Hey I'm Angela! My blog is a little bit of everything in my life: a 30-year-old married graduate student trying to get healthy and lose weight!

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Insanity Review: Month 2 & Final Results
Gluten Hangover
Adjusting My Workouts
DIY: Shoe Traction Pads
Review: TwoGrand Smartphone App
My New Routine: Lifting, HIIT, and Low Carb


Up and Running

Hey everyone! It has been a busy week around and I’ve been feeling really run down. We’re about mid way through the semester so everything is getting crazy. Lots of work, lots of studying, lots of research, little sleep.

So on Saturday, with everything piling up, I decided to stay home from rugby! I love being there for Rob but I really needed a day off and he agreed. I spent most of the day slowly getting work done in between housework like laundry and cleaning. You can only put off those things for so long before you can no

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Finding the Time

Yesterday, the scale decided it had enough of my crap and decided to scare me into action.  I stepped on and saw some numbers I really didn’t like followed by a final number I wasn’t too excited about either.  I hadn’t weighed myself in a few weeks and have been just doing whatever I want lately.  The scale reflected this for me.

On the bright side, my weight was back to “normal” today, the same as a few weeks back.  I must have been bloated but that number scared the

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Week in Pictures 10/6/14

Happy October!!!  So I’m a little late.  It has been a hectic week…

Always spending time at school and now I shadow at the clinic 2 days per week.  I had to go up to campus an extra day this week so that kind of stunk.  4 hours of commuting kills me!

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I caught up on my little garden.  We really don’t

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WIAW: Pumpkin Time!

Since I’ve been slacking at blog posts lately, I thought I would make it a bit more fun for myself and do some typical blogger posts.  Welcome to What I Ate Wednesday!  This will just include recipes or yummy foods I’ve been having as of late.

Pumpkin Everything

I’m not obsessed with pumpkin like the rest of America seems to be.  I just made some pumpkin muffins and then needed to use up the rest of the can so I had to get creative.

WIAW: Pumpkin Time!

Pedal Paddle Run Race Recap

This past Saturday was the annual Pedal Paddle Run in Absecon, NJ.  I don’t know how long they have been doing this race but I heard about it last year and knew I would have to participate one year.  Well, this was the year! 


The day started out easy enough.  No wait, I lie.  The day started out with my alarm clock not going

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Budgeting For Health


I’ve decided that I need to cut back on a few things, not just for my health but for my budget too. You all know that I am in school and this means that I have a very limited budget. My husband works but his income covers the minimum expenses. I depend on student loans for all school expenses and in the end, there is little left over.

In order to enjoy the good things in life, we budget out fun things like going to the Renaissance Faire, traveling for his rugby team, nights out on the town, etc. This

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Busier Than Ever!

What another crazy week!  Nothing exciting this week to share like last week.  The only big thing that I have a picture of is the kilt I made for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire:

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My mom helped a ton and we

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This Week With Me: Sewing & Ice Cream Hats

This past week has been pretty crazy!  Last Wednesday, I left my house at 6:30AM and walked in the front door at 12:30 AM (as in Thursday morning).  I was beat and went to bed as soon as I could but was awoken all night by calf spasms from my Body Beast Legs workout on Tuesday.  This was the start of sleep deprivation for me.

Thursday was spent hanging out with my sister.  I wore compression socks under my jeans all day which dramatically helped the soreness.  My poor thighs had to suffer though.  That night, Rob and I headed

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