Hey Blitz, there's nothing to pardon! I'm sure I would have thought similarly with just those words as info (beside, throw 'dancer' and 'weight' into a sentence and there's a pretty common thought pattern)
On to the plan. Moderate eating. I know I eat atypically for a dieter because of the medical stuff (full cream organic dairy for example), and I also don't strictly follow rules of 'no eating after x time' because I dance LATE - and if Im hungry when I get home, I have to eat to get through the night to avoid triggering a pain episode or a migraine. But we all have to know our bodies and get a regime that works best, even if not typically following the rules of weightloss! So for me, it is moderate eating both in terms of serving size, and in terms of food selection...it needs to be healthful, not empty calories.
I find it is very helpful to have everything planned out, one because I'm really busy with tight turnarounds (those days I have to have pre-cooked), and also because I know what I can legitimately eat when I start to get hungry - this past week post training or teaching dance, I've been 'reassured' in my mind (being hungry actually makes me anxious and scared, I think because of the association with pain episodes) that there's filling yummy food waiting for me...plain natural yoghurt, a cut up banana, 4-5 raspberries, and 1-2 tsp of drinking chocolate sprinkled over the top. YUM; it fills me up really well, I know it has heaps of goodness, and it also hits the naughty choc indulgence without triggering a chocolate binge.
So I guess both moderate eating and planning are in 'the plan'. And willpower...I have to really drive myself to get through my exercise, because if I don't fit it in, there's no wriggle room to do it later, and I have to really work the will power to avoid buying empty calorie snacks when I go shopping. Same as everyone I guess, but I have 'won' on all fronts this week. Oh, and while I think of it, I am putting into place one more principle - I try to have 3 days off as rest days because my body needs it (after 6 hrs dancing on Thursday alone, I'm just about crippled), but I need to not totally 'relax' the moderate eating approach on my relax days; I'll allow ONE indulgence, which will also help make 'date day' happen with hubby!