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 Surrender

Breaking Strongholds

Sweet Journey to Transformation

Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Eat Healthy

Sweet Hunger

Developing an Appetite for God

Sweet Freedom

Losing Weight and Keeping it Off with God's Help

Sweet Change

True Stories of Transformation

Sweet Grace

How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor

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Episode 91-Run the Race

Episode 91-Run the Race

One big obstacle our enemy throws in our way is condemnation. He makes us feel condemned or ashamed, guilty, fearful, unworthy, forgotten, useless, good-for-nothing. God, though, tells us in no uncertain terms that we are not condemned.

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Episode 90-The Conundrum

Episode 90-The Conundrum

Like any problem or mystery, I want the conundrum to be solved in 30 minutes like a good tv show. I don’t want to be left hanging to find out how things are solved for a week! Good or bad, I want it brought to end right now! However, for years I had no idea how to solve this issue that kept turning over and over in my mind.

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Episode 89-What War

Episode 89-What War

We are in a war. We may not realize it as we walk through our daily lives but we are. Romans 5:17-6:23 talks about this as a war between the power of sin and the greater power of God’s wonderful grace.

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Episode 88-Patient Endurance

Episode 88-Patient Endurance

As I was reading Romans 5 this week, I realized that as Christians there is one of these virtues we rarely talk about. That might be because along the way someone somewhere told us to never pray for patience because if we do something difficult will happen that will teach us the hard way how to be patient. How to endure.

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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.