When Amy made her debut on TLC’s “1000-lb Sisters,” fans were surprised to see a participant who was comparatively lighter than others on the show.
However, it’s important to note that “light-weighted” in this context simply means lighter in comparison to the show’s usual standards. When Amy Slaton first appeared, her weight was around 400 pounds, which is still quite significant.
Amy, however, wasn’t content with her weight. She hadn’t realized how much she had gained until she faced the reality. This realization led Amy to embark on a weight loss journey, and she achieved considerable success, bringing her weight down to 270 pounds. But, of course, this journey wasn’t without its challenges.
Along the way, Amy encountered many difficulties, almost like riding a roller coaster with its ups and downs. So, let’s explore what this roller coaster ride felt like for Amy Slaton herself.
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Amy Slaton’s Weight Loss Journey
Before finding out how she lost weight, we should discuss how she reached where she is now.
In Slaton’s own words, “We (she and her sister who is also struggling with obesity) were born very poor”. She said that there were times when we did not have food at all.
Amy recalled that they were provided food by the church and most of the time it was fast food.
So, this is how her, (along with her sister’s) weight started increasing. That was precisely how Amy built a love for fast food that became the main reason behind her obesity.
Now, returning to the main question of how did Slaton lose weight. When Slaton consulted with her doctor, he informed her that the only way to start weight loss was by undergoing surgery. On hearing that, Amy agreed.
However, the doctor put forward a condition that she must lose 20 pounds before undergoing surgery as it would eliminate all high risks.
How did Amy Lose Weight?
Agreeing on this point with the doctor as well, Slaton lost 20 pounds after a lot of struggle in the gym and eliminating a big portion of her food consumption. The next step was to undergo the surgery and that is what she did.
After the procedure was done, Amy’s weight was down to 300 pounds. That was a huge accomplishment compared to the history of Slaton’s struggles with obesity.
After that surgery, things took a different turn. Amy became pregnant with her son, Gage, and the weight loss journey had to be stopped.
During the pregnancy, as expected, Slaton put on a lot of weight. She said that it seemed all her “struggles were in vain”. However, as soon as she gave birth, Slaton got back on track. She observed discipline in her eating and did workouts on a daily basis.
In this way, she lost weight in quite a great way and became slimmer. Amy’s struggle so bewildered her fans that when one of her fans saw her jogging in a public park, they shared the photo on Reddit, making it a topic of discussion. The photo was captioned, “Amy looks so skinny. She has lost a lot of extra skin”.
Before & After Weight Loss
To be precise, she managed to lose a remarkable 130 pounds. When she first started her journey, Amy’s weight was at a hefty 400 pounds. But through her determination and hard work, she successfully slimmed down to an impressive 270 pounds.
This transformation wasn’t just surprising; it was absolutely shocking to everyone, including her sister Tammy. The dramatic change in Amy’s appearance left people in awe, and it was a testament to her dedication and the hurdles she overcame to achieve her weight loss goals.
1000-lb Sisters Season 3
The Slaton sisters have appeared in the new season of the show as well. The show was released on November 15, 2021.
Fans, who have been waiting for a long time, are very excited and happy to find out more about Amy and her sister, Tammy’s struggles.
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There is no doubt that Slaton has seen a lot of struggles in her life. Obesity, for a long time, has dominated her life.
However, now Slaton is taking a stand and she has made a huge difference. Amy is a sparkle of light for those who despair because of obesity.