New Jersey Mom Wants to be Fattest Woman in the World
Donna Simpson is currently 43rd in line for the title of fattest woman in the world, but she is revving for that number one spot, at 1,000 pounds.
As of now, Simpson wears XXXXXXXL dresses, eats excessively, and tries to move as little as possible. (It is VERY hard for me not to think of the actual Simpsons episode in which Homer tries to gain weight on purpose to qualify to work from home.)
Simpson already holds the world record for world’s heaviest mother, when she gave birth to her daughter in 2007 via a high-risk Caesarean delivery. To reach her goal, she will have to consume 12,000 calories a day. For some perspective, women between the ages 19-30 should consume about 2,000 calories a day, with that amount dropping to 1,800 for women ages 31-50.
It costs about $750 a week for Donna to eat at this staggering caloric level. Guess how she earns that income? She runs a website where food and fat fetishists pay to watch her eat junk food.
Donna clearly developed her attitudes toward nutrition during her childhood:
“Food was (our mother’s) way of showing she loved us, she wanted us to eat, and she was very protective of us. She wouldn’t let anyone say anything bad to us about our weight. She would argue with doctors who said it was dangerous.”
A quick set of facts on obesity:
All of this can be rather alarming when you remind yourself that Simpson has a child to take care of. Is her daughter inheriting some warped ideas about food and well-being, along with her mother’s potentially staggering medical bills?
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