|“Oooh baby I like it raw. Yeah baby I like it rawwwww. Oooh baby I like it raw. Yeah baby I like it rawwwwww.”
The words of the late, great Ol’ Dirty Bastard who was no doubt using the medium of rap to tell the world how much he enjoys raw food. Shimmy, shimmy ya!
I’ve been eating a raw, vegan, whole, living food diet now for 40 days. Do I enjoy it? Meh, it’s alright. I’m used to it. What I’m really enjoying are the health benefits.
In addition to feeling more energetic I’ve continued to lose weight (fat) and I’m now down to 78kg, losing 5kg total since I started eating raw. I’ve also gained a fair amount of muscle in that time, so the amount of fat weight I’ve lost is even more. At least I think I’ve gained muscle. Perhaps it’s been there all along hiding behind layers of fat.
The major downside for me is that with all the food buying/prep/eating and the daily exercise I’ve been doing, my quest to get fit and healthy has become a full time job.
In the past I would have started my day by microwaving a couple of Hot Pockets then sat at my desk grinding poker for hours while snacking on Snickers, Twixes, Mars Bars, Bounties and Maltesers.
I’m planning on going before the end of the year if I can get fit enough.
I have three new PokerStars Team Online team mates. They are:
Naoya ‘nkeyno’ Kihara - the first WSOP bracelet winner from Japan.
Caio ‘pessagno’ Pessagno - a well known and successful online tournament player from Brazil.
And the third person….. well it was a mystery for quite a while but now you can see for yourself….
A demo for a poker related reality TV show emerged on YouTube recently. The idea of the Full House is that a bunch of unlikeable poker pros live with Johnny Chan and act all obnoxious on camera for our [ ] enjoyment.
I don’t even know where to start. Splashing pots, berating opponents, cringe-worthy table talk, Johnny Chan struggling to read his lines from the autocue. Best of all is that the producer, Jay Ishimaru, cast himself as one of the contestants in the show, as “The Genius” no less.
You’d be mistaken for thinking this was all a huge level. It truly would be “genius” if it was. But sadly, no. They disabled ratings and comments on YouTube after receiving unanimous negative feedback, so it looks like they really are trying to make this into a show. Can’t wait to watch, I love a good train wreck.