Thank you for sharing - I enjoyed reading about your ongoing journey. Congratulations are in order for your breakthrough, which was the direct result of your hard work and persistence.
I tend to lose weight rather slowly, so I can relate to your scale frustrations - I find it best to take it one day at a time. I'm the smallest I've been since I was an anorexic teenager, and in the best shape I've ever been in. In truth, I think the rate of change matters much less than the change itself, no matter how incremental it may be or seem. I tell myself that when I groan at the scale, lol.
Be well, and thanks again for your story.