Joined June 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
325.0 lb
Lost so far: 113.2 lb

Current Weight
211.8 lb
Performance: gaining 1.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
205.0 lb
Still to go: 6.8 lb
Hi. I'm Bill Pratt. My name, Draglist, comes from my drag racing website, draglist.com. I've battled 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 reach my 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, 192 pounds in April 2015, and 199 pounds in March 2017. 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 diettruthorg.wordpress.com 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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Online now Phil
last weighin: N/A Up
Online now Phooka
last weighin: gaining 3.1 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 1.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.3 lb a week Down

Draglist's Latest Photos

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

Body Weight and Glycogen Depletion
You are welcome, Squirrel and Amanda! Great article, Steven!
posted 14 Feb 2018, 20:32
Wink Frozen Desserts Not There Yet
I agree. I have eaten two pints since posting. Definitely edible and lots fiber, but not going to reorder.
posted 23 Jan 2018, 21:28
Body Weight and Glycogen Depletion
For all those folks who are starting diets and wondering why they are slowing down in weight loss after the first week or two. AND for all those folks who are freaking out because a weekend of going off plan has put you back up 5-10 pounds, this article is for you! Learning to understand body water percentages and glycogen storage can save you a lot of self-doubt and frustration.


posted 21 Jan 2018, 11:37
Wink Frozen Desserts Not There Yet
OK. Tried the Wink desserts you may have seen advertised on Facebook. Bought 8 pints of various flavors. With two special deals, I got them for 43 bucks and change. Each pint is only 100 calories with 4 net carbs! But… they don’t taste that great. There is just the slightest hint of each flavor and the consistency is a little gummy. I give them props for the effort but I won’t reorder. They don’t begin to touch Halo Top in flavor or texture.
posted 17 Jan 2018, 21:15
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
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MIT Carson Chow

Draglist's journal

22 March 2018

Had a wonderful filet mignon with crab and Hollandaise Sauce at the Capitol Grille.
on diet MIT Carson Chow  

22 March 2018

Woke at 220.2, up 2.2 from yesterday. My weekly water yo-yo routine continues. Going out for a business lunch today so I’ll break the 16:8 fast with s ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  

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