I reached my goal
Thanks to all of you out there supporting me and sending me good advice. I stayed religiously with the Newbie Routine and achieved the goal I had set for myself. I now have 15 cm BPEL, which makes me perfectly average. I’m thrilled about my gain.
For those still working at it: keep it up. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
BPEL: 14 cm goal: 15 cm (for now)