Greetings, I'm a male, 40 years old, no health issues, 20–25 lb overweight. This is about falling off the wagon and getting back on, losing weight, and trying to make gains with Simple & Sinister. I'm having a hard time reaching my target weight so it always seems to me that I'm training with a calorie deficit. When I'm training regularly, I'm also calorie counting. When I fall off and stop training, I stop calorie counting, too. The problem, then, is that I gain weight—and it's not lean muscle mass for sure. And I can't train hard with a calorie deficit, though I still train at least 3 days a week. I find if I try to train more than that my body doesn't recover sufficiently between sessions. So, what should I do? Just stay the course and don't fall off again, and when I reach my target weight, then start training harder? Should I try to train harder, increase weights, and do 5 days a week, or is cutting back on the training the right thing to do? I've been thinking I should get my weight to my target (target right now equals the lowest weight appropriate for my height), and then train hard and slowly let my weight go up under the assumption that it'd be mostly muscle mass gains. Another option would be to modify my target weight to be my lowest achievable weight PLUS some number of pounds (10 lb?) to account for muscle gains that I want and, when I reach that weight, then train hard and just maintain the same weight—trade fat for muscle and hold the line on the scale. What do you recommend? Sorry for the rambling, it's hard to put this on paper. Basically, I'm asking about training while at a calorie deficit and how I should pick a target weight. Hoping I might get some clarity here on the right path to take. Thanks for the help.