DietTribe from Lifetime, Episode 1 and 2 Recap

DietTribe is Lifetime‘s new weight loss reality series that follows the emotional journey of five best friends on a mission to lose 30 pounds in 90 days. These women have made a commitment to lose their unwanted pounds together. With the help of professional fitness trainer Jessie Pavelka and psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser (she used to be on Celebrity Fit Club) each woman will attempt to lose weight. They will change their eating and exercise habits over the course of three months. This series is filled with the drama, emotion, friendship, and motivation with these 5 women and their weight loss mission.

Lifetime's DietTribe

This show is a bit more realistic than NBC’s The Biggest Loser in that it doesn’t expect, nor force, the women on the show to drop ridiculous amounts of weight in short periods of time. 10 lbs a month for 3 months is a very realistic, although somewhat modest, goal. I suppose it’s to reinforce lifetime, no pun intended, habits and skills to combat their lifelong weight issues. They also follow them around their daily lives, not just on some secluded ranch. It’s definitely geared towards the women of the world and not the masses. But, I for one, can relate to some of their issues.

The best friends Lydia Moody, Megan Stewart, Morgan Lancaster, Shawna McClellan, and Anna Lloyd weighed in at 210, 218, 292, 232, and 228 pounds respectively. Each with the goal to lose 30 pounds.

After episode one the weight loss is as follows:

Morgan 11 pounds
Anna 9 pounds
Lydia 7 pounds
Shawna 7 pounds
Megan 5 pounds

Diet Tribe Episode 2 Recap
Day 21: 21 days into the workouts, the girls are feeling the heat. Turning up the workouts, increasing the reps, and working out 5 days week some of the women are breaking down a bit.


Anna is getting married so they take some time to go bridesmaid dress shopping. After some of the dresses don’t fit, Shawna continues to break down emotionally until the girls pick her up and comfort her. I couldn’t imagine the frustration she must feel with working so hard, and her dress size not fitting. Very discouraging!

Day 25: On day 25 the girls go into their group therapy session and discuss the different things going on in the group. How doing this as a group of friends can effect them positively and negatively. They also discuss the problems Shawna is having.

DietTribe group shot from episode 1 recap

Anna sat down with a private session with Stacy Kaiser to break down really why she gained the weight. She had a hard time being comfortable with her body at a young age. Talking with Stacy she reveals being sexually assaulted and getting that unwanted attention from older men.

Day 31: Jesse takes the girls from the gym to the football field. Football will give them a full body workout, maybe even better than the gym can at this point. Jumping jacks, up downs, monkey rolls, and some agility courses got the girls moving and looking like they were having fun, until Morgan twister her ankle going through the tires. With Morgan on the sidelines the girls get to play football. Finishing off the day with 40 yard dashes.

Before weigh-ins Morgan does a personal session with the psychiatrist. She felt her weight gain was influenced by her mother and the relationship that they shared.

Day 35: The second weigh-in results:

Anna 6 pounds (total 15 pounds)
Lydia 5 pounds (total 12 pounds)
Megan 5 pounds (total 10 pounds)
Morgan 3 pounds (total 14 pounds)
Shawna 7 pounds (total 14 pounds)

At this rate the girls are all on pace to get drop that 30 pounds. Watching the girls deal with their weight through diet, exercise, and therapy has been impressive thus far.

Photo credits: Lifetime Television

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My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. Merry MaryNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve seen a lot of recaps and reviews of this show lately. I have got to watch it soon, it seems like a pretty great show and the contestants are doing well with their weight loss.

    • Israel LagaresNo Gravatar says:

      Yes, it’s definitely better for the women, as they seem to really be having more trouble with the mental side of weight loss.

  2. MatthewNo Gravatar says:

    Some of the show seems like fillers, but some of the challenges etc seem pretty cool and the girls actually seem to enjoy it/motivate them

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