Introducing “Kimmer”

6 10 2007

The infamous red dress photo of “Kimmer” is really LESYA



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October 6, 2007 at 1:07 pm

On the Sidelines

Oh my Oh my they finally found the picture. So is Kimmer gonna say this is her real name and the real her. Man I hope the remaining few see this and see what a liar she is.

October 6, 2007 at 1:44 pm


NOW this should be taken to KTLA. And Dateline. And MSNBC Investigates.

No, she will simply try to say they stole all her pictures, or else she will admit sooner or later that she is obese but she DOES know people who lost from Kimkins and she was just ashamed she couldn’t. Perhaps her baldness has something to do with her not being able to lose? While we are all right in our exposing her, I have felt through this whole thing that perhaps she is just UNABLE to lose…at least this way….and she has other health concerns.
Then, people will pat her on the back and hold her because of her health problems and Kimkinites will still say they don’t care who she is.


October 6, 2007 at 1:58 pm


it would be hard for her to claim it is really her since the pic is a 27 yr old russian on 2 different websites the one posted here and this one

October 6, 2007 at 2:22 pm


From past experience with “KimCon” we know that she will take the Truth that is staring her in the face and try to “shape” it into some logical (laughable) explanation.
Honestly, Kimmer, you should try your hand at writing fiction. No wait, that’s what you have been doing. Nevermind …

October 6, 2007 at 2:29 pm

Violet Skye

The *Lesya* know, the *more-ya* understand.

Kudos to the duck-tectives at LCF, who were so determined in tracking down this fraud. I am honoured to have been even a peripheral part of this group – it’s not often that a person has a chance to help people and the sinking of the Kimtanic will rescue a lot of good people from living a harmful, if not deadly lifestyle.

October 6, 2007 at 2:36 pm



October 6, 2007 at 2:50 pm


I can truly say that I have encountered someone with NO morals and NO conscience.

I knew they existed but never saw one this close up before.

Wow. She IS the center of her own universe, isn’t she?

October 6, 2007 at 3:16 pm


For any naysayers who are still supporting Kimmer, I have to ask, what color is the sky on your planet?

Kimmer, the proverbial jig is up. How will you ‘roll’ now?

And, have you considered how you will look in prison stripes?

October 6, 2007 at 3:22 pm


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa….LCF boards have crashed…

October 6, 2007 at 3:31 pm


This kimmer needs mental help.

October 6, 2007 at 4:38 pm


Food for thought: is this how Heidi/Kimmer actually sees herself?

October 6, 2007 at 4:47 pm



October 6, 2007 at 4:47 pm

do not do kimkins

OMG! i check LCF boards – down. come here and see why!!!


October 6, 2007 at 4:58 pm


“October 6th, 2007 at 4:38 pm

Food for thought: is this how Heidi/Kimmer actually sees herself?”

If it is…….she needs to look in a mirror, or the KTLA news report.

October 6, 2007 at 5:00 pm


Dottie, when will the LCF board be up again ? I am having lurker withdrawals !!

October 6, 2007 at 5:11 pm


That’s amazing! I’m not even a low carb dieter but I’ve been following this story for a while just for the soap opera factor.

Maybe kimmer will accuse the Russian women of stealing her photo, lol.

October 6, 2007 at 5:23 pm


LCF friends have crashed. You guys better check to see if it wasn’t a DOS attack. I guarantee you heidi would be behind it and it is easily tracable.

October 6, 2007 at 5:48 pm


She could have gotten away with this scam if she hadn’t been so stupid to pick that image as her “after”. People didn’t really take notice until she put that image on her site. What an idiot …ha !

October 6, 2007 at 5:54 pm


LOL just got myself banned for posting this.

October 6, 2007 at 6:13 pm

Lisa J

This is really sad…unless this is really kimmer…a russian spy

October 6, 2007 at 6:53 pm


I KNEW that had to be a fake picture. That woman (at the age of 27) looked much too young to be Kimmer, who should be in her 40’s (if you can believe anything she ever told us). It was the red dress picture that made me go hmmmmmmmm…….

October 6, 2007 at 7:23 pm

I Can See Clearly Now

Finding this pic is the Holy Grail of Kimscam.

October 6, 2007 at 8:19 pm


“The *Lesya* know, the *more-ya* understand.”
Gee, Tippy. Are you STILL defending this mental, lying, scamming, self important, fraud? I think that both TT and SL have known for quite awhile that Miss Heidi/Kimmer were one and the same and taking advantage of people.

October 6, 2007 at 9:08 pm


Why is it soooo damaging to one’s perception of people that many of you have latched onto and keep repeating this idea that Heidi Diaz suffers from some sort of mental problem/instabilty? Quit it. All you’re doing is giving her ideas and the notion credibility.

Does it allow you to sleep at night to think no one could simply be that callus and uncaring? Calculating and manipulative? After all, you’d have to be mentally ill to do and say whatever was needed to to separate people from their money and actually take pleasure in puppeteering people in their Dance of Guilibility? Please. People do and have done so for far lesser and rewarding motives.

I’m sure there’s more than a smattering of needing to feel needed and stroking the ego thrown into the mix. But that a crazy woman does not make.

October 6, 2007 at 9:30 pm


It was just a matter of time, wasn’t it? 🙂

October 6, 2007 at 9:56 pm


Anyone having any luck finding this other “after” picture?

Another question…. we now know that many of the success stories’ “After” pictures are from the various Russian Bride websites… but where are the “Before” pictures from? Are these real Kimkins dieters’ before pictures she used? Or?

October 6, 2007 at 10:06 pm


OMG!!! It’s her! It’s her! Break out the bubbly!!! Thanks to all who have tirelessly searched until they could barely see anymore and a very special thanks to HoneyBee for keeping it all organized and sacrificing much needed sleep. By the way, did we crash the LCF boards??? I’m in need of an “update fix” and there are more Russian brides (and grooms) that need finding! Help!!!!! I wonder if Lesya realizes what a celebrity she’s become in America?

October 6, 2007 at 10:14 pm

Lisa J/wettybauer99

good thought Dottie

October 6, 2007 at 11:22 pm


Are the LCF boards down? I can’t go into the boards 😦

October 6, 2007 at 11:59 pm


It was so great to be among several who were SEEN at last night!!!


October 7, 2007 at 1:46 am

Kasey aka Harlow aka SinKitty

Wow. Wow.
Wow. Good work everyone. Any inkling of doubt I had is now absolutley gone.
Thank you

October 7, 2007 at 3:59 pm


Who’d have thought I’d get banned from her site for posting this???? I emailed KTLA with this too.

October 7, 2007 at 4:18 pm


They did it. They really did it. Way to go Buzzy and the LCF folks!

October 7, 2007 at 7:39 pm

Healthy LCer

This is totally amazing how Kimmer can actually thought she could get away with this. What an idiot!! She didn’t know she was up against the Super Sleuths at LCF !!!

Anyone that stays with Kimkins and continues to support this professional
conartist should go down with her..

October 7, 2007 at 11:03 pm



Can someone tell me where the original “Kimmer” photo is? The one that turned out to be Jaclyn Smith? I was just wanting to see it on the original Jaclyn Smith site.

October 9, 2007 at 5:48 pm



PSSSSTTT…Ducky….Kimkins is now rated “F” on BBB site : )

October 9, 2007 at 5:53 pm



9 unanswered complaints….hmmmmm. Is somebody sticking their head in the sand?

October 9, 2007 at 6:45 pm


so far of the 30+ fake Before and after folk discovered both the before and after are from bride and groom sites. Honeybee2 has them all posted on LCFs in the blogs.

even has the still to be searched sitres and folk posted along with already searched sites.

if you got some free time and don’t mind being crosseyed come help find the rest.

October 9, 2007 at 7:05 pm


What happened to your ethics Ducky? The girls at are doing all the work exposing Kimmer and you just copy all the information to your blog and don’t even give the girls credit and a courtesy link to their work in the Fascination thread?

If you read the various posts, a thank you to those at Low Carb Friends is included. Without their hard work, the faked photos would not have been found.

October 10, 2007 at 2:01 am


How do you know that Ducky isn’t one of us girls at LCF, and is responsible for finding Russian Brides? Inquiring minds want to know 😉

October 10, 2007 at 12:53 pm

Willa Smith

Ducky, If you don’t do another thing to “expose” Kimkins, IMHO, you’ve covered the water front.

October 10, 2007 at 6:03 pm


Jody….they thank them all the time. Reread the blogs

October 10, 2007 at 6:39 pm

concerned about kimkins

Ducky are you ok? Blink once for yes and twice for no. We are worried that the kimpire got you. Just a small post to let us know you are still here.



Ducky’s great. Taking time to let it all sink it for all those fleeing. Ducky ain’t done!

October 11, 2007 at 2:22 am


oh thank goodness … somebody heard that Heidi ate you! But she couldn’t tell anybody ’cause duck soup ain’t on the diet. 🙂

October 11, 2007 at 3:31 am



they havent posted in well over 5 days. I think the Kimkins placed a gag order on em

October 11, 2007 at 1:17 pm


Yeah, I’m not done either. After seeing the red dress photo, though, it is hard to top! If anyone still believes Heidi at this point, not much we can do outside of a lobotomy, and I don’t believe wordpress or blogger have that feature, yet.

October 11, 2007 at 1:59 pm


have you updated the fake stories and listed all the new ones found. She got all the fellos off the same groom site and several of the new found females too.

that lounge chair pic will show up as #3 or 4 pic of one of the brides just watch.

October 11, 2007 at 11:18 pm



October 12, 2007 at 5:31 pm


She is still using this photo on her myspace page

October 12, 2007 at 10:48 pm


Truth- Since the Doc can practice acupuncture through the World Wide Web maybe the lobotomy is not a far stretch on his abilities and apparently his license qualifications. Since he states it can be used for a multitude of skills and titles that I was not aware of as well. (Wink, Wink)

Ducky- Come out and play!

October 13, 2007 at 12:50 am


It’s getting around…

October 13, 2007 at 5:46 pm


the red dress pics are not showing now.

October 13, 2007 at 5:47 pm


oops never mind, was a computer glitch.

October 16, 2007 at 1:35 am

Willa Smith

Truth said: “Yeah, I’m not done either. After seeing the red dress photo, though, it is hard to top! If anyone still believes Heidiic at this point, not much we can do outside of a lobotomy, and I don’t believe wordpress or blogger have that feature, yet.”

Which has a real ring of truth to it. Folks, this pause in Ducky’s and Truth’s blogs should tell lots of scam-o-nites something. What there isn’t there to report, they don’t report.

The cards are on the table. The red dress picture is the final piece. Check and checkmate. If the KKinites don’t get it now, they never will. I’m sure when there’s more reporting to be done, Ducky and Truth will be right out there telling it like it is.

October 16, 2007 at 9:59 am


Is there nothing more?

October 17, 2007 at 2:08 am


Pretty quiet around here lately …

I have a feeling I’m not the only one waiting for another surprise to hit the fan. Other than the recent Dr Mark blip, there has been precious little to marvel at.

I still think at some point she will play the sympathy card. Predictions on her next stunt, anyone? : )

October 17, 2007 at 1:55 pm


I bet you more than anything, Ducky’s got a gag order to cease all of his postings. He usually post 1 a day or even 2 or 3. Now its about 1 a month.

October 19, 2007 at 3:31 am


‘The Kimmer 3 Special’ will air on KTLA at 10 pm PST tonight and a couple hours later can be seen on the web

October 19, 2007 at 2:12 pm

Healthy LCer

Here is Jeanessa’s lawsuit link. It is a thing of beauty, believe me.

You have to Type in Guest..then when the next page comes up type in
Heidi Diaz for the name.

It’s 215 pages long..Many of the last pages are those Russian brides our
LCF detectives found plus their fake KK success stories.

Kimmer is supposed to appear in court November 1st..

October 19, 2007 at 5:33 pm


October 20, 2007 at 7:39 pm


I posted as “Suzy” saying I quit Kimkins when I realized how close I came to death. Immediately thereafter, I saw that the number of my posts were increased from 69 to 98 and I’m not sure what’s going on.. I also updated my profile pic to include a ducky avatar, LOL

Good riddance, Kimkins!

October 21, 2007 at 9:51 pm


hey ducky come out and update the blog please so we know The Kimmer as KTLA calls her didn’t shoot y’all down

October 28, 2007 at 11:20 pm


talk about petering out…

November 9, 2007 at 11:27 pm


is no one even checking for comments? Hello…..

November 10, 2007 at 7:00 pm


Ducky come back! We need you!

November 14, 2007 at 5:56 pm


Hey ducky a new Kimmer page is needed now that she is once more posting on the Kpound and has admitted she is 293 even spewing more lies. you can check the facination topic 9 and see how she stretched her current pic to look smaller

November 19, 2007 at 2:13 am


Anyone else notice ducky froze up only a few days after SL had those calls and reported it? I wonder if that has something to do with it, since even the links are out-dated.

November 26, 2007 at 4:44 am

concerned about kimkins

Ducky please come back so this yust yucky d-bag will shut the hell up. They are just posting pure bullshit and pretty much ruining any credibility we once had. Come back so they will go away!!!

November 27, 2007 at 7:04 pm


Why has everything stopped?

November 28, 2007 at 12:29 am


Just letting you know how much you are missed.

Also, we ain’t done yet…….

November 28, 2007 at 12:32 am


Just letting you know how much you are missed.

Also, we ain’t done yet…….

November 28, 2007 at 9:21 pm


2big4mysize’s Weblog
new kimmer red dressed pic for you
ironic it was taken the same day the new smaller pic was posted on kimkins.con by KIMMER

December 11, 2007 at 1:27 am


Check out this great recipe, Ducky!

Rum Balls

Just a little sustenance to keep you going!

December 17, 2007 at 7:56 pm


I’m back. Where is the Duck? Email me.

December 28, 2007 at 2:47 am


Email who? oh yeah thePartisanOpinion formerly known as The Spy Who Couldn’t Shut The Hell Up.

Congratulations by the way, you made it onto our Year’s Biggest Kimkins-Related Crap list — you’re tied for the winner of the Year’s Biggest Kimkins-Related Disappointment award.

Good luck with the Untouchables’ groupie gig. Hope it pays better than honest objectivism.

the guys at Yucky’s Bar & Grill

December 29, 2007 at 4:20 am


Hey Ducky You need to come join the fun.

December 29, 2007 at 7:47 pm


Hey Ducky,

Even in your absence you are STILL stirring things up!

Check this out:

Just Ducky

If you ever get homesick for the old place, we’re still here posting notes to you, just to keep the cobwebs away.

We aren’t done yet, Ducky! It would be great to have you back in the fight with us.

December 29, 2007 at 11:13 pm


Ducky we need you!!!!!

December 30, 2007 at 7:01 pm


This is one of the key players in the fight against Kimkins and I think you should read her blog…don’t foget to search the webring too and see the other great info about this SCAM!

December 31, 2007 at 6:28 pm


The “Time Worstall Tabloid Edition” says:

November 12, 2007
Kimkins, or the Kimkins diet has been shown up to be just another scam on the unsuspecting.

Heidi “Kimmer” Diaz, the founder of the Kimkin’s diet – a low carb, low calorie diet – is schedule to appear in a Southern California court on Monday, November 12th, 2007. 11 former users of her Kimkins diet program filed a complaint against her one week ago, claiming fraud, false advertising, and unjust enrichment.
The Kimkin’s scandal began when Woman’s World, a popular women’s magazine featured an article on the Kimkin’s diet.

Ms Diaz, who was claiming to have lost 198 pounds in 11 months using her diet plan, refused to meet with the magazine in person, instead corresponding through email. She went so far as to send the magazine before and after pictures that looked nothing alike, which makes sense when people found out that the before pictures were Ms. Diaz, however the after pictures were taken from a Russian ‘mail-order’ bride web site.

The kimkins diet advised eating just 500 calories a day. That less than concentration camp victims were getting:

Kimkins diet followers reported hair loss, menstrual cessation, irregualr heartbeat, fainting spells, and liver damage from the starvation diet scam.

No damn wonder! Let’s hope she’s jailed where she can get a decent diet!

December 31, 2007 at 7:38 pm


We miss the Duck!

January 1, 2008 at 10:08 am


Happy 2008 All…Don’t become a stastic of the Kimkins Diet Scam in 2008. I have faith in people and I know that there are a lot of people out there that will do the research and find the horrors of the Kimkins diet, the bannings of “lifetime” members for no reason other than to take their money from them, the no feedback from Kimmer herself on the site as promised and the dangers of the starvation diet that Kimmer (Heidi K. Diaz), who never even lost the weight herself, promotes. Ban Kimkins in 2008 and find a free and safe diet site to support your weight loss efforts in 2008. The year you will succeed WITHOUT Kimkins starvation diet!

January 2, 2008 at 3:08 pm


New Year’s Resolutions….
When the New Year comes upon us, those of us with excess weight, start to think of a way to try to get off our excess weight, one more time. If you are computer savvy, you start searching for a fast and easy weight loss plan. Recently, the Kimkins.comdiet has come into the lime light as being a fast and easy diet. Don’t be fooled. Do your research! Kimkins.con is nothing more than a low fat, low carb, low calorie, unhealthy starvation diet that is causing Eating Disorders (EDs) in many. This diet was started by a lady who calls herself “Kimmer” and never even lost the weight herself on her own diet. Kimmer even charges $59.95 for her unhealthy starvation diet and offers a “lifetime” membership that gets you banned from her website with no recourse if you question her about her diet or after pictures. There are a lot of good Low Carb diets on the market that are a healthy way of eating that you can get for free on different websites along with the community support you need. Try them first and see how much better you feel losing your weight in 2008!!

January 8, 2008 at 8:45 am

Introducing “Kimmer” « Say “NO” to Kimkins

[…] Here she is, courtesy of Kimkins Exposed! […]

January 16, 2008 at 6:49 pm



You’re famous?

Anti Kimkins Blogs of Note: Kimkins Exposed

“The author of Kimkins Exposed is legendary in the realm of low carb forums.”


c’mon back and take a bow!

January 20, 2008 at 11:57 pm


Did you get a chance to see Kimkins on Good Morning America this morning?

ABC News: Online Diet Comes Under Scrutiny

Here is the complete transcript from the show.

Say NO to Kimkins!

March 19, 2008 at 8:24 pm


Be sure to check out Woman’s World Magazine’s Apology!

March 19, 2008 at 10:25 pm


Ducky, are you back to help us bring down Kimkins?


Still mulling it over.

And for the record, yes the comments at Mimi’s blog today was real for anyone wondering.

March 20, 2008 at 12:55 am


Well, get on back already! what are you waiting for? Festivus?

March 20, 2008 at 2:40 am


Please Ducky, do come back.

I appreciated that you never made delusional claims about people- if you made an accusation, there was never any doubt it was based on facts.

Things have devolved greatly. Mob mentality rules amongst the “ducks”.

March 20, 2008 at 4:27 am


Ducky sez: “Still mulling it over. ”

We’ll be here to do our part if you do. It’s not over, yet. But it could be with Ducky back in action!

March 20, 2008 at 4:47 am


How do we really know for sure that Ducky replied to the above anonymous post? It all shows up under anonymous. Did anyone see the original anonymous post without the italicized response?

March 20, 2008 at 12:50 pm



March 20, 2008 at 5:14 pm


Have you read the Letter from John?

For what it’s worth, I do hope you will rejoin the fight.

March 21, 2008 at 9:25 pm


I posted the original anonymous post without the italicized comment.

March 21, 2008 at 10:50 pm


Anonymous March 20, 2008 at 4:47 am asks: “How do we really know for sure that Ducky replied to the above anonymous post? It all shows up under anonymous. Did anyone see the original anonymous post without the italicized response?”


Considering that Ducky has always had comment moderation on here, the answer to your question should be painfully obvious.

March 22, 2008 at 3:53 pm




Considering that I’ve never posted on Ducky’s blog before, it WASN’T painfully obvious to me that comment moderation was on here. You don’t find that out until AFTER you have submitted your post.

It’s YOUR kind of attitude that leaves some of us with a really bad opinion of some of YOU.

Not knowing that comments were moderated, my question was a valid one.

Shame on you.

March 22, 2008 at 11:15 pm


There are so many anonymice, who can tell anything.

March 23, 2008 at 3:18 am


Anonymous March 22, 2008 at 3:53 pm whines: “It’s YOUR kind of attitude that leaves some of us with a really bad opinion of some of YOU.”

So what?

March 24, 2008 at 4:27 pm


My fine feathered friend lives. Things have gotten yucky without your precious little downy yellow D.A.

Be kind to your web-footed friends
For a duck may be somebody’s mother,
She lives on the edge of a swamp
Where the weather is always damp.

You may think that this is the end,
Well it is, but to prove we’re all liars,
We’re going to sing it again,
Only this time we’ll sing a little higher.

March 25, 2008 at 5:03 am


Wow Kimmerexia, it’s nice to see that those of you who so frown upon those of us who are “juvenile in mind” are yourselves so mature. Way to go with the p.r. there.

March 25, 2008 at 5:13 am


man oh man I totally forgot about posting that harsh comment to the blogger formerly known as Truth. I’m sorry, Truth, that was really unkind of me to phrase my honest disappoint in such harsh terms.

What I mostly was feeling so upset about was that in blogging about the contents of Heidi’s pm system, you blew an unprecedented access that could have, if kept totally private and reported solely to the authorities and to JohnTiedt, still be bringing in a wealth of information.

Since I’m entirely obsessed with my self of course and since my personality is revelatory and confessional, I’ll say right up front (or wherever this is) that I’ve been guilty at times of indulging my egotistical urge to blab. But never have I had access to Heidi’s pm system.

eh, if I had, I’d probably have done exactly what you did — blab about it, and thereby blown a priceless resource.

When you first started posting the inside info, I chimeed right in with the applause and the ooh’s which were entirely heartfelt. It was only later, in hindsight, that I realized what it all actually meant in relation to the big picture. And I was more than a bit annoyed.

Still, it was rude of me to post that harsh comment to you, and I’m truly sorry for being so hateful.

Of course I don’t expect you to forgive me and hey, that’s ok too.

March 26, 2008 at 5:24 pm


I can’t really talk about the PMs too much, but when I first revealed them, I no longer had access to them live, so I figured no harm in releasing them for the general education of the public. After that, I gained access again for a time.

I can’t imagine messages of this sort being admissible in any way to the court case though. In fact, I’m positive John’s response would have been, “I don’t want to hear about those messages and I don’t want to know how you got them.”

So what do we do with information that is begging to be shared but isn’t useful in a legal sense?

March 27, 2008 at 12:51 pm


theTRUTH sez: “Things have gotten yucky without your precious little downy yellow D.A.”

You can sure say that again!

March 29, 2008 at 4:47 am



Check it out:

April 6, 2008 at 1:30 pm


…they thought he was a goner,
but the duck came back
the very next day
he just couldn’t stay away…

Oh, There’s More

4 10 2007

Kimkins Affiliate Manager “Vanessa”

4 10 2007

Remember Affiliate Manager “Vanessa”?

Here she is, Elena



Kimkins “Genevieve” is Viktoria (original from Kimkins being sought)



Kimkins “Susan” before is Svetlana After is Oksana



Kimkins “Melissa” is Lucy

All Fake Pictures Identified are HERE


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October 4, 2007 at 8:19 pm


Okay, so it’s lame, I know…I knew Susan was a fake even when I signed up because the before picture was in NO way 290 pounds and looked 39402 years older…but I still hoped maybe I was completely wrong and she had tons of plastics done since I’m a college student too and had the same stats nearly.
I was so pathetic to keep hoping, though I kept arguing and telling myself that it was impossible that was teh same person.

October 4, 2007 at 8:23 pm


Ooooooooooh and what makes me more mad is Melissa! I knew her after picture looked funky. I thought she was WAY beautiful in the before picture and didn’t get how her after picture was so much better.
Being the same faith as ‘Melissa’ and some of the same sorts of symptoms (PCOS), I knew it was too good to be true.
I think Heidi would sift through forums and see what people were talking about and create stories to cater to their needs to suck in more people!!!

Besides all that, you can always tell when it’s fake because the beginning of the story is some lame-o introduction that sells the product, just like the lame-o ebook!

October 5, 2007 at 6:19 am


I’m just cracking up here… “Lucy” is still on the site but it appears as if she’s taken the others down (as far as I could tell). What was making me laugh is that all the people who claimed to lose quite a bit of weight are now replaced with the 20-40 pound losers.

October 5, 2007 at 7:53 pm


Here’s Genevieve:,com_cxportfolio/task,showdetails/id,11/Itemid,/

Age: 32
Height: 5′ 2″
Starting Weight: 148
Final Weight: 112
Total Loss: 36
How Long: 3 months

36 Pounds Lost & New Life After Divorce!

Hello all! I’m Genevieve.

If you notice my “before” photograph you’ll see a pudgy and depressed woman. That was me. I was comtemplating why my life felt so out of control. I was making bad food choices and using every excuse under the sun to overeat.

I had recently separated from my husband of 9 years. We live in a community property state and the cutoff date to avoid long term alimony payments is 10 years. His reason? He needed a change. He also earned a six figure salary as a sales manager that he wanted to protect. It’s amazing to think that the person you think you know the best turns out to be a total stranger.

During our divorce I found out about secret affairs he had with many women. He had been paying one woman’s rent and car payment! My life felt like it was cycling out of control. Nothing made sense and I was afraid to make any decisions. My sister finally asked me to meet her for lunch (yummm, more food) and sat me down. We had a sister heart to heart and I told her everything. She suggested I do something to take my power back.

Good idea. I began seeing a divorce therapist to help me deal with my growing sense of loss and devastation. After listening to my complaints about gaining weight, she suggested I get serious about finding a diet plan. I had no idea where to look because I had never had an obesity condition. I knew the diversion would be good for me.

After calling the diet plans I saw advertised on TV and the high prices involved I realized that the diets worked by not leaving you enough money for food. I went to Barnes & Noble to look at diet books. As I browsed I saw a diet brochure in a woman’s purse. I hadn’t heard of it and asked what she thought. She raved! Turns out she was a sales affiliate and answered all of my questions. She also showed me her before and after photos. Big difference!

Once I joined I kept in touch with the affiliate (thanks Nikki!) The diet was easy enough to follow, but sometimes I did have questions about whether a food was “legal”. My high school students noticed my weight loss after the first week and gave me extra encouragement!

Now that I’m at goal weight I’ve got a new outlook on life. Being overweight doesn’t stop your life, but it sure slows it down. Thankfully I’ve got the tools I need to maintain my weight and I’m spreading the word to others!

More Faked Success Stories at Kimkins

4 10 2007

To save time posting, this post will be continuously updated as additional photos are found to match the Kimkins success stories.

The first big batch of faked success stories are in this post.

The photo used as ‘Kimmer’ (Kim Drake aka Heidi Diaz) for the Woman’s World article is found in this post.

Kimkins “Lucy” is Elena

Kimkins “Lydia” is Tatiana

Kimkins “Nikki” is Lyudmila

Kimkins “Catherine” is Irina

Hat tip again to all at Low Carb Friends who keep searching out the source of the success story photos at Kimkins!



Kimkins “Roz” is Zoechka



Kimkins “Brad” is Ser Petr



Kimkins “Ray” is Joseph


KTLA Exclusive: Kimkins Internet Diet Scam Watch Part 1 | Watch Part 2


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October 4, 2007 at 2:37 pm

More fake success stories on « All about Kimkins & more

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October 4, 2007 at 2:45 pm


Wow. I can’t believe how many there are, and from how few sites! I’m sure the red dress lady is out there somewhere. Maybe we could get more people involved in the search. Are there any message boards out there for men looking for russian brides? If so, we could post there, asking if any of them know where that photo is from. (Maybe somebody even married her… 😉

Does anyone know when the photo was posted? Having a timeframe might help the search…

October 4, 2007 at 2:47 pm


great job everybody. Any PR releases from KIMKINS site explaining this?

October 4, 2007 at 3:16 pm


I’d like to stay anonymous, but just posted:

October 4, 2007 at 3:58 pm


Hats off to the people finding all of this!!! It was just a matter of time until somebody found the right site that had these pics.

Is all quiet over at Kimkins today? Are they going to hope nobody over there sees any of this and just not comment?

October 4, 2007 at 4:19 pm


I scoured (another Russian site) last night, and came across these 2 pics that looked vaguely familiar.

Does anyone recognize these ladies as “after” pics on Kimkins?

I may be way off base, but thought I’d post the links anyway.

Here they are:

October 4, 2007 at 4:25 pm

Wendy L

Has anyone sent this link or photos to KTLA?

I’m sure they’d be VERY interested to see this for their next segment….

What a total fraud. OMG.

October 4, 2007 at 7:16 pm


I knew Roz was way too hot to be from this side of the world! 🙂

I wish I could search those sites at work! Stupid filters. I’m ready to find the red dress woman! It’s like all of this is building up to the mother-of-all-photos. It’s almost like Heidi is sitting by watching and laughing at how deeply ‘hidden’ the mother-picture is as we unravel all this.

Though I doubt she’s laughing.

She’s probably packing. 🙂

October 9, 2007 at 5:37 pm

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Kimkins Faked Success Stories

4 10 2007

Kimkins “Christy” is Olga

Kimkins “Dina” is Liudmila

Kimkins “Annette” is Svetlana

Kimkins “Victoria” is Olga and Olga

Kimkins “Jilllian” is Larisa

Kimkins “Joann” is Elena

Kimkins “Bambi” is Svetlana

Kimkins “Cami” is Lyudmila and Elena

Kimkins “Anne” is Svetlana

Kimkins “Lori” is Galina

Hat tip to all at Low Carb Friends who spent hours searching various websites for the source of the pictures used as success stories on Kimkins!

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October 4, 2007 at 1:24 pm

Lisa J/wettybauer99

Like I said before…a new challenge for the KK site

“100 lbs until I am Russian”


October 4, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Willa Smith

For Pete’s sake SingingLass and TT…if you don’t get it now, you never will. If the Hideygate video tapes and pictures didn’t do it SURELY this will.

October 4, 2007 at 1:32 pm


Kimmer lied? OMG! Kimmer used fake pics? No, come on, why would she lie. Her diet works, just ask anyone…..the diet works, who cares? (typed with lots of sarcasm just in case you didnt know, lol)

October 4, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Tam (Kimkins refugee)

Ducky, thanks for putting this these fake pics together so it’s easy to follow. I have a feeling you’ll be updating this all day. Those LCF “detectives” are GOOD! Wooooooo!

Hope the proper authorities and investigative reporters have been notified! Double Woooooooo!

October 4, 2007 at 1:33 pm


please give a hat tip to the ladies at LCF, if this is where you got your info. They did a lot of searching.

October 4, 2007 at 1:46 pm

On the Sidelines

Kimmer/Hidey is so busted. Current please look at who you are following a fake, a phoney, a criminal. She is not this miracle saint she is a criminal.

October 4, 2007 at 1:48 pm


LOL Lisa J…

Доктор, помогает мне.

Kimkins сделало меня тонко но русского, также.

October 4, 2007 at 1:57 pm

On the Sidelines

I had a typo in my last post. It should say “Current supporters of Kimmer and KimKins”

October 4, 2007 at 2:05 pm


And I would like to know how she is going to explain this one? Before she said she has no control over whether or not members send in fake pics. But I seriously doubt they all sent in fake pics from a russian dating site! I mean, give me a break!

If the people over “there” stay, they are crazy!!!

October 4, 2007 at 2:14 pm


The more that is uncovered the STUPID-er I feel. I could KICK myself for being so trusting. Yeah, yeah, I know I wasn’t the only one, but still it really makes me feel sooooo stupid.

I think they are going to find the woman in the red dress buried somewhere in that website!! Excellent work!!

October 4, 2007 at 2:17 pm

Amy (curlygirl)

As one of the “real” success stories, it’s clear we were the minority. It makes me so mad that the handful of us that were real were (and probably still are) up there with a bunch of russian mail order brides! I feel so used! Seriously, if you have not left Kimkins yet, do it now! This is coming from someone who did lose weight and had no side effects and even I am saying – KIMMER IS A FRAUD! You don’t need her to lose weight! There are tons of other forums that will provide support and these other forums are filled with REAL people and REAL success stories, not fake successes pulled off of russian bride sites.

October 4, 2007 at 2:22 pm


Holy crap. Hopefully KTLA and the BBB catch on to this part of the fraud.

October 4, 2007 at 2:24 pm


Stupid because I used to sit and look at these over and over and read them for inspiration.

October 4, 2007 at 2:34 pm


I wonder how long those stories will stay on the site!! ROFL!!!

October 4, 2007 at 2:36 pm


I know what you mean, regandy! I am embarrassed at myself for believing all that crap! I’m usually not so gullible!

October 4, 2007 at 2:46 pm


regandy -we ALL feel that same way. Amy this does not in ANY way diminish your accomplishment.

October 4, 2007 at 2:55 pm


Hugs for those who have been hurt by this SCAMMER. You did nothing wrong and you are far from stupid, what you are guilty of is being honest and trusting people who believes in others. You could never treat others this way and had absolutely no way of knowing what Heidi Diaz was capable of. My family was infected by someone with this type of personality disorder and it stung us very deeply. It takes time to heal, please surround yourself with those you know who are true and honest and be kind to yourselves I will tell you that your sh*t detector will be on high alert from now on and you will be able to spot garbage a mile away. Heidi/Kimmer is truly is a very sick human being.

October 4, 2007 at 3:19 pm

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October 4, 2007 at 3:27 pm

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October 4, 2007 at 3:29 pm


Amy (curlygirl) – THANK YOU for coming out and saying this! I am so glad you are speaking up like this, since you have always been such a role model and inspiration to others. I hope people listen to you!

Kimmer’s misuse and exploitation of others is a crime, in every sense of the word.
PLEASE, people, do not have ANY part of her criminal enterprise!

Folks, you can lose weight with friends for support, WITHOUT aiding and abetting a criminal.

Amy is a REAL success, and has her own free forum,

Also, lots of Kimkins folks are at

Others have joined and among others.

Just leave! Find a better online home. You’ll have to soon anyway — the site is going down before too long.

October 4, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Eat, People, EAT!

I remember Heidi’s defense about people sending her those photos, and she also said that SHE tried to Photoshop them to adjust the lighting since most people don’t know how to take good photos of themselves. (insert rolling eyes) What are the odds that EVERY one of those alleged members lifted their pics from the same Russian site??? ROFLMAO.

It was also interesting when ALL of those new photos showed up at the same time after the remodel. She got rid of the old ones that people had questioned, and just put up a batch of new fake ones.

It’s so insulting how she just laughs in the face of morality. Some of those pictures clearly looked dated and just embarassingly awkward, we hashed over these at ALC but there was no way of figuring out where they came from. This is a MAJOR coup! Much props to all of the cyber detectives for finding these!

Wonder what she’ll put up now?

October 4, 2007 at 4:55 pm


I am the person who found the fake “Annette” photo that got this ball rolling,
and even I am shocked that almost every single success story is a fake! I thought there would be a few, sure, but this many? Unbelievable!

I just had a hunch yesterday afternoon, and got lucky right away. The photos would have to be available *somewhere* and there was something vaguely Russian/Eastern European about many of the them. Pay dirt!! I knew once I posted it everyone would dig until every last one was turned up and they did so in record time! Awesome work guys!

Caro (aka vanillasky, autumn, cilantro) <–needs to pick a name and stick with it! 🙂

October 4, 2007 at 4:57 pm


PS — Dasvidanya, “Kimmer”!

October 4, 2007 at 5:30 pm


You are a true hero, Caro!!!

You ought to get a medal for this one!

October 4, 2007 at 6:14 pm

Just one more dupe

I can’t believe you all would be so suspicious of someone wanting to look their best to I mean find their future mate…Kimmer to the rescue!

October 4, 2007 at 6:17 pm


the woman in the red dress was actually on the success stories the other week as Nikki?? she lost 60 pounds in 3 months. She was an Italian who loved to cook but changed her was the same woman who had the dark hair and the brown shirt and was leaning in for a picture. Which I think, is the same as the red dress lady…

October 4, 2007 at 7:12 pm


Caro, you are amazing.
I had the Russian/Eastern Euro hunch too!
But then I thought, what are the odds?
Next time, I’ll dive!

October 4, 2007 at 9:32 pm


who’s gonna write to all the Russian women and tell them that a scammer has stolen their pics and uses them to make money?????????

October 5, 2007 at 6:37 am


Annette is also here:
As Svetlana, of course.

October 5, 2007 at 6:47 am


Raquel’s midpoint picture also looks a lot like Zeinap…

October 9, 2007 at 5:36 pm

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Kimkins Success Story Faked

4 10 2007

Success Story “Annette” is a fake!

The ‘after’ picture above is a Russian “model” named Svetlana; her portfolio is available through Elena Model’s, a site which appears to be a service for men to meet Russian women. Note the identical picture as above is on the left sidebar of photos to view.


If you have not yet watched the KTLA broadcast, you can watch the video here. Tonight KTLA will broadcast part 2 at 10:00 PM PDT.


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October 4, 2007 at 1:19 am


Bet you almost anything the infamous “red dress photo” came from this or a similar site. Because who would reasonably expect an American *woman* to ever cruise these sites and recognize a ripped “success story” photo? Heidi probably thought she was quite safe in lifting those photos.

October 4, 2007 at 1:20 am


OMG!! That is (almost) unbelievable!! I’m ‘pretty sure’ that would be considered fraud! Good God, what hasn’t Heidikin thought of???

October 4, 2007 at 1:26 am


I bet you that woman in the RED dress is here also … somewhere! Her facial features and makeup have a european look… possibly Russian, you think?

Worth looking into… I would REALLY like to know who that woman is!!

October 4, 2007 at 1:27 am


I have been waiting for the source of these “success” photos to come to light. There seems to be no end to this story. “Kimmer/Heidi” better get her legal “ducks” in a row.

October 4, 2007 at 1:39 am


She also stole the kimkins logo from that site.

Take a look


October 4, 2007 at 1:46 am


And Svetlana is listed at 110 pounds! I bet she wouldn’t be to happy to see her “after” story listed at 142!!! 🙂

October 4, 2007 at 1:50 am


I never joined Kimkins, so I’m not familiar with the members there. However, I’m convinced many of the success stories are fabricated. Their before/after face shots don’t look similar enough. Or they look too young and firm to have lost a huge amount of weight that fast. Some of the stories sound gimmicky, like they were written by PR instead of average people.

Has anyone compiled a list of which of those success stories are traceable to specific members, and which are mysterious?

October 4, 2007 at 1:58 am


The look, quality, and background of this shot resemble the red dress shot very much in my mind — low-budget studio shot.

October 4, 2007 at 2:02 am


OMG. You can’t make this stuff up. Hahahaha.

October 4, 2007 at 2:39 am


Who found the pic?

October 4, 2007 at 2:42 am


Maybe this Russian bombshell was only able to achieve her dream of becoming a model after hot enough to date an American man until she did Kimkins and used Kimmer’s Retin A program.

I don’t think any of us realized that Kimmer is such an international globe trotting philanthropic success. It must be hell when one is such a private person. Serving orphans, obese Russians, helping the blind . . . No wonder she hides behind her good fat friend Heidi Diaz.

October 4, 2007 at 2:42 am


I KNEW this was a fake…I tried to post the pictures on LCF before to ask if anyone else thought they were fake, but I didn’t know how and then I messed it up and then I gave up…But I was right.

October 4, 2007 at 3:05 am


Tooter is correct . . . she did steal the logo from that same website. How much do you want to bet the red dress photo came from there too!?!? The poses of some of the girls and quality of the pictures are identical to the red dress photo.

October 4, 2007 at 3:07 am


What about Annette? Is she known to others beside Heidi?

Have any of the “before’s” spoken up or do they not know that they’re being featured on that site?

October 4, 2007 at 4:05 am

Tam (Kimkins refugee)

The “Dina” after pic at Kimkins has been proven to be a fake also. A poster named stardust at LCF found that pic at one of the Russian bride sites too. See page 47 of the Fascination Thread #5 at LFC.,com_cxportfolio/task,showdetails/id,4/Itemid,/

October 4, 2007 at 5:27 am


Good catch, Tooter!

October 4, 2007 at 5:48 am


lowcarb4me found 2 more

so does that leave any real ones?

October 4, 2007 at 5:59 am


Interesting stuff. However, if I recall correctly, Slamboard posted that Catherine McDonald did the website programming, marketing, and technical stuff and assembled content so it may be wise to hear from her before accusing anybody of “stealing” logos. Maybe she could also say whether Kimmer was solely responsible for success stories at the beginning of the partnership.

Also, way back on this blog at the time of the “Selling an Image” post, there was a group of success story photos and commentary as to why they might be fake, but those later disappeared from the blog. Why were they removed, Ducky?


Perhaps you’re mistaking our blog for another? We did not tackle the issue of faked success stories previously, nor remove a post about such.

October 4, 2007 at 11:06 am

Princess Dieter

Well, as of this minute, the LCF ladies have found a bunch of false success story pics from the Russian bride/model sites. I believe it’s 10 totally confirmed fakes (with links to the Kimkins success story and to the Russian dating/model sites).


Oh, yeah. That red dress pic will be showing up. It’s a matter of time.

The Princess….really needs to go sleep…

October 4, 2007 at 6:01 pm

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October 4, 2007 at 6:57 pm


I TOTALLY guessed Russian!!!!

I figured a good percentage would be Russian!

Look Familiar?

4 10 2007

That’s right, this is the photo used by Women’s World Magazine, and said to be a picture of Kim Drake (aka Kimmer, Heidi Diaz).



The picture is from the site Hot Russian Brides, click here.

Her profile is user #169503 her name is Tatjana53 Hotrussianbrides Profile Page


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October 4, 2007 at 3:05 am


has this been sent to WW??

October 4, 2007 at 3:06 am


I’m just chuckling to myself. Someone has been really busy. OK, now find red dress lady!

October 4, 2007 at 3:38 am


Have you seen the whole profile for this lady on the Russian Website?
Here is the link:

Okay, NOW do people finally believe she has committed a fraud??? She sent in a pic of some Russian woman to a NATIONAL MAGAZINE!!

October 4, 2007 at 4:01 am


This is almost too much!!! How depraved is this woman (Heidikin)??

Good job to the person(s) finding the truth about these photos!

October 4, 2007 at 4:21 am


Sheesh! This just keeps getting creepier and creepier. I still think her “after” pic that turned out to be Jacklyn Smith tops them all LOL

October 4, 2007 at 5:47 am

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October 4, 2007 at 6:18 am


We can all send it to WW. I’m sure they will be delighted to hear from all of us!

You can email it to them at or

Or send them a link to this blog on their customer service page:

Or snail mail to:

Woman’s World
Editorial Department
270 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Good job finding this one!

It’s just a matter of time until the identity of the Lady in Red is determined!

Keep digging!

October 4, 2007 at 10:09 am


I want to know too – has it been sent to WW? Who found the site?

October 4, 2007 at 10:12 am


I want to know if WW has been informed? My goodness – Kimmer is a Russian bride!!

October 4, 2007 at 10:15 am


Whoever found that pic is damn good!

Heidi…foiled again.

Thank you 🙂

October 4, 2007 at 10:21 am


What if Tatjana is using Heidi’s pic for her profile LMAO.

I’m sure that will be said.

October 4, 2007 at 11:14 am


Also, here is another FAKE before and after from Kimkins.

Here is the link to the Elena’s Models site:

Here is the link to Kimmer’s before and after pics and story:,com_cxportfolio/task,showdetails/id,4/Itemid,/

Here is her “Story”

Age: 27
Height: 5′ 6″
Starting Weight: 219
Final Weight: 122
Total Loss: 97
How Long: 6 months
97 Pounds Gone to a Size 3!
Hello, my name is Dina. All I can say is I’m glad I found Kimkins. Before I was so overweight and so unhappy. Every day seemed like a struggle. Even caring for my children was a chore because my knees and back hurt.

I work for a small accounting company and we moved to new offices. Of course we got new furniture, including desks and chairs. Can you imagine how I felt when I sat on the chair and it broke! The handle you can adjust up or down wouldn’t even work! The buyer apologized and said, “Oh, I’m sorry. They are guaranteed to hold up to 200 pounds. It must be defective.” Little did he know I weighed almost 230 pounds!

I know my husband found me unattractive. He didn’t really say anything bad but never anything good either. Finally I was tired of being fat. Tired of being tired. I found a blog that talked about a “Kimkins” diet and everybody was losing weight very fast. I never heard of Kimkins but the blog said it was an easy diet to follow. I had a new baby and needed something easy.

We don’t have a computer at home so I used the one at work during lunch. I looked at the diet rules and the food list. Then I read some [personal] journals and there were girls just like me. The same problems and sad about being overweight.

I decided I wanted to be a “Big Loser” too and started the diet the next day. It wasn’t hard, but I did have one cheat day on our anniversary. I didn’t lose that week which showed me I had to be serious if I wanted to lose fast.

Now I can hardly believe I lost almost 100 pounds! I wear a size 3! My husband can’t believe it either. Now he says many nice things! I feel so proud of myself these days.

All I can say is if you want a good diet then pick Kimkins. Two of the girls at work are trying it and one already reached goal but she didn’t have as much to lose. I’m proud of them and I’m proud of me!

October 4, 2007 at 11:25 am


Nice work.

October 4, 2007 at 12:12 pm


Ducky please see this link at LCF!!! They have found lots of Kimmers “Success” stories on the Russian Bride site.

October 4, 2007 at 12:14 pm

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October 4, 2007 at 12:35 pm

Kasey aka Harlow aka SinKitty

Now this is the icing on the cake. I always wondered who that lady was.

October 4, 2007 at 12:43 pm


How does a Russian mail order bride end up with a national security clearance and still have time to found a diet website? I’m quacking up.

October 4, 2007 at 1:15 pm


I totally missed the Jacklyn Smith thing! Which picture is this??? LOL!

October 4, 2007 at 1:34 pm


I’d think WW has to do some sort of retraction at this point.

October 4, 2007 at 2:29 pm


You would think she wouldn’t be such a dumb @ss and at least stick to one after picture of herself. Its almost like she wanted to be caught. We all know those after pics were of different people. How stupid can you get!?

October 4, 2007 at 4:47 pm


“October 4th, 2007 at 12:43 pm
How does a Russian mail order bride end up with a national security clearance and still have time to found a diet website? I’m quacking up.”

Don’t forget all the while apparently volunteering at the Braille Institute, Moscow annex!

October 4, 2007 at 5:42 pm

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October 4, 2007 at 5:53 pm


Has anyone notified the Russian brides (or the Russian bride web site) that their photos have been used without their permission? Since this is clearly a case of copyright infringement, they should be able to file a DMCA notice with,’s web host and Women’s World.

October 4, 2007 at 7:04 pm


Tracking down Heidi must be in everyone’s water, because last night before bed I decided to google and search every freaking red dress picture I could find for about two or three hours until my eyes started twitching 🙂

October 4, 2007 at 10:00 pm

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October 5, 2007 at 11:56 pm


Does anyone have info on the Jacklyn Smith picture?? Which one was it?