It’s time for another edition of “Mouthing Off” here on The Mouthy Housewives – otherwise known as, “We can’t possibly keep our mouths shut one more minute about this unbelievable story.” We Mouthy Housewives are many things… angel like, graceful and blemish free. But we are not a quiet bunch and when we think something is terribly amiss, we must speak out and educate our faithful readers.
Today we are talking about Donna Simpson, a 700 pound woman who is not trying to lose weight but is actually trying to gain more. In fact, 300 pounds more so she can be crowned Most Obese Woman by Guinness World Records!
Look we all want to be the best at something. I get that. I had my eye on the 1976 pogo championships. But due to my mother’s insistence that a pogo stick from the discount store Caldor was just as good as the more expensive models, I never really stood a chance. And, of course, I also developed severe side cramps after 30 seconds of jumping so that was a bit of a stumbling block as well.
My point is – it feels great to be number one but putting one’s health in jeopardy is not the way to do it. This woman reportedly suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease and it’s very difficult for her to go anywhere. And to repeat – SHE’S TRYING TO GAIN 300 MORE POUNDS.
I could live with all of this because this is America and people are allowed to do pretty much what they want to themselves until they get a reality show but this woman has a 4-year-old daughter. And this daughter apparently shops with her, helps her prepare food, and feeds her so that she can get her 15,000 calories a day.
This is where I get really cranky. What kind of example is she setting for her daughter? Wouldn’t she rather be running around, swimming and playing with her daughter, instead of using her as a personal assistant? And MOST IMPORTANTLY, doesn’t she want to be around for her daughter (see earlier part about heart disease)?
We all come in different shapes and sizes. I believe people should love themselves and their bodies. There is too much self-hatred that goes on (especially for women). But trying to become the Most Obese Woman in the world is not about self love. Donna Simpson deserves more for herself. And her daugher.