Farewell Fatso

What's Happening in March

Sometimes, I just have to pause and say thank you. First and foremost to God for all His Gifts and Blessings. Next, I’m grateful, thankful, and appreciative for everyone who supports and encourages me. I love what I do (Speaking, cooking, blogging) and I wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of my loved ones and folks from the community. Thank you!

February was fantastic but also at times a little frantic. I spoke more times than I ever spoke in one month in February 2013 — including nine lectures at Clark College some were even back-to-back. Phew.

I’ve made quite a few new connections over the past few months, which leads to lots of new opportunities. I’m really excited about the connection I’ve made with The Fruit Valley Foundation (FVF). And, super-stoked that FVF has engaged me to do a FREE six-week program for the community of Fruit Valley — Learn how to Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box with Chrisetta Mosley. The program will offer fresh, healthy OUTSIDE of the Box ideas and recipes to anyone who lives, works, or plays in the Fruit Valley neighborhood. The program begins on Tuesday, March 19th, 4-5:30 p.m. See flyer for all the details.

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Another new venue — Lacamas Sport & Swim has asked me to do a Healthy Food Presentation for their SilverSneakers group. I’ll be there Friday, March 15th, 12 – 1 p.m.
*For Lacamas Sport & Swim members ONLY

On March 19th and 21st I’ll be back on campus at Clark College hosting a cooking demo for their Health 100: Food and Your Health finals.

To see a list of all my events for the month of March, click here.

That’s it and that’s all. I hope to see you here, there, and everywhere. Let the March Madness begin!

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!