The day before Halloween I challenged Shaun and Jermaine to a little family bet. Starting November 1st, the first person to lose 20 pounds would win: 1) bragging rights 2) $100 3) a night of babysitting - the challenge was dubbed "The November 20". The rules were simple, the weigh in would occur naked on the morning of November 1st and we could use any means necessary to drop the 20 pounds, the first one who got there would win.
Shaun took the early lead, by the end of day one he was down three pounds (thanks to gorging on chocolate halloween treats and a night squeezing his butt cheeks together so that he wouldn't go #2 until after the official weigh in). Early on, all appeared to be normal in Jermaine's diet - potato salad and pork for lunch on day one - he apparently felt that he had a natural advantage over the Casey's stubborn genetics. After learning of Shaun's 3 pound start, Jermaine swiftly changed from light cream to "half & half" in his daily coffee on day 2 of the challenge.
After whining about how women have a more difficult time losing weight, my opponents agreed to give me a 3 pound handicap, so their 20 equals my 17. I'm not actually planning on dropping more than 5 pounds, I'm hoping that with enough whining I can win by widdling down the amount of weight that I will have to lose to equal their 20 pounds. Just kidding, I actually started off strong on day one and two, but after realizing that the boys had stopped at McDonalds last night on their way to a Bruins game, I rationalized a fluffernutter sandwich today that I am feeling guilty about.