This is it!! I really have to lose some weight folks!

Yesterday, I was invited to have ‘cocktails’ at Bump, a lounge in Philadelphia that is homey, nice ambiance and cool people. It was supposed to be a farewell to one of our friends moving away to Chicago.

First, it was Monday. I never go out on Mondays! AYFKM?!! I am way to old to have cocktails at the beginning of the week. But out of my ‘social responsibilities’, I obliged. I went with a few friends and to make it more fun, I even invited a few other friends.

Well, the martinis were only $3.00 before 7:00 p.m. (happy hour time). So here we are, buying a round each for us to take advantage of the cheap martinis. Before you know it, I had gulped down 5 martinis and I was tipsy. I mean, I wasn’t drunk – – just feeling good.

One of the guys in the group cannot go out without eating out! Yes. He always has to eat otherwise his night will be ruined. So, the first question that comes from his mouth as soon as you see him, regardless of where you are is this, “Are we eating?” You can ask any of our friends and they will tell you that it’s true. Not that there’s anything bad with that but I am trying to lose weight. I always try to keep my meals small at lunch and sometimes, I skip dinner altogether.

Well, we go to another bar and I started drinking Sapphire and tonic. That drink did me in! After that drink, I was officially drunk. So, I decided to go and eat dinner with them. My gawd! They ordered everything and anything under the sun. And food is my weakness! If you put it in front of me, I will eat it.

This morning, I got up (still drunk) for a 7:00 a.m. conference call. Let me tell you – I felt like I ate the waiter last night! My stomach was heavy, I felt bloated, and really didn’t feel good at all. That moment right there – I decided, I will lose weight even if it kills me. So readers, today – – mark your calendar. I just weighed myself and I weigh 168 lbs (approx. 80 kgs). I need to get down to 150 lbs. I don’t know yet how I am going to do this – but by the end of July – I am going to reach that goal. I don’t care if I have to drink Chinese diet tea that makes you go to the bathroom 100 times a day, or put laxative on my brownies, I am determined to lose weight!

So listen up — 168 to 150 – – got it? Got it!

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