“There is no possibility of one’s becoming a yogi, O Arjuna, if one eats too much or eats too little, sleeps too much or does not sleep enough.”

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In America the bit about eating too little is practically incomprehensible to the average consumer totally conditioned to enjoy in a land of abundance.  The eating too much though is something easily related to.

Let’s face it, the struggle is with eating too much and I bet everyone reading the following has, even if for just a nanosecond,  experienced a twinge of envy of this woman who has totally caved into overeating.

From Huffington Post

Donna Simpson currently weighs 600 pounds, so she’s going on a diet in hopes of reaching what she considers her ideal weight: 1,000 pounds. The 42-year-old mother, a resident of Old Bridge, NJ, consumes a whopping 12,000 calories a day in an effort to reach her goal.

Simpson already holds the Guinness World Record for world’s fattest mother. She insists she’s healthy despite the fact that she cannot walk more than 20 feet independently.

The grocery bills frequently reach $750 a week and Simpson supports her diet with money earned from a website where people pay to watch her eat. Her husband, Phillipe, who weighs a 150 pounds, fully supports her plans.

“I love eating and people love watching me eat,” she said. “It makes people happy, and I’m not harming anyone.”

But experts say tax payers could end up paying for Simpson’s resulting health problems.

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FYI, there doesn’t seem to be an actual website where she blogs for her fans, at least not one available to the public.