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In July of 2004, I sustained a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) which changed much of what I knew of life... I have since closed my business (very hard) and lived life in small snippets of time. I have always been 'Chunky' (my nickname in high school) and can only credit my TBI with about 15 of my extra pounds... but with added crisis come added learning (I HOPE!).

By gaining my stamina/strength back I hope to ease back into a more active life.

I am not disabled, but am DifferentlyAbled. My mind is not as clear as it used to be, but I work very hard at every day life. Some days are not good 'Brain Buck Days' and others I seem dandy.

My family consists of 4 kids (2 young women and 2 young men) two son-in-laws and a partner, and going on SIX grandkids! We have two wee-ones due this summer (2013).My husband and I have been married nearly 20 years (second marriage for both of us). I live on a coastal inlet in WA state and am employed 3/days per week at the department of licensing/wildlife rehab station.

I enjoy gardening and antiquing and have done everything from teaching office skills, to raising pack llamas.

While I am a PAC NW gal (born in Burien, WA) I have lived in OR, GA and CA as NJ and PA as a kid. I am a USA Ping-ponger.

Member Since: 5/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 193,466

My Goals:
Less Of Me = A longer LIFE.

A StrongER LIFE.

My Program:
My Program?
I fell off my wagon of success... now I am back at it. I thought I was further along. Nope.

Sugar is not my friend ( I guess it could be called a 'friend-emy').


Personal Information:
I am a double brain injury survivor. I find gaining energy is like gaining life. My weight is bringing me down further again.

I have recently (June of 2011) moved to the Gray's Harbor area of WA state with my husband Jim. We have downsized from our small farm to a 100 year old home in town--shock to the system for sure!
I am married with 4 kids (all grown). I have terrific grandchildren who I adore.

Other Information:
Favorite Quote:
"Never underestimate the POWER of the Ripple Effect!"

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  • v JUDDLL
    Hey there! I am sorry I missed you at the Y do you go often? I do mostly pool work at the moment but am thinking of venturing into a SAIL class soon. Are you the Barb that used to own the stamp store in Aberdeen? The one that you moved into your dads old house? I have issues with memory but looking at your page made me think this could possibly be you.
    3016 days ago
  • v PEACOCK15
    Thank you so much for the thoughtful goodie. Anything to keep my head up, your support means a lot to me!
    3025 days ago
  • v JUDDLL
    Hello Fabulous Lady! emoticon

    THIS IS A TOAST...TO US emoticon


    You have been hit. You have been considered one of the most fabulous ladies on my friends list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 fabulous ladies. If you get hit again you know you are really fabulous. So hit 10 fab ladies on your friends list and let them know they are truly fabulous.

    SEND THIS TO 10 AMAZING LADIES , INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU (Wait- Don't feel you need to send out 10.. or even 1.. Do what makes you happy! Too many people doing 10 posts will be hard on the SparkPeople servers. emoticon )

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    3043 days ago
  • v PEACOCK15
    Hi there Barb, Thank you for your support and comment on my blog, Vacation Deliberation. It turns out I do have a couple bands so I am going to bring those and dance my booty away!!!
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    3066 days ago
  • v DEBANNE1124
    Hi Barb! Good to hear from you. My eye Dr. is Dr. Gareth Tabor in milwaukie/Lake oswego. He's a great Dr. I've been with him since i moved here from California.
    Hugz & have a good day
    3067 days ago
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