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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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

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

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Worry Does Not Help

Worry Does Not Help

What problem has you up at night fretting about how to fix it? What thoughts keep tumbling around and around in your head? What do you worry about? The most debilitating thing about worry is it keeps me stuck in an endless cycle of rehashing and rehashing whatever...

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Episode 160-Why Worry?

Episode 160-Why Worry?

What problem has you up at night fretting about how to fix it? What thoughts keep tumbling around and around in your head? What do you worry about? To me, the most debilitating thing about worry is it keeps me stuck in an endless cycle of rehashing and rehashing whatever problem I am thinking about. I hate being stuck so that makes me worry all the more.

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Episode 159-Pretentious Much?

Episode 159-Pretentious Much?

Pretension is what leads us into strongholds and then to addictions. In this episode I tell you what pretension is, why it is dangerous and how God wants us to counteract it. You’ll also learn in eight steps how strongholds are created and how they are broken.

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Episode 158-Ditch the Pride

Episode 158-Ditch the Pride

Being prideful is not just an attitude. It’s also an emotion God hates. It’s the emotion that He wants us to ditch. The great thing about this is, He tells us exactly how to do that in His Word.

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What Emotions?

What Emotions?

Many of us don’t know what to do with our emotions so we just try to ignore them. My cure for not feeling my emotions was to overeat foods made with sugar flour. I didn’t want to feel my emotions. I was running from my emotions because I was sure I would be crazy if I...

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Episode 157-Emotions and Spiritual Truths

Episode 157-Emotions and Spiritual Truths

It’s vital that we realize that God has the spiritual truths we need to manage and understand our emotions. God’s truth is what we should crave and long for, not the foods we think are helping us avoid emotions we don’t like. We must learn to see our emotions as helpers given to us by God.

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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.