The current season of 1000-Lb Sisters is coming to a close soon, and things aren’t looking great for Tammy Slaton. Although she’s happy to see Amy Slaton’s successful childbirth, the star admits that she battles with feelings of pointlessness and depression — but she also opens up and gets vulnerable about the process, something Dr. Eric Smith acknowledges. Here’s what we know about the season finale so far.
Amy Slaton welcomes baby Gage
1000-Lb Sisters star Amy Slaton welcomed her baby, Gage, into the world in November of 2020. Tammy Slaton was worried for her sister’s health at the time. Amy had been told that she shouldn’t try and have a child for up to two years after her bariatric surgery.
“When Amy told me she was pregnant, I didn’t know really what to say, other than like, ‘Really? Are you freakin’ serious? You know you’re not supposed to be pregnant right now,’” Tammy Slaton told 1000-Lb Sisters producers.
“When I first heard that Amy was pregnant I was feeling all sorts of things, I was mad and sad and worried about her health and safety since it was so soon after her surgery,” Tammy told People.
“I know, it’s like, I’m scared as hell, because it was only four months ago [that I had] my surgery and now I’m pregnant,” Amy Slaton said on the show.
Luckily baby Gage was born safe and healthy, and Amy Slaton is doing well post-pregnancy.
‘1000-Lb Sisters’ star Tammy Slaton gained weight
While 1000-Lb Sisters star Amy Slaton is still glowing in the excitement that comes with a newborn, Tammy Slaton suggests she’s dealing with depression and feelings of pointlessness over her weight loss regimen.
This is exacerbated by the discovery that Tammy has gained weight — 21 pounds since her previous check-in with Dr. Eric Smith.
“I mean, sometimes I try to eat healthier, and then other days I’m like, ‘What the heck’s the point?'” she admits in a sneak peek per People. She added that she “just wasn’t doing what I needed to do.”
Dr. Smith asks Tammy to describe her feelings after she makes a choice that she regrets.
“Even more depressed. Because I know I shouldn’t sit there and eat it all, but I do, and I don’t know how to stop,” she replies.
‘1000-Lb Sisters’ star opens up
Tammy Slaton struggles with some powerful emotions during the sneak peek, but Dr. Smith suggests that the 1000-Lb Sisters star is doing the right thing by being honest with herself.
“I’m really proud of you for the fact that you just admitted, ‘I don’t know how to stop,’ because that’s the first step in asking somebody to try to help you learn to stop,” Dr. Smith tells her. He then praises her for taking responsibility.
“You could’ve blamed [that] you couldn’t get out of bed, you could’ve blamed that you had COVID and you could’ve blamed that you were in the hospital, and you didn’t. And believe it or not, that’s a step forward from where you’ve been in the past. So you just made progress even though your weight went up.”