Dolly Dimples

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Every once and a while I come across these stories. They talk about sideshow carnivals and people who made their living just by being fat. This is the story of Dolly Dimples.

She was 4’11” tall and weighed 555 pounds, enjoying the carnival life. Then she survived a heart attack.

Her doctors told her to alter her diet or she would die. Dolly was frightened by the prospect of death, she enjoyed live greatly, and so she paid attention to the advice in a most astounding fashion.

In fourteen months Dolly Dimples was gone, and in her place stood Celesta Geyer at a svelte 112 pounds. She had lost over 443 pound by limiting her diet to baby food. The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes this achievement as the greatest weight loss in the shortest period of time.

She spent the rest of her life promoting her diet as a method of losing weight. She profited from being fat and she profited from slimming down. We all like to watch as the celebrities perform stunts of amazement like Janet Jackson’s weight loss. This has been going on for so long that it makes me believe that we are programmed to want to watch others on this journey.


3 Responses to “Dolly Dimples”

  1. www.iportion.com Says:

    I did try to eat some baby food while on a crash diet. I could not live on baby food 🙂

    PS People make money for being thin why not make money from being fat. I feel it’s no diff than modeling today.

  2. Rita Temple Says:

    I have been looking for Dolly’s book or the exact diet she used. Can not find it. can any one help me? Thanks Rita

  3. Shirley Deutsch Says:

    Are you still looking for Diet or Die the Dolly Demples Diet. I have it and it is very entertaining and informational. It is not a baby food diet, she was given baby food in the hospital after suffering from a near fatal heart attack.

    I found another copy at http://www.alibris.com/search/search.cfm


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