@Josh …I reckon you’ll find that’s the overweight Josh that’s speaking in those tones to you, the old one that used, once upon a time, that bring overweight was ‘alright’, just because that was the shape of things at that time.
When you get to re-assessment time I reckon you should be honest with yourself. When you were late teens, or whenever you were last not carrying any excess, I’ll bet you didn’t say to yourself " I think I’ll get a bit chubby and carry excess pork around for no real reason". People might say they’d like to build muscle, but don’t CHOOSE fat.
I’m getting within 7/8 lbs of maybe ‘ideal’ and, like you, I’ll then re-assess…but I can see already that I’ve really yoga full stone that could go, and go it will.
I think the lighter weight you deserves you to get to FULL fitness, and like you too, I’ve got broad ex-rugby shoulders and, maybe like you old friends have gotten so used to me carrying around extra pounds so well, they’d be happy to agree that I’ve ‘done well’ and lost sufficient…but the mirror doesn’t lie.
Go for fit as possible…you owe it to yourself [Because your worth it!]