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 Journey to Transformation

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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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Whole, Healthy and Happy

Whole, Healthy and Happy

The heart-pounding strains of 2001 Space Odyssey theme stuck me as I walked through the doors of Freedom Seminar. I am sure I looked as frightened as I felt. My friends, Nancy and Judy who had paid my way along with friends of my fellow trainees, were cheering us on...

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Why and How I Coach

Why and How I Coach

You've likely heard my story of massive transformation. I weighed 430 pounds and lost 250 pounds. That only happened because God never gave up on me and He hasn't given up on you either. I know God's heart breaks for those caught in the bondage of food addiction. It's...

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It’s Raining Tears

It’s Raining Tears

Ever feel discouraged, hopeless, lost, defeated, frustrated on your journey, whatever your journey looks like? If so, this prayer I wrote is just for you. As you know, my journey is about walking in wholeness—body, soul and spirit. That includes maintaining my...

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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.