Editor’s note: In 2017, Cathrine Shinn lost 100 pounds using Diet-to-Go.* We’re following her story through 2018 as she continues to lose weight and get healthy. If Cathrine can do it, so can you!*
Current weight: 226
April Goal: 221
Overall Goal: 171
Pounds Lost Since Jan. 1, 2018: 5
In Cathrine’s words…
Pushing through when the going gets tough…
My biggest triumph this month was the notification I received through my fitness app that I’d exercised at least 3 times a week for 26 weeks. I have actually exercised at least 30 minutes a day, a minimum of five days a week for a total of 28 weeks! In spite of this being a huge accomplishment for me, I still struggle with wanting to go to the gym EVERY day. It is best for me to go before work, but February’s cold weather made staying in bed so appealing. There were days I did stay in bed, but I made myself go after work.
The proof is in the pudding…
I remind myself that I feel so strong and notice the changes in the way my clothes fit, and that keeps me going.
I have also altered my routine so I do not become bored. I know exercise is the way I can continue to occasionally enjoy some of my favorite foods (and wine) and continue to be healthy and lose weight.
It tastes like much more…
Without a doubt, my favorite Diet-to-Go meal is the Kale and Swiss Frittata with Chicken Sausage. I actually order it for breakfast three days each time the menu rotates to the week it is included. The meal has only 250 calories, but it tastes like much more. I also really like the Herb Crusted Tilapia. I broil it and the polenta it comes with to make it crispy. Since I don’t often prepare fish for myself, the option to have it delivered to me is great!
Better in ‘three’s’…
As I passed my one year mark using Diet-to-Go, passed a goal of losing 100 pounds, and approach one year using my fitness app, I have learned the importance of all three.
For me, my Diet-to-Go meals are an easy and delicious way to manage my diet, and by tracking my calories in and out, I keep myself accountable.
* Weight loss results may vary. Results not guaranteed.
Author: Caitlin Hendee
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.