Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Kimkins Helped Me Lose 18 1/2 Pounds--In ONE Week!

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Blogger Gary J said...

Congratulations, Jimmy! 248-229.5, I see from the meter in your 30-in-30 blog. I'm down from 237 to 230 this morning in a little more than a week, so now we are neck in neck. Of course, now comes the heavy lifting. I wish you luck and may the best man lose faster!

I'm not doing Kimkins per se, but I have put together my own combination of Atkins and Stillman. This means, simply, low-carb and low-calorie. For my enjoyment, I sometimes eat a little more fat than Stillman would allow, but I have to watch out that I don't go up too far on the calories because, after all, fat is calorie-dense. It's always fascinating to me that on this diet, the less I eat, the less hungry I am – and the less food is on my mind. Of course, that means I have to take supplements for vitamins, minerals, and fish oil because my diet is not really very balanced nutritiously. But I do feel very good now that I'm beyond the initial days of ketosis.

Speaking of ketosis, I question the suitability of Atkins Advantage bars for the diet. I do have one or two for breakfast from time to time as they vary my otherwise all-protein breakfast of meat, fish, or eggs and they have added vitamins and minerals. But I never feel like I'm firmly in ketosis when I eat them, even though they are advertised to be suitable for the induction phase. I am suspicious of their content: 22g carbohydrate / 4g net carbs. So I only have them for breakfast one or two times a week. What is your experience with them?

6/12/2007 9:12 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS Gary and CONGRATS! I'm coming after you now, buddy! :D

The Atkins bars are a great snack or meal replacement on the go. But I'd rather make my own breakfast if I have the time. Eggs all the way, baby!

GOOD LUCK with your weight loss!

6/12/2007 10:10 AM  
Blogger mrfritznyc said...

great job jimmy... as for me, well, I've been less dedicated...tho I did manage to drop a couple of pounds. I've been just trying to eat less, and drink less... but not quite at Kimkins standards. Yesterday and today I'm experimenting with the protein shake meal replacement version, for lunch anyway-we'll see how that goes.
back to you-I am wondering how it's possible to lose 18 pounds in 1 week, no matter what plan you're on? a lot of that must be water-which makes me wonder what the heck you were eating before you started?

6/12/2007 10:30 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

I'm sure a lot of it was water and the weight loss will moderate from here. But like I said, those pesky bad habits had crept back in like eating when I wasn't hungry or even beyond being full.

The fact that the Induction flu hit me so hard last week let me know I was eating more carbs than I should. It's easy to let them sneak back into your diet even when you are actively avoiding sugar, flour, and starchy foods.

6/12/2007 10:39 AM  
Blogger Pot Kettle Black said...


Congrats on your loss. Even if it is water, it's still weight that you're not carrying anymore.

Some questions: If you had 19 lbs of "low hanging fruit" water weight, it would seem that you weren't very diligent with LC prior to starting Kimkins. Do you think that if you have gone through the two week induction ala Atkins, or just cut back carbs to 40g ala Protein Power, you would have lost the same amount? Or something close? I understand that Kimkins is a paid sponsor, but if the main factor in your loss thus far on this go-round is the ketosis, then I don't see the value-add of Kimkins. Especially if you were gonna drop the same weight anyway.

At any rate, regardless of program, it's good that you're upping your committment and rededicating yourself to your health, or waistline or whatever it is you are rededicating to. Rock on.

6/12/2007 11:09 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

That's a fair question, Pot Kettle Black. I think the quick answer is that I probably could have gone back to Atkins Induction again to get my weight down from the weight creep up to 248. But how much further down would it go?

I'm committed to getting below 200 pounds which has been my goal ever since I lost my 180 pounds in 2004. It's important to constantly stay in the game and pursuing the next challenge (at least for me!).

I looked at Kimkins and the results it was producing for people to decide it was what I wanted to do. The results have confirmed my decision and I'm excited about what is to come. I believe that 198 goal will be hit before the end of the summer!

THANKS for your encouraging words and I invite anyone who is struggling with their low-carb plan to give this a try. I can personally attest that it works!

6/12/2007 12:05 PM  
Blogger Gary J said...

"I'm coming after you now, buddy! :D"

Oh yeah? Well shut your mouth! Boy, you is in a heap o' trouble!

6/12/2007 1:40 PM  
Blogger Elevation said...

Hi, Jimmy!
I`ve read about you in a russian magazin about sports (yes, i live in Moscow).
You are a great example of strong will and you`ve inspired many people here in Russia. I`m one of them. I`m on my way to shed 8 kilos (about 17 pounds).

Hope your newfound journey will be successful! And it will inspire simeone else.

6/12/2007 2:25 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

WOW, Elevation, that's pretty neat. Do you know which publication that story was in? Do they have a web site or something?

You keep livin' la vida low-carb and get rid of that 8kg! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

6/12/2007 2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever works for you, Jimmy, you keep it up! That's astounding numbers for just a week! Gimme more info, man!

6/12/2007 4:29 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Tell me what you wanna know, Adam!

6/12/2007 4:50 PM  
Blogger jde said...

thanks for posting about your Kimkins commitment. I needed a kick in the butt, and this was it. I joined today! Had lost a lot of weight on South Beach, but it's started creeping back up, as I've let recent stresses relax my commitment to my health. *Jeez...stupid!*
P.S. bought your book awhile back to help support you! I enjoyed reading it.

6/12/2007 6:29 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS Julie! I think you'll enjoy the focus that Kimkins will give you. That's what it's given me and I'm not gonna look back again! See you on the forums at Kimkins. :D

I appreciate your support!

6/12/2007 6:34 PM  

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