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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Healthy Holidays Week 7: Be Happy

Weekly Focus:  Be Happy

This week is an easy task.  Every day, I want you to come to write something positive down.  It could be something good that happened that day, something that just makes you happy, something you like about yourself, etc.  I want you to find something to smile about each and every day!  It doesn’t have to be health related.  I

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Babies & Bachelorettes

I feel like this weekend was almost a “last fling” with non-Paleo foods (this is excluding Christmas of course and Lauren’s wedding on New Year’s Eve too).  I just made sure to enjoy myself in moderation! 

First up was my cousin’s baby shower on Friday night.  It is her second baby – the first was a boy and this is a girl so we

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Inspiring Women

I forgot to post my challenge from yesterday!  It was to tell us something that inspires you to be healthy and fit.  What I find most inspiring are strong, sculpted women. Not just women who look strong, but who *are* strong, especially the athletes who participate in CrossFit. Every workout I do is not only to help me lose weight and look good (because who

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Derby Divas

Rob and I barely sat still again this weekend (surprise surprise).  Friday, after I drove home from school, Rob and I had a party for a friend’s 30th birthday.  It was a surprise party at a local restaurant.  We had a really great time!  We are friends with the couple but not really friends with their friends.  We really got a chance to talk to

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Hurricane Sandy Recap

Good news!  Power is back on at my house in NJ.  They warned us it may go out again but I’m just happy the heat is back on.  It was getting a little chilly last night!  The final report is no damage at my place (and my parents’ house).  We are only a few miles inland from Atlantic City so we were pretty lucky.  We

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Surviving Sandy! (So Far)

Hello everyone! We are all safe here at the Chicken Scoop. That includes friends and family! The storm wasn’t as scary here (at my house) as Irene last year. Just lots and lots of rain. There are wind advisories today though until mid afternoon. It wasn’t bad here but the islands all along the NJ coast got hit pretty bad with flooding. I’ve seen lots

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Saint Louis Day 3: Marathon Day!

Sunday, we woke up super early for the big day.  Luckily, being from the East Coast, it didn’t feel that early for us.  I had already laid out all my gear the night before.  I use a lot of stuff when I run!!

We were both still kind of full from dinner since we ate kind of late so we had a

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Miracle

Holy Moly I slept!!!

Real blog post for today: Paleo Believer