It's been one week, and the scale is being kind: I've lost three pounds. And my wife (who is dieting with me but isn't posting here), has lost three and a half.
She's been more obedient than me. I, for example, ate way too much meat loaf yesterday. But I figure that Sunday dinner doesn't really count. Calories eaten on the Sabbath are more . . . reverent, I think.
In other news, I discovered a great way to eat fruit. I may not have mentioned this before, but I don't like fruit. I love vegetables, but fruit=blah. Anyway, I discovered that it's a lot easier to eat a banana if you cover it with ice cream and chocolate syrup.