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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It’s Sled Day

Today’s workout was pretty interesting. I got there and no one else was there. I actually double checked that it was Wednesday because, being home all the time, you lose track of days. Well, I confirmed it was definitely Wednesday and theorized that no one was there because it was freaking 22º outside! Once other people arrived, there was a consensus that no one was

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Book Review: Eat The Yolks

It isn’t really a secret around here that I am a big fan of the Paleo Diet. When this book came out, I wanted a copy but just couldn’t rationalize spending the money on a book that probably told me things I already knew. When the Kindle copy went on sale, I jumped right on it!

I am very happy I ended up buying

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June 2015 Goals

I said I wasn’t making any goals this month. Then I noticed that June conveniently starts on a Monday. HOW CAN I RESIST?! My internal planner, start-on-a-Monday personality came out and I just HAD to make a few goals.

1. Finish Reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I’ve had this book for a while but couldn’t get into it at first. Now that I’ve made

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Book Review: Cooking with Coconut Oil

Last week, I was kindly provided with a copy of the new cookbook Cooking with Coconut Oil by Elizabeth Nyland over at Guilty Kitchen.  This cookbook was provided to me for free by the author and FitFluential for the purpose of giving feedback.  This review is all my own, honest opinions.

Cooking with Coconut Oil doesn’t just have great recipes but they are also gluten-free

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30-By-30 & Super Shred Diet

Weight: 181 lbs

Instead of the usual 30 By 30 update this week, I’m going to talk about “the plan” for the next few weeks.

I’m obviously stuck in a rut. My workouts are a bit irregular but getting better. My nutrition is great some days and iffy to poor other days. Something drastic needs to happen. I mentioned this week that Rob and I

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Book Review: Grain Brain

If you are familiar with my blog, you know I support the Paleo Diet and often eat that way (though not always).  At one time, I was a distance runner so I thought I needed more carbs than non-endurance athletes, but as a recovering injured runner that isn’t the case now.  Also, a few months ago, I was looking for research on the “right

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Book Review: Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

I received this book for free for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. I was compensated in no other way.

When I got the opportunity to get a copy of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto, I jumped at the chance! I loved the description of the book and couldn’t wait to get started. Sadly, it came during midterms

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A Muddy Study Weekend

Happy Thursday!  Good news, I survived this week so far.  I have one more night of shadowing tonight from 6-8 so I will get home late but then it’s the weekend! 

But that doesn’t really mean a thing when you are in grad school.  Coming up in the next 2 weeks, I have 1 very hard homework, 1 group presentation, and 3 midterm

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