Farewell Fatso

What's Happening in February

Another month full of community outreach– speaking, cooking, presenting, and more cooking. I declare February 2013 as FANTASTIC fun. Here’s what I’ll be up to and where — join me*! All events are FREE.

Highlights:

Throughout the month — *For current Clark College health students. Excited to return to Clark as a guest lecturer! The goal is to bridge the gap between what the students are learning in class and to give them some practical, “hands-on’ experience. I’ll visit Health 104: Weight and Your Health, Monday, February 5th. And am looking so forward to lecturing in Veronica Brock’s Health 100: Food and Your Health classes (She taught me a lot what I know about food right in the very class I’ll lecture in!) two back-to-back lectures — Wednesday, February 14th. I’ll also lecture for Health 100: Food and Your Health these dates: Tuesday, February 13th, Tuesday, February 19th, and Thursday, February 21st. Whew! Clark College!


I’m expanding my outreach to get more kids and teens (they’re our future!) involved in preparing and eating real food — Outside of the Box.

Tuesday, February 5th
5 – 6 p.m.

Teen Arts & Crafts night
Quick & Yummy Snacks: Teens 12 and over. Make delicious healthy snacks like smoothies, energy bars and homemade microwave popcorn, with cookbook author Chrisetta Mosley. Click here to read LiveWell’s calendar blurb.
Community Park Library
600 NE 136th Avenue
Vancouver

Wednesday, February 6th
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Outside of the Box Young ‘Uns
Kids age nine and older can learn OUTSIDE of the Box simple favorites using whole food ingredients: Granola Parfaits (granola made from scratch) and Brown Bag Popcorn with healthy add-ins. Call store to sign your child up! 360.597.2700
Chuck’s Produce & Street Market
13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver

Here’s a full list of my upcoming events:

Monday, February 4th

Clark College Health 104: “Weight and Your Health” guest lecturer


Tuesday, February 5th
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Outside of the Box: Teens
This one’s for the teens — twelve and older. I’ll show them how to create simple items they can whip up to-go. Blueberry Banana Kale Smoothies and Whole Food Energy Bars.

Cascade Park Community Library
600 NE 136th Ave.
Vancouver
360.256.7782


Wednesday, February 6th
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Outside of the Box for Young ‘Uns

Kids age nine and older can learn OUTSIDE of the Box simple favorites using whole food ingredients: Granola Parfaits (granola made from scratch) and Brown Bag Popcorn with healthy add-ins.

Classes are F-R-E-E
Class size is limited to about 15
Please call store to sign up for class and reserve your seat

Chuck’s Produce & Street Market
13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver
360.597.2700


Sunday, February 10th
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Outside of the Box: Chili
Join me as I show you how to create hearty, warm chili using two types of beans and extra-lean ground beef. Served with Cilantro Lime Rice.

Classes are F-R-E-E
Class size is limited to about 20
Please call store to sign up for class and reserve your seat

Chuck’s Produce & Street Market
13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver
360.597.2700


Tuesday, February 13th
Wednesday, February 14th
Tuesday, February 19th
Thursday, February 21st

Clark College Health 100: “Food and Your Health” guest lecturer


Wednesday, February 20th

PSU Eat to Live Panel


Wednesday, February 27th
6-7:30 p.m.

“5 or 50” Women’s Sustainable Weight Loss & Lifestyle Group

No matter if you have “5 or 50” pounds to lose. It’s time to start seeing yourself as beautiful, strong, capable and look beyond physical attributes. I’ll facilitate the meeting and share my tips for staying motivated. This will be a safe, inspiring environment to share and grow.

Motivation and tips for healthy, sustainable weight loss
Recipe sharing
Self-love and affirmation

Cascade Park Community Library
600 NE 136th Ave.
Vancouver
360.256.7782

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!