'1000-lb Sisters': Did Tammy Slaton gain 20 lbs due to Covid-19? Here's why fans are blaming Jerry Sykes
'1000-lb Sisters' penultimate episode last week ended on a cliffhanger with Tammy being tested positive for Covid-19. This was not the only shock-inducing event from the episode. It also saw Tammy's boyfriend, who is a married man as well as a grandparent, make a comeback. Fans were astounded when he came back to Kentucky for Tammy, to take care of her while Amy was at the hospital delivering her baby Gage.
Fans gaped in horror and shock when he walked through Tammy's door and many insisted that it wasn't as surprising, and maybe he was back to collect the TLC paycheck. Jerry was the only person apart from Amy and Michael Halterman that Tammy had interacted with and fans of the show didn't take too long to put two and two together. Within no time, fans started to bash him for coming to Kentucky and passing on the virus to Tammy after which she was admitted to the hospital where she became quite suicidal.
What happened to Tammy Slaton after being tested positive for Covid-19?
There have been numerous occasions in the past where Tammy Slaton was required to spend time at the hospital. She has coped with two blood clots, pneumonia, and several medical procedures due to her excessive weight earlier on in life. There was also an instance where she was put on life support. At the time, she was almost "done with being sick all the time" and even considered ending her suffering.
Not much is known about what happened with Tammy at the hospital while recovering from Covid-19. Perhaps the next episode of '1000-lb Sisters' will answer that question.
However, what we know for sure is that she gained an additional 20 lbs because she was rendered sedentary and couldn't follow the diet at the hospital, the trailer for the upcoming episode suggests.
Is Tammy Slaton addicted to food? Here's why she can't stop eating
Tammy Slaton and her brother Chris Combs had a chat with their doctor after the disappointing weigh-in. Chris blamed himself for having "failed" as a diet buddy to his sister. However, all was not lost according to their specialist. "I just wasn't doing what I needed to do, sometimes I try to eat healthier and other days I'm like 'What the heck's the point'?"
Tammy also admitted that she was feeling all the more depressed after making all those bad food choices. "I know I shouldn't sit there and eat it all but I do and I don't know how to stop."
Is Tammy Slaton going to lose weight?
"Not so much that you're hungry but it's an addiction that you have of needing that food to fulfill maybe when you're down or sad, or something missing in your life. I think that is maybe something we need to talk about and deal with." Tammy's doctor had finally been able to get Tammy to admit that she had food addiction and that it was hard for her to stop. "I am really proud of you," he said to Tammy for being able to gather the courage to voice her problems out loud.
He lauded her for not blaming her recent weight on her hospitalization or Covid-19 diagnosis and he assured her that she still made progress even though she didn't lose weight.
Psychotherapy seems to be the next step from hereon for Tammy Slaton where she will be able to work with a counselor, who helps her through her issues and finds the root cause of where her food addiction comes from.
If multiple episodes of 'My 600-lb Life', another show on TLC is anything to go by, it won't be long before Tammy like her sister Amy makes her goal weight through right diet and therapy, and finally gets the gastric bypass surgery that she's been wanting for a long time.
Catch Season 2 finale episode of '1000-lb Sisters' on Monday, March 8, 2021, starting 8 pm ET only on TLC.