Leave a comment

Bowick also authored “Collard Green Curves – A Fat Girl’s Journey from Childhood Obesity to Healthy Living.” She has a weekly radio nursing talk show, Health Beats on WDKX-FM, is president of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc., a professional nursing organization, and has won a number of awards, including a community leadership award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

Proceeds from Bowick’s book, which is available at Authorhouse.com and Amazon.com, are used to fund the Conkey Cruisers.

In an interview with Family Circle magazine, Bowick said she was inspired to start losing weight by her teenage daughter, who also had a weight problem.

“At my daughter Jacynta’s sweet 16 party, it struck me that she wasn’t enjoying her teen years like she really should be because of her weight,” Bowick said. “Plus, I realized that as her mother, I’d never been a healthy role model. So, I decided I’d try to inspire her by getting into better shape myself.”

Bowick said getting physically fit also encouraged her to get fit in other ways.

“Being in control of my weight also showed me that I can take action in other areas of my life,” Bowick said in the interview. “I’d never forgiven myself for getting pregnant and dropping out of college before earning my degree. So when I’d proven I could lose the pounds and keep them off, I thought, ‘Now’s the time. I’m going to get that bachelor’s degree.’ Not only did I earn my BS in nursing, but I also received the highest honors at my school for a graduating senior.”

Click here for answers to your “Get Well Wednesday” questions.

« Previous page 1 2

5 thoughts on “Going From Fat to Phat! ‘Collard Green Curves’ Author Dishes on Diet and Exercise

  1. Great news and thanks to the support of Tom Joyner’s great listeners and many more, my book was written into a stageplay. Collard Green Curves-The Nurse Bowick Story will premier in the
    2017 Rochester Fringe Festival September 14-16. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 12:00pm at http://www.rochesterfringe.com. Thanks, “Get Well Wednesday”!

  2. Theresa C on said:

    This was an excellent read, from an amazing woman. Theresa encouraged me to follow my dream and go to nursing school and I have been an RN for over eight years. She is such a beacon of light in a city much in need of her shine. Congratulations and I’m so proud of my old neighbor for sharing her experiences and being an example of success. God bless you and I pray for your continued growth and success. Love ya Theresa!

  3. Having read this I thought it was extremely enlightening.
    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this
    information together. I once again find myself personally
    spending a significant amount of time both reading and
    commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s