It is reassuring to come on here today and find a positive comment.
I'm an overeater from way back
. I should probably follow your example and buy some smaller plates. I already eat and drink pretty healthily most of the time and have done for a long time. I don't do takeaway at all, I've stopped eating anything deep or shallow fried or crumbed or battered. I don't drink alcohol at all and soft drinks are an occassional thing. We don't have dessert either. Chocolate is still a weak spot, as is cheese.
I find it hard to not be in control and I really feel very out of control with all these symptoms and the endless round of doctors appointents and tests with no answer so I guess I see my weight as something I can be in control of except that I can't really because the kind of control I crave is unattainable and the goals I keep setting myself are too strict which means I'm always failing so as you can see I need a realignment of focus.
I'm in the habit of writing my weight on my calendar but the fridge door might offer a better anti-snacking incentive.
I'm also in the process of rearranging my life to make excercise at more normal times of day possible. 1am isn't really ideal as a workout time- I'm not a shift worker!
I do like your approach- it is very affirming and I think I'll pretty much borrow it wholesale while I get started on everything.