I had no shorts that fit me so I bought a pair of camo long shorts in size 40 last week. When I started in september I was size 44 and they were tight. Yesterday my size 40's were lose. So back to Ross and Target I went. Well folks I bought two pair of size 38 shorts and a pair of size 38 jeans regular fit. I have lost more than 6 inches in my waist. In September I wore size 44 loose (essentially a 45) jeans.
I am now in a size 38!!!
I remember when I was 20 and I went into my size 40s my step dad told me that was too big. He was not nice about it either. 14 years later- 38's I have returned!!!