Britain’s fattest woman & The Worlds fattest Man (Both English) Both Die In July 2010 !

27 07 2010

So July isn’t a great month when it comes to me, Following my RTC I attempted a Comeback 3.0 ride and failed 😦 , While I did do a few miles, my nerves was shot and my body was in far far too much pain, looks like the Manchester Skyride on Sunday is out, gutted, I really really wanted to do that too !  😦

I know however I am on one hell of a long road and I am barley at the half way point , so in order to keep you my readers assured (and of course entertained)  that while I am unable to cycle due to my RTC, I will NOT be taking my eye off the ball when it comes to Fighting Obesity, 1 pound at a time. This is Round one in the “I’m Picking A Fight – Campaign” and I hope to fight one round per month.

David Hone, from Croydon, London, Died on July 8th, weighing in at 61 stone, this earned him the title of the world’s fattest man ! First off the scary part is I was just 20 stone away from his weight, while I say “JUST” 20 stone I’m sure some people would say “there is no such thing as JUST 20 stone, but when you pile 40 stone on, an extra 20 stone really isn’t much !

Unsurprisingly they are no pictures of Mr Hone, however some of you may remember Manuel Uribe, and he weighed in at 90 stone. However he is now down to around 50 stone.

Next we look at the world’s fattest woman, who, also died in July 2010.

Sharon Mevsimler, was 5 foot tall and weighed in at 45 stone, Again scary I was just a few stone away from this myself, but the difference is that I am 6 foot 4″ so while I looked super morbidly obese my height managed to hide just how dire my situation was, this was both a good and bad thing of course.

So, Sharon’s family have released pictures of here and I have posted one below:

Sharon Mevsimler

Ok, so why am I brining this up now? I am just a few stone away from my “Goal” weight as set by the NHS, I enjoy cycling (well until a Van driver hit me last week) I have control of my life and I am moving forward at a real pace now.

Well as part of my campaign to start a fight, it’s about time we attempt to change people’s outlook on obesity, first off allow me to quote what some readers of uk newspapers have to say about these 2 HUMANS!

“Good riddance, the less glutinous selfish people like her in the world the better.” This was posed by “JayJay” well Mr Jay, I’d love to know what you would say to an anorexic?

“No sympathy.

The money would be better spent on people with illnesses through no fault of their own.”  That was posted by Helen in Berkshire.


For me that is the nail on the head, people the world over believe that Obesity is a physical disease and that people are at fault for becoming obese, while that might be the case for the people that pile on a few pounds or stones, it’s certainly not the case for those, like me, who weighed so much that it was in real danger of KILLING them!!!!

What we need to understand is that hitting obesity with the hammer that is gastric surgery WONT WORK! It didn’t work for David or Sharon, we need to understand and admit that to get to such a state there are (normally) serious physiologic issues in someone’s life, why else would a human being just give up on themselves to such an extent that they would slowly and painfully be killing themselves ? Because they believe, in their head, not stomach, that the issues they are can’t be solved, how can I say this with such certainty?

I WAS THERE!

Was it my fault that I was almost 40 stone, a drain on the NHS, my employer and everything and everyone around me? some people would say yes, you chose to eat, no one else, and while that is true, there are people the world over with addictions, caused by physiological issues that are offered help, support  groups etc.

All some Obese people need, is to realise there is deep problems, for them to look at themselves and then look at what route  is best to deal with it for them.

For me riding 20 miles, as hard as I can in the morning before work does it for me, it ensures that physically I can’t supress my emotions as my body doesn’t have the fight in it anymore, they come to the surface and then as I am cycling along I deal with them , best I can, one by one,

Sure this doesn’t work for everyone, but it is PROOF that there IS another route than surgery, there are NO EASY ROADS out of the trap that is obesity, but there are many different ones, and I hope this post, goes someway to helping someone out there realise that surgery won’t cure the reason you got obese in the first place, only you can do that !

Now let’s allow David and Sharon to RIP and hopefully the odious comments on newspaper websites will stop and that people will realise that the same could happen to them, all it takes is 1 negative, life changing event and anyone can get caught by obesity………

There is so much more I could write/say on the subject but I will, for now, stop here, lets call this, Picking a Fight Round 1, lets just hope by round 12, we have a KO blow !

Gaz

I always wanted to be a loser, NOW I AM 😀 !

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30 responses

27 07 2010
Bassjunkieuk

Big up the Croydon massive (pun intended!) Nice to see the town getting a bit of non-violent press 😀

As for you Gaz I have no doubt you’ll be back better and stronger from this, you’ve already achieved so much!

27 07 2010
39stonecyclist

LOL, How ironic , never even thought of that.

You are right mate, I will be back, what dont kill ya, makes ya stronger 😀 but its just going to be another, long hard slog to get back on track, I am , however used to long hard slog now eh 😀

28 07 2010
Clive Chapman

Mate, I’m no medical professional, just a “normal” bloke in the street.

You know my story too, fit as a butcher’s dog, rugby player, ex military, MTBer.

Then wham! 22st 4Ib at a normal 5′ 8″ not mutantly tall like you… 😉

It is also my belief that obesity is a mental illness and needs to be recognised as such.

I can feel a post on my blog coming on, it’s been all about the bike of late…

28 07 2010
39stonecyclist

Yup, Been there, , done that myself (though when I was a LOT younger LOL

Wham is right, I know lots of people wont get it BUT it does just Hit you one day, sometimes it can be a day too late too.

You are right, round 1 of this fight has to focus of getting obesity recognised as a mental illness, ok so we might not get it done but lets at least get the attention of the people in the NHS/Private who deal with people like us ! (No offence)

Enjoy…Whats a bike ? 😀

Gaz

28 07 2010
SwindonCyclist

In that picture at the bottom, are you calling yourself a loser, because, reading back through your old posts – surely your a winner 😉

You should try and get into health coaching – you’d be able to make some of these overweight people realise that, with a little help and encouragement there is a positive direction in which they can go.

As Yazz sang…

“The only way is up….”

Although in this case, it would be down.

28 07 2010
39stonecyclist

I sure as hell am a loser, after losing 20 odd stone 😀

I’d love to, TBH, my dream (dreams dont happen as we all know) is to move to America, setting up helping all the super super morbily obese people over there (people just like I used to be)

Yazz ? My my my , how did you ever work Yazz into that comment ? LOL

Gaz

30 01 2012
nath prosser

loose weight you fat whale

30 01 2012
39stonecyclist

ermmm, I did

28 07 2010
El Diego

The first guy looks pretty happy!

28 07 2010
39stonecyclist

He does, but then so would you, if you had just LOST 40 stone 😀

28 07 2010
ian...

Thats after? The poor bloke must’ve struggled at 90 stone! He must feel a different bloke for losing 40st.

Re: the comments. That can be a downside of the web – it makes people anonymous – who wouldn’t spout half as much to somebody face to face :>/

As you say, it’s 2 ‘humans’ they are talking about.

Good luck with your recovery Gaz – it’s nice to read that you still have your guns blazing :>D

28 07 2010
39stonecyclist

Yup Ian, thats his after, scary huh ?

I’d love to see these “keyboard Warriors” talk the talk for real.

Yup, it is and people are all too quick to forget that, sadly.

Cheers man, I have many many many guns blazing and trust me when I say that, this, nor anything, will ever keep me down forever, I am already chomping at the bit 😀

29 07 2010
welshcyclist

First of all let me wish you well in your recovery. I hope alot of people get to read what you write, I back your fight, albeit somewhat selfishly. My story is quite similar to Clive’s, I started cycling 5 years ago, at the age of 54. I was 17stone 5lbs, and at 5feet 7inches, obese, no getting away from it. I’ve no idea how I got there, when I played rugby etc., I was 13 stone 7 lbs. In the last 5 years I’ve cycled 1000’s of miles, but have only lost one stone in weight, 3 inches off my waist, gained 4 inches on my chest, and my legs don’t have an ounce of fat on them. Most importantly I feel great, but how I’d really love to slim down another couple of stone. I know what the problem is, food! The fact that I’m too greedy, and cycling makes me very hungry, plus I don’t eat sensibly, I work shifts and perhaps am too damned lazy to go the extra mile that you and Clive have succeeded in doing. Help! I know I’m still too fat, and still obese, by all the current clinical measurements. This isn’t the humourous bit, I swear, but I reconised this fact today, when I caught a glimpse of myself, side-on, in a BURGERKING? Reading your blog today has made me realise I have to go that extra mile, I’ve got to stop being a fittish but obese cyclist,IS THAT POSSIBLE?, and become a fit cyclist, who is happy with his shape. I’m 60 next February, so I’m setting a goal for myself, of getting down to 14 stone by then, wish me luck.

29 07 2010
39stonecyclist

It’s not easy, thats for sure, I am STILL Obese myself, only just, and give it 4-6 weeks and I will be ust overwight, but as we talk, today, I am obese !

The great thing is ou feel great, now all you need to do, is build on that feeling, do you want to feel even greater than you do right now ? If so then just out out 200 cals a day for 4 weeks and see the results, I can assure you by the end of those 4 weeks you will see just how much a small change makes and maybe even chose to make bigger changes with your diet.

I live by the sword of Cals In<Cals Out

Take in LESS Calories than you use, work to this, however you do it and you WILL LOSE weight.

Yeah you can be a fit obese cyclist, I can average 17mph, over 30 miles before work, with some climbing, do 22% hills and im Obese ! when I kick I can sprint at over 30mph, so yes, yes it can be.

I wish you the best of luck and PLEASE keep us updated on your progress AND keep the hell OUT of Burger King.

GOOD LUCK

Gaz

24 10 2010
Makayla Cruise

IT WOULD BE VERY NICE IF YOU WOULDNT CUSE WIT IT:)

30 07 2010
Clive Chapman

Gaz is right mate, use more energy than you take in.

Simples!

Jasper Carrott a fellow Brummie as you know, did a sketch years ago about people being fat because nature made the hole that takes in food being bigger than than the hole that expels the waste. A bit graphic, but funny and makes the point!

Basically more in less out leads to…well…me and other fatties.

It ain’t easy, but wanting to do something is the first step.

Cheers

Clive

30 07 2010
39stonecyclist

Spot on Clive mate.

Its not easy but then , you have already started, and once you get momentum, nothing can stop you chasing that amazing feeling losing weight gives you, not even being hit by a white van man 🙂

Gaz

30 07 2010
welshcyclist

Thanks guys, I’m staring on my journey, today

30 07 2010
39stonecyclist

Good Luck Mate & PLEASE do keep us updated, we are all in this together !!!

Gaz

24 10 2010
Makayla Cruise

I am very sorry for that lady who died because she as tooo fat. But as i scrolled down i saw this man he was very fat but he decided he wanted to be looser. So,that’s what happened. And i am very happy for him because i used to be really fat toooo so i know how he feels because it took me a while for me to lose this bodyfat.And it was very hard for me because it took along time for me to lose it and once i lost it i was so happy i didnt know what to do.i was soo excited i couldnt think about anything elsebut me losing my bodyfat. So Mr. i am so happy for you. Now im sorry if this is tooo long but i had a feeling that god wanted me to tell you that. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR LISTENING!!!!! 🙂

24 10 2010
Makayla Cruise

UMMMM…………………Hello, im still here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 10 2010
39stonecyclist

Sorry your comments are in moderation, I have approved them now.

Good on you for your loss,as someone who has lost over 300 lbs I know how AMAZING it Feels.

8 11 2010
39stonecyclist

Right…….. I was going to ask you why you write abuse yet use words like

Rong…..Its Wrong

Fints….Its Fits

Cuz….Its Because

Iz….It should be “IS”

But to be honest I couldnt be arsed, so I decided to post your message to show how narrow minded idiots can be towards people with mental illnesses, Yup Morbid Obesity is a MENTAL ILLNESS…….Dont forget the owner of this Blof (ME) Used to be over 40 stone (550 Lbs) Am I a crazy bitch too ?

You narrow minded …stupid ….Never mind, I cant be arsed with you …

Gaz

13 02 2011
paddu

i have not ever imagined such fat persons !!!!
seeing for the first time

13 02 2011
39stonecyclist

Obesity is a nasty nasty illness

2 03 2011
39stonecyclist

I have lost 26 stone (or 350lbs) , Im not lazy, you are however an IGNORANT BIGOT !

29 06 2011
Anonymous

it is amazing that you people get really fat and then lose it all well done

29 06 2011
Anonymous

ey fatty bum bum gimme another cream cake

30 06 2011
39stonecyclist

2 comments, both bigitoed, both anonymous, both from the same IP Address…..Very VERY Sad !

24 07 2012
lace

congrats! this is so amazing of you 🙂 I love to see success stories like this

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