1000-Lb Sisters star Tammy ‘thankful to be alive’ after massive weight loss allows her to walk alone
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1000-Lb Sisters star Tammy Slaton has said she is 'thankful to be alive' after her massive weight loss journey has brought massive rewards.
Recently, the 36-year-old managed to reach her weight goal - having lost a around 183Ibs in recent months, dropping from 717lbs to 534lbs.
In the latest season of 1000-Lb Sisters, Tammy said: "When I got on the scale and I saw the scale was at 534.7, I kinda stopped breathing for a second.
"I'm like 14 lbs under my goal weight. From over 700, that's a huge drop.
"I'm feeling thrilled, proud, excited... just all the emotions. I proved everybody wrong. Everybody that doubted me, I finally got mine! My told-you-so moment!"
As a result of her weight loss journey, Tammy is now able to walk independently and has even been photographed going for a stroll.
Before now, Tammy needed the support of a wheelchair to get around.
But before all the weight loss success, Tammy was in a pretty difficult situation as she spent time at a food rehabilitation centre.
While there, Tammy was rushed to hospital when she stopped breathing and was subsequently put onto a ventilator and placed in a medically induced coma.
But despite her body 'shutting down', Tammy recovered and was able to continue her rehab and weight loss journey.
The TV star has been opening up about her hospital dash and how she nearly lost her life.
Speaking to People, she said: "I wised up and got my surgery. I was able to make my lungs strong enough to get my trach out, and then recently the doctor cleared me to be off my oxygen machine during the daytime.
"Now I only wear my oxygen at night, along with my BiPap machine.
"I monitor my oxygen levels throughout the day and keep my machine on hand in case I need it."
She concluded: "I’m feeling great! I’m thankful to be alive, and it’s fun to be progressing as much as I am."
Following the documentation of weight loss journey, many have praised Tammy for how far she has come over recent months.
Taking to Twitter, one follower said: "So wonderful. U inspire me so much. I am trying again. I got sleeved in 2016 and have lost only 55 pounds of my 185 pound goal. I have 130 pounds to my goal. I am so happy for you."
While a second added: "Boy, I doubted you. I'm so happy to see that you proved me and so many wrong! Keep up the great work."