I've been basically "recomping". I've been trying to get down to 175 (currently floating around 185 now), but I can't seem to do it. My daily caloric intake is pretty damn low too considering my activity level (under 2000 calories per day, usually even around 1700 or so). I eat very little carbs during the week, but I'm not very strict during the weekends (I rationalize it as being okay by telling myself that it's "carb loading"). I do drink on the weekends, but lately I've been drinking captain and diet cokes instead of beer or sugary mixed drinks.
Now, that being said about my 5-day/week strict diet, and 2-day not-so-strict diet, but still relatively healthy, I do have a desk job where I sit on my a** all day, but I train very hard in the gym 3 days/week, and I do MMA 3 days a week as well. MMA is AMAZING cardio. Sometimes my gym and MMA days are on the same day, but generally I'm training HARD 5 days a week in one way or another. If I do go to the gym on a non-MMA day, I do 8 HITT intervals on the elliptical at maximum resistance at the end of my training session.
I can honestly say that by doing what I'm doing, I am gaining muscle and losing fat simultaneously, and I have been SERIOUSLY training for about 4 years now I think. I keep getting more and more cut looking, yet I remain at around 185 lbs. And I judge my level of "cutness" by my lower stomach fat too. It keeps getting smaller and smaller in that area.
Maybe I'm crazy, and just imagining things, and supposedly this is near impossible unless I was a noob, but I'm just judging by the mirror and the scale.