I get what you are saying, Paula. It is hard. We want weight loss -- and we want it NOW. There's also a lot of uncertainty in the process. If someone told me, 'hey, stay the course, you will weight 150 by December, but the bounces will be crazy', I'd be okay, because I knew the ending outcome. Since I don't, I'm always playing mind games. Maybe "xyz" will work. Paula lost 10 lb last week trying that.
I also get needing the scale. I can hide a lot of weight just by wearing dresses. Yeah, my clothes still fit...but most of my dresses don't cinch right across the weight line, where I gain weight. The scale obviously isn't perfect, but it is one form of measurement. Also, I got up to 240 by not weighing. Yeah, I knew I was gaining weight, but I sure didn't know it was that bad. I was convinced that clothing sizes were getting smaller, not bigger.
I'm glad you made the decision to stay. Not because I think there is anything wrong with LCHF -- you've had great success with that -- but because 1) your mood/health is the most important; and 2) I don't think 3 days at the same weight is deterministic of a problem -- the body needs some time to adjust (if I recall, you had such an issue last month, and then a nice "woosh").
Have a GREAT day. Is the animal sanctuary like a zoo?