So I managed to squeeze into my brand new, next-size-down jeans. (No, I didn't buy these jeans to "inspire" or "motivate" me to lose weight. I bought them BWW (before Weight Watchers) and realized they were too small and never bothered to return them.)
I had to lay down on the bed to zip them up, but at least I didn't need pliers. :) And I can still breathe. Just don't ask me to bend at the waist.