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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Losing Weight and Keeping it Off with God’s Help

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Sweet Grace

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

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Desperately Hungry

“Where am I and how did I get here?” Overcomer said softly to no one but herself. The answer came from someone above her climbing up the steep wall of the deep ravine. Desperately Hungry for Everything “You came here for the goodies down there just like I did,” said...

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Be An Overcomer!

Jesus, of course, is the original Overcomer. He overcame sin, death and the grave. Many times while here on earth He gave His disciples glimpses of how He would be remembered. Right before He went to the cross, He had a heart-to-heart with His buddies, those who'd...

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Freedom and Forgiveness

Forgiveness could be considered selfish on our part, but it is a good kind of selfish, one that God condones. It is akin to loving ourselves. There’s really nothing in forgiveness for the person who wronged us or did something that hurt us. They don’t care if we...

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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.