After careful thought, I have decided I am closing my portion of the thread because after the first few posts that I made (when it was fun and I was genuinely curious), people were doubting while others were giving good feedback. Then it soon turned into a mud-slinging match.
Today I made 19bb/100 over 3100 hands. Not including Omaha. It has been a great summer and though it is coming to an end, I learned a lot. About the game. About people. About how people love to be skeptical. It goes to show that nothing is impossible. I did it. 4 minute mile? People thought it was but once it was broken, a dozen people broke it that year.
I played almost as a part of proving to myself and to others that I could make HIGH BB/100. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter. You go on with your life and I go on with mine. From the end of June through July, Poker became an addiction. Making money was routine - almost necessary. I started to lose sight of other important things. I got back on track, especially with a summer class. Then this past weekend I played a lot.
Repercussions of poker:
My health deteriorated, I would be up until 7AM (this is the best time to play, early morning..IMHO). My training was off.
I have a great wardrobe, a new TV, a bigger number to my bank account, some new monitors. But the gain was 99% monetary or material.
I want a sense of achievement that cannot be gained through poker. For right now in the near future (next 6 months), it will be dedicated to training. The first part of summer was for Poker. Now, I am training for Nationals. I'll post lifetime if/when I win it. I may consider posting if I all-american, too.
Good luck at the tables