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Woman seeks to become World's fattest

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posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 07:27 AM

A New Jersey woman is waging a campaign to become the world's heaviest living woman

Donna Simpson, 42, weighs more than 600 pounds (272 kg) and aims to reach 1,000 pounds (455 kg). The mother of two children, ages 3 and 14, models on a website called, where admirers and the curious can pay to watch videos of her eating greasy foods or walking to the car. She has appeared in television interviews and said she welcomes media coverage. A Guinness World Records spokeswoman said Simpson has submitted a claim for the title of world's heaviest woman to give birth, a claim that is being reviewed. Among the heaviest women ever recorded was one who reportedly weighed 1,800 pounds (816 kg) and another who reportedly weighed 1,200 pounds (545 kg) at the time of their deaths. Simpson said she has received a book offer and wants her own reality show, partly to give plus-size women more confidence. She wears size XXXXXL clothing, which she buys mostly online, and calls herself a member of the "fat acceptance community." "The bigger your butt is, the bigger belly you have, the sexier you are," Simpson said, lounging on the couch of her suburban home 40 miles south of New York. Simpson has found a man who says he appreciates her size, and they plan to marry in Hawaii this year. She said airlines are being accommodating of her needs. Her fiancee, 49-year-old Philippe Gouamba and the father of her 3-year-old daughter, said he not only finds Simpson attractive but is also one of Simpson's biggest supporters in her quest to expand her girth. "You look at her curves and see her full belly and generous hips," Gouamba said. "It's very sexy."

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WOW. I am all for people staying positive and being comfortable with themselves but to me this just seems like a suicide attempt. The saddest part of the story to me is that she has children. Great example to the kids. I hope this doesn't become a new trend, people just giving up and then striving for the worst. What are your thoughts?

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 07:34 AM
Very sad. It seems she has ambition to be somebody and wonders "hmm... what am I any good at? Well there's EATING."

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 07:41 AM
This is just another reason that people should have to get a license to procreate. She is setting a horrible example for her children and is trying to glorify killing herself. America is already the fattest country in the world, we don't need people trying to make a sloven lifestyle seem appealing.

I hope she gets sick and spends 6 months in the hospital and drops 300 pounds. Maybe then she'll realize that, even though she doesn't need to be thin, she can take care of herself and her health for the sake of her children.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 07:52 AM
reply to post by KILL_DOGG

Agreed. People should have to be licensed to have children, and parents who glorify eating themselves to death probably shouldn't be allowed to keep theirs.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 08:03 AM

Originally posted by wigit
Very sad. It seems she has ambition to be somebody and wonders "hmm... what am I any good at? Well there's EATING."

Well she is winning.

There's nearly 3.5 billion women on earth - but once again, an AMERICAN takes the lead and does it with more style than you'd ever expect from lets say, Africa or something.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 08:04 AM
First off, this shouldn't be publicized the way it is.

Secondly, she doesn't have "curves", she has massive rolls.
I am not holding back my opinions on this subject as I feel it is disgusting.
I can't believe she is getting attention from all this.

Anyone who's main objective in life is to break a record of being fat, is just asking to die.

There's nothing good about being morbidly obese.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 08:28 AM
I feel rather conflicted in posting this as I do not want to give her more attention, but thought it was an interesting topic. I'm glad I haven't seen any 'good for her' posts yet.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:16 AM
For crying out loud!

"What do you want to be when you grow up, young lady? A Doctor? A nurse? Or maybe a teacher?"

"Oh, no. None of those! I want to be the fattest woman in the world when I grow up."

Where does that mentality come from?

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:20 AM
reply to post by Raustin


I offer another perspective: Personally, I find it far more pleasing that someone would choose to do this to themselves deliberately, than that someone would whine and complain about how helpless they are and how they can't control their eating.

She's made a choice.

There's nothing wrong with that.

Not that she needs my approval.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:24 AM
Well... It's good to have goals?

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:39 AM
reply to post by Raustin

I agree totally...why feed her yet more attention as well as more food? I'm absolutely on the side of anyone who wants to live their life any damn way they like, but the likelihood of her dying before her kids are even teenagers must be quite high, and I can't get my head round that at all...why have kids and then kill yourself in front of them? Sorry if that seems harsh, but it's probably correct.

And the article also states that she spends up to $750 A WEEK!!! on groceries. I know I'm going to sound like a complete communist here, but there are whole families watching every penny, living off government handouts, waiting on food stamps, dealing with redundancy and homelessness...and she's doing what? Feeding yet another bizarre porn fantasy and her own attention addiction.

Sorry for the rant but this makes me soooo mad.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:10 AM
I actually feel sorry for her, she is clearly not of sound mind, I worry what has lead her to this and though she states she is happy i would disagree and say that she is not,

She needs to get help just the way we would if she was saying she wanted to be the thinnest lady in the world, I hope that her cry for help, the real cry is heard,

And i hope that her "Real" friends will give her good advice and help her through this stage.

[edit on 10-6-2010 by asala]

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:22 AM

Originally posted by asala
I actually feel sorry for her, she is clearly not of sound mind, I worry what has lead her to this and though she states she is happy i would disagree and say that she is not,

She needs to get help just the way we would if she was saying she wanted to be the thinnest lady in the world, I hope that her cry for help, the real cry is heard,

And i hope that her "Real" friends will give her good advice and help her through this stage.

[edit on 10-6-2010 by asala]

Hate to say it, Asala, but I think it's too late.
This woman is already getting positive attention from the website +more.
So, asking (or telling) her this is bad is like asking why is she trying to get fat?
Probably a waste of time.

Let's face it, stupidity runs rampant in society.
This is just one side of it.
She needs help.

We all need help.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:25 AM

Originally posted by KILL_DOGG
This is just another reason that people should have to get a license to procreate.

Too right, more people should have there eggs and sperm turned off.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:30 AM
The media is interested because they want to be there when she has a heartattack.

She has given up and given in. She does need help, I hope her story ends with her dealing with her issues and she becomes healthy again.

I would buy her book then

If she didn't get so much attention, she would have to deal with her issues. I wish her the best.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:32 AM

Where does that mentality come from

When you're obese society puts all sorts of labels on you, none of then good.

There is a subculture out there however that celebrates and even adores obesity.

As someone who was once obese I can identify with the need to belong to something, to be desired by someone, because society had pretty much thrown me away.

It makes me sad that she feels no recourse, that the battle seems so insurmountable that this is her only way to feel happiness.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:48 AM
I've worked in a nursing home and have sometimes had to care for obese patients. The end of life in a nursing home is not pleasant for those who are obese. Being unable to care for yourself, and also being obese is very unpleasant for both the patient and the caregiver.

I imagine she believes that her family will care for her when she gets old. If so, she will need a heavy lift that is capable of moving her. Most lifts can lift about 500 pounds. She will need a special heavy lift to lift her when she is unable to walk.

If she wants to have home health aides to care for her at home, special modifications to the house will have to be made to accommodate extra people in the room, and the big bulky lift. There will have to be enough room for the lift to roll around and for people to move around to operate it.

She will lose all privacy and dignity.

She will always have four or five or more in the room to turn her so she does not get bed sores. It will take at least two people to operate a lift if she wants to go to the bedside commode. Forget going to the bathroom. Unless she specially modifies her home, a lift is not going to fit into the bathroom and also have enough room for the other people to move around to operate the lift.

She will probably need to have a bed bath, as it will be impossible to fit her into a tub and lift her out of a tub, unless drastic special modifications are made to the home.

Bed bathing will not be pleasant, if it is done properly then there will need to be many people in the room to turn her so that someone can wash under all the folds and places. If bathing is not done properly, dead skin and sweat will build up in cracks and crevices, and it smells really bad!

She may think she can bath herself when she gets old, but believe me, it is hard for an obese person to get themselves clean without some help, especially if they are in a weakened state.

She will probably have four or five people in the room just for a bed bath.

Most of the obese patients I cared for were in a lot of pain and did not want to get out of bed anyway. By the time they realized they had to go, a lift had to be located and staff to operate it. By this time, it was too late to get them on the pot, because they had already gone in their diaper.

To change a diaper on an obese person requires enough staff to turn them, sometimes four or five people. Two on one side pulling and two on another side to push, and one to wipe the bottom!

I wish I could write a personal letter to this lady and tell her what she will encounter.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:54 AM
reply to post by jessieg

Man I feel like you should start your own thread. That's pretty horrifying and reason enough IMO to get on a diet/workout regimen.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:54 AM
ok let me clear up a few point in the article one The man she was with left her.
She has a my space page that says shes now single again.
two that site she si on a helps run is not just a watch her eat site but a bbw soft porn site as you can buy videos of this woman and about 50 other woman in the bath or half dressed or dressing and of cores eating .
so there you have THE REST OF THE STORY
And I never meet this woman lol i just researcher her a month back is all

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 11:27 AM
I have also seen obese patients that have edema or lung problems or kidney problems.

Imagine: You are thirsty, your kidneys don't work properly, and fluid is building under your skin, and around your organs. You want to take a drink, but you are on fluid restriction. You eat ice chips and take small drinks of water when they are given to you. You are afraid to sleep at night, because when you fall asleep you start to choke. You are afraid you will die in your sleep, which is most likely correct. Either that, or your heart will give out on you, as it has to pump blood to all your organs and it is surrounded by fluid which makes it hard and also you are so fat it is hard on your heart.

There is fluid under your skin, and your skin is very fragile, like the skin of a tomato. The slightest pressure or pulling can tear your skin. If you bleed, it is hard for it to stop. Sometimes you don't really bleed, just leak a lot of fluid from under the skin.

Sometimes your skin can literally split by itself because of the fluid under it.

So you are constantly thirsty and tired and irritable, then you have four or five people coming into your room every hour to turn your body because you are unable to do it yourself. Then the nursing home doesn't want to get sued if you get a bedsore, so the staff has to come in and turn you at least every two hours. This will disrupt your sleep pattern, because normally you turn your own body in your sleep without waking up or without waking fully.

If you do get a bedsore or skin tear, then it must be dressed properly and dressings changed, which means more people coming into your room, probably four or five at least, to turn you while a nurse changes the dressings.

If you have a catheter (tube inserted into the bladder to empty urine), this is often done to ease a bit of the caregiver load, and not always because you actually need a catheter. The reason obese people are given a catheter is when they are really too much of a bother to take them to the bathroom. I have seen it done before just for the convenience of the staff. Being a CNA, I had nothing to do with this, as the decision to catherize a patient is not a decision I could make. But in my opinion, it was done more for convenience.

Still, imagine being obese and at least three people coming into your room. One person grabs one leg, another person grabs another leg. They hold your legs open while a nurse inserts the catheter.

If you are old, and in a nursing home, the last thing you ever want to be is obese.

Really, no one wants to go to a nursing home at all anyway, it is not very pleasant for anyone. Regardless of your size, you will lose your privacy and dignity because of the care you must receive. Everyone will become very familiar with every aspect of your body anyway, just through normal care procedures. But it is especially worse if you are obese, because instead of one person coming in the room to do things, you will be surrounded on all sides by people.

I guess you will never get lonely though.

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