I thought that you would say: "brilliant"... as I was convinced my idea was.
Anyway, I still believe that putting M-sized clothing in the wardrobe is a change of environment that is congruent with being thin. The minute I thought that, for the first time in my life, I had an image of a thin self in my head.
Regarding tight clothes, I may have gone a little too far... but what i mean is that when you start loosing weight, then adjust the size. Because I tended to stay in my XL clothes and that wasn't encouraging to keep losing weight.
Steve, I don't think you've ever been fat, but there is something that, us people who struggle with weight, we really haven't quite understood. You said in your podcast: if a thin person was in my body, he would say: "wow, I've gotta do something about it"... I have a "target trousers", i.e. a pair of pants in which I intend to fit in, button and feel comfortable in. I've started trying to put it on in the morning. Of course I can't... but trust me, that helps me get into the mentality of: wow, I've gotta do something about this.
(sorry for rabbling on and on... I'm like that when I am really excited about something new)