So it's been two months. I didn't even weigh myself during PMS week, but the last couple of days I've been at 161, which is just fine. That puts me at a seven-pound loss total. I did get 4-5 inches of hair chopped off last weekend, but I doubt that accounts for much.
For the last couple of weeks I've been doing Fitday food tracking. That's interesting; there were two relatively high-calorie days (1700-1800) and a couple under 1000, but otherwise I seem to be ending up with around 1200/day if I don't pay too much attention. That isn't the totally scant rations that some of you are eating, but it should run me a reasonable deficit for a while. Tonight, after a ~450-calorie veggie and tofu stir-fry for a day's total of just under 1000 including the morning's oil, I felt utterly stuffed. I'm balancing macronutrients pretty well and I feel good.
Appetite suppression has been all right. I've never felt downright anti-food, but I haven't been tempted by anything stupid either. Lately I've been combining olive with walnut in the mornings, flax at night, for about 3 tbsp. total; that seems to be working better than the 2-2.5 tbsp. olive and flax I was doing before.
Next time hit a plateau I'll probably start noseclipping again, but now that I'm losing I've backed off because I really didn't enjoy it. I do make fruit smoothies if I'm still hungry after dinner, and I vary them wildly -- not exactly "crazy spicing," but never two quite the same.
Thanks to everyone for your stories and encouragement.