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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: 193,210

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 CATHYG7
    You are so sweet! Thanks for the thoughtful SparkGoodie! I hope you are doing very well! Hugs, Cathy
    3104 days ago
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  • v JENNY712
    Dear Friend,Thank you for kindness and friendship. Have a blessed Easter!
    3157 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/29/2012 11:07:58 AM
  • v JENNY712
    Comfort from our LORD: Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. K.J.V. in public domain

    John 3:15-21
    15That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
    16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
    19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
    20For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
    21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. K.J.V. In Public Domain
    3158 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/29/2012 11:08:22 AM
  • v JENNY712
    My help:

    Romans 8:26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
    K.J.V. in public domain

    3160 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/29/2012 11:09:05 AM
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