Day 53, Success: What Does Yours Look Like?

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”

~ Anne Sweeney, an American businesswoman, co-chair of Disney Media, and President of Disney Channel from 1996-2014.
I lost some more weight!


At 51.35 kg, I am once again at my lowest point on this journey.  To me, that is a success!
I showered this morning, did some online shopping, put away some new items, fried two sausages for my husband, and made a green drink for myself.  We looked briefly at the election’s progress, but neither candidate has won any states since last night.
I am thinking about my day.  I just asked my husband to turn down the TV sound so I can concentrate, which he granted.
Today, my cable for the extra monitor will arrive.  That will expedite my workflow.

Success in Writing

Grammarly detected some anxious, sad, and disapproving tones in last week’s writing.  I may have had some mild depression.  However, even if I did, it did not keep me from writing.  I was more productive than 99%, more accurate than 99%, and used more unique vocabulary words than 97% of Grammarly users.  These combined percentages were the highest Grammarly has reported to me.  That is a success!  I wrote profusely, even though it may have been a bit morose.  I apologize to you for being down.  I work very hard to bring my mood up.


One fun activity is making and enacting my reminder mindmaps.  My day was a success in getting these done.

Record Food and Supplements in Cronometer

Research proves that you lose much more weight if you record all of your food.  Your choice of a diet diary is your choice.  You can record it on paper.  However, Cronometer gives you a great deal more information.
Here is a graph from Cronometer:
It is my all-time weight change graph since June 28, 2017, when I first started Cronometer.  Anything less than 52 kg is a success.  However, I have been lower than I am and liked it.  My first priority is to maintain my weight.  If I lose a bit more, that is a bonus.  We will see how it goes.
This blog journey, which is on its 53rd day, is enclosed in a rectangle.  My weight was headed up again before I started, and I was concerned, even a bit panicked.  Now I feel hopeful about the future, not just my weight, but other things, too.


We just had a delivery.  In 40 minutes, when it cools down outside, I will go for my walk.  It is hard to believe it is so warm in November!
My brother texted me today.  His small business, N2, in Lisbon, Ohio, is having a hard time with the pandemic.  If you can, frequent his place so he can have more success.


My new video cable did not fit my computer.  I will have to send it back.  Meanwhile, I have a single monitor.
I watched the election this evening.
My new shoes are not as comfortable as I need them to be.  The left foot fits, but the right shoe hurts my first, fourth, and fifth toes.  I think I need shoes a half size bigger and double extra wide.  I may order them later.

Diet Diary

My success-streak did not keep me from eating dairy.  I got kind of carried away with it.  However, I was a success in logging everything.


Today I got caught up in the election.  A news station we watched replayed the same stories over and over, showing no progress.
Toward evening, my eating started getting out of control.  However, I think I stopped in time.  We will have to see the result tomorrow.
My new cable was not a success.  However, I will find a solution in the future.  [I found an adapter the next day that worked!]  I will also find the right shoes and orthotics for my feet.  [Soon.  I think I know what I need.]
I am grateful for the success I have had so far and will have in the future.
Please, bless my readers with success.
If you would like to join me on this journey from the beginning, please start with Day One.  If you wish to download a FREE copy of my ebook (with no need to enter your name or email), click on the book below.  Please continue this journey with me by clicking on the arrows at the right of the page.
This article, with its diet diary, shows what worked for me.  I do not claim that it will work for you.  Consult a licensed medical provider to determine your diet and medical care.  These blog entries do not diagnose or treat any disease.  If I provide any clues for you or your provider, I will be happy.

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