My Self Magazine Debut + All Time Favourite Posts

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 16, 2009

Happy Friday night! :)

I put together the most popular posts from the past 11 months. It is crazy that I am approaching my first year of blogging on October 31st (stay tuned for a huge giveaway by the way!).

I have been meaning to organize all of my series, boot camps, hot topics, and challenges into one quick and easy to locate page. Many of you have been asking me for a page where you can easily locate everything, so I am happy to finally have this put together. It will be updated frequently too. Let me know if I missed anything and I will add it in.

I have created a page at the top called ‘Hot where you can find all of these posts whenever you need to do so.

Here are some of my most popular posts over the past 11 months! Happy reading!

My Road To Health Series: How I ended the disordered eating and got healthy

Before and After

My Road To Health: Part 1

My Road To Health: Part II

My Road To Health: Part III

My Road To Health: Part IV

My Road To Health: Part V

My Road To Health: Part Vb

A Year Can Change A Lot Series: How I Changed Careers

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Beating the Freshman 15 Series:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Projects, Movements, and Boot Camps:

Love Your Skin Movement

Project Glow

Project Natural Glow

Summer Glow Boot Camp

Project Snow

My Race Recaps:

My very first race (10km) June 14, 2009:

The night before the race + how I prepared (video)

Race recap 1 (video)

Race recap 2

Race recap 3

Race recap 4 (what I ate!!!)

Acura 10-Miler (July 19, 2009):

Part 1 of my race recap

Part 2 of my race recap (what I ate before and after!)

My 10-miler training plan + I answer your questions

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon (Sept. 27, 2009):

My half marathon race recap!

Hot Topics:

Blogs and the Social Comparison Trap

The social comparison trap part 2

How food blogs changed my life

What our friends and family think of our love for food blogs

How to power through tough workouts

Comparing ourselves to real women

Reader’s comments on comparing to other women

Guilt and Exercise: What’s healthy?

Guilt and Exercise: Part 2

Diet Trends of the Decades

Food Blogs: Passing Fad or Here To Stay?

Raw Food: Is it always better?

The End of 100-Calorie Packs?

Photo Journaling: Helpful or Harmful?

Let’s Set Some Goals!

Goodbye To The Obsession

A Letter To My Former Self

A Letter To My Current Self

Muscle Repair and Intense Exercise: Part II

North America’s Healthiest Cities: Where Does Yours Rank?

World’s Healthiest Countries

Make-up: Can We Live Without It?

Our Weight: When Is It Happy?

Women and Aging: New Pressures Each Day

Exercise and Heat: How It Affects Us

When Healthy Eating Goes Too Far

I Talk about my exercise slump (video post)

Running in a Carb-Depleted State: Good Training?

Blogging Frequency, Content, and Quality

My Running Journey: From 1 minute to 10 Miles

The Galloway Method: Do Walking Breaks Help?

The Superwoman Syndrome: The Dangers of Over-Training

My Fitness Bucket List

When To Push and When To Pull Back

Rest Days: What Exactly Do You Do for Rest?

Evolutionary Psychology 101: Why Diets Fail

Evolutionary Psychology 101: Exercise Is Key

Free Your Heart and Your Mind Will Follow

Models and Weight: From Runway to Real way

How To Beat Negative Thinking: Part 1 and Part 2

How Do Our Emotions Affect Illness?

How Do Reduce Stress and Increase Well-Being

The Sleep Cycle: Do you get enough undisturbed sleep?

Some of my favourite posts of all time:

1. My very first post: Boo. I admit, this is a no frills post, but at the same time my potential is just oozing out of it. lol. Notice how ‘Spooky Sketchie’ is a prominent feature in the post- no surprise there! There was a very similar Sketchie featured in one of my posts this week- anyone remember?

2. My 4th post ever: Running and Sketchie. Sketchie was an overnight celeb. I was dog meat.

3. Sketchie gets SAD No, not even cats are immune to Seasonal Affective Disorder!

4. My favourite ab exercises in pictures This was before I had ever heard of vlogging. Or drogging for that matter!

5. OSGMOM’s first appearance on the blog! I’m a nice daughter, I waited until we were outside of the airport before I snapped her pic!

6. Pumpkin-Apple Streusel Muffins– I LOVE these muffins and many readers have raved about them too. Take a gander at the pictures, you can’t go wrong when muffins look like that!

7. How To Beat the Freshman 15 (4 part series)– This was my second most popular series next to my Road to Hell, err…Health, that is.

8. All About Me and How OSG came about! My background education, work history, and the evolution of Oh She Glows and Glo Bakery

9. Where I got the name for Oh She Glows Isn’t that what we all wonder? Why the heck did she call it that?

10. 2008 In Review: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 My life in 2008 at a glance. Tons of pictures!

11. Project Glow How to get healthy, glowing skin. I created this program for Caitlin over at HTP. PS- It worked!

12. Our Engagement Story– How Eric proposed. Notice that the first few pictures include tequila.

13. My Road To Health: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5a, Part 5b! My whole journey…from the bad days to the good days, the ups and the downs, and everywhere in between! This is by far my most popular series to date. I will be writing Part 6 in the near future.

14. My Before and After picture What everyone wants to see!

15. Glo Bakery: Skinni-Mini Glo Buns My most recent and hugely popular healthy cinnamon bun creation! 75 calories a pop and vegan to boot!

16. How To Design The Website of your Dreams (Guest post): Part 1, Part 2 Some interesting info if you are looking to improve your website

17. Angela Interviews Kris Carr from Crazy Sexy Cancer I get the chance to interview my idol!

18. Shop 4 A Cause Charity Auction: June 11th- Visit OSG to place bids on awesome stuff! My goal is to raise $2,000 for my first race on June 14th!

19. Bikini Body Boot Camp! Also, see here for the past 61 days! What us gals are doing each day to squeeze into that bikini come June.

20. How to Learn to Love Your Body I address a very important reader question!

21. My recipes- including reader’s favourite recipes Only read if you want a puddle of drool on your keyboard.

22. Wedding pictures The happiest day of my life!

23. FAQ’s: I answer reader questions!

24. My birthday celebration OSG goes wild!

25. What’s inside my fridge? Parts 1-4. Part 5 What does my fridge and cupboards look like? What do I eat?


I’m in this month’s issue of SELF magazine:

cover_self_190And lastly some exciting news…

I’m in this month’s Self magazine with 5 other awesome food bloggers! I was interviewed back in May of this year and kept it very hush hush until I knew it was in print.

The interview itself was quite long, but due to space constraints it was cut down a lot. They originally asked me to submit one of my favourite vegan recipes (which I did), but they didn’t have enough room to include it. I might just have to reveal it at another time I guess! ;)

I also wanted to say that my favourite substitute for an egg is the flax egg, but there was not enough room to include the description in the space allotted.

All and all it was a wonderful experience and I was surprised to even be considered.


It is on newsstands now. Eric picked up 3 copies today. What a sweetie! :)


Stay tuned for Project Snow tomorrow. I have LOTS of questions on my mind after today’s long run!

I will also be telling you whether I am running a half marathon on Sunday!


Let's get social! Follow Angela on Instagram @ohsheglows, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Dori October 16, 2009 at 10:39 pm

Congrats on being in Self! You look gorgeous in the photo in the magazine, I will have to pick up a copy. I have to look into flax eggs.


Ashley October 16, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Congratulations on the SELF coverage Ange!! You are glowing in the picture :)


WholeBodyLove October 16, 2009 at 11:14 pm

How awesome, Angela!! You are such a great example of health and wellness.


Megan October 16, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Congrats on the SELF mention!!

I did a double take when I saw the picture of the magazine cover – I thought it was you!


Marilyn October 16, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Congrats on being in SELF! That is so exciting, and I am so happy for you :)


mmclaughlin October 16, 2009 at 11:34 pm

So exciting that you’re in SELF! My friend bought me a subscription as a gift, so I’m definitely going to look for you! :)


Katherine October 16, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Congrats on your debut! You’re absolutely Glo-ing in the picture ;-)

Thanks for the recap of your favorite posts too. I love revisiting your previous work.

Have a great weekend!


Jolene October 16, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Oooooh how exciting! I subscribe to Self magazine, so I can’t wait for the issue to come in my mail!!!!!


Fattie Fatterton October 17, 2009 at 12:10 am

Congrats on the Self magazine article!


Julia October 17, 2009 at 12:11 am

YAY! Congrats on your Self debut!!!


*Andrea* October 17, 2009 at 12:20 am

you = celebrity! i saved this post.. it’s great the way you organized some of the best moments. congrats on self!!


Amanda October 17, 2009 at 12:51 am

Congrats on being in Self!!! How wonderful for you!


Jenn (eating bender) October 17, 2009 at 12:59 am

Congrats to you, loverly! I was so happy when I saw the SELF feature – you ladies all so deserve it!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been almost a year already for you! That’s huge! I’ve been catching up on your recent posts and have truly appreciated your story about following your heart and saving your sanity :) You are an inspiration, as always!

Goodnight, love!


Julie @savvyeats October 17, 2009 at 1:40 am

I can’t get the Project Snow video to work….can you explain what it is?


theskinnyplate October 17, 2009 at 2:22 am

Congratulations for being featured in Self. The picture they selected really shows that you “glow.” So pretty.


Emily Eats October 17, 2009 at 3:37 am

Thanks so much for putting all these links in one place & congratulations too, on being in Self. Looking forward to the upcoming Project Snow post!


Kristen October 17, 2009 at 7:11 am

I also thought that was you on the cover for a sec! Haha ^_^


intheskinny October 17, 2009 at 7:48 am

Can’t wait to get the magazine!


'Dee October 17, 2009 at 8:20 am

Congrats on the magazine interview!! I am picking up an issue at the next newsstand I pass! You little celebrity, you. How exciting.


Niki (Running In Pink) October 17, 2009 at 9:19 am

Congrats on the magazine!! That picture of you is gorgeous, by the way!


Peanut Butter Bliss October 17, 2009 at 9:40 am

ahhh congrats on self!!! thats awesome :) Im glad you posted it on the blog so I didn’t have to go buy the magazine (still kind of mad about the air brush scandal)


Tina October 17, 2009 at 10:19 am

Aw congratulations!!! That is such a beautiful picture of you :) They couldn’t have picked anyone better to be in the mag!


Kristin October 17, 2009 at 10:30 am

Congratulations! I can’t wait to pick up a copy. I don’t comment that often but I actually have been reading your blog since your very first day and I will continue to for as long as you’re blogging!


Alisa - Frugal Foodie October 17, 2009 at 10:54 am

Congratulations Angela!


lena October 17, 2009 at 12:13 pm

yeah! i saw you in the mag!!! so cool!!! way to go!!! :)


Nicole October 17, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Congrats!!! So awesome!


Katie October 17, 2009 at 12:30 pm



Cynthia (It All Changes) October 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I can’t wait for my new Self to come!


Tay October 17, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Eeee congrats lady!! I can’t wait for my self to come in the mail!


Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness October 18, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Congrats! How exciting!


sarah October 19, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Congratulations on the Self feature. You deserve it – they shouold have done an entire article on just you. :-)


Beverly October 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Congratulations!! How funny that I read this post today… I read that part of Self Magazine on the treadmill THIS morning and had to do a double take! I hope they can do a full article on you one day! One of the comments in the beginning of the issue (where readers submit comments about the previous issue) said she would like to see more “real people” because they are more inspiring than celebrities. Maybe that will open the door! :-)


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