Which Road (or ship) Will YOU Take?

 I spent most of yesterday fuming over the Anonymous poster’s comment left at Medusa’s blog.  I believe I got most of my anger and frustration vented and out of my system by late last night.  Thank goodness for blogs, cuz with the mood I was in, my DH could have found himself right “in the line of fire”- had I not gotten all that off my chest.  However, it became very important to me to go back and re-read the Kimkins Survivors blog (the one I asked Anonymous to read).  I guess I needed to understand and identify my very angry feelings towards Anonymous and her comments.  I guess I needed to go back to the beginning, where this all started for me. 

My justification, reasoning, whatever you want to call it,  for doing my (little) part in the fight against Kimkins, Kimmer, Heidi Diaz etc… is truly found in the pages of that blog.  The stories found there will bring tears to your eyes every time you read them.  At least it does for me.  I truly can relate to what these women are feeling and writing about in that blog.  I feel the pain of what they have gone through, as well as the pain they face as they try to heal.   Not because I’ve been through it myself (although a lot of it, I have).  But, simply because when reading those posts, you can actually feel the words come off the screen and into your heart. 

I don’t consider myself an “overly” religious person.  I have my beliefs and I try and follow them the best I can.  If I see a fork in the road or a crossroad in my life, I just try and take the high one, if I can.  But, I wouldn’t say that I am anywhere near, what you would call a fanatic.  But, when I read the stories told there, I feel a very strong sense of responsibility to do anything and everything I possibly can to keep this from happening to anyone else.  I feel a responsibility to help, in some way,  to make a wrong a right.  I believe this is what my God would want me to do.  Every new story, every new post, sits on my heart like a ten thousand pound weight.  Every time someone comes into the Fascination Thread and tells a story of  what the Kimkins diet has done to their health and self- esteem , I want to crawl right through the computer screen, wrap my arms around them, and give them a giant hug.  I want to make things right – if I can.

And, for the record, I am absolutely certain, without a shadow of a doubt, that I am not the only one involved in this fight, who feels this way.  I am amazed on a daily basis at the efforts and sacrifice put forth by so many involved in bringing Heidi down.  Countless hours and unbelievable effort have been put forth to help bring this woman to justice.   As compassionate as I am about this cause, there are many others who make me feel idle and insignificant at times.  Their passion is contagious and it only pushes me to want to do more to help those that are suffering. 

So when Anonymous  belittled the efforts of “the haters”, “the ducks” or “the anti-kimkins” folks, she was in a sense belittling me and my efforts.  And it HURT!  And then to add insult to injury, she mentions that there are much more important things we could be doing-  physical things, like helping out in shelters and/or pantry’s or being a Big Brother or Big Sister.  Oh really?  And did she even bother to ask if any of us were or ever have done these things?  No.  I’m not sure why she thinks that feeling the compassion we feel for those that have been harmed by this fraud would somehow indicate that we would be incapable of helping others as well.  Giving a hand up to the underdog, and feeling a need to make things right,  is not really a learned behavior, IMHO.  It’s just who you are!  You either have it in your heart – or you don’t.  It’s that simple – Really. 

We don’t get paid (monetarily) for what we do, day in and day out.  There really isn’t any recognition at all.  We, very rarely, even get a pat on the back for a job well done.  We are not doing this for the praise.  What she and others like her are not seeing is that we do this because it’s RIGHT!!  And someone needs to do it.  If not me, then who?  One of the “haters-ducks-anti kimkins” folks posted on LCF recently, that “if  you are not part of the solution, than you are part of the problem”.  No truer words were ever written.    And I, for one, would rather be a  part of the solution. 

By the way, I really am over being angry at Anonymous.  She just represents ALL THOSE that continue to throw monkey wrenches into the middle of the hard working folks efforts of DOING THE  RIGHT THING.  She’s just one of the most recent ones.

Below are some experts of some of the stories from the Kimkins Survivors site. Take a moment to go back and read the stories.  They are so important and relative to our cause.  

…….I have to share my experience on kimkins. I first joined in February and had about 60 lbs to lose. It was very strict and austere, but I managed to stick w/ it. I have heard a friend say that the “high” you get when you see the scale go down so quickly is very addictive……

I believed Kimmer when she said new information shows that laxatives are not addictive, so I started taking ex-lax, much as she said her sister did. I took it for almost 5 months, morning and night, and it worked…

.… I’m telling you, it is soooo easy to get sucked in, and soooo hard to stop the madness….

…The weight loss made it easy to ignore the dizziness, nausea, and exhaustion. I brushed off the concerns of friends and family about the amount of food I was eating and for my health. I had read many accounts of other members experiencing the same side effects that I was having and the responses explaining them away as normal, signs they were doing the diet correctly…

…I became weak, fainting, angry, shakey, dizzy. My hair fell out. I was still overweight but was sick as hell… 

…I am so angry right now. How could she knowingly mess with us like this!….

…Like many others, I kept dragging my calories down to the point where I’d eat nothing but a plain chicken breast for dinner and break down crying the next morning since my scale wouldn’t budge. My hair started to thin out, dizzyness was commonplace, but thankfully my husband convinced me to go back to high protein/high fat…. 

…While I did lose weight, I also began to experience significant hair loss, nausea, bouts of dizziness and was freezing all the time…

… I began researching the source of my coldness and discovered that such crash diets can lower thyroid function to dangerously low levels bringing about the cold feeling and hair loss….  

…I still continued to do K/E and I got sick, really sick, at one point I remember lying in bed and I could feel my heart start to quiver and then beat rapidly and strong, I was terrified. I honestly thought I was going to die, I remember thinking Oh god, please don’t let me die, my husband is gone and my little girl (5) will find me dead in my bed in the morning, dear god please don’t do that to my little girl. It was the most horrible, fearful night I have ever had… 

There are many  stories at the Kimkins Survivors site.  These are only a few, tiny pieces.  Please, take some time and visit the site and read the posts there.  They deserve to have someone “hear” their story.  And for those that think that this is a fight NOT WORTH fighting, just know that this is a DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN.  And I don’t want to be on that ship when it sinks.  I don’t want to just look the other way while others suffer and continue to get pulled under by this admitted SCAM ARTIST!

Kimkins Nightmeres tells another story worth reading.
 
  
*** I had to add just one more….***     

      (I just love the way she “puts” it)                

… I keep reading that ‘I don’t care who Kimmer is, I don’t care if she lied to get my money, I’M LOSING WEIGHT, — how cheaply do you sell your integrety? As my momma always said, birds of a feather flock together. . . if you don’t care about honesty and integrety and go along with bannings and censorship and LIES because it’s only about YOU and your weight-loss, then you’re right, say nothing about what’s going on because you and Kimmer are of the same ilk (well, except for the weight loss thing that is). Was selling yourself for 60 bucks worth it? Was losing some lbs. worth trading in your values, your dignity and your self-respect??…   

A Disaster Waiting To HappenPosted on December 19, 2007 by anonymous

Unfortunately, as is the case with many new adventures, the maiden voyage of the HMS Kimtanic was destined from the beginning to be a disaster waiting to happen. All of the necessary ingredients were easily assembled by the captain of this doomed vessel. A diet fraught with dangerous components, mixed generously with untruths and fabrications, stirred gently and plastered all over the Internet, was very tempting bait for the unsuspecting, well intentioned victims. As the ship left port, a few whispered questions were shared amongst the passengers about the true identity of their captain.  Folks on either side of the ocean expressed their concerns with each other, anxious over the safety of all those aboard the HMS Kimtanic.  But what could be done to save the innocent souls on board?Enter the DUCK Detectives.  

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5 Responses to “Which Road (or ship) Will YOU Take?”

  1. 2big4mysize Says:

    Great expression of why many of us have stepped up to the plate and are battling Kimkins.com and Kimmer. i linked to this in my blog too.

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  3. Wow! Very powerful post, MJR…straight from the heart. Wonderful, just wonderful.

    Like you, the Survivor’s stories break my heart. Reading them, it not only makes me want to give them a great big squeeze , but it also makes my blood boil to think that Heidi Diaz is still scamming people and flogging her deadly Kimkins starvation diet to the unwary.

    Hopefully, it won’t be long before she and her website are shut down. And when she heads off to the Big House and dons that bright orange jumpsuit, there’s going to be one big party happenin’ :^)

    Thanks for ALL you do, MJR.

    My blog: Medusa

  4. kimkinscam Says:

    Thanks for the comments, guys.
    I think it’s so important to show the damage Heidi has caused with her unhealthy diet. There are still people who don’t understand our “fascination” with her evilness. But, once you read those stories, you walk away knowing, full well, how dangerous she and her diet are. The fraud is easy to see! But, there are still those that defend this incredibly dangerous way of eating. How? I’m not sure. Brainwashed & Disordered Thinking – Both come to mind.

  5. wow, very moving post. Thanks much!! Every time I read a new story on Kimkins Survivors I cringe at the damage Kimmer has done to people all the while sitting at her computer eating sugar cookies and drinking Captian Morgan and laughing all the way to the bank!!

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