Chela, that is awesome news! I have the same issues. My biggest craving is sweets too. I have been on SBD for a week now and my cravings are gone also. I also had the habit of having a glass or two of wine every night and I thought that would be so hard to give up but no problem, I don't miss it all.
I find though that I have to be very diligent to eat all my meals and snacks. Yesterday, I had more of a snack for lunch because I got busy and started feeling those old cravings come back. I tried to overcome by having some chicken in the afternoon but I was a bit off kilter, so to speak. Today I am starting back with the full program as I have discovered for me, that is the secret to the program working. I have lost 6.5 lbs. this week and I am thrilled. I know most of it is water but heck, it is weight, I don't have anymore and my body feels lighter and my clothes fit a bit better.
BTW, we are about the same size