Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Oct 14) 207.6 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: losing 4.5 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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I got my Quest bars tonight and freaked... 27 grams of carbs. But then I saw the fiber was 18 grams, so I guess that qualifies as 9 'net' carbs. Let's see how they do.
posted 24 Oct 2014, 21:11
70% Diet and 30% Exercise is what I have always been told
Thanks, wholefoodnut. I have to give credit to my chiropractor. She really helped me out by recommending that book. I need to drop in on her. Denise had told her I've lost the weight, but she's never seen me. I need to take in a fruit basket of thanks to surprise her. Pam, the way to put a photo up is to use the 'image tags' with the URL of the photo between them. It's bracket [, the word IMG, and then the closed bracket ]. Then the URL (the photo has to exist on the web aleady. I use the ones I take on Facebook). Then you have to 'close' the image tag by putting bracket [, a slant /, the word IMG, and then a closing bracket ]. It's a pain, but pretty easy when you get the hang of it.
posted 19 Oct 2014, 14:41
Def new to this.....
Welcome to the site. You will like it here and there are definitely lots of ladies up here to buddy up with. Much success.
posted 18 Oct 2014, 23:31
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I agree with wholefoodnut. If you are a vegetarian, you are going to eat a lot of carbs, but just ensure they are good carbs. That is, lots of vegetables, some fruit (high in sugar though). Watch out for the bread, sugar, processed foods, and starches. Those simple carbs are what will get you.
posted 18 Oct 2014, 23:29
70% Diet and 30% Exercise is what I have always been told
Thanks for the shoutout, Pam. After reading 'Younger Next Year' I realize that at 56 I need to work out nearly every day just to keep my body active so that it continues regeneration at the cellular level. And, when you get to maintenance, you DO need to work out in order to eat a bit more! In order to hit the target calorie deficit I want, I would either have to eat under 1200 calories routinely, or put in the work and get closer to 1800-1900!
posted 18 Oct 2014, 14:33
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24 October 2014

Eating 717 calories at work had me down to 209.6 before dinner. I jumped on the treadmill to do 30 minutes of HITT. I didn't really break a sweat until ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  losing 4.5 lb a week

24 October 2014

Finally started to drop the water last night. Morning weigh in at 209.8. Got a solid seven hours of sleep, which helped. 1200-1300 calories today and a ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  losing 4.5 lb a week

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