Yesterday, upon waking, I started a 12 day water only fast. I state this not to seek encouragement (or sympathy) but to ensure that I stick to it rather than publicly own up to dismal failure. During the past 28 days my moving average FBG had increased from 5.5 to 6.0 and my bedtime average from 5.4 to 5.8. Christmas and New Year had a lot to do with it, particularly the copious bottles of red plonk which I'd thrown down my neck in short order. Also, although I have not “knowingly” deviated from my low carb diet (apart from the booze) I had avoided ketone testing like the plaque because I knew it wasn't going to be pretty. So, at weigh-in yesterday my weight was 73.1 kgs and my BMI 22.5. FBG was 6.0 and the earlier bedtime reading was 5.9. HbA1c was 38 in September 2018. For any bored soul that might be mildly interested I intend to add my daily figures along with a short comment concerning how I feel. From day 3 I will also include evening ketone readings taken with a GlucoMen LX Plus meter. This is hardly climbing the Matterhorn… but into the fray dear friends!