I am a peace-lover. In fact, I am a coward. My first instinct in times of conflict or trouble is to hunker down in a corner and hope it goes away. I just want to go back to my nice quiet life, spend time with my family, and type pretty thoughts in my harmless little low-carb blog and newsletter. Oh, how I want that!
Nevertheless, there comes a time when duty trumps fear.
After much thought, I have decided that any potential harm to others allowed by my silence outweighs any potential risk brought about by my speaking.
Therefore, before this day is over, I intend to publish 3 things:
~ Quoted replies in her own words to the issues raised by the various former admins, which others who participated in that email exchange at the time can verify or refute
~ A short version of the whys and wherefores of my personal journey in and out, including financial disclosure and an honest admission of the compromises I feel I made
~ To set the record straight, my personal layman's opinion of the physical and mental health risks of the diets, for what it is worth
Did I leave anything out?
I have been told that an apparently supportive and magnanimous statement has been publicly made about me. I do appreciate that. I also know how that works.
But, this isn't about me - or about you, Kimmer. This is about the hopes and fears and health and lives of people who trusted you and paid you based on your promises to deliver.
I fully expect that I may expect to see a flurry of my own words taken out of context and used against me.
After all, desperate times call for desperate measures.
You mistook decency for weakness.
I will take my hits. Bring it on.