After reaching 700 pounds, Pauline Potter has officially entered the record books as the world’s heaviest woman. While I agree that beauty comes from within, being that obese is clearly detrimental to ones health, and this is a goal people should not strive to be in the Guinness Books Of World Records for. Read more on Pauline Potter, her sex life, her future goals and more below.
Pauline Potter, a 47-year-old from Sacramento, California, says she wants to lose weight so she can enjoy every day life again. Pauline 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. 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. 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.
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. Mrs Potter said she regrets getting as big as she has and would not recommend her lifestyle to anyone. She says:
‘I don’t even know how to say, it’s not fun, it’s not fun at all. There is no physical freedom.’