According to reports, 43-year-old Manuel Uribe, the world's heaviest man, has announced that he plans to marry his long-term girlfriend named Claudia Solis on Oct 26 in Monterrey, Mexico.

The couple met each other in 2004. They have still yet to decide the location for exchanging their wedding vows.

Uribe had been declared the world's heaviest man this year by Guinness Book of World Records. He is unable to even get out of his bed. Any outing requires hoisting his bed onto the back of a truck.

However, since 2006 when his weight was at its peak of 560 kg, he has shed about 250kg with the help of nutritionists working with the Zone diet. Understandably, he said he would not have more than a bite of wedding cake for photos, since he's still dieting to reach a weight which will allow him to walk again. His goal is to leave the house on his own but doctors say that is a long process because it may take several years for Uribe to reach his goal. He particularly is looking forward to walking his fiancee down the aisle when they marry. A Mexican band called Pesado, or Heavy, will be providing the music during his wedding.

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