I'm with the others. Drown out the word "hope."
If you must use the word hope make it something failsafe, something useful as a downside: As a fat man Intending money I might say, "Hope I have enough free time, don't want to waste away to nothing," knowing that if I DID work that hard it would have to be one heck of a fun ride, and if I worked so hard as to "waste away to nothing," well, I'm sure I can afford a doctor to help me with a weight gain diet... ;'))
And that WOULD be a fun project, for an ex-fat - man, wouldn't it???