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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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
We have stigmas, marks of disgrace that are associated with particular circumstances. One such circumstance is birth order. If you are the oldest, the stigma is you are bossy. If you are in between, the stigma is you are overlooked. However, if you are the youngest...read more
If you want to go on weight loss journey, you must first want to change. You have to get your own want-to. Ok, so you probably won’t find that word in the dictionary. You will find wanter, which means “one that wants or is in need.” A want-to is why a wanter wants...read more
There is a huge myth that weight loss companies have perpetuated through years of pitching products to us. That myth is that losing weight is fast and easy. That may be true for a few people who are not yet addicted to foods that contain sugar, flour and high...read more
The dictionary defines a journey as, among other definitions, “a long and often difficult process of personal change and development.” My five stages of weight loss outline the process you must go through to achieve personal change or as I like to refer to...read more
As human beings, we are learners at heart. We learn best when we have a burning desire to learn. Probably the best motivation for learning is that if we don’t learn that particular skill we won’t survive … in our jobs, in our marriages, or in our lives period. The...read more
When I was growing up I never had a doubt that my grandmother loved me. I knew it for sure because any negative emotion of the shame of not being the most popular girl in school was filled nicely with Grandma's desserts. A weekend at Grandma’s house filled with baking...read more
I don’t know if my biggest nightmare was the fact that I discovered my weight actually was 430 pounds or if it was that I was going to die if I didn’t lose weight and keep it off. I just know those two things colliding made it my worst nightmare. Twenty Years Ago It...read more
Love is an action verb. If we love God we will say “Yes” to Him and demonstrate that by our actions and behaviors. This is a dynamic principle to understand because it unlocks the power of God in our lives like nothing else can. Put Feet To Your Faith Simply putting...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.