Friday, March 23, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 23rd March

Friday 23rd March
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan



10- 11am
•Blogger Barbara Scully and Jillian Godsil of Practice PR joined us to discuss if a woman can be too clever to stay at home following controversial comments saying just that by Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and we heard reaction to the Mahon Report from local Councillor Pat Fitzgerald. We were also joined by Vet Pete Wedderburn answered your questions and heard good news from Wicklow based company Phoneware.

11- 12pm
•We were joined in studio by Anna Cannon from local award winning company Rainbusters who talked about her work and her life and Lynne Coyle – Head of Buying and Development O’ Briens Wine dropped in with some weekend wines.



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David's Week 5 Questionnaire

How was this week?
Grueling but worth it. I'm so happy now with myself.

How are you feeling, are you still enjoying it?

More than ever, sometimes when I'm leaving the gym I get a second wind and want to go back.


What's your favourite exercise at the moment?

Weight benches, love it.....


Are you sore and if yes, where?

No more pain, thank God!


Are you still missing certain foods?

I'm still getting cold turkey from not having breakfast rolls.


Are you finding it hard to stick with it?

Yes, sometime I can find myself going for the sweet jars in work.


What are the main changes you've seen in yourself?

5 Weeks ago I could not make it up the Vevey hill or the dog track. Now I'm doing laps of the seafront. Shocking....!!!


Do you still feel motivated?

More than ever!


Do you feel confident of meeting your goal?

Nearly there only 2 pounds out.


Have you any helpful tips for our listeners?

Anyone serious about dieting needs to do a food diary. Knowing you have to write down junk food before you eat it can prevent from eating it as the guilt kicks in.

Jenny's Week 5 Questionnaire

How was this week?

Great, back in the swing of it now.



How are you feeling, are you still enjoying it?

Yep, loving it at the moment can't belive the weeks are flying by.



What's your favourite exercise at the moment?

Circuit traning as it's doing something different every few minutes.



Are you sore and if yes, where?

Just the backs of my legs from the weights.



Are you still missing certain foods?

Not this week so hopefully I will feel the same at the weekend.



Are you finding it hard to stick with it?

No, this week has been much easier and I am feeling much better and have way more energy.


What are the main changes you've seen in yourself?

Well my clothes are a lot loser and I took another 10 minutes off a circut that I had done before, so my fitness levels have shot up.



Do you still feel motivated?

Deffo!



Do you feel confident of meeting your goal?

Even if I don't meet it in the next few weeks I am deffo going to stay healthy and exercise because you feel great and I dont want to go back to sitting on the couch doing nothing!!!



Have you any helpful tips for our listeners?

Remember, Rome wasnt built in a day! We will get there in the end, stick with it!

Niamh's Week 5 Questionnaire

How was this week?

This week was good thanks, I did find the long weekend hard but got through it and soon got back on track both food wise and excercise wise.


How are you feeling, are you still enjoying it?

I'm feeling good, yes I'm enjoying it and I find im not panting or knackered tired after any of the workouts/classes. I'm feeling great :)


What's your favourite exercise at the moment?

I like the exercise bike but I'm getting used to the cross trainer as time goes by. I do enjoy the abs machines too.


Are you sore and if yes, where?

No, I'm not sore. My legs feel great and I really feel that I'm working them hard.


Are you still missing certain foods?

No, not missing any particular foods so I'm seeing that as a good and positive change in my lifestyle.


Are you finding it hard to stick with it?

I will admit somedays are definitly much harder than others but if you fall off the wagon lift yourself straight back up!!


What are the main changes you've seen in yourself?

The main changes would be that I have more energy. I sleeping better, clothes fitting so much better and people are noticing the change.


Do you still feel motivated?

Yes there is lots of motivation flying around in all directions!


Do you feel confident of meeting your goal?

I'm doing really well and every pound I lose is great. I'm not going to put myself under lots of pressure but if I keep going the way I'm going I'll be delighted with whatever outcome. The challenge has been a great platform and I'll be working hard even when its over :)


Have you any helpful tips for our listeners?

My tip is just like above if you fall off the wagon, just pick yourself up and keep working hard, you will feel great :)

Irene's Week 5 Questionnaire

How was this week?

This week was pretty good. Still enjoying it!


How are you feeling, are you still enjoying it?

I am actually quite sore today after shadow boxing last night. It was very hard and I used ever muscle in my body. I was in bed last night by 9pm!


What's your favourite exercise at the moment?

The treadmill and the bikes because I am increasing the speed and I feel like I am getting fitter each week as I can up the speed weekly. I am now getting up to 6.5 and feeling tired but great at the achievement.


Are you sore and if yes, where?

It's easier at this moment to say where I am not sore.


Are you still missing certain foods?

No, not as much any more. I am missing white pasta, brown pasta is not the same! My taste buds have changed, foods are not like they used to be. You can taste the salt and sugar content in foods now.


Are you finding it hard to stick with it?

Not any more, it's more enjoyable and even when the 8 week challenge is over I hope to continue with the gym, fitness and diet regime.


What are the main changes you've seen in yourself?

More energy, energy levels are way up. Even though this is true after some classes I find that I am fit for bed, the next morning I am fighting fit again and energy level are up again!


Do you still feel motivated?

Yes, definitely. I find that the more Amira does with me the more motivated and challenged I feel to pass both her expectations and mine.


Do you feel confident of meeting your goal?

Yes, it was a big achievement to get one stone down in four weeks so I believe in the next four weeks I will get this.


Have you any helpful tips for our listeners?

Just get out there and do it. Once you start to see changes it will spur you on. I find the group atmosphere is great as each person helps you feel like you can do it. The pat on the back from the other challengers is a help. Also get a buddy to go along with you for both fun and encouragement.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 22nd March

Thursday 22nd March
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


10- 11am
•We heard some more listeners views on the household charge and also spoke to local Cllrs John Brady and Sylvestour Bourke. We we also joined by science blogger, Sean Duke who explained why we may not be in charge of our own decisions.

11- 12pm
•We heard reaction to the changes to AIB bank charges from Dermot Jewell and we returned to our discussion about the household charge. We also chatted to Wicklow hopeful Kim Hayden ahead of this weekends The Voice of Ireland battle and holiday doctor Joe Supple dropped in to chat about family holidays.



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Claire Darmody,
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Morning Show

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 21st March

Wednesday 21st March
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


10- 11am

•We spoke to Newtown born Footballer Paul Heffernan about playing for Kilmarnock and winning their match against Celtic on Sunday last and we discussed the household charge with FG Councillor George Jones, Independent Deputy Luke “Ming” Flanagan and a number of listeners.

11- 12pm

•We heard about the dangers of using money lenders from Michael Culloty, Money Advice and Budgeting Services and returned to our discussion about the household charge with more listeners and Cllr Tommy Cullen.



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Lo-Call us on 1890 303 103 or email us at morningshow@radiocentre.ie

Listen to the Best of the Morning Show every Saturday from 9am

Claire Darmody,
Producer,
Morning Show

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 20th March

Tuesday 20th March
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


10- 11am
•We discussed sudden adult death syndrome following the collapse of footballer Fabrice Muamba during a televised football match over the weekend with Dr Catherine Mc Gorrian, cardiologist at the Mater Family Heart Screening Clinic. We also heard why Irish consumers have got better at complaining from Irish Times Pricewatcher Conor Pope.

11- 12pm
•We discussed the household charge with listeners and Money Watchdog John Diskin and Singer Tara Blaise joined us to perform live.



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Lo-Call us on 1890 303 103 or email us at morningshow@radiocentre.ie

Listen to the Best of the Morning Show every Saturday from 9am

Claire Darmody,
Producer,
Morning Show

TOP TIPS TUESDAY!

Here are just a few of the Top Tips we received from our listeners today. We will be posting more tips up here as we get them, so keep checking back for that perfect solution you've always been looking for!
  • When I work with my car, I wash my hands with soap and whitening toothpaste mixture. Work's for me all the time. Uldis.
  • Blinds cream or white roller - roll off roller and soak for a bit in little detergent and a little bleach in bath - comes out like new! Anon.
  • If you want to keep your perfume smelling good put it in the fridge. I heard this and thought it was mad, but tried it and it does work. Mary in Wicklow.
  • There is a brilliant product called 'Sticky Stuff Remover' which will take glues and stickers off just about anything - gently! Gwen in Greystones.
  • For cleaning windows, put a little vinegar in with the window cleaner solution. Marie.
  • For hair-dye spills on a cream leather sofa, try hairspray. Spray it on should come off fine. Anon.
  • Dropped entire tin of emulsion on a carpet, scooped it back into the tin and washed the rest off with water, perfect! Anon.
  • Discoloured jewellery; rub with toothpaste. Costume jewellery; paint with clear nail polish to stop from getting discoloured in the first place. Bridget Kilcoole.
  • Wet newspaper is the best for cleaning windows. Take a couple of pages, soak them, scrunch them up in a ball and Bob's yer uncle. No streaks! Anon