Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I just have too many questions...

After doing some extensive research online, and reading until my eyes hurt, I feel it's best if I pull away from the whole Kimkins thing. I'm going to remove the ads and sit back and see how this thing plays out. I'm very uncomfortable with some of the things I've been seeing and reading. Until I find out the truth, I'm pulling the plug.

Will I still eat the way I have been? Yes. I've realized that I eat more like Dr. Atkins suggests in the 1972 version of his Diet most of the time. A few days of the week it's Kimkins like eating. This combinations seems to be working for me. I feel it's very sad that I can't openly recommend anything related to Kimmer's plan, which might actually help someone, without being attacked or sucked into the whole controversy. So, for now, here it will end.

Am I ready to jump on the "I hate Kimmer bandwagon?" No. I'm a little too grown up for that, thank you. I quit joining in groups like that when I was in high school. I do wish she'd clear the air on some MAJOR issues that have been brought up. It would honestly make life easier on many people. But I can't force her. And all this fighting is only making everyone involved look bad. I've lost respect for several bloggers, who I consider my friends, simply because of the way they have conducted themselves in this whole affair. I feel quite sure I've been blacklisted myself because I won't say Kimkins is evil - or worse yet because I won't attack Jimmy Moore over his affiliation with it all.

I'm not interested in destroying people over this. If I feel it's worth discussing, then I'll certainly do so. But I refuse to stoop to the level of name calling and slander.

So from here on out it will be back to business.. without Kimkins ads. In time, I'll decide on where to go from here. Until then, I need answers.


Sherrie said...

SG I sincerely hope your not referring to me. Nothing I have said is slander, basically I want the truth and accountability and as you know I don't believe in kimkins.

I certainly haven't blacklisted you nor am I mad at you because I don't like kimkins or think less of you.

Sparky's Girl said...

No Sherrie, I wasn't referring to you. You brought up valid questions without being childish or hateful about it. Thank you. I appreciate that.

Calianna said...

I'm so glad you've backed off from Kimkins. I was very concerned about you from the time you said you were doing it.

I think you said boot camp, right? Sorry, I haven't really been keeping up, and I may have you mixed up with someone else who was doing it.

Anyway, as far as I'm concerned, all those plans are just far too scary, and boot camp is the scariest. It sounds like the kind of eating/exercise plan my anorexic daughter was doing, at the height of her illness. It's no wonder that the last time I saw her (before she finally decided a couple weeks ago that she was ready to get better - YAY!), she was so lethargic she could barely drag herself out of bed. Somehow the extremely low calorie levels and exercise combo just works together though, so that the victim can't see how bad things are, and actually thinks they feel great.

(And yes, I do mean victim - it really does take over their bodies, minds, and lives.)

I don't have anything against being mindful of calories and fat content, because as we make our way down the scales, our caloric needs to maintain will naturally be somewhat lower... it's just that kimkins tends to take it to extremes. :(

Sparky's Girl said...

Thanks for your concern Calianna. I tried the boot camp for a couple of weeks, but I wasn't getting the same results as everyone else was, so I figured why bother with it. I just went to doing, what I assumed, was basic Kimkins. Lean meats and veggies - little to no extras. It turns out I was doing something more like Atkins 72. Sometimes my calories do dip a little low, but not as low as some I've seen. I'm actually very happy with the modified plan I'm doing. I'm not paranoid about the fat, but I do try to keep it a bit lower so my calories aren't as high. I do like to snack on nuts, so I have them now and again. But just sticking with the basics has been working wonders for me. So I guess, in a way, I was never completely doing Kimkins. I guess I like cheese and nuts too much for that. :0)

I'm glad to hear your daughter is doing better! It's scary to watch someone you love develop such serious issues and not realize the danger of it. Your family will be in my prayers. Hugs to you!

Cindy Moore said...

Very curious about how this whole thing is going to end.

Because of all this I've decided to only put ads on my blog related to products I enjoy or recommend. And I was very glad to see Jimmy's appology...his enthusiasm for the plan, while not really following it bothered me...especially when I started to hear the controversy (like Sherrie's posts).

Your blog is one of the few I check often. I'll admit I didn't really pay as much attention to your posts on Kimkins, but simply because it's not a plan that I'm interested in. I've found what works for me, and I love reading about others that are following low carb (and sometimes other plans) and doing well.

Sparky's Girl said...

Thank you for being such a faithful reader Cindy!

I'm really tired of all the Kimkins stuff. I too only plan to place ads to products and plans I like or recommend. I thought I was doing so with Kimkins, but after much research decided I couldn't whole-heartedly recommend it, hence my backing away from it all.