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Sunday, June 10, 2012

This is one of my highlights being on SparkPeople hiting the 25,000 mark. I also was able to add another 500 points for buying THE SPARK COOKBOOK. I also bought THE SPARK BOOK but have'nt been able to find code on page and put it on Sparks for the 500 points for that. I hope everyone is feeling good and enjoying the weekend. Need to write a blog just about me where you get to know me . I have not told you hardly anything about me. Very hard to do. I will give you some highlights of it now. I lost over 110 pounds before coming into Sparks. Had emergency surgery for a 95% blocked cariod artery on the right side. Still having problems being weak from the weight lost and surgery. I have been maintaining my weight for over a year, doing exercises and trying to follow the diet the best I can under the circumstances Ive been in. Have not been able to cook because of the backup of soapsuds, food etc. coming up in my kitchen sick. Very unhealthy to say the least. The manager finally after fighting with them for over a year finally get a plummer out to fix the problem. The garbage disposal will be replace be cause it is very rusty in the next two weeks. My electric bill bill was out of sight and come to find out the brecker in the brecker box was broken so you conld not turn the heat off at all. And the thermastats did'nt work either. I had to pay all of the bills because the electric was used according to PGE. The management could not care less. So maybe later on this month I will be able to cook some. I consider these a great acomplishments for me finally getting these major problems taken care of. Been very unhappy, depress and upset over all of this. They treat Senior Citzens and Disabled People very poorly (not nice) many times for no reason at all. This is what Hud is about 90% of the time. Hope you Have an Enjoyable Day. God Bless Everyone and Have a Wonderful Week.

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LIVINGFREE19 6/28/2012 4:48PM

    Sorry to hear about the problems you were having. I hope everything is fine now.

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BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 6/14/2012 4:14PM

    You have been dealing such stressful issues and still come out positive - very inspiring woman!

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JERSYGRL 6/10/2012 6:17PM

    My goodness Elaine you have been through the mill! What is really amazing is that you have maintained your weight loss even though you have had some obstacles. Keep up the good work!!

Hugs, Carol

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FORBANDE 6/10/2012 7:38AM

    I'm so happy you got these things taken care of!! What major victories. It looks like you are on your way to some happier times. I'm sorry that you've been dealing with so much on top of healing. It must have been horrible. However your perseverance and strength are AMAZING!!

Thanks so much for sharing! As you said, it was very hard.

Here's to many more victories!!


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Spark Goodies

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hi Everyone I hope everyone has gotten off to a good start this year in meet your goals you have set for yourself. I am not doing that well myself right now. But what I need to know is how do you post Goodies on a computer. And also copy and paste on one. I bought my computer 2 years ago and cannot find anyone to help me with it. Have had a lot of problems with bccause Qwest Telephone Company did not set it up right to begin with. Mind you I did not know how to turn on a computer let alone anything else. The first afternoon I had it on it got stuck and I was the phone with Qwest and Dell Tecks all afternoon and evening. Needless to say I did not know one thing they was talking about. So for the next two months the computer just sat there.Dell said to find someone that could help me with it. Found this gal who in the end put things on that I did not want on it. We was on the phone with Dell techs over 4 hours that night. Had to call Dell 3-4 times since. The last call cost me $200.00 dollars for 4 phone call that I could make within the next year. I have use 1 call. Im too scared to call them about anything thing now. I wrote a post about this last week and it disappeared on the computer,found it several times flouting around on the screen. Could not get it back where it had to go so delated it. Same thing happened with 2 comments I was posting that night. So I better get this possted before it flys away again. Any help or suggestions would be most welcome. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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DEBTEVELDAHL 2/8/2012 5:14PM

    Just a quick suggestion, they have free computer classes at your local library in Portland. I know because I live here too and have signed up for them before. Perhaps you have a branch library around your neighborhood. It is also a good way to get out of the house if you find it difficult to socialize. Take care and God bless, Deb T. emoticon

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WOLFKITTY 1/27/2012 12:28AM

    Sometimes you can find a "Beginning computer" classes at community centers. They're usually pretty inexpensive. If you're not busy during the day, check the senior centers for that kind of class, too.

Just getting the basics down will help you SOOO much! You deserve to feel more confident in what you're doing.

Don't give up. It can be frustrating, but pretty soon you'll learn your way around and you'll wonder why you didn't know it all before. ;D

Take care!

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MOSTMOM1 1/24/2012 8:09AM

    To give goodies, go to a person's page and scroll down to where you see SparkGoodies. Click Give So and So a SparkGoodie. Then it will take you to a page with all the goodies. You choose the one you want to send, click it. It'll ask if you want to write a notes you can if you want, but don't have to. Then just click send.
Copy and paste is usually: Select your text. Hold down the Control button (Ctrl) and the letter C. Then, Ctrl V to paste. If you want to cut and paste, use Ctrl X instead of C.
Hope that helps.

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DANLIN60 1/19/2012 7:15PM

    the high school student is a great idea, talk to the principal at your local high school

Once you get youself all set up, we can help you with questions you may have about Sparks.

don't give up, okay emoticon emoticon

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MCDOWN75 1/19/2012 7:08AM

    Find a highschool kid that can help you. Give them $20 and they will set up a whole network for you. LOL Tech support lines are just frustrating. I can also recommend the Pc's for dummies book. It's very helpful for those just starting out. Explains things in easy to understand terms without a lot of geek speak.

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Year 2012 Happy New Year

Friday, January 06, 2012

The Year 2012 is here all ready. Time for new goals, new things and to add new friends etc. to our lives. Lets try to make this our best year of our lives yet. I want to wish everyone Happy New Year, God Bless You, Your Families and Friends and have a Wonderful Year.

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LIVINGFREE19 1/7/2012 3:57PM

    I hope everything works out for you this year, my friend!
You so deserve it.

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SMIDGON 1/7/2012 6:12AM

    Same to you, my friend!

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What A Wonderful Site This Is

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How many teams can you belong to at the same time? Have mulitible health problems so this is why I ask. Im new to the Spark Community.God Bless You and have a wonderful week. Any answer would a lot. Thank You Very Much. Talk to you latter.What a Wonderful Site this is. emoticon

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CBAILEYC 9/14/2011 10:46AM

    Hi Elaine! emoticon Welcome to SparkPeople. You and I are teammates on the SparkPortland team. Come by there if you'd like and introduce yourself to the other team members.

As for how many teams you can join - you can belong to as many teams as you'd like! You'll find so many wonderful supportive people who are going through or have been through similar situations as you may have experienced.

You're right, SparkPeople is a wonderful site. I'm glad you've found it, and wish you all the best on your journey to a healthier life!
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LINDAMARIEZ1 9/14/2011 1:18AM

    Welcome to Spark! ENJOY!!!

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