I was made aware of this story this morning…about a fat woman named Rowan Trezise (the size of a tree?) who New Zealand authorities refused to let into New Zealand.
This follows hard on the heels of the ‘rumour’ that Chinese authorities won’t let western couples who exceed a certain BMI (Body Mass Index) to adopt any of their orphaned children.
I’d like to know if this legislation actually exists. Because this story never appeared in the New Zealand press I’m inclined to think that it’s rubbish, but if it is true then a big hearty congratulations needs to be extended to the Immigration Department.
Because we are all entitled to free health care then this couple are entitled to the same privileges as the rest of us. But larger people are likely to place an unnecessary burden on their hearts and blood vessels as well as on our health system, let alone their susceptibility to diabetes and associated problems.
Rowan’s hubby managed to lose some weight and is already in New Zealand while Rowan is back in the UK trying desperately to lose weight so she can join her husband.
Keep trying Rowan. I wish you well, but if it was up to me I’d instigate regular check-ups to ensure you kept the weight off. That way we’d know you were serious.