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700lb Californian woman enters the record books as the world's heaviest woman

Posted by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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After reaching 700 pounds, Pauline Potter has officially entered the record books as the world's heaviest woman.

But the 47-year-old from Sacramento, California, now says she wants to lose weight so she can enjoy every day life again.

Mrs Potter had boasted that men think she is a 'sex goddess' and she has 'fantastic sex every day', but she now struggles with daily life and cannot turn over in bed or fit in her car.

She wants to lose as much as 500 pounds in order to be able to go dancing, go on road trips and fit in seats at the theatre.

The world record holder, who currently weighs 643 pounds, blames her upbringing as the main reason for her size.

She said that being overweight is in her genes and that as a child there was an 'overabundance' of food.

'My mom was over 400 pounds and my dad over 600,' she said. 'I have eight siblings all which are over 300, except one.

We were just raised, that if it was happy we'd celebrate with food, if it was sad, oh you fell down and skinned your knee, here's ice-cream.'

Mrs Potter said that she has repeatedly postponed losing weight, but has decided it is now time to do something about her size as daily life is becoming very difficult and she has to rely on her son for help.

'Everything is difficult from getting dressed to taking a bath,' she said. 'To reaching, you know, I can't put my own socks on.

'As far as my daily activity I do, everything is very difficult and thank goodness I have a very good relationship with my son and he is very helpful. He helps me do anything that's difficult.'


The Californian mother tries to keep mobile by going to a warm water rehabilitation pool three to five times a week where she does laps.

But she has to use a mobility scooter to get around and can no longer get into her car.

Mrs Potter said that one of her problems is that she likes all foods, except sauerkraut and Brussels sprouts, and said she has food every one or two hours.

'I'd be happy at 200 [pounds] maybe 300 but probably more 200 would be my ideal weight,' she said.

Support: Mrs Potter said that she relies on her son for help doing everyday things that she cannot do along with her sisters

Support: Mrs Potter said that she relies on her son for help doing everyday things that she cannot do along with her sisters

Too big: Mrs Potter cannot get in her car any more so has to use a mobility scooter to get around
Too big: Mrs Potter cannot get in her car any more so has to use a mobility scooter to get around

Too big: Mrs Potter cannot get in her car any more so has to use a mobility scooter to get around



 

'I would be in seventh heaven. I could dance, I could go watch Baseball games, I could walk into a Theatre and sit in the seats, I could go on road trips again with my son, we could go to Reno and gamble.'

Mrs Potter is looking for a nutritionist and doctor to help her, but said she also has the support of her network of friends online.

'I have a lot of friends online,' she said. 'I go online there's a support group on there with other heavy friends, so we talk quite a bit online, we exchange phone numbers, we talk on the phone or we email.'

Mrs Potter said she regrets getting as big as she has and would not recommend her lifestyle to anyone.

'I don't even know how to say, it's not fun, it's not fun at all,' she said. 'There is no physical freedom.'

'As far as even rolling over in the bed. Thank goodness I have an electric hospital bed, and I can grab on to the bars to roll over.

'I am mobile to a certain extent but it's difficult. I just struggle every day to hang on to what little bit of mobility I have. It's very hard.'


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AerickMomi_MrsD
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:49 AM

I feel so sorry for her son!

xo.MommyW.xo
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:49 AM
Thats fucking gross
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heathercook78
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:50 AM
Wow
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Briony
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Is it wrong that the only thing I got out of this article was, "Oh my god, I am never going to be able to erase the image of that camel toe from my mind."?

TrouserMouse
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:53 AM

That is horrible.  She has to be miserable. 

TrouserMouse
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:53 AM

That's not her puss.

Quoting Briony:

Is it wrong that the only thing I got out of this article was, "Oh my god, I am never going to be able to erase the image of that camel toe from my mind."?


spastic_poodle
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:53 AM
I can't even imagine.
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Aydans_Mommy
by Ruby Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:55 AM
Gross! I was almost 500lbs once and I cringe when I see my old pics. I've lost over 200lbs.
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Briony
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Haha, gross. But a cameltoe is a cameltoe, no matter what actually makes it up.

Quoting TrouserMouse:

That's not her puss.

Quoting Briony:

Is it wrong that the only thing I got out of this article was, "Oh my god, I am never going to be able to erase the image of that camel toe from my mind."?



KAIandKYNZmommy
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:56 AM
It's sad that she let herself get that way, but at the same time she is still living her life. Most times when u see these shows about obese ppl they r depressed and do nothing, she's still smiling and still puts on makeup.
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