…To a free screening of HBO’s The Weight of The Nation sponsored by Camas and Washougal on a Diet. I’m excited to be the presenter of the third part of the series, “Children in Crisis.”

Click here to watch the YouTube video “Chrisetta Mosley invites Camas and Washougal Residents to View “Children in Crisis”

As you know, I am a product – and now a survivor – of childhood obesity. For this and other reasons, the childhood obesity epidemic is near and dear to my heart. When I started this blog, my goal was to reach out to overweight children and their parents, well the blog took a life of it’s own. And I haven’t addressed the issue as much as I would have liked, but here’s my way to address the issue and get the community involved.

I’m telling you first hand, “You don’t grow out of obesity. You grow into it.” Most overweight children will become overweight adults. Please join in on this important conversation — it affects each and every one of us, directly or indirectly.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming FREE screenings of HBO’s “The Weight of The Nation: Children in Crisis” at LaCamas Swim & Sport — Wednesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 10 @ 7 p.m.

I’ll see you there!

Thanks to Stephanie Millman, Program Director of Camas & Washougal On a Diet for taking the time to shoot the video and the opportunity. Also, thanks to Teresa Torres of the Cascade Park Community Library for allowing us to shoot the video on site.

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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