So… I’ve been back on Ideal Protein for a few weeks. I’ve lost 10 pounds, but it’s been hard won. Part of the deal with IP is that you’re not supposed to really exercise. You’re in ketosis and you have no reserves. I’ve been playing tennis and trying to mountain bike. It’s not working. It’s soooo not working! Yes, I’m losing weight but it’s, in fact, making me miserable. My happy self has gone on strike and left me here with grumpy boots and weepy Wanda. Remember my “It Sucks to Suck” post? Well, it does.

I didn’t really quite understand that whole wanting to cry thing that I wrote about. I couldn’t comprehend how I just wanted to get off my bike, lay down and go to sleep, right there, in the dirt. Last weekend at my tennis tourney, I played so crappily, and unhappily, that it just made me, well, distraught. In fact, the words, “I don’t think I want to play tennis anymore” passed my lips, out loud to my husband who said, “Whoa, wait a READ ON