SparkPeople Royal Oak Twigs Team Messageboard This group is open to everyone... we're aiming to gather members from Royal Oak and other 'burbs to the north of Detroit. SparkPeople Royal Oak Twigs Team Messageboard Looking for workout partner(s) I am 27 years old and looking for workout buddies. I currently reside in the Oak Park area and travel (pretty much anywhere) to exercise. I love to walk and hike. I am not in the best shape but getting there. Please let me know if you are interested.On the weekends I go to the river walk and belle isle to walk approx. 6 miles and run the joe louis arena stairs. <BR> <BR> I would be more than happy to have company. <BR> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:50:50 EST New to Sparkpeople :) Hi Everyone. My name is Danielle and I am 31 years old. I've been heavy since I was a child and as an adult the pounds kept adding on. I always thought that I had to settle for being overweight, but one day I woke up and realized that I could change it all for myself and my kids. Sooo here I am taking it one day at a time and I'm actually excited about it for the first time ever! Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:46:17 EST New to the group Hey everyone, <BR> I've been a member of spark now for almost a month, and I am absolutely loving the motivation it brings. I am from the Waterford area, so not quite Royal Oak, but not very far either. I would be interested in finding new spark friends as well as workout buddies that may be interested. If you are interested then feel free to let me know....Good luck everyone! <em>252</em> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:12:18 EST hi everyone I'm from royal oak. I need to lose weight because i have high blood pressure and don't want to go on medication. And i would like to have more energy to run after my two year old. I have used spark people for a little over a month and my blood pressure is way down. <em>30</em> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:49:24 EST LA Fitness Anyone here workout at LA Fitness in Royal Oak in the am? I get there at 5am on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays right now. I plan on adding cardio only (maybe swimming but it will depend on the temp when the time comes) on Tuesdays come March. Just curious. Sat, 22 Jan 2011 18:36:19 EST Hi from Ferndale Hi, my name is Jen.. I am 29y F. I am currently trying to lose about 10-15lb or turn those lbs into muscle! I consider myself to be moderately active most of the time, although I have been having a hard time staying active in this weather. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a fitness buddy to work out with me at LA Fitness. I usually go to the Royal Oak location but I'll go to any of them in the area. I'm usually available in the late afternoon/evening. I prefer someone of similar age(25-35ish) and... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 06:37:23 EST SparkDetroit Annual Picnic If anyone is interested, there is a SparkDetroit picnic July 18th. All the details are at <BR> arkrally.asp?event=8656 Mon, 12 Jul 2010 08:49:23 EST I'm back baby! :) I'm back!!!! Life is slowing down at the homefront and my daughter is back at school full-time! :) I have rejoined my gym (Lifetime Fitness) and have decided to take on a vegetarian diet (with the help of a nutritionist). I have discovered my love of black beans and green peppers! :) <BR> <BR> If any of you have a lifetime membership, I would love to work out with you some time! I can rarely make the early morning walks because of my Lila but I am open to meeting in an afternoon or e... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 02:32:30 EST Happy Day The sun was out, the weather was warmer, and I have dropped 3 pant sizes. Went shopping to buy some new clothes. Only a few things cause I no that I'm going to keep dropping. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 19:04:06 EST Fitness 19 Hi everyone, I have been trying to get exercise in at home and I just can't. Fitness 19 is only $8 a month so I'm going to go join tomorrow. I can stop there on my way home from work. Sat, 3 Oct 2009 22:05:41 EST Gym/ work out class Does anyone know of a work out class in or around Royal Oak that is very inexpensive? <BR> I would love to try boxing! Mon, 22 Jun 2009 22:32:51 EST Impromptu lunch... any joiners???? :) I am going to lunch tomorrow at the Waterstone Cafe and Grill on Woodward (just north of the zoo) tomorrow at 1 p.m. Any joiners??? email me @ and let me know. :) <BR> <BR> Laurel Wed, 11 Feb 2009 02:52:55 EST Anyone up for a walk today? (Tuesday) Hi Twigs! I'm off work today, recovering from surgery, and cannot stand to be inside!! What amazing weather. <BR> <BR> I have an appt at 11:30, but would like to go for a walk today, maybe around RO or a nearby park. <BR> <BR> Is anyone interested in an afternoon power-stroll? If so, pick a time after 1:30pm and a place and I'll be there!!! <BR> <BR> I can also do this tomorrow, after 1pm. <BR> Love to all! Tue, 10 Feb 2009 09:22:52 EST Winter cartoon With today being warmer than this last week, I can laugh at the cold. I received an email picture titled "Tired of winter?". I wish I could have printed it for you. It showed a snowman on a park bench with a frustrated look on his face and a noose round his neck tied to a tree.... <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> I hope no one finds this offensive, but it was the last thing I expected to see. His carrot nose was drooping and he looked so silly. Sat, 7 Feb 2009 12:14:59 EST Feb 7 Rally/Walk at Oakland Mall Sorry for the short notice.... <BR> <BR> Wanna walk? Meet 1:00 pm this Saturday at Oakland Mall by the Steve& Barry's Entrance. (Okay, so Steve & Barry's aren't there)'s close to JC Penney but on the side towards Macy's. There's a special entrance there with lockers...50 cents to leave your coat, boots or whatever. It's one mile to do the outer ring of the upper, lower and main level. How many laps depends on the walkers themselves. <BR> <BR> It's a fun way to meet the Twigs and... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 22:09:21 EST Hi from Roseville Hi there, <BR> <BR> I just joined. Hope you guys don't mind, but RO is close & I'd love to have some work out friends in my area!!! My hobbies include dog training & showing (semi-professional...My forte is agility & obedience.), music, art, but mostly my dogs :) <BR> <BR> My name is Gail & I have 4 rescue dogs. 3 do agility & obedience and 2 do rally currently. I've shown in weight pulling & flyball also. I've been to the CPE Nationals twice & the AAC Nationals in Canada. We've got a lon... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 15:05:30 EST Who is SICK of this weather? I'm really tired of the cold. Anyone else? I missed going to the gym a few days last week because I didn't want to go out into the cold. I want it to be spring. Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:40:11 EST weight tracker i see under everyone there is a weight tracker. some have - lbs in increments while others have the start weight and their end weight on a tracker. how do i get one of those for my page? Fri, 16 Jan 2009 08:35:10 EST ferndale mom looking to lose some lbs hey!! i recently joined sparks on the recommendation of a good friend who lives in az. i would like to lose 40-50lbs. i have gained weight over the years and want the scale to start going the right way...down. i would like to join a gym in the area but everything seems so expensive. does anyone have recommendations? i am going to start mall walking next week. i would start sooner but a recent death in the family and i have a lot to do until then. my name is kara and i cant wait to meet some w... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 08:33:21 EST Twig Rally I'm looking forward to Saturday!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> So far those planning on attending: LAURAD81, LAUREL, SQUEEGEE, APPLE2BOO, TIGERBOMB76, QUEENOFSCHMOOZE <BR> <BR> TANYA sent her regrets--son's birthday party. (We understand and hope you can make it another time.) Sun, 11 Jan 2009 20:22:56 EST January silliness Ole and Sven had really 'packed on the pounds' by over-eating during Christmas and the New Year's Holidays, so their doctor put them on the same diet. <BR> <BR> 'I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least 5 pounds. <BR> <BR> When they returned, they shocked their doctor by having lost nearly 25 POUNDS each. <BR> <BR> <BR> 'Why, that's positively amazing!' the doctor said. 'Did you f... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 13:48:23 EST People magazine... This week's people magazine is FULL of nutritional info and tips on weight loss. It is the "Half their Size" edition and sparkpeople is mentioned because one of the members is profiled. :) <BR> <BR> I was shocked how many pages of info there was. Plus, a lot of inspirational profiles, which helps me. I am always moved by other people's accomplishments and it inspires me to try harder. <BR> <BR> Check it out... $4.49 for the magazine but the information it holds is priceless. ;) <BR> ... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:57:51 EST HI from Waterford! Just wanted to introduce myself to the Team. I am 27 and getting ready to go back to school. I have been married to an amazing man for a little over a year and have decided to finally get healthy! I have been battling weight issues for a few years now and i have finally got to my breaking point after looking in photos and hating every one of them. I have been tracking my calories and have been working out 4-6 days per week. My goal is to lose the weight and keep it off! Any help along the way... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:41:05 EST cardio demos? Ive used the strength training demo video links quite a bit. I havent been able to find cardio demos though. Is there a catalogue link, or something that Im just missing? Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:10:46 EST Revisting Sparkpeople ...ferndale I've been on sparkpeople since 2007. Made it a goal of mine to use it more often into the new year. I work out at the RO YMCA. I have been working with a trainer there and it has been very successful. <BR> <BR> I am always up for outdoor walking/running if anyone is interested. <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 15:42:38 EST SparkPeople Jan Bootcamp Since a few of us are working on this Bootcamp, I thought I would create a thread so we could post without driving the rest of the team crazy. <BR> <BR> Day 1: I was pretty happy with myself. It didn't kick my butt, but it kept me moving. <BR> <BR> Day 2: I thought this would be a piece of cake. It looked easy and I usually do okay on the lower body exercises.....Boy did this surprise me. It was waaaay harder that I thought. Gotta try those exercises again to get better at that! Mon, 5 Jan 2009 16:14:38 EST Looking for a treadmill... I am looking to buy a used/new treadmill. Mine is fried and I am on the verge of tears about it. <BR> <BR> I know I sound like a big baby, but you have no idea how much that treadmill meant to me. It was my freedom to walk inside when the weather is utter crap. <BR> <BR> I am not looking for a handout... just wanted to know if anyone has a treadmill they want to sell. <BR> <BR> Thanks... Laurel <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2009 21:33:48 EST Anyone work out at the Ferndale Snap? I just signed up for membership there. I'm going to try it out for a few months. So far I like it, I go late at night and it's generally not all that busy. Anyone else a member? Fri, 2 Jan 2009 00:53:25 EST ack... spent the day setting things up Imagine the more I do this computer stuff, the easier it will become. I'm glad I started before New Years Day. I set up my fitness page and recorded everything I ate. What a pain, <em>100</em> but I think Im getting the hang of it. I am delighted to see that what I normally eat (so far, after ONE day LOL) in a day is well within my calorie range. Ive never counted calories before. I always felt like I wasnt over eating, so this pretty much confirms that the missing piece is exercize. ... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 18:29:10 EST Southfield here actually North East corner, so Im right by Royal Oak, Berkley and Birmingham. I joined SparkPeople months ago, but was overwhelmed by the site. Still havent figured out how to use everything, but Im going to give it an honest try this time. <BR> <BR> I posted on a welcome board yesterday, but I am pretty sure I goofed, and who knows where my post is. I thought it was on the Detroit team, but nope... so today, I searched a bit harder and found this Royal Oak team, which is perfect. <B... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:53:12 EST Hi from Ferndale Hey, I'm an old Sparker who's new to Detroit. I live in Ferndale, and would love to see this group become more active in the new year. Workout support is always helpful! <BR> <BR> I'm at the RO YMCA, if anyone else is. I workout in the morning, and would love a buddy to motivate me to get there in this crappy weather. <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Dec 2008 14:37:50 EST team hopes Hi group. It seems as if there's nothing going on here. Well I'm trying to do something about that. I would like to get this group going so that we can enjoy having SparkFriends who can get together. I've contacted the coaches/support to see if I can be the team leader since our current leaders appear to be AWOL. If anyone else is interested in being the team leader, please let me know. I'd love to have an active Royal Oak group. <em>252</em> Sun, 21 Dec 2008 11:43:33 EST Jopined the birmingham Y It looks great! All the cardio equipment has there own tvs! Very cool! Plus the pool looks great, the gym looks cool, the classes are awesome! I am really excited! I am going for the first time tomorrow. And the kids are gonna have so much fun in the kids watch room. Plus I am gonna get some ME time...I am soooo excited! <em>9</em> Tue, 9 Dec 2008 16:52:11 EST Hey there! I am brand new to the burbs of detroit and to sparkpeople. I am a stay at home mom to 3 little girls. They are 5,2, and 6 weeks old. I live in birmingham, so I hope that is an acceptable burb. I have about 30-40 lbs to lose. Though I expect that I won't reach the goal they set for me...I haven't weighed that little since I was a kid! Looking forward to getting to know you all. <BR> Oh, and I am planing on joining the Y in birmingham if anyone else is a member. <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2008 13:40:45 EST Wii Fit Hi, I can't tell you the last time i exercised. I am on my feet all day for my job but other then that nothing. I'm thinking about getting the Wii Fit. Anyone have any commets. Good--Bad <BR> <BR> Rose Wed, 3 Dec 2008 19:46:29 EST I'm a Royal Oaker Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> 13 mile and Rochester area. I'm new to spark's. I joined to lose weight and get healthier. It's great to no there's a team in Royal Oak. Wed, 3 Dec 2008 19:34:07 EST Newbie In The House! Hey Everyone! My name is Kristen and I am 24 and acutally live in Oak Park, MI. This was the closest group for me plus I pass by Royal Oak to and from work so here I am! <BR> <BR> I love this site and I am sooo motivated to lose weight. I have been trying to get people to work out with me...the only problem is I work until 7pm everyday! So its hard finding places and workout classes still well as people who want to go out late and work anyone that has any suggestions, plea... Wed, 3 Dec 2008 10:17:56 EST plus size yoga class&in terested in partners yoga? <BR> <BR> I am seeking a workout buddy (male or female) for the Carl's YMCA in Milford, MI...I like to swim, cardio, weights, free classes....I am a yoga LOVER!!!! I am even thinking of doing my yoga teacher training... <BR> <BR> I have 2 chihuahaus maybe we could take walks or go to kensignton or even the mall since it is getting sooooo cold!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am also seeing someone (male or female) to partner yoga to any studios....I reg. attend red lotus and yoga stu... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 14:13:07 EST Just checking Hi everyone. I'm just checking in to see how everyone is doing. <BR> <BR> The weather's getting cooler and I was just outside helping my 3yo granddaughter try to ride her tricycle. I wonder how many calories worth of exercise that was???? <BR> <BR> I haven't been losing as much weight as I hoped. Been to Curves, doing my Tai Chi and strength exercises. Trying to change my diet for the better. Junk food is out of the house. Wishing for some french fries tho'. How are you doing? What'... Sat, 25 Oct 2008 17:23:45 EST Walk together?? Anyone interested in getting together to meet or maybe go for a walk together??? <em>138</em> Tue, 14 Oct 2008 20:45:54 EST Welcome Gald to have some new members in the "Twigs". I'm Carleen. I haven't seen much activity in this team, but we can certainly change that. SparkPeople is GREAT! There is lots of encouragement and hopefully we can support each other locally too. Welcome. Together we can do it!!!! Sat, 27 Sep 2008 18:21:52 EST Anyone there? Hey gang....It seems like there's not too much going on here. I guess I'm trying to light a fire. Anyone want to get together? I mean face-to-face? <BR> <em>303</em> Carleen Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:42:27 EST Hi, I'm Carole I'm at about 230, miserable (nothing fits and I refuse to buy larger). It's nice to have local people to support. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 15:43:03 EST Another Royal Oaker <em>213</em> Hi. I'm Carleen. 13-Woodward-Coolidge area. Just found SparkPeople. Anyone have any great hints to eat smart? <BR> <BR> I LOVE the team name!!! I would love to be a TWIG!!! Sun, 14 Sep 2008 18:50:39 EST Hello from Royal Oak Hi, I am a 29 year old married mother of two. I joined Sparkpeople this week and already have felt a difference emotionally and physically. I cut out caffeine completly as of Wednesday and have had water or crystal lite all week and finally am passed that caffeine crazed feeling, lol. Wasnt sure if I would make it on Wednesday night but thanks to God above the headache is gone which is a first for me. Most of the time when I have tried to quit pop even up to 3 weeks without it I have a migrai... Sat, 23 Aug 2008 17:52:22 EST looking for 14/16-18/20 clothes on the cheap????? I have had some success so I'm selling my clothes in a friend's garage sale. Quality clothes (most from Lane Bryant) almost all were originally purchased 11/07-12/08. 60+ pieces for $5.00 or less. (Yes, I do have a shopping addiction!) <BR> <BR> When: Thursday 8/21 - Saturday 8/23 10am-4pm <BR> Where: 27463 Delton, Madison Hts 48031 - 11 1/2 Mile/John R <BR> 3 blocks east of John R, 3 1/2 miles south of the Oakland Mall <BR> <BR> *Please let me know of anyone doing something similar in a... Thu, 21 Aug 2008 01:47:00 EST Walking for a charity (Light the Night) Ok, So I've been thinking about this for awhile now and would like to know what others thought. But would anyone like to walk for a charity There is the light the night walk that takes place at Memorial park in Royal Oak it happens on Oct. 3 and will help out the Leukemia and lymphoma society of Michigan. If anyone would be interested in creating a walk team for this please let me know so I can get a hold of the organizers to get our team registered. Just remember if you decide to participate... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 18:25:04 EST Does Stoney Creek have a Play Area? Does anyone know if Stoney Creek has a play area? We were thinking of having a picnic there this weekend, but we need to keep the little ones entertained. :-) Wed, 16 Jul 2008 14:40:20 EST Sunday I would love to walk or hike on Sunday. Anybody care to join? <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 15 Jul 2008 23:17:18 EST Welcome, Tall Laydee! If I didn't do so already, I just wanted to say Hi and welcome you to the group! <em>213</em> Mon, 14 Jul 2008 16:24:02 EST Royal Oak Newbie Hi Everyone! <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople and new to this team. I live in Royal Oak, and in case you didn't notice, I'm a hiker. If anyone wants to get together for local hikes or walks, let me know. I'm always looking for hiking buddies! :-) Mon, 7 Jul 2008 17:35:38 EST Hey Laurel Hey I see you don't have many members but I live in Washington twp. at 28 mile rd. So I figured I qualified for a northern burb. I just joined sparks the other day but this has been the first day I've actually had time to take a look around. Hope to get to know you a little better. <BR> Becky Thu, 27 Mar 2008 14:24:27 EST