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5/3/13 5:13 P

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Great goals!! We have friends who've done Mt Rainier but not us.....we're still in grade school, lol. We do a lot around the Death Valley area and would like to do Telescope Peak. I love the food tracker and I keep a food journal while on trips and it's helped me stay in my weight range for several years. I hope this works for you too. Welcome to the team and good luck with Mt Rainier & Mt McKinley. emoticon emoticon

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5/3/13 9:24 A

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Have you looked at body fat loss programs? I've been getting Tom Venuto's blog e-mail (It's free, his book about fat loss is not, but there is a lot of info in the e-mail) and I recently lost about 10-12 lbs of fat doing a program from She has a new version of her "Fat Loss Troubleshoot" (also an e-book) coming out soon. You're right, it's very hard to train and lose fat at the same time. I think you have to kind of pick one and go with that, but you can switch back and forth as well.

I've done some technical summits, most notably Mt Shasta, but it's been awhile, injuries and age are getting the best of my boyfriend and me! But we keep working out, and eating healthy and we'll get the ropes out again! (and the crampons....)

Good luck with Rainier and Denali!

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5/3/13 6:58 A

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I like hiking in the hills and mountains, but nothing technical.

But for sure, not dragging an extra 10 or 20 lbs up the mountains makes things easier.

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5/2/13 10:42 A

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Hi and welcome! Those are awesome goals and sound like fun. I don't climb those kind of mountain. Maybe I would if I had the time and money to travel and trained for them but I do climb a lot of much smaller mountains in the Gila National Forest, which starts 15 minutes from my house. I love being in the forest and hiking. That is my passion. South of me I also have some high desert areas that I often do in the winter months, then head back up to the mountains this time of year. I'm am very lucky to be on some kind of hiking trail within 15 minutes, although some are further. Glad you've joined us here!


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5/2/13 10:02 A

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Hi everyone! I live in CT and work in NYC, and am looking to meet other SparkPeople who love hiking in the mountains.
I've got two upcoming goals: I'm climbing Mount Rainier in a little over 8 weeks, and then I'm planning on climbing Denali (Mount McKinley) in June 2014. My challenge isn't getting myself to the gym--signing up for a difficult (and expensive!) mountain climbing trip keeps me motivated to work out. Instead, my challenge is to significantly lower my body fat the past, I've been successful in turning some of that fat into muscle, but I haven't been able to lose weight or inches at all while training. I'm hoping that connecting with other SparkPeople and committing to a food journal will help me bridge the gap!

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