Hi! I think you're off to a fantastic start! What you're doing sounds great and if you didn't change a thing I think you'd have great success with weight loss and health. Congratulations on making great leaps to better health - and giving up smoking - that's the greatest of them all, I think - great job
I'm certainly no expert, but a few tips I thought of along the way as I was reading through your post was to ensure you get complete nutrition eg, adding in some legumes and wholegrains (like beans, nuts, crackers, brown rice etc). You want to make sure you are getting enough fibre for nutrition and health. From what you have written, I think you are eating adequate protein (generally, aussies do, I think!). The great carbs debate is much bigger than I! I don't have an answer on that one. I am a carbs addict and hence do try to limit them and try to eat more of the whole grains instead (eg brown rice). But some are necessary in the diet, I think. A nutritionist will have all the info on this stuff though!
Make sure you're drinking loads of water, especially when you're working out too!
Another thought I had was to add some resistance / weight training to your workout. A big disclaimer here - I'm the furthest thing here from an expert in that department, but I understand that resistance training aids in metabolism and builds muscle which all works towards weight loss so you may want to check that out too (from an expert
But overall, you've made great changes that will without any changes work wonders to improve your health and general well being and that's awesome! Well done! Keep it up and I look forward to hearing of your success as you go along. Best wishes, Alexandra