1000-lb Sisters star Tammy Slaton said that she hasn’t made any progress with her weight loss and health journey since season one of this TLC hit show. She originally made it her goal to lose enough to qualify for gastric bypass surgery with her sister. But, Tammy has gained even more weight.
1000-lb Sisters: Health Problems for Tammy Slaton
In season one of 1000-lb Sisters on TLC, Tammy Slaton weighed in at 605 pounds. Tammy Slaton and her sister Amy Slaton decided to get gastric bypass surgery together. However, both sisters needed to lose enough to qualify for this operation.
Since filming, Tammy is often talking about the many chronic health problems she’s suffering from. Recently, Tammy Slaton was diagnosed with pneumonia and COVID-19. As a result, she was in the hospital for a few weeks and this made it harder to keep up with her weight loss goals.
Also, this 1000-lb Sisters star is open about her struggle with depression. Tammy even said that it’s gotten so bad, she’s even attempted to end her life.
Weight Gain, Despite Efforts of Celebrity
On 1000-lb Sisters, Tammy Slaton says that her lowest weight was 550 pounds. She blames the lockdowns because she’s gained a lot. In fact, most Americans adhering to lockdown protocols have gained weight.
She says that she did meet the doctor’s goals for her to get gastric bypass surgery. Yet, but she says that she’s “fallen off the wagon”. Tammy is now depending on her walker to move around. Even though she’s only taking a few steps, she’s struggling to catch her breath.
In season two spoilers of 1000-lb Sisters, she sits down with her brother to talk about her goals. Her brother offers to join her on her journey for weight loss. His goal is to offer support for her. Also, he admits that he could be a “little healthier”.
Tammy says that she’s happy her brother is going to help her. He tells He tells his sister that he wants her to succeed.
And after learning that her sister, Amy Slaton, is pregnant, Tammy is concerned. This is because Amy Slaton and her husband, Michael Halterman, tell Tammy that they’re going to need to get a larger house. This makes her upset. She says that “everything’s gonna change”.
But, she says that she misses her boyfriend Jerry. And she says that she doesn’t want to be in her home without Jerry there.
1000-lb Sisters: The Life-Threatening Weight of Tammy Slaton
Jerry travels to see Tammy again and greets her with a hug. He says that he wants her to get the surgery, because she has to lose weight for her health. This makes her family concerned because Jerry admits that he likes “big girls”.
And this causes Amy to become concerned. This is because she doesn’t think Jerry will do enough to motivate Tammy.
Amy tells her sister that they all need to “change their eating habits”. Tammy tells her sister that needs to practice what she preaches. This causes the two sisters to argue.
Then, Tammy’s doctor says that he’s worried about her. He says that with how much she weighs, she has an 80% chance of dying in the next five years. Amy says that her sister’s health is in crisis. She’s worried that her sister is about to die.
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