12 July 2010

autobiography in 5 short chapters


Weight Loss Style



I
I walk down the grocery store isle.
There is a big bag on the shelf.
I fall in - I'm sucked in.
I am lost...I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes me forever to find a way out.

II
I walk down the same grocery store isle.
There is a big bag on the shelf.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place
but, it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

III
I walk down the same grocery store isle.
There is a big bag on the shelf.
I see it is there.
I still fall in... it's a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

IV
I walk down the same grocery store isle.
There is a big bag on the shelf.
I walk around it.

V
I walk down another isle.

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Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
(Click here for a link to the)
Original by Portia Nelson
"There's a Hole In My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery"

Adapted by me!
I posted this nearly a year ago...
The message never gets old.
And works for many situations in countless forms.

17 comments:

  1. This describes the behaviour....
    The real choices are made in the mind
    Before we even get to the store.
    Or get out of bed in the morning!

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  2. Spot on, Anne. That's my story too!

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  3. It's a great story and does really illustrate that the changes are internal!

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  4. Right on, Anne, changing the behavior. That is what I am working on every day. Every. Single. Day.

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  5. It takes a lot of headwork to get from chapter I to Chapter V.

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  6. Message received: walk down another aisle

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  7. I browse my blogroll.
    There is a new post by Anne.
    I click it, the page loads.
    The words are thought provoking and spunky.
    It isn't my fault.
    I should go to the next blog but I read this one again.

    I browse my blogroll.
    There is a new post by JackSh*t
    I click it, the page loads.
    The words are sassy and humorous.
    It isn't my fault.
    I should leave a comment but he always gets so many and I really need to get back to work (darn popular guy ;))

    I browse my blogroll.
    There is a new post by SheZug
    I click it, the page loads.
    The words greet me like and old friend.
    It isn't my fault.
    I should really get back to work but I need to leave a comment.

    I browse my blogroll
    There are new posts by a dozen more bloggers
    I want to click them all, I love them all so much!
    The teasers tease me, just one more glimpse ...
    It isn't my fault.
    I HAVE to get back to work ... NOW

    I browse my blogroll
    NO!
    Back to work.
    It isn't my fault, I'll have to read and comment later.

    I get back to work.

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  8. Oh I love this Anne! And the comments that followed as well.

    It's gonna be a fun day!

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  9. Anne, if this just does'nt sum it up in a nutshell, it is very powerfull. take care.

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  10. As always, the highlight of my morning is reading your blog. Thank you!! AND, well done....again.

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  11. I love that. Very deep. You should have read it at open mic with me yesterday.

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  12. Love the post and love the comments!!

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  13. All I can say is Amen Sister!

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  14. I love this post! It applies to so much of life!! Thanks for sharing it

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