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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Sweet Hunger

Developing an Appetite for God

Sweet Freedom

Losing Weight and Keeping it Off with God’s Help

Sweet Change

True Stories of Transformation

Sweet Grace

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

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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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Broken Pieces

“My family considered it normal for male relatives to sexually molest or abuse female relatives.” It is a familiar statement I’ve heard from many women. They are stories of broken pieces that seem as though they can never make anything beautiful again. My Story It is...

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My Confession

I have a confession to make. Even though I’ve lost 250 pounds, weight loss is not the most important thing in my life. And I don’t think it should be yours either, no matter how much weight you have to lose. Following God Following what God is telling us, showing us...

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From Stuck to Unstuck

Have you ever just felt stuck? One of the main things I hear from individuals when I speak or when I coach is, "I feel stuck and I want to get unstuck." Sounds simple, right? Some people feel that even a tow-truck designed to extricate a semi could not pull them out...

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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.