Thanks for all the great ideas! If the weather holds, I think the puppy and I are going to go play in the dirt tomorrow! It is definitely a way to keep the hungries away.
The bunnies need brushing, too, which I also do outside (that way the fur stays outside instead of becoming a wall covering in the house!)
I totally get you about sticking to the plan, planning out the day, and drinking water. I keep a gallon jug of water by my desk at work and a large cup full of water on my desk, and get through about a half gallon of water a day or more. I am (so far) sticking very, very closely to the plan, and have all my preplanned snacks here at work (eating my turkey roll ups right now). However, I found yesterday that I was very hungry. Part of it was carb/sugar cravings, I bet. I know Dr. A says that you should not get hungry and should eat more if you need it, but am not sure what to eat!
I do not think I could just start chewing on veggies without dip or dressing, but I am afraid that if I use more dip, dressing, or cheese, that I'll end up not losing weight. Is that stupid? I guess some part of me feels that I cannot lose unless I am hungry. Hmmm...
Has anyone else felt this way? What snacks have you supplemented into the plan that have still enabled you to lose?
Thanks for the support! It means so much!