1000-Lb. Sisters viewers were dumbfounded when Tammy Slaton made the decision to get into rehab for her eating addiction. They were even more shocked when she decided that she was capable of returning home and continuing her weight loss plan on her own. Now, just a few weeks after being discharged from an intensive treatment facility, Tammy comes face to face with Dr. Eric, where she comes to terms with the fact that she may have overestimated her ability to control herself. Read on to find out what happened at the first weigh-in of season 3.
Tammy Goes To Rehab
As fans of 1000-Lb. Sisters watched Tammy Slaton’s journey during season two, many were shocked at how she seems to live in a perpetual state of denial regarding her health. Despite being told time and time again that her lack of effort could literally kill her, Tammy has continued to backslide. After watching her own family members meet their own weight loss goals, and eventually get the bariatric weight loss surgery without her – the TLC celeb finally made the decision to get a more intensive type of help.
During the opening moments of the show’s third season, Tammy’s sister, Amy Halterman, reveals to fans that Tammy has finally made the decision to participate in more intensive treatment. She voluntarily checks in to a rehabilitation center that specializes in helping patients combat food addiction.
Tammy Slaton Archives Weight Loss!
Tammy’s family checks in during her stay in the rehab facility. While she says she hates the food and that she’s regularly hungry, the plus-sized celeb has found a silver lining – she has made friends. In addition to finding camaraderie with some of the other patients, Tammy reports that with the help of nurses, doctors, and a strict food and exercise plan, she lost just over 60 pounds.
For Tammy, 60 pounds of weight loss is, in fact a huge milestone. While it may not seem like a lot of weight comparatively, Tammy Slaton has failed repeatedly to not only meet goals, but has on several occasions gained ridiculous amounts of weight in between doctor’s appointments. For her, this is a huge win, and a huge step toward being approved for her bariatric surgery goal.
In fact, if Tammy had kept up this intensive program for just a few more weeks, she could have easily met and likely succeeded her goal 100-pound weight loss goal set by Dr. Eric. Unfortunately, this is not the outcome we are seeing on the show.
Running In Reverse, Again
After a few weeks in rehab, and having a supportive, dedicated nursing staff to monitor her every movement – Tammy had lost a total of 60 pounds. At over halfway to her goal, Tammy decides that she no longer needs the help of medical professionals. She deludes herself into believing that she is now capable of carrying on the program on her own at home.
While her family knows that this is a horrible idea, Tammy is homesick and convinces her brother Chris to come and bring her home from the facility. While there, the facility director lets Tammy know that she is leaving against medical advisement. Staff attempted to reason with her, warning her that she’s not ready to battle her food addiction and her weight plan on her own.
Tammy travels home, though unfortunately, as her family expected, things did not go as well as she thought they would. A few weeks after leaving the rehab facility, Tammy goes in for her appointment with Dr. Eric.
Prior to the appointment, her brother, Chris, admits to the camera that he isn’t expecting the outcome to be a positive one. He knows that, since she has been home, Tammy has fallen back into old habits. She remains unable to control her eating addiction, and, in addition, has jumped into a relationship with Jerry 2.0, whose name this time happens to be Phillip.
“Tammy’s not doing what she needs to do,” Chris says tells producers in a confessional session, “She’s in a relationship with a dude that’s not got Tammy’s best interest at heart.”
The Numbers Don’t Lie
When it came time to put all the cards on the table, Tammy told the camera that she hoped that she had lost more weight, but wasn’t sure if she had. ”
“I’m hoping that I’ve lost even more and I’m closer to my 550 goal,” she mused.
At her last weigh-in, the over-sized celebrity had rung in at 624 pounds, which, for her was a great success considering she entered rehab at nearly 700 lbs. Now, in Dr. Eric’s office, the numbers told a much different story than Tammy would have liked to portray. Instead of coming closer to her goal, she was quickly moving away from it.
In just a few weeks since she made the decision to come home early from rehab, Tammy had gained nearly 15 pounds – now putting her weight back up to 639.
Chris, who has done his best to be a supportive ally for Tammy on her health journey, was absolutely livid by her lack of effort. “This s—‘s unbelievable,” Chris vented on camera, “Tammy gained about 15 lbs. than what it was three weeks ago, so it sucks. She’s pissing precious time away that she really ain’t got.”
Tammy on the other hand feigned surprise at the weight gain, deflecting and making varied excuses for her lack of progress.
“I gained weight back,” she says. “I’m not happy about it. I hate it. I hate it.”
Will Tammy Slaton ever be able to match the success that Amy and her brother, Chris have had with their weight loss? Let us know you’re thoughts in the comments.
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