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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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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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TONYATIME
7/24/2013 11:29:45 AM

Thanks for your comment on my blog, it's nice to meet you!!! I just started getting up early last week tomorrow will complete two weeks of doing this and I feel so much better starting my day with calories burned! :) But, I totally know what you mean by not getting up early... its still an adjustment for me.
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