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.

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Episode 145-Stop All the Noise

Episode 145-Stop All the Noise

Our excuse for not doing what we know God wants us to do is that there is too much noise in our heads. Our thoughts seem to compete and fight with each other. We have no good way to figure out what we really are thinking because there are just too many thoughts to choose from. So how can we sort through the voices and listen to God?

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Episode 144-Food is My Friend

Episode 144-Food is My Friend

When I finally realized I was addicted to sugar, it helped me understand that sugar was not my friend. It didn’t care about me. It gave me a feeling of peace for a moment and then when the high wore off I had to have more to get the same feeling.

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Episode 143-Food Protects Me

Episode 143-Food Protects Me

One of the main ways we self-protect is by making ourselves physically larger. Many who have food issues will self-protect by overeating. Even though the adult part of them wants to lose weight, they can’t figure out why they keep eating. Part of it is an emotional need for protection.

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Episode 142-Food Keeps Me Sane

Episode 142-Food Keeps Me Sane

Food keeps me sane was my excuse for continuing to indulge in the foods I loved the most, which was mostly desserts or anything made with sugar. This was because most of my life I tried to avoid one thing—being insane or becoming like my mother.

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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.