‘1000-Lb Sisters’ Season 3: Amy Slaton Reveals the Strange Reason Tammy Slaton Can’t Use the Stove

 Tammy and Amy Slaton’s relationship has always been a bit strained on 1000-lb Sisters. Throughout the past two seasons of the TLC show, Amy has been the main caretaker for her sister. She went grocery shopping for Tammy, let Tammy live with her, and even cooked for her sister. In the 1000-lb Sisters Season 3 premiere, Amy revealed why she was the one to do the cooking.

Tammy Slaton from '1000-lb Sisters'
Tammy Slaton from ‘1000-lb Sisters’ | TLC via YouTube

Why can’t Tammy use the stove?

When Tammy was living with Amy and her husband, Mike Halterman, Amy did the cooking. But even when Tammy moved next door, Amy still made the majority of Tammy’s meals outside of the times that they ordered takeout or used a meal delivery service. On the 1000-lb Sisters Season 3 premiere, Amy revealed why it’s hard for Tammy to cook.

According to Amy and her brother Chris Combs, Tammy can’t reach the dials on the stove because they are so far back and her stomach gets in the way. In order to rectify this, Amy bought Tammy a cooktop when she returned home from rehab. She told Tammy that this was a way for her to be more independent. Tammy, instead of being happy with the gift, saw it as rude that her sister gave her a present that would mean more work for her.

Tammy checked out of rehab during ‘1000-lb Sisters’ Season 3

During the premiere, Tammy checked in and out of rehab. Amy was happy for Tammy to go to the facility because she wanted to see her sister get better but she also wanted time to focus on her husband and her baby without having to look after Tammy. At her eight-week check-in, Tammy had made progress.

“When I got here, I weighed 689 pounds,” she told the camera. “Dr. Smith wants me to lose 100 pounds while I’m here. I’ve worked so hard, and I just don’t know if it’s going to pay off.”

She ended up losing 60 pounds but decided that she wanted to go home early.

“I’m homesick,” Tammy told Kelly Yarborogh, an administrator at the facility. “I miss my bed, I miss my family. So, I think I’m ready to go. I want to try to get the rest of the weight off on my own.”

Yarborogh worried about sending Tammy home to lose weight without the stability of the facility.

“I know I’m supposed to lose 100 lbs., but 60 is a great start,” Tammy told the cameras. “I’ve been here long enough, I’ve seen what to do. I just gotta do it.”

When Tammy expressed that she was planning to start ordering takeout again, Yarborogh tried to warn her against it.

“I think if Tammy were to stay we could continue giving her the tools to not order out, to continue just to stick to her diet a little bit longer,” Yarborogh told the camera. “I worry about Tammy when there’s not somebody there to make those good decisions.”

‘1000-lb Sisters’ Season 3

Almost as soon as Tammy came home, the arguments between her and her sister started up. This season, the two will have to find a way to live around each other without constantly bickering. But from the looks of the premiere episode, it doesn’t seem like that is going to be an easy feat.

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