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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Christmas 2013

Okay, here is the obligatory after Christmas post! 

In case you missed it, Rob and I host Christmas breakfast every year and this year was turning out to be a big one!  It seemed like everyone was coming (and they did!). 

Rob is one of 6 kids and I am one of 4, so between our two families, we can pack a

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Blogging Limbo

I’m back from vacation!  Well, not really.  The last few days, I took sort of a personal vacation from life.  I stayed home a lot, I cleaned the house, I studied or not, I hung out with Rob, I skipped the gym, and I obviously ignored my blog.  And it was just what I needed.

Here are some tidbits from the last week or so.

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Weekends Are Too Fast

It’s Monday’s already?? I definitely don’t have enough time over the weekends or enough organization. The time just speeds right by!

I have no idea what I did on Friday. There were attempts at homework. Then I had a major headache for the early afternoon followed by a crappy gym session. I sooooo did not want to be there (and it didn’t help that when

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Gluten Hangover

I have to admit, Rob and I have been really lax on the whole no-gluten-eat-paleo thing lately. I started to ease up a few months ago and finally just stopped worrying altogether in June for the sake of my sanity. It was enough to just worry about getting a workout and tracking my food without having to stress over the types of food.

But the

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Clean Home Happy Home

What a day yesterday!  I took a rest day from the gym but I spent the whole day cleaning and organizing.  We are still dealing with all of the boxes from when I moved home.  We have doubles of things or things we just don’t know where to put (seriously, I have way too many textbooks).  My in-laws were coming over for dinner though so

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Days in Pictures

I can’t seem to put my thoughts together today so instead of writing, I’m just going to recap my weekend/week in pictures (and captions). 

Rob’s favorite flower

Heavy Lifting – Finding 1 Rep Max

Minty Fresh

Roses from the Dead (Bush)

Edible Arrangements

Corner Office

\I’m having trouble with Picasa downloading more pics so that’s it for

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FrogFuel Giveaway!

Before I post about my whirlwind of a weekend (as usual), I need to do a quick post about some samples I received! FrogFuel sent me some free samples of their protein shots in the mail for the purpose of review and to set up a giveaway!

I got them last week and decided to try them as a post-workout supplement rather than a

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Healthy Holidays Week 8

Hello there!  I don’t know if anyone is reading today but I must blog.  I was deathly sick last week and am finally feeling better.  Amid all that bobsledding fun, I got food poisoning.  Severe.  Details not required but I was sick from Wednesday through Thursday.  Then I was still woozy and couldn’t eat a thing.  I’m still feeling off, as its hard to eat

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