Winencandy, in reference to your candy addiction, are you eating enough protein and are you eating it often enough? As a sugar junkie myself, I find this essential for dealing with cravings.
The other thing may be caffeine sensitivity. There are a small percentage of us in whom caffeine, even the small amount in decaf coffee and teas, spikes our insulin and our cravings, making weight loss nearly impossible. I know this is horrible to hear, and I have been dealing with it in my own life and my journal this week. It makes the difference between losing and remaining puffy for me. Just a thought. It's unfortunately true for me.