Fat Wars – Guest Post
June 15, 2010 by admncc
Here at The Constant Complainer, in addition to my posts, readers can submit Guest Posts on topics they’d like to complain about. Tall Elf is back with a new Guest Post today. Now, let me say that I know Timmy always gives me a hard time for publishing posts about things that don’t directly affect me. But there are some stories that are just so ridiculous, that they warrant a discussion. And Tall Elf has found a great one here. So without further adieu, here’s Tall Elf…
There are many different diets that people try nowadays. Some are high fat/low carb. Some are high carb/no fat. Others include a balanced diet with exercise. All of them have one advantage – weight loss. However, each one also has a disadvantage – depravation of one particular food group (with the exception of the balanced diet and exercise).
Anyway, I’m not talking about any of these. Instead, let’s discuss a woman in Old Bridge, N.J. She is trying to become the heaviest woman in America. According to a Today Show story, Donna Simpson is currently 600 lbs and plans to reach 1,000 lbs. You can read the full story here.
The worst part is that she is purposefully trying to cash in on her situation. She wants to gain weight, wants a reality show and recently received a book offer. And they say she spends about $750 per week on groceries (Editor’s note from The Constant Complainer – I spend about $150 per week for my entire family).
Donna has also started modeling at Super Sized Bombshells (warning – must be 18 or older to enter), where you can pay to watch her eat greasy foods or walk to her car. I am not sure why someone would do this to themselves and/or why another person would pay to watch it. The medical complications on her body coupled with the expenses are not going to bode well for her or her two children.
Pretty soon we’ll be watching a TV special about her and the struggles that she faced leading up to her death, which will be extremely unfortunate and will have been preventable. I just cannot understand why someone would let themselves go to the point that it becomes a challenge and an occupation.