Short version of the story:
Found T-Nation. Read the articles. Asked people for suggestions. FOLLOWED them.
I have been training consistently for an year. I lost about 41 lb as of today. Gained some strength (rather, more than doubled my beginning strength levels).
I have lost most of the fat, but I am obviously not ripped or anywhere close to it. I became "skinny-fat" I guess.I have been dieting constantly for an year (except for a few cheat days during Christmas/thanksgiving and when my girlfriend had an accident and was in the hospital for a few weeks).
At this point, I'm not sure if I should continue losing fat or start bulking.
here are the progress photos.
Before: (WARNING: Graphic, disturbing fat as hell image :))
Was 183 lb there. Taken in June last year, after one week of dieting.
Thanks for reading, and thanks for the help so far.