Good job Gagirl1. That's great progress!
I have a similar story, but with a different outcome. For years I wore elastic waist polyester pants to work. I could go up and down a few pounds without a problem. One day when my weight was on the up side, the elastic broke, but the pants stayed put. My body fat kept them from falling down. LOL I said "You know you're really fat when the elastic breaks in your pants but they don't fall down!" I continued to wear those pants without the elastic for a while, until I finally bought a new pair.
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