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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Down Digestive System

Hello! I have great news, classes are over! That means its finals time so lots of studying and procrastinating too. LoL. They are next week and a take home due the 22nd so its not going to be over that soon. I still have some work to do!

A little health update, I have not been feeling well at all. Over Thanksgiving weekend, I think

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Plan for Week of Dec 8, 2013

Hello! Another quick blog tonight. Plans for the week:

Monday – I have an exam so I will spend the day studying like crazy. Exam is at 1:30. Monday night is up in the air. Get to bed early. Tuesday – I just have classes so I plan on hitting the gym in the morning. Wednesday – Long day of meetings and things. Probably a

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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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Getting It Back

Last week sometime I took my measurements and they are bad.  I’m not ready to share the exact numbers or the progress pictures yet but just take a look at my weight chart that I’ve been keeping for the last 4 and a half years.

A lot happened over the last year and a half to propel that line upward.  The two biggest things

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Crazy Week Ahead

What. A. Weekend.

There were some good things and some bad things this weekend. Let’s just say the stress levels were not low. Friday, I got some bad news that I’m still trying to resolve. Saturday, I photographed a mud run on the beach which was fun. Then I got a call from Rob though that his car broke down in Philadelphia, about an hour

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Time for Goals!

It has not been easy to keep up with my blog during school! You guys know I’m busy so I don’t need to talk about it but next week, I will have a really hard time but I promise to write at least once!

Even being so busy, I’m doing pretty well with my health goals. I’m getting a decent amount of steps in (though

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Quickie Update

Well, I can say that one benefit of being sick is that when you can’t taste your food, you only eat until you’re no longer hungry. You don’t keep eating just because it tastes good. Ha!

Yesterday, I got over 10,000 steps! Woohoo! At this rate, I’ll be back in shape in no time.

Lately, I have not been paying much attention to

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Slamming into September

Happy Friday!!  I don’t have classes on Fridays and it is such a relief!  Phew!  And just think, that was only 2 days of classes (though I was there Monday too).  I will get used to it though.  It is always hectic the first few days of school when you are trying to find classes, buy books, get your ID, etc. 

Sadly, I think

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