“I need help,” the text on my phone read. It was 11:39 on Sunday morning and I was taking notes on the sermon like I always do, but I knew God wouldn’t mind that I answered her urgent plea.

“What’s going on?” I replied.

“I need to get healthy,” Andrea said. “I cannot do this any more. Who I am is dying.”

Tears came to my eyes. Andrea, who weighed over 300 pounds, was desperate to lose weight, so desperate she’d tried starvation diets. Of course, they were short-lived.​ She just wanted to be free of the desire to eat continually.<

There are many more like Andrea who need help on this journey. After talking with Andrea I felt God leading me to open an extremely low cost Christian weight loss coaching community with all my resources available to help all the Andreas of the world step into a healthy lifestyle change.

Overcomers is that community.

I know how infuriating it is to be a Christian and be in bondage to sugar, junk foods, highly processed carbohydrate-laden foods. Along with that comes overwhelming self-doubt, shame, failure and years of heartache. I know how difficult it is to stay on a diet when everyone else around you seems to be able to eat whatever they want and never gain weight.

I’ve been there and it is exhausting.

Healing and Freedom

Today, though, I’ve ​got good news​. You don’t have to live in that place of bondage any longer. There is healing, freedom, breakthrough and transformation available for you! ​I got out, but only with God’s help and leadership. You can do the same.

Diets would work for me and I would lose weight. After getting to a goal, I would quit the diet, because it was just a short-term thing for me. Then, I’d go back to how I’d always eaten and gain the weight back plus more.

My day of reckoning came when I owned the fact I was a sugar and carb addict. That meant I needed a major overhaul in every area of my life. My breakthrough, though, didn’t happen until I was in a group with others like me on the journey led by a coach who had been there. The group would not have worked though, if the coach didn’t lead from the point of view that God is the only one who can set us free of any type of addiction.

I still see my coach to guides me on my journey even though I’ve lost more than 250 pounds. I still value the leadership of a mentor because I will always be a sugar addict set free by the grace strength of God.


My transformation didn’t come by following a diet. To me that is a four-letter word and not a very nice one. It came by changing my bad habits into good ones and in exchanging what I want in the moment of temptation for the greater overriding want and dream God has shown me that He has for my life.

My dream was to be an author. That happened in 2013 after I lost the weight, But then God called me to be a weight loss coach. I was reluctant because I know every excuse in the book. Then, He showed me that was exactly why I was the person for the job because I know the pitfalls and the mountaintops. I can help you get through the valleys because what’s coming is beyond your imagination.

I’ve been a weight loss coach for over four years and a life coach for longer than that. I’ve designed Overcomers Community to get through the parts of the journey where most people get stuck.

I’ve also designed it at a price point \everyone can afford. God showed me if there is no investment, there will be no commitment. Without commitment we will not be successful on our lifestyle change journeys. It’s been proven to me time and time again.


Breakthrough is possible, but it’s not a quick magic fix. It comes with dedication, perseverance and commitment to go the distance, to change from the inside out.

Right now, Overcomers Community is open for new members through June 20 at our founding members price of $27/month. After that, doors will close and will not open until later in the year. When they do open costs will be much higher. However if you get in now, your price will never go up as long as you stay.

We will be refreshing our group and taking our existing members deeper into what it takes to go on this journey to transformation. It’s really an exciting time to be here. I love to see breakthroughs happen. I know that’s what will happen when we begin our new content.

Open Only Until June 20

If God is nudging you to join us to help encourage and support you and lead the way for your total lifestyle change, there is no better time than now to join this community. The sooner you join, the sooner you get to be a part of all the changes taking place.

Do remember, though, that June 20 at 11:59 pm is the last time to join. I will not fudge on this deadline. I will not extend the time. the entire group will be stepping into a 12-week course and so you must be in place by that date.

Jump in! The water in Overcomers Community is fine! Stay as long as you like, but plan to stay for at least six months and longer for your transformation to take place. Come committed to give this process everything you’ve got, leaning on God’s strength and power to carry you through.

One other thing, there is an annual recurring option payment that gives you two months free. It’s the very best deal.

Here’s the link. Join today: https://TeresaShieldsParker.com/Overcomers-Christian-weight-loss-group.

I will see you in the community!

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 TeresaShieldsParker.com.