Here is a pic of me at 170 pounds. Today I wore a pair of jeans I haven't worn since last fall. Although I did not think they felt that much different when I first put them on, I did find myself hiking them up quite alot so maybe they are looser than I realized. They are still a size 16 though. Haven't dared try a size 14 for fear they will be too tight. It would be something good to work towards though I guess.