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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65 And Counting

Today, I turn 65 years old. It's a mile marker age in many ways. By the time we get to this place, we understand and accept the fact that we are not all that and God is. I not only know, but have experienced, that when I am weak in my human strength, then I am strong,...

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Extravagant Grace

It happened suddenly. One minute the skies were bright and the next they began to grow dark. The thunder starting rolling into the area from somewhere, probably from the north. It was one of those sudden Missouri thunderstorms even amidst the rain that followed, I...

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Good-Bye, Sugar

I thought we were good together and then you do this to me. You seemed to be there every time I needed you. I thought you made my life better and that we were the perfect team. You listened when I cried and just your tangible presence comforted me in a way I thought...

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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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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.