A few months back, I reached my goal weight and I've been maintaining. Of course maintaining your weight is always a big concern for dieters. So many people end up gaining the weight back and then some.
Something I never thought about when losing the weight is having to deal with loose skin, particularly around the abs and inner thighs. I've gotten a lot of advice about it and strength training should be a way to lessen the amount of loose skin. The faster you go with weight loss, the more loose skin you will have. I think I lost weight slow enough as I averaged around 3 pounds per week.