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 108-Am I a Sugar Addict?

Episode 108-Am I a Sugar Addict?

One of the questions I am asked the most is how can I stop eating sugar like you did? That question is one I personally never asked myself because I didn’t want to give up eating foods with processed sugar. I never thought I would have to do that. I foolishly thought I could just eat less. Friends, if you are a sugar addict, eating less just never works.

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Episode 107-Through it All

Episode 107-Through it All

How can we be thankful in the midst of everything that is going on in the world today? We’ve been through a lot in the last few years and I just want to stop a minute and thank God even for the difficulties many of us have gone through.

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Episode 106-Build Each Other Up

Episode 106-Build Each Other Up

In Romans 15 and 16, Paul covers a lot of ground to make sure he’s telling those in the church at Rome everything they need to go forward until he comes to them again in person. He’s teaching them and us how to build each other up. This is critical to any forward motion. We don’t do our journeys alone. We do them in a community of faith.

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Episode 105-Focus on Jesus, Not Sugar

Episode 105-Focus on Jesus, Not Sugar

So I asked Jesus, “What is the message of Romans 14 for my listeners?” And He said, “Focus on Me, not on anything else. Not on sugar, not on food, not on diet laws, not on what to celebrate or not celebrate. Just focus on Me and everything will fall into place.”

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Episode 104-Time to Wake up

Episode 104-Time to Wake up

It’s time for Christians to wake up to what’s going on in the world around us. In Romans 13:11-14 Paul gives a dire warning about the future and describes how we as Christians we are still always one day closer to meeting Him.

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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.