Success Stories of Real People. Just Like You.
#shibbolethlife is my motto....why not live a lifestyle that allows you to meet goals never thought possible. It is a community filled with success and support and I am so thankful for Joney Garrett introducing me to this amazing lifestyle. I love this planet!
DELINA LEATHERWOOD LONG
1 year ago today, I began MY journey with Shibboleth. Words cannot express the love & gratitude I have for this program, the founder, the mentors & fellow members. To date, I am down 106.4 lbs & have been enjoying maintenance for the last 6 weeks. My faith, my relationship with the Lord, my energy, my outlook & love for life have all increased tenfold. Going from "morbidly obese" to an "approved BMI" has opened new doors that I thought were closed & locked forever. I am HAPPY, I am HEALTHY, I am BLESSED and I am a forever Shibbolithian.
I am HAPPY, I am HEALTHY, I am BLESSED and I am a forever Shibbolithian.
This seems like the best place, with people who will understand my journey.
MISSY MCKOWN WHITE
APRIL J WILSON LITTLETON
I've struggled all my life with my weight. After having my two children it became even more difficult. In the fall of 2012 my world turned upside down and inside out for me when my husband's mining job came to a premature end due to the economy and we had to leave where we was living in God's country in a small rural town of Idaho. It was home in my heart. I was devastated because the last thing I ever wanted was to live in Georgia again. The move was very hard on me emotionally, mentally and physically. Looking back it was the beginning of my downward spiral. In the fall of 2015 my battle buddy and I attended our first Shibboleth meeting. We both left the meeting saying no way! This isn't for us! That winter I hit rock bottom and found myself in even worse health and now having to take blood pressure and anti-depressants. Well my battle buddy & I, whose health had declined too, attended another meeting and on the spot decided right then that our lives were changing! We started on April 4, 2016. I weighed in at 255.6 & now I'm down to... Read More
I thank God for bringing me here to where I am today and for bringing Shibboleth, Travis Martin, Jason Whitener, Tyler Mathis and all my other wonderful Shibboleth family into my life!
This program is amazing!
So June 13th was 1 year since I started the shibboleth lifestyle! I'm down 65 pounds!! Still working on it, but very happy with where I am!! So here's a little before and after, so I can see what 65 pounds looks like.
I'm down 65 pounds!!
I just wanted to thank Travis, Sasha Martin & Jason Whitener for all the time & resources you've invested in our family. I am the only member but my husband and daughter have also benefited.
Before I started Shibboleth and now! At 37 years old, I suffered from achy feet and legs, my gut always got in the way, my pants never felt like they fit, and it didn't take more than walking up a few steps to get winded. I was tired of having to hold my breath in order to bend over and tie my shoes! My wife and I joined Shibboleth in July of last year, but we didn't really get going until August. We are a part of Ringgold Shibboleth and have learned so much along the way. It is freeing to understand how what you used to eat was working against you! What bondage the diet devil likes to place on us! I used eat for every reason-happy, sad, tired...whatever! I was always thinking about my next meal. But then God brought Shibboleth into my life. Knowledge is power. It's exciting to learn how food should work for you. Everyone needs to DECIDE. Everyone CAN do this. Food is NOT your ruler! God is calling all of us to be FREE! He is so full of love and He will be with you!
I'm forever thankful for my wife, Anjie, mother-in-love, Shirlene, and, of course, Travis Martin, Tyler Mathis, Melanie McKenley, Melissa Paris, and all my Shibboleth family for all the things you have shown me! Now, I have lost 84 pounds and I don't have body aches anymore. I have more energy, my clothes fit, and I can breathe! I am train at the gym 4-5 days a week and I am still learning. I am still overcoming the mindset I have had toward food, but now I have the tools to do so. Bless the name of the Lord!
I would like to thank Jason Whitener, Travis Martin, Sasha Martin, Joan Shibboleth, Tyler Mathis (no longer with us physically), my coworkers and all the Shibboleth employees and members for all the support and tools they offer to help you meet your goals. One piece of advice is all members need to use the resources available even the calculator. My husband gets annoyed sometimes because i am calculating. If it dont work, i keep moving on. On 3/13 at my Dr. visit I was told my diabetes is now in remission, no longer on medication, was taken off blood pressure and two cholesterol medications as well. Now I did have times where i gained some during my journey but do not feel discouraged it works and reach out to the staff for help. I thank Shibboleth for the new way of life, not a DIET. I as of this morning completed the Hemp bar challenge and as of this morning I am 153.8 making total weight loss of 58.60 lbs. YAY ME! Now the real work starts to maintain it since i am now in a LARGE size for tops and size 12 pants and 14 in dresses (with zippers, LOL) THANK YOU ALL for the support.
LIZ ALLEN CLARK
I am in ONE-Derland today! Finally! The picture on the left is spring break last year in Colorado. The picture on the right is today. I am so exited I'm down 131.7 since I started on April 20 of last year. We are going to the beach next week and I can't wait to walk on it. I haven't been able to do that in years. The last time I was 199 lbs I was 20 years old, over 27 years ago.
I am so thankful for Shibboleth and everything Travis Martin and Sasha Martin does for this ministry. I feel like you saved my life!
I am beyond blessed. Thank you everyone!
I could not be more excited, I earned my pink shirt a few weeks ago.. I went to the center today to pick it up & lost an additional 5 pounds!! Down 24.8 pounds gone forever! 18 inches gone forever! I'm only 4'11... I started out in a size 14 (but probably needed a 16, and now my 10's are loose!! I can honestly say with out the Shibboleth family support this would have never been possible. Y'all are all amazing & everyone's journeys are all different but our end goal is all the same!! I still have 30 pounds to go but I can do it!! This shirt was so rewarding to get but the letter from Travis Martin meant so much more. I thank God every night for what he has created for all of us. So thankful to finally be getting my life back!! Everyone at the center has all of our backs!! Putting this shirt on I cried, happy tears!! Here is my before & now pic!! Huge Thank you to Abby Dees, not only a huge inspiration but another selfless person who doesn't mind giving tips & encouragement to people she has never met!!
Huge Thank you to Amy Shibboleth, Brooklyn Martin-Shibboleth, Sasha Martin, Joan Shibboleth, Jason Whitener!!! I may not have met all of you but you keep me going with just your encouraging words & helpful tips!!!
There is no way to say thank you to everyone who contributes in this group, to everyone who steps out and shares their success, but most of all to Travis Martin and Sasha Martin for all they give of themselves to each and every member.
KELLY A GRAY
DIANE SCOTT AND BRENDA CROOKE
On September 2, 2016 my sister, Brenda Goode Crooke and I joined Shibboleth. We both wanted to lose weight and both of us wanted to just feel better. I was on 50 units of Insulin & 2 metformin pills for my diabetes, taking 3 blood pressure pills, cholesterol pills and synthroid. In this short 4+months I have lost 42.2 pounds, came off the insulin in 29 days, only taking 1 metformin, came off the cholesterol medicine and have decreased my blood pressure pills to 1/2 of a pill. My sister, Brenda Goode Crooke , has lost a whooping 69.2 pounds. TOGETHER WE HAVE LOST A TOTAL OF 111.4 POUNDS. Bless the name of the LORD at all times.
Thank you to the Shibboleth family for all your support and for this great lifestyle change that we know that we can live with. Love you all for giving our lives back.
Thank you Travis Martin and Sasha Martin for having the insight to start this program. I feel it has literally saved my life. Thank you Jason Whitener for teaching me the Shibboleth lifestyle and how it works. I love the Shibboleth lifestyle and never plan to go back to letting food control my life again!!
BRENDA SUE BURK
Wanted to write this to let everyone know that Shibboleth is the real deal. I started my journey with Shibboleth February 2016. I did it because my beautiful wife asked me to do it with her, so I said okay I’ll go to the meeting. So glad she asked me to do it. When we got to the first meeting (at our church, Pine Grove Baptist) they gave us a paper and said we want you to write down your “Why”. Let me tell you my why: I was 44 years old, 5’8’ and I weighed 287 pounds, and God has blessed me with a beautiful wife, and 3 wonderful children. I was taking medication for high blood pressure and I always felt like I was tired. So my why was that I’ve got too many blessings from God to let myself be this fat and unhealthy, didn’t want to die and not be there for my family. Since I have been on the Shibboleth Planet, I’ve learned a lot about the lifestyle. Changes needed to make a difference in my life. I think the hardest thing for me has been the fact that it’s not a diet, it’s a... Read More
The Shibboleth Planet is working. My official weight loss as of today is 69.7 pounds, with 35 inches lost. If you need to lose the weight, come get on the Shibboleth Planet with us, we can all do it together. The Shibboleth family will be with you and best of all, Our Father God will be with us all. I’m 30 pounds from my goal weight!
I won't ever need another diet, I have the Shibboleth lifestyle. I have the support of friends I have made while doing the program. Come get started on the lifestyle!
LARRY THOMAS COLE
EDDIE AND VICKIE KERR
Thank you Lord! I can now tell a difference with our weight loss in these pics! I'm 50 lbs down, hubby is 40 lbs down!
Thank you Shibboleth lifestyle and staff for all the help!
Thank you Shibboleth for helping me get my life back!
DIANE GOODE SCOTT
I am a diabetic and in August 2016 I had two really bad spells with my diabetes. My blood sugar went so high I could have went into a coma but by the grace of God I did not. At the end of August a friend of mine on Facebook was diagnosed with diabetes and said she had went to a Shibboleth meeting. I was curious as to what this was so I did some research. I realized that this was a revised version of Thrive and joined that night. On September 2, 2016 I began my journey. This is not a diet it is a lifestyle change. I was on 50 units of Insulin and , 2 metformin pills for my diabetes, taking 3 blood pressure pills, cholesterol pills and synthroid. In this short 4+months I have lost 41.4 pounds, came off the insulin in 29 days, only taking 1 metformin, came off the cholesterol medicine and have decreased my blood pressure pills to 1/2 of a pill. The best thing is I feel so good.
Thank you to the Shibboleth family for all your support and for this great lifestyle change that I know that I can live with. Love you all for giving my life back.
I lost 90 lbs in 10 months!
KIM ECHOLS OBERMEYER
I am convinced there is no better weight loss and wellness program out there and we have the best coaches with the most personable service. Learn the lifestyle, get engaged in the training and with others who are living it, surround yourself with friends who will support you, and commit to do something good for yourself! You'll be so glad you did. The best time is now! You can do this!
What a difference from last year! I lost 53 lbs in 5 1/2 months with Shibboleth and am in the best shape I have been in 20 years.
Because of Shibboleth, Travis Martin and his team, I'm happy again, my husband is happy, my daughter is happy and I can really smile again.
ABBY HOWELL DEES
I began my journey at 294 lbs with the old program and carried over day 1 with Shibboleth. I half hearted stayed with the program until October 2014. I let life get in my way and quit. In October 2015, I was up 50 lbs of the 80 I had lost. I was also diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at this point in my life. I felt awful and I looked awful. I was slowly killing myself. In November 2015, I decided to start back with the program on my own. I did drop a few pounds but I knew it wasn't enough to be by myself. On January 19, 2016 I officially came back home to my Shibboleth family. To date, I have lost 102 lbs. I have went from a very tight fitting 26w to a size 12-14. The best part is; as of July 11, 2016, I no longer have diabetes! I am feeling so much better. I have energy and I look better. For the first time in my life I'm not ashamed of me. I'm learning to be proud of me and love myself. God made me because he loves me. I hope I can... Read More
I should honor Him and use the tool he has given me, that's Shibboleth. I am so grateful to Sasha,Travis and the whole team for following God's plan for them.
I thank God for the Shibboleth Team for them allowing God to use them and share all the tools we need to live healthier, happier and longer!
CANDI POE KEELER
BECKY BEASON TRENT
I became a member of Shibboleth almost a year before I actually got started, and I regret that. However, things have really changed for me since I committed to the Shibboleth lifestyle. I have not only lost 50 lbs., I also lost my need for blood pressure medicine, and I can run up the stairs at home with no side effects. Before, I went up (and down) the stairs very slowly and would become dizzy, short of breath, and my heart would race and beat very hard.
Thank you Travis and Sasha Martin for the gift of Shibboleth! Thank you God for giving me the strength to do this! I love Planet Shibboleth and ALL of my Shibboleth family very much!
My son has lost 60 pounds doing Shibboleth!!!
JENNIFER AND EVAN HULL
Just wanted to post how thankful I am to have been introduced to the Shibboleth lifestyle. Over the weekend, I went through my closet and drawers and was able to give away 6 garbage bags and 1 huge box of clothes!!! I have struggled my whole life with my weight and yo-yo dieting. My weight would range from 103 to 181 lbs!!! (I'm 5'3''). I've also had a resting heart rate of 112 bpm for over 20 years.....it is now 65!!!! The only thing I'm doing differently is this new way of eating. Travis Martin has been given a gift from God to help people who struggle with their weight and I am one of those people. I feel like I, too, have been given a gift. It is so liberating to not have to think about another diet for the rest of my days. Thank you doesn't seem enough for all I've been given.
God bless you Travis Martin, Jodi Harbin, and all the sweet Shibboleth family for your knowledge and support. I am forever grateful.
So thankful for Travis Martin and all our wonderful mentors!!
DEBORAH JACKSON PARKS
I started my journey with Shibboleth lifestyle 3 years ago tomorrow. I can't believe that I have actually lost and maintained 60 pounds less of me. Do I have days that I struggle with eating properly? Yes. Does my weight fluctuate back above goal weight? Yes. But, the awesome thing about this program is that you can get off track and get right back on. It's all about doing the right thing more than the wrong thing.
I thanked God for Travis Martin and Sasha Martin, as well as the rest of the amazing Shibboleth team who are committed to helping others become more healthy daily and sacrificing so much. Looking forward to being on this journey for a very long time together!
Shibboleth is not a diet. It is a lifestyle that you can live with and achieve your goals. It is well worth the small investment to get your life back. Love you Travis Martin and Sasha Martin and team Shibboleth!
KERI HEFNER COPE
CINDY HINDMAN WALTERS
I found victory in not having to wait for table seating vs. booth seating when we go out to eat. Victory of hopping on the log flume ride at Dollywood with my son and husband instead of being concerned about if I'd exceed the weight limit or be able to use the seat belt in the ride without an extender. Victory of attending sporting events without the worry of of the type seating the stadium offered. Bench style seating vs. individual chair seating.
There have been so many victories and so much success in my weight loss journey, I sometimes think I don't even realize all that GOD has accomplished!
I can't go without giving thanks to all the Shibboleth family and mentors. A special thanks to Travis Martin and Sasha. Thanks everyone for pouring yourselves into us; not just mentally and physically, but spiritually. Thank you God!!!
TONIA MITCHELL WINTERS
I actually began on 9/11/2012 at 184.2 lbs and was told by my doctor I would have to begin several medications. I did not want to do that and he suggested Thrive. He said I could "try" to control it with diet, but he did not think it would work and would re-check in 3-4 months. I was 60 years old and had convinced myself I was "too old" to change. I went back to the doctor on 12/5/2012 and everything was normal!! Cholesterol went from 287 to 170, Blood Glucose from 112 to 74, BP from 147/90 to 114/78!! My ending weight is 148.6!! I have maintained this and I still have a little to go (not sure yet where I'm going to stop, but I'll know when I get there). I have learned that I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me! I just returned from a mission trip to Mazatlan, Mexico, where our team of 15 volunteers built a house for a family-in 3 days! I did not want to go because I felt like I would hold everyone else back, but thanks to being in good health, I did as much physical work as... Read More
Thank you, Travis, for encouraging us to study God's Word! I know I could not have done this without all of the Shibboleth Family! Thank you Travis, Sasha and Angela and all others who post on Facebook and work behind the scenes- I know God sent me to you and you have saved a life!!
I appreciate the care and time that has been put into all of this. I am grateful. God bless you all!!!
My husband has lost 57 pounds and I have lost 25 pounds and kept it off for two years. I tried all kinds of other diets and never made it to my goal and always put the weight back on. (The first picture was before I lost 25 pounds on another program. So I have really kept off 50 pounds.) We love that it is a faith based weight loss program and are always encouraged by the classes and Shibboleth community.
Not only were we successful on Shibboleth, but it is a lifestyle that we will live forever!
Thank the Lord I found Shibboleth. I lost 130 lbs in less than a year. My mission now is to help others start living and making memories too!
Many clients have done Travis Martin's program and met their goals in as little as 6 months. I have hit a few speed bumps or "fell off the wagon" so to speak over the past few years. I always let life and stress get in my way, but one thing I never did was GIVE UP! I began "Thrive" in Feb 2010 and it has taken me almost 3 years to hit my very first goal that I set to get below 200 lbs. I have finally passed that goal and have lost a little over 100 lbs. My health has improved by leaps and bounds, I now have a normal A1C at 5.5 and my cholesterol is at 133. I have come off of 5 prescription medications including cholesterol and pre-diabetes medications, blood thinners, beta blockers, and one high blood pressure medication. I no longer suffer from acid reflux and do not have to take Prilosec. My children are doing Travis Martin's program with me and we plan to reach our goal this year.
I have more energy than I have had in over 20 years. I have made Travis Martin's my "LIFESTYLE" and plan to do it for the rest of my life.
Thanks to Shibboleth, I am happy, healthy and feel beautiful again. I pray that God bless you and your team. You are doing a great job!!!
"My wife and I started about 2 years ago. Both determined to get our lives back. 120 lbs together weight loss! I came off of blood pressure and acid reflux medication. Learned an awesome program that was sustainable, fun, and effective."
Not only did we lose weight, but we met, and became friends with two of the most genuine people out there. Travis and Sasha truly have a heart to reach and help others!