My Selfish Blog

Lately I have been posting quite a few ‘then’ and ‘now’ photos on my social media accounts. It’s not because I think I look more beautiful when slimmer (as some have alluded to). It is because I have totally ‘wowed’ myself as I honestly never believed I would be as fit and as healthy as I am today.

Recently, I found an old body analytics sheet from 2017 – the year of the diagnosis and  the year I stopped eating meat and dairy. My body fat percentage was 42%! Today it is 32%. This has shocked me to the core. I have lost 10% body fat in the last 2 years. The figure still isn’t as I’d like as apparently my ideal lies somewhere in the early 20s. Also, I now run regularly! I never used to be able to walk on the treadmill for more than 5 minutes!

Seeing my body fat loss, sparked off my search for more ‘then’ and ‘now’ photos.The ‘then’ photos are from my biggest days which lie somewhere between 2009 – 2013. All the ‘now’ photos have been taken within the last month.   So, this blog is a short one really and is definitely quite a selfish one because I plan to keep coming back to this page, to constantly remind myself, how far I have come.


Oh and if this inspires you too, fantastic! 🙂 No really, I hope that you too might be inspired to make healthier lifestyle choices. Our lives depend on it.


7 thoughts on “My Selfish Blog

  1. You look absolutely amazing! You should be so proud of yourself. It’s not an easy journey but hopefully we learn from it. Learn that we only have 1 life to live and we have to live it to the fullest. To take good care of this body that we fought so hard for. You are an inspiration to me and I thank you.

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    • Thank you so much! No, it is not easy at all going through the diagnosis, surgery, recovery and the acceptance that cancer could always be lurking in the background. Therefore, I do celebrate wholeheartedly. I am pleased I can serve as someone who is able to inspire others. Thank you again.


  2. Just spent the last 40 minutes reading your entire blog and just wanted to say thank you for sharing and caring enough to open your heart and sharing your experience as well as your wellbeing journey. I found this so inspiring.


    • Thank you so much for reading it. When I was ill I gained a lot of comfort from blogs and videos shared online, so it felt right to do the same. Plus I find it very therapeutic. Wishing you all the best. .

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