I teach women how to work with God to transform their lifestyles, lose weight and live 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.

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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

Sweet Surrender

Breaking Strongholds

Sweet Journey to Transformation

Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Eat Healthy

Sweet Hunger

Developing an Appetite for God

Sweet Freedom

Losing Weight and Keeping it Off with God's Help

Sweet Change

True Stories of Transformation

Sweet Grace

How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor

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Episode 72-Weighty Marriage Issues

Episode 72-Weighty Marriage Issues

If there’s one thing I’ve learned on this lifelong journey of weight gain and weight loss it is that I cannot lose weight for someone else. I can only do it for me. We can’t lose weight for our husbands. It has to be for us. We have to want it for ourselves.

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Episode 71-God Calling

Episode 71-God Calling

Have you ever prayed and asked God one thing and He seemed to answer with something that was totally off topic? For most of my adult life I felt this way when I prayed about my life’s calling or direction. On this podcast, I share how I finally got on board with what He had been trying to tell me all of my life.

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Episode 70-The Big Question

Episode 70-The Big Question

I was listening to a training where a coach was telling her client to ask God a question. The minute I heard the question, I felt like someone and hit me in the stomach because I felt no way in a million year would I ask God that question. It scared me to death to think of His answer to what felt like the BIG question….

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How To Live In Truth

How To Live In Truth

Living in truth is not easy these days. Actually, it’s never been easy, but we are more aware of it in 2021. Maybe it’s just because I’ve lived a lot of years and understand it more, but I am more aware than ever that truth seems elusive Spiritual War We are basically...

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Episode 69-Living in Truth

Episode 69-Living in Truth

We all have an enemy who tries to kill, steal and destroy the future that God has planned for us This was a hard truth for me to realize. Now I live in freedom because God has helped me break the strongholds in my life. In this episode, I share how God showed me how to live in truth and how you can too!

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Episode 68-Beautiful One

Episode 68-Beautiful One

Pain, heartache, mistreatment, rude comments, being treated like a doormat, being pushed around, being taken advantage of, pointed at, whispered about and made fun of. This is what it is like to be super morbidly obese. God has a message for every person who has ever felt this way. He wants you to know that you are valued and loved. Listen to this week’s podcast to hear that message.

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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.