chris combs debuted with his brothers amy halterman (née Slaton) and tammy slaton in 1000 sister pounds while embarking on weight loss journeys together.
These days, he weighs 140 pounds less, his blood sugar has stabilized, and he no longer needs to take insulin after having bariatric surgery during season 3.
“The main reason I want this surgery is because my father passed away at 57,” Chris said of his hopes of being in good shape during a confessional on the show. “AND [my dad] I weighed between 400 and 500 pounds,” he added. “I am 41 years old, I want to be present so that the children grow up, the grandchildren rise up. I want to be able to teach them everything I know. I want to be close to my family. They are my everything.”
Dr. Eric Smith he finally approved Chris for the procedure after seeing his progress and his commitment to his health and wellness goals. And now that Chris has been on the mend and finding a new lease on life, the TLC newcomer said he couldn’t be happier.
“Hi, how are you feeling now that you’ve had your weight loss surgery?” a fan asked him on Cameo, to which he replied, “Like a million bucks, every day, baby.”
Meanwhile, Tammy has been working on her own self-improvement plan during her stay at a weight-loss rehab center in Ohio. The Dixon, Kentucky, resident has already lost 115 pounds after just 30 days, she shared with Chris while she appeared in the season 3 finale, and he even gushed about her achievement.
“I’m thrilled that she’s ready to jump on this train and start rolling down the tracks,” he said proudly of Tammy’s progress.
Tammy, respectively, still has her tracheal tube in after undergoing a tracheostomy following a November 2021 hospitalization, during which doctors discovered she had carbon monoxide poisoning. “After they took me off life support they put me in a tracheostomy so yeah,” she updated via social media. “I’m trying to get used to it.”
As for Amy, her husband, mike halterman, filed for divorce in March 2023, after nearly four years of marriage. The former couple share two sons: Gage, born in November 2020, and Glenn, born in July 2022.
Chris had some of his own family celebrations recently, posing for a new snap with his wife. Brittany in January 2022, garnering praise from fans. One commenter praised: “You look great Chris! keep up the amazing work.”