I have been maintaining for 8 years now after a 70lb weight loss. Initially, I was maintaining between 135-140 with strict calorie counting. I jumped into running about 4 years ago (I enjoyed doing this once or twice a week for three miles per day on rest days) and fell a bit and have been fluctuating from 130-135 ever since.
However, I have always maintained easily by calorie counting pretty religiously. Unfortunately all of that counting made me too strict--often missing out on social functions to keep the calories and my weight steady (I lose weight very easily it seems). I knew this was not sustainable about one year ago, at which point I stopped counting closely. I listen to hunger and try to just eat with knowledge of the calories generally (usually between 2100-2300) but not closely. I am never hungry or deprived (except in the mornings, which is baseline). However, I have been getting so nervous because I am now hovering JUSTTT above my low end of the weight range (130.8).
As a 5'7 male (26 years old), I do not want to be much below this weight. My clothes fit fine, I look the same, my energy is good, but I am SOOO nervous over my weight falling any lower. Are there any suggestions/words of wisdom for all of this? I know a lot of people tend to gain weight when they let go of all the tracking, but I fear the reverse.