I have this pair of black pants with flowers embroidered on it. They were my favorite throughout college, though they always gave me a bit of a muffin top. Then I gained weight and they squeezed my waist to the point of discomfort so I stopped wearing them... Well, I tried them on today after losing 30 pounds and they fit better than ever! Not even a muffin top this time. I have 30 more pounds to lose from here, so looks like it might be time to invest in a belt!
As you hold on... as long as you do what's in your heart... I believe you can do the right thing.