Thanks for weighing in Chris, I appreciate it. I've read Eye Dentist's training log before and have incorporated a lot of the information into my efforts, but it's worth going back and re-reading.
Currently I lift three days a week in a full body routine alternating heavy and light days (3x8 on heavy, 3x15 on light). I have done push/pull and upper/lower splits in the past. I rarely get to failure as I am injury averse at my age. While I have lifted off and on all of my life, I've only gotten serious about it in the last two years (have dropped 35 pounds). I'm far from being intense in the gym, but I get my work in. I'll read the Carter article.
Oh, the scale...I actually have two, and an Omron hand held unit...and calipers. My current scale seems to be pretty consistent and I try to eliminate the inconsistencies by using a weekly average rather than looking at daily results. But, I think it's a smidge high, and my skill, or lack thereof, with the calipers has me lower than I believe I am, and the Omron is not near either of them. So I don't take the scale as gospel, but feel it does give me a decent idea. As far as the mirror goes, I still have that belly fat that tells me I can lose a bit more, but some of it is stretched out skin from the weight loss. Eye Dentist has the same issue (at least one thing we have in common) and addressed it in one of his posts.
My personal opinion is that I'm low on carbs and high on fats but I'm far from knowledgeable. I also think I need to raise my calories to slow the weight loss to keep what muscle I have.
TMI, I know, but that's what I'm thinking.