Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Apr 14) 213.2 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: gaining 5.0 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! 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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posted 18 Apr 2014, 21:12
How to escape from platform stage ?
Yes, Torzie. That is the type of info we need to capture. Otherwise, there is no way to know what the person needs.
posted 18 Apr 2014, 20:50
How to escape from platform stage ?
Good input for Ravenous, but we need more. We board 'elders' Smile need to come up with a quick 'form' to post back to these folks who ask such questions, which seems to happen daily. The form needs to ask them all their vitals: age, gender, height, weight, target weight, etc. That would help us to provide better guidance that was actually targeted to their situation. I agree that 800-900 is far to few of course, but what is right for Ravenous? No way to even get into the ballpark...
posted 18 Apr 2014, 13:28
HELP. What am I doing wrong??
Then you're doing everything you need to. Keep at it.
posted 18 Apr 2014, 13:13
HELP. What am I doing wrong??
Great advice from Corifeo and Gnat.
posted 18 Apr 2014, 09:32
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18 April 2014

Dropped another pound and a half today. Ate a few hamburgers for dinner. We were going to do them for Easter, but need to travel to Ohio for my cousin's ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  gaining 5.0 lb a week

18 April 2014

Waking weigh in of 215.4. Hoping to lose two more pounds of water weight today. Got bad news yesterday. My cousin Chris passed away at 50 after a heart ...
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