Friday, November 22, 2013
When surveyed, numerous young ladies that have reported having a need to arrive at climaxing by stimulating themselves using pillows, reported engaging in it because it's the greatest and most enjoyable method for them to achieve orgasm. Figures clearly show that the vast majority of ladies can’t reach orgasm from sexual intercourse. Just think about it, when a girl is involved in pillow humping she is thinking of getting off. An additional substantial percent of girls can not achieve orgasm even when fingered by a lover. Position or not, the on top one is the best for guys. This therefore leaves lots of girls to be the operators of their own sexual experiences. Women have utilized numerous unique techniques of masturbation through the years, bathtub sprays, clit rubbers, rabbits, their fingers, and lastly, pillows. It is now general knowledge that women masturbate. As a result of the feminist movement, they're no longer self-conscious and secretive of it, but rather boastful. There are countless reports from women who masturbate using their pillows that nothing at all stacks up to the sexual pleasure they obtain from pillow grinding. Because of the lack of formal schooling on correct masturbation tactics, girls have had to play with as many different ways as possible to find what is best suited for them.
So when do females get started playing with self pleasure? Imagine what the cow girl riding style is like to women who've never done it before. While virtually all are known to begin at a very developing age, approximately 8 years of age, there exist exceptions of females beginning in their 30s, and Forties. Much like for guys, masturbation for girls is normally found out by a fluke, but then moves on to be practiced purposely. Since virtually all first times of masturbatory stimulation for girls takes place when they are in their beds, most females become creative with masturbation techniques also, as they are in bed. When a youthful female discovers that humping her clit on a pillow delivers her feelings that she has never experienced before, she continues the procedure, not being able to, or even consciously contemplating ceasing. If you didn't know that such a thing was even possible to be done, http://girlsexlife.com/ will beg to differ for you. Besides bedrooms, camping in sleeping bags, and sleeping at motels, have also been locations females have stated to have masturbated with a pillow for the first time. After a woman discovers the sexual enjoyment derived from massaging her clit backward and forward on her pillow, the woman will continue to do so out of fascination of what will occur. And to gauge how elevated her arousal amount can arrive at. As the depth of the arousal increases in a woman, so does the trouble in her mind. She fights with whether to maintain pleasuring, or to stop at her endurable peak. During the state of intensely high pleasure, several girls select to stop and feel pleased from the procedure. Other ones proceed until they have mind shattering climaxes.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Did you hear the one about the BC McDonald's employee who was granted $50,000 in damages because she was fired for not washing her hands? I guess it's your human right not to, even when handling other people's food. Can you imagine the precedent this could set?
As usual, an interesting tidbit I picked up on Yoni's blog.
More later. I'm off to the gym.
Friday, November 1, 2013
I've just finished a short article for FFWD addressing the real cost of eating out. With all the media stories about rising food prices, the cost no one seems to talk about is the cost we are mostly oblivious to: fat and calories. (In Canada, a restaurant’s disclosure of nutritional information is voluntary.) Last month, the New York City Board of Health voted unanimously to pass a new law that requires large fast-food chains to post calorie information about standardized food items on their menus, helping consumers make healthier choices.
Most of us are aware of the calorie and fat cost of a Big Mac (540 calories, 29 g fat and 1020 mg sodium) and understand that fast food in general is an unhealthy choice. But because restaurants are not required to provide nutritional information for the items on their menus (like packaged food products must do), it’s difficult to gauge what you’re consuming at what might seem like a wholesome dining room alternative to a drive-thru.
Case in point: at Earl's, a penne Alfredo with chicken entrée weighs in at 1777 calories, with 123 grams of fat (67 of them saturated) and 2424 mg sodium. That's the caloric equivalent of more than three Big Macs, and the fat equivalent of over four. (You're actually better off having a couple of Big Macs for lunch.) Similarly, Spicy Thai Green Curry with Shrimp contains 1065 calories, 78 grams fat (38.5 g of them saturated) and 3381 mg sodium. (To gauge how much this is, 1500 mg is about as much sodium the average Canadian should consume over an entire day.) Their cheeseburger is twice that of a Quarter Pounder with cheese, at 870 calories and 59 grams of fat. A salad isn't always a better option; Earls’ popular Hot Chicken Caesar packs 1120 calories and 77 grams of fat.
At The Keg, an order of Honey BBQ Ribs, on their own without any sides, will cost you 2212 calories and 167 grams of fat. (The kids’ platter is half that - still far too much even for an adult.) Add a twice baked potato (571 calories; 29 g fat), Caesar salad (492 calories; 55 g fat) and garlic cheese toast (965 calories; 51 g fat) and you’re eating 4240 calories and 302 grams of fat.
And when you're eating out, who only gets an entrée? At Milestones, the Bocconcini Garlic Bread appetizer contains 1060 calories, 61 grams of fat and 2050 mg sodium; the Butterscotch Pot de Crème dessert weighs in at 940 calories and 74 grams of fat, and perhaps most shocking: on the children’s menu, the Noodles & Cheddar with Garlic Cream Sauce contains 910 calories and 54 grams of fat and the Chicken Tenders with Fries and Ranch Dressing has 810 calories, 48 grams of fat and 2200 mg of sodium. On the regular menu, their Shanghai Noodle Stir Fry contains 1500 calories and a staggering 4200 mg of sodium – about 3 days’ worth of sodium in one entrée.
Kudos to Earls, The Keg and Milestones for at least posting nutritional information on their websites though. I was unable to get any info from Moxie's, even after emailing the company. But now that I see what's in a typical dish, I can't say I blame them for not wanting us to know what's really in that spinach & artichoke dip.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I can't honestly believe I've been MIA since May. Almost 4 months. Seriously, how did that happen? What is perhaps more shocking is that I have found the time to post on Dinner with Julie every single night since then, and every night before then. Maybe it's more of a time-sucker than I give it credit for. Then again, it's a good example of what you can achieve when you make up your mind to. I decided from the outset that the daily postings were non-negotiable, and so I just do them without question, just like I used to go to the gym every day, rather than struggle with if and when.
Or maybe it's just easier to write about food than about how much I weigh. I haven't felt much like anyone's cheering section lately, let alone my own, and you know what they say about not having anything good to say.
It's not really that bad. I've just been tired and comfortable and complacent and lazy. (It's the closest I can come to a real vacation.) I actually have over half a dozen partially written posts in my drafts folder; unfinished thoughts and incomplete updates that never really got finished, along with three quarters of my summer to-do list. The entire season drifted by somehow; although I can't believe it's a week into September, July seems like forever ago.
I went to the gym in spurts here and there, losing a few pounds at a time, which I'm fairly certain I've since found. I mostly hung out on the elliptical trainer and went to a few classes, but have yet to find the full-on motivation it takes to sufficiently throw myself into it. (I'd better look fast before my gym membership runs out in February!)
There comes a point in every decision-making process, particularly the big, life-altering ones but I suppose just as often the small, seemingly insignificant ones, when the question arises; when is enough enough? And just as often it's a small, seemingly minor incident that tips the scales in a new direction, making it harder not to do anything than it is to do something. In fact, this attempt to take a break from worry about weight and fat and clothes and calories, a vacation from the mindset I've had since I can remember, is an illusion itself. I don't want to feel as if I'm cultivating excuses, or come across as one of those people who blames her extra pounds on work, her kids, her thyroid condition, her ancestors. The truth is, there's always something. It's called Life. In a world focused on self-improvement, where we are all expected to live our best lives and constantly make ourselves over and never ever believe there is no room for an upgrade, where we admire success stories and expose our dark underbellies under the premise that we will quickly fix them, it's difficult to relax and just live in the now, happy with what we are and what we have, cellulite and all. At the end of my life I don't want to look back over unsatisfied decades spent on a quest for self-improvement. I don't want to gauge my self-worth on how many miles I ran or ice cream cones I turned down in favour of fresh vegetables, or lose mental health points for the opposite.
At the same time, I want to feel and be healthy. I think the resistance is more to the feeling of societal obligation.
That, and I really really like cupcakes and cheese and chocolate chip cookie dough.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Good to hear the news that the government is taking immediate action to ban BPA, a man-made substance that could potentially pose health risks.
I'm not sure I understand why they aren't taking similar action against trans-fats, also a man-made substance that have been proven beyond a doubt to be harmful.
(To clear this question up: there do exist naturally occurring trans fats, typically showing up in very low levels in products like cheese. These are not harmful; it's the man-made trans fats we need to avoid: anything labeled "partially hydrogenated" - even if it says "trans fat free" on the package. In Canada, a food product can be labelled trans fat free if it contains 0.5 g or less per serving.)
As I was writing this Yoni's blog post was delivered to my inbox - as he put it, I guess the baby bottle industry lobby isn't as powerful as Big Food's!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Empty Bowl Benefit Online Auction has begun!
Last week I was one of many who had the opportunity to paint a bowl to auction off to benefit the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. All the bowls are being auctioned off at the Food Bank website, and can be viewed in all their glory at various downtown locations.
You can bid on my fabulous hand-painted fish bowl here! (It comes with delivery, a bag of CBC swag, and of course filled with bacon caramel corn!)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I worry that all these posts come across with an air of poor me, it's so hard to haul my sorry self to the gym and turn down all the fantastic food that comes my way.
My point, I think, is that roadblocks are sometimes tough to identify and may be there without the owner of the road even being aware of their existence. We fly through life so quickly, so often oblivious to our own feelings as we pour our resources elsewhere. I am practiced at the art of sweeping things away; I even have a large mental push broom that I pull out every time I start berating myself over a job not very well done or at night when I lie awake late in a panic over all the things that I haven`t gotten to yet. Just like everyone else.
I think one of the best things you can do for and with yourself, whether you`re struggling with weight or not (but especially if you are), is to spend some time exclusively in the company of your own mind. Go somewhere isolated, completely without distraction, for an entire day if you can. Bring nothing, including intentions. Plan nothing. When you get used to the idea that there is no one else to worry about, or answer, or deflect off of, turn yourself around, grab yourself by the shoulders, look yourself straight in the eye and ask what`s up. Because you won`t get this feedback from any book or magazine or at a weight loss group; all the information and intention we all take in ultimately gets filtered through whatever is going on in your own head.