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My middle name is Hope and it means a lot to me I Hope we find cures. I Hope we find ways to be better people after losing weight. I was named for faith, hope, and charity. I Hope to carry that on. I have given to locks of love, MDA, children's Miracle Network, and of course Church. As you can see I've lost some since I 1st started. This was taken on the way to Branson. I was fidalling with my camera phone. There's new pictures of my mom, my DD, and of course me. I've lost some weight since then. I have a nephew in the Army and one who's a preacher. So many relatives that I can't can't. I'm distantly related to Amelia Earhart. My Dad was born in the county next to her around the same time.

Member Since: 11/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 93,942

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I am trying to be as healthy as I can. I gave up drinking 10 years ago and gave up smoking 5 years ago. I have developed Asthma but Hope to be cured one day. I had Emphesema but one day had a healing at church and recently had a picture of how far advaced it was and there was no more sign of it. I Hope to have more healings.I had a healing for macular degeneration and retina damage after a healing in church. I was not expecting it. A retina specilist checked me over and said I had no sign of it even though I had seen the x-rays of it. Halalluia

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I have cut down on soda, coffee and am drinking more water. I walk a lot. I eat more salads and vegetables and fruits. I try not to fry my meat and if I do I use Pam and Canola Oil. I take medicine which makes me gain weight but I can't stop taking it because of my health. I once didn't have a job for a year and no income.. I would walk 4 miles to a grocery store and restaurant everyday there and back. I would have coffee, search through want ads, and apply for jobs on the way there or back. I would also go to the can where people threw away their scratch off tickets and look for winners, which I did find. It helped with my cigarettes, thank God I quit, and with groceries. It was a godsend and I knew when I lost weight I would find a job. I lost 30 some odd lbs. and finally found a job. I'm back on disability now.

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I am from Joplin but I have lived in San Jose, Chicago, KC,Ft. Lauderdale, and the same town that Carrie Underwood came from. My uncle went to school with Dennis Weaver and they lived around the block from him. I have been with movie stars and think I was privelaged to be with them.

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I love Ayn Rand. I also love James Michner. I love to ballroom dance. I'm quite good at it. I like to garden and love coffee. I like pets but where I live I'm not allowed to keep them. I am thankful for my 2 daughters who I thought were never going to be born because of what I went through to have them. I am a survivor of Cancer for 35 years. I had Cancer of the Cervix but was able to have my 2nd daughter, who has given me a grandson.

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    Good Sunday morning Hope,
    I like your personal story. Your maiden name also. My mom almost used Hope as my middle name.
    I wanted to let you know I was thinking about you!
    Hope(Pun intended lol)all is great with you!
    emoticon & Blessings! emoticon
    1059 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/28/2014 9:52:36 AM
  • v COOP9002
    thanks for stopping by my spark page. our family is dong well. my wife and oldest daughter are in the throes of planning her wedding that will take place next summer. our youngest is enduring middle school. blessings
    1060 days ago
  • v IGNITEME101
    Guess great minds do think alike! lol emoticon
    1081 days ago
  • v IGNITEME101
    ♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥

    If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
    Frederick Douglass
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    1082 days ago
    Thank you so much for my goodie.
    How sweet of you!
    I added you as a friend. Hope it's ok. You've been such a good one already in the short time I've known you!
    Have a Blessed day. emoticon
    1108 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/10/2014 11:42:06 AM
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