Start Weight:(26 Jun 12) 325.0 lb
Current Weight:(01 Aug 14) 205.8 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: MIT Carson Chow
performance: gaining 9.1 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, and then finally hit and surpassed my goal by late June 2014 - 196 lbs! 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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Yes. When you get the FatSecret result, simply type over that with the one you want. Theirs is horribly generous and does not allow fast weight loss. Consider this one: http://caloriecount.about.com/tools/calories-goal Or the outstanding Body Weight Simulator (link on DietTruth.org).
posted 01 Aug 2014, 19:03
156.9/ Not upset, It could have been worse considering what I ate this week.
Congrats. You will get there. I like the prepared salads. They were a huge part of my diet strategy during my first year.
posted 01 Aug 2014, 07:58
I did well today!!!!
posted 31 Jul 2014, 13:45
Should I lose weight?
Sounds like you are doing the right things to get there. Check out IIFYM.com, bodyrecomposition.com, leangains, and builtlean for other ideas.
posted 31 Jul 2014, 09:48
Should I lose weight?
First question is important because if you are a guy, 145 is considered underweight, even by the BMI standards, which are typically pretty low. Since your weight is right (at a minimum) and you are looking to adjust your body composition, I would recommend you check out the IIFYM calculator (Google it) to identify the protein, fat, and carb macros you should eat.
posted 31 Jul 2014, 09:37
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01 August 2014

Wednesday night's indulgence at the Kennedy Center Rooftop Terrace restaurant is still with me. Morning weigh in of 205.8, despite a sub 1500 calorie day ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  gaining 9.1 lb a week

31 July 2014

Fasted until 7pm but when I got home, my wife had dinner of Kielbasi, peppers, and squash ready. Not passing that up! Added two protein waters to get the ...
on diet MIT Carson Chow  

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