About Me

June 19th, 2009

I was reading more about this blogging thing, since I’ve never done it before, and it strongly suggested I do an “about” page for those of you who are stopping by and starting to ask questions like, “Who the hell is she?” We certainly don’t want that sort of confusion going on, so here are the facts about Little Red Tiger, aka Pita, aka Teresa.

Hi, my name is Teresa, but I go by Pita as well, thanks to my Joe who gave me this cute nickname (means: Pain in the A**) back in the dark ages (4 years ago) when we were just an online couple. He also called me his little red tiger because of my fiery and passionate personality. Oh, and for my flaming red hair.

I titled my Blog “Little Red Tiger” because I’m very passionate about losing my weight once and for all, and I won’t let anything (especially myself) get in the way!

I’m 43 years old, 5’7”, and as of 6/16/09 weighed 260 lbs. I’ve already written in my posts just a few of the reasons why I want to lose weight. The reasons are more numerous than all the calories that went into making me this god-awful weight. There is absolutely no reason to remain fat. Not one reason!

So, along with my Blog, where I plan to devote a portion of my time to soul-searching why I do what I do, I also plan to use it to track my journey from obesity to good health. A smokin’ hot body is in the plan as well. Just saying!

I’m becoming an active member of the Three Fat Chicks forum, which has the kindest and most supportive people I’ve ever come across on the Internet. I’ve been so inspired by those who have lost their weight, maintained that loss, and now strive so hard to encourage those of us who still struggle. They convince me that it really is possible to achieve our goals and make our dreams come true.

I have joined a weight loss support group called TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) which meets every Tuesday evening. It is there where I will be accountable to the scale. It looks to be a fun and very active group where I hope to gain even more support and encouragement.

I’m a very fortunate woman because I really do have the best support right here at home with my sweet Joe, who has never been anything but full of encouragement and willingness to give me whatever I need to lose this weight. We have both (mostly me) allowed circumstances of the last three years to keep me from reaching my goal. Stress and injuries have played a huge part in my losing the resolve it takes to lose weight, and it sometime seemed so much easier (and deserving even) to go out and eat, stop exercising, and push off losing weight till tomorrow. We all know that tomorrow never comes until we force it to. Right?

I’m in the throes of my tomorrow and I will not stop moving forward. I will not allow stress, work, family, pain, or whatever life might throw at me keep me from my goal. I deserve it and I’m worth it! I need so badly to get out of this fat body, which is the one last thing from my past that is keeping me from really being free. Three years ago, my life changed dramatically when I moved in with Joe. There is so much to say about Joe and how he has changed my life, I will need to devote a whole page just for him. *smiles*

Joe and I live in north Georgia with my 17-year-old daughter, Alisha, who really requires a whole page to adequately describe.

I’m about to embark on a new career as a Starbucks barista. I’m very excited about having the opportunity to see where this job will take me. Hopefully, to a store of my own where I can know the joys of retail management and have all the free coffee I can drink.

My free time is spent watching my ABC soaps, while I iron or cook, and taped episodes of design shows on HGTV. Joe and I have a passion for planning and designing our future dream home and some people think of us as a bit crazy for how obsessive we can get about it.

I am passionate about food and love to cook. Joe has given me the opportunity (because he loves my cooking) to be able to experiment with recipes that are flavorful and healthful. I spend a good deal of time searching out new recipes for my very own cookbook that I’m creating.

Let’s see what else can I tell you? I’m a Christian and find immense comfort in my faith. My eyes are dark brown, my favorite color is pink, and I love anything that sparkles. I have a green thumb with my plants and can’t wait to have a house where I can have a real garden. I drive the cutest blue Honda Fit, which I practically stole from Joe or did he give it to me? Hmm? I’m co-authoring a book that my Joe is writing. It’s a romance about us and it’s brilliant!

That’s about it. The rest of me you will soon find on the posts and upcoming pages of my Blog, “Little Red Tiger”

Thank you for reading.




2 Responses to “About Me”

  1. pooh63 Says:

    Hey Pita. I’m also new to blogging, and still have a lot to learn. I’m NOT new to weight loss, unfortunately. Been fat all my life, and tried pretty much every weight loss plan. Most work if you actually stick to them, but we know that is the hard part. I’m Southern, 45, also a Christian, and when I started Weight Watchers at the end of February discovered that I was at my all time highest weight of 296.4. How did I let that happen? I have a lot of emotional issues with food. I too, love food, love to cook, love cook books. But that is not why I am fat. It’s because food is my cigarette, my beer, my valium-whatever- it’s my way of dealing with stress and negative emotions. Or rather, of NOT dealing with them. Food is what I turn to to make me feel better. And it does-temporarily. Then, like you, I hate myself for what I’ve done to my body.

    I am finding that this site is full of kind and helpful people who know where I am coming from. Blogging is helping me to get to know myself better and hopefully will help me get more control of my binging behaviour. Good luck on your journey and I hope we get to know each other well on our way to being who we truly are inside.

    Pooh (AKA Rhonda) : )

  2. pita09 Says:

    Thanks for your comments Rhonda, and it’s so nice to meet you. We sound like we have a lot in common and I really look forward to getting to know you better. I’ve come to really believe that the more positive support we can surround ourselves with the greater our chance at success.

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