Since my UA was 6.3 this morning, any stored uric acid crystals in my ligaments should start to dissolve and be flushed out. And I do have a funny feeling in my feet - it is like a reverse gout attack. But if pain is hard to describe, how do you describe the opposite of pain? Something is clearly going on, and I think it is stored crystals being dissolved and inflammation subsiding. But how can I prove that? All I can measure is the level of uric acid in my blood (and potentially related things like my weight and step count), and whether I am having a gout attack or not. And I most definitely am not. What is the opposite of a gout attack? How do you even talk about it?
And one more thing: I have to pat myself on the back for writing 100 blog posts. Can't believe it has been that long!! And I am still learning.
Breakfast: Rice and spice (yuukari, the leftovers from making umeboshi); yesterdays imoni soup leftovers.
Lunch: Cabbage and leftovers soup, cheese sandwich.
Snack: Crackers. Last of the Halloween leftovers!
Dinner: Cheese baked tofu in tomato sauce, and a slice of the pizza my wife ordered. Well, two. Three, tops. Definitely no more than four.
Todays supplements and dosage: None, I am on day 14 of my 21-day reset.
Todays UA reading: 6.3 mg/dL. Forza konyakku!
Todays step count: 9120 steps
How much did I drink today?: Coffee 1.2 liters, tea 1.5 liters, water 5 glasses a 2 dl, equals 1 liter. Total 3.7 liters plus soup for breakfast and lunch, comes down to approx. 4.3 liters, about 1.5 US gallons, since one gallon equals 3.7 liters.
This weeks weight: 122.6 kg
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