welcome to the team sounds like you've done a good job on the weight loss so far. Good luck with those last few pounds, I'm really struggling to get rid of my last ones. Enjoy you time sking this week Tessa
current weight: 162.8
Fitness Minutes: (41,941) Posts: 1,127 2/5/12 2:27 A
I'm new to the team but not new to skiing. Been skiing about 15 years now and I love the sport to get me through the cold winters and get some arendalin pumping. Finally starting to get good at moguls and visiting Park City this week for vacation. I mainly like the blues and easy blacks but I would love to learn some terrain park tricks someday and maybe taking a lesson for that this week, we'll see I might work on perfecting mogul technique first. As for my weigh loss story: I gained about 30 lbs 10 years ago after I quit smoking and I'm determined as hell to get the extra weight off. I got fed up and depressed about the extra lbs the last few years and finally hit bottom last May when I found SP. I started running around that time and I've stuck to a pretty rigorous running program of 15-20 miles per week since the summer. I've found the running has really helped with my skiing endurance and energy and I can do more than I ever did before. I'm down a little over 20 lbs since joining SP and only have about 10 more to go for my goal weight. Although I'm pretty comfortable where I am already, I still want to get fitter and see if I can get back those six pack abs I had in my early 20's. That would be total trip. I've always been a fit and active person underneath my layers of fat, I just looove good food and wine too much and always over consumed calories. I'm fortunate that I didn't need to make any major lifestyle changes to loose the weight. I still eat what I've always eaten but now it's in smaller portions and 5-6 small meals spread out through the day. I try not to let myself get too hungry so I make better choices. And as far as the alcohol I cut back and switched to light beers and wine spritzers, with an occasional indulgence at weekend parties with friends. Anyhow see you around the message boards. Amy
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