VernsWifeVickie

September 4, 2007

I have posted a comment or two under a different name because I wasn’t ready to “go public” with my identity. But, now I’m ready. I have been a very vocal supporter and defender of the kimkins plan. With Becky, Christin, and Deni leaving it is impossible for me to continue along feeling that everything is ok. Here is a copy of my latest (probably last) post at kimkins…

Here is my post


I have been watching all of the controversy unfold for a while now. At first I was very vocal in my defense of Kimkins. I completely believed that the posters on ther fascination thread at LCF were just jealous and spiteful and had some sort of axe to grind with Kimmer. To some extent, I still believe that about many of them, although I now believe that some of them really are concerned over what they believe to be an unsafe plan.
So, I have continued to watch and read and see how all of this has unfolded. I listened to the interview with Jimmy Moore and Kimmer’s answers were, in my opinion, rational and reasonable. I heard her say that she would turn teens away from the site in that interview and I was relieved that she was reasonable about it. So, when a 14 year old girl posted that she was eating 500 calories a day and was needing to increase her calories, I was SHOCKED to see kimmer advise her that she didn’t need to increase her calories. What happened to turning teens away from the site? This plan might be ok for those of us who are adults but for a child who is still growing there is no way that this diet is appropriate.

Then Becky resigned from the site. Now, no matter what I think about the motivation of the anti-KK gang out there, I know Becky’s intentions were good. I also KNOW that we were LIED to about the circumstances of Becky’s departure.

Now, Christin and Deni are leaving. I have watched both of these young women stand under the pressure of the anti-KK gang and not crumble. And, they have stood with very little, if any, support from this forum. Those women did not suddenly crumble from the pressure of the attacks on their character. If they were going to crumble they would have done it before now.

Having said all of that, I will say that I have nothing personal against Kimmer or the kimkins plan when it is done in a rational intelligent manner. But, when I see women posting that they are eating 300-500 calories a day and wondering why they are sick, having electrolyte imbalances, and their hair is falling out and they are not told to EAT…for goodness sakes! Then something is wrong. When a child is encouraged to eat 500 calories a day….something is wrong. When Becky left the site and we were lied to about her departure….something is wrong. And when it is infered that Christin and Deni crumbled under pressure…..something is wrong!

I don’t claim to have the answers for all of this and I will probably be banned for saying everything I’ve said in this post…..but I can no longer just go along trying to believe that everything is ok and that there are just a bunch of crazy people who are jealous and disgruntled attacking this plan.

There are some very serious questions and accusations flying around that should be addressed and put to rest if there is no basis for them. But, that hasn’t happened….something is very wrong.

From the kkatastrophediet blog “Wake Up Call” comments section

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7 Responses to “VernsWifeVickie”

  1. VernsWifeVickie said

    I don’t really consider myself to be a “Kimkins Survivor” as I haven’t suffered any ill effects from my experience with it. I knew when I posted my statement that it would most likely end up all over the web and that’s fine. I don’t even mind it being shared here because, as I said in my post, something is very wrong there at kimkins. I just wanted to clarify that I do not consider myself to be in the catagory of a “survivor”

  2. kimkinssmith said

    You spoke out on behalf of a young girl where many would not. You are a hero. It is hope the young girl will be a survivor. Bless you for your words.

  3. […] Longtime Kimkins member Vickie speaks out about Kimkins and Kimmer (Heidi Diaz): I have been watching all of the controversy unfold for a while now. At first I was very vocal in my defense of Kimkins. I completely believed that the posters on ther fascination thread at LCF were just jealous and spiteful and had some sort of axe to grind with Kimmer. To some extent, I still believe that about many of them, although I now believe that some of them really are concerned over what they believe to be an unsafe plan. So, I have continued to watch and read and see how all of this has unfolded. I listened to the interview with Jimmy Moore and Kimmer’s answers were, in my opinion, rational and reasonable. I heard her say that she would turn teens away from the site in that interview and I was relieved that she was reasonable about it. So, when a 14 year old girl posted that she was eating 500 calories a day and was needing to increase her calories, I was SHOCKED to see kimmer advise her that she didn’t need to increase her calories. What happened to turning teens away from the site? This plan might be ok for those of us who are adults but for a child who is still growing there is no way that this diet is appropriate. […]

  4. Watcher said

    Vickie, a survivor is one has has lived through a disaster. Whether or not that involves injury is moot. Therefore, you ARE a Kimkins survivor. And if you are the one who spoke in defense of that teen, then you have integrity as well as common sense. I hope you find a new community of good friends shortly.

  5. VernsWifeVickie said

    Thank you for the kind words, but I have to admit, I didn’t speak up on behalf of that young girl until after the fact. It was Deni and Christin who took that girl under wing and encouraged her to eat more. I am not a hero by any stretch of the imagination…but I am beginning to see that MAYBE I am a survivor. That would explain why I feel like crying when I think of this whole issue.

  6. Watcher said

    Why are you crying, Sweetie? Is it over Kimmer? She’s doesn’t deserve your tears. Is it over the good friends you’ve made and lost? I’m sure you’ll find them again. Is it because your faith in your own judgement has been badly shaken? I read Heidi’s words on LCF before, and again on Jimmy’s site. She comes across as totally believable. You weren’t the only normal decent person fooled by a manipulative con woman. But it’s good that you started admitting that where there’s smoke, there’s usually a fire. And it’s all that smoke that got in your eyes.:D

  7. 2big4mysize said

    Sorry you were a victim of Kimmer and her scam Kimkins.com

    thank you for helping others not to be victims too.

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