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?
Here’s where to begin:
Books by Teresa Shields Parker
Has the world left you feeling stressed, worried, fearful and overwhelmed? My new free mini-course can help.
Explore the Blog
When we are overwhelmed, we feel defeated by everything we have to do. It feels too challenging for us to manage, but we keep trying and keep getting more and more overwhelmed. Then we can’t think, act, or function normally. God will help us, but we have to call on Him.
When we have a need we want God to fix it right now. Not a week from now. Not a month from now. Certainly not a year from now and for real, not 10 years from now. We are impatient people and we want what we want done right now. This episode will teach you more about how to continue to trust God for answered prayers, even if it takes some time. Don’t give up!
When everything is falling apart, what is the first thing we do? We try to fix it and if we can’t fix it, we worry about it. Then, worry leads to stress. When I am stressed, I am not trusting in God. I am trusting myself to fix what I am stressing about. In this episode, I give you five steps from stress to trusting God.
Do you feel like you have so much noise in your head you can’t even think? Or are you at the point where spending time being quiet and in God’s presence is the highlight of your day? The latter is definitely preferable. Still, why do we continually find ourselves caught up in the noise of this life?
There are so many things that feel defeating in this life. We just get through one overwhelming issue when another pops up. The battles seem endless. We defeat one and feel victorious. Then another rears its head. It’s like an endless whack-a-mole game. The only good thing about this game is that it ends.
We have to be careful that our desire for things of this world don’t become our main motivation for living. Will we still want more of the things of this world? Yes we will unless we tap into the real reason why we are on earth in the first place. We want to save our souls, not lose them. On this episode we talk about how to do that.
According to the dictionary greed is an “intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.” Did you get that? It includes food and money. Looking back over my life, I saw how connected the issues of finances and food were in my life. I violated the perimeters of what I could and couldn’t have by buying groceries and fast food and whatever I wanted to eat on credit.
Is anger good or bad? Growing up I was sure anyone who was angry was evil. Anyone who was gentle, patient and peaceful was Godly all the time. This episode will help you understand the role anger should play in our lives and the role it shouldn’t play.
It’s Easter Sunday morning. I am lying curled up next to my husband, his arm around me. These are the type of mornings I ache to be writing. Writing is my drug, as they say. These days, though, lying next to my husband is better than any drug. Perhaps he is my drug of...
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.