You're so welcome... I like to share successful actions with others who are working to improve their health like you are
Feeling better emotionally really is the first step! I actually don't go on the scale much except at my doctor's office. I go by how I'm feeling and how my clothes are fitting mostly.
Another tip, if I may is for carbs, are you familiar with the glycemic index? (GI) Low GI carbs raise blood sugar more slowly, thus the body's need for insulin is slow and steady as well. It's a great tool!
Spaghetti is actually a low GI food, as are "stone" fruits, like peaches. The book "The Glucose Revolution" is easy reading and covers it all. It's written by the medical folks who developed it. There's even a small book about the glycemic index for weight loss if you are interested.
I believe you can get them from Amazon in paperback for pennies. There are several authors, but the primary author is Jennie Brand-Miller, Ph.D. And of course, there's quite a bit of information on the Internet.
Thanks for listening and my sincere best wishes,