Monday, September 24, 2007

After Kimkins...

So it's Monday, the beginning of a new week and a great day to really focus on my weight loss journey again. I've been floundering a bit since I left (was banned) from the Kimkins site. I've noticed that it seems to be pretty common among us KK survivors to flounder and feel unsettled, disillusioned, and discouraged. For me....I had to come to the realization that I have been using all the controversy and my hurt feelings, anger and disappointment as a sort of excuse to allow myself to "cheat" on my eating plan. I am done doing that. My success or failure on my chosen plan is in my hands. I choose what goes into my mouth. Kimmer may have defrauded me out of $45.00 to join her site....but I will not allow her to steal my success. I was on a weight loss journey long before I ever heard of Heidi/Kimmer/whatevertheheckernameistoday...and my journey will continue from here.



I met quite a few people, myself included, who truly felt that God had led us to Kimkins. I still do not doubt that fact for a single minute. I know in my heart that God did, indeed, lead me to Kimkins. There were lessons I needed to learn there, friends I needed to meet, and character building that needed to take place in my heart. For those things I am grateful. I am reminded of the following passage...



Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.


I am convinced that God used my experience with Kimkins to teach me some things that I needed to learn and that He is causing the entire experience to be worked for my good.



So...with all of that in mind....today I choose to move forward, continuing in my journey to weight loss, wholeness, and contentment in Him. I have found a new "home" to fellowship with others on the same journey at Jimmy Moore's forum. I am very grateful to Jimmy for providing us with a great new hangout! Thanks Jimmy!!!



So...new week, new day, new outlook....the future is looking bright....there is life after Kimkins for this low carb dieter on the journey...

2 comments:

Jimmy Moore said...

You are SO welcome, Vickie! And THANK YOU for being such an enthusiastic part of that loving and caring group of people who have congregated at LowCarbDiscussion.com. You are AWESOME and I look forward to continuing this journey to better health with you. :D SEE YA!

VernsWifeVickie said...

Awww Jimmy...you're such a sweet talker! Honestly though...I've been low carbing for years but it has taken your forum to finally pull it all together for me so that I am able to do it right. I appreciate it so much :)