“A family of four with a combined weight of 83 stone say they are “too fat to work” and need more than the £22,000 they currently receive in benefits.
“We have cereal for breakfast, bacon butties for lunch and microwave pies with mashed potato or chips for dinner,” Mrs Chawner told Closer magazine.
“All that healthy food, like fruit and veg, is too expensive. We’re fat because it’s in our genes. Our whole family is overweight,” she added.
Each week, Mr and Mrs Chawner, who have been married for 23 years, receive £177 in income support and incapacity benefit. Mrs Chawner is paid an extra £330-a-month disability allowance for epilepsy and asthma, both a result of being overweight.
Mr Chawner gets £71 a month after developing Type 2 diabetes because of his size. He was on a waiting list for a gastric band last year, but a heart condition made the operation unsuitable. Their daughter Samantha receives £84 in Jobseekers’ Allowance each fortnight while Emma, who is training to be a hairdresser, gets £58 every two weeks under a hardship fund for low-income students.
Emma, said: “I’m a student and don’t have time to exercise” she said “We all want to lose weight to stop the abuse we get in the street, but we don’t know how.”"
LMAO! “too fat to work”
It’s called changing your diet, going to the gym, getting a personal trainer who screams in your ear all the time to push harder, squat deeper, and eek out one more leg raise. Or perhaps it means getting a Shepherd, or a big dog if you must, and run daily. Don’t settle for being a lard bucket. Say ‘no’ to being fat! To be sure, some fatness can be attributed to hereditary conditions. And as we all know, America is fat, overweight, and gluttons for food.
I really feel quite sorry for that family. It’s like a herd of elephants. And their poor beds I bet they just scream “get the heck off me fatty!!”