Wow thanks for all the quick responses guys. Lotta good help. I realized after I posted that Mr. Rippetoe used my exact height and weight as his example for a beginner that needs his program. LOL. That, and being called emaciated by Mr. Grimes and seeing that my #s aren't in the range Mr. Low posted is really all I need.
Last question though: in the article Mr. Rippetoe doesn't say anything about percentages or pounds to increase by, he just mentions adding a bunch of weight really fast. Is this just a guess and check until I find a weight I can't steadily improve on? Actually scratch that question, I should just go buy his book and find out for myself. Reading is knowledge. I'm just excited to get started on getting some size back! Thanks again for the help.