Thursday, July 12, 2012

Farewell Fatso! turns 2

Woooooo! Two years ago today Farewell Fatso! made it's debut. Happy BLOGday!

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 Market
  • 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 MOSLEY) 
  • 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.

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