Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 Mar 15) 194.8 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: gaining 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 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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Can someone help me figure out how to record this?
Googled it. Got this: "the average weight of blackberries i collected was 2.43g"... close enough. I have been estimating food eaten in restaurants for three years now. Not optimal (I weigh everything I eat at home), but you do your best. Think of the long game... just get close and you'll be fine.
posted 20 Mar 2015, 08:11
Intermittent Fasting & Coffee?
Good morning. Yes, you can have coffee with coconut oil. I do it daily with much success. That is the only thing I have before noon every day. Some studies even indicate that eating the Medium Chain Triglycerides in coconut oil actually help you burn body fat more efficiently during the fasting phase. Enjoy! Bill
posted 20 Mar 2015, 08:07
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Jim, you'll be looking like that again soon.
posted 18 Mar 2015, 21:50
Looking for a Healthy type of cookie biscuit to make or buy
I've also begun to enjoy the Quest bars. They taste great (some better than others) and have a lot of carbs, but a lot of fiber, too. Typically, the net carbs are less than 5g and you get 20g of protein. All natural ingredients.
posted 05 Mar 2015, 14:16
I track my stats very closely and I journal daily to keep track of those. I read the 'first page' of my friends' journals (no time to click the 'read more' symbol) and I offer short words of support for weight loss or other progress. My time does not allow me to read or comment on anything other than weight loss or exercise. As it is, I have to force myself off of here to get back to work!
posted 04 Mar 2015, 14:39
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31 March 2015

Pre-dinner weight of 197.6 promised high 194 or low 195 post workout weigh in. However, was tired after working late and sleeping only four hours last ...
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31 March 2015

Woke at 198.4 after hitting 195.0 after IF and workout yesterday. Happy with a successful month. Planning for one more 1000 calorie HIIT treadmill workout ...
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