Things You May Want to Know

First, a personal note: Thank you all so much for the well-wishes! I’m definitely on the mend and returned to work today…just in time for a group birthday lunch at a local restaurant, The Half Shell. Not too much of a problem, though, as they offered a blackened chicken salad that seemed harmless enough. Until I forgot and chewed on the right side of my mouth. (Only took a split-second to remember!)

Okay, onto the news o’the day:

This from Associated Press: [Link since disabled] There’s a product recall on certain brands of fitness balls sold between May 2000 and February of this year. Brands listed include Bally Total Fitness, Everlast or Valeo. Apparently the problem occurs when the ball is overinflated, which causes it to burst during use and sending the exerciser crashing to the floor. (This would come in just as I’m ready to blow up my brand new ProSpirit 75mm ball. But all is well. I double-checked the proper inflation and I feel good about the results.)

Picture Yourself Thinner reports that the updated price for the “projected results” images is $19.99. You’ll remember this firm from the generous giveaway last month. (Winners, you’re welcome to share links to photos if you’d like. Or not. Your choice. :))

A Weight Lifted is hosting a Mother’s Day Essay Contest you’ll definitely want to check out. The prize is a week’s stay at their spa, Green Mountain at Fox Run, which looks like a little bit of Heaven.

The Daily Plate, which I know some of you use, was reviewed (positively) on MakeUseOf.com today. If you’ve been wondering what all the fuss was about, you might check out their review. (They also link to reviews of other weight loss tools.)

That’s it for me today. I’m pooped! Hope you’re all looking forward to a fantastic weekend ahead!