Lilita, I understand your carb-cravings totally...mine is a big huge plate of whole wheat spaghetti, and seconds! I can't carb cycle because I'll just go back to eating the way I did....I need the structure that IP provides. I'm on the same page with you regarding pants size. I put my size 14 jeans on this weekend and am only a tad away from being able to pull them down over my hips without buttoning. I don't know how much weight loss I've had (go in tonight for my weigh-in) but the size 14s being large....WHOOHOOOO!!!