I'm a legit 198 in those pics. I don't have much muscle mass I know, but I'm working on it.
I've decided to diet down to 180 and that will give me and extra 20lbs to bulk with. My body leans out pretty well except in the chest (because of lack of muscle) and the abdomen. Everything else I notice pretty quick.
I bought a scale yesterday so now I'm gonna have my diet dialed in instead of eyeballing my meats. I'm also going to develop the mindset of never missing a workout and never missing a meal. Add further more on to that to not give up on a cardio session 3/4 the way through because I'm too hungry. I always feel defeated afterwards. For lifting I'm gonna have to set a standard for sets and reps and then try to smash it every time. I like the style of training of doing as many reps as possible with a weight and then moving the weight up for the next set. My strength always gets better this way.
The loose skin I've noticed too. I've come to accept I'm never gonna have a good set of abs showing and my chest may sag from loose skin also. Can still look good in a t-shirt though!
180 goal is for the end of April. Then bulk. Not gonna be paying much attention to the scale in these next months and more on how I'm leaning out.
Thanks for the help guys. I don't post much these days on boards because it tends to distract me but I'm here to learn so I'll ask questions mostly on the beginners board if I have any.