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Me at Love Park in Philadelphia, 2007. About 139 lbs.

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The thyroid is a butterfly shaped master gland located in the front of the neck that controls a bunch of fun biological functions, but especially the metabolism. Mine is currently something more like a butterfly-shaped lump of non-functioning scar tissue thanks to Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism. Now I will pop a little pill every morning for the rest of my life to not die. Yay! When my immune system decided to sack my thyroid like Attila the Hun, I put on twenty-five pounds. This is not uncommon. Now I am trying to get it back off again. Fun times!

Member Since: 1/7/2010

Fitness Minutes: 5,634

My Goals:
I would like to get down to 130 pounds by April 1, 2011. I will reevaluate whether I should aim for a bit lower (perhaps 125) or work to maintain at that time. My goal is to lose on average a pound a week (I had my goal date as March 1 a while ago. This was because I had an epic failure to do math!)

Fitness goals: Complete either a full or half marathon in January 2011 for Team in Training. Waiting to see whether or not training for a full 26.2 would be safe (if my coaches say it probably isn't I'll train for a half).

Life Goals:

Pass New Jersey and New York bars. I sat New Jersey in July but for various reasons, I don't feel that great about it. However, there is no harm if I didn't pass, so I am studying hard to prepare for February!

My Program:
1. Track my calories each day on Spark People

2. Run three days a week

3. Do two full body weight workouts a week (split into two upper body days and two lower body days)

4. Yoga whenever can fit it in.

Personal Information:
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Married: To Hubby, 1 year.
Location: New Jersey
Food: We keep kosher and I count my calories.
Pets: I had the most lovely dream that I finally had a cat again last night. :(
Job: My job is to not go mad while I look for a job.

Other Information:

Harold Crick: "Who in their right mind in a choice between pancakes and living chooses pancakes?"

Dr. Hilbert: "Harold, if you pause to think, you'd realize that that answer is inextricably contingent upon the type of life being led... and, of course, the quality of the pancakes."

(Stranger than Fiction)

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