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

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Please Stop Dieting

After losing 250 pounds, people constantly as me, “What diet did you go on?” I know what they are asking. It’s more which of the major diet franchises out there did you do? The truth is none of them. Diets as we think of them are not the answer to losing weight and...

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The Impossible Dream

Are you ready to dream what you fear is impossible? Our dreams are instrumental in going forward in any area, especially healthy living. Many of us are afraid to dream, though, because we feel what we desire is so impossible and will never happen. With that mindset we...

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I’ve Got A Problem

Most people don’t want to admit they have a problem even when it’s evident. Enter me in 1999 weighing 430 pounds and feeling like I was going to keel over at any minute. What Is the Problem? The obvious problem to anyone looking at me was my weight, which they thought...

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Free to Do What?

Healthy living is God’s choice for me, but He won’t force it on me. I have to choose it. As for me today healthy living is my choice, but it wasn't always like that. I didn't really even understand why God would give me a choice. Now I know, though, it cannot be...

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Walking Towards Destiny

God has a destiny for each of us. He loves leading us toward all of the wonderful things He has in store for us. He’s got more than we can imagine, guess or request in our wildest dreams just waiting for us (Ephesians 3:20 MSG). He could just order us to do our...

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God Plus Experience Equals Wisdom

One of the oldest people to earn a college degree is Amy Craton of Hawaii who at 94 went back to finish what she started in 1962 when life got in her way. Learning Brings Knowledge She said she didn’t like not doing anything. “I couldn’t see just sitting there...

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Towards Transformation

I am eternally grateful that God has a process to deliver us from bondage and transform us. We always wish for an immediate deliverance, like those we hear about who are instantly delivered from drug addiction. But even those who have that great moment of breakthrough...

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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.