Congrats! Those are the real life cues we need to let us know we are really doing it.
I have this thing, that when I get 'little' people (esp. men) tend to squeeze my shoulders. I have no idea why, but it probably has to do with the fact that I'm only 5 feet tall, and once I'm thinner, I look more like a china doll or something.
Anyway, with the years of yo-yo dieting, I have noticed that is a real trend, and I can always tell that I'm looking smaller when that becomes more common.
So, subconsciously I always tend to look for that as a cue.
It's funny the little things that mean so much to us, that no one else even would pick up on.