Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Dec 14) 199.8 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: losing 1.2 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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What's the most you've put on after a month of letting yourself go?
I went from 204 on April 8 to 233 on April 23 during Easter vacation this year. I got back on plan and got back to 204 by May 11. I put on water weight super fast when I indulge but it comes back off pretty fast when I get back to work.
posted 11 Dec 2014, 09:09
Check out Fitmess.us I use it and it copies my calorie burn from Fitbit to Fatsecret. That's all it does now but that's enough for me. Good luck.
posted 09 Dec 2014, 13:07
Get up and move every hour - here's a tool
I found this way to set an hourly alarm within Windows on a computer. Also a good article on getting up and moving every hour...


posted 01 Dec 2014, 14:05
Loss is Good
Good one, Unamoyer!
posted 22 Nov 2014, 10:14
Loss is Good
It occurred to me as I congratulated some FatSecret buddies on their success today... This is perhaps the only place where it's appropriate to say, "Congrats for your loss."
posted 21 Nov 2014, 07:23
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22 December 2014

Morning weigh in at 204.4 after our excursion to Sonic last night and a few more goodies when when we got home. Did 16:8 fasting and then push ups, tricep ...
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21 December 2014

Had a very light day of eating going until after dinner. Only had 1000 calories by then. But we went out to see some Christmas lights and hit a Sonic ...
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