Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(17 Apr 14) 217.2 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: gaining 10.5 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! 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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Fed up with counting calories and carbs - learning to trust myself with food.
Good luck but no, if I stop counting exactly what goes in and what I use, then I start fooling myself into thinking I'm eating less and burning more. I trust the math. Hope your strategy works out for you.
posted 17 Apr 2014, 08:26
High Protein Lower-Fat Options (Using whole, real foods)
Thanks. Great staple foods.
posted 17 Apr 2014, 08:18
Before and After, anyone?
Thanks, MummyDee!
posted 16 Apr 2014, 19:14
Before and After, anyone?
Hi. You have to put save the photo somewhere on the web (I use a site called SmugMug, but there are several available). When you save the photo to the web, it will then have a web address. You put the photo web address within IMAGE tags. That is open bracket, the word IMG, close bracket, the web address of the photo, and then open bracket, slash, the word IMG, and close bracket. I'm describing the image tags like this because when you actually type them, FS thinks you are displaying the image. The brackets are these characters: [ and ]. The slash is this /.
posted 16 Apr 2014, 19:12
Before and After, anyone?
Thanks, WF, CR, and Rob! Appreciate the kind words.
posted 16 Apr 2014, 18:29
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17 April 2014

Morning weigh in of 217.2. Still purging extra water in muscles from carb overload this past weekend!
on diet MIT Carson Chow  gaining 10.5 lb a week

16 April 2014

Second weigh in tonight, just to see the difference after dinner and working out. Ate a huge dinner with massive protein in chicken breasts, plus green ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  

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