D. Kuhl: I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to talk.
Don K.: My pleasure.
D. Kuhl: So I have to ask, why haven’t you done anything yet to improve your eating habits? You’re still sneaking handfuls of M&Ms every night. You still munch on donuts in the break room. Don’t you want to change?
Don K.: Hey, we’re having this conversation, aren’t we?
D. Kuhl: So, what you’re telling me is that I should give you credit for showing up and being willing to talk.
Don K.: Would it kill you if you did? I mean, a month ago, I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the way I ate. I never counted the number of popsicle sticks lined up on my bedside table. Now, they’re the first thing I see when I wake up.
D. Kuhl: Don, we’ve argued about this issue before. You’re putting yourself in danger. You need to cut back on the fats and the sweets if you want to continue staying active.
Don K.: I disagree. Besides, who said I wanted to be so active? Maybe I want to stay in more often. Basketball season is in full swing and March Madness isn’t going to watch itself.
D. Kuhl: But your cholesterol is above the medically recommended limit!
Don K.: Actually, I heard cholesterol measurements aren’t that important in determining overall health. A friend of a friend of mine knows a doctor who said so herself.
D. Kuhl: So I hear there were some recent additions to the family.
Don K.: That’s right. We just got two new puppies, named Amy Beth Baker and Benny Bean Baker. They’re hard to catch up with, but I feel like they’re keeping me young.
D. Kuhl: You enjoy running around with your new pups.
Don K.: Absolutely! I wish I could spend the whole day romping with them in the yard, but I get tired before they do.
D. Kuhl: You want to be able to spend more time playing, but are feeling slowed down by your body.
Don K.: Yeah. I can keep up for an hour or so, but I should be able to last longer. You don’t think that’s because of my eating, do you?
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