Michael I just think that with a lesser restriction, you would learn how to maintain this long term with the idea of it becoming a lifestyle. I know you want it to come off fast, but slower is healthier and more permanent. Like you said you don't want the weight to come back. Maybe 2200 is high, if you can maintain the 1500 and be comfortable and still lose then just stick with what works. I like to eat as much as possible and still lose just because its more comfortable and I can still build a meager amount of muscle.
BTW I think Turbulence Training has a few bodyweight exercise manuals on the web for free or on youtube, try those they are awesome.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. ~Muhammad Ali
You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. ~Charles C. Noble
July 6th 2010: 225 lbs, 24% body fat
Nov 30th 2010: 181 lbs, 12% body fat
Dec 28th 2010: 177 lbs, 11% bf
Total weight loss 48 lbs.