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…
Looking to Lose Weight?
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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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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.