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Yesterday’s failure does not define today!

Does your inner critic lie to you? “It’s been a busy stressful day. You deserve a reward.  There’s some cake left. Go ahead. Enjoy a nice big piece!”

Then after you’ve had the cake she taunts you. “Do you know how many calories were in that? What happened to your plan to eat healthy? You are such a loser. You’re just doomed to be fat forever!”.


Your inner critic is a nasty

There is always hope!

Each morning when we open our eyes we get a fresh start! Keep taking little steps to health because they do make a difference.

Yesterday’s failures do not define today!

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books. Anne is forever making embarrassing mistakes.

One time she put liniment instead of vanilla into her cake and then served it to company!

After many tears her spirit of optimism shines through and she says, “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

I love that line because it reminds us that each morning we get a fresh start.

Yesterday’s failures do not define today!

Read that line again.

Now believe it!

Every day is a fresh start.


photo credit-Wil Stewart

I am also reminded of God’s love and kindness. “But this I call to mind; therefore I have hope. The Lord’s royal kindness never ceases; His compassions never end. They are new every morning; your faithfulness is abundant.” Lamentations 3:21-24 New English Translation.

God’s compassion is as sure as the sunrise!

TODAY’S little STEP: When you wake up each morning – start fresh. It’s a new day!  Yesterday’s failures do not define today!  Take little steps to health.

Every little step makes a difference!




Stop that stinkin thinkin!

Why do we so often get frustrated and fail with our good intentions to get healthy? We always try to change our actions first. But I’ve learned that we need to change how we think first and then the actions follow!

Our brain and what we think and believe impacts what we do.

Is there a running dialogue going on in your mind right now?

The nasty voice that says, ”Why even try again, you always fail? You’re just doomed to be fat. You’re too old to change now. You’ve tried to lose weight before and you always fail”.

Don’t listen to those lies!

We say things to ourselves that we would never say to a friend.

I call it ‘stinkin thinkin’!

In her book Change Your Habits, Change Your Life Danna Demetre says that our brain is programmed for the most dominant thought to win.

She describes how our brains work.

Thoughts that we think all the time form a physically larger neuron pathway in our brain, like a superhighway. We aren’t even aware that we are thinking them. They have become habits.

Thoughts that are rarely experienced are like little-overgrown pathways.

But the exciting news is we can change the neuron pathways.

When we stop thinking a group of thoughts, that highway can shrink.

When we start to think a new thought, a pathway can become a highway!

Danna says:

think new thoughts


So what’s the lie cruising down your neuron superhighway?


What is that nasty voice saying to you?

Really listen especially when you are frustrated because your clothes don’t fit or when you step off that stupid bathroom scale.

Take a minute and write it down.

Then replace that lie with the truth.

Here’s head start. Here’s a healthy truth statement for you.

Taking care of me is important. I’m worth it!  Little steps are easy for me to do and they make a difference.

Next week we will focus on our spirit, the truth that comes from our Great God, and His good words.

That’s where the power to change really comes from.

TODAY’S little STEP: Listen to your stinkin thinkin. Identify a lie you believe. Replace it with the truth.

What’s your stinkin thinkin?  I’d love to hear from you!