Happiness Is Beautiful

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 20, 2009

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What kind of weather is this for a bake sale!? :(

Luckily, we have an indoors option today! We will sure need it- it is pouring out there! I hope that doesn’t deter too many people from coming to the market…I have a feeling I might have A LOT of leftovers!

Breakfast was a Green Monster as usual!



  • 1.25 cups Almond Breeze
  • 1 T Natural PB
  • 2 wilted organic kale leaves
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • ice
  • Kyolic liquid garlic
  • Hemp-Maca-E3Live Protein Powder
  • Amazing Grass Berry Superfood


It tasted a bit off today, I think it was the wilted kale. When kale becomes wilted it gets bitter!


Bad news- Eric’s computer is not working! Geeze, what is our bad luck with computers this week!? He said his C drive is fried basically. :( Which is not good news because I still need to print my new flyers this morning and some info sheets before the bake sale.

Cupcakes complete and boxed up!


I am going to squeeze in a quick workout, shower, and finish of the promo materials. Rush rush rush!!!

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I’ll never forget what Eric said to me a few years ago:

“Ange, you are the most beautiful when you are HAPPY.”

I think of those words to this day.

Let’s face it, when I was constantly obsessing about my weight, I was not a happy camper. I had zero GLOW. No vibrance. NO inner MOJO!

Obsessing about calories, food, and the scale depletes your inner goddess and takes away all of your amazing potential, don’t ya think?

When I finally let go of that misery…things started to fall into place in my life.

Positivity breeds positivity!

One GOOD and happy day breeds another.

One strong week leads to two and three, and a month.

Soon Happiness and an obsession-free lifestyle becomes a HABIT and replaces the nasty ones!

Of course there will be rocks and bumps and potholes. We all have bad days, bad weeks, and bad months. But if we keep at it, we will be on a steady path UPWARD making progress. That is what it is all about, right?

Baby steps!

Rome wasn’t built in a day and you can be sure that you won’t be able to free yourself of your nasty habits in a day either.

It took me a few years before I finally felt secure in my road to health. But every single day was worth it.

Nothing worth while in life is a QUICK FIX.

Progress takes time. Patience is a virtue. Now go find your inner MOJO!

Smile at a stranger today. Hold your head up high, and shake that fine bootay of yours!

Missed my Goodbye To The Obsession video? Check it out here!

Today’s question: When are you your happiest?


I’m off to SELL my Glo Bakery goodies!! Time to bring home the bacon! lol. I am also getting a special visitor from a blogger/reader today…stay tuned to find out WHO it is! :)

Don’t forget to check out Mara’s awesome gveaway!!!

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Jocelyn June 20, 2009 at 8:35 am

Bummer! It’s raining here too..biiiig time..I think that is ALL we are gonna have for the weekend :(

Question for ya..because I know alot of people who read my blog are either at the START of their weightloss journey (as in accepted that they need to lose weight and now trying to lose weight) or somewhere in middle process of doing so..

You seem to have reached your *feel happy* able to maintain weight..that is *right* for you..has this contributed to your attitude towards being able to feel happy? If that makes sense..and when were you able to finally reach this positive attitude (before/inbetween/after your weight loss)
Just curious! :) Oh right..when were you able to *stop* weighing yourself..(during weightloss or after you reached your happy spot) I weigh myself once weekly..because obviously, I am trying to lose weight…and like to see if I’m making any progress lol.

I will be addressing this issue in a future hot topic! :) You read my mind.. ~A


Sheri June 20, 2009 at 8:36 am

Sorry to hear the weather is not very nice! I am sure the bake sale is still going to do great! ;) Your cupcakes look scrumdillylisious!

I would have to say I am happiest when I have had a good workout and am feeling energized! It just sets the tone for the rest of the day for me and puts a spring in my step!


sarah (ghost world) June 20, 2009 at 8:42 am

GOOD LUCK at the market! even with the less-than-optimal weather, i hope (and think that they will!) sell like healthy vegan hotcakes :) wish i live closer so that i could buy some!


leslie June 20, 2009 at 8:53 am

that picture of you is flat out gorgeous! i love your mantra as always. “positivity breeds positivity”: so true.

good luck at the bake sale!


Bree June 20, 2009 at 9:00 am

Good luck at the market! I know I would probably buy one of each if I were there!


Nicole June 20, 2009 at 9:01 am

I loved your post. It’s so true that it takes time to change to a positivity but life is too short to have it any other way. I’ve struggled with my weight since I was a young teenager and am just now, at 30, realizing that food is not the enemy! I love reading your blog and I hope your bake sale is a success despite the rain!!


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope June 20, 2009 at 9:17 am

I’m most happy when I’ve made a delicious and healthy meal and I’m enjoying it with Mirza and my cat, Max. hehe.


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 20, 2009 at 9:18 am

Sorry to hear about the rain. I’m sure your goods will still sell like crazy! Lucky that they thought to have an indoor option!

YIKES with all those computer problems! Hope Eric can get his fixed.


Shelby June 20, 2009 at 9:25 am

Good Luck today Angela! I would buy all of your treats! =)

I’m happiest when the sun is shining and I’m laughing. Those are my two favorite things in the world.


Kathy June 20, 2009 at 9:35 am

Good luck!!


Danielle June 20, 2009 at 9:40 am

I’m happiest when I’m good to myself!

Good luck today!


kari June 20, 2009 at 9:44 am

I recently came across your blog and have really enjoyed reading it. You are beautiful, you are positive, you have wonderful things to share, you make what looks to be some seriously delicious goods!

Loved the Goodbye to Obsession video! And that picture of you here is Amazing!!

I wish you well with the sale today!


Susan June 20, 2009 at 9:53 am

Totally true, we tend to radiate beauty when we’re happy. I’m at my happiest when I’m not worrying about the future!! Ugh!


foodiegettingfit June 20, 2009 at 9:56 am

So I think I have a cool way to describe MOJO:

M-O-J-O: More Of Just Ourselves…
We should embrace more of JUST ourselves. WE are enough (as Heather says). We just need more of just us (ourselves). We don’t need thinner/taller/smarter/wittier/fancier versions of us. We just need MORE OF JUST ourselves.

Hence MOJO. Embrace the MOJO.


Lara June 20, 2009 at 9:58 am

I am happiest when able to be in the moment with no nagging thoughts or worries about things beyond my control. It would be a lie if I said that my weight didn’t affect my happiness but it does and it can just be a few lbs that makes a huge difference. Trying to get away from that but like you said, Rome wasn’t built in a day. I also notice that when I am constantly worrying about food or weight I lose that “inner glow” and just feel and look kind of flat and blah.


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope June 20, 2009 at 10:23 am

Angela, do you ever use coconut milk for your GM? I’ve been getting a green smoothie at my local health food store and they use coconut milk, which is soooo delicious! I just bought some actually, too. Can’t wait to try it with my own smoothies. Actually, I think what I bought is actually coconut “juice” because it is mixed with other things…either way, good! http://www.lakewoodjuices.com/product_detail/id-6/


Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) June 20, 2009 at 11:03 am

Stupid weather! Good thing you have the option of going indoors! :) Have fun today.


Mara @ What's for Dinner? June 20, 2009 at 11:14 am

Have a blast today!!! you’ll sell out of everything, I’m sure :)


Megan June 20, 2009 at 11:15 am

Oh no! Its raining here for my half marathon today too :-( Boo rain! Hope you have a blast anyway!! :-)


Jenn June 20, 2009 at 11:22 am

I’m so glad I found your blog today because this post is exactly what I needed to hear (read).


Bec June 20, 2009 at 11:34 am

hope you sell lots of goodies today!


Crystal (Bye Bye Fat Pants) June 20, 2009 at 11:39 am

Today’s question: When are you your happiest?
Honestly, when I am 40+lbs lighter. I try not to obsess over my weight but when you’re 80-100lbs over weight it’s hard.


lynn June 20, 2009 at 11:40 am

your thoughts on chia versus salba?


Jocelyn June 20, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Thanks Angela! Sounds good..can;t wait to hear what you have to say :)


meghan June 20, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Thats such a beautiful photo! My Eric has said the same to me.
I am my happiest when we are in Ireland. There is something about being there that just lifts my spirits to a whole new level.


Island Girl Eats June 20, 2009 at 12:55 pm

The cupcakes looked amazing!

I am my happiest when I am spending time with my husband and our little doggie. It’s the little things in life that make me happy. I don’t think that you need to spend money to be happy. The best nights are the ones that we spend at home cooking a meal together.


*Andrea* June 20, 2009 at 1:31 pm

what a sweet comment from eric… i want a guy to tell me that too! ;) you are seriously glowing and it shows – so many people love reading your blog for that reason! those baked goods look incredible!!!!!


jayme June 20, 2009 at 1:59 pm

this post put a huge smile on my face.
thanks for the wise words, they’ll definitely help to keep my thoughts positive when i feel like being a big lazy negative girlie.
hope the bake sale goes well!


Courtney June 20, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Eric really sounds like a great guy, that’s really sweet! :] I love your little photo!


Kayzilla June 20, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Best of luck on the bake sale! I look forward to the recap on how it went later! ;)

I’m happiest when my boyfriend can send me e-mails or call me. Even though we’re so far away from eachother, he brings me an immense amount of joy, and he’s the greatest support system and best friend (not to mention, freaking hilarious and fun to talk to!) a gal like me could ask for!

Eww. That’s so lovey-dovey. I hope nobody puked in their mouth after reading that, haha. But it’s true. :)


April June 20, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I am happiest when I am laying my head on my mom. I can feel her love.


michelle June 20, 2009 at 3:55 pm

have you seen the cupcake holder transporters? Jenna from the office has a friend who makes them…just an idea.

writing from dariwn australia headed todili timor. I am fulfilling a life long dream to vol.overseas. Iam happy :)

each night I writedown 2-3 things of the day and tom that are positive. this has helped so much, especiallywith binging.


Angela (Oh She Glows) June 20, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Michelle- Yes I actually have TWO of the holders and I totally forgot to use them! lol. Ah well… next time!


Molly June 20, 2009 at 6:43 pm

this post reminds me of a photo/quote i just posted the other day..


:) it’s so true!


Fitzalan June 22, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Just catching up on my weekend blog reading.

I am my happiest when I am away from the distractions of life. Mainly I am the happiest when I am away from the TV, the computer and the phone. I love going running on a trail where I am all by myself with no outside distrations. It is the same feeling I have when I am on vacation…especially out of the country where my phone doesn’t work. Where there really is nothing else to do but to enjoy the people you are with and the natural surroundings you are in. I love just making myself truly live in the moment and eliminate any outside distraction.

It gets a bit difficult to do this often or for a long time in our technology world.

Happiness Awaits


Jess June 24, 2009 at 10:25 am

You are beautiful, no doubt….and I think your strength is the most gorgeous thing about you as well as your determination to make your bakery a huge success! Keep up the good work- you inspire me everyday and I thank you for that!


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