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!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Featured on "TheWeighWeWere.com"

I was featured on TheWeighWeWere website for about
a week.

Here is a link to my story on their site!

Check it out!

My Featured Story

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Great YOAD breakfast!

My wife and I had a wonderful YOAD approved
breakfast this morning I wanted to share!

For Christmas I bought my wife and I a waffle maker.
It makes waffles shaped in oblong boat type looking
things :)

What's great is that we can put sliced fruit in the boat
and have that as a topping for the waffle.

The waffles were made with a whole grain waffle mix that
has just whole wheat flour and buckwheat flour. To that
we add one beat up egg (we're mean - LOL), one tablespoon
real maple syrup, 2 tablespoons pure peanut oil, 1 cup
lite soy milk, some ground cinnamon and one teaspoon of
vanilla extract.

The waffle maker is great at making the waffles crispy and
delicious! We then added some fresh sliced strawberries and
sliced bananas into the boat and then topped it off with
some whipped cream and some additional ground cinnamon!
The whipped topping is fat free with no HFCS and has just
1 gram of sugar per serving! Very YOAD friendly.

We also made some orgnic turkey bacon and some hot, fresh
coffee! MMMmmmmm!