When Michelle Lee came into #KickWeight and began to understand that sugar and foods with high carbohydrate content were her problem, things began to change.

Today, it’s hard to keep up with her weight loss totals. She’s lost 90 pounds and is continuing to lose weight daily.


Teresa’s Sugar Addiction Quiz

She began reading my blog posts back in January 2016 and then, took my Sugar Addiction Quiz. “I didn’t score very high,” she said. “I figured I was truly addicted. I went through my cabinets and took out all the foods that had high levels of sugar in them and began to pay attention to reading food labels for the first time.”

She lost 15-20 pounds from January through April. “I was still drinking regular soda, still occasionally sneaking a candy bar, piece s of cake, bowls of ice cream or some kind of sweets when I was by myself and frustrated or whatever.”


It’s when she signed up for #KickWeight, though, that her breakthrough came. “The first exercise of surrendering everything to God and leaving it at the altar was the turning point in my life,” she said. “Once I did that and really meant it, it changed everything. The key was really meaning it.”

She adds that the Vision Board exercise done it the group was also key. Every day it reminds her that this is a daily journey that she can do. “God’s got my back and if I fall off the wagon I make sure I don’t go all out crazy. I just brush it off, pick myself up, use my stop-starts and don’t repeat my mistake.”

Michelle enjoys doing Crossfit, a combination of cardio workouts and strength training with weights. “I really like it,” she adds. “It helps work out my frustrations and I know it’s good for my body, but I’ve learned that exercise alone isn’t enough. It was allowing God to lead me in what I eat that really was a turning point.”

God’s Grace

She’s been in #KickWeight for almost six months and says for the last six weeks she’s been able to make it without giving in to temptation. “I’ve not had any desire to even want to. That’s God’s grace over me daily.”

Michelle adds that she recognizes this journey is one step at a time. She’s got more weight to lose and is in #KickWeight 2 to make sure she stays on her journey. You’ll find her there now as an administrative assistant helping lead others to begin their journey.

#KickWeight 2

#KickWeight is all about finding the issues that are holding us back from going full out on the journey we already know God is calling us to. It’s about changing from the inside out.It’s about surrendering our selfish desiresto God and allowing Him to lead us on our journey. I’m just the facilitator. God is the leader of #KickWeight for sure.

You can take Teresa’s Sugar Addiction Quiz, the same one Michelle took, by going HERE.

Doors are open NOW for #KickWeight 2. It is the same course with the same teaching videos, however the Q&A videos will be new because you will be there to ask your own questions. Then, Teresa will answer them every two weeks.

Doors for #KickWeight 2 will remain open until Oct. 5, but the Welcome video will be posted on Oct. 1. To find out more about #KickWeight 2 or to sign up go HERE.


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Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. Her other books include: "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy", "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

She also offers Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Academy and VIP one-on-one coaching program, both available under the weight loss tab. To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking tab on her website. Also check out her blog and Sweet Grace for Your Journey podcast under the tabs by those names.