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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I love a party or any get-together where there is food. How about you? However, it is a big excuse many use for not losing weight. I had this excuse. It went something like this, “I can’t lose weight because I want to eat at family gatherings, parties, church carry-in...
When one woman realized she was using every event or gathering that came up as an excuse for not getting healthy, she finally drew a line in the sand. She said, “I’m going to get healthy anyway no matter what comes along. But I can’t do it without your help God.” And she did. Find out how.
“I might fail so I don’t even want to start trying.” “I’ve always been fat. I’ll always be fat. Nothing ever worked in the past so why try?” Ever had those kinds of excuses about trying to lose weight? Not failing is a huge topic on the minds of those who want to lose...
Failure is the topic that seems to be on every person’s mind who has ever tried to lose weight. I blame the diet mentality and false advertising for a lot of this. Diets promise quick weight loss because that’s what we want. We want to fix the outside and do it now. But God is all about fixing us first on the inside in our hearts, minds, souls and spirits. Until we get to the root of why we eat, we will always gain the weight back and add more on.
What do you crave? Is it something God doesn’t want you to crave? Is it more important than God in your life? If you want it just because you want it, it may be because that is living by following your desires and cravings than by the power of the Holy Spirit. ...
My excuse for eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted it was, “I want what I want so I need to eat it.’ What I wanted was sugary desserts. It felt like I was a bottomless pit where those kinds of foods were concerned.
When we are procrastinating we are just making excuses for why we aren’t doing what we know we should be doing but are avoiding. To procrastinate is to delay or put off doing something. An excuse is coming up with a reason to put off doing something. Basically, it’s...
I have heard many different reasons (or excuses) for why someone would procrastinate about losing weight. One big one is I need to take care of my family or others. Mark 12:31 is a verse we might use to justify how important it is to prioritize doing things for others, but let’s look at it closer.
Why do we have excuses? Excuses are dangerous to us because they keep us from doing what God wants us to do which is always the best for us. We must figure out how put them in our past and move forward with what we know God has in mind for us. An excuse is very...
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.