Well - - I posted here ages ago, January 18th, and I would just like to report that since then I've lost 63%!! Wohoo! I still don't have a scale, so I weigh myself infrequently, only when I go visit my dad. Which I did last weekend. Now I'm thinking I should get one!
ETA: I would like to credit the majority of this to the switch from vegetarian to vegan which I made about 4 months ago. Everything got a whole lot easier after that.