Just another thought.... I believe we need to be realistic about individual goal weight. It is not appropriate for most of us to aim for a weight we were in high school or in college. Rather, we need to find a goal weight that allows us to be healthy and physically active (or at the very least not hinder mobility) and then focus on maintaining that weight. That may mean carrying a little more weight than a "normal" BMI. I know some say to try to lose as much weight as possible and go below goal so that you are "normal" at the regain but that just never made sense to me. I am a 5'3" female, age 56, and it is not realistic for me to try to weigh 120 as I did when I was in my 20's. I also do not want to have to be on a chronic diet to try to maintain an unrealistic weight. All of this is to say that perhaps at your age and height Marquis Mark maybe 240# is a good weight for you (or 235# or 230# or ?) and now your focus needs to be on stopping the regain and maintaining your weight. I do not know. It is just another way to look at things.