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Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Jul 14) 202.4 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: losing 7.0 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, 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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Chillin' in July 2014 (about 210 - vacation weight!)
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May 17, 2014. 202 lbs.
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Bill, August 2013 (about 225 lbs.)
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Weight Loss Ticker
That never worked for me, but for some reason, my ticker DID start to work for a while (while it did not for others)... Haven't figured out the 'secret' of the FatSecret ticker code yet!
posted 25 Jul 2014, 11:31
Weight Loss Ticker
It's been an issue for the time I've been on here. I used to hate it when I was attempting to hit maintenance. Now, it continues to record one of my lowest weights even when I gain a few! We've reported it several times, but no long term fix yet.
posted 25 Jul 2014, 08:14
Happy
Good on ya, Roo Girl!
posted 24 Jul 2014, 23:39
Hi All
Ask a question. Most folks up here are here to lose weight and to help others lose weight. Some folks create friendships and begin to chat about generic topics after a time, but first, there are discussions about weight loss. It's not a generic chat site.
posted 24 Jul 2014, 23:37
Fitbit <-> FatSecret, No one will lose!
I am still loving my fitmess connection with FatSecret. So great.
posted 24 Jul 2014, 23:34
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25 July 2014

Morning weigh in of 202.4 after a day of big eating but bigger working out! Have a great weekend!
on diet MIT Carson Chow  losing 7.0 lb a week

24 July 2014

Pre-dinner weigh in of 203.8 after I enjoyed some unexpected filet mignon, walnut salad, roasted potatoes, and creme brulee at the famous Willard Hotel ...
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