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Kicking around a name
7/12/2014 9:55:19 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have been wanting to name a baby boy after my grampa for a few years now. When he came thru ellis island from Transylvania his name was Enrich Jack...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Swimming Update
7/9/2014 10:51:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, I graduated May 10, and here it is 2 months later and tonight I finally had my first good swim at my new gym! There are a few issues that I've h...  Read more

JPONCIN

Good To Know
7/7/2014 9:20:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

A couple weeks ago, I had a cool experience. One of the personal trainers at the gym I work at was picking his son up from child care, and as he was p...  Read more

JPONCIN

Tired so tired
7/7/2014 9:05:32 AM,  7 COMMENTS

This was one of those weeks where I could take 3 naps a day if you let me. Thank goodness my work schedule is getting cut down by 1 hour. So I am off...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Happy July!
7/1/2014 8:45:49 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The past week has not been the most amazing for calories or exercise or sugar for that matter. I have been getting this nasty habit of getting a diffe...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Gender guessing is over!
6/27/2014 10:39:23 AM,  10 COMMENTS

My mom can't fight me on what sex the baby will be. We are having a little boy, penis and testicles were present this morning! So happy to finally...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Hello Summer!
6/19/2014 9:02:18 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Or it will be here any day now and the temps are sure showing it. They finally turned the AC on at my job which is nice, I was kinda dreading going an...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Wheelin' Around the Lake
6/15/2014 6:02:14 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday I celebrated my 44th birthday weekend with 44 miles by bike at the McLean County Metric. What a perfect day!!!! I started early because we...  Read more

JPONCIN

Pool is back lifting is back!
6/11/2014 8:37:11 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I am back to the gym! Last week I just felt drained all stinking week. When I take dance classes I can feel somewhere around 2/3rd of the class throug...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Eating Clean Since 2014
6/8/2014 8:53:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm working really hard on my food, once again, finally. Here's my food journal! www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/jennponcin This morning...  Read more

JPONCIN

Growth Spurt
6/5/2014 8:56:21 AM,  7 COMMENTS

It's been a long tiring week. I guess the baby was going through a lot of growing this week cuz I feel like I have no energy in me at all and my stoma...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

20 Miler
6/1/2014 5:36:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday morning was perfect for a long ride!!! I could've stayed out all day!!! However, I had a crapload of housework waiting for me, so I settled...  Read more

JPONCIN

Hello, Gold's Gym...
5/29/2014 9:36:43 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I started my NEW JOB at Gold's Gym. The job? Child care. The reason? Free membership. I have a gym membership again, problem solved. ;) A...  Read more

JPONCIN

Working with what I got
5/28/2014 1:52:52 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Has not been a good week, has not been a bad week. I went to see my mom for my dad's birthday. We ate at his favorite Chinese restraunt, ordered his...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Blackhawk Country Roads 2014
5/26/2014 7:52:03 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm late getting here to type about my bike ride Saturday because it's been a busy weekend, but I had a fun ride with my friend Jean! She did fabulous...  Read more

JPONCIN

On the mend
5/21/2014 8:27:35 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Ralph is doing much better. Later that day after I wrote, he got nuts and was dieing for a walk. It's like he suddenly had all this built up energy to...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Weekend at last
5/17/2014 9:46:14 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Ralph went in for a procedure yesterday, he had 2 tumors removed. Poor guy is still feeling pretty miserable today. Hopefully as the day goes on he wi...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Goodbye 1st trimester
5/15/2014 8:11:16 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I am officially 14 weeks today, out of the risky risky period! I finally posted on fb about the pregnancy with this photo my friend took for me. Check...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Life After School
5/12/2014 12:38:19 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is weird because I'm home and my kids are at school. I'm enjoying every minute of it, even though I'm doing housework! ;) I had too much...  Read more

JPONCIN

No Sugar No Wheat Update
5/8/2014 5:39:28 PM,  1 COMMENTS

As I wrote about in my last blog entry, I have given up sugar (only use small amounts of honey, maple, or molasses for sweetening) and wheat. At...  Read more

JWARD199

SAHM...pfft!!!
5/8/2014 3:23:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today I decided since I was up at 3am cleaning my house, I would take a nap after all my kids left for school. And then, bike to the pool when it open...  Read more

JPONCIN

It's Over
5/7/2014 9:39:59 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This is going to sound a lot like pregnancy/childbirth, but now that I'm done student teaching, I'm ready to get my body back!!! ;) I stepped on...  Read more

JPONCIN

Still at it
5/7/2014 8:02:40 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Eating has gotten better, avoiding junk more and going for whats in the house. Calories have been higher still. I really can't imagine staying at 2000...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Tour de Exchange
5/3/2014 4:10:12 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This morning was around 50F for my first ride of the season, a 25-miler in Charleston, IL. It warmed up nicely and was 60F by the time my friend and I...  Read more

JPONCIN

TED Talk
5/1/2014 4:15:45 PM,  4 COMMENTS

We have been studying nutrition and the digestive system this past 2 weeks in my classroom, and we showed this video to our 120 7th graders: https:...  Read more

JPONCIN

Feeling like an addict
5/1/2014 8:38:38 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Being pregnant is really no excuse. This week has been BAD. I got a bag of Easter jelly beans and I have been measuring them out with a 1/4th cup. A r...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Worse...
4/30/2014 6:05:44 AM,  4 COMMENTS

This cold is kicking my butt, but the real problem is that I can't sleep! I'm not even that congested, just have a nasty cough and I feel like crap....  Read more

JPONCIN

Not Feeling Great
4/28/2014 8:45:08 PM,  3 COMMENTS

On Saturday I got on my hands and knees and scrubbed my kitchen floor, and it took 2 hours because it was so nasty! School has taken its toll this pas...  Read more

JPONCIN

Rainy dreary day
4/28/2014 9:04:09 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Saturday we bit the bullet and told Scott's dad about the pg. He was excited I knew he would be. I just didn't wanna tell family early incase anything...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Hormones take over
4/26/2014 8:10:02 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Last night before bed I was dumb and poured broth on the ground in the dogs yard. Which led to Ralph wanting to lick the grass and me stepping on a ro...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

5 Days of Logging
4/25/2014 9:28:53 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today is my 5th day of logging and I've had a pretty good first week back in the swing. Not perfect, but not bad either. I've been swimming/biking eve...  Read more

JPONCIN

Bowling After Knee Surgery
4/23/2014 9:22:35 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Wow I bowled 4 games last night with some friends and I'm feeling it today! I had ACL reconstruction 8 years ago; the ACL is the ligament that keeps...  Read more

JPONCIN

2 days in a row 5 am gym classes
4/23/2014 7:58:20 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Really trying to fit the exercise in this week. It's nice when getting out of class now at 6 am, it's light out. Hopefully next week things will be ca...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Here I Am, Let's Do This!
4/21/2014 6:19:25 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm on my way out the door to swim, but just wanted to check in and say I'm BACK!!! School is done for the most part and I'm logging my food/exercise...  Read more

JPONCIN

Exhausted
4/17/2014 8:41:00 AM,  7 COMMENTS

This week has been a struggle with getting to the gym. I drug myself out of bed this morning. Which was really hard cuz my alarm went off when I was...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Baby
4/14/2014 5:44:05 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I feel like I can finally say the words "pregnant" and "baby". We had our first doctors appointment today and it was moving its little hand bugs an...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

20 Mile Week
4/12/2014 10:07:14 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I got more than 20 miles on my bike this week thanks to spring!!! :D I got 3 days of riding in the books for the week, thanks to 2 days of my van ne...  Read more

JPONCIN

The stuff men don't have to go through
4/9/2014 8:34:24 AM,  7 COMMENTS

So I told my old job about the new job and the pg on Monday. My bosses first reaction was "Am I the last to know your PG????" Really? as if we are fri...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

When Life Gives You Lemons
4/9/2014 7:05:27 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday I got about 12 miles on my bike thanks to my van tire/brake/rim breaking down, and it was a lovely day, thankfully! Also thankfully, I love...  Read more

JPONCIN

No idea where this came from...
4/9/2014 12:46:38 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I didn't get to the gym today. I worked (and up a sweat at work). I went to dinner and had hot wings and a deep fried burger. I decided that i...  Read more

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