Don’t quit again. You can do it!

I’ll never win this battle with food!

I hate what the bathroom scale reads!

I’ve failed so many times before; it seems silly to try again.


You can get healthy and lose some weight! Little lifestyle changes work!

Don’t give up!

Every little step makes a difference!

You can do this!

Here’s a little of my journey up the Mountain of Health and Well Being. I know your struggles my friend because they’re mine too.

I’m five feet tall with a petite frame and I gain weight easily. I’ve tried lots of diets and programs. I remember the low carbohydrate diet. I lost weight on it, but I craved bread all the time. I thought about the smell of toast in the morning and that first delicious bite of warm crunchy yumminess. One morning I couldn’t resist the temptation and that diet was over. I slowly went back to my old habits and the weight came back.

Then I had children and my body changed in so many ways. During those early child-rearing days I struggled with finding balance between caring for everyone and finding time to take care of me. Everyone else’s needs always came first.

From Weight Watchers I learned the importance of portion size. No wonder I couldn’t lose weight. I was eating way too much food for a petite lady!

I came to realize that I have a close relationship with food. I eat when I’m stressed and sad, to reward myself and to celebrate with others.

(can you relate?)

Authors Lysa TerKeurst and Danna Demetre both impacted my health and faith journey. I learned that I had and have many negative thoughts and how these negative thoughts impacted me. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I realized that He cared about my health. I went to Jesus with my struggles. His love and power made a big difference.

Eventually I lost 20% of my body weight, and I have kept it off for five years! I share my story with you today my friend so that you will be encouraged. If I can do it then so can you!

Little lifestyle changes are what this is about, girlfriend.

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You can make these 4 little changes to your lifestyle.

  1. Switch to a smaller plate at each meal or snack.

  2. Move your body for 10 minutes everyday.

  3. Repeat this healthy self-talk statement. ‘I am a beautiful beloved daughter of the King. I am making small changes to be healthy. Taking care of me is important.’

  4. Pray and ask Jesus for help. Memorize a verse from the Bible. Here’s a really good one!

    “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up”. Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation

    Don’t get tired of making these small changes.

    You will see results don’t get discouraged!

    TODAY’S little STEP: Keep taking little steps.  These little steps make a difference.

    Remember every mountain is climbed one step at a time!  Check out my older posts for more information, or post a comment.  I’d love to encourage you on your journey.

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Come walk with me on the path of health and well being. Together we will navigate life. No diet. No program. Just real life struggles and successes! But believe this statement - Every little step makes a difference!

4 thoughts on “Don’t quit again. You can do it!

  1. The scripture you share from Galations speaks to me. Thank you. I can do small steps. Your picture about taking little steps makes sense to me.

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