I used to wait until I'd lost weight to buy nice clothes.
Or, I'd buy clothes that were too small for me, preparing for the time when I'd be thinner.
I'd keep jeans that were 2 sizes too small in my dresser. Every once in a while I'd try them on to see how much "progress" I'd made.
One day, my friend Suzanne advised me to chuck out my jeans. She said that although I might lose weight sometime in the future and miss my jeans, I could always buy more. But that having them in my dresser was only keeping me in a space of self-shame.
Tossing my expensive skinny jeans terrified me because it felt like failure. But getting rid of that toxic reminder that I wasn't good enough was one of the most powerful things I did for myself.