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Hi. I'm a Kossack & I really need to lose some weight. I'm hoping there are other Kossacks in the same boat. I thought I'd write a diary & see who is out there. I think this should be (at least) a weekly series if we're going to be serious. This may be a bad time to launch a new series, but I'm kicking my efforts into high gear, so now is when I'm doing this. If you're doing the same maybe we can support each other.

Come below the orange fleur-de-lis & we'll talk about it.

Here's the page for the pre-existing Weight Loss Kos group:http://www.dailykos.com/...


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I don't know about you, but I've got a lot of stuff going on. I belong to an irl weight loss group - we meet for workouts T/Th evenings & Saturday mornings. But I've had to stop doing the long walks because I have bone spurs that have my achilles tendons in a lot of pain. Also, I haven't really lost a lot of weight, so while I love them, maybe it is time to try something else. In the spring, I join a triathlon training group, which I dearly, dearly love -- but their focus is training for the Danskin, not losing weight (there's not that many of us big girls who do triathlons). Oh -- the members are having a pre-season weight loss contest. As the biggest one on the team, I think I have an advantage -- more to lose & all that.

So I really need to get on the ball if I'm going to win. Also, I'm registered for the Livestrong Half Marathon in February. If I'm going to do it (I've done it twice before, it was really hard & painful), I really need to drop some pounds before then.

So that's all the reasons I have for re-invigorating this group, starting a diary series, etc. If anyone else is interested, let's see if there's enough of us to make a go of it. And since there seems to be a big fight going on right now, let's keep it supportive & friendly here. And on topic - food, exercise, weight loss, what it's like being overweight..... stuff like that. But please keep whatever fights from other diaries in those diaries. My intention is writing this diary is to find other Kossacks to support each other in weight loss.

What do you do for fitness? Exercise on your own, WiiFit or Xbox, walk/run/bike/swim on your own? Any suggestions for someone who can't do stuff on her feet? And when do you want to write your diary?

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