Getting My Glow Back

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 12, 2009

Good afternoon!

Man, do I need a workout to relieve some stress. I. feel. frazzled.

I feel like I have temporarily lost my glow or something. Gasp, I know. bahahaha.

I just feel quite frazzled today. My Mother in law is doing alterations on my bridesmaid dress and I feel a bit stressed because there was so much to be done on the dress. They ordered my dress a size too big so there was a ton of alterations to be made. After one alteration, it was too tight/I couldn’t breathe and it bunched up in the back so I was so worried that I would be uncomfortable all night.

My MIL saved the day though! Bless her big heart. She is amazing at sewing, so we are making progress on the dress. She still needs to take in the top layer of the skirt and hem the bottom tonight/tomorrow AM.

Here is a teaser:


I don’t know what it is but I hate getting alterations and fittings. I think the insecure eating disordered person of my past comes peeking out whenever someone is making any sort of fitting or reference to my body. I always feel a bit self conscious and I really need to work on this. I think that is where a lot of my stress comes from.

But the good news is the dress is looking much better already. I can’t wait to see the finished product! :D


My eats today helped me get my glow back. :)


Bulk GM #1.

You guys freaked me out the other day when you said my green monsters might get funky (funky!?!?!) after 10 days. LOL. So I immediately put 7 of the batches into the freezer. So stay tuned to see how GM’s freeze! I left 3 of them in the fridge because I will be having them by Friday AM.

Mr. Purolator man came and whisked away my blender and food processor this morning. :( I didn’t want to let the boxes go when I handed them to him. We had a little tug of war and I warned him to get them back to me soon. I told him about GMM and he looked a bit freaked out and basically ran from my house! Hrmph. Haters.

Lunch was peppers with (non garlicky hummus!):


Oh I forgot to mention in this morning’s rant- the garlic gave me tons of stomach cramps all night long last night. What is it with garlic being so hard to digest? Does this happen to anyone else? It never fails, whenever I eat garlic I get cramps. It sucks because I love it and it is so healthy! I don’t get cramps from the liquid garlic I put in my GM’s though so that is a good alternative. :)


And delicious sweet potato fries:


I am getting ready to hit the road for a stress relieving run. I just had this little guy to put a smile on my face. How cute!


He said, ‘I’ll give you your glow back Ange!’


I told Eric I would make the dinner up to him with a special home cooked dinner next week. While he insisted he had a great time, I need to ‘make it right’ so I can feel better about it myself. lol.

Enjoy your day!

Today’s agenda:

  • Finish wedding favours/package
  • Go to Fabricland to buy more thread for alterations
  • Pack for the wedding!!!
  • Write recipe and vegan baking tips for upcoming magazine interview!
  • Run like hell. Until no more stress.

See you tonight for a special post on the wedding timeline and fun wedding activities!

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Cait (Cait's Plate) August 12, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Mmmm – those sweet potato fries look divine. And garlic does the same thing to me too! I don’t get it!!

Also – I’m seeing the “choco peppy-mint glo bar” teaser as I write this and OH MY GOSH! STOP MAKING AMAZING BARS THAT I WANT TO EAT IMMEDIATELY!! ;)


Brandi C August 12, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Those sweet potatoe fries look delicious! Which excites me bc I just got organic sweet potatoes on for 98cent/lb :) I was just going to back them, but Now….


Ellen August 12, 2009 at 1:18 pm

i actually found out that i have a secondary allergy to garlic, onions and other alliums. they are very not easy to digest at all! your dress looks beautiful. just think of how much fun you’ll have dancing in it :)


Whitney August 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Your smiley pancake is soooo cute. I attempted a swirl on my pancakes for dinner last night, and it was not quite a success. They were yummy though!


Help Meghan Run August 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Sorry your night didn’t turn out as you planned. :( But a home-cooked meal is a perfect solution! Y’all will have much more fun.


brandi August 12, 2009 at 1:29 pm

have a great run!

ooh, I can’t wait to see the full dress and all the fabulous wedding pics :)


AGS August 12, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Sorry to hear about the garlic. I am a great garlic lover. . . though tend to only eat particularly garlicy things when it’s just me and family at home. ;) YES — I have found that eating too much of it can cause some kind of indegestion/bloating for me (not stomach cramps, though). I like to think that your “bad birthday night” gave you a chance to extend the celebration. . . apologies if that is too optimistic for you!

Try getting a good workout in. For some reason, after I’ve worked out and feel strong and energized, I’m not as worried about clothes, because I’m already feeling so proud of myself.


deisegirl August 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Hi Angela! I normally lurk on your blog (love it by the way!) but I just had to post at this ..argh garlic gets me so bad sometimes. It took me ages to figure out but after a number of nights where I was literally doubled up in pain I figured it out. This is particularly annoying as I love garlic. I really try to restrict when I use but have to be careful when I visit my boyfriend’s parents as his mother is a self avowed garlic addict and puts it in everything. eep…


Jessica August 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Nice boobie shot! LOL :)
I’m feeling pretty stressed too … with the vacay this weekend and school starting soon … bah!

I was worried about the funkiness of the GMs too, but I can def say that frozen GMs are AWESOME. I used to drink the babies and put the mommas in the freezer when the GM was too big for one cup and then eating the frozen one was the BEST.
Can’t eat right away if you leave it in too long though id assume.

mmmm sweet potato fries. i’m totally having some for lunch today.

try and have a good day lovey!


Michelle August 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Hi Angela, I was wondering if you have heard about all the controversy with Kelly Clarkson’s cover on Self magazine, and what you thought about it?


Meredith (Pursuing Balance) August 12, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Feel better! Love the sweet potato fries :)


Michele August 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Hi Angela!

You totally have me hooked on green monsters, and I always stick mine in the freezer for about 15 minutes after making one. I like them super cold, and they usually thaw out pretty fast. I’m interested to see how yours are after a few days of freezing. Hope they’re good!


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope August 12, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Sorry to hear the alterations are a bit stressful, but I’m sure the dress will end up looking gorgeous! I can’t wait to see you in it! :)



Pam at Highway to Health August 12, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I also hate getting fitted for things. I’m sure you look great though!

Another dislike I have is going to the hair dresser and staring in the mirror for hours. It just doesn’t make you feel pretty at all…


Andrea August 12, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Pretty dress! I love that color.


Heather August 12, 2009 at 2:53 pm

The dress will look great I’m sure when it’s all done!

I have a question about your dandelion… do you use dandelion greens? or the flower part? I found greens at the grocery store so I’m assuming that’s what you’re using. I’ll go back to the post about them and see if I can figure it out.



britt August 12, 2009 at 2:59 pm

weddings are my absolute favorite. especially the cake :)

and i definitely think it’s a good idea you put the rest of the GM in the freezer. it would definitely get funky!

oh, i know you’ll get your glow back soon. it’s all part of life, these ups and downs. have a fantastic rest of the day!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 12, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Michelle- No I havent heard about it!
Heather- Yup dandelion greens! :)


Anneliese August 12, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Hi Angela!
The garlic itself may not be causing stomach cramps–it might be the budding garlic stem inside. If you cut a clove of garlic in half, you’ll be able to see a greenish stem. If you remove it and then use the rest of the clove, the garlic might not be as troublesome. I hope the rest of your day goes better!!


Michelle August 12, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Basically they airbrushed Kelly Clarkson so much that it doesnt even look like her, when the media asked the editor in cheif about it, she admitted to touching up the picture. She said they used a picture of her best self here is a link to what she has to say..


Lainie August 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Yum…sweet potato fries look divine. I’m sorry you’re feeling stressed; I just had to get a bridesmaid dress altered too, and I agree, it’s a bit….uncomfortable. I’m sure you’ll look gorgeous – you always do!


Pam August 12, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Great looking fries and I hope you enjoyed your run!


MarathonVal August 12, 2009 at 4:14 pm

What a great idea to put the GM in the freezer!! If only I had room in there, haha.

Also, I am giving away a Spi-belt (running belt with pouch) giveaway on my new blog (I recently moved from blogspot to if you are interested! :)


Paige @ Running Around Normal August 12, 2009 at 4:23 pm

The sweet potato fries look lovely! Hopefully your run gave you some glow! :)


jessinnyc August 12, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Love the shirt you wore last night.

Now, I must go and make sweet potato fries!


Susan August 12, 2009 at 4:41 pm

No worries, we all get a little “blah” sometimes. Of course, having someone pick at a dress on your body is never a good thing to have on one of those days!! Hope the run helped :)


Nicole August 12, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Just wanted to say hello! I’ve been out of town for a month and wasn’t able to keep up with my daily fix of OSG:). I have some catching up to do. Good luck with all you have going on right now…you can do it:).


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