Is Amy Slaton-Halterman Really Quitting 1000-Lb Sisters?

Amy Slaton-Halterman has come a long way since she and sister Tammy did the "Chubby Bunny" marshmallow challenge on their YouTube channel. Now, she's better known as one of the hit "1000-Lb Sisters" series on TLC. Over the course of three seasons, Amy has worked on reducing that number in the title of her show; through both diet changes and bariatric surgery, she has dropped more than 100 pounds so far. Viewers saw Amy realize her dream of becoming a mom with the birth of son Gage, and then become pregnant with her second child the following year. On the final episode of the third season, she and husband Michael moved into a larger house to accommodate their growing family.

In addition to new motherhood, Amy has had to contend with Tammy's extensive needs. At more than 600 pounds, her older sister has limited mobility and breathing issues and relies on Amy and other family members to get around. Though she needs to get to the 500-pound mark in order to qualify for weight-loss surgery, Tammy has been neglecting her diet and partying heavily with friends. Her snotty attitude toward her sister and lack of interest in her well-being has had fans wondering why Amy continues to shoulder the caretaking role, per Screen Rant

Amy's move away from Tammy indicates that she's ready for a life change. A recent interview also suggests that she's also ready for a change in the show that made her a reality star. 

Amy Slaton-Halterman is feeling the pressure

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Halterman candidly explained that the reality show is starting to cut into quality time with her family. "I've been on the show for three years. At first, it was easy, but now that I have Gage it's like, he doesn't want me out of his sight," she said. "I feel like I'm being a bad mom when I'm at work. He's always at Granny's when we're filming and stuff. I feel like I'm losing valuable time." 

Amy explained that the network hasn't yet decided to extend her series — but she's not especially eager to commit to another round of filming. "I don't really want to do another season, because I'm pregnant," she told the outlet. "[L]ast season I was working every day for weeks, plus renovating a house, plus Gage, plus Tammy, plus my mom. It was just a lot last year and I can't do it."

If TLC does add another season, Amy said she'd reconsider if they agree to cut down her schedule to two days a week and focus more on sister Tammy and their brother Chris. It's not such an outrageous idea; much of the drama of the last season centered on Tammy's struggles to stay motivated in her weight-loss journey. The season finale saw her barely survive a health emergency; now she is in rehab and has already lost 115 pounds, per People