I teach women how to work with God to transform their lifestyles to become whole and 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 Victory: Winning the Battle

Sweet Victory book cover.

Sweet Excuses: Stop Lying to Yourself & Start Losing Weight

Sweet Excuses cover

Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation

Sweet Freedom: A Weight Loss Memoir

Sweet Grace: A Weight Loss Memoir

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

Sweet Journey to Transformation Book

Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God

Sweet Hunger

Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds

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Episode 236-Hiding from Fear?

Episode 236-Hiding from Fear?

Fear can keep us stuck. Fear can cause us to disconnect from everyone we love. Fear can cause us to even hide from ourselves and make us stop trying to reach the dreams God has placed inside us. In the fictional story Teresa shares, the woman who tried to avoid fear learns how to step into life and go for her dreams. You can as well.

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Episode 235-Self-Effort

Episode 235-Self-Effort

Are you doing things in your own self-effort? Or are you doing them with God’s help and strength? How do you know? How can you do things with Him instead of for yourself?

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Episode 234-Who Am I?

Episode 234-Who Am I?

Who am I? Who are you? Many times in our lives, people knowingly or unknowingly tell us who we are. This happened to me when I was six years old. At the time, I didn’t really know what was said would define me. I tried to push it out of my mind, but…

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Episode 233-Forgiven

Episode 233-Forgiven

I sat on the back deck of the lodge at the north rim of the Grand Canyon while my family was hiking. I just wanted to sit there forever and take in the glory and the splendor of God’s majestic, vast creation. As a human many things look impossible, but with God everything is possible, especially forgiveness.

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Episode 232-Am I Greedy?

Episode 232-Am I Greedy?

Are you greedy? The definition of greed is “an intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.” Did you get that? It’s not just an intense desire for money or position. It’s also a selfish desire for food! Listen to this episode to find out if you are and what to do about it.

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Episode 231-Deception

Episode 231-Deception

One big deception the enemy threw to me was that I needed food to eat so I could eat all I wanted to. The devil is a deceiver who turns something, which looks good, into something which leads to death. So what can we do when we have bought into a lie that has become such a habit we think we can never get free? That’s what this episode is all about.

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Episode 230-Prayer Answers

Episode 230-Prayer Answers

For many years I was frustrated because I would pray and it felt like God wasn’t answering my prayers. I knew the Bible said He would, but I didn’t believe it because I wasn’t experiencing the answers I wanted, which was to have my mother healed of her bipolar disorder. They weren’t selfish prayers so why wasn’t He answering? This episode examines two huge instances of how God answered prayer but it wasn’t because of me.

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Episode 229-This is My Surrender

Episode 229-This is My Surrender

Burdens are negative. Crowns are positive. We want to get rid of burdens. Crowns are what God gives us in return for the good we’ve done here on earth. How are both of these related to surrender? We explore that in this episode.

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Episode 228-Backdoor Grace

Episode 228-Backdoor Grace

Our childhood emotions can lie dormant for years ready and waiting to be retrieved and then expressed in our actions.
Through the years I did gain weight. God told me what to do, but I didn’t listen to His straight-forward approach. He had to come in through the backdoor. You’ll want to listen to this episode. It’s one of my favorites.

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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.