Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Jul 14) 203.2 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: losing 7.4 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 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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Battling the Late Night Munchies
That should do it, if the 1800-2000 is the right calorie target for you.
posted 23 Jul 2014, 09:44
New From Alabama
Welcome to the site. Lots of folks here to help you.
posted 22 Jul 2014, 22:51
Andy, welcome. Check out my blog, www.diettruth.org, to see how I did 70 in a year and 140 overall. Fatsecret was a huge part of it. Best of luck.
posted 22 Jul 2014, 19:12
IF Question
Excellent! I may try that on weekends.
posted 22 Jul 2014, 18:08
Salad dressing
Agree with Glaun, as I often find myself doing!
posted 21 Jul 2014, 12:02
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24 July 2014

Morning weigh in of 203.2. Took in 1928 calories yesterday and burned 2621, so did not achieve my 1000 calorie deficit goal. But 350 of those calories ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  losing 7.4 lb a week

23 July 2014

Pre-dinner weigh in of 203.4. Nice day of eating followed by a happy hour with five scotches (don't worry... I didn't drive!) Not much sleep last night ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  

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