Day 64, Nutrient Targets Become My Activity Targets

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.  When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”
~Ayurvedic proverb


The new second Cronometer app that I call Vibractivity is helping me get to all kinds of things.   This morning was a whirl of activity.  This afternoon, I settled down for a nap.
I ate the usual green drink and Mini Joy today with some hummus and crackers.
I learned from Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel that limiting the number of decisions I make in a day reduces stress.  Having these two meals, which provide nearly all my nutrients, on ready, the day goes much smoother, and so does my diet.
The initial work of collecting the ingredients can require concentration, but most of the above stay in stock for some time, with only a few requiring regular replacement, such as blueberries and greens.


Though a bit trimmed down, the walkway to the chiropractor and library still showed some greenery–beauty in November.  The air was about 60 degrees F., crisp and lovely.  I only needed a light coat.  I felt healthy because, at last, my back is starting not to hurt.  My chiropractic treatment is finally working.
On the way home, I stopped at the library, but since I already have six books checked out, I decided not to add anything.  However, if the pandemic gets worse, the library could close again.  In that case, I want an ample supply of reading material on hand.  I have a few Kindle books I have not read, though, so perhaps I would be okay for up to several months.

New Motivation for Old Projects

Vibractivity allows me to assign a nutrient to an activity and set a target range for that nutrient.  I decided to link Vitamin E to my ebook publishing.   For each minute I work on the project, I get 5 mg of Vitamin E.  My custom daily target is 300 mg, which I can earn in one hour of effort.  I set my maximum threshold to 600 mg or two hours.  I plan to get back to that project soon, working on it between 60-120 minutes a day.
I set a target for my relevant reading.  I want to read at least 30 minutes a day, up to an hour and a half.  For this activity, I selected riboflavin.  I assigned one mg of riboflavin to one minute.   I set the Daily Target to 30 mg, so I will get 100% after reading 30 minutes.  The Maximum Threshold is 90 mg, so the value will go red when I exceed that.
I am attempting to encourage certain activities while at the same time setting limits so they do not take over my life.  I could probably read all the time if I allowed it.  However, I have projects to complete.  I have a life to live with numerous duties involved in caring for my husband and myself.  I can tweak any of these minimums and maximums later if they are not serving me.  I am starting with what I think will be beneficial.  My JV Life Tracker (Vibrancy) app rewards me with five points for the first half-hour of reading and five more points for the second half-hour.  No points are available after that.  Hopefully, this will get me to read daily but not all day.
Now is not the first time I have used an app for a purpose not initially designed.  Because of my familiarity with Cronometer, I think this will work out advantageously.


It is dark already.  I started a fast 1:06 hours ago.  Here is my diet diary for the day.  Except for too much sodium, it turned out well.  That was from too much sauerkraut.  However, when you need sauerkraut, it is best to eat it.

Diet Diary

Protein is a bit under 45 grams.  For one day, that will not hurt.


Today has been productive.  It started too early.  However, I got an extended nap.  I have a long list of what I accomplished in Cronometer.
Though I am a bit weary tonight, I feel happy.  Vibrant joy is mine.  Will you guide me further on this path?  Please help me to get my ebook published on Amazon.  I let myself get discouraged on the project and have not regained my steam.  Let me pick it up again and do everything I envisioned with it.
Now that my weight is in an ideal range, please help me to keep it there.  I am planning to eat less than I burn tonight.  Sometimes, I will need to do that.  Please help me to increase my function.  I need to find the right exercise routine.  I get bored doing the same thing repeatedly, so it needs to have variety built-in.  
Thank you for preserving me for almost 60 years.  Please help me to relish my senior years ahead.   Bless my readers, also, as the years pass for them.

Next Day

My weight is leveling off.  I would still like to lose 1.3 kg, but this is okay.
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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