Great job so far, I feel like I am in a similar situation to you. I am more interested in losing the fat through a LCHF eating regime.
You mentioned about having some sweet stuff from time to time. Check out Wholefood Simply, Bianca Slade offers many recipes without sugar but with a whole lot of taste. I have just finished eating a Cherry Ripe Cake, not the entire cake!
Try raw treats that use majority nuts, coconut oil, cacao, dates and coconut plus others.
I will keep reading with much interest.