I started out 2012 in size 44 pants that were getting tight... Today I bought my first pair of size 36 IN 22 YEARS..
I have had to buy new clothes for work a couple of times and have a stack of 44's that will get altered at some point.
I stood at the rack for a while, walked away, then came back. I didn't want to try them on and have them not fit. Well they did!
Just hope I haven't jinxed myself!