Shirley (l) Top of weight 186 pounds, June2009

My attack on fat: I peddle at my desk all day long! Losing 1 pound per week!

Shirley Bovshow, garden designer, garden coach and active "fat fighter!"


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I'm a professional landscape designer and nationally known garden television host and blogger. I wrestle with my weight on a daily basis. When I get a call for a television appearance, I always worry that my weight is on the "up" side. To make matters worse, I sit at my desk, blogging, designing and conducting business 8 to 10 hrs per day.
It's easy to pack on the pounds when you are sedentary.
I came up with an exciting fitness routine that works for me! I traded my desk chair for a recumbent bike! Now I peddle all day long and have been losing 1 pound per week. It's a habit now! I love the double duty of working and exercising at the same time to combat my "Double booty!"

Member Since: 9/19/2009

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My Goals:
My goal is to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight for the rest of my life without rebounding!

My Program:
I traded in my desk chair for a recumbent bike and now I peddle all day long at work! I've lost 1 pound per week and it feels great. It's a habit now.

I also follow sound eating principals that emphasize fiber content, fresh fruits and vegetables (that I grow myself) and lean meats and fish. I have a sweet tooth and will indulge in the occasional treat, but reserve this for special occasions.

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I'm a garden television host, professional garden designer and blogger. I design edible gardens for my clients and also coach people on how to create their own Edens.
I live with my family in Los Angeles.

I review garden products at

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I have a great joy for life, people, nature and all things positive and uplifting.

My goal in life is to bring a little sunshine to other people's lives and encourage them to go outside, cultivate a garden or just enjoy the free scenery that nature provides!

Oh, yea, I love food! I wouldn't be in this pickle if I didn't!

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    Good Luck on Your Weight Loss Journey!! emoticon

    -MaryAnn emoticon
    2593 days ago
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    Well I see you are a busy person and you're looking for what everyone wants. The number one wealth is health! You have a good physical plan to reach your goals and that is routine now. The peice of the puzzle that needs routine to is a nutritional routine. When I found that, it transformed my life! Now I never worry about my weight! I won a national contest and when I make appearances I need to look and feel my best!

    Mark Macey
    2593 days ago