Yep! Your board is only doing what your stance and weight are telling it to do. If it's heading upwind, the lowered upwind rail is usually the issue.
Try the waving your front foot over the strap drill some more.
That will teach you that you can put that foot in the strap, but keep it weightless and
therefore it won't "steer" the board. All weight goes on the back leg and the rig with as much weight as possible on the rig. Back leg just steers!
Again, do all of this "step by step" and soon you won't even notice all the little "transitions" and your board will jump onto a plane and you will be hooked in and back in the straps with no effort (or thinking/ counting steps) at all.
Hope this helps,