Just before the highly anticipated Season 3 finale of 1000-Lb. Sisters airs, Amy Slaton went to her YouTube page to share the gender reveal for her second child.
The video shows a handful of Amy and Michael’s family and friends gathered at their house. Each person voted on their guess for the gender, with the majority thinking the baby would be a girl. Amy did a quick reveal by flipping over a small poster board that read “It’s A Boy!”
As their family and friends cheered, Amy gave a small pout as she hoped she would be carrying a girl. However, she did show her excitement and stated the baby’s name will be John Allen.
Amy and Michael’s first child, Gage, turned 1 in November. Amy has stated she wanted her kids to be close in age so they can grow up having a close bond like she has with her sister, Tammy. Baby John Allen is due to arrive in July.
Amy wants to break the cycle of obesity for her children
Just before celebrating his 1st birthday, Amy and her husband Michael decided to contact a dietitian who specializes in the best nutrition for babies. The goal was to help create a plan to incorporate well-balanced meals for her children so that eating healthy would be normal for them.
Earlier in the season, Amy shared her concerns about how much Gage was eating. She described him as a bottomless pit, who was needing more food than usual to be satisfied. She said his eating was reminding her of Tammy’s eating habits, and she didn’t want that to become his reality.
While visiting the dietitian, she admitted to not focusing on portion sizes with Gage. She confessed that it wasn’t something she was taught growing up, so it was never a priority. She simply feeds him until he’s full.
Amy’s biggest fear is raising overweight children. She said she would never forgive herself if that happened, as she didn’t want them to have the same kind of childhood she had. She is committed to learning how to provide balanced meals for them and helping them understand the importance of being healthy.
Amy is creating the life she always wanted
Although she has gotten pregnant soon after her weight-loss surgery, and against her doctor’s recommendations, Amy continues to work towards her goals. While her progress has slowed down, she believes she will hit her target weight after delivering her baby.
During Season 3 of the show, fans have watched Amy purchase and remodel a bigger home for her growing family, travel by airplane for the first time, and take vacations with her family. These were things she always hoped to do but never felt it was possible when she was over 400-lbs.
She has also continued to support her sister, Tammy, and encourage her weight loss journey. While the sisters have had disagreements, Amy has been clear that she loves her sister and just wants her to be healthy. She wants her to live a long life and be around for her children. Tammy did not attend the gender reveal as she currently is in rehab.
1000-Lb. Sisters airs Mondays at 10/9c on TLC and is also streaming on Discovery+.
I really feel for these sisters. That’s a hard thing to live with and even harder to get under control. You have to really want it, really value yourself, before you can make the changes to your lifestyle. It can’t just be surgery or a diet. It has to be a whole new lifestyle which means for the rest of your life. I did it, but I won’t try to tell you it was easy. It was the hardest thing I ever did, but it’s also the best thing I ever did. I weighed 411 at 5’4″ tall and my dr. said I was going to die if I didn’t get that extra weight off me. The first thing I had to do was come up with a plan. Stop eating processed food and anything that was a created product. I started buying only real, whole foods and preparing meals at home with lots of herbs and spices. I also had to stop thinking about losing weight. Losing means it could maybe be found and I definitely didn’t want to find any of it back. So to me, it’s getting rid of. For 2 years, those were the only changes I made. Just real whole food and getting rid of excess weight. I got to 298 that way. The next year I concentrated on drinking only water and herb teas, at least 80 oz of water every day. And I also decided to eat oatmeal with berries or apples & cinnamon for breakfast every day. I’m in year 4 now where I eat oatmeal for breakfast with a green smoothie, and my other meals are salads, home made soups, roasted or steamed veggies, and 1/4 cup some kind of bean with 1/4 cup some kind of gluten free grain. Chicken and fish are condiments, no more than 3 oz, no skin and baked or roasted never fried. Yesterday my weight was 188. My goal is 125 but I’ll be really happy to get to 140. ANd I’ll keep it up because I want to live, and live healthy. No food tastes as good as being healthy and feeling good is.