In the Season 8 premiere of Little Women: LA, “Uphill Battle,” Terra Jole and her husband Joe have been focusing on their daughter Penny, 4, who has hydrocephalus and had to have a shunt placed in her brain to drain the excess fluid from her brain to her stomach. Meanwhile Christy Gibel has been celebrating her physical transformation. After taking a few months away to focus on her marriage and weight-loss, Christy goes hiking with the girls, and reveals her new body and attitude. She lost more than 35 lbs, that’s a third of her weight!
What will be interesting to watch this season is how Christy’s transformation will affect her husband Todd. It seems like things are better between the two but Christy says Todd still needs to lose weight and has a knee surgery in his future. That won’t be easy. Little Women: LA airs Thursdays at 10 pm on Lifetime, right after Little Women: Atlanta. [BONUS: Stream any Lifetime show anytime through the Lifetime Live On Demand TV app here. Download is FREE.]