A woman in Casa Grande has a goal: she wants to be the fattest woman in the world.
That stunner to the right is Susanne Eman, and according her website -- which you can check out here -- she is trying to reach her goal weight of 1,600-plus pounds.
"I'm your average gal next door who just happens to have a body to match the size of her personality," Eman says on her website. "I've never been completely thin, though I have been just under the chunky side."
Eman has some work to do. The current record holder for the world's heaviest woman was set by Carol Yager, of Flint, Michigan.
Yager weighed an estimated 1,600-plus pounds at her peak. She died in 1994 at the age of 34.
From Eman's website:
At 500 pounds I decided I was ready. It wasn't until several pounds
later that I began to feel the freedom and the absolute joy of being
fat and getting fatter. The more weight I put on the better I felt,
and the more confidence I seemed to gain. I began to change the way I
did things according to my weight. I wasn't out running marathons by
any means, but I tried to stay as active as possible. I began to eat
just a bit more each day than the previous day. Before I knew it I was
700. I'm still very healthy, very mobile, and active. I'm looking
forward to pushing the limits and seeing just how fat I can get. It's
hard to put into words what it feels like.
We tried to contact Eman this afternoon. She didn't immediately get back to us. We'll let you know if she returns our call.
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