My name is Charlotte, im from New Zealand and I’m 16 years old.  

My weight loss has taken around about a year so far. I still have a way to go fitness wise but I am really starting to see a difference in my appearance. 


Height in all photos 162 CM

HW: 68 KGS

CW: 58 

GW: 56/ what ever weight i feel fit, healthy and strong at. 

The difference between the top two photos is seven kgs and around seven months difference. (66-59 kgs)

Middle photos around nine months, alot of squats and eight kgs difference.  (66-58 Kgs) 

Last photos are taken around ten months apart and have a total difference of nine kgs. (67-58 Kgs) 

My health and fitness blog can be found here http://we-can-and-we-will.tumblr.com

This was done through alot of trial and era. I have completely changed my eating habits. I have been vegetarian for the past seven years now but have only just (in the past year) learnt about what my body actually needs protein wise. I have spent many hours at the gym and stirring pots of quinoa. I am so happy with the progress I have made so far and feel so much better because of it. I still want to gain more muscle and keep increasing my overall fitness.

I could not have done this with out the fitblr community on tumblr or without the help of my best friend Cass who i share my fitblr with.  

If you have any questions about my weight loss my ask is always open! 

Thanks so much for reading! :) 


I love this chart, it’s a GREAT go-to when you’re planning out your weekly grocery list :)

Strong, Fit and FABULOUS!


Xox Brittany

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Healthy Oatmeal with Nuts & Berries makes 2 servings INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cups boiling water 2/3 cup rolled oats 1 cinnamon stick almond milk blackberries walnuts shaved coconut shelled hemp seeds cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread oatmeal onto ungreased baking sheet {I fitted mine with a piece of parchment paper}. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until there’s a nutty aroma. Allow to cool. Stir the oats into the boiling salted water and add a cinnamon stick. For creamier oatmeal, cook for about 7 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes.

Serve with above toppings. I love adding almond milk and my favorite berry + nut combo right now is blackberry and walnut. Shaved coconut is a yummy addition, and I always have shelled hemp seeds on hand for an extra healthy kick!

{Image and recipe from mlovesmblog.com}

Neurodivergent Holiday Health

An Ongoing List of Ways to Make Holiday Seasons Easier

Since the demands of the holidays can be particularly challenging for neurodivergent people, this post is a list of tips and tricks suggested by other neurodivergent people to help you get through holiday seasons as easily as possible. It will be an ongoing list, so if you have anything to add, feel free to get in touch. We hope it helps. :)

  • Plan ahead as much as possible. Holidays are rough on routines, so give yourself as much time as you can to prepare for changes to your regular schedule. Try to keep up a few parts of your routine to make the other changes a little easier - this might include small routines for waking up, going to sleep, or having meals. If possible, collaborate with the people you’ll be spending time with to create a holiday schedule that’s most comfortable to you and gives you time to recharge in between things.
  • Keep a supply of favorite films and/or books close to hand. They can help you relax before and after something that’s taxing, and can help you focus away from anxieties and distractions.
  • Take a break to color a mandala
  • Reward yourself. If you know you’ll be spending an afternoon surrounded by people, make a plan that includes time in the evening for something you enjoy - a favorite hobby or book, some tv, a game you love, time on the internet. 
  • Keep some good music close to hand. Create playlists to help you through particular situations - something upbeat to keep you going through the afternoon, something calming for the evening, something instrumental and quiet for when you’re feeling overwhelmed. If you’re traveling, bring some favorite playlists, podcasts or audiobooks. Musical suggestions include Keaton Henson, The Cinematic Orchestra, 8tracks.com 
  • Have a pair of earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones, especially for travel or sleeping in an unfamiliar place. 
  • Wear comfortable clothing. If you have to go somewhere that requires wearing something uncomfortable, bring a comfortable change of clothes with you.
  • Be aware of your own limits. If you can feel yourself becoming overwhelmed, especially in social situations / family gatherings, excuse yourself to somewhere quiet to regroup. If people won’t understand a simple “I’ll be back in a few minutes,” you might say you have a headache, or have to use the restroom.
  • Keep some good sensory items close to hand. Suggestions include: an electric blanket or heating pad if you enjoy heat; weighted blankets or horsehair blankets; cool-weather clothing with a soft lining; clothing with a perfume/scent you like; pocket-sized items like a favorite stim/fidget toy, hard candies or gum.  
  • Have an “exit strategy” planned for social functions and/or family events - a reason to leave early if necessary, and a way to do so.
  • Take advantage of all the fairy lights and candles around this time of the year to get a break from harsher lighting. If you’ve had a long day, try a shower/bath with minimal lighting. 

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far! May your holidays be happy and filled with as little stress as possible. :)

Global ‘war on drugs’ protesters highlight human rights abuses

Citizens took to the streets in a global campaign launched Thursday in more than 80 cities to protest current drug policies and call for an end to what they said is the senseless criminalization of drug users.

The  “Support. Don’t Punish” project — including demonstrations, ad blitzes, and social media campaigns — aims to change laws and policies, raise awareness for greater funding for health services, promote the human rights of drug users and gain public support for drug reform.

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homemade whipped coconut oil body butter

i’ve been really interested in moving all of my bath and cosmetic products to natural and organic.  i’ve slowly been replacing things as i can.  the bummer is, organic is expensive.  it’s a price i’m willing to pay as i can but anywhere i can save money is good.  i found this recipe for homemade whipped coconut oil body butter that i’m pretty excited to try.  on a side note, i’m excited to look through this website!  i;ve skimmed a few articles and it’s really helpful and interesting stuff.  it’s over at The Nourished Life.  i’m pretty sure this is the point where my dad calls me a hippie. ;)

The beginning

Tomorrow I start a new life. A new way of behaving and a new leaf. I’ve joined Dr. Oz’s contest to change your health. The incentive is nice (1,000,000 dollars) but this is something I’ve wanted to do for awhile. I’ve been slowly creeping out of shape until I hardly recognize myself anymore. But this time, I’m determined. It’s not about losing weight, it’s about making sure I’m healthy for my future. As someone with high cholesterol and heart disease in her family it’s important that I take this action while I’m young. I’ll get my official starting weight tomorrow.

So here it goes. The beginning. Tomorrow I start my life of living healthy all over again. And this time I’m determined.