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Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Aug 14) 210.6 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: losing 9.1 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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Viewing diet buddies food diary
You're welcome! Glad you found it.
posted 20 Aug 2014, 20:16
Viewing diet buddies food diary
I don't know. Maybe someone else can share a tip. Or they can try seeing mine. I have it set to 'everyone' for access.
posted 20 Aug 2014, 06:03
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Go to my profile, click 'view full journal,' and then click Food. You should be able to see that.
posted 19 Aug 2014, 21:40
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It is a setting they have. I think everyone can see mine.
posted 19 Aug 2014, 21:31
I Need Tips for beating sugar addiction.....
The only way I can avoid it is to go cold turkey and stay away. If you eat the carbs, you'll want the carbs. I still binge now and then (like this past weekend) and it's a heck of a note to have to lose 15 lbs. of water weight gained over three days. Chances are you can't moderate it; you need to get off the simple carbs. Good luck.
posted 19 Aug 2014, 21:30
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21 August 2014

Morning weigh in of 212.0 despite 1120 calorie deficit yesterday. Sodium levels have been too high. Will have difficulty with that until next week as we ...
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20 August 2014

Had a great eating and walking day before we did seafood for dinner. Kept that under control and ended the day right on my 1840 per day average. Still ...
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