As a future healthcare provider I am DISGUSTED by the article I read on thefrisky.com. Actually, I am more than disgusted. I am infinitely mortified and disturbed by the actions of this morbidly obese woman from New Jersey named Donna Simpson. Read below as reported by Julie Gerstein:
No matter how much you ate over the holiday weekend, we’re betting it was not even close to the amount of food that Donna Simpson devoured. The New Jersey woman is angling to be the fattest woman in the world, and is on a quest to weigh a thousand pounds, so she had a lot of holiday eating to do. Donna’s Christmas dinner? How about two turkeys, two hams, a roast, five pounds of mashed potatoes, and 20 pounds of vegetables? And, of course, there’s always room for dessert! For a sweet after-dinner treat, she had a “salad” of marshmallows, cream cheese, whipped cream and cookies. The whole meal took her two hours to eat (that’s it?!) and was around 30,000 calories—that’s, oh, about 15 times the recommended daily caloric allowance for a single day. Still, Simpson has a long way to go to reach her goal. She’s currently at 650 pounds. [NY Mag]Apparently, after digging a little deeper, this has been a goal of this woman for awhile:
Wouldn’t life be liberating if you never had to worry about what you ate for fear of packing on the pounds or destroying your health? For Donna Simpson of New Jersey, life is that great. You see, Donna already weighs 602 pounds and has held the Guinness World Record for world’s fattest mom since 2007, when she gave birth to her daughter Jacqueline during a high-risk Caesarean procedure. But she wants to gain 400 more pounds so her total weight will be at least 1,000 pounds. Then, Donna might hold the record for world’s fattest woman. Donna, who wears a size XXXXXXXL, can’t go more than 20 feet without sitting down, and needs a mobility scooter to go shopping, consumes 12,000 calories a day to reach her goal. And as you guessed it, vegetables aren’t on the menu, although sushi is her favorite food. Donna makes her money through a website in which male admirers pay to watch while she consumes fast food. Her food bill is $750 a week. Yet Donna insists she’s healthy and her weight gain goals won’t be harmful. “I love eating and people love watching me eat,” she said to the Daily Mail. “It makes people happy, and I’m not harming anyone.” [Annika Harris, thefrisky.com, 3/15/10]Seriously, what the hell is wrong with this woman? She actually wants to weigh ONE THOUSAND pounds?! Give me a break. And who the hell are these people out there supporting her by PAYING to watch her eat?! You ALL need therapy. I can hardly stand to watch an average sized person eat.
Lady, save yourself the joint pain, muscle aches, back pain, chest pain, and MEDICAL BILLS tax payers will ultimately pay for and put a gun to your head. I would bet you're receiving some type of government assistance because we all know you probably don't have a job considering you can hardly walk 20 ft. without becoming SOB. Harsh, I know. People like you are exactly what's wrong with America, sky rocketing health care costs and the obesity epidemic. I cannot even believe this. If your goal is to kill yourself, do it and get it over with so your children do not have to slowly watch you die and/or deal with the ridicule of having you as a mother. What kind of impression are you trying to make on them? She claims to be healthy, but I cannot even imagine what her blood pressure and cholesterol levels are. Add diabetes in to the mix and she's got a recipe for a heart attack or stroke. This lady is lucky she's not my patient. I'd have to fire her. I'm just disgusted...now I have to go to the gym.
-Stay Sassy, xo
P.S. I'm really sorry if I offend anyone after writing this who is overweight, obese, morbidly obese or may know someone who is. I will be the first to admit that I know what it's like to struggle with food and weight. But no one aims to be morbidly obese and risk their life like this nutty woman just to get her name in a f*cking book.
P.S.S. I truly am a compassionate and likable health care provider. I just can't stand the thought of someone doing this to themselves. It's sick. And I am repulsed by whoever her healthcare provider is. This woman needs some medical education on what she's doing to her body.