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?

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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

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 225-Listen to God

Episode 225-Listen to God

All the time there are at least three voices vying for our attention: my voice, the tempter’s voice, and God’s voice. For years, though, I listened to the tempter’s voice constantly. It always has an element of truth to it. What he tells me is half-truth, half-lie. In this episode, I share 10 things that help you know it is God’s voice instead of the enemy’s.

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Episode 224-Fighting the Battle

Episode 224-Fighting the Battle

Eleven years ago I weighed 430 pounds. Now let’s be honest that’s really, really large, especially for a woman who isn’t that tall. I’ve lost 250 pounds and I feel a whole lot better. However, to me the more important thing is I’ve undergone a total lifestyle change of a slow, steady weight loss. No matter what the quick fix, it doesn’t work to keep the weight loss off. We must change our habits. It’s not easy, but it is worth it.

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Episode 223-God’s Great Adventure

Episode 223-God’s Great Adventure

Most of us love a good adventure story. I love Sunday nights when we’d hear foreign missionaries tell us about their adventures. They seemed so different from my life, which was very boring in comparison. I longed for a bit of adventure, and a great adventure with God would be even better. Back then I didn’t have the concept that following God completely would always be a great adventure all on its own.

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Episode 222-Confessions of a Sugar Addict

Episode 222-Confessions of a Sugar Addict

If you don’t listen to any other episodes, please listen to this one. All I know is once I surrendered everything to God, and began to walk out my journey, my life has been a series of one beautiful adventure after another.

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Episode 221-Eating Myself to Death

Episode 221-Eating Myself to Death

Most of us want to blame someone else for any problem we have. I knew good and well no one was to blame for my extreme weight gain, but me, myself, and I. 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 well for me. As a matter of fact, I was eating myself into an early grave.

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Episode 220-Move My Mountain

Episode 220-Move My Mountain

In order to lose weight and keep it off we have to begin and continue. We have to be committed to transformation. I was a reluctant loser, but God helped me lose 250 of the 430 pounds I once had on my body. I say I was a reluctant loser because God told me to give up sugar and I didn’t want to. Today, I’m a…

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Episode 219-Overcomers Academy New

Episode 219-Overcomers Academy New

In Overcomers Academy, diet is a four-letter word and not a very nice one. Instead we talk about commitment, habit change, surrender, along with accountability to God and ourselves and many helpful tools. These were huge keys for me and should be for you too. They are difficult concepts for many to grab hold of and implement. I know, for me, everything changed when I tapped into these.

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Lose Big in 2024

Lose Big in 2024

For years, I had a problem with weight. God told me what to do, but I didn’t do it. Then, I came to the end of my rope and was afraid my time here on Earth was approaching an end. Desperation will cause us to do some amazing things. I finally surrendered to God. When...

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Episode 218-God’s New Thing

Episode 218-God’s New Thing

I read this somewhere and it resonated with me. I don’t know the author. “God is telling me today, rest in Me. I am already ahead of you, working in your life. I will turn around every bad situation you are in. I will bless you and your family with all that you need. I will heal all that needs healing. I will wipe away of your tears. You will be blessed.”

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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.