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Hello! I am "Hope". Actually, my first name is Maureen :)

I guess the first thing you should know about me is that I live a pretty unconventional life. I live in a VERY rural village in Western Kenya with my husband and three children. (Originally I hale from Vermont.)

I started this journey at 315 lbs. Before I got pregnant with my daughter, I had lost 130 lbs, and was weighing in at 185 lbs. I don't know my exact weight today... my last weigh in was at 215 lbs ...
Hello! I am "Hope". Actually, my first name is Maureen :)

I guess the first thing you should know about me is that I live a pretty unconventional life. I live in a VERY rural village in Western Kenya with my husband and three children. (Originally I hale from Vermont.)

I started this journey at 315 lbs. Before I got pregnant with my daughter, I had lost 130 lbs, and was weighing in at 185 lbs. I don't know my exact weight today... my last weigh in was at 215 lbs when I was 9 months pregnant.

I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl on April 2nd, 2013. She was and is my motivation to return to Spark, and get serious about taking care of my health and wellness again.
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LUCKYDOGFARM
12/3/2013 2:26:22 PM

Hey Hope! I do hope that you are enjoying the book. Doing the work. It's short work, mentally tough at times but so worth the effort!
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LEANNROCKS
9/10/2013 7:33:01 AM

Thank you for commenting on my blog. Hope all is going well for you!
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MSANITAL
7/24/2013 3:22:09 PM

Thank you so much for the comment on my blog.. truly encouraging.. and motivating.. it made me remember that before I had my first baby 20 years ago, I always rode my bike and of course I did not ride when I was expecting and about 2 years after she was born then I needed to upgrade to a bike that would be able to have a child seat on the back so I put my road bike away and purchased a "normal bike" and put a child seat on it I would take her for long slow and easy rides.. those where the best rides I had.. and good exercise too.. Thanks again, have a great weekend



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MAMAFARINA
7/24/2013 11:49:45 AM

Wow, that sounds so exciting living in Kenya.
A big change indeed. You have a beautiful family.
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