Joined June 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
152.5 lb
Lost so far: 5.3 lb

Current Weight
157.8 lb
Performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 27.8 lb
Wife and mother of three...weight gain with children and working hard not only to loose weight but to also tone and build muscle...So far so good~

LaShuan's Weight History

LaShuan's Latest Member Challenges

  11 weeks to 11 miles
status: Completed
ended: 31 Mar 12
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  "Crunch" the fat away!
status: Completed
ended: 23 Aug 10
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last weighin: losing 14.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.8 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.6 lb a week Down
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More Progress: Before 6/2012 - After 10/2013
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1/7/13 After 5 sessions of Cross-fit / Weight Lifting!
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6 months of progress (6/12/12 - 8/12/12 - 12/31/12)
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Before & After Pic #3
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Before & After Pic #2
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LaShuan's Cookbook

cals: 130kcal | fat: 8.70g | carbs: 9.05g | prot: 3.86g
Mock Cheesecake
Great substitute for real cheesecake for South Beach dieters.
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LaShuan's Latest Posts

Please help!? I want to know how many calories i should consume per day???
I agree with paperiniko. I think you may need to workout a little more and eat a little more. Im down to my last 9 lbs & I anticipate it will be just as hard as the first 20. Im increasing my cardio hoping to see an impact. So far so good.
posted 11 Oct 2012, 12:57
Do you eat breakfast? How important is it?
When doing cardio, I usually workout in a fasting state but I eat breakfast in the form of a protein shake every morning. I do not skip breakfast.
posted 11 Oct 2012, 12:52
U.S. Health Care
Yes, we agree on a lot of points. Government involvement is our only point of disagreement. I trust the government more than private industry and you vice versa. I was reading an article yesterday in the Baltimore Sun, where a lady was protesting government involvement in health care, the lady was there with her daughter who was in a wheelchair and had recieved/needed a lot of medical care. The lady had reported that her daughter had recieved good care, they had no financial burden due to the care her daughter receives and needs on an ongoing basis. The caviot is her daughter was insured through Medicaid.
The lady reported that while her daughter received good care while using Medicaid [a government program] she felt more government involvement would be bad.
The goverment only wants to provide the services she and her daughter receive to the many Americans that currently do not have insurance either because the insurance company dropped them or they are unemployed and therefore have no insurance. In my opinion it is selfish to state that it is good enough for me and I am so glad I can use Mediciad [a government program that all the tax payers of her state contribute to] but I dont want to pay for someone else to use it to.
I would like to see the public option provide only basic health care services like labor and delivery, essential surgery, preventative care, medications, physicals, dental, lab test and then catestrophic care like emergency surgery, inpatient hospitalizations, cancer care, etc.

I think the insurance companies have an opportunity to charge higher rates for providing better coverage than the basic plans such as cosmetic surgery, the option to go where ever you want, premium dental services like teeth bleaching, and other premium services that people want but dont necessarily need. I think private insurance can also provide basic insurance with limitations for a lower cost.
I like our conversation, I think it has been very productive. I think we all know the valid points that support our positions but there are many that do not, this conversation is free of the rhetoric such as death panel and government take over talk that clouds the legitimate conversations. I understand your concerns about government involvement in healthcare. I think we can have the best of both with a little good healthy competition between the two [private and public].
posted 16 Aug 2009, 06:10
U.S. Health Care
Your answer supports the reason why reform is so necessary. You know like I know that we as individual consumers can not complete with insurance companies. It is unrealistic to think that I could leave one company and shop around for another company. Have you tried to buy health insurance on your own without your employer, I have and I can tell you for a family of 5 with no history of significant medical problems it is around 1300 per month, with deductibles of 2500 for individuals and 5000 for family and copays and that is 80% coverage. Thats more than I can afford...right now we pay about 1/2 of that for 90% coverage and high deductibles. I am trapped, without employer assistance I would have no coverage at all...forget about shopping around.
If you participate in our democratic society than you like I have some control over our government. You can vote people in and out of office. You can write letters to your elected officials, or you can run for a public office. We do not have these same options when we get upset about the practices of a private industry.

I do agree with you that health care is not free, in every society it is paid for, either with tax dollars that you send directly to the government or what I like to call the extra tax...the money that comes directly out of my pocket and goes directly to the insurance company.

I dont want to see the private insurance company go away, but I do think allowing a public option will definetly force insurance companies to lower cost and provide better coverage.
posted 15 Aug 2009, 21:59
U.S. Health Care
Debbra, I have a question for you. Do you think insurance companies in the U.S. ration care to the people they cover?
posted 15 Aug 2009, 09:17
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