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In my former life as a registered dietitian I met some wonderful people who just happened to be my patients. Our common goal was improving their health through diet and lifestyle changes. Often the greatest challenge was achieving a healthy weight.
One couple – two retired public school teachers – came to see me together for several years for diet/medical issues including weight loss. With varying degrees of success. But always hopeful and motivated. One December they came in with the following gift for me. The Mrs. half of the couple – a former second grade teacher – made a set of “Before” and “After” holiday figures. She told me they represented my patients “before” they started diet counseling with me and “after” they succeeded…by following my advice.
Of course, real life did not always imitate art in this case, but I absolutely loved the sentiment.