It’s October and with the fall weather comes thoughts of Halloween candy, Thanksgiving pies, Christmas cakes and candies and even New Year’s Eve parties. It’s enough to make those of us with weight issues run the other way or find somewhere to hide for several months.

Doors Open Oct. 12-18

That’s the main reason I’m reopening the doors to Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Community October 12-18. I want you to get the help and support you need to lose weight instead of gain through the holidays. Stop Eating Your Emotions will be the new teaching series when you come into Overcomers.

We’ll talk about strategies to identify and deal with emotions, situations and triggers that cause us to run to overindulging in foods that are addictive. We’ll talk about planning for temptation, how to sidetrack cravings, how change happens, reprogramming our minds, breaking strongholds, how will power works, embracing emotions, the mind of Christ, the power of God’s presence and more. Share the news with others. This is going to be a life-changing course.

Overcomers Privileges

When you join Overcomers you will also have access to over 150 videos divided into 20 courses in our Overcomers Dashboard. The dashboard also includes all the Q&A and Monthly Meeting videos from this year. That’s another group of great video resources where I answer member questions and coach them through difficulties.

You can access all these videos at any time when you are in Overcomers. Our current course will also be available there and in our private Facebook Group.

In the group, we post new video teaching lessons on the first and third Thursdays. Second Thursdays are our Q&A video calls and fourth Thursday we have our online video call where you can interact with me as I coach you through whatever is going on in your life.

At any time members can post prayer requests, ask questions or share insights or experiences. The units for each course will be left in the group for the duration of the course and then deleted. They will always be accessible in the dashboard, which is located in the private members only login area on my website.

Free Workshop

Most of you are already on the waitlist and this is your official announcement that the group will open Oct 12 -18. We’ll send you a reminder on Oct. 12 so you can remember to be sure signup. There will not be another signup date until sometime in 2019.

On October 15, 7 pm CT, I will be doing a FREE Live Workshop. We will talk about how to break bad habits and start transformation. I’ll talk about the stages of transformation and what that means for your journey. I also will answer your questions live. To signup for the Free Workshop, go here:

If somehow you got this email and aren’t on the waitlist, please go ahead and signup to be sure we have a seat reserved for you. Then go to the link on October 12-18. You’ll find the waitlist button changed to the buy button. So just click and join. For now, if you aren’t on the waitlist, go here:

Tired of Waiting?

If you’re like me, you hate to wait. There is a reason for the wait though. We want everyone to start Stop Eating Your Emotions together and we are still finishing up our Journey to Transformation course.

With each new course I give all my attention to those completing the current course. Don’t worry, though, you can go through that any course via the dashboard once you join Overcomers.

Once you get in the group, you’ll find an amazing community eager to connect with you and help you on your journey. Of course, I’ll be there too.

115 Pounds Lost!

For a minute, I just want to brag on my current group, who will still be there when you come in. At the beginning of every month, I ask the members to post their weight loss totals and non-scale victories. I’m excited to say that so far this month, the group has reported a weight loss of over 115 pounds. That’s just amazing!

What excites me even more is that a couple of members shared some additional insights. Here is one: “The Truth has set me free! I finally am experiencing surrender. I don’t know when or how it happened, but I do know the struggle stopped and peace and power came in. I stopped fighting and just waited and watched and something changed and the hardness and impossibleness left and ease took it’s place. And now I can say for sure… it is not I but Christ. He did this thing and I’m in AWE. I think we keep ourselves in the struggle actually fighting to surrender.”

And another: “I hit one-der-land this morning! The scale read 199.6. I never thought I would see that number again! I have surrendered but I sure did get fearful the closer I got to such a milestone. There are so many facets to that old story that I no longer have to be a victim of.  I truly can be what God wants me to be through His strength. Whole, I can be whole again and no longer broken!”

One more:  “I’ve lost 33 pounds since the end of Dec. All glory to God who, through Teresa’s book Sweet Grace and this group, has helped me see so many things more clearly in order to change my life.”


If you haven’t already, I’d also like you to go through my free video course, KickSugar. While you have time, this course will give you some fundamentals.

Until Oct. 12 remember, the words of 2 Corinthians 12:10 AMP.  “When you are weak in human strength, then you are strong, truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength.”

See you soon!




Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. She has four more books, "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy", "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing An Appetite for God." Sweet Grace and Sweet Freedom study guides are available as well. All books are on Amazon and under the book tab on her website. Her Coaching Programs can be found under the Weight Loss tab. To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking tab. Also check out her blog at