So I now have extended health coverage through my work, which is great—I've needed to get my eyes re-checked for a few months, and I can do that now. But I looked and saw that the service also covers $500 towards a dietitian.

Now, the last time I lost a bunch of weight, I did it successfully by going to a nutritionist. She came up with a meal plan for me and I just followed it, and thrived on the structure. I've tried to go back to that old plan, but I think it's maybe time for an updated one; that first weight loss happened while I was at a very different job where I was on my feet all day (instead of sitting in an office), and things have changed in the past four years.

However, I'm already wary that I can get a little obsessive about food stuff, and I don't want to make it worse by outright giving me numbers to count. I don't want food to take over my life and become the most important thing. I don't know. What do you guys think?