Eman, weighing in at around 727 pounds, wants one day to be the fattest woman in the world, beating the current record of 1,600 pounds. To reach her goal, Eman is consuming over 20,000 calories per day.
Although the obese woman consumes an absurd amount of calories and has to use a motorized scooter in the grocery store, she insists she is perfectly healthy.
“I go for a waddle and do stretches and exercises every day. My muscles need to hold up to my weight, so I have to stay strong,” Eman told the Daily Mail. “I take my blood pressure once a week, and every day, after I exercise, I take readings of my other vitals. I use a pulse oximeter to measure the concentration of oxygen in my blood stream.”
If any of Eman’s readings were abnormal she would call her doctor immediately, she said. She truly believes that what she’s doing is healthy, but has arranged for her sister to take care of her two sons, Brendin and Gabriel, if anything were to happen.
The obese mother of two told the Daily Mail that the larger she gets, the more men seem to be attracted to her.
“The bigger I get, the better I feel. I feel more confident and sexy. Why shouldn’t I push the limits and see how fat I can get and stay healthy?” Eman said.
But gaining a rapid amount of weight quickly is a full-time commitment. Eman and her two boys go to the grocery store once a month, often spending eight hours shopping and filling six baskets’ worth of food. Though consuming 20,000 calories per day may seem like a full time job, she doesn’t have one due to her immobility.
Her physician Dr. Patrick Flite said, “She’s really playing Russian roulette with her life with this goal. There are well-documented complications that come with morbid obesity. I would never encourage anyone to be doing what Susanne is doing.”
Despite the doctor’s warnings, Susanne Eman is determined to reach her goal. She wants to lead the world by example, to say that being overweight or obese is not ugly or undesirable.
August 29th, 2011