for my walk and immediately take my happy butt back home

and have a good breakfast, then I can contend with the street vendors

and the bakery shop mafia.

The more we know and the better prepared we are the better our

chances for success.

Guys do not forget just how much we have to do to burn 100 calories

Don’t mess it up with empty food or useless fluids. Make every calorie count.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

By the way does anyone knows if they have those vendors in Mazatlan??

That is my next destination.

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Carbs

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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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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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lapband take a look at our Instagram page.  @LapBand4Men

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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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

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Share the love gang share on Facebook or your favorite

social media system. Much appreciated.

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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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.

 

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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On Big Dreams.

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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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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The Making Of Us.

 

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This is true in more ways than one.

One of the best ways to ensure that goals are met

is to write them down. Also, it makes dreams and goals

more real, and present while making them significantly

more attainable. Your life is worth recording so invest

on a journal and see your life transformed.

Do not skip steps. Write that which is important and

relevant to you in life and see it become your reality.

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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.
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TOMORROW.

TOMORROW.

Why wait for tomorrow?
For those of us who are on the road to a better US there is no place for tomorrow., not at the price of a better life.
We do not make excuses for others or for ourselves and that makes us at times the target of jokes, slander, abuse, good and bad intentions and it is our job to maintain the higher ground.

Zero tolerance!! For ourselves when we hesitate between the scheduled and the accidental. When we fail to do what is important and instead we allow the urgent to rule.
To fail to follow our diet just because “it is just a little piece”
For not taking our vitamins and medicine as prescribed instead of “at times”

Tomorrow is the biggest thief. The biggest reason why goals, diets, dreams, wishes and desires do not happen as they should.

As a Hispanic I am very familiar with the term “Manana” Manana does not mean tomorrow., it means “Not Now”

So I ask you If not today, if not now,Then When?

How about right now? How does right now sounds to you?

All of the best for you.

Jose G. Osuna

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Flip The Switch.

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Weight loss just like most things in life

are affected by our way of thinking.

If you think that weight loss is of importance

then do not allow for your thoughts to have

so much power that you do nothing.

Weight loss is one of the most valuable

projects and activities in that, it will have

a real and direct impact in your life.

Health, longevity, energy, vitality, strength,

and for those of us with the lap band it is

to a point a matter of life and death.

If you need inspiration and are into podcasts

let me recommend one that has tremendous

value for me: Every Day is Saturday by a very

real and honest guy Sam Crawley. I listen daily

but specially when I need a little bit of inspiration.

Don’t tell him I send you there because he does

not know me just enjoy the message. He is on

iTunes if you have apple products but I listen to the

show on Stitcher since I am a Galaxy Fanatic.

Gang let’s keep on keeping on.

Jose G. Osuna

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Celebrate.

5c84940072f78e1a658c3866f8f1688fRegardless of the size of the victory

we must celebrate the WIN.

If we lose a pound or an ounce

make sure to celebrate as every loss

is a win, and every win gets us closer

to our goal weight.

Just do not forget that we are all unique

and the rate of loss will be individual to

ourselves. Some people lose easily and

others do not. The main thing is to keep

our goals clear and a top of mind.

Stay focus, remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Which Is The Meassure Of Your Success?

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So? What is it for YOU?

Who cares what others say or think? Who cares what is important to others. What is important to YOU?

Is it a clothes size? A waist measure? The blinking numbers on your scale?

I do not know since I do not know you personally but keeping track of what is important to us is always a great Idea.

Folks are you familiar with the book “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy? If you are you know how important tracking is,

and if you are not I hope you will take a small piece of advice from me and get you this book. You can get it on audio form or e-book or print form.

Regardless of how you choose to get it you will get information that will help you accomplish any goal you are working on.

A most valuable resource.

Tracking what we eat, our progress, our needed steps, etc., will keep the goal ever-present.

Define what matters to you. Define what it is that you have to do and go for it.

OK. As promised a little bit on food. For those of us that have undergone Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) or those

that are thinking of getting it done here is some insight.

Due to the reduced space for food to go trough on the way to the stomach., the consistency of food must always be taken into consideration

when prepping and when cooking. A small dice will work for most once we get past the initial stage after the surgery.

Make sure you invest in a good quality knife and that it is maintained sharp and always at the ready.

Chewing is the other part of the equation. Make sure that you spend enough time chewing on your food as to avoid getting stuck.

On this I have to add my personal challenge here. IF I allow myself to get too hungry I eat way too fast, and always end up

getting stuck and before long I am throwing up. A most unpleasant experience for those of us that had WLS.

All of the best to you and as always I wish you all the success in the world.

Jose G. Osuna

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100 % Results Only With 100 % Commitment.

Looking back at many of my posts and many of the blogs that I follow I noticed that we all have set backs. I noticed that we all had plateau patches when we were stuck for periods of time. I noticed also that at times food and the warm bed won over our commitment to work on our weight loss plan. BUT.. I also noticed that when we re-committed to our goals we made amazing progress. This shows that were we to remain 100% committed 100% of the time this weight loss thing would be a done deal. BUT as someone who has failed at times I acknowledge that it is hard., possible but hard. We must have a plan. We must work plan. We need to have goals and they need to be ever present. And we must remain 100 % committed to ourselves. That is how we accomplish and conquer. Let's keep up the good work. All the success to you all. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Looking back at many of my posts and many of the blogs that I follow I noticed that we all have set backs. I noticed that we all had plateau patches when we were stuck for periods of time.
I noticed also that at times food and the warm bed won over our commitment to work on our weight loss plan.
BUT.. I also noticed that when we re-committed to our goals we made amazing progress. This shows that were we to remain 100% committed 100% of the time this weight loss thing would be a done deal.
BUT as someone who has failed at times I acknowledge that it is hard., possible but hard.
We must have a plan. We must work plan.
We need to have goals and they need to be ever present.
And we must remain 100 % committed to ourselves. That is how we accomplish and conquer.
Let’s keep up the good work.
All the success to you all.
Jose G. Osuna
http://www.lapbandformen.com

Changes.

Small Changes

Doing the little things., drinking more water, exercising two to three times a week,

paying attention to what we eat and on and on.

The little things that if we do them make a world of difference.

But., if we don’t then… It is time to make the small changes and kick it into gear.

Little thing by little thing, one step at a time.

Keep the end in mind and the goal ever-present.

Jose G. Osuna