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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Episode 22—Emotions and Trust

Episode 22—Emotions and Trust

Are you an emotional eater? Back when I weighed 430 pounds and all the way leading up to that time, my first response when I felt any emotion was to eat something whether there was a real crisis or not. I ate something like a dessert, fast food, chips or anything I could stuff in my mouth that tasted good to me. I never wanted salads, carrots or broccoli during these times of heightened emotional feelings. I wanted something to stop making me feel angry, sad, lonely, frustrated or any one of 1,000 other emotions.

However, if you would have asked me if I was an emotional eater, I would have said no.

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Overcomers Academy Doors Open Now!

Overcomers Academy Doors Open Now!

OA Is OPEN! from Teresa Parker on Vimeo. 🔥 Hey, Friends, I’ve got a REALLY BIG, ON-FiIRE ANNOUNCEMENT! As you know, I’m a Christian weight loss author, coach and podcaster who has lost more than 250 pounds. I’ve been coaching for six years, even saying that sounds...

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Episode 21—Towards Peace

Episode 21—Towards Peace

With everyone in panic mode, peace seems like a forgotten commodity. We search for peace in so many things other than God. One of the biggest things we turn to is food. We find ourselves eating outside of the boundaries we’ve set for ourselves. We find ourselves stress eating.

In this episode, I talk about four things that will help you get back on track or stay on track with your healthy lifestyle change plan.

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Episode 20—Barb Raveling: Separating Truth from Lies

Episode 20—Barb Raveling: Separating Truth from Lies

This week on the podcast, I’m chatting with Barb Raveling all the way from Montana. We visit a lot of topics during our conversation, but the thing Barb is well known for is the concept of truth journaling. She teaches this as well as uses it to help people who want to lose weight renew their mind with truth instead of lies. She began using truth journaling as a way to help her get rid of anger, frustration and annoyance. It is a way to help us see what lies we believe and replace those lies with the truth. “After I was successful with overcoming annoyance,” she said, “I began to use truth journaling to gain control over my weight.

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Episode 19 – Rest Is Necessary

Episode 19 – Rest Is Necessary

Even God rested on the seventh day, so what makes you think you can get by without doing the same? The minute I heard those words I was convicted down to my toes. Indeed if the almighty God of the universe saw the necessity to rest what makes me think I can work seven days a week.

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Episode 18 – Be Still and Know God

Episode 18 – Be Still and Know God

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of our lives God wants to tap into who He is. It doesn’t take a lot of time and it isn’t about reading devotionals or Bible studies or giving Him our endless prayer lists. It’s about getting to know Him.

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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.