Monday, February 8, 2010

What would you do for $100?

I must have had way to much to drink the other night. Apparently, I agreed to answer the question stated above. What would I do for $100? Give up beer.

I know, I know, how could I be so stupid to give up drinking my beloved beer for the mere sum of $100? What was I thinking? Honestly, I wasn't.

Here is the story.

April and I met with our most favorite, and awesome friends the Schlampes. We met up at Gordon Biersch on Saturday night to talk about our upcoming Beercation, I mean Eurotrip 2010. It was happy hour, and the beers were flowing. I was trying to get my moneys worth.

By the time we sat down for dinner, I was really happy. And when I am happy, I agree to stupid things which I normally would never do, like agree to see who can loose 20 pounds the fastest. You heard that right, I agreed to a stupid bet with a mind full of hops and malt. All for $100.

It hit me yesterday that in order to win this stupid bet, I would have to pull out all the stops. The main stop being my kegerator and beer fridge. If I want to win this, and God knows I do, I have to give up beer.

So I am calling it the race to 20! It isn't about the money, or bragging rights. It is a race to drink beer again. I worked out twice today. Yes, 2 times! And I'm going to do it again tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that, and then continue down that long and sober road until I get a phone call, or until that scale tells me I win.

Aside from getting that tattoo, this has got to be one of the stupidest things I have ever agreed to do. I am already thinking about quitting. I just picked up a few new beers Friday night for the Super Bowl. Instead, I drank Diet Coke. Now I know how Peyton Manning feels, even though I was pulling for Breese and the Saints.

-No Cheers tonight.


Michael said...

I don't know anything about your personal weight situation, but if you're in the position of needing to shed a few pounds, and if you lose just 19 pounds and still have to pay the money, you've won in my book. We've got a similar deal in my group at work and I manage to maintain a (fairly) healthy weight simply under the threat of losing the odd 25 or 50 bucks every 90 days. (I've currently won more than I've lost, but that's probably about to change.)

As for beer - you don't need to give it up; just recognize that every bottle or two represents a meal. (There's a reason the monks called it "liquid bread" and hillbillies like me call it "pork chop in a bottle.")

Hope you win the hunnerd in any event. (We may visit Old World tomorrw [Thursday] around 4 PM to sample the Anniversary Ale one more time.)

Anonymous said...

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The Beer Buddha said...

Well it sounds like you're more interested in winning the bet than losing the weight. My idea? Along with exercisr substitute cereal for two meals a day. You'll lose weight quickly. Good luck!


The Beer Buddha