Why Can't I Stop Eating?
“I need help,” the text on my phone read. It was 11:39 on Sunday morning and I was taking notes on the sermon like I always do, but I knew God wouldn’t mind that I answered her urgent plea..."What's going on?" I replied.
"I need to get healthy," Andrea said. "I cannot do this any more. Who I am is dying."
Tears came to my eyes. Andrea, who weighed over 300 pounds, was desperate to lose weight, so desperate she'd tried starvation diets. Of course, they were short-lived. She just wanted to be free of the desire to eat continually. We began meeting the next day.
There are many more like Andrea who need help on this journey. After talking with Andrea I felt God leading me to open a lower cost Christian weight loss coaching community, with all my resources available to help all the Andreas of the world step into a healthy lifestyle change.
Overcomers is that community.
I was an intelligent wife, mom and Christian newspaper publisher, but my life was a mess. So, I get it. I know how hard it is to be in bondage to sugar, junk foods, highly processed carbohydrate-laden foods. Along with that comes overwhelming self-doubt, shame, failure and years of heartache. I’ve been there and it is exhausting. Today, though, I’ve got good news. You don’t have to live in that place any longer. There is healing, freedom and transformation available for you!
When I joined this community, I decided I was going to use the group as my new strategy. Because it’s online and always available, I’m never on my own! There is always a new post to read, a video to watch, action steps to complete, accountability to keep. I still tend towards doing things with my own power. This community gently reminds me that the power to overcome is in God and God has responded beautifully to me when I seek Him out.
Every day I learned something new and am encouraged bysomeone else in the group. The coaching from Teresa has been vital because I know she comes from a place of authenticity, integrity and wisdom. Is it a quickfix? No. Is it easy? No. Is it worth it? Absolutely!
Our problem is not the right diet, it's facing the reason why we eat when we aren't hungry and when we know it's going to add more pounds to our bodies making us tired, sluggish and irritable. Another diet is not going to help because weight loss is about changing from the inside out like Romans 12:2 in The Message so aptly puts it.
Weight loss is not an outside job. It is an inside job. So that's where we are going to start. We're going to delve into the sticky, wicket of why we eat and what we can do to stop those habits.
Dear Fellow Traveler,
I can't tell you how many programs I quit just before I got a BREAKTHROUGH. Being involved in the community for at least six months is where you will see results if you are doing the work. You can join for one month, but why? If you really want to lose weight, join and stay on the journey. This is a gift to yourself, an investment in yourself.
I know the mindset of those who are extremely overweight. Remember, I've been there. We try one thing for a short period of time and when the "magic" we thought was there doesn't work, we stop.
This group is designed to get you over that hump—to get through the middle where most people get stuck. I know if you stay with the process for the period it takes, you will get your breakthrough. It won't come magically, but it will come with dedication and perseverance. Stay as long as you like, but come to stay. Come committed to give this community everything you've got.
Don’t expect a diet or exercise plan, but be willing to go deep and face the REAL issues that cause your overeating and sugar addiction. Take this journey with Teresa Shields Parker, who is an amazing and anointed coach. She will guide you on your journey. Join with encouraging friends who are walking the same road. Above all, take God’s hand as He leads you to complete freedom through the Overcomers community.
I kept pleading with God to set me free from the hold it had on me. Then in December 2013, God answered my prayer with the book, Sweet Grace, by Teresa Shields Parker. The book opened doors of revelation of my bondage. I saw triggers, doors of the past that had been left open allowing wounds to stay open and sting me, but with zeroing in on my behaviors and making changes in a positive manner that will benefit my well being I have been able to go forward. Renouncing the lies that are contrary to how God the Father, Holy Spirit, the Comforter, and Jesus, my best friend, feel about me, I am walking in freedom. Everyday I am given a choice. I don't chose simple carbohydrates anymore. Each person in Teresa's community has a story, each one has chosen to write HIStory on our hearts. Although this is still a battle I face every day, I am very thankful with God I can win the battle. I am also thankful God used Teresa to speak to me through Sweet Grace so I can now live in His Sweet Freedom.
MICHELLE ZACHARY BOS
It's a place where I dreamed dreams that are possible with the Lord. This community is truly a gift beyond my wildest dreams. The thing I learned is to listen well and heed God’s call, follow the wise words and plan well. There were twists and turns and bumps in the road, but I learned to hold fast to Jesus. As I walked the journey I found the person I buried in the junk I had held on to. But as I traveled, I learned to look at my reflection and finally like what I saw. To new members I say, “Hold on. Do not give up. The Lover of your soul is, and always has been, pursuing you.”
Details of Program: We have found those who have the best success, must be in the Overcomers Community for at least six months. Committing to 180 days gives you the best outcome. Signing up for Overcomers subscribes you to the group on an ongoing basis. If you have an extreme weight issue or sugar addiction you may wish to stay for longer and are encouraged to do so. You need not do anything to remain in the group unless you change your credit card or payment method. If you wish to leave the group, send an email to info@TeresaShieldsParker.com at least one week prior to your renewal date. Your payment is debited every 30 days from the day you enrolled.
Disclaimer: Teresa Shields Parker is not a licensed counselor, nutritionist, physician or physical therapist. All information contained within the group is based on personal experience. For any medical or emotional conditions seek the advice of a professional. Persons entering into the program accept full responsibility of results obtained.