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Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Jul 16) 207.4 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: losing 0.9 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 one week later on July 4. I also have been in the perfect range for 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 a 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! Went as low as 192 in April 2015 and I'm largely in maintenance. 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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Suggestions for a new scale?
Hey, everyone. Dug out this old post because I noticed on Amazon.com today that the Tanita BC533 scale is back down to $89. I bought it for that much a few years ago and then it soon went up to about $130. Thought that folks who were interested might want to check it out.
posted 17 Jul 2016, 15:16
WHY THE SCALES CAN LIE
Yes. Outstanding! I've never seen this before. Great info and actually more detail on this subject than I've seen elsewhere.
posted 07 Apr 2016, 23:42
What should I eat?
I always default to low sodium cottage cheese. 320 calories for two cups. 52 grams of protein and 16 grams of carbs. You can add flavors to it if you don't like the plain cottage cheese.
posted 30 Mar 2016, 21:17
Low Carb or Low Fat or Low What?
Fatsecret really needs to look at that number. I take it as my maintenance number. Currently, mine reads about 2331. I target 1655 for intake. One idea might be to take the Fatsecret number and drop 500 calories to lose one pound a week and (if there is enough room) 1000 calories to lose two pounds a week. These are rough estimates and you'll have to adjust. When I first hit Fatsecret at 325 pounds, my daily number was about 3600. I ate half that to lose the initial 100 pounds. And then I needed to start fine-tuning.
posted 12 Mar 2016, 09:50
How to Upload Images to Fatsecret by Kingkeld
Thanks, Keld was very helpful to a lot of us when we started. He's still around on FB (see him almost every day there) but doesn't do FS anymore. Just thought I'd let the old timers know he's still kicking! Bill
posted 09 Mar 2016, 22:10
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27 July 2016

Woke at 210.8, up 1.4 from yesterday. There is a daily med I need to take in pill form that has a strong effect on regularity. Will try to drink more. ...
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26 July 2016

Woke at 209.4, down 2.0 from yesterday. Targeting 1936 calories today. Some walking to work but no workout today. UPDATE: Came home from work at 208.4. ...
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