It's been my experience in training others over the years that weight loss to strength loss ratios
seem to be somewhat proportional to the amount of time one loses goal weight.
The faster one loses the weight the more strength they seem to lose with it. When the weight loss
is slower there seems to be less strength loss and at times when planned out properly and all factors
considered there can be no significant strength loss or none at all.
Eric, you should consider a monthly power/strength to weight ratio test to evaluate your strength loss/gains.
Would be challenging to design one for grip but it will allow you to record and evaluate your gains/losses
in accordance with your weight. Let's say (for the sake of argument) that your 2 hand euro 1RM is 200 lbs.
and you weigh 200 lbs. If you go on to lose 10 pounds and your 2 hand euro is still at 200 lbs. your power to weight ratio
has improved and there's a strength gain but your 1RM has not changed. Conversely, if your #'s go down at the same
#10 weight loss then you would show a slight strength/power loss.
One of my main rules I follow in training myself and others is I always seek ways to quantify what I'm doing.
Good luck with your goals Eric!!!
With your mindset and determination I only envision success in whatever you set out to do!