Guess I might as well post a general update: technically I'm about 5-6 pounds heavier than when I wrote this! But I can tell from looking at photos then and now that it's more muscle than fat, thankfully. Still, psychologically being in the mid-to-high-180s feels wrong, since for a couple of years getting into the 170s and staying there (and even dipping as low as 168 a couple of years ago) was all I cared about for awhile. But I can tell 180 now is better than 180 then.

Turns out the process of actually getting into shape, as opposed to just losing weight, is a much harder and slower one.