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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Sweet Hunger

Developing an Appetite for God

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Losing Weight and Keeping it Off with God’s Help

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True Stories of Transformation

Sweet Grace

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

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Saying, “No” To Sugar

“A major light bulb went on,” one of the members of my coaching group said. My words about saying, "No" to sugar finally made sense when she heard it in a different way. Spiritual Battle One thing I’ve learned in coaching is that I need to talk about the same pivotal...

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Promises to Keep

It’s a new year and with that comes New Year’s Resolutions. Most people are defeated the second they mention the word resolution. That’s because even before they begin to put feet to what they want to accomplish they are defeated by the fact they didn’t keep last...

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A Torn World Restored

More than ever before our nation feels divided, torn in little pieces and pockets of what we each want. At the end of the day it is all about what we feel like we need for ourselves and our families. Most of the prayer requests I get on my my Facebook page have to do...

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Sacred Love

The brisk breeze necessitated lying closer together, at least that's what he told himself.  It seemed the dark violet sky wanted to swallow them surrounding each completely. In contrast, the three moons of Trikala glowed various neon colors first light purple moving...

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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.