Of course I can improve upon my diet but I am eating better food for sure. Yes I know there are lots of carbs in pasta, rice and potatoes and yes I do eat those foods in moderation, but I also eat lean meats and veg with them.
I don't eat seafood so those foods are unavailable to me.
I don't eat fried foods anymore - except for steak, which I have once a fortnight.
So whilst there are areas of improvement, I don't think my diet is that bad. Certainly at lunch times in the past I used to eat things like cheese toasties, pizza, packaged sandwiches which are 350+ cals in them. I have cut that out completely and eat much more salad. So I KNOW I am going in the right direction.
I am perfectly content at the rate I am losing weight - around 1lb every week/10 days. I have short term, medium term and long term goals and have the motivation to meet them.
As I said in my OP my short term is to lose a stone from where I was when I started (235lbs) So I have 4 more lbs to reach that. Next goal is to be under 200lbs. Long term goal is weigh between 80kg - 90kg.
I have those targets and the motivation to meet them and I am seeing results.