Over the last three years, 1000-Lb Sisters fans have watched Tammy Slaton struggle to make progress on her weight loss journey. She has had some small triumphs though she never seems to follow through with commitments to her health. After seeing multiple bariatric doctors, a stint in rehab, and several hospitalizations — has Tammy Slaton actually lost any weight? Read on to find out if the TLC star has managed to make any headway towards her health goals.
Tammy Slaton Battles Her Bulge
When Tammy Slaton started her weight loss journey way back in season one of 1000-Lb. Sisters, she clocked in at a staggering 608-lbs. Her sister, Amy, came in at 400-lbs. After an upsetting weigh-in on a junkyard scale, Amy vowed to turn her life around because she wanted to be able to have kids one day – something she was unable to do at that size. Tammy also made a commitment to put her health first, unfortunately, that commitment wouldn’t be one she would prioritize.
Despite watching both her sister and her brother, Chris Combs, lose enough weight to qualify for bariatric surgery, Tammy put in minimal effort and blamed her lack of progress on anyone she could find a grievance with. Even after seeing her siblings get control over their health, the TLC star refused to abide by the doctor’s orders. Her continued binge eating and refusal to make physical activity changes in her lifestyle contributed to Tammy falling further in the wrong direction. Each visit to her doctor revealed more weight gain and more resistance to the changes her providers were trying to help her make.
Tam-Tam Makes Some Positive Progress
At the beginning of season 2, we find out that Tammy has been in Rehab for several weeks. During her time in the facility, she was working on losing the 100 pounds required by her doctor to approve her for bariatric surgery.
With the help of nurses, nutrition experts, and staff, Tammy was able to make some tangible progress toward her goal. Her diet was controlled and physical activity was required and encouraged. Her family praised her success as she hit the 60-pound marker. At this point, she was only 40 pounds from her goal. A few more weeks and she would have been able to get her surgery. But, in an act of self-sabotage, Tammy guilts her family into bringing her home early.
As she left, she promised that she would continue to make good choices in regards to her diet and exercise. Tammy said that she would follow the diet and continue to make headway on meeting her goal to get approved for surgery. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Soon after returning from the rehab facility, Tammy began to backslide into old habits. The reality star resumed binge eating and stopped participating in any form of exercise.
Tammy Slaton’s Big Blow Up
In the months since she’s been home, Tammy’s lifestyle choices have created the perfect storm for deteriorating health. Binging eating, limited mobility, vaping and excessive drinking led to substantial weight gain. Her last visit to Dr. Eric proved just how far in the wrong direction she’d been moving. Tammy Slaton stepped on the scale and weighed in at her heaviest yet – just over 640 pounds.
Her doctor of course was not amused by her lack of progress nor the multitude of excuses she had for her inability to prioritize her health. She was asked not to return until she was ready to make the changes needed to save her own life.
Has Tammy Slaton Lost Any Weight
As we’ve just crossed the threshold into 2022, fans want to know. Has Tammy Slaton actually managed to lose any weight?
Currently, the TLC star is residing as an in-patient at a “hospital-like facility.” Tammy was hospitalized late last year after a nasty bout of carbon dioxide poisoning. According to what Tammy has told fans, she is in a facility near the hospital. This allows her doctors to keep tabs on her while she recovers. While she is feeling better – Tammy says the doctors don’t think she is ready to return home just yet.
Unfortunately, not everyone believes what Tammy is saying. Those who avidly watch her live streams and TikTok videos think Tammy may very well be in a rehab facility or a nursing home. Many feel that it is more likely a nursing home because she has a lot more freedom than she appeared to in the previous rehab facility. Fatty foods and candy are in the background of several of Tammy’s videos which led fans to think that Tammy is in a nursing home.
Numerous fans have been trying to use her social media photos and videos to gauge if she has lost any weight since she’s been away from home. While in some videos Tammy’s seems to be slimmer, other videos give her a larger appearance. The constant changes to the editing make it very hard to tell if the celeb has dropped any of the weight – especially when she tends to favor various filters when making her content.
So, in regards to the question of whether Tammy Slaton has lost any weight – our answer is — maybe. While Tammy continued to update fans, she has not given any further information about her weight loss progress. It is entirely possible that Tammy is in a rehab facility getting the help she needs. As of now, however, she tells fans that she is just in a care facility recovering her lung strength so she can return home. We will continue to monitor the situation and report on the 1000-Lb. Sisters star’s progress as more information becomes available.