Before answering this question we should answer what health is.  The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a “State of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”  Expanding from there you can see that health encompasses more than just how your body directly (I use the […]

Day 1 Morning Weight: 211.2 lbs – I will note that I was at 205 10 days before this weigh in, but knowing I was going to complete this challenge, I chose to allow myself to indulge in whatever foods I craved leading up to today.  While some of the 211 is bloating I definitely […]

I often like to write on specific training topics or dive into the deep and murky waters of fitness.  I realize that while I really enjoy the gritty scientific details the average person is often looking for things they can start doing today to improve their quality of life, whether that be a better waistline […]

*for time sake I simply inserted my links instead of formal references, but plan to change to formal citations at a later time. Short Version [Calories matter, and physics dictates that accurate counting calories can guarantee short term success;  however, a common difficulty is that physiological and social drivers may ultimately lead to dropout. In […]