Dry February–The First Big Test

The first few days of my Dry February went by relatively easily, given that I don’t drink that much and I generally eat healthy during the week. On the weekends, I give myself leeway to indulge.

Yesterday, my boyfriend and I went to Indianapolis for a few errands, namely for me to start looking at bicycles, since I’m getting more serious about the sport. Given that my current bike is a mountain bike and I do my rides largely on paved trails, roads, and bike lanes AND given that my mileage increased last year, I decided to get a road bike. Mike is a cyclist and this is something we do together, him on his fancy carbon fiber Fuji road bike, me on my almost-20-year-old Trek 850 mountain bike. But I’d be a more efficient rider (and faster, so I wouldn’t slow him down) on a road bike. So, off we went to Performance Bicycle and Bicycle Garage Indy to check out some bikes. Unfortunately, it was too cold to test-ride them, so I’ll have to do that some other weekend. But I started to get a feel for the different kinds of frames and the price$.

We decided to eat at Athens on 86th, a Greek restaurant on, you guessed it, 86th St. And this is when I realized that I might have to look at a limited number of options on the menu. No gyros or souvlakis (or any other sandwiches) because of the white flour pitas. Nothing with breading. Nothing with rice mixed in. No moussaka or pastitsio  (white pasta, white potatoes, bechamel made from white flour). And it was cold, so I really wasn’t in the mood for a salad. BUT, I DID find something I could order–Gigantes, kind of like Greek lima beans baked in a spiced tomato sauce. This was unbelievably good! And hot! And allowable under my Dry February rules!

Because I don’t go out to eat that often (maybe once a week), I hadn’t considered the restaurant aspect. However, I am delighted to report that I did not break my rules, nor did I create a new exception. Yay, me!