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

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Sugar Was Killing Me

Sugar Was Killing Me

It took me awhile, but I finally realized what I was doing was not working for me in any shape or form. That only happened, though, when a cardiac surgeon gave me five years to live. It's crazy the things you think about when you've been given a death sentence. It's...

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Episode 12—SundiJo Graham: No More Diets

Episode 12—SundiJo Graham: No More Diets

When SundiJo Graham’s seven-year-old cousin told her his Christmas wish was for her to be able to ride the roller coaster with him, she was devastated when she failed to give him the gift he wanted the next year. It took time, lots of struggle, dealing with issues in her past and getting real with God before she would finally lose enough weight to give him his gift. She has lost 145 pounds, but she did not diet and still doesn’t.

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Discovering Real Freedom

Discovering Real Freedom

One minute I was sitting in the green metal lawn chair in my uncle’s front yard, talking and laughing with my aunt while cousins and our children played hide and go seek. The next minute I felt the collapse of the rounded legs as they slowly lowered me to the ground....

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Episode 11 – Lasting Weight Loss

Episode 11 – Lasting Weight Loss

Since coming into my coaching courses and groups Peggy Burgess has lost 79 pounds. She’s doing it the right way, slow and steady and incorporating habit changes as she goes. That is resulting in her lasting weight loss.

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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.