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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- Take Teresa’s FREE 10-Video KickSugar Course.
- Enroll in Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Community or get on the wait list. The Overcomer’s Membership Area includes over 160 of Teresa’s teaching Videos with more added all the time.
- Get One-on-One Coaching from Teresa through VIP Freedom Coaching.
- Read Teresa’s books beginning with Sweet Grace. Don’t forget the study guides.
- Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
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When I began my journey, I never wanted to change my whole life . That was not on my mind at all. All I wanted at 430 pounds was to lose weight. I felt I had a pretty good lifestyle. I mean I was a Christian and went to church every Sunday. I even taught adult Sunday...read more
In Overomers Community, we are attacking lifestyle change at every point in our lives—body, soul and spirit.I really do want to help others life the lives they have always imagined. I know it's possible because I have lost more than 250 pounds myself and have stepped...read more
There is a spectacular misbelief that God expects us to be perfect. We are human. He knows we are not going to be perfect. All He asks is that we make it our goal to grow in our faith. Although I know this in my head, it’s really hard to get it to sink down into my...read more
Remember the children's story, The Emperor Has No Clothes? Imagine how embarrassed that ruler was when he found he was parading all through town wearing nothing but his underwear! I can relate to that level of shame. You might be able to, as well. It wreaks havoc in...read more
What have you been carrying that is weighing heavy on your mind? What burden do you need to get rid of, but are afraid to release to God? Why don't you trust Him with that heavy burden? These are all questions that beg an answer. I'm asking these questions of today...read more
Have you ever had a recurring dream that puzzles you? It’s like a dream that is something you wouldn’t make up for yourself or even think about during the daytime? That’s what has been happening in the last few weeks. It’s not a startling or overwhelming dream, but...read more
What is love? What’s real about it? Is love that ooey-gooey feeling you get when you first meet that special guy? Is it the sparks that fly as you sit close together? Is it that unbridled enthusiasm you feel when he asks you to marry him or the overwhelming excitement...read more
“My family considered it normal for male relatives to sexually molest or abuse female relatives.” It is a familiar statement I’ve heard from many women. They are stories of broken pieces that seem as though they can never make anything beautiful again. My Story It is...read more
I have a confession to make. Even though I’ve lost 250 pounds, weight loss is not the most important thing in my life. And I don’t think it should be yours either, no matter how much weight you have to lose. Following God Following what God is telling us, showing us...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.