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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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    Hi Amalilly! Thank you so much for your insightful comments on my blog. I feel so fortunate to be part of such a wonderful, supportive team. I am here for you as well, so just keep on stepping forward with me one step at a time and we will get to our destination. emoticon
    2177 days ago
    Way to go on the two hours of exercise!
    2192 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope a virtual model of you at goal provides some inspiration. I'm hoping that mine keeps me motivated!
    2192 days ago
    Amalilly, thanks so much for the welcome. I am very glad to be on this team. I am not quite sure how it happened but I got a Sparkmail from Nora saying I was now on her team. . I had her as a team Captain once before and she was the Best!
    Wishing you the best on this challenge and I am looking forward getting to know all of you!

    Hugs, Gail
    2193 days ago
    Hey there! I noticed on our Peeps team you said you are in Ottawa! I jut moved from Ottawa to Kingston :) I really miss all the biking trails, and all the city had to offer...

    Welcome to SP and welcome to the Peep team! I look forward to getting to know you
    2199 days ago