At one time I weighed 430 pounds.

It’s really true. My life was quite a mess.

Today, I’ve lost more than 260 pounds and kept it off for a number of years. Learn more about my journey – just click the button below…

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Remember, if God can help me lose 260 pounds, He can help you get through anything!

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Sweet Grace

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

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Motivation for Transformation

Ever get discouraged on your weight loss journey? I know I did. Truth is when we are focusing on weight loss, we will be discouraged every time. What we have to focus on is transformation because that involves every part of us.   Sharing my heart with you today about...

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I Can’t Change

I've heard these excuses from many people who honestly feel this way. I can relate because I was there once. They say, "I can't change. I can't lose weight. I've tried and failed too many times. I'm so lost, I just don't know what works any more." The truth is if I...

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About Me

Hi, I’m Teresa Shields Parker, Christian weight loss coach, author, editor 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.