October 24, 2007
I have been officially banned. Woo Hoo.
I feel so much lighter.
I guess it is no surprise since I have been over there asking questions and probably making people THINK. Which I know is difficult in their deprived and starved state but maybe it got through.
In any case, if the person that is running the site is really the “new owner” then they would want to keep the customers they have so word of mouth would be better for them. I guess they just don’t know how to do business. Because there are hundreds of ex members who, I am sure, are telling everyone they know to stay away from the site and not to join. That can’t be good for business. But I am sure that Kimmer doesn’t care because, last count, she had over 2.4 mil in the bank from all us naive overweight hopefuls.
Sure she got my money but I know she will get their just rewards (whatever they may be). I think it is worth finding this site and getting back on track the healthy way. So, now I am refreshed and rid of the uncertainty that came with the other site and feel good.
So THANK YOU KIMMER FOR BANNING ME. You truly are as helpful and kind as you pretend to be.
October 24, 2007
*Waves* another former KK member coming over.
I’d been off plan for a month or so since I was losing weight so fast that my wallet couldn’t keep up with the constant buying of clothes in smaller sizes. After regaining almost 10 pounds of the nearly 40 I lost, I went to the site and noticed a lot of people gone. The I hit Google and nearly got the shock of my life at all the heck that had broken loose.
I’m sick to my stomach at having been deceived and scammed. I work with the Law Enforcent community thru the State of Illinois so I should know how to spot a scammer. That said, I remember some of the pictures that Heidi posted on LCF and on the first incarnation of the KK site and when I saw the infamous Red Dress Picture, I immediately noticed the difference. I had this nagging feeling that something was off but pushed it aside because I was succeeding and losing more weight than I had ever before. But I’ve also suffered from severe dizzy spells and increased hair loss since being on the plan and I’m sure they are from the low calories I consumed.
I’ve submitted a ticket for a refund due to misrepresentation and indicated that I would be contacting the BBB, The California Attorney General and the Illinois Attorney General if I did not receive a refund. I’m wondering if I should not also submit an invoice to KK but I don’t know what email address to use. I doubt that I’ll see my money again but I’m sure going to try.
So here I am, floundering a bit but on my way to a workable plan for me that will get me to my goal. Glad to be among friends.
October 12, 2007
I’m also ex-kimkims survivor, I went onto the website yesterday and was promptly booted off for suggesting they revamp their diet and change the name of their site. I was quite appalled that there were a few people concerned about Kimmer and wanted to get in touch with her and I believe it was Tippytoes giving out her email address so people could still contact her.
I hope she gets what she deserves
October 3, 2007
OK this is a big step for me! I said my good-byes at Kimkins……
“HI! I just wanted to start off by saying THANK YOU for all the support that everyone has given me here. You are the main reason why I stayed here for so long. I have been going back and forth saying “Yes I’m going to stay I don’t care what Kimmer looks like, All I care about is that I am losing weight” then saying “Something is seriously wrong. I do not want anypart of this”. So I have decided to leave. I will miss everyone here and the forum that we onced had. I have a family, a job…..a life that needs me, but every since this happend I have been slacking at everything. Some might say why? Kimkins has been a BIG part of my life. This WOE is on my mind at all times, so now I can’t help but to think about all that is being said. I’m a “what if” kinda gal (yeah I know it’s bad), so all I can think about is “what if” all this is true? Am I willing to live with it for the rest of my life to lose weight on this WOE when there is other forums out there. I have had this image of Kimmer in my head for over 5 months now and to find out it might not be true? Thats to hard for me. I’m not going to get into my feelings about banning, and all the lawsuite contrevorsy. I just hope everything turns out “right” Whatever that might be.
Now I’m not accussing anyone of anything because I am also a innocent until proven guilty person. I just wish I knew why Kimmer will not come out and say “No, my friends……..this and this isn’t true.” I would completly understand if she said. “yes I gained the weight back” I would be here to push her back to goal, but there is alot of other things being said. Alot of people are leaving. One of the most recent is Sue whom I adore. I can’t lie….I am worried about the health issue as is my family. I know everyone reacts differently, but my turning point was when I decided to start the gym and the feeling that I got. I had no energy at all. For the last couple of days I have been upping my everything and I feel so much better and the gym today was awesome. I didn’t have to stop at all! Please no one take this out of context because I’ve made a decision to better health. I want to be thin, but I also want to have the energy to play at the park with the kids for hours without getting to tired.
I’m glad I have lost over 50 pounds and will never forget that Kimkins helped me get here. I just will do the rest a healthier slower way. Thank you agian everyone! I will miss you all. Hopefully I will not be banned until I can PM some of my friends here.”
Sorry it is long, but I will truley miss the people there.
September 28, 2007
I’ve had it with everything. There’s just no more denying it. Here is my last post on Kimkins. Thank you for everyone who has contributed to getting the truth out!
Topic Line: Kimkins is the best diet ever!
Is what I would have said three months ago. You see, about three months ago, I was 42 lbs lighter, only 35 lbs away from my goal weight. I was thrilled to have finally found something that works for me.
Then one day, while at work, I almost passed out. Employees said I looked white as a ghost. I justfied the episode somehow in my mind and moved on.
About a month ago, I noticed small pains in my chest area. Sort of like little “twangs”. I can no longer ignore these pains as they are undoubtably becoming more frequent.
I cannot ignore my body any longer. I cannot ignore that nagging feeling that “something is just not quite right” with Kimmer and the Kimkins diet.
I cannot ignore the overwhelming evidence that Kimmer did not lose the weight she claims she did. I used to say “I don’t care if Kimmer is a robot, this diet works!” I tried to justify the facts. If Kimmer is telling the truth why does she not produce more before and after pics to put an end to this whole thing once and for all? Let’s think about this logically: Look at your own weight loss and what an accomplishment it is. Remember how great it feels? You’ve worked hard to accomplish something and are proud of what you did. You want people to see your before and after pics because you are proud of yourself. Yet Kimmer refuses to provide those pics? The ugly reality is she can’t produce any current pics because she does not have any. Not one.
I cannot ignore the harmful advice that she has given me and countless others to keep calories and fat as low as possible. After all, gastric bypass patients eat as low as 500 cals a day she would say. I now know that they are under strick doctor’s care and, they up their calories to normal ranges within the first 1-2 months. She would also say things such as “there is no such thing as starvation mode”. I wanted to believe it, too. It’s not true.
I cannot ignore the health issues that other people are having on this diet. You could hear Christin (WW cover girl) in her own words here: The Journey. As you listen, truly ask yourself what could possibly be her motivation for saying what she says. Money? She lost money by leaving Kimkins. Fame? She already had it due to her being on the cover of WW. Take a listen and let me know what you think is truly motivating her to say what she is saying.
I cannot ignore the current Kimkins admins and members who praise Kimmer and the diet. It’s sickening. It’s sickening not only because they are deceived but it’s sickening because those same people will most likely be writing something very similar to this once they too realize how deceptive Kimmer is and how dangerous the diet truly is. The very ones who lose the weight quickly will most likely have the same symptoms that are being reported by tons of other people.
I cannot ignore my own emotions and feelings about the entire ordeal. Who would have known, though?? Kimmer gave me something that nobody else had ever given me: HOPE. Hope that I could do lose the weight and keep it off. Kimmer gave me hope that this is a WOE that I could follow the rest of my life. Kimmer gave me hope that I could be thin again. She gave me hope that I could be finally freed of my addiction to eating. But guess what? It was a false hope because she never lost the weight. It was a lie. And now I’m left praying that the symptoms I’m experiencing will go away once I renoursh my body.
My sincere prayer is that what I’ve written will reach at least one person. I beg you now: If you too have been having that “gut” feeling, you know which one I’m talking about, please do your research. Do not be afraid to get off of the plan is a wonderful tool. Pray for wisdom. HE will provide it to those who ask. Let my last words on this forum ring in your ears:
This is a DANGEROUS diet and Kimmer is lying to you.
September 14, 2007
I left Kimkins almost 2 months ago. I come back into the site occasionally because I met some lovely people here that I truly came to care about and I like to check on them and make sure they are okay, but today will be the last time. I can’t bear to come here again. I feel like I am wading through a sewer now when I come here in light of what we have all learned about Kimmer. I’m sorry if that’s harsh but it’s just how I feel. So many people have been hurt by Kimmer either emotionally/physically or both. The latest heartbreaking casualty was KimATC. She has been utterly devastated by Kimmer’s treatment of her.
I have debated long about posting this. I know what’s going through your minds…Oh another “hater”. I can hear you telling me to get a life, You’re just jealous, If you don’t like KK, get out and leave us alone”. Well I have a wonderful life and no I am definitely not jealous. I’m writing this as a last ditch effort to reach you. For no other reason than I care deeply about what happens to all of you. It’s just a matter of time before someone dies from this diet, and I could never forgive myself if I hadn’t done everything I could to reach you.
I have been stunned by so many people’s defense of Kimmer. I have nothing much to say to someone who defends a liar and a fraud. So I’ll move on. I have read over and over so many people saying “ I don’t care who Kimmer is and I don’t care that she lied…the diet works” People like Osusana and many others claim they are here to help the people on this site. They want to stay in their challenges and groups and keep supporting each other. And I can so understand that. There are some truly incredible, caring and wonderful people here. Many of you are probably not really even following Kimkins anymore and have opted to eat healthier, but stay here to support their friends and maybe even advise them to up their calories or fat a bit. I was tempted to do that myself.
But this is what I realized and all of you need to think about this. By staying here for any reason …all of you are helping to legitimize and give credibility to a site that was created for NO OTHER PURPOSE than to scam people out of their money. She created a very dangerous, false crash diet that she didn’t even follow herself. The site is being kept running for NO OTHER PURPOSE than to scam MORE people out of their money.
Many of you feel very badly for how Becky, Deni, Christen and KimATC were treated by Kimmer, but as long as this place exists another Deni or KimATC is walking unsuspecting this farce. Newbies are still signing up every day. By staying here and supporting this site and/or it’s creator you are leaving the door open for more people to get hurt or worse.Whether you are willing to realize it, there has been a mass exodus of KK members leaving and finding wonderful new homes on other Low Carb sites. I have travelled around a few and I have watched as many have reconnected with friends. You can still continue to support your friends in one of these places…in a non-toxic environment. There are TONS of ex-KKers at Jimmy Moore new Forum. There’s Low Carb Scoop, ALC and yes even LCF. There are some truly incredible people at all of these places. The only “hater” I have met in this mess is Heidi Diaz. One such as she must really hate people to deliberately cause so much pain…to fill her bank account.
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