I'm still bugged by this thread and specifically the idea that you shouldn't be out there doing a sport that you enjoy until you've done enough hard work in some other activity to get yourself down to an acceptable weight. And that, sight unseen, the OP's crossfit program is somehow not acceptable. WTF do you want from him? (I should say, because it hit a nerve for me particularly, what the hell do you want from us?) Getting out there and doing any exercise at all is better than none. People are more likely to continue with sports that they actually enjoy. Skiing is a downhill sport that's a lot less physically intense than, say, trail running. People can enjoy skiing at a wide range of physical fitness levels. Unless you're charging very hard, it's actually pretty easy on the joints. Not everyone has the same metabolism or the same level of interest in getting down to a weight that "looks" right on paper. And finally, saying that people are asking for input on their weight because they post on a ski forum asking for ski advice is the perspective of a bully or at least someone who is insensitive to the point that they don't care if they hurt other people; even if the OP doesn't mind, I guarantee there are lurkers to the site who will decide not to post their true stats, if they post at all, because they see that this kind of behavior is allowed on this forum. I'm very glad that I'm not the only one who posted to take exception. I do not want Epic to be the kind of place where people feel they have to pretend to be ski gods to avoid being criticized; people can go to TGR if they enjoy that.
+1 well said