Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(27 Jul 15) 209.4 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: gaining 9.8 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!

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posted 04 Jul 2015, 15:43
Body Fat Percentages
I would be interested to see how it worked to 'even out' the morning numbers with the afternoon numbers. Based on my own tests, you should be seeing your true body fat percentage at around 52.5 to 52.7. Interestingly, I've really be dehydrated (for me) for the past week or so and I'm hovering between 57.7 and 60.7 for levels. Looking forward to hearing how this works for you. Bill
posted 09 Jun 2015, 23:37
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Rabicajon, your link is to an article on running shoes. Please update your post to show the link on body fat percentages.
posted 01 Jun 2015, 16:36
Body Fat Percentages
That does seem low to me, Jim, but I only know my own numbers. I believe the Tanita article says that 50 to 65 percent is the typical body water percentage, so you are usually in that range. It seems strange that it would vary that much from individual to individual, but I don't really know the science behind it.
posted 01 Jun 2015, 16:34
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PS: If my water percentage is higher than 62.5, my body fat percentages will read too good (sometimes as low as 13 or low 14 percent). In that case, the adjustment works just as well to increase my BF reading to a realistic number.
posted 30 May 2015, 16:55
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29 July 2015

Woke at 214.4. Moved s lot of water overnight but still have a lot to lose. Will likely go over calorie target today with a lunch and dinner out. No ...
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28 July 2015

Woke at 214.6. Wondering what I gotta do already! At work, ate a tablespoon of coconut oil, two cups of low sodium cottage cheese with chia, flax, and ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  

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