Reader Review Survey

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 18, 2009

Hi everyone!

In an effort to keep improving Oh She Glows, I have created another quick survey! It only takes about 1 minute to fill out and I would greatly appreciate it.

Basically what I am trying to do with this survey is get some baseline opinions about some things that I have been wondering myself. Each day I update the Run page with my daily workout as well as the BBBC Challenge. I also update the OSG Tip of the day 2-3 times weekly (yes, I am aware it is not technically a tip of the DAY ;)).

What I am trying to say is that there are many things that I update daily that I am not sure if they are worthwhile or not. That is where the survey comes into place. I want to know what you love best and what you can do without, and that will help me streamline the website a bit more and focus my energies on where it should be directed.

I have a huge ‘inkling’ that my Road to health series is a favourite among readers and it just occurred to me lately that I haven’t done one of those in ages!!  As well as other hot topic issues. If you want to see more of those types of posts and less pictures of meals let me know. I want to give you want you want to read, so I really appreciate your honesty with the survey.

Once I get enough responses I will be doing a quick recap of the results because it is always interesting to see them, right??


Click Here to take survey

Untitled-51You may be shocked to know that I already have Tuesday and Wednesday’s BBBC Challenge up! I know, crazier things have happened! hahaha. See, all I needed was a long weekend to get caught up and ahead of things. ;)

food Eric and I did lots of yard work today and I worked up quite an appetite!

Here are my afternoon snacks below.

I realized the other day that I don’t often post snacks and this can be misleading for you all because I ALWAYS eat lots of snacks. I am a snack kind of girl and typically eat 2-3 per afternoon!

Here are my snacks from this afternoon:

An organic Whole Foods Pear :) Oh it twas good!


1/2 serving of TLC Crackers:


1 serving of Mary’s Organic crackers:


A green monster popsicle! :) Did anyone guess that’s what I was going to do with the popsicle makers?


The taste?

Make sure your Green Monster is SWEET before making these. I used a large ripe banana and I also added some pineapple. You want it to be more of a fruit smoothie for the popsicle to turn out like an actual fruit popsicle. I can’t wait to experiment with more flavours! :) I am going to try some all fruit ones too for special treats :)

Snack Not pictured: A small piece of the multigrain bread we bought yesterday at Whole Foods (so good!). Impulse eating! What can I say it was good!

So there you have it- 3 afternoon snacks which are pretty typical for me! :) I realize it can be deceiving for you to see only snippets of what I eat, so I hope this helps put things into perspective.

I did a quick tally the other day of a couple day’s worth of my meals and I typically get about 2,200 calories a day, sometimes more, sometimes less. Long gone are the days when I used to deprive myself!

The great thing about eating healthy foods is that you can eat A LOT of food each day. It rocks! 100 calorie snack packs- be gone!!!

I look forward to reading your responses to the survey!!! I will be doing a recap tomorrow.

Have a lovely evening!! I need to go- I have wheat berries on the stove top!


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Heather May 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Thanks for sharing your snacks Angela! You should include those more often! I like hearing about all the lighter healthy foods to try out new snacks for myself. :)

Taking the survey as we speak! ;)


Meg May 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm

I love your eats, and the green popsicle sounds awesome! I’m glad you’re enjoying your goodies from Whole Foods! I really find it so much easier to eat healthy, than to rely on ‘100-calorie packs’ (which are usually laced with partially hydrogenated oils/HFCS/chemicals…gross!)

I hope you have a lovely evening!



mi May 18, 2009 at 7:01 pm

having been out of synch with blog reading these past few days, i completely missed my opportunity to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! hopefully it’s not too late and you will accept my best wishes :D looks like you had tons of fun, and the wholefoods trip looks like a blast!! i’ve never even heard of dandelion being eaten – you are like a health encyclopedia to me :) i am now off to take your survey!


melissa May 18, 2009 at 7:07 pm

great post. I definitely think you are right about quality over calories. calories in versus calories out doesn’t give the whole picture.


Priyanka May 18, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Yaha! A green monster Popsicle!!

Is it just me, the survey link says that it is closed!?


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 18, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Hey Priyanka- It capped at 100 responses but I added a new one up :) Thanks!!!


Bree May 18, 2009 at 8:51 pm

you and your “tip of the whenever-i-feel-like-chanding-it” hahahahaha :-P


Christina May 18, 2009 at 10:51 pm

The green monster popsicle is such a great idea!!! I eat about that many calories everyday too and it works for me also – I’m never deprived and never overeat anymore!

Going to go take your survey now – have a great night!


Julie May 18, 2009 at 10:52 pm

ooooh my god i need to make the green monster popsicles! they look so goood :)


Asta May 19, 2009 at 4:19 am

Did your survey, but the time I read may not be accurate because I go by European and sometimes Australian depending where I am.


Asta May 19, 2009 at 4:20 am

Oh yeah and Happy belated birthday!


Amy May 19, 2009 at 8:46 am

Took the survey! :)


Jessica May 19, 2009 at 10:03 am

I eat about that many calories too! It seems to work really well for me : )

It has taken me a while to find that place and settle where my body actually works best – so much of what I read was contradictory to me actually eating that much each day. When I first started to “diet” I was insanely restrictive then I became a binger and a couple of years ago I finally took the leap to trust my body – and surprise -it is working. Not only have I not gained but I feel a MILLION times better & happier. My workouts rock and I feel like I am liberated : ) Life is better in general. I am enjoying food rather then feeling distracted by it. Yay!!!!

Enough about that. I absolutely LOVE your blog – I can relate to so many aspects of it!!!


Beverly May 19, 2009 at 10:22 am

Your progess with BBBC is amazing! I have thought several times about doing it, because it’s so quick to incorporate after a run, but your amazing results may be the tipping point I need to actually DO it! Thanks so much!!


Fitzalan May 19, 2009 at 10:34 am

I love reading that when you tally up your eats, you are eating around/above 2000. You are very active (working out plus overhauling a house!) and need that food for energy.

I also like that you state you used to deprive yourself.

I am slowing working to get out of the 1200-1500 calorie a day cycle. I am not quite as active as you are (workout about 1 hour a day…otherwise I am a desk dweller during the week. Weekends=active.) but I am trying to free myself from the very restrictive habits I adhered to during my late teens-mid twenties.

And how much better I feel eating healthy, wholesome foods than only allowing myself some chemical-filled 100 calorie packet.

Happiness Awaits


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