My Affiliate Summit West 2008 Weightloss Trek: Day 1

I got in to Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon and was extremely tired. I checked into my hotel and just ate some dinner before getting ready for Sunday’s Affiliate Summit. I went to bed early, had jet lag, on Saturday night.

Sunday morning was an adventure. I had to find a way to get to the Affiliate Summit at the Rio All-Suite Resort and Casino, which is about 2 miles from the hotel I am staying at. Being the warrior that I am, I wanted to walk the 2 miles, but it proved to be too much: I had a 15 lbs back pack on. What I did was take a shuttle halfway there, then trekked the rest of the way. It turned out to be a pretty good workout.

It wasn’t that bad a walk, I got there in about 15 minutes. Here are some shots of Vegas as I walked to the Rio:
Bally’s Las Vegas
Affiliate Summit West 2008 - Ballys, Las Vegas
Ceasar’s Palace: This place was huge, it looks like it spanned 5 square blocks.
Affiliate Summit West 2008 - Ceasar’s Palace, Las Vegas
A Poster of Toni Braxton on the side of the Flamingo Hotel
Affiliate Summit West 2008 - Toni Braxton, Las Vegas
The Rio All-Suite Resort and Casino: home of he Affiliate Summit West 2008
Affiliate Summit West 2008 - Rio, Las Vegas

After registration, I walked around until the Meet Market opened up. The Meet Market was a cool place to meet some affiliate managers for many of the programs that are available online. It was a cool place to meet new people. I met Zac Johnson for the first time, he was pretty cool. I also got a shoot with one of the Beauty and the Geek girls from a couple of seasons go.

Beauty and Geek model and I
Affiliate Summit West 2008 - Beauty and the Geek Model


Later that night I attended the Share A Sale Under the Stars Party at the Palms. It was an awesome venue and proved to be an awesome networking party. I didn’t have any drinks, I just had a few bottles of water. Here I finally got to meet of the folks that I read and see online. Some of them were:
Ian Fernando, Joe Tech, Roger, John Chow, and Mark of 45n5.

Here are some of the pictures from the party:

Finally met Zac Johnson, Super Affiliate
Affiliate Summit West 2008 - Zac Johnson
Ian Fernando, cool guy
Affiliate Summit West 2008 - Ian Fernando
John Chow, a normal geeky, cool dude
Affiliate Summit West 2008 - John Chow
The infamous John Chow, trying to force feed me ice cream
Affiliate Summit West 2008 - John Chow Force Feeding
Joe from Joe Tech, that goatee is super long
Affiliate Summit West 2008 - Joe Tech
Joe, Mark and I
Affiliate Summit West 2008 - Joe Tech, Mark of 45n5

Monday morning has been great so far, I met Jim Kukral and Tristram Hussey. I am in the Press Bloghaus and then am heading over to the Un-Keynote. I am looking forward to the rest of the day. I plan on walking around and networking some more. What’s better than a workout and meeting new people?
Jim Kukral, cool guy
Affiliate Summit West 2008 - Jim Kukral

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My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. carlaNo Gravatar says:

    HOW FUN!
    is it me?
    should I know what youre attending?!

    do tell.


  2. Hood WorkoutNo Gravatar says:

    get that networking in man. good timing with the release of health ranker. hopefully you can get some others to put in a word for it on their blogs.

  3. TommyNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. John Chow really is evil! LOL

  4. Dr. KalNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t know John Chow was so tall. Great job networking Israel.

  5. Hey Israel, it was great meeting you. You disappeared after the keynote speech.

  6. Joe TechNo Gravatar says:

    I’m glad I was able to meet and talk to you at the party. I’ll probably bump into you again tomorrow, as I’m sitting tonight’s party out.

  7. HandybloggerNo Gravatar says:

    hopefully you can get some others to put in a word for it on their blogs.

  8. hey great meeting you! where was you the other days? the pictures gon to be up soon once I get back in jersey – so you can see how big I look against you – lol

  9. Great pics! I’ll be in Vegas in March at Treasure Island… should be a good time. Have fun!

  10. Yes, In future I will do that too. I love to travel and if I could combine my future work with travel it would be super cool.

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