What's a Youatarian? It's my own phrase I have used when people ask me how I have lost my excess weight. I'm a Youatarian and live the youatarian lifestyle. Simply put, a Youatarian is someone that follows YOU On a Diet. For any YOAD followers out there that would like to adopt the phrase
for themselves, please feel free.

- Marshall (aka Orlando Tek)

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

My Story

In July 2006, I visited the doctor for a multitude of
ongoing medical problems and when I weighed
in I remember being 305lbs. That was the heaviest
I could ever remember weighing on any scale in my life.

My wife, also overweight, started some small changes
in her diet at that time and those changes made its way
through into my diet as well.

In September 2006, I watched my mother undergo
triple bypass surgey. And I always believed her
to be of modest health although she had passed
on a few of her problems to me including high blood
pressure and acid reflux issues. In her early 20's,
unaware of her high blood pressure problem, she
actually had a stroke, although not very severe.

My dad is a bit healthier even though being
12 years older than my mom, but he has borderline
adult onset diabetes and he had a stint put into an
artery a few years back.

Taking in all this information, It was then I decided
I needed to make some serious changes in my life
or I will be the next one on the heart ward not too
long from now.

It was Novemeber, 2006 and I was already following
the few changes my wife had made to her diet and we had
both lost about 15lbs in the last few months. Any
change at this point was a good change. We watched
a Discovery Health special called YOU: On A Diet featuring
the YOU docs and a few families incorporating YOAD
into their daily lives and showing their amazing progress.

The very next day, November 7th, 2006, my wife and
I went through every cabinet and cupboard in our
house and got rid of ALL the bad foods. We then
went to the grocery store and bought foods that
met YOAD and from that day we have not looked back!

We could not find the book at any local store so we
ordered it off Amazon. It took a few weeks to arrive
but we started cooking with only YOAD approved foods
using YOAD approved methods and we WERE seeing
results even before the book arrived.

From there it has been all downhilll. I have lost 110lbs
since starting on YOAD in November but about 125lbs
over the last 18 months total. Wahoo!

And most of my medical problems related to my weight
have now vanished including high bood pressure, acid
reflux and sleep apnea. I have much more energy and
I feel better than I can ever remember!

And its all thanks to YOAD!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

It's been a good Wednesday..

I hope everyone has had a good middle of the week.

So far the day has been good to me.

Got some good exercise in tonite at the gym, had a good dinner
and soon we'll be hitting the old bed.

So, how's everyone enjoying the blog?

I hope you're getting some great insite of how it's possible
to be on YOAD and still eat normal meals.

That's the main reason why YOAD works for us. We still have
much of the same meals we had before the diet. We have just tweaked
many of them to be YOAD friendly. Or some we limit to once every
few months or so which works, too.

We plan to be eating this way for the rest of our lives so if we cannot make
it work for us in the long run, then we'll just end up going back to our
old habits.

Nope. We refuse!

Well, I'm rambling. LOL. We're watching the 2nd half to lastnight's "Biggest Loser".
Gotta go finish it :)

Night all!


Chari said...

Thanks for the pickle and popcorn idea Marshall. I ate less for dinner and had more room for snack tonite.

Ok , on this screen shot thing, after all these years I figured out how to do that, why can't I take a screen shot of my CK diary and paste it to my blog? Is that illegal or something.....
Maybe I could alter it some.....the wheels are turning man.

I really enjoy your blog!
I really enjoy mine also, but it doesn't seem like anyone else does, there's like tumble weeds in there.

Check on ya tomorrow, hope your not to sore.

Orlando Tek said...

Well, I take a screen shot,
paste it into Paint, and then
edit the photo so it looks
like what how you see it in
my blog.

I am reading your blog everyday :)

Just don't have any questions..

Hope you are having a great day!

Take care

Rich in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA said...

I'm reading too!! Sorry, if I'm not posting enough.

On another note, Windows Vista has a wonderful built in tool for screen captures called "snipping Tool". It's under 'Accesories'. It's what I use to put up my Weight chart.