Started around 179 lbs., just shy of 5’7" on 10/1/05, now sitting at 198 (in the mornings, post-poo). Plan is to get to 205ish by the end of 2005. Bodyfat is up a percentage point or two, but who cares, it’s winter and I have big shirts. I hope to maintain for a while after that and slowly decrease the carbs/calories to get some fat off. I’m eating around 4500 - 5000 calories a day now, and I think my maintenance is around 3100 on non-workout days and 3600 or so on workout days(using calculator estimates and peronsal experience).
Bulking is great, but I do miss being lean sometimes. Cramming more and more down your throat is only “fun” for so long, then I’m usually ready to slim down, I’m sticking with it for now, at least through the winter.