1000-LB Sisters star Tammy Slaton has been featured in a new video from TLC that celebrates her weight loss journey after she almost lost her life.
The YouTube video features some footage from the fourth episode of the reality show’s fourth season where Tammy learns that she is eligible for weight loss surgery.
YouTube/TLCTLC posted a new video of Tammy Slaton’s weight loss journey[/caption]
YouTube/TLCThe video shows Tammy reaching her goal weight of under 550 pounds[/caption]
During the clip, Tammy is at the rehab facility in Toledo, Ohio, and she’s waiting for her half-sisters Amanda and Misty to visit her.
Tammy said: “It’s been so long since I’ve seen them face to face.”
Once Amanda and Misty arrive at the facility, they immediately noticed how different their sister looked after losing weight at the facility.
At the beginning of the visit, the TLC star tells her sisters that she’s 560 pounds, only ten pounds shy of her surgery goal weight of 550 pounds.
At the end of the sister’s visit, they’re able to see Tammy do a weigh-in. It’s the last thing they do before they head back to Kentucky.
Amanda and Misty tentatively watch as their sister stepped on the scale before the nurse announced that Tammy weighed 534.7 pounds.
The 1000-lb Sisters star’s weight was a pleasant surprise for everyone in the room, especially Tammy’s sisters, who seemed like they couldn’t believe what they just witnessed.
“I’m just so proud of her,” said Misty. “I can’t say it enough. I’m just so proud of her.”
In her confessional, Tammy said that she “stopped breathing for a second” after she stepped on the scale because she officially reached her goal weight.
She said: “I did that! I’m feeling thrilled. Proud. Just, all of the emotions…I finally got my told-you-so moment.”
As the two sisters left, Tammy got very emotional and broke down crying in the hallway of the facility. All of her emotions finally caught up with her as she had to say goodbye to her family.
1000-LB OF LOVE
Since Tammy started taking her weight loss journey seriously, her fans have rallied behind her to help push her forward, and the comment section of TLC’s YouTube video is a great example of that.
One said: “I have never rooted for somebody this hard in my whole life. Do it up, Tammy. We’re with you, girl.”
Another wrote: “I’ve watched this part so manly times but I cry every time!!! And I know I’m not alone in the happiness. So many of us feel the same. Man! This is a truly life-heartwarming moment and it makes me happy to be alive to witness.”
A third said: “When Tammy started to cry I just broke down and cried. It hurt my heart to see her cry. Tammy I know you can do this and know you have support all over the world.”
Someone else commented: “I never doubted Tammy could do it. I feared she wouldn’t. But I KNEW she could. She’s proving that now. I’m so proud of her.”
In the season three finale, Tammy’s brother Chris revealed she was rushed to the hospital one day after arriving at rehab because she couldn’t breathe.
“They’re just telling us that her lungs have given up and like her body is shutting down,” Amanda said. “So at this point, you know, we’re facing making funeral arrangements for my little sister.”
She continued: “I’m just sitting here thinking, Oh my god. She’s been in such a bad place for so long. She waited too long. And now that she has the courage to step out and get the help that she needs, now this.”
Tammy was placed on a ventilator and then put into a medically-induced coma at the hospital.
Chris said: “They didn’t know if she was going to make it through the night. Or make it through the next hour.
“And we stayed four days or so up there. And then the last day we were there, she woke up. And she kept telling us she loved us and wanted to go home.”
When Tammy woke up, she was given a tracheotomy, a breathing tube inserted in her throat, which was only removed this past December.
After three weeks in the hospital, she was able to return to rehab.
“I’m happy, I’m relieved, I’m still sad. I’m just grateful,” Amanda said. “I’m just like, good looking out up there, you know. Thanks. We prayed for a miracle and God gave us one.”
“She’s okay. She’s still alive. She has her life,” their other sister, Amy, added.
YouTube/TLCTammy’s half-sisters Amanda and Misty were present for the special moment[/caption]
YouTube/TLCFans are filled with joy every time they see Tammy reach a new milestone in her journey[/caption]
TLCLast year, Tammy almost died and had to be put on a ventilator while she was in a medically induced coma[/caption]