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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Remember, if God can help me lose 260 pounds, He can help you get through anything!

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Losing Weight and Keeping it Off with God’s Help

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Sweet Grace

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

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There Are No Grey Areas

Eating is something we have to do everyday in order to provide fuel for our very human bodies. Because it’s so mundane, it gets to be something we do without thinking. We don't eat by conscious rational choices, we eat with our own selfish interests as the motive. We...

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What’s Real About Love?

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...

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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.