If you are married to a woman and have two daughters you had better respect Womens Day. Or else. No, just kidding. But I want my daughters to have the same opportunity as everyone else to make choices and decide how they want their life. So making sure men and women have equal opportunities is important - as is making sure everyone has equal opportunities. Otherwise, we are saying that some people have less value than others. And what gives us the right to say that? That we have gout?
Todays weather and temperature: Nice and sunny, gradually getting warmer. Still a bit windy.
Breakfast: Vegetable soup with rice.
Lunch: Braised daikon with mustard and cheese sauce. In Japan, daikon is a staple of the cuisine. This root vegetable is sometimes known as giant radish, but it has almost no sharpness in the taste. And when boiled in stock, it gets a very nice mild flavor. I use fish stock made with bonito flakes - which come in a kind of teabag so they do not break up and release purines.
For the mustard sauce, I added a little water (had to squeeze it out of the bottle anyway as it was nearly
empty), olive oil, lemon juice, salt, black pepper and just a pinch of chilli pepper. Next time, I will try adding an umeboshi instead of the lemon - it is as sour and it has umami as well.
Snack: A banana and some nuts.
Dinner: Vegetable soup (same as breakfast). Some of the really yummy tofu stir-fry my wife made, but she put fish in it so I could not have so much. Granola for dessert.
Todays supplements and dosage: 6 fish oil capsules., an aojiru green smoothie, and 2000 mg (2 gram) of vitamin C. Vitamin C does lower uric acid, so
let us see how it works out during the next 2 weeks.
Todays UA reading: 8.3 mg/dL.
Todays step count: 16905, because the kids can now ride their bicycles to the soccer practice, but of course I have to go with them to drop off and pick up.
How much did I drink today? Water 1 liter, coffee 1 liter, vitamin C carbonated drink 0.6 liter (it contains a whole gram of vitamin C!), tea 1.5 liter.
This weeks weight: 119.8 kg
Waist circumference: 117 cm
How many times did I go to the toilet today? #1 9 times, #2 1 times.
My urine pH this morning (for why this matters, read more here): 6
Was my urine strange in any way? No
How many minutes did I use the Sixpad Foot Fit Plus? 20, plenty of desk time today, and it is warm enough to take off my socks.