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A Workout Program You Can Believe In: Woman Loses 100lbs Through Marathon Um…Sessions

I figured I’d start your Monday off right, so I’m just gonna leave this here:

The heaviest woman in the world is using an unusual method to shed serious pounds – sex.

“I sweat off loads of calories,” 600-pound Pauline Potter revealed in an interview with UK magazine Closer this month. “I call it ‘sexercise.’”

Potter, 47, became the Guiness World Record holder for heaviest woman last year when she weighed in at 700 pounds, but she’s managed to lose nearly 100 pounds in the last year by rekindling her romance with her ex-husband Alex.

Married for three years, they split in 2008 but reunited when he heard about her Guiness title last year. It didn’t take long for them to land in bed together – repeatedly.

“I hadn’t had sex in three years, but we did it six times!” she told the magazine, adding they now make love between two and seven times per day. “He took charge as I couldn’t move much, but he was so attentive.”

Though their relationship is long distance at the moment – Potter lives in California while Alex is in Arizona – he has made extended trips to see her so they can continue their marathon sex sessions.

“I can’t move much in bed, but I burn 500 calories a session. It’s great exercise just jiggling around,” she told the magazine. “My bed is strengthened and, although I can’t buy sexy lingerie, I drape a nice sheet over me.”

Potter, who has helped speed up her weight loss by exercising in the pool three to five times a week and cutting out most of the junk food in her diet, said she wanted to share her story to satisfy some curiosity she had encountered.

“I found that a lot of people in this world are intrigued that fat girls like sex too,” she told HLN’s Dr. Drew.

The mother of a 14-year-old son, Potter said her weight loss isn’t just about sex – it’s about gaining a healthier lifestyle.

“I want more and I don’t want my life to slip away and possibly die from this,” she told Drew.

Though she already weighed 400 pounds by the time she gave birth to her son, Potter said she binge ate when she and her husband divorced and ended up packing on the pounds.

 “I was so down, I’d eat four bowls of cereal for breakfast, half a box of cookies and a bag of crisps with cheese as a mid-morning snack,” she told Closer. “For lunch I’d have a Big Mac with chicken nuggets and fries, then three portions of spaghetti Bolognese for dinner, followed by a pint of ice cream.”

Soon after her weight had climbed so high she couldn’t leave her house without using a motorized scooter.

But Alex still thought her size was sexy – despite the occasional logistical issue.

“It’s hard to position her and find her pleasure spots as she has a lot of fat in the pelvic area,” he told the magazine. “But it turns me on knowing she’s satisfied. Although once, when she got on top, I couldn’t breathe.”

Potter plans on keeping her relationship – and her weight loss method – going for the long haul.

“If you were to ask me what was going to happen a year from now,” she said, “I would say I will have lost a good amount of weight and we probably will end up married again.”

I mean… I’m just sayin’.

By | 2017-06-10T11:27:17+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|Sweat Equity|25 Comments

About the Author:

The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes health, fitness, nutrition, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and crtified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because lol why not.


  1. Nika July 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM - Reply


    • Teeanna July 26, 2012 at 8:36 PM - Reply

      Lol! That’s what I was thinking

  2. Liz July 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM - Reply


  3. Jame (@jameane) July 23, 2012 at 12:32 PM - Reply

    Well the best exercise is one you enjoy, and will keep up consistently……

  4. Valencia July 23, 2012 at 12:41 PM - Reply

    Wtf really…ok…so the ex left to come back after you meet a ridiculous record, wait stop, are we not addressing the emotional eating… Ok so we wont but why are you sexing this man with no commitment or at least without healing emotionally so if he leaves again you wont binge again…but forget all that a sheet, a nice one at that instead of lingerie…then this man that can cum and go as he pleases(pun intended) gets credit for the weight loss instead of her eliminating the junk food for real yall and we want to blanket this mess under the term sexercise…ok cool. The tv station should be ashamed and not, cause of her weight but because of the emotional foolishness this is trying to perpetuate….it wouldnt matter if she was 96 lbs and lost 5lbs nothing about this was healthy or promoting a healthy, whole person. Ive been lurking but had to come out for this one shoot… And they put it in the form of a news report like they did something!

    • Rosi January 11, 2013 at 12:06 AM - Reply

      i too am a lil perturbed that he comes back after she gets some type of recognition. i think the weight loss has more to do with her pool workouts and junk elimination that the other activity she engages in. i dont know her life so i cant say much. just hope he isnt using her. either way it’s positive that she is making changes that gear away from just wanting to be the fattest person.

  5. Denise July 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM - Reply

    Died at this: “He took charge as I couldn’t move much, but he was so attentive.”

    Really? You have eaten yourself to the point of incapacitation where you cannot be an active participant with your partner. Wow! She was striving to be this large? Wow again! I don’t know what to say.

  6. Shadra July 23, 2012 at 3:21 PM - Reply

    The best part…. “Although once, when she got on top, I couldn’t breathe.” This isn’t hard for me to believe.

    But, really… good for her.. something/someone for everyone!

  7. AMickey July 23, 2012 at 3:21 PM - Reply

    Holy Guacamole. Is she every going to address her emotional eating habits?

  8. Alyssa July 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM - Reply

    the absolute best line…”Although I can’t buy sexy lingerie, I drape a nice sheet over me ” #noshade but LMAO.

    • LaPanamena March 18, 2013 at 1:23 AM - Reply

      Yes! this flippin’ killed me. I don’t even know what to say

  9. spicybrownrican July 23, 2012 at 7:33 PM - Reply

    Although I wouldn’t want this story published if it were me, I have to say I’m happy for her.

    She lost 100lbs and could potentially get her family back, that is wonderful!

    Hopefully she will address the emotional eating

  10. Kenyetta July 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM - Reply

    I had to stop for a second when I read that since she cant wear nice lingerie, but she drapes a nice sheet over her??? Wow

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