The day before yesterday while I was getting ready I put on my usual size 18 jeans and a 2X shirt and when I looked in the mirror I looked ridiculous! My jeans were baggy all over and my top was like a tent. My belt only has four holes and I need a fifth hole now (i'm going to make one instead of buying a new belt).
So I decided to try on my size 16 jeans and they fit! They are even loose on my legs but perfect on my stomach and I wore an XL top and I felt comfortable :-)! I don't know if these particular 16's fit because I used to wear them all the time and they are stretched out, but I don't care, because they are 16's and they FIT ME! Woohoo!