Welcome to my blog, This is me ;)

then and nowSo I figured I would take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Tonya and I am 33 years old. I have been on a weight loss/ healthy lifestyle journey for just about forever now. Just kidding. I joined a gym in 2001 and started trying to get healthy. I later joined Weight Watchers to continue my journey in 2004. I still am not exactly where I want to be and still struggle with staying on course on a regular basis. I started this blog to keep me accountable and maybe even inspire somebody.

Some things you should probably know about me: I try and be completely transparent.

I am not perfect.

I type like I talk… kind of sporadic and probably not the best English.   So I apologize in advance.

And I probably share to much. But for now that is my intro. oh…and if numbers are your thing I am currently down 75ish lbs. from when I started this journey. The reason I named this blog *butterflyification* will be explained later. But, for now… nice to meet ya!

Goals for 2014

Was looking through some notes I have written on Facebook and I found this gem from Feb 9th of this year. I think it’s real important to look back once in awhile and remember why you are doing the things you do. So… as my first post on my blog I will repost my Goals for this year. I haven’t been real diligent about some of it…but just as a caterpillar in the transformation process… it is a PROCESS. I hope we can take this journey of life together and become the people we are meant to be.

FEB 9th 2014

This is going to be the year people! I have made that declaration. The year that I transform myself completely. My plan is to be a totally different person (inside and out) by the end of 2014. I don’t completely know what that looks like yet, but I know that God has plans for me…and I am excited. Specifically I know that it is my goal to hit my ultimate weight loss goal which will result in my butterfly tattoo but I also know that it goes deeper than weight loss. I am working on being the person I know that I want to be. Someone who is kind, and generous and fun to be around (trust me, I am not always fun to be around). I want to be someone who is responsible and organized and nice. I want to spread joy and bring happiness to others. I want to be kinder to people (even kinder to me… and that is a struggle). I don’t know what this all looks like yet, or how to get there…but trust me, things are going to change. This is just a public service announcement that the butterfly-ification is in progress. these things being said… it will take time, I will screw up (I am a human) I will need grace and love to get through… but I got this. and where I am weak… God can be strong. I look forward to all that 2014 has in store for me. and I can’t wait to keep you all posted…

To be continued 😉


Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my new blog! This is just an introductory post so I’ll keep it short and sweet.

I decided to start a blog because I wanted a place to share my story and journey in life. Mainly as it relates to attempting to live a healthy lifestyle.

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