Me: What are your health goals for 2023?
She: *assuming it’s a test question”
Oh I want to be healthy and have good blood pressure
Me: Good good!
Having good blood pressure is great for reducing risks of heart issues!
She: beaming… (after all she got the answer right)
Me: How bout what you really want? Not what you think I want to hear
She again: I like you
Me: oh… thanks
She: for real doc though I want to feel better
Me: in what ways specifically… yes please I need you to help me help you
Her: I want more energy and to lose all this weight Doc
We talk why!
That way she has a friendly reminder that is self imposed
We talk how!
Sleep, move, +/- meds
Her: you alright doc!
Me: thank you! don’t forget to do your homework tho
Her: yes ma’am
What are your health goals?
Have more energy to do the things you enjoy?
Feel less achy in your joints?
Don’t give up on them!
I’m rooting and rooting for you!