I think you look great in your pics man. Stop sweating getting heavy again. You have a new physique "bottom" that you wont allow yourself to go beyond. Once you work to lose like that when you start gaining too much again you see it and put a stop to it. I have fought the battle of the bulge since I was youn and I have lost several rounds in the fight. However I have maintained a far lower bodyfat for the last 6 years ranging from 17-12% until the beginning of 2009 then between 12-6% most of the time since.
Give yourself the latitude to gain, just keep it in check, If you are still gaining you don't need to increase cals until you begin to stall. Then increase by small amounts at a time like 300-500 per day for a week or two so you see how your body reacts to it.