Originally Posted by Jenky
It sounds to me like you want to drop the weight. I'm assuming this is your primary goal.
If it is, diet and cardio is what you need to stick with. I was under the impression that you were lifting to maintain muscle while cutting away the fat.
Usually, when you want to build muscle you basically go into a caloric surplus. However, you can build muscle when you are a complete beginner without being in a caloric surplus. The body is put into a state of shock where it is forced to adapt quickly with the current nutrients being taken in.
So most people would agree that:
Building muscle = Caloric surplus
Losing weight = Caloric deficit
Cardio will become counter productive to gaining muscle as you become more advanced in lifting.
If you want to lose the weight first you can always go back and start lifting once you hit 190. I think you are just trying to do too much in a small frame.
I think he should keep lifting. Just lift to cut down with high reps low weight, then do your Cardio as well.