July is coming to an end and it makes me sad. I've had a pretty good month, averaging about $15 an hour, which I hear is good for 1-2 & 1-3NL. I HAD been averaging about $20/hr. but the last 2 days have been horrible. Still a winning month overall, plus I still have 2 days left to make it even better.
I think I have been controlling my tilt a little better at the tables. I have been reading The Mental Game of Poker by Jared Tendler & think it is awesome. That, along with subscriptions to Crush Live Poker by Bart Hansen & Stack Em Coaching have helped transform my game & approach.
Anyway, on to life. I flew back to Houston last weekend to surprise my 5 year old for her birthday. I had an incredible time with both my girls, taking them to Chuck E. Cheese for Ashley's birthday & Toys R Us for birthday presents. The best times were when we would be back at their house - the wife was good enough to let me stay with them, thanks K! - watching TV & Ashley would crawl up the couch & lay with me. She'd tell me she loved me & how much she missed me. I'm grateful to have such an affectionate daughter. She bawled when they took me to the airport, which broke my heart. She tried telling K that she was "going with Daddy. I'll be back in 3 days." Oh how I wish. I miss that little stinker.
I have decided I'm fat enough & am going to do something about it. It's so bad now that when I walk from the parking garage to most poker rooms my lower back starts to hurt. Plus when I saw that picture of Antonio Esfandiari & me I was appalled. It never looks that bad in the mirror! So I have found a gym at UNLV, which is literally 3 minutes away. I haven't visited it yet but plan to either Tuesday or Wednesday. From what I've read it's only $25/month, you can use all the facilities, and you can get personal training at a huge discount. Now I just need to join, and get there as soon as I wake up in the afternoon.
Along with this weight loss thing I am going to attempt to eat more organic foods. Or let me say, less processed foods. That includes bread, pastas, chips, basically shit that needs to be made. I will try to eat more living stuff: fruits, veggies, red meat, chicken, fish. I will be purchasing a George Foreman to help cook some stuff. I'm looking forward to the challenge. I'm ready to put in the work. I plan on keeping everyone updated on here as to how it goes. Just writing about poker stuff is kind of boring anyway.
I guess that's all from Vegas. Thanks for reading!