Success Stories of Real People. Just Like You.
Since then, Nick has lost 80 pounds and I have lost 59. This life style change has helped us both so much and we are forever grateful to our Shibboleth family for helping us along the way!
NICK AND RHONDA MCBRAYER
I have been overweight for most of my adult life. After I had my thyroid removed the weight gain just got worse. Every diet I tried never worked for me, so I would just give up. I have been lucky for the last few years to get to take care of my grandchildren. In 2016 I was so overweight taking care of them became harder so I started walking hoping for more energy. In October 2016 someone told me about Shibboleth and all I heard was blah, blah, blah. In December of 2016 I decided I was going to have to do something about my weight if I was going to be able to continue watching my grandchildren. On January 2 , 2017 I started Shibboleth and have never looked back. 17 weeks later I reached my goal and have maintained a 48 pound weight loss for over a year now. Shibboleth has taught me how to eat to live and stop living to eat. I am so grateful for all I've learned and know that I can do anything through Christ who strengthens me.
17 weeks later I reached my goal and have maintained a 48 pound weight loss for over a year now.
I set a short term goal of 40 lbs by November 1st then changed it to Oct 1st because I was doing so well. Now I’m just 3 lbs away and it’s barely September...
LISA CROSBY POLACEK
AMANDA WITHEROW BRANSON
My journey started at 215 lbs and I had struggled with loosing my weight for years. My mom asked me if I wanted to join Shibboleth with her, so I did. At first, my goal was to lose for my sons wedding that year. I wanted to look better for him and for myself so I started. I lost 60 lbs that year. My journey is still in progress. On my 2nd Anniversary of joining Shibboleth, I have set a goal to reach 140 pounds. Shibboleth has changed my way of eating and my way of thinking. Not only do I want to look good but I want to be healthy and feel good!! So today, I’m at 154.6 lbs.
Shibboleth has changed my way of eating and my way of thinking. Not only do I want to look good but I want to be healthy and feel good!!
My doctor was floored when I saw him two weeks ago – he didn’t believe I could even come close to 30 lbs and ended up being just 5 lbs shy of the goal.
TONY AND CELIA CRUMP
I am a member since Feb 2017 and began maintenance on October 2017. I lost 63 lbs and my husband Tony lost 62 lbs. We are still maintaining the listed weight loss.
I lost 63 lbs and my husband Tony lost 62 lbs.
With Shibboleth I have changed my eating lifestyle and it's amazing! I'm healthy, have so much energy, and just feel great in my jeans lol.
For most of my life I have been overweight. I have had some success losing weight and getting lean especially when I was in the Air Force. I have always tried to maintain a certain threshold only to find that over time I broke that threshold time and time again. I had family members who were quite a bit overweight and I had to struggle just to maintain. Over the last 4 years, I have had some of those family members have serious medical problems. A little over 3 years ago my dad had to go for emergency hernia surgery. Because of his high blood pressure and sugar his body could not recover and he passed away. Some time after that my uncle had problems related to diabetes and heart trauma. I knew it was time for a change or I was headed in the same direction. I found Shibboleth about 6-8 months ago but I was skeptical and thought it was just another diet. The kind where I had seen success before but what would be different this time. My wife and I joined on June 4, 2018 and I immediately saw the difference. The support of the staff,... Read More
I am down almost 60 pounds and feeling great.
I’m 50 years old a little over four months later and I’ve lost 70 pounds!
For my whole life I have struggled with my weight. I’ve tried every diet program there is and did good at first but then would gain it all back. I’ve even tried diet pills and would lose weight but once I stopped I gained it all back and plus some!! I had heard about Shibboleth a few years ago but just shrugged it off and figured it would be just like every other thing I have tried and not try!!! Man I was wrong!!!! I started this program 4/30/18 and as of today I have lost 50 lbs!!!!!!! I honestly never imagined this would be possible!!! I can not thank God and Shibboleth enough for helping me through this!!! I still have more weight to lose but I know I will get there!!!
I started this program 4/30/18 and as of today I have lost 50 lbs!!!!!!! I honestly never imagined this would be possible!!!
My first weigh in was at 210.8 pounds on June 3rd. I’m now at 178.6 pounds and feel fantastic. It’s amazing at the energy I have now. I’m so thankful I’ve found Shibboleth. Taking back my life and loving it!!
AMBER R KEEBLE
I heard about Shibboleth from a friend and former co-worker about 2 years ago. At which time, I was in the process of researching weight loss surgery because I had had enough. I had just come off of a 7 day liquids only fast (which was church related) and I felt in my spirit this question.. ' why can you do this for me and not for yourself '. Not too many days after that, I reached out to my friend by way of Facebook and inquired how she was losing her weight. The rest is history. The answer to that question came several months later through a friend who answered by saying, " because we don't love ourselves. " I am currently down roughly 55 lbs - by way of the Shibboleth plan - and counting, loving myself all the way. I started in a 22/24 and I'm now in a 14/16. Although I have not reached my personal final goal yet, I know I will because this plan is foolproof as long as it is followed. Shibboleth was truly a God send for me and I know it has blessed others that I have came in contact with.... Read More
I am currently down roughly 55 lbs - by way of the Shibboleth plan - and counting, loving myself all the way. I started in a 22/24 and I'm now in a 14/16.
I’ve lost 56.2 pounds just since January and that to me is absolutely amazing! I love my Shibboleth. It’s not just a “diet” to me, it’s definitely my way of life now.
KASEY BRETT PARKER
When I look at the before pictures I see the emptiness on the outside I was feeling on the inside. I was sitting on the sidelines watching life pass me by because I was so unhappy and uncomfortable in my own skin. I missed out on so many activities and events choosing instead to stay home with my best friend, FOOD. I sought out the comfort of food when I was lonely, stressed, sad and treated eating as a social activity. I have had weight problem since I was a child and living in a small town in the Northeast I ended up being the target of some very cruel classmates. I moved to Florida and ended up putting on more weight as I stressed about being away from home and felt more out of place in a hot climate that lives in shorts and bathing suits. What did I do? Turned to food, for me it was a vicious cycle of being depressed because of my weight and turning to food to feel better. I hit my highest weight of 249 and decided to once again try to take of the weight for my own happiness and health. I... Read More
Shibboleth has given me my life back, I am no longer sitting on the sidelines, I am living and participating in each day! I have lost more than 50 lbs, stopped taking 2 medications and have gone from a size 18/20 to 8.
I am down 52 lbs and tons of inches lost. I've gone from a 18/20, 1x to 2x in clothing sizes to a size 12/large and I am NOT stopping.
NIKKI SEABOLT MARSHALL
I have always been a hefty gal, struggling with my weight, being made fun of in school for it and dealing with depression my whole life. After a marriage, baby, divorce, and remarry I let myself go even more. I tried everything and nothing stuck. I would always say I don't know why I can't lose weight as I was stuffing my face. Making excuses all the time but never finding or being able to stick to a "diet". A co worker from my job introduced me to Thrive with Travis Martin. She really didn't want to tell me about it because she felt like all I wanted was the quick answer and not to learn how she got the answer to my problem, which she was right. So, a year goes by and I finally get on board to learn the program. I wanted to be able to lose weight without keeping up with points, taking pills, getting shots, counting calories, or diets that I couldn’t even pronounce the foods of in the plans. I wanted to be able to lose weight healthily and with foods I eat every day. Thrive with Travis Martin allowed me to be able... Read More
I've lost 105 pounds and gained confidence and a love for life and adventure. I no longer hide behind my weight and let food live my life for me. I finally loved myself enough to fight for me.
20 lbs gone and I feel better and my sciatica is completely gone. I WANT to do this forever. I love it and I am so thankful for it!
KIMBERLY COSTER HOMAN
I was 247 pounds and I realized that I needed to do something. I started Shibboleth! Since late October/early November 2016, I have lost about 85 pounds. I feel better than I ever have before. This program is just amazing!
I have lost about 85 pounds! I feel better than I ever have before.
Shoutout and thank you to Travis Martian and all the Shibboleth team for all the encouragement!
TAMMY PAGE ELLISON
BRIAN K. HALES
Being morbidly obese affects every area of a person's life. It affects you whether awake or trying to sleep. It’s the first thing you think about when you rise and the last before you go to bed. Obesity affects your energy which spills over into job, relationships, care and maintenance of your personal environment. It affects how you are perceived by the world and, (more importantly), how you perceive yourself. I used to get angry with people who wrote me off because of my weight, but I think I can understand that it’s scary trying to care for someone who doesn’t care for themselves. Anyway, I’ve struggled with my weight for 33 years. If you told me I could right this ship in 7 months eating better than I ever have I would have said you are nuts, but that’s what happened! Did I give up carbs? No!! Did I give up meat? No!!! Did I give up deserts? I heck no!!!! Shibboleth taught me simply how, when, and what to eat. If I gave you particulars it might make you think of some magic bullet diet you’ve tried before. Having tried those I entered Shibboleth with the idea that... Read More
I have a Savior that loves me and placed in my spirit a desire to find the answers that ultimately led me to my home planet Shibboleth. 102 lbs gone!! Very grateful!!
Shibboleth made weight loss easy for the first time ever, helping me lose 50 lbs.
TAMMY GLEE PRITCHETT
Last year I was at the end of my rope for weight loss. I need to lose weight so I could have hernia surgery. I was over 276 pounds and headed for weight loss surgery. My regular doctor begged me not to have the surgery and as it turns out after starting the process my insurance said they would not help pay in anyway for it. At the time I was really angry because I had been told on 3 occasions that they would completely pay for the surgery. I was mad and at the time could not see the blessing God was giving me. My husband came home and told me about this guy he works with that lost a lot of weight quickly ( and this was important because I needed to have my surgery before December 31, 2017), He told me this man was doing Shibboleth. This is ironic because the year before I had gone on a grocery store tour but it was short and I feel not done as well as they are now. I told my husband this is the program I told you about and you didn't feel it was worth it. He... Read More
Today I am off my meds for everything. Today I am at 172 pounds! I still have about 30 to go, but I know with God's help and Shibboleth I will make it.
I’ve lost 67 pounds following the Shibboleth lifestyle, with NO exercise. I’m so thankful for all the support and encouragement that the Shibboleth team provides!
I am so thankful to God for Shibboleth! This ministry has changed my life! After losing 45 pounds, my daily life has improved greatly! Imagine taking 4 ten pound bags of potatoes and carrying them around ALL DAY LONG. That's how much weight (and then some) that I carried around every single day before Shibboleth. I struggled with back pain, knee pain, fitting in chairs, shopping for clothing that fit... Food addiction had taken over my life. But by God's grace and the help and encouragement of the Shibboleth team, I have overcome! I am finally in my healthy range for my height and so happy to feel good in my skin and clothes! Bless the name of the Lord!!!
I am finally in my healthy range for my height and so happy to feel good in my skin and clothes! Bless the name of the Lord!!!
I am 6 months in now and down 60 pounds. I still have a little ways to go before reaching my goal weight but without Shibboleth, this wouldn’t have been possible. I have gone from a size 20 down to a size 10 in just 6 months.
I starting gaining weight when my mother was dying. Food became my best friend, comfort and I turned to it for peace. I now know that Jesus is the only answer to all the needs I was trying to get from food. I’ve struggled for 35 years to lose weight, only to feel like a failure every time. I became an insulin dependent diabetic, along with pills to manage my blood sugar. When my friend told me about this program, I knew it was my answer, especially since it is Scripture based. I thank God everyday for Shibboleth. I have come off of diabetes medication and I’m finally at a healthy weight. I am down 58 pounds and I’m happy!
I thank God everyday for Shibboleth. I have come off of diabetes medication and I’m finally at a healthy weight. I am down 58 pounds and I’m happy!
I have lost 40 lbs & have kept it off for over a year now. I've been off cholesterol meds for over 6 months. Shibboleth works & I am living proof.
I've struggled with my weight all of my life and Shibboleth finally taught me the skills to make a true lifestyle change. I have been following the lifestyle for the last 2 1/2 years and it has absolutely been life changing! In just the first 6 months, I came off all medicines for PCOS and high blood pressure. After losing over 100 lbs, I basically maintained for the last year but I've recently adjusted my portions and incorporated exercise and I'm back on my way to my goal weight!
I have been following the lifestyle for the last 2 1/2 years and it has absolutely been life changing! In just the first 6 months, I came off all medicines for PCOS and high blood pressure.
I love Shibboleth so much that I am now teaching a class at my church to help others have the same success I have had! My classes are every Monday night, weigh in @ 6-6:30 and the class from 6:30-7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome and your first class is free!! Christ First Church 1008 N. Beaumont Rd. Ringgold, Ga 30736 Come and check us out!!!!
BRENDA SUE BURK
I joined Shibboleth in February of 2017. I weighed 219 lbs and that was after losing 9 lbs using what little I knew about the program, which was basically cut out sugars and drink water. After I joined and got the hang of the program, I lost 10 lbs my first month. In April 2017, my nephew had a heart transplant and I slipped. I didn't really gain weight, but I wasn't losing either. I finally got myself back on track and watched the scales go down almost daily. I still have days where I eat whatever, but no where near like I did. I find I no longer even want sugary or greasy foods very often. Almost never on sugary foods. I have tried every "diet" and if I lost any, I always gained it back and then some. This LIFESTYLE works! It's not a short term fix, you will use these tools for the rest of your life. I'm down a total of 68 lbs. From 228 to 160. I still have a little ways to go, but I'm not worried about it because I know exactly how to get to my final goal.
This LIFESTYLE works! It's not a short term fix, you will use these tools for the rest of your life. I'm down a total of 68 lbs.
This program is a God send!!! By April 4, I had lost 43 pounds and a total of 51 inches. Now almost 7 months later, I am down 75 lbs and 69 1/2 inches.
DANA HILL GIBSON
I have 3 boys and had them in a 5 year period. Once I would have a baby, I would never really lose the weight before I got pregnant again. Fast forward 10 years and I was at the heaviest I had ever been. I weighed 236 lbs. I went to my nephews birthday party and was talking with a friend and she had lost 40 lbs on Shibboleth. She told me how much she loved it and I told her that as long as my pants fit I was fine being fat and happy. Well, come end of July when I needed to get ready for back to school, I am a special needs paraprofessional, my pants didn’t fit. I had to go out and buy a size up in pants. None of my clothes fit so I started thinking of going back on Plexus. My mom fell and broke her hip and was in the hospital for 3 weeks, she has smoked all her life and had major complications with her breathing. She ended up passing away on August 26th at the age of 59. She would have been 60 in December. That was my breaking point. I... Read More
I cried when there was no longer a 2 at the being of my weight!
I lost 17 lbs my first month and a total of 54 lbs in a 5 1/2 month period, surpassing my weight loss goal. As a bonus, my cholesterol, triglycerides, and liver enzymes all returned to a normal range after being elevated for 13 years.
KIM ECHOLS OBERMEYER
I remember the day this before picture was taken. I was at a convention and I spent most of the day sitting down because I was so tired from walking from one room to another. Being 6’6” tall and 325 lbs hurt my back and knees, not to mention it cost a lot to feed my face constantly... Shibboleth saved my life! Now over 5 years later it’s still saving my life. Maintaining over 100 pounds of fat loss has been so easy with Shibboleth I tell everyone. If I can do it SO CAN YOU!!!!!
Now over 5 years later it’s still saving my life. Maintaining over 100 pounds of fat loss has been so easy with Shibboleth I tell everyone.
Thank God for my new Shibboleth lifestyle!
I started the Shibboleth journey on April 19, 2017. At the time, I weighed 283.8 pounds. I set a goal to lose 50 pounds. But to be totally honest, when I started Shibboleth I was not sure that I would actually finish this journey. But thankfully my wife, Rachel, came alongside me to help make this happen. Long story short, I reached my goal of 50 pounds on 8/22/17. I continued to lose and reached 221.2 pounds on 11/7/17. My weight has fluctuated between 221 and 229 since then. I have never felt like I was deprived or starving. I have truly learned a new way of eating. Because of Shibboleth I am off all Novalog insulin, all oral diabetic medications and all but 1/2 dose of a blood pressure medication. Thank you Shibboleth! This is a lifestyle that you can really use the rest of your life!
Because of Shibboleth I am off all Novalog insulin, all oral diabetic medications and all but 1/2 dose of a blood pressure medication. Thank you Shibboleth!
I've lost over 16 pounds and 17 inches in just 4 weeks.
In April 2017, I chose to start the Shibboleth lifestyle to be an encouragement for my husband and because I knew I would need to understand how it worked so that I could help with meal preparation and planning. But I also wanted to lose weight myself. Most people probably didn't think I needed to lose any weight but over the last few years I knew I didn't feel good, didn't have any energy and didn't like the way I looked. The weight had continued to creep up and I couldn't seem to get control of my eating habits. I originally set a weight loss goal of 25 pounds but my body stabilized with a 35 pound loss which was reached in 4 months. I would encourage others to attend class weekly and listen to the Daily Doses and videos which are so important for success. I am so thankful to have found Shibboleth, not only for my husband but for me too.
I am so thankful to have found Shibboleth, not only for my husband but for me too.
After a very short time I was finally getting the results that I had strived to get from so many other programs and for over the last 37 years!!
I started Shibboleth on Dec. 27th 2016. I had reached the end of the rope. I had reached a STAGGERING 470 lbs! I knew I didn't have much longer to live. I was miserable. Eating was getting out of control. I had a size 64 waist, 4x-5x shirts. I was embarrassed to go out in the public especially restaurants. I could barely squeeze into a booth; some I couldn't. People stared, felt like crying. I was READY TO GIVE UP!! I parked my car in the Shibboleth parking lot. Scared to go in. Crying in the car, called the ladies inside the center. They talked to me, and I finally went in. When I walked in, I felt the love from the ladies. I felt different. I can't explain the feeling. I started the program THAT DAY. I DID NOT say let me think about it. People say it's hard to understand, it's confusing, different things. It took me a few days but i NEVER said it was hard or confusing. I was DETERMINED! We can do anything as long as we let GOD take over and we follow Him, not Him following us. The 1st week I lost 20... Read More
I actually lost 210 lbs in 47 weeks. That's 5 weeks before my first year! I was in maintenance before my 1 year anniversary.
I was so happy to lose 80 pounds and get to my goal weight in less than a year.
GARY ZIP WILSON
This isn't your traditional success story. As a matter of fact I am still battling the food demon. I have not won but I am winning. Late October of 2016 my wife Phyllis came to me with a new idea she saw on FB where people were losing weight. I pushed back not really wanting to hear about it. She was persistent in wanting us to try. In early November I took a look and told her okay. The whole time I was thinking this was going to be another treadmill that we would be hanging clothes on so to speak. We ordered it and started the program, of all times, the week before Thanksgiving. You know the holiday of food!!!!! LOL Anyway after a week I had lost 10 pounds without really trying. I was amazed. You see I was 403 pounds at my heaviest. For months I tried to lose weight and was only able to lose 10 pounds. So from their I made it to Christmas and was still losing weight. So we continued this journey together for a year and I lost an amazing 140 pounds. Phyllis lost 60. So this year we pretty much maintain... Read More
I can't thank Travis Martin enough for answering Jesus' calling to create Shibboleth. I cannot thank Sasha, you and the entire Shibboleth team for the support and guidance to make this lifestyle fun and family orientated for all.
I've lost weight over 100 lbs in less than 8 months with this amazing new lifestyle.
JESSICA M. BRAMLETT
When I started Shibboleth in January of 2017, I was 285.4, after struggling to lose 30 pounds the year before. I have been overweight most of my life, teased as a child, undermined as an adult. As of March of 2018, I was at 173.2. Not quite at my goal weight and still working at it with more exercise and this wonderful lifestyle. My personal goal and dream would be to look like an athlete and I will someday. We got to have a vision (Prov. 29:18), and there is none too small or too big for God to help you reach it. Could have never done this without Him and Shibboleth. He gave Travis the knowledge to create this wonderful program and us the power to endure it. I love this lifestyle and will continue on this journey for as long as possible.
We got to have a vision (Prov. 29:18), and there is none too small or too big for God to help you reach it. Could have never done this without Him and Shibboleth.
With Shibboleth I’ve learned how to have portion control and combine foods so that I can lose weight. I reached my goal of 167 pounds on June 22nd.
MELONIE COLE SANFORD
WILLIAM DEWAYNE PATTERSON
I have been obese most of my adult life and my health was deteriorating fast. I had a heart attack back in 2016 and only got bigger. I was essentially waiting to die. God put Shibboleth in my line of sight and through his love and the guidance of Jason and Cindy in Dalton and the best support group ever in my fellow classmates like Buddy and Cleo and my family I am now living more like I want to live and feel like I did twenty years ago. All medication has been taken away by my doctor and I have hope for each and every day now. My grand-babies will know who I really am and my wife and daughter get more than the tired old man I was becoming. God bless Travis and Shibboleth for giving my life back to me. January 14th starting weight 389. July 7th 271.4 lbs. To date my total weight loss is 117.6 lbs with 42.25 inches lost overall.
God bless Travis and Shibboleth for giving my life back to me. January 14th starting weight 389. July 7th 271.4 lbs. To date my total weight loss is 117.6 lbs with 42.25 inches lost overall.
This lifestyle has helped us make the necessary changes to live fuller and healthier lives all while blessing the name of the Lord. We are so thankful for this ministry. It has been 5 months since we began and we have lost a combined 120 lb. (77 for him and 43 for me so far).
ANGELA WALDROP MURPHREE
When I first heard about Shibboleth, I have to be completely honest, as a woman over 40, I was very skeptical that it would actually work. I just didn't believe it would. I didn't struggle with my weight as a child or as a teen, it began in my 20's and gradually got worse. But I honestly thought I could handle it. I could lose it whenever I wanted to. So, I didn't worry about it. I did what I wanted to do. Lived how I wanted to live and ate whatever I wanted, when I wanted, how much I wanted. I over indulged, for sure. Now, fast forward about 25 years. July, 2017. I was 44 years old, pre diabetic and on BP meds since 2014. I knew there was a problem, nobody had to tell me. I knew I was fat, nobody had to tell me. I knew it!! I had tried so many other programs to get the weight off. The problem quickly became, KEEPING the weight off. Nothing was designed as a lifestyle to keep the weight off so the so-called "fix" was literally temporary. I got sick of the up and down yo-yo effect and... Read More
That was the best $99 I have ever spent and would spend it over and over again. Shibboleth is NOT hard. Being fat was hard, hard on me and hard on my family. If someone like me, with an obese riddled family background (on both sides) can face the diet devil head on and fight it tooth and nail and lose 126 lbs in 10 months, anyone can. Shibboleth is easy.
I started Shibboleth in June 2015 245.8 lbs. Lost 83 lbs in 6 months concentrating on fastest weight loss combinations, very little holidays, as many challenges as I could do. I was successful.
DEBBIE LAWLESS SOSEBEE
Started the lifestyle on January 16 2018. I am now in maintenance and have lost a total of 64.4 pounds! Starting weight was 244.4. I now weigh 180 pounds. I always had the want to. This program showed me how to. Thank you to my entire Shibboleth family. Special shout out to Angela Maltz, Joe Hite, Bee Shibboleth, Sasha Martin, Brooklyn Martin Shibboleth, Sandy and Carmen for all of the continued support.
I am now in maintenance and have lost a total of 64.4 pounds!
I am still maintaining SIXTY pounds weight loss (I lost 60 pounds in 6 months and have maintained since) ....even through the holidays!!!
Bless the name of the Lord! I made it to my goal weight today! Down 63 pounds since April 2017. A big thank you to Travis and Sasha, and everyone on Planet Shibboleth for all the support and encouragement. I love this Shibboleth lifestyle!
Bless the name of the Lord! I made it to my goal weight today! Down 63 pounds since April 2017.
100 lbs gone forever!! Loving my life!!
JANICE WILLIAMS TURNER
Thank you, Travis, Sasha, Brooklyn, and all the Shibboleth staff who have taught and encouraged me in my weight loss journey. Before was taken 1 1/2 years ago and the after image was taken last night.
WOW, is all I can say!!
It’s almost been a year since I was delivered from depression and I’m so thankful for the grace and love of God! He wants YOU!! He Loves YOU!!
HAVEN LEIGH HOOPER
HAVEN LEIGH HOOPER
Guys, I started this journey in a tight 22W shorts. I was shocked I was that big but I had no idea cause all I wore was leggings until the beach trip last March. I let myself go. Well I’m SO excited to say that yesterday, I went and tried on some shorts and AHHHHHH I’m wearing a SIZE 10!!!!! I’ve never been in a Size 10! You can see the excitement on my face. My goal size has been an 8 but at this rate, ya never know I might see a size 6 in my future!
Well I’m SO excited to say that yesterday, I went and tried on some shorts and AHHHHHH I’m wearing a SIZE 10!!!!! I’ve never been in a size 10!
So thankful to God and Shibboleth! This lifestyle is the best way to live!❤
JANICE HINES HAMRICK
In 2001, I had yo-yo'ed my way up to over 300 pounds and opted for LAP-Band Surgery as a last result. I had great results from it and maintained a weight around 190 for almost 15 years. I was happy and active. In January of 2016, I had A-Fib and I feel the medication and less activity helped me put back 45-50 pounds- 242 pounds. My wonderful Physician's Assistant, Mae Johnson kept telling me about Shibboleth and I started the next day. That was March of 2017. This past weekend, October 20, I weighed 187. Now that may seem like a good bit to most of the women, but it is a size 12 for me and I am quite happy. I will continue on the Phase I plan for a bit more until I know I am stable. I would like to lose 5-7 more but I am fine where I am. I have appreciated the plans, challenges and support on the "planet". I also feel the message constantly of breakfast for the Father, lunch for the Son and Dinner for the Holy ghost kept me going. I walk about 5 miles total a day and on the weekends... Read More
So you can see the weight loss was never about vanity. It was about survival. Down 55 lbs!
Praise God for answering my prayer that day at the altar and praise God for Shibboleth! Now, I'm living and loving my life.
I have battled weight loss for.....forever....20 plus years. I regained the same 10 pounds a million times and sometimes more than 10! I worked out consistently and really tried to watch what I ate....but what I ate was for comfort and what I learned is that food is not comfort. It is fuel. That is what a Shibboleth has taught me most. Today is my 6 month Shibboleth anniversary (the end of my 24th week) and I can not be prouder to say that I have dropped FIFTY pounds!!! Investing the time into learning Shibboleth and keeping your days perfect...it is undeniable that it produces results...I mean I did it....after failing to do it for so many years!!
#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!
I am HAPPY, I am HEALTHY, I am BLESSED and I am a forever Shibbolithian.
DELINA LEATHERWOOD LONG
MISSY MCKOWN WHITE
Y'all may get tired of my posts, but I have to share. This seems like the best place, with people who will understand my journey. From the time I was about 9, I was a chubby kid. I will never forget when I was 14, my dad signed our family up for a membership at Douglasville Health and Athletic Club (Gold's Gym on Hospital Dr.). They weighed me, in front of my friend, and I was 184. I was mortified! That was the first time I felt like I was a "big girl." I never felt pretty as a teenager. When I was 20, I went through a low carb, high cardio phase and lost down to 164. I was thrilled, but over the next years gained it back, got married and started having babies. The highest non-pregnancy weight I saw was 242. I've been on a health/fitness journey for over 7 years now, trying everything nutritionally and running my heart out, but staying between 185-190ish. In February, I saw 203.4 and knew I had to do something, so I started Shibboleth. This morning I saw this! I'm not sure when I've ever been in the 150's, maybe when I... Read More
This seems like the best place, with people who will understand my journey.
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!
APRIL J WILSON LITTLETON
Losing weight is a mind game for sure but pics like these and trying on my size 20-22 pants are such encouragement. I believe you in always loving yourself, if you love yourself and feel confident at 400 lbs then you go girl! For me that wasn't the case I felt like a prisoner in my body and that's why I've worked so hard to feel the freedom I feel now. I share my journey with you all because I truly hope to encourage those of you that feel as miserable as I did to work hard and gain the success I have because I promise if I COULD, YOU CAN!
This program is amazing!
I'm down 65 pounds!!
My Pedro is down 40 lbs as of this morning and was dancing unto The Lord rejoicing for what God has done at church. As, Buddy Vanmeter knows, truck drivers like Pedro can have soda and get a lot of junk food with the points from refueling. Its a choice they make to live this lifestyle.
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.
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 want to share a little info with my Shibboleth family. I NEVER liked taking pictures because well, as you can see me in the blue shirt and shorts i was in a 2X, seldom in a 1x top and 20/22 size pants. In September 2016, my coworkers convinced me to visit a Shibboleth meeting. I went, i was a little hesitaant but i went. I showed up at Salem Baptist Church, nervous but i knew that Donna Hardin, Gayle Gazaway and Chris Griffin would be there so i was a little more comfortable. I signed up and weighed in at 212.4 lbs, i was told that i would get an email with my starter kit info in a day or two. Before I left, I was giving a packet and Jason Whitener said here you go read this...lol I took it home, read it, or thought i did and since i figured i would get the starter packet i took it upon myself to stop at Mcdonald's and i got me a sausage mcmuffin meal, and a thing of cinnamon melts :) I figured i have another day or two... Then for lunch i had Arby's...lol Then after a... Read More
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.
I am so thankful for Shibboleth and everything Travis Martin and Sasha Martin does for this ministry. I feel like you saved my life!
LIZ ALLEN CLARK
I have struggled with my weight all my life. My beautiful daughter took these pictures and put them together so that I could finally see what everyone else could see. She made me cry happy tears. This is the only weight loss program that has ever worked for me. I finally see the 34 lbs I have lost..
I am beyond blessed. Thank you everyone!
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!!!
KELLY A GRAY
In honor of Face to Face Friday, and earning my 25lb badge (32 total today) and my tshirt! I showed the picture on the left to someone whose approval I have sought my entire life, their response, "looks the same to me". But there is so much different. That girl on the left had let grief control her for over a year, she let food and alcohol fill a void that she thought would never be filled again. And then one random day when cleaning out spam, she found her way to this group, back to the Lord and to hope. That girl on the right, her smile is genuine, she has hope and she has learned to LIVE again. I am 32 pounds down today, halfway to goal, but my celebration today is for far more than a physical appearance. If you are new, just know that every person here wants you to succeed and live! We are all in this together and I am so happy to have found a special group of likeminded individuals!
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.
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.
DIANE SCOTT AND BRENDA CROOKE
BRENDA SUE BURK
Hi my name is Brenda Sue Burk and this is my story. On Feb. 14, 2016, I went for my yearly physical and was told that I was pre-diabetic with an A1C of 7. My doctor told me if I didn’t lose weight that I would have to go on diabetes medication. I didn’t want more medicine because I was already taking 2 blood pressure pills, cholesterol pill, lasix, and nexium. I had heard about Shibboleth through people at my church that had been on it and lost lots of weight. I decided to go to one of the meetings although I was skeptical. I had been on just about every diet there is out there and after a little success I would start gaining my weight back. I started on Shibboleth on March 16, 2016 and have never looked back. It is the best decision I ever made. To date I have lost 60lbs and 30 inches. I have been able to come off of one of my BP medicines, lasix, and have been able to cut my dose on my cholesterol medicine in half. My A1C is now 5 and my cholesterol is 117. #BLESSTHENAMEOFTHELORD
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!!
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!
LARRY THOMAS COLE
To me personally, Shibboleth is a lifestyle not a diet. I have done diets and they have worked, but I could never keep the weight off. I saw friends and neighbors doing the Shibboleth program and I knew that I could do it too. Once you understand the lifestyle, the program is easy. I lost 70 lbs in aprox 6 months and have kept it off for 4 months. #blessthenameofthelord #bodybyshibboleth
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!
Thank you Shibboleth lifestyle and staff for all the help!
EDDIE AND VICKIE KERR
I started my journey on January 25th 2016 and on my 6 month weigh in July 25th 2016, I have lost a total of 60 pounds. I have a lot more to go but with the help of the good Lord and Shibboleth I know I can do it. I have tried many many things in the past that has never worked. But this does. It is something you can stick to from now on. You can get all of your food from the grocery store and eat at most restaurants. I have Hashimoto's disease and PCOS which makes it very hard to lose weight. But it is slowly working. I greatly appreciate the support from Jason whitener. I have also come off of my blood pressure and cholesterol medicine. I am able to walk now without dying and I will be participating in my first 5k next month.
Thank you Shibboleth for helping me get my life back!
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.
DIANE GOODE SCOTT
I started this diet journey in Feb. 2016. As of December 31, I am down 90 lbs. At the beginning of December, I joined Shibboleth with an awesome group of people and have lost more in three weeks than I have since the beginning. So excited to see what 2017 will bring!!!
I lost 90 lbs in 10 months!
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!
The last 5 years for me has been a hard battle. I had a baby in 2008 and she was 6 months old I found out I had cancer. The doctors wouldn't let me lose my baby weight until I completed chemo. I gained 45 pounds while I was pregnant and more weight while I was doing chemo. I did 3 years of chemo and the doctors removed my port and last year and told me that I could start trying to lose my weight back down. I tried on my own for several months and lost some of the weight, but then Shibboleth came into my life. I have only been on this 3 months and I am back down to where I was before I had my daughter. I went back to the doctor 3 weeks ago and they gave me a perfect bill of health. No signs of cancer and all my blood work is perfect. I have my energy back and I feel better than I ever have. After doing chemo, I never thought I would feel like myself again.
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!!!
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!