Saw your big weight loss this week and dropped by to say CONGRATs
again. Your doing great! Two things to add - there is a Vegetarian Society in Hawaii - Mike Teehan here is part of that group so we know about it in McDougall. They have agood website and if I wasn't in a huge rush now I'd look it up for you. Will later, if I can remember. Anyway, I wonder if the society has a list of vegan places to eat. If not maybe you can drop Mike a PM and ask him. He is one super nice guy and would gladly help you out if he can finding some food alternatives places.
Also you liked determination as a word to use, mine is tenacity. You can look this one up - I think you'll like it too