Thoughts, Epiphanies, Insights, & Quotables

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  • Yoolypr
    Yoolypr Posts: 1,681 Member
    edited January 2022
    PAV8888 wrote: »
    I am very surprised as to how come clear masks have not become the rule rather than the exception

    I taught several classes at the community college that had many deaf students who relied on lip reading and facial expressions. Clear face masks would be so helpful to that population. However, I think the clear masks are fairly uncomfortable because they’re solid plastic. But certainly some kind of see-through material is available? I know I’d like to see whole faces again. I really believe masking has affected people’s emotional health while protecting physical health. Quandary!
  • conniewilkins56
    conniewilkins56 Posts: 3,390 Member
    Personally I like the mask hiding my face ( except it messes with your make up and lipstick )…. While shopping with my grandaughter I like to sing or say something and no one knows who said it….lol…..

    Actually I think wearing a mask is going to become the norm….we talk to people all the time on the computer without seeing facial expressions….I still can roll my eyes at people or wink!
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 11,427 Member
    @Yoolypr I was not talking about inflexible face shields, nor was I discussing the fake protection sheer masks that seem to be the rage. I was talking about real transparent protective masks:such as the ones discussed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/technical-specifications-for-personal-protective-equipment-ppe/transparent-face-mask-technical-specification
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 3,317 Member
    I'm not sure they would actually work, PAV? Wouldn't the plastic block the air flow so that it just goes around the edges - rather than filter?
  • Yoolypr
    Yoolypr Posts: 1,681 Member
    No faint smiles, pursed lips, vague grimaces, well earned lines and wrinkles. I miss them all. I don’t know that I’d recognize my physical therapist, orthopedist or new dental hygienist without masks. Guessing I’m definitely a face person!
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 3,317 Member
    Wow - a number of messages I hadn't seen just popped up. So please disregard my last post - it was written without seeing several of the previous posts.
  • 96254KG
    96254KG Posts: 3,259 Member
    https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/27593253/why-grandmasters-magnus-carlsen-fabiano-caruana-lose-weight-playing-chess

    Wow, that's a thought-provoking article! Presumably the same could be seen to a lesser extent in any supposedly sedentary activity that involved high levels of adrenaline and stress (are all air traffic controllers skinny?) Not sure it's the healthiest way to stay lean though...isn't stress 'the hidden killer'?
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 11,427 Member
    Hmmm....

    Brain uses power yes. Not eating when stressed. Yes. I can see that.

    Increased heart rate and respiration not sure always equates to actual calories burned.

    It equates to a detection of a burn.

    But the detection is a proxy not a direct measurement. And in the 70-80% validation range under normal circumstances--not 100%.

    Lack of sleep for me usually means more food. Worry for me means less food immediately but a pretty good overcompensated rebound when resolved or downtimed.

    Still, quite interesting to contemplate
  • 96254KG
    96254KG Posts: 3,259 Member
    If I'd put an thought into this (which I hadn't) I would've assumed they'd GAIN weight during a tournament from being sedentary and eating crap, not lose serious poundage. Is it just simply that they don't eat when they're stressed and tired? Or other factors at play? Intriguing....
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 11,427 Member
    edited January 2022
    They covered chess and some specific high achievers as examples.

    And, based on their discussion, the people they were discussing were exhibiting serious stress.

    I am definitely aware of a correlation between people who are stressed and not eating. **What is not covered in the discussion** is what "normally" happens with most people when the stressor is removed. Which more often than not in the case of people needing to lose weight is a nice rebound and over-eating once the stress lessens.

    Perhaps chess players don't have that type of reaction? This is not known as it isn't discussed in the article!

    Here is another discussion about thinking and calories: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/thinking-hard-calories/

    In any case. Back to the original. A lot of people have discovered in recent years that they perform better when they're in top health.

    Chess being far from the only example of what may have once been considered a game and which now has become a real industry and pro sport. Computer gaming, darts, 8-ball, pocker, bowling, all have top competitors who really invest in their health and training.

    Definitely interesting as an article. "food" for thought quite possibly; but not sure that I can count on thinking to get myself some extra cookies!!! :lol:
  • 96254KG
    96254KG Posts: 3,259 Member
    edited January 2022
    I guess if you can tolerate high levels of stress without self-soothing through comfort/emotional eating then you're on to a winner! My mom was lifelong skinny because she was the stressiest person I've ever encountered and 'lived on her nerves, *kitten* and caffeine' (her proud boast) but she wasn't what you'd call healthy. That said, she did live to age 89...
  • Yoolypr
    Yoolypr Posts: 1,681 Member
    Stress and anxiety make me want to eat everything in sight! Unfortunately I am easily agitated 😠
  • 96254KG
    96254KG Posts: 3,259 Member
    edited January 2022
    The discussion on the 'What's for supper' thread about hamster management and calorie apportionment in maintenance got me thinking.

    Hopefully very few folks here are financially insolvent, so we all must know how to budget our money to ensure that broadly we stay within our income. We may have times when we go temporarily into the red because we've given into temptation and splurged on something that we couldn't really afford, but most of us then tighten our belts and retrench a little until we're back in the black. We realise we can't just keep spending willy-nilly, and going further and further into the red, because there will be inevitable and unpalatable consequences.

    Well, we can apply the same skills that we use to manage our finances to help us manage our weight.

    I truly do think of my calorie allowance as a 'budget'. Each Sunday evening I review the week ahead, and pinpoint the days where I think I'll need more calories. Maybe this coming Friday's a special occasion; maybe tomorrow I plan to have pizza and a couple of glasses of wine because it's what I've been fancying....etc. etc.

    When I've identified the days I may go over my calories (and roughly by how many hundreds/thousands), I then see where I can counterbalance those days with 'lower spending' days. The goal is to be in overall balance by the end of the week.

    If my plan looks like it's going awry because I want something but I don't have the budget for it, I can then do one of three things...
    • Have it anyway, and accept that I'm in the red, knowing I'll have to pay it back sometime or other, and ideally sooner rather than later
    • Go without
    • Have it, but immediately retrench elsewhere, either by 'raising extra funds' through exercise, or through running a bigger deficit the following day than I'd originally planned.
    This mindset works for me....(but then I was an accountant for half my career.....)
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 11,427 Member
    next thing you know you'll be saying we should avoid payday loans where you pay 200% back the next day and then crash!:wink:
  • Yoolypr
    Yoolypr Posts: 1,681 Member
    I blush! Honestly the only thing that works for me is to keep my head in the game every dang day. I cannot afford to get lazy about logging and measuring. I may not go forward but I’m determined not to go backward!
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 3,317 Member
    edited February 2022
    Blush (and to blush in such great company <3 yourself very much included Bella )
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 11,427 Member
    😡🤬 she calls you immature... and you say, why yes, of course❣️😹

    Right back at ya Garfield's 🐹s! 😘
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 3,317 Member
    She called me incorrigible once too! <3
  • 96254KG
    96254KG Posts: 3,259 Member
    :D:D:D