I also think age has something to do with it. I know some young folks that can eat nothing but twinkies and look like fitness models. In my late 40s, I eat a piece of cake, I gain 5 lbs of fat.
Slight exaggeration, but point remains.
I am Anton Zdravko Martin!
Best meet lifts: Sq 150 Kg (330 lb), Bench 120 Kg (264), DL 160 (352) @89 Kg (197)
Best gym lifts: Sq 375, Bench 280 (pause), DL 385 @205 or less
Goals beyond my wildest dreams, 600 Kg raw total, 200/160/240
Hack away at anything which isn't essential. Do what you love, and do it often. Fazc.