So, I found a new gym and was ready for step two. I decided I wanted to start seeing a nutritionist for some guidance.
Years ago I saw a nutritionist with my family. I was fairly young and I think it lasted for a year. I don’t remember much about it other than who she was, where her office was and what it looked like. I also knew that I didn’t want to go back to her. I needed a fresh start; not someone who already had a file on me from when I was a pre-teen.
My first step was finding a list of nutritionists that accepted my insurance. Thankfully, my insurance company has a handy website where I can search for a specific type of doctor in an area. I found one that was right around the corner from work. Awesome!
Next, I called my insurance company to verify that she was a participating doctor and that I didn’t need a referral from my doctor. Another success.
I was feeling great about this and then I called the nutritionist’s office. Her first available appointment was three weeks away. What? Ugh. I made the appointment because I will go through with this damnit. They sent me the pre-appointment paperwork which I diligently filled out. It also asked for a three day food record.
Fast forward three weeks and I have to cancel the appointment because an important work meeting gets moved to right when I was supposed to be meeting with the nutritionist. Wonderful.
When I called to reschedule the appointment (a mere day later) the first available appointment was six weeks away. Seriously? I thought that was a little ridiculous but, I took the appointment and asked to be put on a cancellation list. The receptionist kindly obliged. Plus one for kindness I suppose.
Thankfully, I hadn’t filled out the three day food journal yet. I’ve been
sporadically keeping my own food journal and had planned to just transfer three days from there to the paper. I guess now I will wait to do that until it’s closer to my appointment.
Some may say that I should just find another nutritionist but, I’m stuck now. I want to give this one a chance because the convenience of her office will help me and, part of me thinks that if it’s so hard to get an appointment with her, people must like her. The popularity game at it’s best.
That was all a few weeks ago and I haven’t heard anything about a cancellation yet so, I’m still waiting on this part.