Although I spend much time on The Hansen Report writing about things that make me laugh, new technologies that I am using or interesting nuggets of information that I discover about the world, there are times that I feel the need to write about things that disgust me.
Today for instance I was perusing Sfgate.com when I came across an article regarding Donna Simpson. Never heard of her before?
She is currently the 43rd largest woman in the world. Not that she deserves accolades for her girth, but she is attempting to become the world’s largest woman ever!
We live our lives aspiring to become something - perhaps its a good father, a doctor or a firefighter. But who in their right mind would aspire to become the most obese person in the history of the world? It would be one action if she was attempting to become the world’s fittest person. But the sad reality is that she has children and is suffocating herself to a premature death. The complications associated with hyper-obese (those with a Body Mass Index - BMI - over 50) are nothing to laugh about. High blood pressure, heart attacks, high cholesterol and other horrible side effects are sure to strike Mrs. Simpson. Does she not see what will happen to her?
On top of this she is immobile. She can’t walk, run or get out of her bed without assistance. This is the life she chooses.
As obesity hits the world on a global scale at unprecedented heights in our world’s history it scares me that women like Donna exist. A wonderful example for her children to live by.