Anyway, I told him about my plan to get rid of debt as quick as possible, and he was extremely supportive. It helped a lot in pushing me toward my goal of getting this debt OUT asap.
One of the trickiest things I've found with all this is having friends who support your endeavor. I think many of them are not interested in making such deep sacrifices that compromise lifestyle, but in the end this is the path I find most comfortable for me. Surrounding myself with great motivating people is just what I need.
By the way, I made Shepherd's pie for dinner with leftover ground beef I made for tacos the night before. So the excellent company, great dinner and enjoyable evening cost me 3 potatoes. What a great alternative to eating out!