Sweet Grace for Your Journey

The podcast for women who want to lose weight and live healthy – body, soul and spirit.

Join Teresa Shields Parker as she shares from her personal journey of losing over 250 lbs with helpful advice and heartfelt questions answered.

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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Episode 151-Don’t Rock the Love Boat

Episode 151-Don’t Rock the Love Boat

Don’t rock the love boat is what a lot of wives are thinking when their husband brings them home candy like he always does. She’s afraid of telling him she is not eating sugar anymore because it might hurt his feelings. How can she guard herself against indulging without hurting her husbands feelings?

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Episode 150-My Family Won’t Eat Healthy

Episode 150-My Family Won’t Eat Healthy

My family won’t eat healthy. This is an excuse that I understand and yet I think it is one of the poorest excuses. When we are blaming our bad eating habits on our families we
place all the responsibility for what we’ve done to ourselves on our families. I really don’t believe that is fair to them.

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Episode 149-No Diet Works for Me

Episode 149-No Diet Works for Me

Diet programs don’t work to keep the weight off, but they are still popular. I’m raising my hand here because I spent thousands of dollars taking weight off only to put it back on again and add more to it. I learned is that the only way to lose weight and keep it off is…

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Episode 148-Too Old to Eat Healthy

Episode 148-Too Old to Eat Healthy

What’s your excuse for not losing weight? One woman said, “I don’t have long at my age, so why not enjoy what’s left?” That made feel sad for her because if the only enjoyment we are getting out of life is eating, then we need to re-examine our lives.

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Episode 147-Do I Have a Voice?

Episode 147-Do I Have a Voice?

However, with so many other voices competing for our attention, it can be difficult to hear our own voice. That makes us feel we don’t have any input into our own lives. In this episode we are exploring what our voice is and how it is connected to our souls, which is the essence of us.

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Episode 146-God Doesn’t Speak to Me

Episode 146-God Doesn’t Speak to Me

One of the biggest excuses we have is that we somehow feel God doesn’t speak to us. This excuse shuts down our ability to hear from Him, trust Him and surrender to Him. All three things are integral when we are trying change our habits, lose weight, get healthy, transform and follow God’s plan for our lives.

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Episode 145-Stop All the Noise

Episode 145-Stop All the Noise

Our excuse for not doing what we know God wants us to do is that there is too much noise in our heads. Our thoughts seem to compete and fight with each other. We have no good way to figure out what we really are thinking because there are just too many thoughts to choose from. So how can we sort through the voices and listen to God?

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Episode 144-Food is My Friend

Episode 144-Food is My Friend

When I finally realized I was addicted to sugar, it helped me understand that sugar was not my friend. It didn’t care about me. It gave me a feeling of peace for a moment and then when the high wore off I had to have more to get the same feeling.

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Episode 143-Food Protects Me

Episode 143-Food Protects Me

One of the main ways we self-protect is by making ourselves physically larger. Many who have food issues will self-protect by overeating. Even though the adult part of them wants to lose weight, they can’t figure out why they keep eating. Part of it is an emotional need for protection.

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Episode 142-Food Keeps Me Sane

Episode 142-Food Keeps Me Sane

Food keeps me sane was my excuse for continuing to indulge in the foods I loved the most, which was mostly desserts or anything made with sugar. This was because most of my life I tried to avoid one thing—being insane or becoming like my mother.

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Episode 141-Fear of Success

Episode 141-Fear of Success

The fears we have keep us stuck and one of the biggest is the fear of success. We are afraid of moving forward because we might succeed and then have to continue the hard work that we think success will take. We are afraid of what success might do to us and how it will change us.

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