Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(31 Oct 14) 206.8 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: gaining 2.3 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 29 Oct 2014, 19:40
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Congrats, Glaun! Great job. I love your down to earth, no-nonsense posts and now that I realize you are a fellow military man, it makes sense! Wink My son is out in San Diego right now, serving on the USS Essex.
posted 25 Oct 2014, 11:16
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Thanks, mummy.
posted 25 Oct 2014, 07:41
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I got my Quest bars tonight and freaked... 27 grams of carbs. But then I saw the fiber was 18 grams, so I guess that qualifies as 9 'net' carbs. Let's see how they do.
posted 24 Oct 2014, 21:11
70% Diet and 30% Exercise is what I have always been told
Thanks, wholefoodnut. I have to give credit to my chiropractor. She really helped me out by recommending that book. I need to drop in on her. Denise had told her I've lost the weight, but she's never seen me. I need to take in a fruit basket of thanks to surprise her. Pam, the way to put a photo up is to use the 'image tags' with the URL of the photo between them. It's bracket [, the word IMG, and then the closed bracket ]. Then the URL (the photo has to exist on the web aleady. I use the ones I take on Facebook). Then you have to 'close' the image tag by putting bracket [, a slant /, the word IMG, and then a closing bracket ]. It's a pain, but pretty easy when you get the hang of it.
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31 October 2014

Ate another 600 calories at work (two protein bars and two bags of almonds) at my third conference in three days. Plus, walked to and from it, so I logged ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  gaining 2.3 lb a week

31 October 2014

Got a 206.8 morning weigh in on the last day of the month. Probably not back to the blue line but I should have that after work. Will eat 1300-1500 ca ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  gaining 2.3 lb a week

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