Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Sep 16) 211.6 lb
Goal Weight:205.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: losing 3.8 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 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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cals: 168kcal | fat: 13.47g | carbs: 3.57g | prot: 9.50g
Cream Cheese Biscuit
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Draglist Delights - Paleo/LCHF/Keto Foods
Hi, everyone. Here is the latest. Made this tonight. Came out great!

Cauliflower Pizza With Shrimp, Onions, And Parmesan

Hey, this actually works! Tastes great. One variation based on what I had in the house. Eat a quarter at a time (two pieces).

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving (one of eight slices)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 97, Calories 201

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 10.79g 17%
Saturated Fat 4.843g 24%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.648g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.558g
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 499mg 21%
Potassium 276mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3.36g
Protein 19.19g

Vitamin A 69% Vitamin C 438%
Calcium 249% Iron 58%

Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (14%)
Fat (48%)
Protein (38%)


6 servings green giant cauliflower crumbles (2 cups)
8 servings lucerne shredded italian four cheese blend (2 cups)
4 servings tone's rosemary garlic seasoning (no msg) (1 tsp)
1 serving prego traditional spaghetti sauce (quarter cup)
3 large egg
30 medium baked or broiled shrimp
1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
2 slices large onions


1. Make the crust from the cheese blend, the shredded cauliflower, the eggs, and the Tone Seasoning. Stir well in a big bowl with a large spoon.

2. Press the mixture onto parchment paper over a pizza stone or flat pan and bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

3. Pull out and arrange the spaghetti sauce, the toppings, and top with the Parmesan. Bake at 450 degrees for another 15 minutes. Allow to cool for five minutes, then cut and serve!
posted 23 Sep 2016, 20:07
sally ladyyahingoyahingo wrote:
I know what you mean struggling. I am at 204. for some reason the scale is not moving. it just stay at 204 since june. I am watching my calories intake, water intake. I am in pt. they have me 15 min of cardio, then 15 min on the tread mile 4 day out of the week. I also do 10 min of abs, 10 minutes of weights then I do a 10 minute walk that is 2x a week. but I lost 2 inches off my waist. so could I be gaining muscle. feed back any one

If you are losing inches, that's more important than weight. Congrats!
posted 19 Sep 2016, 09:57
Draglist Delights - Paleo/LCHF/Keto Foods
That looks great, LD! So happy to have found 'bread' again. Thanks Steven, Scalewatcher, and Doobrie. Good luck with them. I was actually able to copy and paste from FS into Notepad pretty easily and then just did a little editing. It's a pain that you can't simply choose them as a food (as I do) without having to type them in, but glad to offer them. UPDATE: I made the "50 year old lunch lady brownies" last night. I saved that recipe to my Diet Truth Facebook page (which you are all welcome to check out). But it did not come out great. The batter was amazing but they I may have gone a minute or two over on the baking time and they came out very crumbly. The recipe called for 25 minutes of baking and I needed to keep extending it five minutes at a time after that. When I finally got to 45 minutes, the toothpick came out clean, but 43 or 44 was probably more appropriate. OH well, we will eat the crumbs I guess!
posted 05 Sep 2016, 10:14
Draglist Delights - Paleo/LCHF/Keto Foods
It is truly my pleasure! The pie crust recipe is a treasure. It's literally an old recipe from my mother in law that they have used for decades. The only real difference is the almond flour instead of regular flour and coconut oil instead of regular vegetable oil. So it is time tested! (And I ate two pieces today totally without guilt!)
posted 04 Sep 2016, 17:32
Draglist Delights - Paleo/LCHF/Keto Foods
Great! I hope they enjoy it!
posted 04 Sep 2016, 16:01
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27 September 2016

Woke at 215.0, down 4.6 after a good 600 calorie IF day (and night) where I moved a ton of water. Targeting 2190 calories today.
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26 September 2016

Woke at 219.6, down 2.0 from yesterday. Targeting 600 calories today on my first of two 5:2 IF days this week. Will fast until dinner. In the meantime, ...
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