By Emily Allen
A mother bidding to become the fattest woman in the world has become engaged to marry a chef.
Susanne Eman, 33, revealed her controversial dream of reaching a target weight of over 115 stone last year - to become the biggest human ever.
Now the mother-of-two, who currently weighs more than 54 stone, plans to wed fiance Parker Clack, 35, who loves cooking for her.
Supersize diet: Susanne Eman, 33 being spoon fed by her boyfriend Parker Clack, 38 at the breakfast table
The pair met over the internet last year and hit it off following a string of emails.
Within months Parker moved in to Susanne's home in Casa Grande, Arizona, where she lives with sons Brendin, 13, and Gabriel, 17.
Unemployed Susanne said: 'We are a match made in heaven. I love eating and Parker loves cooking.
Love: Susanne and Parker share a kiss on their bed. The pair met over the internet last year and hit it off following a string of emails
Feast: Susanne enjoys her dinner at a local restaurant tucking into several dishes, including a side salad
'It's a perfect pairing. I still want to be the fattest woman in the world and Parker is fine with that.
'He loves larger women and sees how happy I am when I'm eating.
'His cooking skills were definitely part of the attraction. How could I resist a man with talents in the kitchen?
'His signature dish, spaghetti bolognese, is my favourite. I could eat it all day.
'Parker helps by doing the housework too.
'He does most of the house work, cooking, helps encourage me to go for walks, he goes swimming with me, helps me do anything I have difficulty with.'
Parker encourages Susanne to go for walks and swim to keep her mobile and helps her with anything else she has difficulty with
Keep-fit: Parker is supporting Susanne in her controversial goal of becoming the world's heaviest
Susanne says she has gained several stone since her last weigh-in last year when she registered at 54 stone
Amazingly Parker is supporting Susanne in her controversial goal of becoming the world's heaviest.
Seen here dishing up a home-cooked breakfast for her, Parker cooks mountains of bacon and scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, huge slices of toast and even salad for Susanne.
Parker said: 'I support her because it makes her happy, and I love big women.
'I do worry about her health of course, but I try to make sure she eats some healthy food like salad, and I make sure she does exercises.
'She's taken up swimming since we met and we love to swim together.
Susanne poses for a photograph with her two sons Gabriel, left, 17, Brandon, right, 13, and her fiance Parker Clack. The couple are pictured right, together. Doctors have told Susanne she is gambling with her life
'I know becoming the biggest woman ever is something she truly wants to do with all of her heart.
'She had a check up last year and the doctor said she was fine, even though he doesn't support her mission. He said she's gambling with her life.
'As long as the doctors say she's okay, I'll support her.
'I'd love Susanne whatever she looked like, but if she was a size-zero model I wouldn't have noticed her in the first place.
'We met online and exchanged photos when we were courting. I thought she was beautiful.
'I've always preferred bigger girls. To me there's nothing attractive about a skinny woman. It's more ladylike to have curves.
As Susanne, a size 10XL, continues to balloon, Parker takes her and her sons to the park on day-trips - wheeling Susanne around in her wheelchair
'Men aren't supposed to have curves, but women are, and Susanne definitely has them.'
Susanne says she has gained several stone since her last weigh-in last year when she registered at 54 stone.
She had hoped to be three stone heavier by the end of 2011.
'It's harder to gain than you might think because I'm trying to stay as healthy and active as possible,' she said.
'I've been slowly upping what I eat. It's like an athlete training but instead of training to be harder, I'm making myself softer.
'There's not been a point where I've doubted what I'm doing. It's deep desire for me to do this and I feel I can do it without endangering my health so I don't worry about my boys.'
As Susanne, a size 10XL, continues to balloon, Parker takes her and her sons to the park on day-trips - wheeling Susanne around in her wheelchair.
'My mobility is decreasing,' she said. 'But I always knew this would happen as I gained. I get out of breath more easily and Parker has to push me in my chair more often.
Susanne is served breakfast in bed by Parker who is a chef. Her favourite food is spaghetti bolognese which is his signature dish
'When we go to the store he shops for me. He helps me in and out of the car. He encourages me to do my exercises.
'My aim is to never become bed-bound. As long Parker keeps taking me out to the park for waddles, then I know I can keep moving.'
Reaching her goal would mean Susanne tops that of previous world record-holder Carol Ann Yager, who died in 1994 from kidney failure caused by morbid obesity.
But despite warnings from doctors that she is playing 'Russian Roulette' with her life, Susanne says she can avoid the fate of others who have reached over 1000lbs (71 stone).
'I do my best to eat as much healthy food as possible,' said Susanne.
'I do an exercise regime to keep me as mobile as possible and Parker helps with that. He makes sure I do my stretches and sit ups.
'I want to try and break the stigma that being fat is bad.
'And it's helped me to find love, so hat's wrong with that.'
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
By Emily Allen