Amy Slaton has proven to be an infinitely reliable sister to Tammy Slaton throughout the couple’s harrowing journey in 1000-lb Sisters, but it’s finally time for Amy Slaton to stop looking out for her big sister.
Year after year, followers of the Slaton family have watched Amy Slaton give Tammy Slaton everything she needs in hopes that she will finally make progress in her stagnant weight loss endeavor. From Tammy’s unhealthy dependence on her Slaton siblings to Amy’s shifting priorities, here’s why 1000 lb Sisters fans agree that Amy Slaton needs to stop taking care of Tammy.
Even though Tammy Slaton is Amy Slaton’s older sister, Amy Slaton and her husband, Michael Halterman, have taken on the herculean task of being responsible for Tammy Slaton’s health during the 1000-lb Sisters experiences. From providing Tammy Slaton with a place to live to physically moving Sister Slaton into her wheelchair, Amy Slaton and Michael acted as Tammy’s guardians and got almost nothing in return from her. After their plethora of explosive altercations in season 3 of 1000-lb Sisters, fans believe Amy should step down from her position as her sister’s caregiver and cut Tammy out of her life for good.
At the end of the third season of 1000 lb Sisters, Amy and Tammy Slaton were both facing pivotal moments in their lives. Tammy was back in the hospital after once again failing to take her weight loss goals seriously and Amy Slaton was focused on her blossoming family as she would soon be pregnant with her second child.
Viewers of 1000 lb Sisters were hoping that Tammy’s final hospital stay would be the end of her dependence on Amy, but the youngest Slaton sister recently made comments that prove that fans need to convince Amy Slaton to stop caring about Tammy.
1000-Lb Sisters: Amy Slaton Needs To Let Tammy Slaton Be Independent
The main reason Amy has to stop taking care of Tammy Slaton is that big sister Slaton has to learn to fend for herself. Since season 1 of 1000 Pounds Sisters, Tammy has shown no initiative to follow through on her weight loss goals. Unfortunately, Tammy has been slow to follow through on the fitness commitments she made with Amy during their debut on 1000-lb Sisters.
Amy kept herself motivated to stick to her diet and exercise regimen in order to lose enough weight to qualify for bariatric surgery. Tammy Slaton, on the other hand, failed to hold herself to the same standard and regularly failed to meet the health goals her doctors had set for her. Instead of following her younger sister’s example and qualifying for weight loss surgery, Tammy continued her life normally and ate unhealthy food at Amy’s house.
Although Amy supported Tammy Slaton to the best of her ability throughout the entertainer’s long effort to qualify for bariatric surgery, Tammy did not appreciate her sister’s help. Instead, Tammy used Amy as a scapegoat for her stagnant weight loss endeavor. Each time she was called out for not meeting her health goals, Tammy blamed Amy for buying her the wrong foods.
In addition to relying on Amy Slaton for food and shelter, Tammy Slaton also depended on her younger sister to have someone to blame for her failure. Viewers feel that if Amy allowed Tammy to be independent, her older sister Slaton would be forced to hold herself accountable for her actions. Although Tammy is currently losing weight in the hospital, Amy has shared that her sister will move back in with her when she is discharged. Fans are concerned that Tammy’s weight loss progress will stop if she returns to relying on Amy.