Saturday 18 November 2017

50 stone bride: ‘I want to lose weight so I can walk down aisle in my cowboy boots’

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

THE world’s fattest woman has said she wants to lose 20 stone by her wedding day – so she can walk down the aisle in her cowboy boots.

Charity Pierce (38), who tips the scales at 55 stone, is set to wed her 22-year-old fiancée later this year.

She began a crash diet in February – which has seen her calorie consumption go from 10,000 per day to 1,200 per day.

"I’m determined not to have to get married at home – I want to be able to walk up the aisle," she told a local paper.

“We both love country music so I plan to wear a wedding dress, cowboy boots and cowgirl hat and Tony will be in jeans and cowboy boots.”

Pierce has been housebound since 2001, with doctors warning her weight will kill her.

Before her diet started she typical daily diet would consist of  cereal, two pizzas, two big sandwiches, five doughnuts, two plates of lasagne, a Kit-Kat chocolate bar, a big bowl of popcorn, and Pop Tarts as snacks.

Since beginning her diet however she has cut her food consumption to just three yogurts, a banana with peanut butter, mixed vegetables, grilled chicken, vegetable pizza, and hummus with crackers.

Her fiancee says that his bride-to-be’s size has never been an issue for him.

"Charity’s size has never been an issue for me.

“I think she will be a beautiful bride. I worry she is going to die early but I feel confident she will lose weight and have the operation," says Saur.

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