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Woman of the Year was too fat to fit into roller coaster

October 11, 2013 Destination North America, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Being unable to fit into an American roller coaster is a reasonable indication that you may be overweight.

For a 41-tyear-old mother visiting a theme park with her children, the public humiliation of being too fat to fit into a Batman roller coaster drove her to go out and lose 51 kilograms.

Kim Wright before and after - photo by Slimming World

Kim Wright before and after – photo by Slimming World

Kim Wright told ABC News in the US of the acute embarrassment she felt when three park attendants were required to lever her into her roller coaster seat, push the buckle in and do it up.

The main problem, Wright knew, was that she weighed over 131 kilograms. The weight also contributed to her apnea (temporary absence or cessation of breathing), high cholesterol and foot and back problems.

“It was extremely embarrassing, for both me and my children,” Wright said of her roller coaster experience at Six Flags Amusement Park in Texas. “Everybody was looking at me … and so at that point I decided I needed to make some changes in my life.”

Rather than sue the theme park for public humiliation, Wright made a wiser decision and joined a slimming course. She did so well that her transformation earned her the Woman of the Year 2013 title from Slimming World, a British weight-loss organisation now operating in the US, ABC News reported.

As well as eating wisely, Wright, who had never exercised regularly before, now works out six days a week.

Wright’s transformation earned her the Woman of the Year 2013 title from Slimming World. Rather than rest on her laurels, Wright says she still has about 13.5 kilograms to lose to be well within her healthy weight range.

Written by : Peter Needham

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