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Amazing Captured History
I love history so much, I had a weird night where I ended up finding all these photos and I am glad I did :D

1) Opening day of Disneyland.
2) Construction of the Golden gate Bridge
3) The famous MGM roaring lion Leo (on a side note later on that day the lion killed its trainer and they had to put the lion down.
4) The first photo taken of Hitlers bunker after it was captured.
5) Building of the (what was then a radio tower) the most iconic building in Paris. Did you know they tried tearing it down once upon a time because they thought it was an eye soar on the city.
6) An empty Hoover dam.
7) Building of the statue of Liberty. (America took a lot of convincing before they decided to let Lady Liberty welcome everybody welcoming to the US of A) 
8) Building of Mount Rushmore
9) The iceberg that is believed to have sunk the Titanic. 

You see, it’s my fault really. I fell in love with the way you talked about her; that bright, splashing exuberance in your eyes.
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Bad sugar and Good sugar. Get the story straight!

In the past couple weeks I have had numerous conversations with different people who feel the need to tell me about the diets or fasts they are on in an attempt to show me they are trying to make a change towards health. I have many problems with a lot of the fad diets and fasts out there as I really do not believe they are beneficial to the body, but that will be for a different topic. After they bring up what they are doing on these diets, the majority of they time fruits are being cut out or very limited and I always ask why? The typical response is along the lines of  “sugar turn to fat”…. OKKKKKAYYYYY!!! lets discuss this one now, because eyes need to be opened once again. The lies of the diet industry are thick and most directly relate with them trying to make money off your insecurities. What if I told you that being vegan over time your insecurities will go away. The food you eat will make you comfortable with who you are and get you back in health and shape WITHOUT restricting calories and carbs.

People need to start realizing that carbs and fructose are actually the bodies two preferred energy sources but its a matter of getting the right kinds. There are three types of carbohydrates in your diet. Sugar, starch and fiber and they all consist of sugar. Simple sugars, such as sucrose, fructose and lactose only have one or two molecules of sugar. Starch and fiber are complex carbohydrates because they’re made from three to hundreds of sugar molecules. During digestion, simple sugars and complex starches break down into single molecules of glucose. Since they contain more molecules of sugar, starches take longer to digest, so they enter the bloodstream slowly. Simple sugars gain quick access and cause a spike in blood sugar. All bad sugar is simple sugar, but not all simple sugar is bad. It depends on the source.

Bad sugars (the unnatural ones) increase your risk of gaining weight and of developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Did you know that one can of typical Cola has 136 calories and 33 grams of sugar or 8 teaspoons, in one can!  These empty calories quickly add up to potential weight gain. When sugar enters your bloodstream, your pancreas releases insulin, which enables sugar to move into cells. Cells sometimes become resistant to insulin. When that happens, sugar stays in your blood, and that increases your  risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Extra sugar also causes an increase in triglycerides, which contributes to cardiovascular disease. New research now warns us that sugar has come as dangerous as alcohol and tobacco, experts believe we can be truly addicted to sugar. French scientists in Bordeaux reported that in animal trials, rats chose sugar over cocaine (even when they were addicted to cocaine). We as a society are being fed so many foods that are processed and packed full of sugar its awful. When you realize that back in the 1940′s people consumed a max of 11 grams of extra added sugar a day its quite shocking that the average American consumes over 76 grams of extra added sugar a day (the bad stuff). And many consuming well over 120 grams a day, which is way to high. Added sugar percentage intakes for the body should always be under 10% of your daily calories and many consume over 25%. These numbers are extremely high and cause a lot of harm in the body. That is why you have to make sure you are getting the right sugars for the body.

Now for the good sugar, the natural sugar. To tackle the “fruit is all sugar” comment that many of us receive. The truth being fresh fruit offers so much more than the natural sugar it contains. Natural sugars which the body needs and uses for energy. Fruit also includes water, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients, carbohydrates etc which are naturally occurring plant compounds that have a wide range of benefits on the body. A wonderful variety of vital vitamins and minerals to supply the body with the right energy. Fruits are full of complex carbohydrates and the right sugars. But that’s like all plant based foods even vegetables, they’re predominantly carbohydrate. That means not just natural sugars, but healthy starches as well as needed fiber. The problem is we have been so programmed to believe that “Carbs are the enemy” we constantly hear people say these sorts of things when it comes to diet and weight loss that they avoid these healthy natural sugars. The thing people need to realize is that just like sugar not all carbs are bad. Natural sugars from natural plant based foods are not bad for the body and have actually been found to help cure numerous diseases and health complications. Lets discuss the sugar in fruit compare to that can of coke I mentioned. An average orange has only about 12 grams of natural sugar, about 3 teaspoons. A cup of strawberries has only about 7 grams, that’s less than two teaspoons, again of NATURAL sugars. You are also getting 3 grams of fiber, about a full day’s worth of vitamin C, healthy antioxidants, some folic acid and potassium and it will only be about 50-70 calories a serving.

Before dismissing fruits as being loaded with sugar, or too high in carbs, consider not only the amount of sugar or carbohydrate you are eating, but the form of the carbohydrate, too. There’s a big difference between the nutritional value of the natural carbohydrates found in fruits and other plant foods (like the sugars, starches and fibers) and the sugars found in all processed foods, drinks or candies etc. Fruit is not bad for you, it will not turn to fat in the body because of all the extra nutrients you are getting and fiber helps in the digestive phase so you are getting a lot more then sugar and it is used in the body differently then extra added sugar. It has been proven that people who eat more fruits look healthier and feel healthier. Researchers say antioxidants are the explanation. In addition to affecting skin pigment, they also improve circulation, which boosts blood flow to the skin surface, imparting a natural glow. Antioxidants also fend off compounds that damage skin from the outside in, including free radicals produced by sun exposure, pollution and cigarette smoke. In addition, emerging research indicates that consuming more produce is tied to smaller waist measurements and lower body fat percentages, even without taking in fewer calories, meaning that the quality of your calories is key.

In my personal experience on this lifestyle the more you eat (of the right foods) the better results you will get. I’m telling you its important to give your body want its needs oppose to what it wants and mother natures natural plant based foods will NOT do damage to the body. I think its common sense really. Come on its FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Do you honestly believe the things that these awful industries are telling you. Look at how many low carb, high fat or high protein diets are there. Tons! It makes zero sense to me that people think that eating unlimited meat and slathering butter and mayo on things and avoiding fruits and vegetables that they will lose weight or become healthy. It has become the classic “I will believe what I want and what comforts my lifestyle now” mentality. People don’t want to be told about their bad habits. People continuously want to believe good things about their bad habits. How people have come to believe over the years these plant based foods are bad is beyond me. Just shows how easily programmed we can be to believe anything. Now I just want to give you a trial run. For one month replace all the processed excess sugar from your diet with carbs and fructose. Have a smoothies or a large quantity of fruit for breakfast or lunch and have a large potato, rice or pasta meal with veggies and see how you feel when its done. You will gain energy and vibrancy in your life. Even try for a week and you’ll reap benefits. Start giving your body the right things. And STOP LISTENING TO THE DIET INDUSTRY, they only want your money and your yo yo dieting because they even know that the diet wont work and you will be right back on that rollercoaster ride! Make the change, It’s Time!

My Birth Story.

I’ll try and make this as brief as possible, but sorry for the long post, any the bits that are TMI and the bits I’ve got mixed up, it was all a bit of a blur! 

For the past few weeks I’ve been having, what I thought, were ‘intense’ Braxton Hicks. So you can imagine my surprise when the real things started to kick in! On Tuesday evening the pressure I had been feeling at the base of my bump was more than pressure, it was starting to be very very uncomfortable 

The contractions were pretty irregular in length and time apart, so I thought it was best not to tell Jamie or phone my mum, mainly because I didn’t want them getting over excited for nothing! I figured it would be best to try and just walk around the house for a bit, and sure thing my waters broke (you’re convinced that you’ve pissed yourself!)

I, once again, got my hopes up and assumed the contractions would come thick and fast after that, but oh how wrong! The midwife so very kindly came to the house and checked me over and said I was around about 3cm dilated, but because my contractions were so sporadic, then just to see how I went.

So from around 10pm until 4am I was able to nap a little but, but I woke up around 4 with almost a stabbing pain right in my stomach and hand on heart I’ve never felt anything like that before in my life.

Come Wednesday morning, they were coming more regularly- around every 7-8 minutes apart and it got reaaaally too much, so we decided it was time to head to the hospital.

I was trying to avoid pain relief for as long as possible, but who could refuse the lovely gas and air to take the edge off!? I felt I was dilating so, so slowly but to anyone thinking about a water birth, I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Mid morning my mum and best friend arrived and they took it in turns with Jamie to support me and help me breathe through it, and I’m convinced I wouldn’t have gotten through it without them.

Long story short, I dilated the last two centimetres in just under half an hour then had this ALMIGHTY urge to push, it was almost involuntary that I just had to do it. It might just be me, but when she crowned I genuinely thought my ‘down there’ was on fire, I never have nor never want to experience that burning, stretching sensation again my life, horrible. 

17 minutes of pushing later and my beautiful girl made her way into the world, kicking and screaming, and in that moment I felt nothing but complete love.

Jamie cut the cord and instantly burst into tears in what I can only describe as the most complete moment of my life. A safe labour and delivery, a beautiful baby girl and a doting dad who I know will be there to love, support and cherish her every minute of every day.

It’s the most painful, tiring and least dignified thing you’ll ever go through in life, but with the right support, you can get through anything.

I am officially done with having babies though, no more!

Poppy Elizabeth was born at 6:21pm, Wednesday 14th January weighing 8lb 3oz and was 21 inches long. 

It’s Christmas where I’m at, so I thought that in the spirit of giving thanks I thought I would make my first follow forever! Thank you guys for making my dash a lovely and funny thing to look at everyday :D It warms my heart how nice some of you can be! Anyways happy holidays guys and I wish you all the best *✲゚*。✧⌒°(☌ᴗ☌)°⌒*✲゚*。✧ 

(I’m sorry if I mispelled your url and yes I drew this photo a while back just for you guys hue hue hue)

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January 1st 2015 all ten season of Friends are going to be available on Netflix!

When I was in film school I got to work with Marta Kauffman. I loved those days…

You know the entire beginning credits of Friends was shot a week before the show was first aired and it was them playing in the Warner Brothers fountain outside the studio. I dont know why but when I found that out it made me love the writers that much more. The sad thing is, the show could have easily gone another 5 years or more. The Network wanted it, the writers wanted it, everybody wanted it on the cast except for Jennifer Aniston. In season 10 she was filming 4 movies at once and she wanted to focus on her movie career… which everybody understands but I was always bitter about. A TV show like friends… like Sienfeld… Like Saturday Night Live… they are what is remembered through time… not Along Came Polly and Bruce Almighty lol… She made more money but whatever… 

Did you know that the cast all started around $24,000 per episode and in season ten all ended over a million per episode everybody getting paid the same amount of money.

Did you know that they wrote chandlers character gay but changed their minds on episode one. 

Did you know that the white dog statue that is in many of the episodes was a real gift that was given to Jennifer Aniston for getting the Friends role. Jennifer later sold it to the show when it became so popular in the episodes where joey gets his own apartment.

I am going to shut up, I can talk about friends for hours :D