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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Lose Big! Start Today!

Lose Big! Start Today!

You can lose big with Overcomers Academy. You know my story of how I lost 250 pounds and once weighed 430 pounds. Overcomers Academy is built around what I learned on my journey. Will these principles work for you? They've worked for many people just like you already....

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My Two Lives

My Two Lives

I feel like I have lived two lives. I spent at least 30 years as a super morbidly obese woman once weighing 430 pounds. The last six years, I've lived in what feels like a totally different more normal body. I could have never lost over 250 pounds, though, without...

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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.