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Living life on the wild side.
I like things. Like people, linguistics, the concept of pretty, yoga, sport, veganism, sustainability, lots and lots of music, and life.
I might seem sweet but fuck you.

I really don’t know how today will go,
What with the whole haven’t enrolled in subjects need to make my timetable and unpack my room and planned a couple of coffee dates but only had 4 hours sleep over the last two nights + jetlag might hit soon hellllp.

greenpeaceaustp:

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greenpeaceaustp:

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I just had to pay $30 on two separate occasions for the pleasure of wasting away in two Indonesian airports.

Funny, I thought I paid for that when I bought my fucking flight.

Thanks Indonesia, it’s been great.

your-daisyfreshgirl:

stunningpicture:

Chinese doctors bowing down to a 11 year old boy diagnosed with brain cancer who managed to save several lives by donating his organs to the hospital he was being treated in shortly before his death.

Incredible

your-daisyfreshgirl:

stunningpicture:

Chinese doctors bowing down to a 11 year old boy diagnosed with brain cancer who managed to save several lives by donating his organs to the hospital he was being treated in shortly before his death.

Incredible

"Stop acting so fucking wounded. The only person that can pick you up, push back your shoulders, wipe the tears, mend the broken bones, and get you out of your slump is you. Now go and live,
there is so much to be happy about."
— "Things I tell myself when I feel as though the world is too big for me" (via moaka)

Yeah okay, touché.

I think I’m lonely. Not in that I’m far from home. I’m lonely in that I don’t want to go back. Not to face the mess I left behind, because fixing it up just doesn’t feel worth it.
Can I stay until everyone just forgets me?

Step 7: You Have Arrived at your Destination.


Today was the third of July. For me, that meant Tonya Day. It’s one year, eight months and two days since I last saw her, you could say I was pretty excited.

I began the day with the classic run around Vondelpark, 4km from the bridge near the hostel, around the park and back, with a nice little walk at either end and a stop at a grassy patch for some body weight exercises (we’re talking push-ups, sit ups and all that jazz).
In my excitement I put on my dress backwards, and didn’t realise for about two hours. Conveniently, it wasn’t very obvious to the uninitiated.

Tonya and Lara were to arrive at 1-1.30pm, at which time they would put their stuff in the hostel and head out to find a restaurant. Pre-emptying this I grabbed a small bit to eat, explored some areas of the city not yet touched, then sat with a coffee at 1.15 perusing the interwebs waiting for Lara to send me a message. I got the message at 1.20, saying they would be at least another hour. So I got myself a coconut gelato (dairy & egg free, of course), and wandered a bit more. Over the course of the morning and early afternoon I discovered many gorgeous little bookshops and boutique stores, a different and very welcomed side to the city I’ve come to both love and hate.

At 2.30 I went back to a wifi area and waited, scrolling Facebook and new websites to pass the time. At 3pm I set off at a fast walk to the vicinity of their hostel with a screenshot of the street junction of Lara’s location. After getting a little lost, I finally rounded a corner to see the (still) familiar dreadlocks. I climbed through the chairs and put my hands over the eyes of a very confused Tonya. She couldn’t pick who it was, but could eventually pick the accent. After I revealed myself many exclamations were made, to the point where neighbouring tables began to stare.

After the suprise we walked around the city for a while, stopping at some stores to look at clothes and stopping for a drink. A delicious stir fry dinner followed, greatly appreciated after so much bread and so much walking. Nothing but vegetables and nuts and spices for me, thank you sir!

Right near the ledge Tonya and I had chosen to sit while eating our dinner was the spot chosen by a busker, this one specialising in balloon animals and posing like a man frozen mid-run. His antics would have entertained us for about an hour, before we toured the red light district where we received many a glare and quickly evacuated due to awkwardness and our apparently having offended the prostitutes.

The night finished sitting beside the canal sleepily chatting, before they walked me back to my hostel at 11.30-12. I managed to unblock Tonya on Facebook and setting an alarm before very quickly falling asleep ready for the next day.

iloveoatmealandpeanutbutter:

I have been thinking about getting this tattoo for a while now.

iloveoatmealandpeanutbutter:

I have been thinking about getting this tattoo for a while now.

"HIGH-PROTEIN/LOW CARBOHYDRATE DIET FADS
A diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates must be a diet high in animal products. We have already discussed the problems of this type of diet. primarily, it contains excessive amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. Surprisingly, this diet can also cause a loss of lean body tissue. In a balanced diet, adequate in carbohydrates and calories (protein and fats), protein is left to serve its main task of growth and repair. In a high-protein diet there is not enough carbohydrates available for energy, so protein must be diverted from its main function to be converted to glucose to allow the brain and nervous system to function normally.. The brain always gets priority over the muscles for the available carbohydrate (glucose), since the muscles can function on fat at low levels of energy expenditure. If an individual on such a diet attempted to exercise as well (a very fatiguing feat!), the tissue loss would be even more pronounced since the requirement for glucose increases as energy demands increase.
Much of the early weight loss that occurs during a high-protein diet is actually water loss.. Because the large amount of protein in the diet is produces urea, large amounts of water must be taken from the body cells to dilute and eliminate the urea.
So far i have demonstrated that the part of the weight loss from high-protein diets comes from two sources we don’t want to lose-LEAN TISSUE AND WATER! What about fat? On this type of diet fat is being used as the main energy source. Since fat is such a poor fuel, the dieter will feel weak, lightheaded, and fatigued. The incomplete burning of fat produces ketones, which build up in the blood and cause ketosis. KETOSISIS NOT A HEALTHY STATE, AND IF THE BLOODS PH BECOMES TOO ACID, SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS CAN OCCUR. These dieters can expect to be in no physical or mental frame of mind to do more than lie around and wonder where all their energy went.
An interesting point is that eating a diet high in protein may actually increase our craving for sweets. Drs. Judith and Richard Wurtman, cell biologists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have suggested that carbohydrates release the hormone serotonin in the brain, which suppresses our desire for simple carbohydrates (sweets etc..), while eating too much protein and fat actually increases our desire for simple carbohydrates. This may explain why people on high protein diets crave sweets and tend to go on binges, while people who eat a diet high in complex carbohydrates seem to be less affected by this tendency"

"The Winning Edge" -Frank G. Addleman

(via mitochondrionpowerhousefitness)