If it's any help, I am a carb/sugar fiend, and the longer I'm off it, the less I crave it. I feel so much better, too. I still have some carbs and some sugar, but not much. So - it gets better!
I've been fighting my weight since elementary school, too, and didn't think I'd ever get better. I do think there's hope that this is the last time for me. I hope you find a workable plan for yourself. It's great that you're back and posting again!