Books, Bars, Berries, Butts, and Body Talk

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 26, 2009


This morning I had my green monster with my two favourite books. Our wedding album and Sketchie album. :) Both are albums that we made on If you haven’t checked out before you MUST do so! You can design your own high quality photo albums for very little cost. Our Sketchie album was only $20!!!


In the green monster:

  • 1 scoop Hemp + E3Live + Maca protein powder
  • 1 cup almond breeze
  • 3 organic kale leaves
  • 5 organic dandelion sprigs
  • 1 fruit kabob :D

After mixing, I realized that the fruit kabob made it a bit tart tasting and I added 1/2 frozen banana and 1 T almond butter. Then, it was pure heaven!! I find sometimes other fruits can taste a bit sour in GM’s. Anyone else?

Mid-morning snack:


Spelt cereal + soymilk + dried cranberries! Just lovely!

I also had half of one of my cooked granola bars:


It helped power me through my paper work this morning. I have lots of Glo Bakery things I am working on at the moment as well as preparing for another meeting on Thursday.


I hate a messy desk :( Must tidy later…

Lunch was another one of my awesome salad combos! The stars of the show were Pace salsa and Irresistibles Mandarin & Poppy Seed dressing (one of my favs!). You can get this dressing at any Metro/Dominion/A+P grocery store. We don’t go there often so hubby made a special trip to get this dressing for me. It is the same dressing I used on the spinach salad Sunday night for our family dinner. It is awesome with mandarins, walnuts, and cranberries!


Quite possibly the perfect salad combo today!!



  • 4 cup organic baby spinach
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 2 T ground flax
  • 1 cup wheat berries (I am LOVING the wheat berries! You must try these!! Cook a batch up and it will last all week for quick meals)
  • Pace salsa

I had it with a white hamburger bun slathered in Becel olive oil margarine. I don’t eat white bread much but when I am craving it, I must have it! It is so so good with the Becel. I also had a pear on the side.

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I got a fun delivery too!

The wonderful Chelsey from Raincoast Books sent me these books for review! Awesome!


I cracked them open and can’t wait to read them. (Click to enlarge)

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I had to do a ‘Five Good Minutes in Your Body’ exercise right away! I really liked this one on ‘body talk’:


I am not one for meditation, but I found that this exercise didn’t really feel like it. I don’t know about you, but my mind is always going a mile a minute! So it was nice to quiet my mind for a few minutes. These exercises can be done anywhere too. On the bus, stuck in traffic, at your desk at work, in a line-up, etc. I can’t wait to do more! Try this one today and quiet your mind. :)

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Day 60 (May 26): Wow it is day 60 of the BBBC! Times flies!! There are only 6 days left of the BBBC! It is time to crank up the intensity a bit! On today’s menu are bent leg raises to target those glutes! I find I can never do enough butt exercises! Do 3 sets of 50 reps per leg. Add a dumbbell as shown in the picture (or you can use a soup can!).


BOO-YAH! :) Now go and tone that butt!


Today’s question: It’s time for a little feel good conversation! Tell me what you love most about your body- and WHY you like it! The things you always like whether you are having an off day or not! List FIVE- seriously do not leave this post until you have listed 5 things and you are feeling good about yourself! :) I’m not joking here! I want the lurkers to come out too and list 5 things! We all deserve to feel good about our bodies. right. now.


  • Shoulders/chest/neck area– WHY: I think I have a feminine neckline
  • Smile– WHY: My family has been blessed with straight teeth! I was always asked if I had braces growing up- the answer is nope!
  • Ankles/Feet– WHY: I think my feet are pretty nice- for feet anyways! LOL!
  • Cheeks– WHY: I used to hate my round and full face, but now I realize that full faces don’t wrinkle as easily and they look younger- bonus! :)
  • Tummy– WHY: Even though I’d like to change some things about it, I have been complimented a lot on how flat it is. I’m sure this will change once I have kids though. lol.

We need to appreciate our bodies as they are TODAY. Live in the moment and love your body just as beautiful as it is right now. That doesn’t mean that we can’t have goals or things we want to improve, but it means that you value what you have now, thus making the process more enjoyable!

Now list!

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{ 63 comments… read them below or add one }

leatitia May 26, 2009 at 1:08 pm

– my strong arms
– my perfectly sized breasts (hehe)
– my flirty long eyelashes
– my sexy neck
– my cute bouncy butt! :)


leatitia May 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm

bonus #6 – my straight teeth!

this was fun! :)


cathy May 26, 2009 at 1:12 pm

-my bootylicious booty
-my green eyes
-my lips
-my shiny straight hair
-my boobs :)


Jessica May 26, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Wow, this was tough. It kind of makes me sad it was hard to come up with 5 things. I definitely need to work on that.
1. My eyelashes – they are super long and people always ask me if I am wearing fake eyelashes.
2. My feet – they are a size 6 or 6 1/2 and I think that’s a perfect size:)
3. My hair – I love my long, thick, shiny hair!!
4. My butt – I have a ba donk a donk (spelling?) but I embrace it and love it!
5. My fingers!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 26, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Awesome keep em coming!!


Shelly May 26, 2009 at 1:19 pm

– My muscular legs
– My dainty wrists
– My eyebrows b/c I can raise either one sarcastically :)
– My high cheekbones (probably the #1 feature people comment on)
– My size 7 feet are the perfect size and are pretty cute
-bonus #6 I am feeling particularly pleased with my upper abs today. I can tell all the planks I’ve been doing are paying off b/c my muscles are really hard. :)


SarahF May 26, 2009 at 1:19 pm

1) My long legs: I am 5’11 and all of my height is in my legs. From running, swimming and doing yoga they have nice lean muscle on them

2) My long eyelashes: I wear my contacts almost all of the time because if I wear my glasses they rub against the frame

3) My arms: from yoga they have a nice muscle definition and I love wearing sleeveless shirts because of it

4) My stomach: I’m starting to show some muscle through it and it lays nice and flat

5) My bum: I definately have child bearing hips and from my small waist to my larger hips I have a nice shape-and from behind I’ve always been told how nice my bum is. I spend way too much money on jeans to help emphasis :)

Thanks Angela- it’s always nice to take a minute to appreciate our physical selves.


Rachel May 26, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Hmmm… how sad is it that 5 things is tough?

1. My pointy ears. I know it’s totally weird, but they’re not perfect and have a slight “point” to them. I’m told that babies today have this imperfection fixed at birth… I’m glad my parents didn’t have that option. They’re unique :)
2. My little hands. They feel so tiny compared to hubby’s huge ones!
3. My single dimple – makes me lopsided but unique!
4. My lips.
5. My shoulders.
(I had to struggle to come up with one that was BODY related – need to work on that!)
Great challenge!


Red Head, Yellow Dog May 26, 2009 at 1:29 pm

1. My red hair – I like that it makes me unique!
2. My arms – they’re naturally slender
3. My calves – they’re so muscular! I love their shape
4. My breasts – good size and shape ;)
5. My narrow waist – good genes!


Alex May 26, 2009 at 1:29 pm

1. My hands: Although small, my fingers are long and slender. Probably the only elegant part of my body!
2. My neck: It’s long!
3. My bum: My husband LOVES it, which makes me feel a million times better about it.
4. My shape. I may still have some fat to lose, but I love that I have a curvy figure.
5. My legs: I’ve always had muscular legs from sports and cycling to and from work.

I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of months now and wanted to let you know that I love it! Great idea giving us the opportunity to reflect on what we love about ourselves. I’m still trying to lose some fat and gain muscle, but my biggest problem is overcoming all of the negative self-talk. I want to love my body, and exercises like this serve as a reminder that it’s so much more nurturing and useful to compliment ourselves than to constantly put ourselves down. The latter is just counterproductive! Thanks for the positivity.


Joanna May 26, 2009 at 1:29 pm

1) My clear skin – I never seemed to go through any adolescent spotty phase and now that I am 37, I guess I’m safely through!hah
2) Tiny waist (a nicer way to look at it – I try not to focus on the wide hips…)
3) Nice legs
4) Fingernails that naturally seem to look shaped
5) BRAIN!! No one can see it, but it’s definitely my best body asset and makes everything else possible …

Hey Angela, this was fun!


polly May 26, 2009 at 1:31 pm

oh Angela hi honey!!

I love this post. I think it’s hard and doggone it… it should NOT be!

Love ya and thanks for your beautiful blog, green monster diva. ;)

okay… Pol loves about Pol…

1. Happy personality… it comes natural to be joyful.
2. Big smile (after 2 sets of braces)
3. Happy eyes (blue like my daddy’s)
4. bubble butt (yes, thank you very much)
5. poof belly (somedays I hate that it will never ever be flat. but then I guess it’s kinda just me. I have super long legs, so I look sorta like a lollipop) :)

Love you! XOXO


brandi May 26, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Great idea!

– I’m funny
– I love my strong legs
– I’m proud of my school accomplishments


Heather May 26, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I love this post Angela! We all need to take some time and to sit back and admire the beauty each of us already has!

1. My thighs – I love how strong and shaped they are
2. My smile – I have huge, beautiful lips
3. My teeth – I’m obsessed with keeping them clean and sparkly white
4. My skin – it always has a slight tan, and my burns from sitting in the sun will ALWAYS turn into dark tans the next day
5. My ears – They have a PERFECT ear-shape!

Thanks Angela! :)


Susan May 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm

I like that: if your body had a voice, what would it say to you? My body is telling me to get my butt of the couch and get the laundry, but first I’ll give you my list :)

1. My legs. Why? I’m tall-ish and it all comes from my long, slender legs.
2. My bottom. Why? Well, I can’t actually see it. But it’s the number one compliment I get from my boyfriend! :P
3. My eyes. Why? I have biiiig blue eyes. And long lashes to boot.
4. My shoulders. Why? They’re pretty buff at the moment and I feel pretty rockin’ when I wear halter tops now :)
5. My lips. Why? Full and naturally red!


Edan May 26, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I am the proud owner of:
Two sexy, strong legs
Two nicely shaped boobs
One flat stomach
One slim, toned waist
Two big, green eyes


Sarah May 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I am a lurker on your blog, I love it! And I can name 5 things I love about my body!
1. my hands
2. my collarbone area, and sholders
3. strong quads
4. my hips
5. my butt
Thaks Angela, it is good to think about these things!


Amie May 26, 2009 at 2:05 pm

1.My smile
2.My eyes
3. My curves
4. My hair (when I take time to fix it :) )
5. My nose (I think it would be a good home for a stud)


Alisa - Frugal Foodie May 26, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Let’s see; I like:
My strong legs
My very soft, straight hair
My chest; not too big, not too small
My petite bone structure
The little muscles building on my arms :)

Now, I have a question for you! I was very intrigued by all of those books, I hadn’t heard of any of them. I was wondering about the strong bones one … is it quite useful for dairy-free, or is there a lot of recommendations of dairy products to build strong bones? Thanks Angela!


Lauren May 26, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Wow, this is hard for me to do, but I’m doing it cause you said we HAVE to! ;)

1) Lips
2) Eye lids/eye brows
3) Stomach
4) Neck/upper chest/sternum area (haha!)
5) Square chin (it’s seriously square!)

Thanks for forcing me to change the way I think about my body, food and exercise! <3


Hayley May 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm

I too had a tough time coming up with five items. I know that I’m too hard on myself. I can always see things that I want to improve, nothing seems perfect ‘as is’, you know?

1) Strawberry blonde hair – it’s unique!
2) Eyes – they’re big and very expressive.
3) Breasts – never had a complaint about the size. ;)
4) Freckles – I know it’s not technically a body part, but I love ’em anyway!
5) Stomach – I need to tone this area, but regardless I think it’s very feminine.

Thank you for this thought-provoking question Angela!


Bec May 26, 2009 at 2:36 pm

what cute books!


Kayzilla May 26, 2009 at 2:40 pm

lol. Fine I’ll list. :P

1. Eyes. I can see into your soooullll. Naw, my eyes have always been my best feature and I’m complimented on them time and time again. My boyfriend says it’s not the shape or color, but the way my eyes look innocent and good-hearted. Weirdo. I have a great eye shape, and lucky green eyes and eyelashes that make other girls jealous. Oh yeah, I love my eyes.
2. Breasts! Woohoo! They will ALWAYS be a barrel of fun. They can sag, they can grow, they can get smaller, but because they’re mine and they’ll always be squishy, I love them.
3. Shoulders. They look strong and lean. I look like I can tear a phone book in half and punch you into a flatcake when I show off my shoulders. AND I LOVE IT! I can’t really do any of those things (yet.. working on the phone book thing), but I like the strong look my shoulders have. It makes me feel super duper.
4.Handsies – They’re CUTE! Tiny and very feminine. :D I swear, everyone has bigger hands then I do, and I usually have a lot of trouble opening jars because of my hands, but I really like the cuteness factor of them.
5. Legs. These suckers are lovely. Okay, they’re not the sexiest legs out there, BUT they’ve served me well. They’re feminine, they still jiggle, but they also have lean muscle that helps me propel through my workouts with strength and vitality. They’re cute in their own way, I think.

I feel like I’m giving myself too much credit. lol. When you take apart your body and think about the things you like about it, somehow the whole image seems a lot better.

Confidence +1. Teehee. Great post!


Jen May 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Okay, I’m one of those lurkers. Been reading for a couple of weeks- very cute blog! You’re so perky in all of your posts. Love the enthusiasm.

5 things I love about my body:

1. Boobs. I used to hate them when I was younger and they appeared overnight in middle school but I have grown to love them.

2. Butt. I’ve never been self-conscious of it. Not too big, not too small, just kinda hangs out back there and looks cute. :o)

3. Calves. Look great, especially in a pair of heels!

4. Eyes. If you catch them at the right angle in the sun, you can kinda see through them. Wierd, but cool. I was also blessed with long eyelashes.

5. Hair. Natural highlights- I will never dye it. And, I can rock both curly and straight styles.

How refreshing it is to focus on the positive.


Priyanka May 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

1) My Eyes- they are bright and radiant when not sleep deprived. Also they stand out when I am with my friends who have blues and greens and I have a dark brown!

2) My shoulder

3) My dimples, one is prominent than the other.

4) My straight, soft and shiny hair

5) My skin color. The Indian brown pops out when in a crowd :~~))

one more please

6) My face structure, neither square nor round!


Katherine May 26, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Hm, my five things:

1. My eyes. I’ve always been complimented on my eyes – they used to be blue, but transitioned to more green as I’ve gotten older and when I’m upset, they have a lot of gold/yellow in the center.

2. My collarbone/neck – I think I have a slender, flattering neckline.

3. My nails – Thanks to my vitamins and my daily Green Monsters, my nails have grown so much and are so much healthier!

4. My hair – Also thanks to the Green Monsters and better nutrition, my hair has grown so quickly and it’s so much healthier than it used to be.

5. My legs – they’ve carried me through 6 half marathons and a full marathon and they’re going to get me through 4 months of tough training in preparation for the Marine Corps Marathon this year!

Great topic today, Ang. So nice to focus on the positive, even if just for a few minutes today. It definitely brought a smile to my face. I’m also planning to try the exercise while I’m flying back from Boston to NYC tonight and take note of what my body is telling me. Hopefully it’ll make the flight more enjoyable too!

Lastly, I agree that adding berries can make Green Monsters a little tart. I’ve found I really need to have 1/2 a banana to temper some of the other flavors, like the kale or some berries. It’s nice to have the variety though, and I’m sure it’s beneficial to have different nutrients sometimes.

Have a wonderful afternoon!


Kris May 26, 2009 at 3:08 pm

-My toned legs (even better in heels!)
-My juicy butt! (Pete actually likes it better now, after kids than when he first met me!) :)
-My straight teeth :)
-The muscle definition in my arms
-My long hair



Christy May 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

I want to play!

-my straight teeth (thanks for paying for the braces, mom!) that stay naturally white despite my coffee/red wine habit.
-my scrumptious booty (that the boyfriend loves)
-my blue/green eyes (they change depending on the color of what I’m wearing)
-my calves (I hated them when i was younger because they’re big but now I appreciate their shape and muscularity!)
-my boobs (they’re fake but worth every dime and I love them! lol After I lost weight there was no exercise that would ever help the girls. So I helped myself!)


Erin May 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm

1. Small boobs – they should never sag. :)
2. Great lips for lipstick
3. Green eyes with LONG lashes – I am often asked if they are real (yes!)
4. Long legs for a 5’3″ body
5. Petite hands

Lucky for all of you with naturally straight teeth. I just got braces for the second time so I am definitely envious!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 26, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Oh have I ever enjoyed reading all of these!!! Seriously all of you rock! ~Ange


Amy May 26, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Holy hot mama! I just made one of your green monsters and I am beside myself at how good it tastes and how much of an instant improvement I am feeling! I have been cooped up in my apartment sick as a dog for the last 3 1/2 days and I wanted something to make me feel better and chicken soup wasn’t gonna do it. I decided now is as good a time as ever to try out the shake, and I am hooked! Seeing Caitlin’s skin improvements with the monsters, I am striving to have one myself everyday for a month.
I added some fresh mint leaves and ginger to mine as well. It’s refreshing!


Krista May 26, 2009 at 3:41 pm

This wasn’t as hard as I thought!
-Love my green eyes, kind of a unique color
-Love my clear skin, never have break outs!
-My hips, they are in good porportion to the rest of my body
-My butt, not really my favorite thing, but my boyfriend raves about it, so that makes me happy!
-My long slender fingers, my mom told me when I was born that she thought I would be a pianist because of how long my fingers were. Never did though!

Great exercise Angela!


Dee May 26, 2009 at 3:44 pm

FINE! Drag me kicking and screaming out of lurkdom. LOL

– my ankles… or the fact that they are no longer cankles
– my wrists, which are delicate and small
– my butt, because I’ve been working on building it, dammit!
– my hair, I love my current cut
– my strength, and the feeling of health it gives me


Ellen (Peace in Motion) May 26, 2009 at 3:44 pm

my eyes
my toes (it’s a strange one!)
my wrists
my hair, although sometimes I wish I hadn’t cut it :/
my shoulder/collarbone area

this was a nice little mid workday boost :)


Michelle Hisae May 26, 2009 at 4:08 pm

What a great suggestions – what we LOVE about our bodies!

1. My small waist + wider hips = an hourglass figure I love
2. My big, brown eyes
3. My bust – it fits my body very well
4. My bellybutton and naturally flat stomach
5. My strong, muscular thighs that have gotten me through years of soccer, all fitness/training, and, recently, a half marathon


Hannah May 26, 2009 at 4:11 pm

My hair…sometimes It’s dark brown, sometimes it has goldish highlights
My abs…I work hard on them and I think it shows!
My jawline? haha
My shoulders because they are really strong
My small, dainty ears


Amanda May 26, 2009 at 4:28 pm

I like this idea!!

1. My legs – I am 5’9″ and have long legs, which are even more toned after all of my running and yoga
2. My arms/shoulders – between Jillian and practicing yoga 2x a week, I am loving my new-found strength!
3. My butt – not too big, not too small .. and pretty perky!
4. My smile – thanks Mom and Dad for the braces!
5. My abs – slowly but surely I am starting to accept what I always saw as my “trouble zone”


amy (veganissexy) May 26, 2009 at 4:28 pm

1) Eyes. They are a crazy light blue. People constantly ask if I’m wearing contacts.
2) Feet. Size 6. Small. Look good in sexy shoes.
3) Tatas: Medium. Perky. Easily hidden or on display as main attraction :)
4) Bootay: Enough to grab. Small enough to look cute in pants. Pretty dang tough and tight.
5) Eyebrows. Never ever been plucked. Naturally shaped well. Lucky duck, I know.


Brooke May 26, 2009 at 4:31 pm blue blue eyes bum. its round. teeth…they are imperfect but add alot of character arms. they are strong and solid flat tummy. i love it

what an awesome idea. i feel ammmmmmazzzzzzzzzzzing.


Jen May 26, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Because you said we have to…

1. my blue/gray eyes that change color
2. my wavy hair because I can wear it curly or straight with not much effort
3. my creamy white skin
4. my strong calves
5. my back


Allison May 26, 2009 at 4:58 pm

I’ve been in a horrible mood today and thought maybe this is just the thing to help pull me out of it!
1) Smile
2) Calves
3) Eyes (for years I thought/insisted they were brown, and have only recently accepted and embraced the fact that they’re hazel and change from dark brown to light brown/green)
4) Butt
5) Boobs
LOL, now I’m thinking I want to get out and run or something so I can feel even better!


Katie T May 26, 2009 at 5:43 pm

1) My butt – it makes me happy how much my boyfriend loves it, too!
2) My collarbones
3) My arms and biceps – I’m slim, so people are always shocked at how ripped I am when I flex! I love it!
4) My legs – they’re strong, and can squat 200 lbs!
5) My eyebrows – they’re very expressive (my bf knows he’s in trouble when he gets the “raised-eyebrow” look)


Carrie E May 26, 2009 at 5:47 pm

1) My hair. It’s a pretty shade of strawberry blonde and I am always complimented on how thick and healthy it is!
2) My pale, freckled skin. For a long time I hated it but I am finally starting to see that it makes me stand out.
3) My petite height and build.
4) My teeny tiny breasts! Another part of me that has been under-appreciated in the past. They may be small, but they’re fantastic :)
5) My upper body. It is toned and strong but still feminine. I feel so pretty when I wear low cut tops.

This was a great idea – you put me in a great mood!


maggie May 26, 2009 at 6:14 pm

This took some time…here it goes…

1) My eyes. I’ve always been told I have gorgeous big blue eyes .
2) My hair. It gets soo wavey and I love it all natural.
3) My itsy bitsy waist.
4) My smile. Even though I’ve always thought it was too that I’m older I see my mother in my smile soo much..its a beautiful thing.
5) My long body built. I’m petite but very tall and I love it.

I was iffy about doing this exercise but now I’m glad I did! Thank you :)


Help Meghan Run May 26, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Okay, I’m game. :)

I like my shoulders because they’re shapely and have freckles on them.
I also think I have a feminine neckline and collarbone and such.
My feet are nice-looking!
I like my stomach because it’s super strong.
I have really long eyelashes.

That’s fun, Angela! I certainly feel better now, thanks. :)

www. HelpMeghanRun .com


Jen May 26, 2009 at 6:27 pm

The Sketchie book is adorable! Love the cover :)


Biddy May 26, 2009 at 8:01 pm

1. My freckles
2. My leg muscles from running
3. My long kneck line
4. My little nose
5. My eyes


Abby May 26, 2009 at 8:31 pm

1. My eyes – they’re hazel with brown flecks. I’ve been told they look like chocolate chip cookies. They often take on a green glint that matches my yellow sapphire engagement ring.
2. Mt abs. The six-pack I had from 12 years as a competitive swimmer has more or less stuck around (with regular maintenance, of course!)
3. My calves. I actually have a love/hate relationship with these, as they’re very ‘strong’ looking, but I get a lot of compliments on them from other athletes. So, I’m learning to love them.
4. My smile. It’s totally genuine – between that and my eyes, I can’t hide anything in my face.
5. My pinkie fingers. They’re both crooked from the top knuckle up, so that when you put them together, they make a Y.

Thanks for this :)


Michelle Gay May 26, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Those workouts for your butt are killer. If you made a modification and make them cross overs. Go up, then when coming back down take your knee to the outside of the down leg. Then go back up and straight back down. Up, crossed down, up, down. Feel that one :)

Five things I love:
1. My hair, naturally blonde
2. My collar bones…I love them
3. My waist–I have a small waist and love wearing belts
4. My cheek bones..I never used to have them, but since losing 100lbs they’ve popped out…
5. My toe nails, especially painted

Smiling. Thanks for that.


Carolyn May 26, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Great question Angela. Every once in a while we need to slow down and appreciate ourselves!

1. My naturally straight teeth
2. My wicked perky, just the right size breasts
3. My eyebrows that have a great natural arch
4. My scars that each have a story to tell
5. My body’s ability to keep fighting for another day


Sarah May 26, 2009 at 9:33 pm

It’s sad how hard it is to think of 5 things. Thank goodness it’s not more.

1. my smile – I have always had nearly perfectly straight teeth. I’ve had people comment for years on how straight they are.
2. my eyes – I absolutely love my eye color. I don’t think it would be described as hazel, but it definitely doesn’t fit into any other color either, and I love the color they are.
3. my hair – I have really straight hair, and it’s always been really healthy.
4. my legs – Even though I will always envy those girls who have thin and muscular legs, I love my legs because they are so strong, and they’re getting stronger all the time.
5. my nails – My nails always grow quickly and they’re very strong. I know a lot of women who would kill for nails like mine.


Elizabeth Edith May 26, 2009 at 9:39 pm

This was hard! – which I guess means it was good :-/

I have the world’s best, strong, healthy, beautifully shaped fingernails (thanks dad for the great genes!)…and… I like my ears, arms, neck, and eyebrows too.


Mallory May 26, 2009 at 9:58 pm

1. my smile!
2. my quads – who knew they could get so strong??
3. my slender fingers (my mom calls them “piano fingers” lol)
4. my collarbone area – it makes me feel feminine :)
5. my eyes – blue like dad’s…

thanks for the reminder to love & appreciate our bodies right NOW as they are! it’s so easy to take these things for granted and/or fail to stop and appreciate what we’ve got.


Karin May 26, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Oh my goodness, this IS tough! In the past, I have found fault with every single part of my body, even inside organs .. how pathetic!

Anyways, here goes: I do like
– my body’s health – I’m rarely sick, and, except for giving birth, I’ve never been taken to hospital so far!
– my eyebrows – they are not curved but have a rather sharp edge
– my feet – they look cute in sandals (esp with painted toe nails, which I have hardly time for)
– my hands and my wrists – in my opinion, the only parts of me which look delicate and graceful (although for a woman I have quite big hands)
– my hair – it’s thick and healthy, and I have plenty of it!

Your positivity is quite contagious, thanks Angela!


Leah @ Simply Fabulous May 27, 2009 at 2:33 am

I would love to review those books! Lucky girl!
I have no idea if we have wheatberries here. I’m going to look for them.

Now, my list:

1- my smile!
2- arms
3- feet
4- hair
5- back



Lindsay May 27, 2009 at 7:54 am

my feet, my butt, my overall slenderness, my scars, my square jaw/clef chin.


AGS May 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Hmmm. There are days that I wish I could go trade my body in for another model. And then there are days that I’m glad for what I have. Let’s see.

1. Fingers, especially my finger nails. For my wedding, several folks asked about my perfect manicure (truth: I’ve NEVER had a manicure in my life — nails always look good just filed).

2. Bust

3. Waist

4. Lips and smile

5. Teeth


Marie May 27, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Love your blog!!! Just stumbled upon it today and I’m hooked…can’t stop reading through all the old posts :)

1. I love my delicate wrists and ankles, reminds me of my mom’s side of the family
2. I love my back from the nape of my neck all the way down to my bum…It’s strong and graceful at the same time
3. I love my boobs, nice and small enough that I don’t have to wear a bra all the time and they don’t hinder me during athletics…that’s pretty important in my book!
4. Small waist and big hips. Makes buying jeans tough because there always seems to be a gap in the waist, but I like having big hips and a small waist.
5. My bum. I loved it when I was 30 pounds stronger and it was really big and strong. And now I have learned to love the smaller less strong version of itself as it is now.

Thanks for this and I shall be looking forward to reading your blog in the future!


isis February 14, 2010 at 12:41 am

Hi there angela ;) I’ve been a lurker for awhile now, but ive never commented..

5 things i love are:

1.My eyes-people have always told me that i have very expressive almost puppy dog-like eyes

2.Wrists-small and delicate

3.My smile-makes my face light up =)

4.My legs- they’re long for a person who is only 5″2

5.My collarbone area-delicate looking

Thank you for making me smile ;)


Tahina October 12, 2010 at 5:30 am

-my collar bones
-my fingers
-my thighs when i look at them from the front (hah randomm)
-my calves
-my bum ;)

i know this post was aaages ago but i’ve been reading back through all your posts, i’m trying to read them all! hahah


Amy January 23, 2019 at 11:56 am

Hello Angela, I received your 2nd cookbook as a gift and have been reading through it with mouthwatering anticipation to try your recipes. But I noticed you use a lot of coconut in your recipes, whether it’s oil or butter or flakes. I have an adversion to the taste of coconut and I was wondering if there are ingredients you would suggest substituting for the various forms of coconut you use?
Thanks you


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 25, 2019 at 11:21 am

Hey Amy, I’d love to help you with some swaps. Do you have some specific recipes in mind? I find it’s difficult to give a blanket recommendation, as I like to look at the recipe itself before suggesting something. Please let me know if you have a few in mind you want to try first. Thanks so much for your support for my cookbook!


Darlene Parsons-Collett October 28, 2019 at 7:32 am

Hi Angela, I recently made the PB& J Thumbprint Breakfast Cookies and although they were delicious, my family found the banana was a little overwhelming. What would you recommend as either a substitute for the banana. Do you think half banana and half applesauce would work?

Thanks so much.


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