We are back in Rua Red in Tallaght with John checking up with the five leaders of Operation Transformation, in association with Safefood.John speaks to Marc Gibbs, Sarah Campbell, Paudie O'Mahoney, Deirdre O'Donovan, Jennifer Bonus & Siobhán McKilleen.
Regular listeners will know that Marc Gibbs is one of our leaders in Operation Transformation, but it turn out that he is also very romantic as he reveals to John how a certain girl waiting under The Eason's clock caught his eye.
Operation Transformation in assoc with Safefood, has passed its mid-way point now & our leaders are busy losing weight & getting closer to their new, slimmer figures. To complete their transformation, they'll have a fashion stylist at their disposal & he is Brendan Courtney who joins John in studio this morning.
This mornng we join Kathryn Thomas from Rua Red in Tallaght, for the weigh-in of two more leaders in Operation Transformation, in associationwith Safefood. This mornign Paudie & Deirdre take to the scales & experts Dr Ciara Kelly, Aoife Hearne and Karl Henry are on hand to offer advice & encouragement.
Joining John this morning from our Waterford studio is OperationTransformation's (in assoc with Safefood) dietician AoifeHearne to talk to John about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) & to give us a quick assessmentof each leader to-date, Marc, Jennifer,Deirdre, Sarah, Paudie & Siobhán.
Plus an update of Chris Hartnett Dalton'saudio diary on giving up cigarettes.
Last night Jennifer, Marc & Siobhanwere very happy with their weigh-ins & they didn't get a particularly hard time from the mentors. This morning we have a sneak previewof Sarah's weigh-in, does she reach her target? We also have Chris Hartnett Dalton telling us how she is getting on with her campaign to give up the cigarettes.
We now link up with the Rua Red Centre in Tallaght for this week's Operation Transformation live weigh-ins, in association with Safefood. Kathryn Thomas is standing by the scales and experts Dr Ciara Kelly, Aoife Hearneand Karl Henry are on hand to offer encouragement. This morning Siobhan & Marc take to the scales.
Today is Operation Transformation's National Blood Pressure Day(in assoc with Safefood) & we have brave listeners & viewers in venues all over the country who are getting their blood pressure tested for free. Doctors from the Irish Medical Organisation & nurses from the Irish Heart Foundationare in shopping centres around the country.
We’ll be going live to some of those venues shortly but first John is joined by Dr. Angie Brown, medical director of the Irish Heart Foundation, she’s going to test John's blood pressure live on air.
We visit testing centres in Blanchardstown, Galway & Limerick.
For further information on free blood testing nationwide www.rte.ie/ot
Last night on Operation Transformation,(in assoc with Safefood) you'll have seen that Paudie & Sarah were very happy with their weigh-ins, we have a sneak preview of Marc's weigh-in& I won't give away exactly how much weight he lost, but suffice to say that he didn't reach his target! Aoife Hearne & Karl Henry were not pleased!