I'll start with my question and then post some background.
What should my resistance training goals be while losing weight?
I am currently 36 years old 6 ft & 220 lb on a big frame. Since July I have lots 80 lbs with a mixture of clean eating, cardio, and weight training. I eat about 2200 calories daily with an extra couple hundred on the days I lift. I alternate cardio days and lifting days, with one day a week off. For cardio I use the treadmill for about 20 minutes. I'm trying to train myself to run, so it ends up being more of a mix between a run and intervals. For the weights I have been following the beginners routine from the Men's Health Homegrown Muscle Workouts for about 6 weeks. Before that I did the Break In Workout and Fat Loss I from NROL.
Although I was never a regular lifter before, I have enjoyed the process and the feeling of strength it has given me. I was able to regularly "set records" for myself by pushing myself a little harder while working out. Recently, however things don't seem to be progressing and have been perhaps regressing. I haven't been able to up the amount I'm lifting for a few of weeks and am wondering if living in constant energy deficit is taking its toll. If this is normal and I should no longer expect strength gains while losing the next 35 lbs, what should my workout goals be?
Thank you so much.