Patty Sanchez was formerly the poster girl for the world of fat fetishism, but those days are rapidly fading away after she shed an astonishing 17 stone.
Patty weighed in at 51.5st when she split from her feeder boyfriend, who was constantly encouraging and enabling her weight gain, but has now dropped to 34st.
Having purposefully consumed up to 13,000 calories per day for years on end, it is a minor miracle in itself that Patty has made it to 51 and is in position to change her lifestyle.
The mother-of-four has spoken out about the positive effect weight loss has had on both her personal and family life, also allowing her to undertake a wide range of everyday tasks previously impossible to her.
After splitting from her boyfriend of ten years, Patty soon realised that she had become very isolated and vulnerable due to her size.
I was tremendous – and I was dying a slow death.
I realised that the feeding relationship I was in and the squashing was benefiting others, but it wasn’t for me.
The weight loss had a lot to do with my break up with my ex – I was being served every meal daily, and when we broke up I had to take care of myself.
I never feared death before – it was something I never thought about when I was getting bigger and bigger.
But when I reached my lowest and couldn’t walk to the bathroom without getting winded I was worried I wouldn’t be there for my kids and grandkids.
My struggles didn’t fully surface until I was single and had no one to help me and couldn’t cook, bathe, or leave the house – it was very lonely.”
But now cooking her own meals, and with the help of her sons, Patty is enjoying life once more.
I would advise women who are in feeding relationships to make sure that you’re not just doing it for your partner and to fulfill their needs, make sure it’s for you too.
I don’t have any regrets because I honestly came to my senses and saved my own life.”
Patty has also suggested the diet and exercise regime is not done yet, so whilst she may not be making Wee Man disappear in any more Jackass movies she will be living a far healthier life.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.