At one time I weighed 430 pounds.

It’s really true. My life was quite a mess.

Today, I’ve lost more than 260 pounds and kept it off for a number of years. Learn more about my journey – just click the button below…

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Episode 36- Discovery 2020

Episode 36- Discovery 2020

Discovery is the word God gave me for the year 2020. When He gave me that word, I knew it was going to be an interesting year. I just had no idea how interesting! Now, I realize how important the word discovery is for 2020 God is doing something really, really big for all of us to discover.

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Episode 35-Freedom and Destiny

Episode 35-Freedom and Destiny

We have been taken prisoner and we don’t even realize it. There is one sure way to know if you are captured or not. Have you been convicted by God that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and you should lose weight? Have you tried to give up certain foods or tried to lose weight and may have done that for a while, but always find yourself going back to it? Have you wanted to change, but no matter how many times you say you are going to, you find yourself right back in the same ruts?

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Episode 34-Boredom Eating

Episode 34-Boredom Eating

What is the biggest issue you have regarding emotional eating? I asked my coaching that question the other day. One woman answered: boredom. Then she asked, “Is boredom a feeling.” This was a very intriguing question to me. I’d never considered boredom a feeling. I have always considered it a reaction to circumstances. But then, maybe every emotion is at its core a reaction to circumstances.

Is boredom a personality type? Are there those who have a tendency towards being bored? Could all of these be just who we are or is it something we can change? And if we can stop being bored, do we want to do that?

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Episode 33-Hang On Tight To Jesus

Episode 33-Hang On Tight To Jesus

On this episode I share transparently about some pivotal things that happened to me in my childhood. I know when I am led to share certain aspects of what I went through and how God used it teach me, it is because someone, maybe even you, needs to hear this. And if this isn’t for you, it’s probably for a friend or family member so feel free to share this with them. I talk about my mother’s emotional illness and her subsequent recovery that included a very dynamic change point for her.

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Episode 32-What is the Color of Love?

Episode 32-What is the Color of Love?

There are some huge issues in the world today. To address some of those I sat down with my long-time friend, Sheila Ruffin. Sheila is a world-wide missionary and prayer warrior who has been instrumental in teaching me deeper things of the Spirit of God. 

This is a special podcast in that it is longer than usual. We actually cut some to fit it into a podcast. It’s not on my usual topic of weight loss, but friends, racial issues and tensions in the world today are going to affect us in different ways. 

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About Me

Hi, I’m Teresa Shields Parker, Christian weight loss coach, author, editor 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.