Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 May 15) 214.8 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: gaining 4.4 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!

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Hi guys. I have figured out an 'evening' formula that will allow me to adjust to show true body fat regardless of the water percentage being off a few points. I can share that. First, have to figure out your ideal body water percentage. One that does not show you having too little body fat (as when you are overhydrated and it skews the number) or too much body fat (which occurs when you are very dehydrated). For me, the ideal number is 62.5 percent body water. I figured this out by watching the scale over a year and tracking the numbers closely. I call it the 'balance' point. But the percentage likely will be different for you...
posted 29 May 2015, 21:29
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Thanks, Jim! It's amazing that they consider 19 percent to be excellent for my age. To me, that would allow too much BF... but I'll take it!

Thanks, Howzat. I tried that formula and it absolutely did not work (for me anyway). Are all the numbers exact as shown?
posted 29 May 2015, 09:25
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Right. I didn't realize this was your post. I only saw msbuggirl's post in my buddies view, so I replied to that one. I'll have to remember to read the full post. For some reason, these Diet Talk deals are largely hidden from me now unless one of my buddies posts.
posted 26 Apr 2015, 18:16
Sunday is Fasting day
I do it every day and I live by it. Not a zealot, though. If my work schedule shows me working through lunch or things like that, I may eat at 10 or 11. But typically, my hours are between noon and 8pm. On the weekends, I work out in a fasted state, so I typically don't eat until 2pm or later. Good luck!
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29 May 2015

Woke at 215.2 and did a lot of walking at work. Came home at 214.8. Denise and Emily had dinner ready so I ate first and did a minor workout later to hit ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  gaining 4.4 lb a week

29 May 2015

Woke at 215.2 this morning. That's sort of weird because I didn't eat anything after getting a 214.8 after working out last night. Did have a few iced ...
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