Unlike most overweight individuals who want to lose weight, an Arizona woman is going another route.
Susanne Eman is trying to gain weight, and her goal is to break a Guinness record and reach 1,600 pounds. She weighs 728 pounds to date according to The Sun.
The 32-year-old single mother who has two sons, aged 16 and 12, Gabriel and Brendin, has already surpassed Donna Simpson who held the previous living record.
Eman is trying to beat Carol Yager from Flint, Michigan who held the record for largest person before she died in 1994 at age 34.
Although her sons have normal diets Eman fills six carts at the grocery store during her eight-hour trips and consumes 20,000 calories a day to reach her goal.
Her blog chronicles her journey and explains why she is trying to reach this amazing feat.
She explains, “My goal is at least 1800 pounds because then I would break the world record and that’d be awesome”.
She is well on her way too: her breakfast alone consists of six scrambled eggs, half pound of bacon, four hash browns, six pieces of toast, and a 32-ounce cream shake.
Her sons are not as excited with the health issues that are sure to follow although Susanne insists she takes her “daily waddle” and maintains her health by stretching and exercising.
Her son Brendin says, “It makes me kind of sad because I don’t want to lose my mom.”
However, she likes the way the weight feels on her and likes the attention she gets as she gains more weight. She says she likes the freedom of eating anything she wants.
Her older son Gabriel says, “I’m worried about her health maybe if she takes it too far she might become, she might not be able to do certain things or she might take it way too far and die”.
Attempting this dangerous challenge could mean major health complications just like the woman whose record she is trying to beat. Yager was admitted into the hospital a year before she died with cellulitis and even after her discharge her health declined until she died from kidney failure.