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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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CAPECODLIGHT
4/22/2013 3:18:21 PM

I accidentally came upon your page when I was on another Spark Friend's. So glad I did, as I love the quote about the 8th deadly sin.
Congratulations to you and your family on the birth of your daughter. Good for you to pick up on Spark again also.
I have dreamed of visiting Africa one day. I know the movie "Out of Africa" romanticizes it, but I would love to see those vistas and learn about the cultures first hand. I sponsor an orphan elephant at the David Sheldrick Trust and would like a visit there as well.
I would like to add you as a Spark friend, but will wait to hear from you if that is OK with you.
All the best from a fellow New Englander.




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COOP9002
4/20/2013 12:43:28 PM

thanks for stopping by my blog. as far as the long run goes, i went about 17.5 yesterday, and am hoping to bump it up to 19 next week. with the marathon about six weeks away it's time to get serious.



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SIMPLYDEVINE1
4/19/2013 10:43:40 AM

Wow. You look great. Congratulations on your accomplishment so far. Keep moving forward!!!



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NANHBH
4/18/2013 4:02:42 PM

Hope,

That "smokin'" picture is from a couple of years ago - and about 8 pounds less than where I am right now. So that is my goal picture to get those 8 pounds back off.

It's so good to have you back! Congrats on being Motivator of the Day! See how much Spark People love you!
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4/18/2013 2:11:31 PM

emoticon Congrats on being the Motivator of Day.



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