It is a bit colder today and I have noticed that the UASure meter does not work well when the indoor temperature is below 15 degrees centigrade. We do not keep the heater on during the night and I sometimes get a "t low" error message. And even when that goes away, it gives a too low indication. If I swirch on the room heater for a few minutes, then it gets allright. Of course, the operating temperature is written on the box, but it is useful to know that it matters so much, now that we are entering winter for real in the northern hemisphere.
Breakfast: Swedish "tunnbröd" with leftover fish (not low purine), and cheese. And a "vege-dog" from Ikea, but it was rather unappetising. The Huvudroll plant-based balls we had the other day was much better (my son never realized that they did not contain any meat).
Lunch: Japanese ramen noodles, with only a little of the home-made char-siew.
Snack: Ice cream bar, since we had worked so hard on putting up the Christmas decorations.
Dinner: Sushi, which means inari-zushi, egg sushi, and ume-shiso rolls for me. All completely delicious. I also had a little of the kids fish that they ordered but could not eat though.
Todays supplements and dosage: None, I am on day 12 of my 21-day reset.
Todays UA reading: 12.5 mg/dL. That is almost double in two days! Eating purine-rich foods is certainly a great way of raising your uric acid to gout attack levels. It definitely feels like my fingers are starting to tingle in that unpleasant flare-up way.
Todays step count: 4809 steps, that is all you get when you spend the whole day cleaning the house and hang up christmas decorations.
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