Congrats to you and Bob! You're doing great!
My best wishes for your surgery coming up in January. The Zone will help you through it. I've had my share of major surgeries, and am so glad I had the Zone to help me.
The " too big" clothes, I remember well. I went from size 22 to sizes 6 to 8 in less than two years. It would get to a point where taking in the clothes didn't help, they still didn't fit right. When I got to size 12 I bought a few extra outfits, thinking I'd neven be less than a size 12. Smaller sizes sounded like a foreign language to me at that time, LOL. Wow, was I wrong! The weight kept dropping off, and before I knew it the 12's were huge on me, too. For a few years, the one thing I missed from time to time was having old clothes to put on, you know, like a favorite comfortable old shirt. I was swimming inside my favorite old clothes. Now, all these years later, I finally have some favorite "old clothes" again! :)