Joined June 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
325.0 lb
Lost so far: 108.0 lb

Current Weight
217.0 lb
Performance: gaining 2.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
205.0 lb
Still to go: 12.0 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 kattay
last weighin: losing 2.0 lb a week Down
Online now Phil
last weighin: steady Steady
Online now chesgreen
last weighin: losing 16.8 lb a week Down
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last weighin: losing 0.3 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

Environmental Pollution in Your Area
Hi, everyone. Watching Mike Mutzel on YouTube and he is speaking with cancer survivor and expert Dr. Nasha Winters on how you can let the body heal itself through diet and other techniques.

She mentioned the following website where you can find out how toxic your local environment is by entering your zip code.

I lived in a heavily industrial area as a kid and I was not surprised at my results (bad).

Here is the website: scorecard.org
posted 08 Apr 2018, 10:24
Body Weight and Glycogen Depletion
Thanks for the info. Well, I don't take meds for that condition but I definitely have low body temps, nagging water weight gains, constipation, and edema. I take Lasix to try to flush out the glycogen every weekend. Interested in any other thoughts/articles on this.
posted 01 Apr 2018, 15:15
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
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MIT Carson Chow

Draglist's journal

21 August 2018

Rushed out the door this morning and forgot to weigh in. Had the nice fried chicken salad shown elsewhere for lunch, plus some coffee and water. Came home ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  

21 August 2018

Back to Farmers and Distillers for my old standby, fried chicken salad! Worth a walk in the rain!
on diet MIT Carson Chow  

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