Glo-Out 360!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 27, 2009

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As part of Oh She Glows 1-year Anniversary Blogiversary on Halloween, Glo Bakery is having a Glo-Out sale!

Exactly 360 days ago today I started Oh She Glows.

The official release of the new EMPOWER bar is here in this delicious Chocolate & Coffee Lovers variety pack! 20% off only while quantities last.

The new Empower bars are also 10% off if you want a box all on their own.


Remember this Operation Beautiful note I stuck on my back before my half marathon??



Well, look at the email I received this week from a man who also ran in this race:

Paul wrote, "I was googling to see if I could find pics of the race and came across your blog.  Congrats on your race, despite your struggles.  The reason for my post is that I just wanted to say thanks for the distraction near the finish.  I approached you from behind, trying to read your shirt as I was struggling around the 18-19 km mark on University Ave.  As I got closer, gasping for breath and trying to focus, I made out the message on your back…and I powered through the finish.  As I ran alongside you, I wanted to acknowledge and thank you for your message, but figured you were probably focused on your own battles at the time.  Anyway, I just wanted to thank you, and I’m glad I found a way to do so!"

I was pretty pumped to receive this email. It was such a cool feeling running my half marathon and knowing that this note was possibly inspiring others to keep going.


Behold my newest Operation Beautiful note:


It reads, ‘You look sexy in your hair net! Ow! Ow!’

To say I feel unattractive in my baking get-up is an understatement!

I basically have been feeling like my old lunch lady! I decided that there is no reason why I had to feel unattractive- it was all a state of mind. I decided to change my attitude and write a note that would pick me up.

Every time I see the note I look in the mirror and smile. Case closed. Hair nets are the latest fashion accessory, didn’t ya know?

I also am eyeing these super cute aprons. I like this pink one (of course). I wonder if I can convince my MIL to sew me one…


Do you wear a uniform at your job? Do you like it?
Have you ever had to wear a uniform that you hated?

Luckily, all of my previous jobs were in retail or office environments so I was able to wear normal work clothes. My very first job was at a Produce store when I was just 13. I was even a health nut back then! I got free fruit and veggies too…it was amazing. I had to wear an apron and work boots and I literally hauled 50 pound bags of corn and produce off frigid trucks, in addition to being a cashier, ice cream scooper, and stocker. Oddly enough, I am now 26 and still find myself hauling 50 pound bags of oats and hemp seed. That makes me laugh.


Off to bake!


When someone we love is having difficulty and is giving us a bad time, it’s better to explore the cause than to criticize the action.
Zig Ziglar

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skinnyrunner October 27, 2009 at 3:54 pm

i commercial fish in alaska so my work outfit is raingear, boots, no makeup and sometimes not showering for a week at a time! talk about unattractive but i dont really ever care.


jessica October 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I used to have to wear a uniform to school. I wish I could explain it so you would truly understand… Picture this…

Yellow (like your running jacket) V-neck knitted polyester sweater. Grey flowery looking tie.
Grey wool pleated skirt… very pleated..
black knee socks uggggggg.. whoever thought up those babies… EEK!!

Ugliest time in my life… haaha


kaila October 27, 2009 at 4:04 pm

hey angela, a while ago you tryed some nakd bars from the UK i just came across them in your archives and i was wondering if you new how i could get some here in the US?

They arent available in the US or Canada as far as I know. I was given them from my friend Leah in the UK! ~Angela


kaila October 27, 2009 at 5:04 pm

OKAY!! thanks so much any ways! those bars look good


Jenna (WholeBodyLove) October 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm

I had to wear a Thick Burger T-shirt and ugly black pants with a Hardees hat when I worked breakfast shift there. I wore an awful button-down short-sleeved white HIX shirt when I worked at the Holiday Inn Express, I wore scrubs as a nurse asst, I wore a tiny black tee and black pants as a server at a pub, I wore khakis and a polo at the Assisted Living facility…this is the first time in many years that I have only one job!


Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers October 27, 2009 at 5:11 pm

i love that story! what an amazing man to find you & contact you about your inspiring message. how cool! congrats on the half marathon, too. ow ow!


OSGMOM October 27, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Hey Ange, I just wanted to say Happy 1st. You’ve made us all proud!


Jil October 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Aw, that’s such a great e-mail. Congrats on all of your successes over the last year!! Wooohoo Happy Blog Anniversary!!


Beth @ DiningAndDishing October 27, 2009 at 6:34 pm

awww, what a great story!!

i used to have to wear a baseball hat at my coffee shop job in college. i hated it!! i felt like a boy. i could have used a note like yours at the time!! :O)


Tay October 27, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Awww what an awesome email that you received!! I love when little things that you do end up showing that they truly matter! Even if it only effects 1 person, it was worth it :-)


Kristin @ runningsongs October 27, 2009 at 7:28 pm

You got tonnes of compliments on that note while we were running along! Love it!!! When are the race pics going to be up? I’m very impatient.

My work uniform alternates between stilettos and pencil skirts, and workboots and coveralls. There is no in between. :)


Runnerbelle October 27, 2009 at 8:18 pm

What a great note to get! I’m currently trying to think of a Operation Beautiful note to wear this weekend for the NYC Marathon.

No uniform for me! Just office casual now. Although most of my past jobs involved uniforms…. waitressing, lifegaurding and bartending.


Anne [email protected] Weigh of Life October 27, 2009 at 9:17 pm

What an awesome e-mail! It’s even better to know that you’ve made a difference :)


Ali October 27, 2009 at 9:59 pm

I work in the operating room and we wear scrubs and surgical hats – have you ever though of buying a surgical hat? Being in the military and also a nurse – my hat is basically the ONLY time I can show my personality…there are so many supercute ones out there too!


Linda October 28, 2009 at 7:31 pm

I get to wear a military uniform to work everyday. It’s the best thing that I could imagine to wear to work.
I’ll have to get in on the next variety pack, it was sold out when I checked the site to order ;)


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