Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. Why “The Chicken Scoop”?  Well, when I started this blog, we had just gotten a small flock of chickens and the name just stuck!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Accountability

Accountability is exactly the reason why I’m going to start tracking again.  I know, I know, just last week I said I didn’t need to because I know how to eat right.  But right now I’m in denial.  I’m not tracking and I know when I’m eating crappy but I just pretend like its ok, like I don’t know that I’m way over on calories, like if no one knows then who cares.  But enough is enough!  I’m going to track my food today to try to get me back in line.  This way, there is a possibility that a friend might check up on me (on Spark People, you can share your nutrition tracker which I do).  Even if no one does, there is still that chance that someone will see “2 cups Peanut Butter Ice Cream 8 billion calories”.  LoL

Seriously though, beer and ice cream have made it back into our house on too regular of a basis.  Once in a while is ok but lately its been too often.  And its starting to remind me of way before I ever joined Spark People!  Not good…

And you guys all know how my workouts are going, they aren’t!  Last night, I thought all the world was against me with my workout.  First, I got a chip in my windshield!  UGH!  I got an appointment to get it fixed that afternoon after classes which meant I would be getting home an hour later than usual.  Then I got home and had at least 2 sets of visitors!  Not that I minded because one was my brother who I don’t get to see often so I was happy to chat but I almost didn’t have time to work out.  By the time everyone was gone, dinner was ready but Rob just kept it warm while I did a quick workout with my UFC Trainer on XBox Kinect.  So I got something in!  Not the run I wanted but it was something and my upper body is feeling it today!

On another note, I stopped by a different farm stand on the way home yesterday and it was awesome!  It is always packed and I can see why.

I wanted local honey (for allergies).  They only had one jar of the kind I wanted so I have to go back (oh gee darn) or go right to the honey farm which I also pass on my way home.  Also, I kept my purchases to a minimum because I only had $15.  Well, they take credit cards!  HA!  On Wednesday, I am going to stop in to get my produce for the week.  Love it!  I also got some Apple Butter sweetened with honey yesterday.  Can’t wait to try it!

On a negative, I am starting to feel sick.  I have been fighting something for a while now.  Just a tickle in the nose or throat.  Then Rob got really sick last week.  This morning,  I woke up with a sore throat and kept sneezing.  Here it comes!  Let’s hope it goes away quickly or is a mild cold or something.  I don’t want to spend my first weekend free laying on the couch with the sniffles!  I have running I need to do!  And homework!  And cleaning!  Speaking of which, its time to start my day!

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1 comment to Accountability

  • Haley

    Oh I so wish I had a honey stand down on the way home! We do have tons of local honey on Maui and in the islands in general, though, so that's nice. I actually have to go pick some up for my hubby because he's totally lost his voice [he won't admit to being sick yet though].

    I hope you feel better soon. Lots of honey, lots of micronutrients, lots of rest!! 🙂

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