PTL Links: April 30, 2012
Visit the links below for more on today’s guests & topics:
- One Book, One Community
- Coleen Rickenbacher “Be On Your Best Teenage Behavior”
- Pittsburgh Marathon
- Gateway Clipper
- What’s New Dr. Frank
Items featured by Dr. Frank on today’s show:
Lawn & Garden “Eco” Technology
Worx GT Max
- World’s Most Versatile Trimmer/Edger
- 2 Tools in One Trimmer and Wheeled Edger
- Even more Power with the New 20 Volt Max-Lithium Battery
- Enough Power to Edge a Football Field Twice
Scotts Snap Spreader
- The Snap Lawn Care System makes it easy with no guesswork
- The Snap Spreader and Snap Pac work together without spreader settings
- Delivers the appropriate amount of Lawn Food
- EdgeGuard technology directs Food only where you need it.
- The Snap Pac self-seals to avoid any mess or clean-up
- The Spreader Handle Folds down to save space in the Garage
www.ScottsSnap.com $49.99 Spreader Snap Paks $13.99 to $29.99 (888)-270-3714
Automotive Eco & Safety Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 w/ Eco Plus Technology
- Premiere All-Season LT/SUV/CUV Tire
- Improves Fuel Economy and Treadwear while reducing harmful CO2
- Experience shorter stopping distance on wet ground and increased traction
- EcoPlus Technology saves the driver money over the life of the tire.
www.ContinentalTire.com $149.00 and up 16” to 21” (800)-847-3349
Continental DWS (Dry-Wet Snow) Ultra-Performance Tire
- Delivers Excellent Traction and Responsive Handling
- Provides improved ride comfort and better gas mileage
- Tuned performance indicators are built into the second rib of the tread
- The indicators alert drivers of optimal performance
www.ContinentalTire.com $149.00 and up 16” to 21” (800)-847-3349
* Purchase $499 worth of Continental Tires and receive a Free NOOK
Mercedes-Benz GL 360 Degree Surround View Sys.
- Shows a 360 degree Bird’s Eye View of the Vehicle and its Surroundings
- Four Cameras, Front—Rear—and in the Mirrors Provide the View
- These Data images are shown on the large Command Display
- This Safety feature is another ‘First’ for Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz Assistance Systems
- Crosswind Stabilization System Helps the Driver Maintain Control
- Active Lane Keeping Assist. Keeps your car in your lane
- Active Blind Spot Assist. Alerts you of another Car on your side
- Attention Assist. Alerts and Detects Driver Drowsiness
Clearwire 4G Atlas Stick (Personal Mobile Internet)
- No Terms, No Contract, No Credit App.
- Offers Instant 4G Connectivity at Blazing 4G Speed. Take and Use Anywhere
- Reliable High-Speed Connectivity for USB Single-Mode Devices
- Available for Netbooks, Notebooks, Gaming, Social Media & other Devices
www.clear.com Starting at $34.99 with Unlimited Data (877)-499-6681
Eton Rukus Solar Portable (Bluetooth)
- Play Music Wirelessly from a Bluetooth enabled Smart Phone
- Built-in High efficiency Monocrystal Solar Panel
- USB Port for Mobile device charging
- Durable E-ink display for maximum readability and low power consumption
- Two Speaker drivers with stereo sound + bass boost
www.etoncorp.com $150.00 (800)-872-2228
Ooma Telo VoIP Phone
- Is an advanced VoIP phone service featuring free nationwide crystal clear calls
- Works with any corded or cordless phone; easy installation with no computer
- Includes caller-ID, call-waiting, 911, and many other calling features
- Includes 60-day free trial of Ooma Premier — a suite of enhanced calling services
www.OOMA.com $199.00 (866)-452-OOMA (6662)
Consumers have an option to purchase Ooma Premier features that allow them to operate more like they’re in a real office from home, and to do so very affordably at only $9.99 a month. Ooma was selected as the #1 home phone service by Consumer Reports in 2011.
Eco Terra Boombox By Grace Digital Audio
- Fully Submersible Waterproof and Shock Resistant
- Perfect Solution for your Smart Phone or MP3 Playeer
- Excellent bass performance from a Leading Audio Manufacturer
- A Great Solution for your Outdoor Audio Needs.
- IPX7 Waterproof tested. 100% Protection from Rainstorms, Ocean Waves, Pools etc.
- It Floats! Providing Ultimate Protection of your Music Player.
www.GraceDigital.com $149 (866 )-446-0961
Goal Zero Guide 10 Solar Power Kit
- Innovator of portable solar power systems that power a variety of devices
- Power any USB, AC and DC devices anywhere and at anytime
- Can be charged either from the solar panels or from a laptop via USB connection.
- Delivers 7-10 hours of power for a smart phone, as well as 40 hours for an iPod.
- Available at REI, Eastern Mountain Sports, Bass Pro and Cabela’s.
www.GoalZero.com $159.95 (888)-794-6250
- uSell is the online marketplace for selling used smartphones
- Brings together offers from trusted, professional buyers
- Users will select the best offer, and send in the device to get paid
- Earn money while recycling
www.Usell.com Free Service
Weight Watchers Top 5 Tips To A Sustainable Summer Body
• Address the Season and Dive Into a Fresh Fitness Routine
o After spending months inside on your treadmill, shake up your boring routine by incorporating new seasonal activities like swimming, tennis and or biking. Challenge yourself to find a new activity each month that is tied to the season.
• Pack Portable Snacks
o To avoid giving in to the chicken fingers and French fries at the pool or baseball game, pack your purse with portable snacks that will stave off hunger and keep your satisfied like string cheese paired with sliced apples, strawberries or grapes.
• Drink Up Without Downing Excess Calories
o Some summertime sips have the calorie equivalent of a candy bar! Give your water some calorie-free “bling” and toss tap water for the sparkling version. Add seasonal flavor with slices of fresh fruit like, lime, lemon and orange.
o Heading to Happy Hour? Focus on alcoholic drinks with the least amount of sugar and calories, like light beer. Add seltzer to wine to water down the calories but not the flavor.
o Skip fruit juice and go for the real thing! A half cup of apple juice may have the same calories of an apple, but the piece of fruit is much more filling (and zero PointsPlus values compared to the 2 PointsPlus value juice).
• Dump the Vacation Mindset and Stay Consistent
o Whether it’s an overindulgent meal or weekend, stay consistent , track daily and get on your scale weekly. Avoiding reality can often lead to even more weight gain. Keeping track of your choices has never been easier with WW new scanner app and our smart phone apps for members. Facing the scale can help you wipe the slate clean and move forward in a positive direction.
• Slim Up Your Social Scene
o Seek support in your social circles by incorporating healthy dishes and activities. Build your summer gathering around outside games like beach volleyball, golf, or even rafting. Hold healthy pot lucks and invite your friends to bring their favorite renovated dishes and recipe cards to swap with one another.
Kick off the season with a delicious new recipe like this Asian inspired summer salad!
PointsPlus Value: 7
Preparation Time: 17 min
Cooking Time: 16 min
- 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 Tbsp peanut oil
- 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1 pound uncooked lean trimmed sirloin beef
- 8 cups mixed greens
- 1 cup canned unsweetened mandarin oranges, drained
- 1/3 cups packaged chow mein noodles
In a large bow, combine garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, oil, and hoisin sauce; add steak. Marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours, up to overnight. Remove steak to a plate; reserve marinade.
Preheat grill (or broiler). Grill steal for 8 minutes on each side for medium, or longer until desired degree of doneness. Remove steak and slice into thin strips.
Meanwhile, pour reserved marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute more.
To serve, place 2 cups of greens on each of 4 plates. Top each with about 3 ounces of steak, 1/4 cup of oranges and 1 heaping tablespoon of noodles; drizzle each salad with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of cooked and cooled marinade. Yield 1 salad per serving.
For more great recipes like this visit weightwatchers.com –you can alos find the location nearest you and visit a meeting for free.