Last year, as I approached Convergence, I made a plan for a diet. I did some experimenting, and I did some research. I found myself to be about 43 pounds overweight. Then as soon as Convergence had ended, I committed. I lost about 30 pounds.
Then a month long vacation happened. Some may say I slipped, but I had never intended to remain on my diet during that vacation. When it ended I'd gained almost 10 pounds back, and since then I made it about an even 10. That means I'm currently about half way between my starting weight, and my ideal weight. I think you could describe me as "chubby" again.
Last week when this Convergence ended I recommitted. Last time I did lose 30 pounds, and this time I only have 20ish to lose. The truth is, I won't know what my ideal weight is until I approach it.
The diet hasn't changed. I still mostly just count calories. I try to run a 1,000 calorie deficit a day. I almost always come up short, but almost always run some deficit. The surprising thing is, it was only really tough for a day or two. It helped that I've been eating fairly reasonably since my vacation, even if I wasn't actually counting calories.
You can expect an update in 10 pounds.