It certainly is now. I've given up my 1200 days and try for at least 1700... preferably 2000 (only hit it when I take my fiance out to dinner, though). I feel great for it, too. I feel stronger, more energetic, more intelligent (ah, delusions), more confident... just flat out BETTER.
I was expecting to bulk on 2000 based on past experience... but that's not happening. If 3 pounds a week keeps up I'll be at my 165 in just over a month... and since I'm lifting heavier than I ever have I'm hoping it's not muscle being broiled away.
The Reconstruction Project (Journal)
Age: 34, Height: 5'4, Weight: 185, BF: somewhere between 15 and 45%
Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3
Stop thinking and go lift - Paul Stagg