Today is a snow day, the kids were out playing from 6. The snow usually does not stay on the ground for long, but now we have more than 5 centimeters and it keeps falling, so it will be a few days before it melts away.
Breakfast: Curry omelet, and since that means I already lost the purine battle, I had eggs and bacon too.
Lunch: A shuu-mai (meat dumpling), more leftover curry (now with cheese), and some more curry (without cheese).
Snack: Snak yard salted egg fish skins, a very high-purine snack. But delicious and full of omega-3. And some mackerel chips, since the bag was almost empty.
Dinner: Mackerel chips with guacamole, crab (in season now), spinach, and pork with kimchi. A little of each. High-purine. And for no special reason, chocolate for dessert.
Todays supplements and dosage: "Aojiru" in banana smoothie at breakfast.
Todays UA reading: 8.8 mg/dL, so there are lots of purines in that curry. Since nothing else I ate yesterday was purine-rich. Or even contained any purines at all. Tomorrow I will try for a zero-purine day. I expect to have a pretty high uric acid level after today.
By the way, if 30% of your uric acid level can be explained by what you eat, what does that really mean? Well, if you assume 6.8 mg/dL to be the normal, then adding 30% to that would take you to 8.84 mg/dL. Which is where I am today. But since I have been much higher, and also as low as 6.6, there is clearly more going on here than this simple explanation.
Todays step count: 9500 steps
How much did I drink today?: Coffee 1 liter, green tea 1 liter, black tea 1.5 liter, water 1 liter. 4.5 liters, about 1 3/10 US gallons.
This weeks weight: 121.6 kg, equals 19.1 stones or 268 pounds.
How many times did I go to the toilet today? Number 1: 9 times (including a couple of times during the night). Number 2: 2 times (if you are not familiar with the terms, number 1 comes out in front, number 2 in back).
Was my urine strange in any way? No divergences in color, volume or aroma from what is normal all day. Not that I smell it that deeply.
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