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April 13, 2014! Now on to 2 months!


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My name is Tabetha and I am currently 40 yrs old. I am a mother of six (5 boys, 1 girl). I am a Special Education Teacher in a Middle School. After being a teaching assistant for five years, I decided to go back to school and finish my degree. Now as one of my best friends tells me I am the designated arrow taker!

My health and weight keep me feeling sluggish and that is no way to feel when you are a teacher. I have seizures that cannot be medicated and so keeping myself healthy is very important. Annie is my seizure alert dog. We make a great team. She has been a God-send in my life. WIthout her, I would have never had the courage to go back to school. We are looking forward to teaching our very first class!

My favorite thing in the entire world is to read! In my family, I am the local librarian, specially when it comes to children's literature.

My other favorite things to do are bike and run. I use the word "run" loosely. I have been told that even if my running step is only a 1/2 a step quicker than my walk, I get to count it as babysteps and I am learning to run. I did run a marathon in 2012 at 225lbs. During the year long training I ran several 1/2 marathon distances.

I am thankful for this community and I pray each of you never gives up!

God Bless,


Member Since: 6/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 17,013

My Goals:
1. Run a 5K in under 30 minutes
2. Bike a metric century
3. Run a marathon (Check 10/12)
4. Participate in a triathlon
5. Wear my ring again (Check 4/11/14)

My Program:
My eating is simple: Balanced sensible meals and snacks. Nothing is off limits. I just make conscious sensible choices.

My exercise program:
Swim, Bike, Run and weights:0)

Personal Information:
Birthday: April 29

Live: Illinois

BS at ISU, Special Education
MS at Concordia, Administration

Wife, Mother of six

I love elephants! I also love my service dog Annie!

I have seizures so I have a service dog. I also train service dogs for other people.

Other Information:
I loved to read!

Some of my Favorite books:
Tom Sawyer
Peter Pan
Wizard of Oz
Nancy Drew
Michael Vey

Favorite verse:
Now what I am commanding you to do today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.
~Deuteronomy 30:11

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    Happy Belated Birthday, Done Girl! Hope you had a wonderful day! All the best for the year to come! Woot woot!! !
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    542 days ago
    I wanted to stop by and check on you. I hope all is well!
    750 days ago
    Hope you are well; I saying I'm officially back in the saddle; I'm excited and hope I can keep it up before the weather turns too cold! Have a wonderful day!
    775 days ago
    Stopping by to say hello! I’m back again, it seem like I keep starting over. Every time I get a good routine started something happens to derail me. I hope things are going well with you; I got to get back in the saddle!
    796 days ago
    Tabetha, I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:

    emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon

    S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
    P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
    A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
    R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
    K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
    T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
    A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
    C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
    U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
    L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
    A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
    R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    842 days ago
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