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I have already overcome so very much in my journey towards being healthy. So far most of the work has been emotional and mental. I've learned the skills to manage both which means I now have some control over my choices, actions, and reactions.

With this new found control, I am able to apply the same skills to my physical health.

This journal, blog, page, whatever you call it is devoted to my journey and the discovery of the hidden subtext of the word "JUST"... as in "just get off your ass and do it" or "Just pull your socks up", etc

Just is a four letter word which other than when it means "fairness" is actually a contraction - it is a short cut word used to imply instructions... instructions every one assumes every one already knows.

When I started my healing & health journey three years ago (May 18th, 2009) I didn't have a clue. I've since begun to learn the skills and other instructions implied by the word JUST... this is my journey from Mar 8th, 2012 forward).

Member Since: 2/28/2011

Fitness Minutes: 292

My Goals:
- To transform myself into an healthy, active and contributing individual from the very ill, immobile and isolated person I'd become.

- To comfortably fly overseas fitting into just one airline seat without needing any wheelchair assistance to move through the airport.

- To rediscover my inner athlete who's been hiding for 30 yrs.

My Program:
To achieve my goals:
- I have hired the services of a weight loss company called Herbal Magic (Cndn).
- I have adopted the S.M.A.R.T. goal approach
- I strive to be fully present a.k.a. mindful of each moment.
- The scale is a reflection of the changes I'm making, not the measure of them.
- I intent to swim 100km by year end (2012)

Personal Information:
Born in Ottawa, ON Canada in July 1968.
Recovering from mental illness - depression and borderline personality disorder
Receiving disability support for housing, food, basic needs (bus pass, hygiene supplies, etc).

Other Information:
I respect the seriousness of life but I refuse to take it serious. Laughter and jocularity are my primary sustenance.

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