Sid Lucero  (MNS Photo)

Sid Lucero (MNS Photo)

Like Geoff Eigenmann several months and plenty of pounds ago, award-winning actor Sid Lucero has received a “fat memo” from GMA-7.

“Yeah…difficult to find suitable roles (when you’re on the heavy side)…” said Sid who aims to go from 180 lbs to 140 lbs.

Aside from body type that predisposes him to be stocky, Sid has been extremely busy lately, making it impossible for him to work out in the gym or even engage in sports regularly. For at least five days in a week, he tapes for “Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig?” on GMA Afternoon Prime, and “Katipunan” on GMA News TV Channel 11.

The holiday season when food abounds and vacations are on the calendar are seemingly against his cause, too.

But Sid keeps working on losing pounds, knowing it’s for his own good.

Hirap na hirap na nga ako eh,” he said in jest.

These days have become more special to Sid, a first-time dad who will celebrate Christmas and New Year with his girlfriend Bea Lao and their four-month old daughter, Halo Eve.

Now that we have a baby, iba na ang priority, siya na ang priority. A baby really changes what you think might happen in the future because you have to think of someone else na, more than yourself,” said he.

In a previous interview, Sid said he wants the baby to become a musician and will only be allowed to enter show business once she finishes her studies. (MNS)