Doors are open NOW for our Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Academy. They opened Tuesday night and are only open for one more day until today, Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 pm. All you need to do to join is go HERE.

I got an email today asking about our Overcomers success stories. We have many, but I’ll share just a few I have permission to print. These are also in some of my books, on my blog and on our Overcomers page.

Large woman with Teresa hugging her. Same woman with her granddaughter having lost 71 pounds.

Left, Peggy Burgess and Teresa Parker in 2015. Right, Peggy and her granddaughter in 2018. Peggy has lost 71 pounds and is no longer in a wheelchair.

“I’m a 69-year-old mother and grandmother. When I fist got acquainted with Teresa in 2015 I was mostly wheelchair bound, didn’t drive and was resigned to living a low-level life in my house. Since I have been in her courses and groups I have lost 71 pounds. I walk only with a cane. I drive wherever I need to. I volunteer at our Ronald McDonald House.

“This summer I have had the stamina to babysit four of my great grandkids a day or two a week. Another great blessing is that a wonderful Bible-believing church found me! I am enjoying life again. I want a future and the best part is my relationship with God is getting better and better!”

—Peggy Burgess, Northcumberland, PA

“My husband and I have been missionaries overseas for 47 years in a closed country. I’m 72 years old and have been overweight or obese most of my life. I joined Teresa’s group and have lost 76 pounds! I’m the lowest weight I’ve been in my entire adult life. I even wore a pair of jeans for the first time in forever! More than that I now have the tools necessary and the community behind me so that I can keep the weight off.”

—Jay Lee, Spokane, WA

“I have struggled with weight all my life, going up and down, over and over, The tools I have learned through Teresa’s courses and coaching groups are helping to renew my mind. This applies to all areas of my life where I fail to depend on God and try to go it alone and fix myself. Transformation is a lifelong process. There are no quick fixes, just stead growth spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. I thank God for all I have learned, the resulting changes in my life and helping me lose 60 pounds!”

—Rhonda Burrows, Palestine, TX

“After a divorce I began having weight issues. Now three years later, thanks to being in Teresa’s courses and coaching groups, I have lost 93 pounds, regularly do weight-lifting and am married to a new God-given blessing of a husband! Learning to forgive deep-seated hurts in my life helped me go forward to lose weight and begin to trust and love again. I’m thankful for the inner healing I received from Teresa and her course.”

—Michelle Lee, Columbia, MO

“I was diagnosed with diabetes about 18 months ago. I did not take medication. Instead I got serious about lifestyle change. I have quit lying to myself and started taking care of me. In the process, I’ve lost 68 pounds. My diabetes is gone and my A1C was 5.1 for my latest lab. I am off blood pressure medication and currently take no medication! Teresa’s coaching has literally been a lifesaver!”

—Dawn Wisdom Kinstley, New Braunfels, TX

“​My skewed thoughts of myself and food have kept me in a vicious cycle of destruction and failure for over 40 years. As God leads me through Teresa’s teachings, ministering and coaching, I am experiencing healing in the area of food addiction. A side benefit is I have lost 43 pounds. I now really know God has plans to prosper me and not to harm me.”

—Susan Keays, Whitehall, PA

These are just a few of the stories of women who’ve been through our program. As you can tell from these testimonies, the best things that are happening are how God is redefining them and their connection to Him. Weight loss is just a side benefit.

Overcomers Academy includes a private Facebook group, monthly live Overcomers Q&A video call, over 200 video lessons in 25 different courses and support, direction and coaching from me, Teresa Shields Parker.

Those joining this time around will also receive free downloadable copies of my books Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God’s Help and Sweet Freedom Study Guide.

To join, simply go to: You’ll find all the information you need on that page.

Hurry, though, our scheduled closing time is 10 pm tonight, Thursday, Dec. 5. We are staying open a while longer because we had some server issues that prohibited some from getting into our Overcomers Academy page. Keep trying if there is an issue, but it should be up and running now. Join HERE.

I can’t wait to 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.