I teach women how to work with God to transform their lifestyles to become whole and 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.

Are you ready to change your life?

Here’s where to begin:

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

NEW!! Sweet Victory: Winning the Battle

Sweet Victory book cover.

Sweet Excuses: Stop Lying to Yourself & Start Losing Weight

Sweet Excuses cover

Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation

Sweet Freedom: A Weight Loss Memoir

Sweet Grace: A Weight Loss Memoir

Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy

Sweet Journey to Transformation Book

Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God

Sweet Hunger

Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds

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Episode 244-Why Forgive Others?

Episode 244-Why Forgive Others?

An important step on our Spirit-Led Transformation is forgiving others. It’s actually a command from God. He demonstrates exactly what He wants us to do for others when He forgives us. Most of the time, this feels like a really hard thing to do so we sort of just put it in the back of our minds and leave it there. However, you aren’t bringing them to justice or hurting them by not forgiving them.

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Episode 243-Forgiven

Episode 243-Forgiven

Forgiven. It’s such a great word. This is the second in our series of Spirit-Led Transformation because understanding the depths of being forgiven can set us free to follow God with all that we are and all that He made us to be. However, when we feel like we are not forgiven and feel deep shame and regret, we are stuck and cannot move forward.

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Episode 242-Flesh Vs Spirit

Episode 242-Flesh Vs Spirit

This episode is going to be the first in a series I’m doing based around the book of Romans. It’s really a book that talks to us about Spirit-led Transformation so that will be a topic we’ll be exploring for the next several months.
In talking about the flesh we need to define what it is, what sin is, why if we allow our flesh to lead us it will lead us astray and why following the Holy Spirit is the right way but we many times resist it until we have no other choice.

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Episode 241-Finding Freedom

Episode 241-Finding Freedom

Being super morbidly obese I always tried to blend into the wallpaper and not make more of a spectacle of myself any more than I already was.
That day, however, the proverbial cat had been let out of the bag.
I’m fat, really fat. I break lawn chairs like twigs. I can’t be trusted to sit anywhere.
I knew I had a problem. I denied it constantly. I tried to push it under the rug. However, I could no longer ignore the obvious.

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Episode 240-What God Wants

Episode 240-What God Wants

I’ve learned since childhood that I should listen to God. I knew He wanted me to give up sugar and flour and eat more meat, fruits, and vegetables. However, I continued to do the opposite. My desire to do my own thing regarding what I ate and how I didn’t exercise or listen to God about my health was not working. As a matter of fact, I was eating myself into an early grave. I was eating myself to death and thinking I was having a great time doing it.

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Episode 239-King of My Heart

Episode 239-King of My Heart

David’s real giant was not a huge hairy man, but a beautiful woman named Bathsheba. I so relate to David because I had a love affair too. His name was Sugar and He tasted so good. Let me tell you when something takes over as King of your heart, it’s not easy to dethrone it. But, here’s how.

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Episode 238-Intimacy

Episode 238-Intimacy

Obedience to God unlocks the door to intimacy with Him. Trust then becomes the foundation for intimacy with Jesus, as well as deep and true intimacy with our husbands and other loved ones.

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Episode 237-Control and the Works

Episode 237-Control and the Works

From an early age I took on a works mentality. I did housework, laundry, cooked supper, took care of the kids, and did my own homework and school activities. I was always working. It was who I was. Finally came the day, though, when God showed me how wrong I was.

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Episode 236-Hiding from Fear?

Episode 236-Hiding from Fear?

Fear can keep us stuck. Fear can cause us to disconnect from everyone we love. Fear can cause us to even hide from ourselves and make us stop trying to reach the dreams God has placed inside us. In the fictional story Teresa shares, the woman who tried to avoid fear learns how to step into life and go for her dreams. You can as well.

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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.