Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Feb 17) 209.0 lb
Goal Weight:205.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: losing 0.4 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 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. 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 a 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! Went as low as 192 in April 2015 and I'm largely in maintenance. 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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cals: 168kcal | fat: 13.47g | carbs: 3.57g | prot: 9.50g
Cream Cheese Biscuit
A very low carb breakfast muffin.
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Any activity trackers that sync with FatSecret?
Hi. If you do have a Fitbit, there is a free app called Fitmess.us that syncs effortlessly with FatSecret. I use it with a lot of success.
posted 11 Feb 2017, 17:19
Changing Carbs in pie chart to net carbs
I sure would love to see this as an option at Fat Secret. They allow the choice in the column form, so would love to see that extended to the pie chart. "Reporting" this thread to see if they can consider it.
posted 08 Feb 2017, 09:30
hello there
Great reply, Jaymaine. Good luck to all.
posted 05 Jan 2017, 22:50
Weight Not Updating??
It was never fixed.
posted 25 Oct 2016, 06:51
Draglist Delights - Paleo/LCHF/Keto Foods
Thanks, WholeFoodNut. My pleasure. Enjoy the weekend!
posted 16 Oct 2016, 12:53
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23 February 2017

Woke at 216.8, up 2.0 from yesterday. Lots of fluids being administered via IV. It certainly can't be food bulk! Feeling great this morning.
on diet MIT Carson Chow  

23 February 2017

Guess the folks downstairs didn't get the message today…. French toast, orange juice, Dole mixed fruit. I'll have the coffee and bacon.
on diet MIT Carson Chow  

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