Just wanted to share a little personal victory, particularly with the ladies on the board.
For the last several years, I have been a size 8 mostly, with (occasional lapses into the double-digit sizes when I started to eat too much crap). Jeans have always been something I dreaded shopping for, since I'm kind of pear shaped and have pretty large thighs... sometimes I would have to buy a size larger :-(
Today I was out shopping, and tried on a pair of size 8 Levi's. They were a little too loose, so on a whim I tried a pair of 6's...and they actually FIT. I'm not even squishing out around the top, either!
This is not something I could have achieved at all without MDA and the gracious members of this forum, and I thank all of you so much.
<holy crap, I'm so excited!>