Hello! It has taken me about 10 years, but through a lot of baby steps, and trial and error, I went from the mid to high 200s, to now 140 lbs. At first, my goal was to be in the 130s, since I decided that that was a good range for my height. However, once I got to 140 lbs., the scale just wouldn't go down. I would bounce around a bit, and go up some and then back down to 140 lbs, but then I noticed something. I notice that I look leaner at 140 lbs. now than I did a couple weeks ago. The scale may not be going any lower, but I believe that I have lost some fat. My stomach even looks the way I've been wanting it to look for a very long time.
After debating and going back a forth for some time, I decided that maybe I shouldn't worry about it too much, and I went ahead and decided to switch to maintenance mode.
Now that I decided to switch, I'm kind of at a loss. I don't want to just flip a switch and eat maintenance calories overnight, because I'm afraid that I'll just end up gaining instead of maintaining. I also want to continue losing fat without becoming too obsessive about it. I finally like the way I look. I want to enjoy that. Even so, I don't want to slip back into old habits or anything.
Is there a process to ease into switching, or am I just overthinking it (I tend to overthink quite a lot)?