It's good not to solely focus on the weight. You have got the right goals set and will follow through. I try to only weigh once a week and moved my weigh in day from Friday to Monday to coincide with our challenge.
I am 47 and was in the same shoes a year ago and for me the doctor just went ahead and put me on the meds. Being sort of hard headed I didn't always take them and it definitely showed up in my next blood work. At that time though I hadn't really changed a lot of my eating habits. Don't get me wrong, they are not perfect now, I still indulge on occasion but nothing like I used to, way more fresh fruits and veggies.
This is a journey we have all set out on and not a 50-yard dash. Where we are now did not happen overnight and will take time for our bodies to accept the healthy changes we are making.
Keep up the good work!
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." – Eleanor Roosevelt