Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2008 here I come

Well as 2007 makes it's way into the passage of history I look forward to a new year and all it will bring with it... With it some new dreams, hopes and aspirations...

I wish everyone health and happinness in 2008...

talking about health.. it's my first day back playing poker after the christmas break and I'm dying of the FLU! have to go to the doctor in the afternoon as it's not going away on it's own...

Anyway I've decided to do a weekly update on my blog to try to keep myself disciplined.. I will be posting honest accouns of my weeks play and graphs and stats as well... I'm getting this from dvdfan and I think it is a good idea as the embarrasament factor if I'm not doing well might buck me up..

well 2007 is now in the past but it brought for me my first year as a full time player... by full time I mean I have no other source of income... I don't like the term PRO as it implies that you have to be good at it ;)

While the year could have been much much beter I've managed to make the successfull transition to online play and make an ok standard of living for the last number of months... but 2008 has to be the year where I decide if it's for me or not.... I think making a bare living is not enough and if Iam going to continue with poker as a means of income I need something to show for it... So we'll see....

I've decided to keep my withdrawls to a minimum and try to bankroll build to move up levels or keep a very good buffer for the level I'm playing.

On a another note as some of you know I set about on a weight loss prgramme in 2007 and managed to loose a staggering 9 stone over the year! but have been splashing out over the christmas and have put back up the inevitable few pounds like everyone has I guess... SO from today I'm back on my weight loss programme with excercise although dont feel much like it today with my FLU but have to push myslef.... maybe I'll leave the exercise till I'm feeling a bit better

So I'll update nextweek and see how it goes... Gl for now..

4 comments:

smurph said...

Wow, 9 Stone, that's like another person, and actually the exact weight that it is recommended for someone of my height LMAO....

Anyway, your an inspiration and you should be very proud. Belated Happy New Year and I will see you at some live games in 2008

Macspower said...

thanks smurph...,

nice to see someone is reading my ramblings...
BTW I also read your blog but rarely comment as i do with loads fo others... Keep up the good work and GL in 2008

poorbarman said...

Best of luck in 2008 hope to avoid you at the tables!Keep updating ,its good to read other peoples thoughts,trials and tribulations!

dvdfan said...

Good luck with it Mac, thats some achievement losing 9 stone, most people would be happy doing that in 3-4 years nevermind 1 year. Could badly do with losing a few myself, Stone that is not $$$