My results are similar to yours. I've shed 29 pounds in just 9 weeks, with no exercise. I sleep better, less stiffness, less inflammation.
The drinks are the hardest. All summer I made peppermint sun tea, and lemonade from scratch, using pure cane sugar in moderation. If I have a glass of white wine, I dilute it with club soda, add a lemon and voila! A Spritzer!
Another trick you might like is to mix organic apple or cranberry juice with club soda.
I really don't miss the wheat or carbs. No cravings now. No suffering with a "diet."