Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(17 Sep 14) 218.4 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: gaining 18.8 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 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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It is too late to migrate all my data to another tool. Can you set up the tool so that we can simply add the number of calories per day instead of having to enter the food again?
posted 16 Sep 2014, 19:51
Fitbit has an open API
I have used fitmess successfully for a month or more. Works great.
posted 15 Sep 2014, 14:14
First weigh in
I like a digital but I used a regular one for the first year. I like the BIA scales (Tanita, etc.) because they also give you an estimate of lean mass, body fat, and water content instead of just weight. That additional accuracy means a lot as you get closer to your goal.
posted 11 Sep 2014, 07:10
Fell off the wagon
Welcome back. Hidden sugar and other simple carbs are what cause most hunger spikes (certainly does for me). Try to eat lots of bulk veggies and protein for saiety and to prevent cravings. Make sure you are eating the right amount of food (a reasonable RDI to lose 1-2 pounds a week). Don't depend too much on those workouts for that. Exercise is great, but can't overcome overeating. Wishing you much success.
posted 08 Sep 2014, 11:17
41lbs gone :-)
posted 08 Sep 2014, 11:14
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17 September 2014

Morning weigh in of 218.4. Water starting to leave. Targeting 1300 calories today.
on diet MIT Carson Chow  gaining 18.8 lb a week

16 September 2014

Light eating day at work led to a pre-dinner 219.4 weigh in. Going to target 1300 calories per day on average for the rest of the month or until I get ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  

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