Stopping Self Sabotage

It seems at this time of year which is supposed to be full of joy,¬† we can see self sabotage rising among those with body fat and fitness problems. Even some of us who are quite fit and lean can fall prey to overeating and lack of exercise at this festive time of year. After…

PTSD, Depression, and Good Nutrition

Like many veterans following our military careers, I had a difficult time integrating back into civilian life. I never felt like I fit in with people who had not lived the same life as I had been living. For many of us, the transition from being a high speed, low drag member of the armed…

Hormones, Mental Health and Obesity

See that fat guy in the picture above? Yes, that is me. Yes, I have had my own struggles with weight in the past. Do I have personal experience with mental health and hormonal issues? You better believe I have had these issues, and without being diligent to keep them at bay, I could have…

Stress and The Carb Addict

It should be common knowledge and come as no surprise that stress causes significant damage to our health and wellbeing. No matter how much we might try to avoid stress in our lives, it can weasel it’s way back in like a camel getting his nose under¬† the side of a tent. This small, seemingly…

Dealing With My Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

As many of you might already know, I am a retired military veteran with service spread between two separate branches. I began my military career September 1981 in the US Navy which I was separated from in 1997 during force reductions. Skip ahead to 2008, and I re-enlisted into the Kansas Army Reserve National Guard…