1000-lb Sisters: Tammy Slaton Faces Anxiety Challenges Over Driving With Massive Loose Skin!
Tammy Slaton is still struggling to get on the road amid her ongoing weight loss journey. The 1000-lb Sisters star offered fans and followers an update, weeks after the TLC show documented her first attempt to sit in the front seat of a car in almost twenty years.
“The last time I sat in the front, it’s probably been 15 or 20 years. But I’m willing to try and see how it goes,” Tammy told her brother, Chris, in a recently aired episode.
“I did it!” she declared after sitting in the front seat and buckling her seatbelt.
Tammy shared that she still hoped to conquer her fear of driving, in response to a fan question on TikTok.
“I do want to learn eventually,” Tammy replied in a December 31 video. “But right now anxiety’s just a little too much. A lot going on. But baby steps.”
The reality star does have some driving experience, as she has mastered maneuvering a golf cart.
“It didn’t go too fast,” the 37-year-old noted. “But yes, eventually, I do want to drive a car.”
Tammy dropped more than 400 pounds after undergoing bariatric surgery and receiving treatment during a 14-month stint at a Kentucky weight loss rehab facility.
Tammy fell in love and married her late husband, Caleb Willingham, during her time in rehab, last year.
Tammy reflected back on her health journey in a recent interview with People. Tammy currently weighs 285 pounds, down a jaw-dropping 440 pounds after tipping the scale at 725 pounds.
“One of the big changes that I have gone through this past year is probably small to most people,” she told the mag last month. “But for me it was huge.”
“Just being able to walk without a walker or be pushed in a wheelchair, and no oxygen. I don’t even sleep with it at night anymore,” Tammy shared. “Then it was being able to fit in a regular vehicle, front seat, and then the belt buckle, and not have to use an extender now. So I mean, just what seems minor to some people is giant for me.”
Kentucky Bariatric Institute doctor, Dr. Eric Smith, has treated the reality star throughout her health journey. He told the outlet that he wanted Tammy to celebrate everyday victories, rather than focusing on the scale.
“I remember the first time I got a picture that she sent me of her riding the front seat in a car with a seatbelt, things that we may take for granted,” Smith said. “That was a huge accomplishment for her when she used to be coming to my office in the back of a minivan with the seats removed because that was the only way that they could transport her.”
“For Tammy, I told her don’t get so caught up in a number. Enjoy the ride getting there. I want her to enjoy what we call those non-scale victories, the ability to be more mobile by herself,” he added. “I’m proud of her for those weight or number goals, but what I’m most proud about is the goals that she’s achieving of actually living a healthier and happier life.”
Olivia Davis is a Staff Writer at All About The Tea. Olivia’s hobbies include binging Netflix series, and watching Housewives on Bravo. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in History.