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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A Partner in Diet Crime

First, I had a great weekend. It was insanely busy and I was a little emotional at times but overall, it was good.

I had two presentations for my Arbonne business which were lots of fun but also a lot of work. I have learned that I dislike hosting and presenting together. I was frazzled trying to do it all! But luckily this isn’t normally

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My New Routine: Lifting, HIIT, and Low Carb

Back when I was new to working out, I just did whatever came along.  It was hard to get started but if I had a chance to do something, that is what I did.  I started with a workout game on my Wii.  Then it changed to training for a 5K that a friend was organizing.  Then I joined a gym with a friend who

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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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Plan for Week of Dec 2, 2013

Happy December! What a strange thing I’m doing – blogging on a weekend and late in the evening! But I felt like it so…

This holiday weekend was spent totally lounging. I should have done more school work but I did not and it is what it is. I spent time with family, with Rob, with myself. I got tons of de-stressing. I only hit

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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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Weighing the Fat

Wowza what a week!  So obviously I was busy with school.  I really wanted to blog this week and felt like I had so much to say but couldn’t take the time away from studying.  Anyway, 2 midterms down and I have a free moment!

This week, I noticed I was kind of dragging like I mentioned.  I’ve also been reading Burn the Fat, Feed

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Out of Habit

I have really been eating too many treats lately…

Summer is always the worst for me because I love, love, love ice cream.  Summer is over though and its time to get back to healthier eating.  On the bright side though, the last few months, I have maintained my weight while still enjoying myself!  To me, that is a good, healthy mindset –

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Tri-State Traveller

Happy Monday! I’m in my third state for today already, as in: New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania! I had to make sure some forms got submitted at my old school so I drove down to take care of it in person. Now, I have class at 1:30 in Philly. I’m going to crash of exhaustion tonight!

So anyway, nothing to exciting this weekend. Rob and

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