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Seeing the positives
7/31/2014 10:33:03 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I am really starting to feel my energy dwindle as time goes on. Doing songs in my dance class and barely being able to enjoy them. It will all return...  Read more

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Miles of Smiles
7/26/2014 10:53:41 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This morning I woke up at 4am, was out the door by 5:15 with all my gear, and then on the road with my bike by 6am for Miles of Smiles. I finished my...  Read more

JPONCIN

Awwwwesome
7/26/2014 9:08:48 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I have been so frustrating with my stomach shape since I got pregnant. Jealous of nice round bellies. Everyone is like "oooh no it will round out! Yo...  Read more

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What a week
7/24/2014 11:54:39 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Last Friday we dealt with my dad being gone 1 year. Somehow I think 4th of July was harder, since it was our holiday together. Monday night my 2nd cou...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

You know what to do
7/17/2014 10:02:29 AM,  8 COMMENTS

So I have been back on the straight for 3 days now. I did not wake up for any dance classes this week. I have been eating much better tho. I have not...  Read more

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Depend on Yourself
7/16/2014 4:56:58 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This is a motto that has served me well over the years, and it would do me good to remember it as often as I can! I typed a blog the other day an...  Read more

JPONCIN

Please don't tell me my weight
7/15/2014 8:39:09 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Yes maybe I have been in denial this pregnancy over my weight. I can still do all my jumps in WERQ and I can still stand for an 8 hr day at work just...  Read more

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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