Nice, I love seeing posts like these, even if at times I fear it may be an intruder from a vegan board trying to pull a fast one.
Sounds like Casey is for real though, best of luck to you!
To clear up on the meat, I'll speak for myself here but I eat FAR more vegetables than I do meat. Meat might be the most calorically dense thing on my plate (next to fat, sometitmes) but by looking at my plate I usually eat more veggies by volume than I do meat. Sometimes though, it's totally carnivorous! depends on how I'm feeling.
If you don't want to have meat at every meal there's no issue with that, but definitely get some meat in there everyday. Good luck on your journey, trust me, you're eating way more naturally now than you were before. Good to see you left the bird food for the birds (and even that is arguable)