Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(28 Feb 15) 196.4 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: losing 1.2 lb a week

Hi. I'm Bill Pratt. Draglist is my auto racing website. I've been battling weight issues for most of my adult life. Got in great shape in the Navy but gained for 30 years after that. Lost 70 lbs. on the Cleveland Clinic diet one time and then lost 30 on Atkins one time, but the weight crept back. Got Type 2 diabetic a few years ago. Finally, read a New York Times article about Dr. Carson Chow, an MIT mathematician who figured out an algorithm that gave you an absolute daily calorie goal to lose x amount of weight in x amount of time. I plugged in 100 lbs. in a year on June 26, 2012. The calorie total per day was 1685. That's when I started with FatSecret to track those calories. I eventually adjusted the calories down to 1350-1500 per day because my body was using so many fewer calories as I got lighter. I did not make my 100 lb. goal on June 26, 2013, but I achieved it a week later on July 4. I also have been in the perfect range on blood sugar since October 2012. On my anniversary, I changed my goal weight from 225 lbs to 190 lbs. My new goal was to achieve that '19 and in the Navy' weight by Christmas 2013. I got as low as 208 twice (November and December) but overeating fun at each month's holiday set me back a bit! UPDATE! In December 2013, I purchased Tanita Biometric Impedance Analysis scale which told me my combined muscle mass and bones alone weighed 180-182 lbs. Based on that, I adjusted my goal weight to 200 lbs. I was closer than I thought! Hit 204 in April 2014 to achieve maintenance and my "blue line" on FatSecret, and then finally hit and surpassed my goal by late June 2014 - 196 lbs! This site has been a life changing tool. Good luck in your journey and if you are interested to know how I did it, check out my blog at www.diettruth.org or look up the 'MIT Carson Chow' diet on FatSecret for tips and tricks. Much success!

FatSecret member since: 26 Jun 12

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Nice pic. There is our pal.
posted 26 Feb 2015, 13:59
Silence is deafining
Unfortunately, Fatsecret has removed the Forum as a default view. I used to check it out daily. Now it's hidden somewhere and I never make it over there unless one of my buddies comments on one (like now).
posted 24 Feb 2015, 21:28
Activity Level
I would use the IIFYM calculator and list exercise at four times per week. You can Google it.
posted 22 Feb 2015, 21:24
Wedding in just over 9 weeks
That is a fantastic tool. If you have an iphone or an ipad, you can get a simpler version. It's simply called Body Weight Simulator and is available for free in the app store.
posted 16 Feb 2015, 16:12
Metabolism: Myths and manipulation.
This should be required reading. I just forwarded it to the Diet Truth facebook group. Guys, if you are stuck, drop the calories a bit. Unless you are lower than 1200 per day consistently as a woman or 1500 consistently as a guy, I wouldn't worry for a second about 'starvation mode.' The way that idea is tossed around is yet another myth.
posted 16 Feb 2015, 16:09
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02 March 2015

Morning weigh in of 198.8 at 8:45. Working from home today so will try to get in a post IF workout mid day. Targeting 1989 calories today.
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01 March 2015

Woke up at 198.8. Finished 16:8 fasting, did an hour of weight lifting, and started on HIIT treadmill. Got 750 calories burned when a friend came over. ...
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