Looking back it was silly for me to start this program before I went to Las Vegas to play in the World Series of Poker Main Event. I had won a free seat into the $10,000 event. The time right before, during and right after were fraught with challenges. No matter, I started yesterday and will continue unabated.
Being raised by an agoraphobic I have been averse to travel up until the last few years. Las Vegas was a milestone for me and a bizarre experience. I met many of my poker heroes, from Humberto Brenes to Marcel Luske. It was an experience that I will repeat.
Looking at my pictures I’m actually surprised at how heavy I look. Especially when we went to Red Rock. The desert was beyond beautiful. The tour bus took us to spots and we would get out and take pictures. The 120°F heat was brutal. If I stood in one place too long I would have been just a grease puddle.
I had never seen desert before and the incredible beauty and sheer vastness was surprising. I have to go back in the Fall or Winter so that I can hike.
To show you how bad I look here is a photo of me in the desert.
This will not stand. I will lose the weight.