Week 2 of the keto diet: Halloween kicked my butt and the Chardonnay didn’t help.

Updated: Nov 19


By SARA VANDEN BERGE

I don’t know whose dumb idea it was to start a keto diet. (Mine.) Or who thought it would be smart to document their progress in a blog. (Me). But that person is a jerk. (I am.)

Trying to diet on Halloween week was hard you guys.

All those Snickers bars and bottles of Chardonnay were beckoning me to celebrate.

“Have just one of these mini chocolate-y delights,” Satan whispered. “One sip won’t hurt anything.”

I want to say that my desire to be skinny again was stronger than my hunger pains, but that would be a big fat lie.

While I did manage to ignore the Snickers, the Chardonnay was a different story.

Turns out dieting doesn’t pair well with wine.

So as you may have guessed, Week 2 didn’t go as planned.

I lost one measly pound, and since we are planning to have dinner at Newton’s Cellar tonight, week 3 is off to another shaky start.

But I’ve got motivation: My beautiful niece gets married in 13 days, and if I want to wear that special dress I bought, I need another five pounds gone.

Wish me luck.