Admittedly, I'm not much of a cook. Normally I'm a diehard Lean Cuisine fangirl and I am not ashamed. But this week I have been trying to cook more of my own meals. Why, you ask? Because for the last month my scale has not budged. I have this thing called a Fitbit (more about that in another post) and it estimates your calorie burn based on your activity level, age, weight, etc.
I have definitely had better weeks in terms of calorie burn and there are days when I ate a few calories more than I burned, but overall I am at a calorie deficit of 2886 this week. It takes a calorie deficit of around 3500 to lose a pound. I have been seeing similar deficits all month, but the scale has nothing for me but fury and disappointment.
In an effort to make my body and scale start cooperating again, I have been having an unofficial make my own meals week where I try to eat generally healthy meals that I prepared myself just to see if the problem is the Lean Cuisine. I have no idea what the scale will do at the end of the week, but if it goes in the right direction I will know I need to be a little less reliant on the frozen food section.
Today was a rest day which means that my only activity was walking to and from my classes and daily errands and taking the stairs. As soon as my Securities Regulation class let out I made a quick pineapple chicken stir fry, curled up on the couch and watched the latest episode of Lost Girl. I thought about going for an elliptical sesh, but I decided to skip it because I want to run tomorrow without my legs feeling like they are going to fall off.