I am not sure I understand why you want to get down to 160 before you start to strength train again. I lift weights to improve my strength for running and cycling. Muscle is metabolically active tissue that helps me lose weight and size. There are times when I have gained 5 pounds but have lost a belt notch around my waist.
The absolutely best book I have found on fitness, functional strength is "Power Eating" by Dr. Susan M. Kleiner. www.amazon.com/Susan-Kleiner/e/B00BFDMRCA/
Dr. Kleiner knows her stuff. There is no "all protein weirdness" in this book. As a matter fact, her diet recommendations look a lot like SparkPeople's balanced nutrition approach. You need carbs so you have energy to workout. The amount of protein needed to build muscle is not as high as some people would think. The human body can turn excess protein calories into fat. Just like any excess calories can be stored as fat.
For resistance workouts I lift weights doing 3 or 4 sets of 12 to 15 reps. Proper from is extremely important. For functional strength, I have one word "core"!
Here is a link to a weight workouts. I don't recommend buying body-building supplements. www.bodybuilding.com/fun/workoutdatabase.h
Don't fall for the advertising on this site. Good old-fashioned wholesome food is the best thing you can do for fitness and health. I sometimes use a few products, including Muscle Milk, Weider Dynamic Body Builder and Champion Nutrition Met II. A make a shake with these powders, kind of like an instant recovery meal. Generally, I will have a shake after a brutally long hot mountain bike ride.
I hope you can find what works for you.