Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday Three (& What a Difference 7 months makes)

I've never participated in the Thursday Three posts over at Shrinkingjeans, but today April asked us to play a game.  She said, "tell us 3 things about yourself that we may not know. It can be anything you want. Let’s get to know each other, shall we?"  Since I don't really "know" my 3 teammates from Team Phab, I decided to play along this time.  Now, for those of you who have been following my blog for the past year or so, or follow me on twitter, you may have figured some of these things out already.  If I'm repeating something you already know, forgive me.

  1. I watch WAY too much TV and I'm a total geek at heart.  I love watching the Star Trek movies and TV shows.  Firefly should never have been cancelled.  I'm a Battlestar Galactica fan.  Big Bang Theory is one of the best shows EVAH.  I love all crime drama shows: the CSI franchise, Castle, NCIS, Numbers, Criminal Minds, but not the Law and Order ones-never got into those (a girl's gotta draw the line somewhere).  I also love reality TV.  SURVIVOR (I'd try out if I thought I could actually make it and then go on the show without losing my job), Bachelor, Bachelorette, Hell's Kitchen.  Even the stuff my kids' watch is great: iCarly, Phineas and Ferb, Wizards of Waverly Place.  I think you get the picture.  Our DVR is routinely at 80-90% and we have marathon watching sessions on the weekends.
  2. I'm secretly in love with Nathan Fillion.  See #1. 
  3. I'm obsessed with changing my hair.  Today, I took the plunge and went REALLY dark.  My family isn't quite sure what to make of it.  I don't really care.  I love the way it looks. 
That comes to Part Deux of this post.  This week, I hit the 25# weightloss mark (yeah, me!) and in 10 days I turn 40.  I'm coming to terms with the 40 part, but my visit to the salon and giving my hairdresser freedom to do whatever she wanted to me, might show I haven't quite accepted it yet.  I started my weightloss journey with Shrinkingjeans back in June 2009 at 165.8 pounds.  You can read my original post here.  I wish I would have taken some pictures back then, but I think I was too embarrassed at that point.  In July 2009, I ran a 5k, finishing in 37:31.  I finally took some pictures for this post in Jan 2010.  I had lost around 5 pounds shrinking with the sisterhood.  Now, here we are 7 months later and I'm getting ready to say goodbye to my 30's.  In the past 7 months, I've run 2 10k races and my 5k time is around 33-34 minutes now.  I'm training for my 1st 1/2 marathon.  I think I've decided that 40 is the new 20.  As in 20+ pounds lighter (even if my hair is a lot darker).  What do you think?

               Jan 6, 2010 at 160 pounds                                             Aug 5, 2010 at 140 pounds



17 comments:

  1. I loveeee your new haircut! Fabulous!

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  2. Bari, you look fabulous! Love the new darker, lighter you. And I'm not as much of a geek as you but BBT? genius. So glad that we got to meet in June. And I'm thrilled you get to meet more hookers this month. So proud of you and all the hard work you've done in the last 7 months as evidenced from your pictures. Rawk on!

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  3. Bari, you rock the brunette look, but you also rock the blonde look and even better, you are one HAWT mama approaching the fabulous forties- I'm hot on your tail!

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  4. I think you look SPECTACULAR! And I love the 40 is the new 20. I am with you. I have 6 months to go in my 30s and I am proud to say I look, feel and AM so much better off than I was in my 20s. Good for you!

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  5. I'm impressed with your geekness, but just how geek are you? Did you watch any of the Star Trek series???

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  6. You look fantastic. 140 suits you well and I love the new do.

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  7. Thanks for the nice words everyone!

    April - yes, I used to watch the Star Trek series, but not until I was in college and dating Mike (now hubs). I watched original series, Next Gen., and DS9. I didn't watch much Voyager or Enterprise (although I really liked Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap). I liked the movies best, though. Not sure why. Geek enough for you?

    BTW, the BBT episode where Penny gives Sheldon the napkin signed by Leonard Nimoy and he realizes he possesses Nimoy's DNA and could "grow my own Leonard Nimoy"-makes me practically pee my pants every time I watch it.

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  8. OHMIGOD Bari, I LOVE the hair! and honestly, that before picture is pretty hot!!! Congratulations, Bari, what an awesome, awesome year it's been for you. Way to ring in the 40's LOUD AND PROUD! (your cape is showing.)

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  9. You look fabulous!! I love the hair and I think you rock. Congrats on your amazing accomplishments! You inspire me!

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  10. You look fabulous! Congrats on an awesome year and hot new haircut/color! :)

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  11. gorgeous dahling! you are a goddess!!! :)

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  12. Bari! You don't at all look 39/40 in 10 days! You look awesome...congrats again for all that you've accomplished! I'm so glad I'm on Team Phab and I'm getting to know you! I love your 3 things, btw. I would have done it too, but I wasn't paying attention obviously!

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  13. I love this post for so many reasons:
    1)your hair looks fabulous...i like the cut in any color so switch is up, its fun!
    2)you said first marathon!
    3)you've done great and I'm so proud o fyou for earning your 25# button!!!

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  14. Bari - You are one smokin' hot hooker! Love the new 'do. Congrats on reaching the 25# milestone, too. :)

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  15. LOVE the new look!! and you look AMAZINGLY YOUNG! congrats on those lost pounds!

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  16. I love love love the hair. And you look amazing! Way to go.

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