Re: it's in the jeans
I'm in the same boat as both you guys here.
When I started CrossFit in May, my size 36 jeans were starting to get tight and my wife bought me a pair of 38's. That was the last straw.
I'm now using the last notch on my belt for my 36's, and just the other week I bought a pair of 34's that fit real nice (tight on my quads/butt though, which is a good sign).