Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Aug 14) 210.6 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: losing 9.1 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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Viewing diet buddies food diary
Go to my profile, click 'view full journal,' and then click Food. You should be able to see that.
posted 19 Aug 2014, 21:40
Viewing diet buddies food diary
It is a setting they have. I think everyone can see mine.
posted 19 Aug 2014, 21:31
I Need Tips for beating sugar addiction.....
The only way I can avoid it is to go cold turkey and stay away. If you eat the carbs, you'll want the carbs. I still binge now and then (like this past weekend) and it's a heck of a note to have to lose 15 lbs. of water weight gained over three days. Chances are you can't moderate it; you need to get off the simple carbs. Good luck.
posted 19 Aug 2014, 21:30
Buddies wanted (Please)
Cheers, Jim. I've had a lot of success doing a variation of calorie counting. Send me a buddy request and check out my site at DietTruth.org. It's been pretty simple and effective. Bill
posted 19 Aug 2014, 13:53
Happy Tuesday, I love the fat secret website!
Glad you are here!
posted 19 Aug 2014, 09:10
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19 August 2014

Not a bad day of eating, although we did splurge on an ice cream cone after a sushi lunch today. Just had two large salads for dinner (my own and then ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  losing 9.1 lb a week

19 August 2014

Down to 211.0 after low cal adjustment day. Sushi for lunch with my daughter today. Slowly losing the extra water. Providing full morning numbers to track ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  losing 9.1 lb a week

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