Clean eating can go a long way, I used to weight 275 and went as low as 170, moderate exercise and clean eating does wonders.
I had a couple of surgeries sideline me for a while and I got up to 220 back in early April this year. I'm currently sitting at 200, and am just trying to get back down to 190(I look anorexic at 170 because I am a big guy.
Also if there is one thing I could change about my current diet, it's less beer(I by no means drink a lot, like 6pk/week atm), and less coffee. The coffee is kinda a necessity though so I doubt that's going anywhere.
You look great bro. Congrats!You've turned into the cross fit person where the first rule is to talk about cross fit but I get it. You want others to realize what you experienced. Either way, it's not a bad thing and I'm happy for you. Well done!