Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(30 Sep 14) 220.8 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: gaining 14.0 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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How Often Do you weigh yourself?
Also called Biometric Impedance Analysis (BIA). I use a Tanita BC533. Google the term for full info. I highly recommend it.
posted 30 Sep 2014, 08:24
Looking for a Healthy type of cookie biscuit to make or buy
We keep the Fiber One 90 calorie products in the house as a go-to snack when we want something like that. We like them. I also keep on hand the small Pure Protein bars, which go from 180 to 200 calories, but have 20 grams of protein compared to 10 grams of carbs.
posted 25 Sep 2014, 09:03
OK, I'm done with my Phase 1 - weight loss
A radical approach but obviously well thought out and effective. Congrats on your success. I think you may find that you need more calories as you enter maintenance. I'm interested in following along.
posted 25 Sep 2014, 09:01
reached my ideal weight
Congrats. That's awesome!
posted 22 Sep 2014, 14:39
Congrats on your success!
posted 19 Sep 2014, 08:22
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30 September 2014

Morning weigh in of 220.8 after a more reasonable day of calorie and sodium intake! Finalizing plans for October calorie goals and macro targets. Have ...
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29 September 2014

Dropped a little more than a pound at work today, but still have a lot of work to do. The pre-dinner weigh in numbers showing more accurate body fat and ...
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