I'm 100 days in trying to get a lot leaner without losing too much muscle/strength. I'm 51, been weight training consistently since I was 16. This is the first time I've ever really done a strict diet, I've usually just made small diet adjustments to not get too fat and still maintain strength and size. This time I want to lose the "moobs" that I've slowly accumulated and get as lean as I can (short of competition level). I'm down from 232 to 207 over the last 100 days. Not as lean as I hoped I'd be at 205, so I'm aiming at 195. (apparently I was a lot fatter than I thought I was LOL)
A trainer at my gym has me at 25% carb, 25% fat and 50% protein, total of 1600-1700 cal/day. The moobs are disappearing, so is the waist, and my lifts are staying about the same. The diet part hasn't been too bad, getting enough sleep seems to play a big role. Progress is pretty steady...down a little, up a bit, down a little more, up a little again, down a little more, day by day. Avg 1.5lbs/week loss.
I'd like to hear what others with similar goals are doing, what's going right and what's going wrong.