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Technology upside down and backwards



Last Build Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:42:58 +0000

 



Comment on Ups and Downs by Shepazu

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:42:58 +0000

Thanks, Jeremie! That makes a lot of sense. I'll try practicing that, and see if it works for me. This time around, I'm not recording my calorie intake, because it's such a pain, and I'm just going by intuition about how much I can eat. Maybe your method could supplement that intuition. I'll start off with dishing out smaller portions, too, and be mindful of how I'm eating them. I'm not much of a soda drinker anyway, but I'll pass along the sugar-free-free tip to others I know who are trying to lose weight.



Comment on Ups and Downs by Jérémie

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:39:38 +0000

Hey Alan, here is a tip that is currently working well for me and that might help you too. I gained a lot of weight this year too so I went to see my aunt, who is a dietecian. She told me that the current consensus among dietecian (at least in France) is that people always get back the weights following a diet and that a more efficient method is to try to teach the body to pay attention to satiation cues again. So here is what she told me to do. First, I keep a notebook: every time I eat something, I write the time, my level of hunger (0 = not hungry, 3 = peckish, 6 = normal hunger, 9 = starving). Then, I start eating. I have to pay attention while I eat: masticate a lot so as really to crush the food before I swallow it, then after 3 bites, stop and reassess my level of hunger. If I don’t feel like eating anymore, I stop (which sometimes means leaving food in my plate as I did not assess well how much I could eat). The key is to eat slowly so to give time for satiation cues to trigger (hence, the lengthly mastication which also I suppose, by well-processing the food, facilitates its integration by the organism). Initially, this is a bit cumbersome because you really need to pay attention but the idea is that, by doing systematically, the process starts to automatize itself as the body relearns the meaning of the satiation cue and will stop the hunger signal once you have eaten enough food. The other advantages is that there is no forbidden food which makes life easier when preparing food and also means you don’t have craving for that food you love but you have not eaten in 3 weeks because diet. If I ever feel like eating something not because I’m hungry but because I grave it (for instance, ice cream on very hot summer day), her advice was to get it but after a few bites, assess if I still want it and if not, stop eating it. I like this method as it makes a lot of sense from a scientific point of view. I’ve been doing this for a month and the size of my portion has been significantly reduced and I went from 199 pounds to currently 185 pounds. Each body responds differently to that method so you could loose more than that or less. In my case, my weight loss was actually a bit too fast and I had to increase the size of the portion a bit more. And this is my other advice: seeing a dietician might very helpful, if only to make sure that the diet or the change of food habit does not make more harm than good and to check things that are working for you and things that are not, as the methods always need to be adapted to an individual. The dietician can also identify bad habits that might impend the weight loss. Then, you need to find a good one: I would recommend my aunt but she lives a bit far from Chapel Hill… Another tip: I stopped drinking diet free soda. I already heard something about it and my aunt confirmed it. The taste of sweet is normally used by the body to predict a future increase in blood sugar and it triggers a satiation response. This is actually a form of Pavlovian conditioning: The taste of sweet is the conditioned stimulus, the increase in blood sugar the unconditioned stimulus and the pairing of the two leads to an adaptive conditioned response (the satiation response) to the taste of sweet in anticipation of the increase in blood sugar. Drinking diet free soda degrades the pairing the taste of sweet and the future level of blood sugar and as a consequence, the taste of sweet does not trigger the satiation response anymore or triggers a much wicker one. Consequence: You eat more.



Comment on Ups and Downs by Shelly

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:49:57 +0000

Good job getting back in the saddle! I'm cheering for you. And I need to get on my elliptical because I'm down to two pairs of pants that fit.



Comment on Goodbye, Eulalia. by Eliot Graff

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 22:06:17 +0000

So sorry for your loss, Doug. I wish that I had known Eulalia. I feel certain that I would have liked her very, very much. Deepest wishes from Lora, Rhys and me to you and Megan. I trust you'll gather strength in each other's comfort during these tough days of loss and remembrance.



Comment on Goodbye, Eulalia. by Jerry Ferguson

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 00:11:49 +0000

Beautiful testimony of your wonderful Mom!



Comment on On Leaving W3C by Shepazu

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:25:22 +0000

Thanks, Eric! I look forward to collaborating to improve the state of accessibility.



Comment on On Leaving W3C by Eric

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:04:08 +0000

I will make this short (as I wrote you privately): Thanks for everything, and welcome (even more) in the #a11y space.



Comment on On Leaving W3C by Shepazu

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 23:53:32 +0000

Thanks, Coralie! Obviously, we have different opinions about those points. :) That's okay, some of these things are subjective; many people have agreed with me, and I'm sure many will agree with you. I think we agree that W3C is an important institution that serves a vital need, and we want it to succeed.



Comment on On Leaving W3C by Coralie Mercier

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:40:17 +0000

Congrats on 10 years ( good luck with post-traumatic disorders) All the best in your next adventure, Doug! Two things jumped at me as I read your post: 1) unlike you, I have not found that "it’s pretty common for people leaving the W3C Team to take a negative attitude toward W3C." 2) I don't think you quite hit the mark when you wrote that W3C is "forced to broaden the scope of the mission to new industries, to include new sources of income". Rather, the reason is that their use cases and requirements are quite important to the Web. However, I agree that this leads to new work that needs more resources that W3C doesn’t have :/



Comment on On Leaving W3C by Glass

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:50:07 +0000

Hey Doug! Wow, big change for you! Thanks for championing standards. Best of luck with any future endeavors (said sincerely and earnestly) as we move into this brave new world (mumbled sarcastically and allusively). Glass