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

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How To Begin

How do you lose weight and how bad do you really want to lose weight? How desperate are you? Do you to lose it quick and easy like another diet or do you really want to keep the weight off for the rest of your life? In other words, are you ready to totally change your...

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Get Out Of That Rut!

This message is not for those who are comfortable in the rutted habits they find themselves in. It’s not for those who think they have everything figured out and don’t need any help. This message is for people who are desperate for God to set them free from bondage to...

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Do You Trust Me?

Trust is a scary thing to most people. However on the Christian journey learning to trust is vital.  If we have trust issues with people we can see and touch, it’s a great probability we will have a difficult time trusting Jesus. Our lack of trust probably comes from...

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Give Me Peace

Peace is the concept of harmonious well-being. It’s the state of tranquility. It’s the absence of the fear of violence being done to us or our family. It’s the place where we feel we can walk around our neighborhood on a lazy spring afternoon thinking happy thoughts,...

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When God Calls

When God calls what do you do? Do you run the other way? Decline the call? Send it to voice mail? Are you surprised? Or maybe you are elated or possibly afraid? How do you even know if it’s Him or not? And if it's Him, do you do what you think He's saying or not? What...

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What’s God Got To Do With It?

Why should I even think about God when I’m trying to lose weight? I got myself into this mess. It’s up to me to get myself out, right? That was my mindset most of my adult life. At 430 pounds when a cardiac surgeon gave me five years to live, I figured out that what 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.