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Donna Simpson Wants to Weigh 1000 Pounds

When I first read about 42-year-old Donna Simpson it was clear that she was getting some positive reinforcement in the form of attention from her goal of weighing 1000 pounds. In 2007, she earned the Guinness Book of World Records title for being the world’s biggest mother when she gave birth to her daughter; a birth that required the assistance of 30 medics. Ms. Simpson has stated that her 49-year-old boyfriend supports her in this endeavor and would like her to be bigger. Although, she is seriously endangering her health with the risk of obesity-related diseases, it is likely that the publicity from this goal is increasing the traffic to and income she earns from a website where men pay to watch her eat and wash herself.

The New Jersey woman learned to connect food with positive attention and love as a young child. She reports that her mother would prepare large meals and provided treats on a regular basis. Although many mothers and grandmothers nurture with food to some degree, not many will argue with doctors who express concern about the safety of their children and loved ones. Donna reports that she weighed 182 pounds by the age of nine.

Ms. Simpson needs to ingest 12,000 calories a day to reach her goal weight, and she is already spending up to $815 each week on groceries. She has even said that she tries to move as little as possible to avoid burning calories and chasing after her daughter has made reaching her goal more difficult.

Donna may be getting attention for her weight, but how much attention are her preschool daughter and teenage son really getting? Attention is the highest motivator for children and those that do not get positive attention will seek out other means for obtaining the attention that they need. If they are not getting the attention they need from their mother and she is not able to keep up with them, they could get themselves in to some very dangerous situations.

I have not been able to find any information on how Ms. Simpson feeds her children; however, I did find a picture of her with her daughter who appears to be an average weight for her age. Regardless, she is modeling using food and her body for attention and income, and children are most likely to behave in ways that are modeled for them. ‘Do what I say not what I do’ just never works with kids. In addition, the health consequences of her weight put her children at an increased risk for losing their mother and needing to process grief at a much earlier age than may be necessary.

I am concerned about the society that is giving Ms. Simpson this kind of attention for dangerous behavior, but I am very concerned about her children who are directly impacted by the choices she makes.

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March 17th, 2010

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please don't tell me she's on welfare...

posted Jan 2nd, 2012 11:08 pm


"You go girl?" REALLY??? Katie, you're an idiot. So, let's encourage her to become a fat lard and die of obesity ailments. Great message.

posted Jun 10th, 2010 3:02 pm

Renee Misencik


posted May 25th, 2010 3:29 pm

Katie Peklay

You go girl!

posted May 25th, 2010 3:28 pm


If there were no consequences beyond doing damage to her own health, she can be as stupid as she wants. Her problem is she is ignoring two kids who need her. When she's dead in a couple of years, who will take care of her son and little girl? The jerk boyfriend who wants her to be as big as possible?

When she dies from asphyxiation or a heart attack, he'll just move on to another grossly obese woman to satisfy his feederism fetish. He gets sexual pleasure from getting her to eat. She's nothing more than an object to him.

She needs mental health intervention. She craves the attention of the voyeuristic "Chubby Chasers" who are paying to watch her pornographic website while she eats and bathes. This is nothing but an extremely slow form of suicide, with what she craves, a cheering audience. She's extremely selfish and self-centered, all to get her name in a record book.

On to top it all off, who is paying for all the special needs for her related health problems? *30* medics for what could have been a simple birth!?!

posted Mar 30th, 2010 10:15 am


Crazy lady, I would rather live a long and healthy life so I can see my children go up and be the "oldest" lady to live than the "biggest" lady. Boo on fast food to help her encourage it even more! I completely agree that she's being a horrible role model to her children! Sick lady...

posted Mar 27th, 2010 11:16 pm


That's sick. Why would anyone want to do something that harmful to their health and be that morbidly obese?!

posted Mar 18th, 2010 1:43 pm


Well isn't that freedom - our choice to be fat or skinny - luckily she is not in grammar school - we won't have the choice

posted Mar 17th, 2010 11:29 pm


She wants to weigh half a ton? seriously? I would think that having that kind of goal is some sort of mental disorder. She needs psychotherapy, a nutritionist, and a personal trainer.

posted Mar 17th, 2010 10:37 pm


This is disgusting. She is clearly out of her mind. I feel bad for her kids.

posted Mar 17th, 2010 3:14 pm


I found a book that might help Donna lose weight. It's called "Looking Good Naked" and it helps people look good by living well. And when you look good through healthy living, you feel good, too.

posted Mar 17th, 2010 3:10 pm


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