Doors are open now for Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Academy featuring our foundational course, Journey to Transformation. Go HERE to join.

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We’ve been talking about this for a minute or two now in blog posts, on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest and my podcast. Now it’s time. Doors are open and we are inviting you to join us.

Journey to Transformation

Journey to Transformation is a course that will take you from wishing you could lose weight, to owning your specific issue and surrendering that to God. Then, we give you tools to help you learn how to change your habits and to develop your own forever lifestyle change plan with God’s help.

There are five stages in our journey and I just took you through the first three—wishful thinker, willing owner and watchful learner. After the learning stage is the wholehearted traveler stage when we implement what we’ve learned while living all the twists and turns life throws at us.

The first three stages are foundational, but the fourth stage is crucial because this is the stage where we definitely need to stay connected with a group and a coach who has walked through this journey. It’s like the apprentice stage where we learn through experience.

How We Overcome

The fifth stage I call the wise overcomer and although this sounds like the stage where we have arrived and beaten our food addiction, binging, purging or overeating, it is actually the stage where we need to dial into God even more. We’ll be tempted to stop and go back to our old ways if we don’t stay accountable.

We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. (See Rev. 12:11 KJV.) At this point we actually have a testimony of how God has worked in our lives and helped us learn how to lose weight and keep it off.

All stages are vitally important. Many of those who reach this stage are ready to help others on their journeys. It is the stage from which God calls us into our destiny because He knows we are finally ready to follow Him in obedience no matter what He says.

When we can finally hand our food issues to Him and begin to truly crave Him instead of the sweets, high carbohydrate foods, cultural delicacies or more of everything we love, then we are ready to jump into that life He promised, “everything in abundance, more than we expect—life in its fullness until we overflow!” (John 10:10 TPT)

More than Weight Loss

This journey is not just about fitting into those jeans you love or that dress for your high school reunion. This journey is about a lot more than weight loss.

This journey is about getting so close to God you can’t hardly even stand in His presence. It’s all about wanting what He wants for you instead of what you want.

He wants to use what we see as one of our biggest messes and create our greatest life message.

Faith Revolutionized

On a recent podcast interview I did, Kieawnie Clar said, “My faith has been revolutionized though Overcomers Academy because I had to connect to God. I had to connect to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and figure out who they were in my life.”

She says Overcomers Academy has given her faith back and helped her acquire her adult faith. “It has given me hope, purpose and promise. It’s helped in my marriage and my career. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

“I believe God has something really special for those of us who have food addiction. There is something on the other side. I’m still discovering what that is, but I know nothing tastes better than freedom. That freedom to discover who I was created to be is really attractive to me.”

How It Works

Here’s how Overcomers Academy works. We have three basic components: Video Vault, Private Facebook Group and Monthly Question and Answer video call.

Our one-of-a-kind vault includes 200 video lessons divided into 25 courses. This is the larger resource for Christian weight loss that I know of. These are available in our video vault for members to access at any time.

In our private Facebook group we go through a course together. Each week a new lesson is posted in the group. Members are encouraged to comment, ask questions, share successes, difficulties, prayer requests and things that encourage them on the journey. As the coach, I am there to challenge, encourage and answer questions.

The monthly video call is a time for members to ask me questions directly. I also work with anyone who wants to get to the core issues that are holding them back. This call is recorded for members to view later if they have a conflict. Also, they can always leave a question for me to answer on the call even if they can’t be there when it is scheduled.

Plus A Free Gift

When you join this session of Overcomers Academy, I am also giving you a free download of my book, Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy. The course goes more in depth into the journey, but I wanted to share this book for those who want a little extra reading.

Now it’s time to join me, Kieawnie and all the other members of Overcomers Academy as we take the Journey to Transformation. I promise if you do the work in this course, you will be changed.

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I will see you in the group!



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.