The Kimpire Begins to Crumble

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Click image.  Watch video.  Enough said.  Be sure to catch the second installment tonight… BRAVO!!!!

Published in: on October 3, 2007 at 2:43 pm  Comments (2)  

In Response to Zebra and anyone else who wants to know….

Thank you for commenting. Interesting calling me a shock blogger. Hmmm…

I, too, have followed the diet plan with no ill effects. I did have a gall bladder attack for the first time ever last year, when following strictly, and the attack can be blamed on my lack of knowledge of my body, how it works, and the decision to eat a Filet O Fish sandwich with fries. I would never “blame” the diet. I wouldn’t agree that the diet is EASILY followed—I have seen MANY more people go on and off plan b/c it is a hard one to stick to through to the end, and I have seen many members beat themselves up for eating things that are GOOD for them—not to mention a bingeing behavior that even I can have a tendency to do more now than ever. I disagree that any doctor worth his/her weight in gold would say that 300, 400, 500 calories is a good thing on a long term basis. And here again, who cares if we debate the “guidelines” of this diet??? The guidelines have differed, changed, morphed, and have never EVER been consistent. Not when the founder of the site says you can fast until goal. Where is that in the guidelines? Moreover, How do you know that the mom knew what her daughter was doing? How does Deni? Did she talk to her in person? Assume everyone is telling the truth when they know they are doing wrong and you will be sorely disappointed. I don’t care whether her mom knew or not. I expected better from Kimmer and didn’t get it. I won’t support someone who throws tantrums over the internet by banning members for disagreeing or for supporting a teenager for eating less calories than she was already eating. IT IS IRRESPONSIBLE. THERE IS NO ARGUMENT OR DISCUSSION ABOUT IT. And I can’t support it.

I have been ultimately grateful for the weight I’ve lost and have said the same as you over and over and over again: The site is a private support network, not about one person. I have had maybe 3 questions answered by “Kimmer” in the course of the last 13 months. I’ve stayed in my support threads—bless them—and we’ve supported and sent cards and emails and supported some more. Well, Becky was one of those people for me. And if you’d been a member for longer you might feel a bit differently about her BANNING. She WAS the glue of that board. She wrote everything you read as a newbie. She genuinely is concerned about the members. Kimmer has proven—PROVEN—she is not. I would not do business with someone if I questioned their MORALITY and I seriously question hers so I no longer will visit the site. I have put off disassociating myself with the site because of my support friends, but if I have to go, it is on my terms. I have collected many emails, and am sure I can get the others.

To me, it really isn’t about the diet itself. I will educate MYSELF about the best way to do LC for me and my family, not take some persona’s word for it—a person who won’t post a picture of herself. (OR—if you actually believe the red dress story, waits until it is a perfect one—I don’t like pics myself but I have posted a few). It is about all the other stuff. I have a good idea and gut feeling about what is what, but it would be pure speculation at this point, and I will resign myself to be a spectator. I have a life outside of this drama as we all do—and it has taken too much time already.

I am so glad you said “Tell us who you are…” b/c after much thought, that’s just what I intended to do anyway…

To my KKs friends and Hotties—I hope we can meet up on another board and keep in touch—I want you all to achieve the lives you so deserve!

Love and health,
~kim~on~kimkins AKA hottieNtraining AKA justKim AKA ~k AKA specialK (the real one, not the rude one on JM’s comment blog) AKA rockinKim and on LCF jeajsmom…will be using KimPossible on blogspot and wherever possible.
ETA: I am KimPossible on LCF now, too…and I forgot but I have posted a few comments here and there under “joanne” b/c I didn’t want to be found out. I don’t care now. LOL–just wanted to be COMPLETELY honest. 🙂

Published in: on August 30, 2007 at 7:41 pm  Comments (11)  

Thin at what cost?

The recent flurry of attention paid to the KK low carb diet has raised the question—what will we pay to be thin? For some, this starts out as an initial lifetime investment: about $60. Now, compared to many weight loss plans out there, a one time investment is a very attractive prospect. What I speak of is only a monetary investment, though. What is the real cost of this WOE? It was reported on LCF this a.m. that a member posted about a recent trip to the ER with what she thought might be a heart attack. It was revealed that her potassium levels were dangerously low. Her question to the forum (specifically, the owner of the site, b/c it is on the “Ask” thread): how can she convince her doctor, with whom she has a follow up appointment, to let her continue the WOE, and is it possible that the diet had something to do with it? She wants to get back on plan, but is nervous about it. Nervous? She should be. Remember Terry Shiavo? Have we really reached the point that our long-term health, even our lives are less important than the weight we carry? Initially, this member paid $60. But consider what the ER charged her. And what her follow up costs will be. Not to mention any damage she might have done to her body that is unseen as of yet that would take more medical maintenance! Even if she escaped damage this time, is it worth it to continue to take the risk? My answer is a resounding NO! It most certainly is NOT!

Now, a poster a LCF did suggest that perhaps the KK post was a plant, a “bait” to see who would suggest that thin wins. Me? I’ve no idea. It is entirely plausible with everything that has transpired within this debate. What I do know is that over my health, thin definitely never wins.

Published in: on August 26, 2007 at 6:14 pm  Comments (1)  

Intro to my TRUE opinion

I am a Kimkins member. Am. Not was. I have been watching with fascination the ongoing debate that exists out in cyberspace at the moment–punching a hole in the real world only once–with the article in Woman’s World.

A little background: I joined last year after seeing the site come up on a Google search. I never have been a LCF poster, mostly for reasons upon which I will inevitably expound at some point. What I wanted, honestly, when I paid for access to the site, was the information. That’s it. I was sick of being fat, uncomfortable in my own skin and reflection and was living a life that I did not want my children to emulate. I wasn’t going to be the fat parent! I tried “Atkins” doing what was, I suppose, my own version of LC because up to that point, I hadn’t read an Atkins book. So I joined the KK site. I will admit fully and readily that I was disappointed when I realized I could’ve gotten the information for free on LCF. I felt cheated. Since I was a member for life, though, I used the forum. I posted and “met” people, supported and received support. I still do. I kept to my own threads, mostly, posting support for the same groups of people. I never really ventured out into the “forum” to see what was going on. Occasionally I would respond in the newbie section, to those who didn’t seem to see the simplicity in the diet. All I saw was simplicity: Lean proteins. Enough fat to make it work. A carb restriction. Eat when hungry. Don’t eat if not. Heck, I’ve lost a majority of my weight doing just this and my hair is not falling out, I do not have “SNATT” all the time, nor do I have any of the other issues many seem to be having. I don’t even have the constipation issue some seem to have. All was truly right in my little weigh loss world. I was even trying to get a family member who is morbidly obese to do the diet, if not join. Then Jimmy joined in full force, posting here and there and everywhere. He racked up more posts in the short time frame he was on than many of the long term members! I knew he was promoting his site, ultimately, but we at the site felt vindicated, that such a “mainstream” low carb blogger was supporting what we’d been doing. At least that is how I felt…so when he posted his apology, I was shocked. SHOCKED.

Then I began looking. As many of us have. Reading. Lurking. Taking it all in. And there is A LOT to take in. I have been on both sides of the fence at times, mostly because I don’t know who anyone on these boards and blogs are, really, and I have to remember that when I read their posts. Who knows who is telling the real truth? So I’ve seen both sides of the coin. Until yesterday. Until the post/info about the 14 year old girl surfaced. I had not known until recently that there was a young girl posting on the site. I went, I looked at her posts–her need for more calories. I saw a few answers given by moderators about getting in more calories, specifically more nutrients that she would never get from her current caloric intake. Then I saw Kimmer’s response…and……
she disagreed with the others about needing more calories. WHAT???!!!!???? I have girls, and in this situation, as that girl’s parent, I would be FURIOUS. FURIOUS. Did I say FURIOUS?? She is telling a child NOT TO EAT MORE!!! WHO IS SHE to tell a young girl not to eat more food? Is being thin worth THAT??? No it is certainly not. EVER. And now, as many have taken the child’s posted before and after picture and reposted it–As her parent, I would be angry at all who have discussed this child’s internet activities and posted her pictures. And then I would restrict her online access!!

I started this blog for one reason: to express my true feelings on this subject, whatever they may be at the time. I do not classify myself as a “survivor” thankfully, nor as a “success” because I have made the diet my own and still have some weight to lose. But I can’t post at the KK site what I would really like to say for fear of being banned, and LCF is ridiculous in the amount of deleting they do over there. When you do get deleted at LCF, you can’t complain about it. Nice little racket they’ve got going on there! How can people have a candid discussion if you restrict them from posting new information that surfaces or links to it? It’s a no-brainer if you ask me. Additionally, I wanted to establish a blog that doesn’t “dig up dirt” on KK supporters, but doesn’t expouse the virtues of it either. I will never recommend the site to others. EVER.

A catastrophe can be defined as an “absolute failure, often in humiliating or embarrassing circumstances” That is what Kimkins will be. Just give it time….

Published in: on August 24, 2007 at 7:26 pm  Comments (14)