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1000-lb Pound Sisters

1000-lb Pound Sisters

  • Premiered: 
    January 1, 2020
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  • Network: TLC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Family
  • Tags: weight

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Plot Synopsis

1000-LB SISTERS is a one-hour reality series that follows Amy and Tammy Slaton, as they try to lose enough weight to qualify for and undergo life-changing bariatric surgery. Amy and Tammy, spunky sisters from Kentucky, have shared their weight struggles with their YouTube fans, but are now ready to lose weight so they can pursue their dreams. Younger sister Amy, age 31, wants to start a family with her new husband but is having trouble getting pregnant due to her weight and health issues. At 32, Tammy needs help with everyday tasks and had to move in with the newlyweds after her last hospital stay. She dreams of moving out of Amy's house so that she can live independently and find a love interest. But at 406 and 605 lbs. respectively, Amy and Tammy have to lose weight before they can get approved for the surgery they hope will change their lives. This series follows them every step of the way, from appointments with their doctor and navigating the relatable challenges of eating healthier and moving more, to finding out if they qualify for surgery and having the procedure if they do. Whether it's sampling exercise equipment like thigh masters and shake weights or cutting back on unusual culinary treats they enjoy creating like "dressed bananas" (bananas dipped in Miracle Whip dressing and rolled in chopped peanuts), the sisters learn and laugh as they try to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Tammy's limited mobility forces her to rely on Amy more than she'd like to, adding to the tension that already exists just from living under the same roof. She hasn't left home in six years except for medical attention, and the isolation has taken a toll on both of them. Longing to connect with people, the sisters created a YouTube channel where they post funny videos and document their lives. But behind all their jokes and wacky humor, the sisters know they have to get serious about weight loss -- or the consequences could be life-threatening.
The sophomore season of 1000-LB SISTERS premiered on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT on TLC. Last season, fans watched Amy and Tammy attempt their biggest endeavor yet: losing enough weight to qualify for and undergo life-changing bariatric surgery. Amy, 33, qualified and went through with the surgery, while Tammy, 34, struggled to reach her goal weight. This season, a few months after her successful surgery, Amy learns more good news - that she and her husband Michael are expecting their first baby. Having a child of their own is everything Amy has always dreamed of, but Tammy is concerned that Amy is still recovering from her procedure, and that her doctor had warned her to wait at least two years to get pregnant. Meanwhile, Tammy has moved in next door to Amy and Michael and relies on them for her basic daily needs. Amy worries that with a baby on the way, she won't have time to care for Tammy, and hopes her sister can learn to become more independent. During quarantine, Tammy's weight has fluctuated, worrying Amy and her family that Tammy's recent weight gain means that she has fallen into old habits. The sisters' older brother Chris decides to join Tammy on her journey in the hopes of getting approved for weight loss surgery himself and to hold Tammy accountable. They hope they can motivate her to get back on track in order to qualify for weight loss surgery. Meanwhile, Tammy is head over heels for her boyfriend Jerry, who she met in person once last year in Atlanta. Now, he's agreed to visit her in Kentucky and Tammy hopes this means he's ready to take their relationship to the next level. However, when Tammy's siblings discover the details of how they met, they worry that Jerry could sabotage Tammy's weight loss goals and distract her from making her health a priority. Additionally, in a short-form series premiering December 11 exclusively on social, Tammy and Amy will give viewers a fun-filled experience cooking healthy foods, attempting the "Hot and Sour" challenge, and even giving Amy's husband, Michael, a makeover

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Crazy Legs Productions


  • - Kentucky USA