Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Nov 14) 205.2 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: losing 4.9 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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Good one, Unamoyer!
posted 22 Nov 2014, 10:14
Loss is Good
It occurred to me as I congratulated some FatSecret buddies on their success today... This is perhaps the only place where it's appropriate to say, "Congrats for your loss."
posted 21 Nov 2014, 07:23
Hello all! :-)
Welcome back and good luck.
posted 17 Nov 2014, 12:16
And then there is wholefoodnut, who is also one of the champions up here with assisting folks and telling them the truth about what they put into their bodies.
posted 11 Nov 2014, 19:17
Thanks, Akrsar! I have learned a ton of stuff up here and I'm proud to pass on what has worked for me. I agree that mummydee offers outstanding advice (and is usually the first person to post when someone asks for help). Best of luck to all as we continue on our weight loss journeys.
posted 11 Nov 2014, 14:46
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25 November 2014

Ate 600 calories at work and then picked up my daughter Emily at the airport. We stopped at the Blue Dolphin restaurant in Crofton, Md., on the way ...
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25 November 2014

Up .6 to 206.2 for a morning weigh in. Literally ate half the calories I burned yesterday. Oh well. Will do 500-600 before dinner, and then picking my ...
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