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Old 08-31-2014, 17:27   #21
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Correction. Now it is RED. And it was pretty quick, in maybe 10 secs.

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Well, I blew it....
A few evenings ago I over indulged in peanutbutter - ate perhaps a quarter cup. (It was soooo good).

Anyway, I've not been in the red since. Green in the mornings and barely yellow by the afternoons.

This morning's reading was yellow, so I'm hopeful I'm back at a deeper level of ketosis. I'm hoping I can report a red later on today.

It sure is easy to upset the ketosis balance!!! Ketosis is a real commitment.

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Stayed in the yellow all day. No change while blowing and there was a few seconds' delay even before green appeared. But, still, a yellow is a yellow and that's better than only green.

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Today's readings:

yellow - early morning
green - mid morning
yellow - mid afternoon and late afternoon
RED! - early evening (1-1/2 hr pp)

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Today was a bit better:

yellow - early morning
yellow - mid morning
RED - mid afternoon
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yellow - early morning
yellow - mid morning
RED - mid afternoon
RED - early evening

I seem to be getting the hang of this thing. The smaller meals more often are, for me, the best thing for staying well into ketosis.

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I got my new Ketonix Sport today and tried it for the first time this afternoon at 1:00PM just before I ate lunch. I got red with two blinks, bg was 95 and my blood ketones read 2.4. It's going to be interesting to see how readings progress.

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Wally - what a great confirmation of your being well into ketosis.

Yesterday was low all day for me, with a couple readings of blue. I think it's because I forgot to take the bile the evening beforehand and wasn't digesting that evening's fats. Plus I may not have eaten enough fat during the day.

This morning was green - after quite a delay - so am back on track. I'll pay more attention to my ratios today. Hope to be in the yellow by end of day.

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I've been in ketosis for about a year with readings from my Precision Xtra blood ketone meter running usually from 2.5 to 3.5. I did hit a low on 0.4 once last month when I was battling a bad cold and my highest has been 5.8. It's interesting to see how the Ketonix compares. My reading last night at 8PM was yellow with 8 blinks and this morning before breakfast was red with two blinks. The Sport blinks 1-10 times to show how close you are to the next level.

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Wally - what are the blinks you refer to. My meter says to wait until the light is steady and not blinking before breathing into it. Is the sports different?

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