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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. I hope you enjoy your visit!

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No More Staycation!

I got good news today: my background check has gone through its first round and I can start work on Monday! Woohoo! Sadly, my extended unpaid vacation is over but I’m actually really happy about that. While it might sound nice to have all this time at home, I get super board and don’t want to do anything. I prefer being somewhat busy and having

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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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Making the Decision: Whole30 or Not?

I’ve been tossing around the idea of doing the Whole30 Challenge from the book It Starts With Food.  This isn’t anything new.  I originally read the book back in 2012 (there is a newer version also).  I never did the Whole30 (meaning a “whole 30 days”) after reading the book, even though I really enjoyed it and would recommend the book to others.

So I’m

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What I Ate 8/26/2014

Calories: 1430 Fat: 35g (low) Carbs: 194g (high) Protein: 65g (low)

Yesterday I thought I started off okay with some leftover pizza for breakfast (topped with fresh tomatoes) but that is where it all started to go downhill.  My schedule got changed and I was exhausted so I stopped for a huge (free) Dunkin Donuts drink before heading to school.  I didn’t check the

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The Science Behind Food

A few months ago, I bought a copy of the September 2013 Special Food Issue of Scientific American that I was super excited to read and then I misplaced it.  Well, I just found it, and it is blowing my expectations out of the water!  The articles in here have great content and were right up my alley.  I haven’t read the whole thing but

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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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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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