Saturday, January 15, 2011

Topsy-Turvy World - 17 - Striving for ones best.

Some people make bizarre resolutions with completely nonsensical goals in mind.

This woman had a vision she could be the worlds fattest mum, and set about fulfilling that vision..

At one point she proposed that ideally she could weigh in at half a tonne, and just recently, she was witnessed to have eaten 30,000 calories in one sitting. [Top that Harley!!],

2 portions of 25lb oven roasted turkeys
2 portions of 15lb maple glazed hams
10lbs of roast potatoes
5lbs of mashed potatoes
5lbs of chopped carrots
5lbs of sweetcorn
5lbs of roasted butternut squash
5 parcels of house-baked bread
4 pints of cranberry relish
4 pints of home-made gravy
5lbs of herbed stuffing
1 tray of mixed green salad including salad dressing.
She's already in the Guinness World Records book as the world's fattest mother, when she gave birth in 2007 weighing more than 240kgs.. (Apparently more than 30 medics were needed to deliver her daughter Jacqueline during a high-risk Caesarean birth), and she reckons she can push it at least another 160kgs..

What a weird goal!? I mean, I can sort of understand people seeking fame, but doing so at a clear risk of ones sacred bodily temple is beyond me. In her own words she states:

I love eating, and people love watching me eat.. It makes people happy, and I'm not harming anyone.. [Yeah Right!]

I'm sort of at a loss for words.. This woman has a beautiful young daughter who most likely, at the rate she is going, will soon be motherless. I just don't get people. What possesses them to fully kid themselves that such directions are at all commendable..

Sure beats me.. Nothing beats this guy though:

And then there was the guy Paul Stone, that has filed a lawsuit against Britain's National Health Service, claiming they owe him big-time because, back when he weighed only 420 lbs., he asked for help, and idiotic doctors had the audacity to advise him to eat sensibly and exercise.  He became so distraught at their insensitivity that he quickly inflated to 980..

Read more in: The Sun

Actually, I have sympathy for this guy, he clearly was crying for help, and instead of being given it, was told to go and help himself, which is all well and good if one can, but getting off of such intensely destructive habits eating such as these guys have, generally requires help, a retreat, a temptationless environment, guidance, counseling, education, support and more.. It'd be like telling a heroine addict seeking help "Go home and stop taking the stuff".. Fat lot of good that'd do them..


Mr. Zed said...

Mango, I'm just wondering where it says Mr. Mason is suing the NHS because of their "insensitivity" and their "audacity to advise him to eat sensibly and exercise"?

He asked to see an eatings disorder specialist and was not allowed to see one, instead he was sent to a dietician. Remember a government dietician will advise cereals etc., an eating disorder specialist should at least be able to get results - you don't get to that weight without an eating disorder. Everyone knows they should eat healthily and exercise.... it's not sensitivity at being told this that the lawsuit is about.

Fun fact: It was one Paul Mason's ambition to become the world's fattest man... he was actually trying to get there like that other woman is.

Fruitarian Mango said...

Mr. Zed, it was likely in another interview article I read that he felt as if he had been treated unfairly and insensitively, and this was partly (he claims) his reasoning for suing.. The audacity bit was likely my embellishing on the supposed facts..

I was unaware that he had striven to become the worlds fattest man. It's all crazy really..

thanks for your feedback!

Mr. Zed said...

Oh... well from previous experiences with similar bodies I wouldn't be surprised if the NHS really had acted in a way that was totally and clearly different to how they were supposed to in this situation. Of course we would all be better off without ANY NHS, including that man, but I think there's a lot of value in at least ensuring they're open and doing what they're supposed to. The NHS and similar entities are nobody's friend.