What’s Happening in August

I’ve always been a fan of the public library system — promoting books, reading, literacy, and community activities.  It’s a great honor to be invited to speak at not one but two local libraries this month. What a way to end the summer!

Up first…I’ll be back at the Cascade Park Community Library hangin’ out with the Teens showing them how simple it is to whip up simple, healthy snacks. 

Tuesday, August 6:
Teens Arts & Crafts (Ages 12-19)
Mouthwatering Munchies: Cookbook author Chrisetta Mosley will teach you how to make tasty, healthy munchies. You’ll get to sample home-made guacamole and salsa, hummus with veggies, and super-fruity granola-berry parfaits. Yum!
Time: 5 – 6 p.m.
Cascade Park Community Library
Address: 600 NE 136th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98683360.256.7782

For the first time…I’ll be sharing my story and signing books at the Camas Public Library. 

Wednesday, August 14:
“Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box”In her book Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box, local author Chrisetta Mosley tells how she lost 170 pounds by stepping outside of the prepared food box. In addition to sharing her inspiring story, Chrisetta will provide handy shopping tips and share simple, delicious, healthy recipes. Come learn how to reconnect with your food and take control of your health using whole, natural foods. Books will be available for purchase.
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Camas Public Library
Address: 625 NE 4th Ave.
Camas, WA 98607360.834.4692

Other events:

Sunday, August 11:shop.prep.cook Session — PRIVATE

Sunday, August 25:shop.prep.cook Session — PRIVATE

Wednesday, August 28:
5 or 50″ Women’s Sustainable Weight Loss & Healthy 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.
Open to everyone
No RSVP required
Time: 6- 7:30 p.m.
Cascade Park Community Library
Address: 600 NE 136th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98683360.256.7782

That’s it and that’s all. I hope to see you in the mix.

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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