Saturday, May 3, 2008
Best wife of the year!
With the title, you may think it's Ben writing, but it's actually me. I just wanted the world to know that this weekend, I became the best wife of the year. "How?", you ask. Well it was simple. I let Ben use part of our Economy Stimulus payment on an X-Box 360. After everything was totaled at the cash register, I thought I would have a slight heart attack seeing the cost of this game system. I would never, and I repeat never, in our normal circumstance support a purchase like this one. I'm sure there are plenty of wives who would do this for their husband; I just feel worthy of the title "Best WIfe of the Year" because Ben can't stop thanking me. I'm sure a good part of our payment will go towards "Un-fun, yet necessary" car expenses and medical bills. It was just nice to do our part in stimulating the economy.
I think I will put this a part of my memory system I like to call, "The Back-Up". When I want to get, say, a really nice expensive camera lens, I will find this information hidden away, but not forgotten, and use it for my benefit. Ben keeps commenting on how awesome the graphics are on the X-box 360. I decided to put a picture of Ben playing his new toy and I tried to make it cartoony so Ben could feel like he is really in the X-box fighting all the aliens.
So I've decided to run the half-marathon with some of Ben's family members. I found a program to follow online and have been working out everyday either with running,strengthening, or cross training. Ben and I have also made an effort to eat good this week and I have lost 3 1/2 pounds! It doesn't sound like much, but it is to me. When Ben and I had a contest last year to lose weight, I worked so hard for a month and felt hungry all the time and only lost 5 lbs. the entire month.
This time, Ben and I are trying to eat 5 small meals a day starting out with a really good breakfast. I was hesitant to try this because I thought if I gave myself 5 opportunities to eat, I would eat more. I am doing pretty good and I feel much better inside and out when I exercise. Now if I could just get myself psyched about running 13.1 miles!