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.

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

Sweet Grace: A Weight Loss Memoir

Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation

Sweet Freedom: A Weight Loss Memoir

Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God

Sweet Hunger

Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy

Sweet Journey to Transformation Book

Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds

Has the world left you feeling stressed, worried, fearful and overwhelmed? My new free mini-course can help.

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Episode 156-Invited to Life

Episode 156-Invited to Life

Halloween scared me to death when I was a kid. There were things I both loved about the holiday when I was a kid and things I hated. Of course, I loved the candy. But I hated the scary houses with spooky music and adults dressed in devil costumes. I braved it because I knew they gave out the big-size candy bars.

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Hungry for God

Hungry for God

How can we be as hungry for God as we are for sugary treats and junk food? How can we crave God instead of the things we know we shouldn’t be consuming in huge quantities and causing damage to our bodies. By looking at two contrasting stories in the Bible about food,...

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Episode 154-Wonderfully, Fearfully Made

Episode 154-Wonderfully, Fearfully Made

God created each of us with a HIGHER purpose than we even have knowledge of. It’s like His secret that He’s revealing to us a little at a time until we are able to wrap our brains around the whole enchilada. We’re talking about that today on the podcast.

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Episode 153-Why God Hates Excuses

Episode 153-Why God Hates Excuses

Why does God hate excuses? It’s a real basic reason. It’s because He wants the best for us and many are going to be surprised when they expect to arrive at heaven only to not be allowed entrance. I am not saying this to scare you. I am saying it to make sure we are following what He wants us to do.

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Episode 152-God Doesn’t Care if I’m Fat

Episode 152-God Doesn’t Care if I’m Fat

While it is true that God really doesn’t look on our outward appearance, He does care about our health. When I weighed over 430 pounds God still loved me but He was very concerned about me. He knew I was unhealthy and going downhill fast.

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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.