You're both right on, of course. I have been loathe to take photos, but I need to take the plunge. According to my scale I am 213lbs. and 32%bf. I would bet my bf is a little lower than that, but until I get calipers that is the value I have with which to work. Over the course of the past 7 weeks I have lost 14lbs and around 2 or 3%bf per the scale. I gave up cola and crappy food.
I am eating fairly clean, I think. 1700-2000 calories: 5-6 meals per day, protein-heavy, post-workout nutrition supps, at least 1 gallon of H2O per day. Lifting (mostly compound)3-4 x per week, Tabata thrusters once per month, walking 2-3 x per week. I am making progess and feel good about it. I think I will up the Tabatas to 2 x per month.