Jimmy Moore Lost 13 Pounds In First Four Days On Kimkins
Posted by Jimmy Moore on June 9
Jimmy Moore started Kimkins on June 4, 2007 to lose 50 pounds
When I announced on Monday about my newfound journey to lose 50 more pounds by following the sometimes controversial, but incredibly popular Kimkins diet that was featured prominently this week as the cover story in Woman's World magazine, I really had no idea what to expect.
After all, 50 pounds is quite a goal because it would put me at 198 pounds on my 6'3" tall frame. My hopes and dreams of reaching the highly-coveted ONE-derland (reaching the 100's again after weighing above 200 pounds) for the first time since the 5th grade are certainly driving this.
But can it REALLY be done?
Ever since I lost 180 pounds in 2004 on the Atkins diet, I have been dealing with some ups and downs that come with maintaining your weight. For the most part, my weight has remained steady. In fact, at one point I got down to 215 pounds.
However, I convinced myself that I don't need to lose any more weight because of my 20 pounds of loose skin that would surely put me below 200 if I could ever have a tummy tuck done. I still would LOVE to have this done because I know it would put me one step closer to my goal.
Yet, when my weight reached my post-Atkins high of 248 pounds on Monday this week, I knew I needed to get serious about my low-carb lifestyle again. I guess you could say I fell into some old behavioral habits that were sabotaging me from being as successful as I could be.
Since I had blogged extensively about Kimkins over the past year with all the remarkable weight loss success stories that plan has produced, I knew it was effective and worked for a lot of people. Sure, it's a bit different than Atkins, but not that different from what I did during Induction on Atkins in 2004.
There are five plans to choose from on Kimkins and I decided to start with the Kimmer Experiment, commonly known as K/E. This plan dictates that you eat lean sources of protein, such as turkey, chicken, salmon, lean roast beef, lean ham...all of which I consumed on Atkins during my original weight loss. You are allowed to eat as much of it as you need to satisfy your hunger. No calorie restrictions are necessary.
Sure, it's been a little boring so far, but the results have been nothing short of miraculous for me:
Day 1--I LOST 6 pounds!
Day 2--I LOST 4 pounds!
Day 3--I LOST 1 pound!
Day 4--I LOST 2 pounds!
Let me add that up for you: 13 POUNDS LOST IN FOUR DAYS!!!
Holy moley! Do you realize in a mere 96 hours I have lost ONE-FOURTH of my goal for weight loss?! Amazing, simply incredible!
One thing this has done for me is it has refocused my efforts to be constantly on guard about my habits. Yes, I still avoid sugar, white flour, starchy foods, and the like. But I got lazy and allowed the compulsion to eat without hunger to creep in.
I know, I know. It's pretty stupid to do that, but this just goes to show you that it can hit any of us at any time. I'm not too proud to admit this because I want to help others make livin' la vida low-carb their permanent lifestyle change.
Kimkins has put me back into ketosis again by getting me back to the basics. Yes, I could have started Atkins Induction again, but I wanted to shake things up a bit this time around. I'm pleased with what has happened.
Now, lest you think it's all been rosy for me, it has not. The typical Induction symptoms of being lethargic, having body aches, sleeping longer than normal, trouble concentrating, and all the other temporary, short-term Atkins flu reactions have hammered down on me hard this week. OUCH!
Even still, 13 POUNDS ARE GONE! Sweeeeet!
I'm not sure how much longer I will stay on K/E, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it. At some point I will begin the Kimkins Boot Camp which incorporates low-carb veggies and even some exercise to kick the weight loss into high gear. I'll blog about that if I move into that phase.
For now, I'll stay in K/E because I'm starting to get used to it. I never would have expected to lose weight...AGAIN...this fast! Thousands of brand new members have signed up this week to join Kimkins because it really works. It has for many others and now it has for ME!
Come by my thread at the Kimkins web site if you decide this is the low-carb plan you'd like to try. I'd love to encourage you along on your own weight loss journey. I promise more updates as the weight keeps pouring off!