@stinemarie @Dad_Aint_Hip , congrats to you both! I have also, over the last few years, lost weight, 90 lbs from my original 264 (ouch), and while I've always done a fair amount of hiking, I've found it so much easier at the lower weight. I never would have considered the 151 mile thru hike that I have planned for November, but now I don't see any problem with my 10 day window to get it done. I feel much better, I'm sure it's because I eat much better and get more exercise, and even though I'm pushing 60 I still feel motivated to try for longer trails.