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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I've heard these excuses from many people who honestly feel this way. I can relate because I was there once. They say, "I can't change. I can't lose weight. I've tried and failed too many times. I'm so lost, I just don't know what works any more." The truth is if I...read more
I hate dieting, though, when I weighed 430 pounds, following a diet was the only way presented to me that promised results. I’d get results because I can be very legalistic for defined periods of time, but I never in a million years planned on being on a diet for the...read more
Is transformation possible? If it is, what is the first step to change? After working with hundreds and even thousands of clients and from my own journey of losing more than 250 pounds, I can say definitively that transformation is possible, but when I weighed 430...read more
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I was thinking about you today because it’s Mother’s Day as I am writing this. Sometimes we have life-defining moments attached to special days. I wonder if that has been true for you? It was for me. Hannah’s Story Mother’s Day of 1990 stands out in my mind as one of...read more
Every Sunday morning on my Facebook page I ask a question like, “What’s your Scripture verse for today?” Most every time I get some version of this verse. “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you...read more
In my intentional, no agenda time with God when I just listen to what He wants to tell me without bringing my very long to-do list to Him, God took me to my future. I was in a mansion with many rooms. Upon seeing the picture, I was reminded of John 14:2. Depending on...read more
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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...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.