I've got to tighten up and I think the plan for me is the No S plan. Someone shared it with me in a comment a few days ago. Basically the plan is:
*NO Sweets, Seconds or Snacks
*Except for S days which are Saturday, Sunday & Special (days like holidays, birthdays, etc.)
Here is a link that shares more details for anyone interested. I believe this will give me the parameters I need without pushing me in to that all or nothing mindset that plagues me.
Speaking of my mind, I have a lot more space in it now that I'm not having those mental battles. No more infighting in my brain leaves me free to think about more pleasant things like going to the beach and looking hot in my new bathing suit. (Hey, a girl can dream!!)
I have had one NSV this week, since I have not registered an actual weight loss yet. I have a 'go to' pair of pants that I'm either wearing or washing most days. They are my warmest pair and with this incredibly cold and snowy winter, I've taken to wearing another pair of pants under them.
Earlier in the week, it was a little warmer and I took the pants directly from the dryer and put them on. Often clothes straight from the dryer are a little snug and loosen up with wear. These weren't that way. In fact, they were so loose, I felt like something was in the seat of the pants. I kept feeling to see what it was. I thought maybe another article of clothing had gotten hung back there. I finally took them off to see what it was, but there was nothing there. It was the seat of the pants! They were so floppy, I was feeling the extra fabric hanging back there.
I had not noticed just how big they'd become because I'd almost always had another pair of pants or leggings on under them. And the waist is drawstring. It was/is a good reminder of what I'm trying to accomplish here.
Of course today is bitterly cold again and I have fleece leggings on underneath the pants today. That's OK. I know how they really fit now.