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Me being handsome and fit in front of the Mirage! lol

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"Vinny" the Venetian bear. He reminds me why I work and I can go back to the Venetian!

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POKER PLAYERS THAT WANT TO BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY AND ALSO IMPROVE THEIR GAME DUE TO SHARPER THINKING AND CONCENTRATION THROUGH DIET AND EXERCISE. I spent most of my adult life abusing alcohol and smoking and eating horrible foods. I quit drinking in April 2006, and quit smoking in July 2008 in an effort to have a better, longer and more fulfilling life. Then I turned to food and ate like crazy and ballooned up to 215 pounds from 185. I didn't like that either and the final straw was when I couldn't put my shoes on without holding my breath and struggling. I'd get tired during sex and found myself just going through life, kind of like window shopping, just looking but not really doing anything. So with the help of my lady and her son, I got up and went to the YMCA just to try it out, kind of like my first AA meeting. Loved it! Now I go every other day and work hard. On my days off I walk/jog 2 miles and now I eat much MUCH better thanks to that nutrition tracker on here. Isn't that the coolest thing ever? I keep a measuring cup next to the fridge so I can fill it up to 8 oz. with water and click that water counter we all have. Who would have thought living healthy could be so much fun? Why doesn't everybody do it? lol I dropped a little weight and feel a lot stronger, especially in my upper body. Anybody need help moving? But the single greatest thing (next to an increased sex drive of course) is that I feel great. I just feel good. Healthier and happier. So that is my story and I'm sticking to it. Thanks for reading........Roger

Member Since: 4/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,422

My Goals:
To feel better, look better and live longer.

My Program:
I go to the YMCA every other day and do treadmill, stretching, workout, treadmill again then final stretch. On my days off I walk/jog 2 miles. Most importantly, I track my food here and now I eat MUCH healthier (carrots instead of McDonalds).

Personal Information:
I live in Oakdale, MN but spend a lot of time in Albert Lea with my lady. I have 3 kids that I love and am proud of. I drive semis for UPS and am 42 years old. I'm an alcoholic but I no longer drink. I quit smoking too and now I have a new drug...exercise, diet and fitness! I love playing poker and make a little money at it but not enough to quit my day job. lol

Other Information:
Some favorites of mine:

Movie...Leaving Las Vegas

Band/ Singer...Black Sabbath and Ozzy (still after all these years, since I was 16 years old)

Quote.."this isn't gambling, gambling involves risk and chance. I'm simply taking advantage of a business opportunity."

Sports team..Minnesota Vikings

Sports player..Randy Moss w/ Fran Tarkenton a close 2nd.

Actor/ actress..Sean Penn and Annette Benning

Vacation spot..Vegas baby!

TV show..Family Guy

Book..Of Mice and Men

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    Hey welcome back! I want to hear all about your trip so please consider blogging about your ultimate - cool - trip! I've been watching WSOP and thinking about ya. I am headed to Meskwaki this weekend for the Heartland Poker Tour and hope to get a glimpse of Scotty Nguyen. If I see him up close I'll try and not be all goofy like a crazed touristy fan! But if he calls me Baby...
    All bets are off!

    3735 days ago
    WOW i read your page and i was soooo insipired! Congrats on conquering all your goals! That is sooo awesome!

    Im new to sparkepeople, after reading several inspiring stories i think im going to be able to do it this time.

    im diabetic, and overweight and sometimes i end up eating more..and not caring.. but i need to start caring, and realize i can do it one day at a time.
    Just sometimes feels hopeless but i know i have to start somewhere and stick with it. and not give up.

    3748 days ago
    Glad you are back! Help us out with those spark points while you are training will ya? Those scrabble lovers just CAN'T beat us!
    3794 days ago
    emoticon back from vacation! You will notice that you have a super cool gold trophy on your page for being the top August Poker Lovers Team challenge winner! Keep sparking with us! (and blog about your vacation...)
    3800 days ago
    Way to start the week -- King, Queen, and Jack of Diamonds for your efforts today! That's a lot of bling! Keep it up!
    3807 days ago
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