Friday, May 28, 2010

Day whatever

230 again this morning. I mowed the lawn yesterday and did 3 sets of 20 crunches. FML.

Its shaping up to be a good weekend, 2 parties tonight, one tomorrow. Beer brewing and tennis party on Sunday. Hopefully Monday will just be relaxing by the pool.

Next week the inlaws will take the kids to Florida for a week!!! God I love them. Should be a good time as I will go on a date with my wife for the first time in a bit. I need to come up with bday ideas for her, it's coming up quick.

You kids be careful out there. If your drinking, don't drive and if  you're drivin, dont drink.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 11

OK, now I'm a little pissed. Can't a guy deviate just a little??? 231 this morning. I let the wife talk me into going to eat Mexican last night. I looked over the menu and found no 'healthy' options, so said fuckit and ordered what I wanted. I'm not giving up dammit. I'm over 1/3 into this and I must succeed. Time to start burning calories more... there is no miracle pill.

In other news, I flamed out in 27th in the MOOOOK last night and my big bro played. His exit was sealed up against the mighty 2-4. I had a blast listening to Buddy reminisce about the good ole days. Thanks for entertianing the donks for 3 years. Oh and I cashed in the DOOOKIE too, turbo razz is painful.

You kids have a good long weekend, it's not going to do my diet any favors I'm sure.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Battle of the Poker Bloggers Finale Tonight

I'm still on the diet wagon by the way weight has been 230.5 for 2 days despite walking 2 miles per. I'll start crunches soon.

See yall tonight.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 6-7 Weekend wrap-up.

I weighed in at 233 on Saturday morning. Must have had something to do with the bowl of chili right before bed on Friday night. We played outside for the better part of Saturday. It started off overcast and turned into a heck of a day. I tormented the girls soccer team mates on the jet-ski. There's something really satisfying about scaring the piss out of little girls. It's too easy.

I slept over 11 hours Saturday night. I needed that.

Weighed in at 231 Sunday morning and I spent the better part of 3 hours in the yard. Followed that up by taking the kids to the pool. It was packed to the gills and the kids had a really good time. I came home and napped for about 30 minutes. The sun took alot out of me and I have a nice red neck to show for it.

Weighed in at 230.5 this AM, so its back on the horse tonight. I'm going to try and add a half hour of workout tonight since my results aren't where I want them.

I hope y'all had a good weekend! Cheers.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 5

230 pounds.

I'm still working on the self control thing. I had raw oysters for dinner last night and stayed up too late again. Today was not a fun day for me. I'll stick to it and and keep on trying. I'm going to have a nice quiet weekend and keep trying to make good choices.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 4

Alright this is going to be like an AA meeting I guess.

Hi I'm Brian and I'm an alcoholic fatty....

I did manage to eat better yesterday, did some walking and stayed away from the beer. One day at a time right...

231 this AM by the way, I probably took in right at 2000 calories yesterday. I made relatively good decisions, besides staying up until almost 2am. This supplement is messing with my brain for sure. I felt really depressed on Tuesday and then really upbeat yesterday. I stayed up and bubbled the mook, cashed in the doook, then blew $30 bucks or so playing OH8 russsshhhhh. I was very meh about the whole thing, but then regretted staying up. I'm not tired at all. I haven't been tired all week and I'm just going to have to force myself to go to sleep.

Big congrats to my buddyOOOSSSSUU for taking down another TOC spot. You fucking donk.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Why didn't I think of that?

Usually I do, but someone else has figured that shit out and I didn't know about it. I totally came up with the idea for the iPod and the Apple store before they came out. I was (am) just to dumb to do anything about it.

So lo and behold I need to get a picture printed for the UMPTEENTH FUCKING STUDENT PROJECT THIS YEAR for my lovely child and I say to myself "Self, you know drug stores and photo processors should just allow you to go and upload some photos for them to develop. I mean, who uses film anymore??" I go over to and gosh darnit if they don't have that capability...f me.


Day 3

231.5 this morning. Essentially I'm starving myself, and I know this is no way to build towards long term health. HOWEVER, I'm shedding some pounds before I really begin to worry about it. First a little blah blah and I actually have some poker content today!

I had to have some caffeine this morning. I'm so weak, but mmmmmm coffee.

Yesterday afternoon on the way home I got a call from one of my happy hour crew, who am I to deny the call?? So 3 beers there and I 'made up' by having just a piece of frozen pizza and some water for dinner, oh and another beer....weak. 3 days in and I'm already seeing a pattern. In my defense I really haven't been hungry. Even with the beer I calculate I had about 1800 calories yesterday. Not good.

Today I brought more tuna casserole and added a big helping of broccoli. I also brought some almonds to mix with the sunflower seeds.

I took some pics this AM, but will not share them. Trust me you don't want to see my fat ass. Maybe I'll do a before and after though. Here's a pic of me and my youngest and the scale this AM.

And now for poker.

A month ago I swore I wouldn't make any more deposits to online poker. I was pretty good until I finally ran out of money and fpp's. Monday night when I couldn't sleep I threw some cash on the poker machine and nearly blew my wad on super turbos. I clawed back and made a small profit, then closed up FT and vowed to get the $ back off. I had every intention of doing so last night, but I figured I'd just see a few hands of RRRUUSSSHH to try and get some rakeback and play only the nuts. I'd only need 32 hands to get my fill.

On the 11th hand I made a small raise in mid position with ATo and got one caller.
I bingo'd on the flop of TT6 rainbow and checked, villain checked behind.
Jc hit the turn [ThTc6s Jc] and villain lead out with $19 (pot), and I took my time and reraised to $42 which the villain calls.
Villain check-folded to my $100 bet on the 2s river and I take a nice little pot.

Hand 15 I got KK in early position and raised to $8. (too little?)
I flopped a set and made another $8 bet hoping to get a raise. villain complied by doubling my bet and I reraised to $42.
Villain let it go and I took another small pot.

Up about $80 bucks and I was ready to book a win when on hand 17 I got AA UTG +1. I raised to $9. (I've played so little lately I'm pretty sure my betting is weird, but I'm really not sure what to do there.)
Villain in late position called and I bet pot on the [4c5h3d] flop. If that's not an AA busting type flop then I don't know what is.
Villain raises to $42 and I reraised to $78 in hopes of taking it down there and held my breath.
Villain almost timed out (warning) at that point but showed QQ when I called his push. I faded his 2 outs and doubled up.. weee poker is easy.

I ran my $160 up to $434 then lost a little with 2 pair when some dunce couldn't lay down a straight and flush draw. I then folded a few more hands before booking a $237 profit in about 15 minutes....good stuff.

So what does 23skidoo fresh off some new found money??

Fear not, I withdrew that shit, you kidding me?? See you soon kids.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 2

Yesterday was filled with fail for the most part. I didn't eat too much, but I also did not eat well. I need to begin inserting healthy options into my diet. This will take some effort by me, but I updated my wife on my plan and she is all for it. Hopefully her positive nature will have an influence on me. My rough calculation from yesterday is around 2100 calories. This includes 2 beers, which definitely have to go.

I was 233.5 this AM which I consider standard deviation. I woke up late so no pics. Consider yourself lucky. So far today I've had my supplement and 4 glasses of water. I'm shooting for 8 glasses at least per day. I'll be having 1/2 cup of shelled sunflower seeds after I finish this post. That's a little over 200 calories. As soon as I'm done with the sunflower seeds I'll switch to a healthier snack. For lunch I have Tuna Pasta with cheese, I'm estimating lunch to be right around 600 calories.

That's all for now. see you kids tomorrow.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 1

Because of my tendency to overindulge in foods as pictured below and the more than occasional adult beverage. I have decided to challenge myself to lose some weight. I've made a few half-hearted attempts in the recent past, but I'm really getting tired of the big fat belly I see in the mirror every morning. Mine's not looking that good either...ZING.

As of this morning I weigh 234LBS. I'll begin weighing myself with pics tomorrow through June 18th. One month. My goal is to drop 15LBS in one month. Geez that's scary writing it down. I haven't been under 220 for several years now. My ultimate goal is 200, but I don't want to set my goal too high. I want to see what kind of changes I can make in 30 days. I'm going to shoot for 2000 calories a day and one hour of light to moderate exercise.

I'm cheating a little I'll admit. I will also begin taking a 'dietary supplement' beginning tomorrow. I may divulge my secret in a month depending on the results.

Today I skipped breakfast and have had about 6 glasses of water. For lunch I had yellow rice and mixed beans and corn with 2 small boneless pork chops. I estimate my lunch was around 1200 calories. I also walked 6 blocks after lunch.

This is now public record, so hopefully my fat ass will stick to it for at least the minimum...wish me luck.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Quick Chili

I do like to cook from time to time, unfortunately I don't always have the time to devote to it that I like. I have perfected the art of making real quick (~1hr) delicious chili. Here's my primer. I tweak the recipe almost every time I make it.

The ingredients: 1LB ground beef, 1LB ground pork, Whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, jalapenos, red wine, garlic clove, onion, red pepper, green pepper, chili spices, red kidney beans, pinto beans.


Mix together the whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, chili spices,  and some of the tomato sauce. Turn the sauce on low.


Add the beans and mix.


Put all the garlic through a garlic press and add the jalapenos.


Cut up the onion and put about 1/4 of it into the sauce, the rest of it goes into a non-stick pan and sweat them in some red wine.



Fry up the meat in the onion mixture, drain most of the grease.


Add the meat and onions into the chili, then chop up the peppers. Add the  green peppers and about 1/2 of a beer. Use cheap beer.

Mix this up and let it cook for 20 minutes or so.


Add the red peppers.


Cook another 20 minutes and its ready. The longer the chili cooks the better it will taste. It will be even better after a night in the fridge.


Friday, May 14, 2010


I was lazy yesterday and didn't bring my lunch, so I decided to go out around 1:30 when I could barely think straight. It was particularly beautiful yesterday afternoon and I decided to take a nice stroll to a place with a patio a few blocks away. This particular place has a decent menu and a great selection of beers on tap. Perfect for a long lunch on a sunny patio right? I ordered my salad (!?) and perused the menu, slowly talking myself into ordering a draft .  I believe it was Bell's Hopslam that they had on tap that was getting me jonsin'. Nevertheless, as I was getting the bartendress' attention my work phone rang.

Long story short, I had to scarf down my salad and ditched the idea of a long beer fueled lunch. Now this is where it gets weird.

As I was briskly walking back to the office I had the uncanny feeling that I had a buzz, that I in fact had a beer or three before leaving the restauraunt. I couldn't shake the feeling for a good hour, it was like I had an acid flashback with beer....weird stuff. It probably means my liver is saturated and I'm dying, but I'll just chalk it up to psycho-somatic drunkenness. Weird eh?

Well this weekend is shaping up to be boundless fun. First there will be poker played tonight! Weeee! First live cards since I went to NYC last month. Sham is hosting a HORSE tourney and I'm sure there will be shenanigans.

Tomorrow I'm hosting my tennis/beer group and we will be making a Lager of some sort. I even secured a torpedo of Sierra Nevada for the festivities.

Sunday I'll be making up to my family for being an absentee dad for 2 days. I hope they are gentle with me.

You kids have a good weekend, see you soon.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I don't want to go to school anymore!

What the hell is it with the schools and all of the freaking parental participation crap?? I send my kids to school for you to teach them useful things like math, and geography and not to sing some crappy DrSeuss montage at 9am or make a freaking tiki party with juice and cookies at 2:30pm!! wtf! Just teach them and send em home. I promise that I do actually talk to them and participate in thier life. I DONT NEED TO TAKE TIME OUT OF MY DAY TO COME TO SCHOOL AND SEE THEM. good lord. I dont EVER remember my parents coming to schol for 4th freaking grade graduation or any other crap at 10 am requiring them to take  a day off from work. Do teachers even have the basic understanding of how they are paid?? We work, we pay taxes. You teach my kids and GTFO. Thank you.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Take 2

Not an overwhelming positive on that one, this one is a bit more PC.

Here's another one I like..

Looks like I'll have fun for the next 30 days...

The Dank

So here's my first custom banner attempt for the Dank. Thoughts?

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Just cause

Its fun to play with MS paint rather than work.

Maybe I should go ahead and get photoshop....