Agree, OP just needs to cut out junk and cut out snacks, then lower calorie intake from there. Gradual shit.
Exercise is also good on top of it if you're up for that (recommend lifting).
Also:>not wanting to leave the house because chunky during this process
That's a mental health issue. No one but shitty assholes will hate you or really notice, unless you're 300+ lbs and even then it will be a passing thought.
OP, try to change your mindset to "fuck em all." It's not as if they're going to physically assault you or something, and if they're smaller then you can easily defend yourself lmao.