Thanks again for the advice guys.
My calories are at 2100-2200 a day on average now. At 207, I was eating in the ballpark of 2600-2700 on average with the activity level of a sloth. So I dropped around 500-600 a day on average and yes, I did drop them within a couple of weeks which was a mistake in hindsight. When I eventually start eating more calories again I'll have to be careful because I gain weight with preposterous ease. My weight loss has been 18 pounds in around 14 weeks.
I've taken your advice on board and will be more aggressive when picking my weights