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Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Sep 14) 218.0 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: gaining 12.9 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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Congrats on your success!
posted 19 Sep 2014, 08:22
Muscle Weight is a Problem
No, your muscle is great. It does help burn fat and is not keeping your weight stubbornly high. You need to get your waist down to 32 or 34 and into a Large shirt. I'm 6'0" and at 196 lbs. at my lowest. I have a 34 inch waist, but I'm not thin by any stretch. So, for you to get to 186, you need to be at least as thin as that. I started at 340 myself and I always thought it was the extra muscle mass, but it turned out I was wrong. Let me know if I can help.
posted 17 Sep 2014, 21:34
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Thanks.
posted 17 Sep 2014, 15:56
Health Sidekick
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
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20 September 2014

Morning weigh in. Have a good weekend!
on diet MIT Carson Chow  gaining 12.9 lb a week

20 September 2014

Great eating day at work but had a nice big dinner (with cheese and crackers and then salmon and salad) at night. Also drank a six pack of beer, so th ...
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