Gavino decided it was time to join me, too.
It helps to do this as a team (even though it's unfair and I am at a disadvantage), as we have turned the process into a competitive game rather than a harsh form of food restriction.
After gaining two pounds during the first few days, I am on the right track. Gavino doesn't believe that I have dropped five pounds so quickly. I blame it on water weight. Now we have begun evaluating our love of eating cheese and crackers in a whole new light.