Amy Slaton is the creator of 1000 lb Sisters, a website she created in her dorm room while studying at Auburn University. The site went viral very quickly and now serves as an outlet for women to share stories of their weight struggles.
Amy Slaton has always been a heavyweight, even at an early age. At just 5 years old she weighed 230 pounds and was considered obese. Older than her peers, Amy found that her weight made it hard to do anything including making friends and participating in physical activities.
Some kids would call her “fat” and she felt like there was no one else like her in the world. Amy Slaton’s life changed the day she realized her weight was a major problem. She was only 34 years old but her 5’2″ frame could not handle the 1,000 pounds she had accumulated over the course of her lifetime.
Amy would do anything to take back her life and make it better for herself and those around her. So, she began to work toward that goal by counting calories, working out with friends, and changing her diet completely.
Before TLC’s 1000-Lb Sisters, the Slaton sisters found fame on YouTube
Before TLC’s series “1000-lb. sisters” became a reality show, two sisters from Slaton Texas were gaining fame on YouTube. Joni and Kristy’s sibling rivalry taught viewers about family, food, and love. Videos of the sisters taking showers together to make sure they got clean before bedtime went viral, as well as videos of them hanging out with their friends.
They shared their ups and downs in a way that only friends can relate to one another. However, For years, the Slatons have been living their lives by capturing hilarious moments of their family life on film. They are known for making videos about their adventures which has earned them more than 300,000 likes on Facebook, 50 thousand followers on Twitter, and many more followers on Youtube.
As the saying goes, “You gotta do what you gotta do to get by” and that was the motto of the Slaton sisters, who found fame on YouTube before TLC’s hit show 1000-Lb. Sisters. Growing up in Slaton, Texas, they quickly discovered that their size would be an asset rather than a hindrance. The two sisters started making videos at home with their mother’s phone and soon racked up over 500,000 views on YouTube.
The stars of TLC’s 1000-Lb Sisters have faced bullying online
The stars of TLC’s 1000-Lb Sisters have faced bullying online. Bullying is never a good thing, but online bullying is often more difficult to deal with because it can happen anonymously. After a recent episode of the show aired, the stars of the show, who are all sisters and weigh a combined 1,000 pounds, were called “a bunch of lazy slobs” on Twitter.
A&E’s TLC show, 1000-lb sisters, has faced bullying online. On the show the two morbidly obese sisters, Bethany and Jen, are shown living their lives in a small trailer with their families. The sisters often have to be transported to appointments by fellow family members, but there are days when they are able to attend school or physical therapy appointments on their own.
In last night’s episode of TLC’s “1000-lb Sisters,” viewers saw what it’s like for TLC cameras to follow the lives of Jennifer and Elise, sisters who have gained a combined weight of over 1000 pounds. While filming a school reunion, Jennifer and Elise were faced with bullying from their classmates. One classmate even went as far as telling them that they should kill themselves.
Tammy Slaton of TLC’s 1000-Lb Sisters has experienced serious health issues
Tammy Slaton, one of the sisters on TLC’s 1000-Lb Sister has dealt with serious health issues. The show follows her and her other sister Jenny through their transformation, both physically and mentally. Tammy was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes at age 18 but does not want to worry about her weight anymore so she joins Jenny in their weight loss journey.
She also wants to be there for her family as they face their own challenges. Along with her sister, she has been on the journey of losing weight over the past few years due to an illness that caused both sisters to gain weight. It was not until Tammy discovered her thyroid problem in 2009 that they were able to get their weight under control.
Her weight loss and surgery
Amy Slaton has always been conscious of her weight. Having finally reached the 315-pound mark, she decided to take the next step in her weight loss journey. She went to see a general surgeon who specialized in bariatric surgery.
After meeting with him, she decided that the time had come for drastic measures and scheduled a gastric bypass surgery. That day changed Amy’s life forever. She was able to lose over 220 pounds and is now focused on keeping it off for good.
She was not happy with how she felt and looked and knew that her weight and lack of physical activity were hurting her health. So, she decided to get fit and go into surgery to lose her excess weight.
All in all, the process took about 16 months to complete and required personal dedication, determination, discipline, and most importantly, a mutual commitment between Amy and her doctors.
The 1000-Lb Sisters stars revealed how the show affected their relationship
The 1000-Lb Sisters is a documentary series that airs on Discovery Life and premiered in 2017. The show follows three sisters who are all battling obesity – with one weighing over 1000 pounds. What they don’t know is that the cameras are rolling 24 hours a day. As they learn about the show, the sisters fight for control of their privacy and their story. But when these women can barely keep themselves clothed or in bed, is it possible to keep secrets?
With the entire nation watching them, they were not able to let their guard down and had to act like they were still best friends. But, with time, they learned more about themselves and how to communicate with each other.
They learned that they had more similarities than they thought at first glance. The sisters say that the show was more of a blessing than it was a curse.
One evening, Tammy overheard them arguing over who would give up their own child so that the other could be cured. Tammy Slaton tested positive for COVID-19. COVID-19 is a deadly virus that still hasn’t been cured. There are only two cases in the United States.
It was uncertain whether or not Tammy had contracted it from someone else, but she’s remaining optimistic. “I’m just hoping it’s one of the two viral strains that are curable,” says Slaton. “I know I have to get my flu shot.
How Twitter responded to TLC’s 1000-Lb Sisters
In recent episodes of TLC’s 1000-Lb Sisters, two overweight sisters with a combined weight of 1100 lbs. have been trying to lose weight and get healthy by following a strict regimen, but with little success.
The most popular reaction on social media was disbelief.
Twitter users were quick to point out that eating is a coping mechanism, with some suggesting the sisters need therapy instead of dieting. Throughout the past few days, TLC has been on its 1000-lb. sisters show which has garnered a lot of attention. There have been many comments made on Twitter about the show, some of the tweets are supportive while others are more critical.