Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(26 Nov 15) 207.4 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: losing 9.8 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 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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An unexpected error has occurred
I do the same thing every time I weigh in. Just a 'feature' of the free site... Smile
posted 19 Oct 2015, 13:47
Constipation issues
I agree. I used to have the problem all the time. I take two Magnesium Citrate pills a day (one at lunch and one at dinner) and I don't have the issue anymore. Has worked for months now.
posted 10 Oct 2015, 17:13
FS and Fit Bit
Thanks, JWill. The app is called Fitmess.us. Works great. Goes both ways but I only use the Fitbit to Fatsecret portion. I use it with outstanding results every day.
posted 17 Aug 2015, 13:21
Ticker Tag
I gave up and removed it.
posted 02 Aug 2015, 18:53
"Tricks of the Trade". Fool Me Once Shame On You. Fool Me Twice Shame On Me.
I agree. I try to be honest, but sometimes find myself going back to make adjustments... or entering additional stuff on the current day based on what I ate yesterday. What really makes me mad is when I get my calorie goal NAILED and then forget about something that I'd eaten earlier! Aargh! Sometimes, those go onto the next day as well, if I've already done my post. But it all gets logged! Smile
posted 02 Aug 2015, 18:51
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26 November 2015

Woke at 210.2, down 3.4 from yesterday at this time and even down .4 from my post-workout weigh in last night. That’s always a good sign. Fasted until ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  losing 9.8 lb a week

25 November 2015

Woke at 213.6 and got 213.4 after work. Did another 60 minutes of walking on my patched together treadmill with the same result. I walked without holding ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  

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