Just finished reading through this. Very good thread. A bit about me...Im 5'11" and down to about 257 wearing size 11 boots. Highest was 276. I have been riding for almost 10 years now and am addicted. In fact, with the warm weather rolling in comes depression for me! Hate to see the slush setting in.
I consider myself to be a high intermediate to low advanced freerider. I still pucker a bit around 50mph, so I still have some work to do to achieve my goals. I have really upped my aggressive riding this season, starting to really push fear aside and have confidence in my abilities and seek out the double blacks as often as possible. My carving has greatly improved, especially with our resident coach Snowolf providing such great insight to this forum. Unfortunately I dont see powder too often down here in SoCal, so crunchy, bumpy Bear Mountain groomers have been my training ground. I picked up a 20th anniverssary Never Summer RaptorX 165 last season. I have to attribute many of my advances to that fantastic board. It is truely confidence inspiring for me and so stable. Really allows me to push the limits of my riding. I have 15 days under my belt this season, which is more than usual for me. Married with 2 children as well as fulltime+ employment really puts a damper on my riding time!
I have slowly started to cut down on my food intake this year, and mix in some excersice. Being a former Marine, Im surprised at myself for how lazy I have become. Snowboarding has really boosted my motivation to continue dropping about 1 to 2 pounds a week (at times). In fact, my wife told me if I can drop another 30 before next season I can throw down for a day of heliboarding at whistler! Now that IS motivation!
Dont want to see this thread die. I think it is a great place for us "tonally challenged" individuals to discuss improvements to our lifestyles and riding, as well as possible weight loss improvements. I saw the OP mention that weight loss is not a goal, but I think it can be. Dont know if the OP is still around or not. Regardless, keep riding, keep posting and keep up the metabolism fellow fatties!