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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Episode 16 – The Breakup

Episode 16 – The Breakup

Do you feel like you’ll die if you have to stop eating sugar? I had a co-dependent relationship. That means I had an excessive emotional and psychological reliance on my partner, which was sugar. It was this relationship that became an addiction.

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Sugar Addiction and Cancer

Sugar Addiction and Cancer

On Valentine’s Day more than half of the consumers in the United States will spend a total of $1.8 billion on one thing. Know what it is? It’s something I never buy any more for anyone and something no one ever buys for me any more because they know it goes straight...

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Episode 15 – I Was a Rebel

Episode 15 – I Was a Rebel

When we don’t follow what God shows us to do, even if it is just in one area, we are a rebel. Of course I didn’t see myself that way. It would take some inner healing work to even find the lies I believed that were holding me back from trusting God completely.

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The Cure for Rebellion

The Cure for Rebellion

I grew up in the 60’s and graduated high school in 1971. It was in the era of tie-died t-shirts, bell-bottom jeans, hippies, drugs, sex and rock and roll. Fortunately, it was also the rise of Jesus Freaks and the Jesus Movement. As the daughter of a preacher, I didn’t...

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Episode 14—Rhonda Burrows: Overcoming Food Addiction

Episode 14—Rhonda Burrows: Overcoming Food Addiction

Rhonda Burrows, an Overcomers Academy member, a trained addiction counselor and ordained minister, knows addiction well. Still, she was sober from alcoholism for over 30 years when the truth hit her that she is also a food addict. She has been walking out of food addiction for almost six years after joining my various coaching groups and courses. Today she has lost over 50 pounds off of her small 4-foot, 11-inch frame. She says there are mental, spiritual and physical components at play that she has to navigate to walk in the freedom Christ is bringing her.

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On the Fence

On the Fence

It frustrates me to no-end to have a choice I need to make and I can’t make a decision. I have to make a choice or it drives me crazy. I’d rather make a wrong decision than make no decision. No Commitment That’s why being on the fence is an overwhelmingly frustrating...

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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.