My thanks for the morale support!
It's a matter of scale, I guess. I weighed myself, recently, so I wouldn't have to endure my doc's assistants entering my fully-clad weight as actual weight on the way in. I wear about 20# of clothes in casual summer mode (engineers' boots, heh).
I started going to the gym again this June and have been at it two or three visits a week, toning and adding muscle and slooooooowly converting that lovely 'round-the-internal-organs fat storage. Thus, I am -slowly- getting more in the strength, flexibility and stamina departments. I also have -as so often happens- temporarily gotten heavier (muscle being heavier than goo).
I'm 325# stark. =sigh= I'm told I can pull it off, being 6'3" and wide of shoulder, but I still wanna have what Glen Larsen once called a deer gut gonegonegone.
I view this philosophicly. I am in far better health than when I was 185# at this height. While I may pause and check to see if what I'm about to step onto is adequately structured, I also know I can move a lot of heavy things just by leaning on 'em...