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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- Read Teresa’s books beginning with Sweet Grace. Don’t forget the study guides.
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Do you feel stuck, laden with so much baggage you can barely move? If you are like I was, I knew God had good plans for me and not plans for disaster,1 but I felt I was a living disaster. It felt like any good plans God had for me, I had negated. I couldn't picture...read more
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I’ve always been afraid of heights for as long as I can remember. Even as an adult, I just figured it was part of me, kind of like brown eyes and brown hair. Even after learning how to work with God to bring much healing of emotions that had been brewing since...read more
There was a girl inside me Who wondered who she would be. Teacher, lawyer, author or Missionary to the poor? Take charge, get ‘er done planner, Achiever and crazy dreamer. Artist, storyteller, too. Any and all she could do. Of her gifts, one she held dear. It...read more
What's God’s grace got to do with weight loss anyway? Maybe you’ve said or thought something similar to this. “God I know You gave me a brain to figure this whole issue out. I’m trying, but You can step in any time now and relieve me from trying and failing.” I was...read more
Today, I turn 65 years old. It's a mile marker age in many ways. By the time we get to this place, we understand and accept the fact that we are not all that and God is. I not only know, but have experienced, that when I am weak in my human strength, then I am strong,...read more
It happened suddenly. One minute the skies were bright and the next they began to grow dark. The thunder starting rolling into the area from somewhere, probably from the north. It was one of those sudden Missouri thunderstorms even amidst the rain that followed, I...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.