Obesity at 37 Percent: Woman Hopes to Weigh 1200 Pounds, Marrying Chef

Susanne Eman, 33, of Arizona has a dream of becoming the largest woman in the world; she is on the way to achieving that goal and has announced her engagement to a chef. Together they hope to realize Eman's goal.

She currently weighs in at 756 pounds but wants to one day weigh 1200 pounds and claim the title of world's largest woman. Eman has two teenage sons and has recently announced her engagement to chef Parker Clack, who she believes will help her achieve her dream.

The two met online and "immediately clicked. We are a match made in heaven: I love eating and Parker loves cooking," Eman told the Daily Mail. "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," she explained.

But many have questioned why Parker would encourage a dream that could end up killing his fiancée? "I support her because it makes her happy, and I love big women," he stated. "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. I know becoming the biggest woman ever is something she truly wants to do with all of her heart."

Eman's goal could cause significant damage to her health. Morbid obesity often leads to renal failure, cardiac arrest, difficulty breathing and diabetes. "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. But as long as the doctors say she's okay, I'll support her," Clack said.

According to research conducted by the Center for Disease Control, 35.7 percent of United States adults were obese in 2010. That percentage is highest among women, with 42.3 percent of all U.S. adult women being classified as obese. Those figures don't matter to Eman as long as she remains mobile. "My aim is to never become bed-bound. As long as Parker keeps taking me out to the park for waddles, then I know I can keep moving."

She compares her routine of eating large amounts of food to athletic training. "It's harder to gain than you might think because I'm trying to stay as healthy and active as possible. I've slowly been upping what I eat. It's like an athlete training, but instead of training to be harder, I'm making myself softer."

Eman is focused on reaching her goal, though, and refuses to give up. "There's not been a point when I've doubted what I'm doing. It's a 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."