Congratulations!!! I am the same with my shorts or jeans I just whop 'em dowm when needed without undoing the zipper and button - it is amazingly easy to go to the loo LOL.
Ye, I have a pair of size 16 jag jeans that are very big on me now, I use a belt and scrunch it up LOL. ...actually even the belt only just fit me on the first hole but now down to the fourth hole Yaaayy
What gives me a kick is the fact that I am nearly two kilo's lighter than Roger my OH LOL
Let's keep on going there girl! Hey whatya think of snow on Mount Wellington yesterday?? I just LOVE this climate!