Woooooo! Two years ago today Farewell Fatso! made it’s debut.

Oh, the places we’ve gone…The things we’ve done since our last birthday:

  • 227 blogs
  • Just shy of 400 followers on FaceBook
  • Almost 30,000 hits to the blog
  • Featured weekly in The Columbian/Live Well for 26 weeks
  • Two articles and eight calendar mentions in The
    Columbian/Live Well
  • Two articles in The Portland Observer
  • Appeared live on AM Northwest – KATU Ch.2
  • Hosted 16 cooking classes at Chuck’s Produce & Street
  • Authored two cookbooks in less than one year: Bringing
    Cooking Back
    and Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box — on
    the shelves August 27, 2012
  • Bringing Cooking Back gets a Dewey Decimal number (641.563
  • Bringing Cooking Back on the shelves at Fort Vancouver Regional Library
  • Bringing Cooking Back on shelves at Clark College bookstore
  • Bringing Cooking Back book signing at Clark College
  • Bringing Cooking Back on the shelves at Clark College Library
  • Bringing Cooking Back on shelves at New Seasons Market
    (Fisher’s Landing, Concordia, Arbor Lodge)
  • Bringing Cooking Back book signing and sampling at New
    Seasons Market – Fisher’s Landing in February and June
  • New Seasons Market features Farewell Fatso’s Simply
    Unforgettable Tomato Soup in their deli and Grab & Go section
  • Spoke on obesity at Cascade Park Community Library and
    Vancouver Community Library
  • Coordinated/facilitated viewing of film, FRESH at Cascade
    Park Community Library
  • Offered motivational tips at TOPS Weight Loss Meeting
  • Motivational speech at Fisher’s Landing Assisted Living
  • Motivational speech at Courtyard Village Retirement Community
    — x 2
  • Weight Loss & Healthy Lifestyle class at Cascade Athletic Club

Thank you all for reading, attending my events, buying my cookbook, and for the ongoing support, encouragement, and love. We’ve got so many more places to go, so stay with me.


Chrisetta Mosley

Chrisetta Mosley

I am a product – and now a survivor – of childhood obesity. As a child, my family always told me that my extra weight was merely baby fat and I’d eventually grow out of it. I never did. Instead, my childhood is filled with memories of not being able to ride a bike, flattening its training wheels from being over the recommended weight, and avoiding P.E. classes by any means necessary. For years, I wore my fatness like a wounded soldier wears a Purple Heart - with pride. I owned the look. I dressed it up. I worked the room. There wasn't a skinny girl who intimidated me. I made sure my hair was laid just right. Nails polished. Outfits coordinated to the tee. Accessories to compliment every outfit. But everyone has a breaking point, and mine came in the spring of 2004 when I tipped the scale at nearly 400 pounds 388 to be exact. I was MISERABLE trapped inside of that body. I no longer wore my Purple Heart with pride. Rather, I was ashamed and frightened. Ashamed that I had allowed food to become my everything – frightened I would die because of it. Drastic times called for drastic measures... Today, I’m bound and determined to live a better, healthier, active lifestyle. I realize I’m no longer a passenger in my life, I’m the driver. I’m overcoming my inhibitions and I’m slowly but surely saying farewell to my old childhood nemesis, obesity. For once and for all, Farewell Fatso!

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