Hi Anna-Banana, welcome! This is the best present you could give to yourself FOR SURE.
You make the comment about cheese being your only dairy and wanting to keep it. You don't actually NEED dairy. Take a look at Mark's Definitive Guide to Dairy on his blog page and you can read more about it. If you are aiming to lose weight, a lot of us cut out fruit and dairy for a while until we get closer to our goal. Just something to look at as you progress.
You're already well on your way to your goal! Are you incorporating the LHT (Lift Heavy Things) into your schedule?
It's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".
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