My tripod is my sharpest lens. Seriously, if you want better photos, get a tripod. I practically never shoot handheld anymore and it's made an enormous difference in the quality of my work. Not only in the end result, but also in the process of framing, composing and being able to REALLY choose what settings to use for each image, not just having to cope with what's manageable.
Grazing is such a tough habit to overcome since it's bound up with emotions. Whenever I find myself thinking about it, I find something to do with my hands - wash dishes, play solitaire, water the plants...anything. It usually passes. I haven't been doing this for a whole month though and I haven't been through my whole cycle though, so I wonder if I'll be as vigilant when my hormones really shift. I don't have a period anymore (woo hoo!), but I still ovulate and have all the rest of the hormonal responses. Basically I'm not counting days and tracking anymore because it doesn't matter if I don't have tampons with me and so I don't know if I'll see much of a change over time with my eating cycles.