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!

8 comments:

TheOrderofthePorters said...

I'm excited to hear that you are training for the half! That means we get to see you this summer yahoo!!
Good luck with your training!!
~Andy

nicole said...

Right on for being wife of the year and for losing 3.5 pounds!

Must share your secret program. ;)

Valerie said...

Andy, Are you running the half?

Valerie said...

Thanks Nicole! I will share all of my secrets to you for free!

The Stampers said...

Hey val on my webpage you can go to my post where it say's go. Click on go and you should be able to do it. I will send you the site too.. I don't remember it.

The Stampers said...

Hey Val. If you want that website still it is findyourspot.com So, if you go there and do it come leave me a comment and let me know where your spots were. Have a great day!

Valerie said...

Thanks Liz!

Joe said...

Yes Val, I am going to run it. Well, very slow jog it.