Ok, here is my story. Last august I quit smoking and decide to turn my life around. At that time I was 255lbs + or - a few. Fast forward to today. I am around 200lbs on my new scale. While at school (sept - may) I basically ate clean, did cardio, and weight trained. Now that I am home I have started the bill starr routine and I cycle 10-15+ miles 2-3 times a week(on my off days). I am kind of unsure what I want to do now though. On one hand I am sick of cutting. On the other it'd be nice to get down to 180 (my original goal). After returning home in late may I bumped my calories and upped by physical activity to match and haven't put on much weight (from 195 on my old spring scale to 200 + or - on my new tantia scale). Since coming home I have noticed very good strength gains (I attribute this to eating more and the new routine). Do you think I should continue to cut down to 180 or so or say fuck it and put on some mass? I am thinking about going back to my strict diet and continuing my cut as even with 10-15lbs more muscle I'll still have quite a bit of fat on me and I won't be happy. And ofcourse to throw a wrench into all this I am going on vacation in July for 22 days (european tour with my mother and sister). I'll amend this post with more recent pics soon as I get done lifting in the morning/afternoon. Aug 27th 04 Feb 8th 05 April? May? Week ago or so..