First, it must be noted that drinking 8 oz. of water every half hour isn't a sustainable practice. After the first few hours, I quickly decided to use my head rather than stick to a vow which didn't make sense. The good news? I'm back in the water habit! Not 8 oz. every half hour, but definitely more often than before.
After plenty of hemming & hawing, tempted by the idea of "I'll just go back to WW! They'll fix it!" I chose instead to purchase a food journal. This is the one I bought. Already on day one it's working. Starting to journal what I eat reminds me to think twice before eating. This morning I almost had my teeth into a cookie, I remembered the journal and my goal, and then I put the cookie down. I'm reminded of the phrase Don't trade what you want most for what you want right now.
The journal also made me finally make time to get to the grocery store for fresh fruit. I can't remember the last time my breakfast included fruit or veggies.
I'm thankful for all that I learned in WW. Now I need to keep tapping into those lessons and stand on my own two feet.
water -- check.
food tracking -- check.