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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Procrastination was the bane of my existence for way too many years to count. I had lost weight many times and then would gain it all back plus more. So I got to the place where I just gave up. I wouldn’t even try to lose weight any more because obviously I always...read more
Why can’t I do what I am telling myself I want to do? It happens with everything from losing weight to getting a degree to saving money to doing the laundry. Here's the hard truth, it’s because you do not have intentional focus. In other words, you don’t really want...read more
More than any other time in the history of this country we are focused on building our own kingdoms rather than God’s Kingdom. We see it everywhere we look in politics, business, television, movies, social media, even in our churches. We are focused on being the best,...read more
What’s one food you wish you didn’t like so much? I asked that question on my Facebook page the other day. All but maybe 10 percent said sugar, baked goods, breads, desserts, ice cream, chocolate and other high carbohydrate foods. As a former super morbidly obese...read more
“If I gave up sugar, I wouldn’t have anything to eat.” As I looked at the woman speaking to me, the truth of what she said was obvious. "Besides just a little sugar never hurt anyone." She was blind to what it was doing to her. She wore it on her body like very heavy...read more
My emotions used to be very well-hidden, buried under more than 250 pounds of flesh. I never wanted them to raise their ugly heads or be noticeable in public. I just wanted them to stay put and act nice, not get all in a wad where I'd have to deal with them. I've...read more
Before I lost weight, I thought there were two kinds of people in the world—normal- to small-sized people and people who were overweight and beyond. At 430 pounds, I was definitely in that second group. The Rest Of Your Life I also saw that most of the diet and weight...read more
I was a bossy kid, I'll admit it. I blame it on the fact that when my mother was having emotional issues I had to make decisions, grown up decisions like what to fix for supper or whether or not my brother and/or sister could go over to a friend’s house. These weren’t...read more
One day a few years before my father, Rev. Ernest Franklin Shields passed away, I was prompted to take my new laptop over to his house and have him share his life story in his own words. I was so grateful I took the time to do this. When he died in June of 2005, I...read more
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.