I've been putting off replacing my old jeans. I didn't want to risk getting a size smaller and then barely being able to fit half my bum into them. But today I got them, and tried them on despite expecting them to be painfully tight, with a huge miffin top. To my very great surprise they fit perfectly! In fact they're a huge improvement on my old pair, which had become all saggy around the bum. It's been so many years since I've worn size 16 jeans; I could not be happier. This was definitely worth all the hard work over the last couple of months.