I teach women how to work with God to transform their lifestyles, lose weight and live healthy.

At one time, my life was a complete mess. I weighed 430 pounds, was exhausted, depressed, stressed, and tired of living. Fat and happy is a lie, especially when you are super morbidly obese and in constant pain. Today, I’ve lost more than 250 pounds and kept it off since 2013. I know your pain. I can help you. I want to help you.

Are you ready to change your life?

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Remember, if God can help me lose 250 pounds, He can help you get through anything!

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Books by Teresa Shields Parker

NEW!! Sweet Excuses: Stop Lying to Yourself & Start Losing Weight

Sweet Excuses cover

Sweet Grace: A Weight Loss Memoir

Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation

Sweet Freedom: A Weight Loss Memoir

Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God

Sweet Hunger

Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy

Sweet Journey to Transformation Book

Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds

Has the world left you feeling stressed, worried, fearful and overwhelmed? My new free mini-course can help.

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Episode 171-It’s Frustrating!

Episode 171-It’s Frustrating!

It’s frustrating! I don’t know how many times I have heard those words in the last few days. We are frustrated about so many things, but we are all accomplices in our own sea of frustration. We want more from ourselves and then have no plan to accomplish what we want or if we have a plan it doesn’t work for some reason.

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Episode 170-Managing Disappointment

Episode 170-Managing Disappointment

What disappoints you? Is it yourself? Is it circumstances you think you shouldn’t have to go through? Is what you think God should have done for you think He didn’t? Is it other people giving up on fulfilling their potential? How do you manage disappointments?

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Episode 169-Why Am I Discouraged?

Episode 169-Why Am I Discouraged?

In Psalms 42, King David asked God a question I’ve asked myself many times. “Why am I discouraged?” On this episode we will talk about five truths that keep us out of discouragement and allow us to once again SOAR with God.

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Episode 168-Bitter or Better?

Episode 168-Bitter or Better?

What is bitterness anyway? It’s a word we all know, but one that is very hard to define. When we add fuel to our negative feelings, it only exasperates us. We have officially passed anger and have fallen into bitterness. Harbor that feeling long enough and it will become a root of bitterness which can morph into a stronghold.

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Episode 167-From Stuck to Unstuck

Episode 167-From Stuck to Unstuck

Where are you stuck and what’s causing you to be stuck? I frequently ask my coaching clients that question. Many don’t know, so we have to drill down to figure it out. The big question is why don’t we know where we are stuck or what the cause is?

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About Me

I’m Teresa Shields Parker, Christian weight loss coach, author, podcaster and speaker. I’ve been writing since I was born or at least it feels that way. I do know I was born to write. However, it wasn’t until 2013 when I wrote my memoir, Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God’s Favor that I really felt I could legitimately don the moniker of author. It had been 60 years in the making.