Joined June 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
325.0 lb
Lost so far: 112.8 lb

Current Weight
212.2 lb
Performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
205.0 lb
Still to go: 7.2 lb
Hi. I'm Bill Pratt. My name, Draglist, comes from my drag racing website, draglist.com. I've been battling weight issues for most of my adult life. I got in great shape in the Navy but gained for 30 years after that and eventually topped out at 345 lbs. I lost 70 lbs. on the Cleveland Clinic diet once and then lost 30 on Atkins once, but the weight crept back. Got Type 2 diabetes a few years ago. In 2012, I 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 did not make my 100 lb. goal on June 26, 2013, but I achieved it one week later on July 4! I also have been in the perfect range for blood sugar since October 2012. On my anniversary, I changed my goal weight from 225 lbs. to 190 lbs.

I found it very difficult to hit 190 pounds as my original Calories In Calories Out (CICO) strategy petered out after I lost the majority of my weight. But I did make it to 196 pounds in June 2014 and then to 192 pounds in April 2015. I'm currently trying Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) and Ketogenic level carbohydrates to try to stay in my target weight range. I am finding it a completely different strategy to stay in maintenance, and I keep experimenting each month to see how to keep the weight off. I'm sticking around here to stay on track and maybe help a few new members find success. Feel free to follow me and drop me a message if you think I can help you.

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. Also, check out my 'Draglist Delights' on the FatSecret forums for some great low carb recipes. Wishing you success! BP

Draglist's Weight History

Draglist's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 1lb per week - 12 week challenge
status: Completed
ended: 04 Apr 16
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  No Candy for Halloween Week!
status: Completed
ended: 03 Nov 14
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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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Draglist's Cookbook

cals: 168kcal | fat: 13.47g | carbs: 3.57g | prot: 9.50g
Cream Cheese Biscuit
A very low carb breakfast muffin.
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Draglist's Latest Posts

Fit Bit
The new FatSecret sync with Fitbit has messed up for me a few times lately. Yesterday, I logged 3334 calories used on Fitbit but FatSecret only recorded 2731. This happened once last month and twice the month before, too. I wish FatSecret would allow you to go in and edit these fields.
posted 03 Oct 2017, 19:33
I saw this medical study on Twitter today and it gave me pause.

posted 19 Aug 2017, 22:08
Draglist Delights - Paleo/LCHF/Keto Foods
Here's the base recipe for Nordic Nut And Seed Bread - Based on a YouTube recipe, this is nothing more than 700 grams of whatever nuts and seeds you have, five eggs, and a half cup of olive oil. Ingredients: 100g sunflower seeds, 100g raw pumpkin seeds, 200g nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.), 100g flax seeds, 100g chia seeds, 100g cacao nibs, Anything else you want to try!, 5 large eggs, .5 cup extra virgin olive oil. Directions: 1. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl., 2. Add eggs and olive oil and mix well., 3. Spoon into loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Smooth the top. Bake for one hour at 320F. Nutrition (1/16th of a loaf): cals: 226kcal | fat: 19.49g | carbs: 9.18g | net carbs: 1.98g | prot: 7.35g
posted 23 May 2017, 22:08
New research marries LCHF and CICO. Fascinating
Thanks, Isbabel! Got a few more to post... some interesting stuff coming out this year.
posted 01 May 2017, 10:27
New research marries LCHF and CICO. Fascinating
Found a fascinating discussion on YouTube comparing calories in calories out to low-carb high-fat with a focus on insulin and its effect on white and brown fat. It explains why you could lose more weight on low-carb high-fat despite eating the same number of calories. Finally something that marries the two theories. This was published just last month in March 2017.

posted 29 Apr 2017, 21:57
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MIT Carson Chow

Draglist's journal

22 October 2017

Woke at 215.8, down 4.2 in water and bulk from yesterday. Will continue Lasix and coffee/tea flush today. Nearly caught up to my daily 1650 average ca ...
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21 October 2017

Time for another great Jimmy John’s Unwich thanks to my son Jason!
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