174-Your Past Doesn’t Define You or Your Future!

by | Jan 17, 2019 | 0 comments


Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Sticher 


Your Past Doesn’t Define You

Do you let your past failure define your today?

Perhaps you think you are limited in your future possibilities because of your past failure?

“I have tried so many diets and programs and failed; that I can’t bear to go to my husband with another program, especially one that costs $800+. I simply can’t go to my husband with yet another “magical pill” …. he won’t understand; even if we could afford it.” – Going Beyond The Food Academy scholarship applicant

This type of message is unfortunately very frequent when we open our scholarship program. It saddens me because so many of us let our past define who we can be in the future.

The truth is…

You are not the choices you’ve made.

You are not the child you once were.

No, you are not your failed marriage.

You are not the setbacks of yesterday.

Neither you are the bad things that have happened to you.

You can be that woman that wakes up tomorrow morning and that say I’m not doing this anymore…

I’m going to figure this out.

I’ll do this by my morale, my value. I’m going to be honest with myself.

Because I decided that this is me.

And because I decided I’m NOT my past!

You are the person who LEARNS from a great deal of her past experiences.

And because you are processing these experiences correctly, you’ll have the happier life, the health and the confidence to achieve what you want.

That’s what this episode is about… I’ll share with you the process that I use to NOT be my past!

In this episode I discuss

  • The Past Guides Our Choices — It Doesn’t Make Our Choices For Us
  • What happens IF you stopped beating yourself up
  • How to not be defined by your past diet failure: My 4 step-process

Last episode I talked about the elephant in the room… yes, I talked about weight loss. If you’re one of those women who wanna lose weight, you are not alone. I was there for many years along with millions of other women just like you.  

The truth is 91% of women are unhappy about their body and seek weight loss as a solution. It’s basic human need to be accepted by our tribe and peers, therefore to be “normal”. 

All we want to be “normal”, we want to be confident in our body and image.  We are ready to do what needs to get done to feel “normal” in our bodyFor most of us in this community, this desire to be “normal weight” has gone one of two ways: we did lose weight at some point but it didn’t “stick” OR we haven’t yet attempted to lose weight because we are so afraid of failure and change.  

Why is it that we can’t do what we deeply desire? Curious? You gotta listen to this episode. Click here!

Leave me a review, if you enjoy the show and would love to encourage and support my work, leave me an honest review using this link, click here. For a podcaster like me, reviews are like a fuel… and I would appreciate hearing from you more than I could possibly say! 

Here’s a quick tutorial on How to leave a review.  


Links mentioned in the episode

Going Beyond the Food Academy – Coaching Program

NEW- Live Workshop Registration

Readiness Assessment for Academy program – Quiz


Links to Free Resources – Podcast Episodes

149-People Pleasing: How to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

151-How Much Is the Desire to Control Your Food & Weight Really Costing You?

152-Finding the Courage to Do What’s Best for You with Jessica Tomasko

147: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There-You Can Be the Hero of Your Story

150-Boost Your Self-Confidence in 4 Steps

173-So You Wanna Lose Weight? Part 1


Submit a question for the next episode

If you want to submit a question for Stephanie’s next episode, click here and join our free and private community.


Reach Stephanie 






***For your information – some links above may be my affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you click on it and make a purchase. Doing so is no additional cost to you, but helps me tremendously. Your support is SO greatly appreciated, so thank you in advance if you choose to do so***  

Podcast Stephanie Dodier


I’m Stephanie Dodier – Non-Diet Nutritionist and Coach. I help women fight diet culture by reshaping their mind not their body. I have been hosting a million downloads podcast- It’s Beyond The Food for over 8 years and created the Going Beyond The Food Method™️, which was born from my own journey with a 25 years dieting career  and has since grown into a global movement.

Get started with our free eating, body image and mindset free assessments.

Get Your Free Non-Diet Assessments

Search Podcast Episodes

Success Stories

Julie Mann

The Going Beyond the Food Method is an amazingly comprehensive program…

Peg Seitz Wedig

Stephanie’s program was life-changing for me…

Deanna McKay

Stephanie”s program tools work…

Jacquie Sands

Working with Stephanie has been a body, mind and…


Stephanie’s program was an eye-opening and life-changing….

Subscribe to Our Podcast


Questions about body image, food, mindset, motivation, goal setting…


You have Successfully Subscribed!



Watch the recording of the Rebellious Eating Solution Masterclass 

You have Successfully Subscribed!



3-Part Masterclass Series 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

diet quiz



Take the Quiz and find out. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!



Register for the Rebellious Eating Solution Masterclass 

You have Successfully Subscribed!