Today is just one of those days...I decided to go back on my diet carefully just about a month ago. I am one of those people whose blood levels fluctuate from 3-17 mg/dl, depending on how carefully I'm controlling my eating. I am one of those people who really feel the effects of being off-diet, especially emotionally. When my levels are high, I struggle with depression, extreme moodiness, lack of concentration, and panic attacks. The symptoms go away pretty quickly once the diet is controlled. I've had several conversations over the past few months with my boyfriend, mostly over my extreme mood swings. Off diet, I cry pretty easily, and my standard response to him was always..."this is just who I am...I can't control the fact that I cry easily..." until one day it hit me that I'm NOT always like that...just off diet. So after thinking through that fact &amp; going to an educational meeting with him, I decided to get myself under control. I know my levels are good right now even though I haven't taken one lately...I've been staying within 350-400mg of phe every day. I am just feeling really tired today. My boyfriend agrees that I am a much different person on diet. His response is that "he loves me the same either way, but things are so much smoother when I eat right." I do feel so much better too. It's just one of those days that I don't feel like cooking &amp; planning meals and counting &amp; measuring everything I eat. I'm out of Cambrooke breads right now, so I need to make a loaf in the bread machine soon...I'm getting a little tired of figuring out which restaurant has the best salad or veggie plates when I go out, too. I hope this blog isn't too discouraging, but I know most of you out there can relate. I plan on sticking to this...just feeling a little worn out today.