Last Night to Join Pounds Off Pulaski - Dr. John Mobley is Monday’s speaker

January 13, 2017

Do you want to be healthier in 2017?  Would you like to be a part of a program that has resulted in its participants losing nearly 3,000 in the past four years?
Join Pounds Off Pulaski – a 12-week county-wide weight loss challenge sponsored by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. POP is open to any individual aged 18 or over who lives and/or works in Pulaski.  
Monday night, January 16, is the last night you can join!
You may register in person on Monday evening beginning at 5:00 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in the Conference Centers on the basement level. The registration fee is $25.  Weigh-ins will be conducted from 5:00 – 6:00 for individuals who have already registered as well as for those would like to join the program.
John C. Mobley, M.D., bariatric surgeon, will be the featured speaker for this week’s informational meeting.  His presentation, “How to Become (and Stay) the New You,” will provide important information for POP participants to help them get off to a good start on their journey to a healthier lifestyle and a lower body weight.  The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. 
A Laurel County native, Dr. Mobley received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  He completed his internship and a residency in general surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. Dr. Mobley is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and of the American College of Surgeons.
POP meetings are held each Monday evening at the hospital throughout the 12-week challenge.  The meetings are designed to provide support, information, and helpful tools to help participants keep on track so they can reach their personal goals.  Speakers at the meetings provide information on a variety of subjects from exercise to nutrition lifestyle changes. Participants will also be able to weigh in at the weekly POP meetings to keep track of their progress.
POP participants also earn incentive points that count toward fun prizes provided by community partners for meeting certain goals. Special prizes are also awarded when participants lose 10% of their body weight.  At the end of the 12 weeks, the two males and two females who have the highest percentage of weight loss will win cash prizes.  
“We have great community partners for this program,” said Susan Ramsey Wilson. “We have added two more exercise partners who provide discounts for POP participants: LIFT, INC. SomerFit.  Thanks for joining us!”
For more information about POP Community Partners or if you would like to learn more about the program, visit .  
If you should have any questions, please contact Crystal Cox (606-451-2970), Susan Ramsey Wilson at (606-678-3264) or email .