Last Weekly POP Meeting set for Monday

March 21, 2016

Last Weekly POP Meeting set for Monday

The last weekly meeting of Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) will be held on Monday, March 21, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

John C. Mobley, M.D., bariatric surgeon, will be the speaker for the final meeting of the series.  His presentation, “Eating Out . . . Eating Right,” will help to prepare POP participants for continued success in the “real world” of eating out.  Dr. Mobley will discuss several important aspects of eating out, including: preparation, choosing restaurants, ordering food, eating, and eating out with kids. 

The program will be held in the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Conference Centers on the basement level of the East Tower.  Weigh-ins begin at 5:00 p.m. and the program follows 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.

Pounds Off Pulaski is a 12-week county-wide weight loss challenge sponsored by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.    

“We are pleased to have Dr. Mobley as our final speaker of the series,” said Susan Ramsey Wilson, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital director of marketing and community relations.  “He will help us end this terrific challenge on a very positive note and will provide important information for our POP participants as they continue to move forward.” 

Final weigh-in will be on Monday, March 28 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital on the basement level of the East Tower.  Participants can come to be weighed anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  At that time, individuals will also need to turn in their final POP Points and pick up any incentive prizes they may have earned.

“POP participants who have provided their shirt sizes and who weigh in on March 28 will receive a free POP T- Shirt in celebration of their successful completion of the challenge,” said Wilson. “It will be exciting for the participants to receive T-Shirts that are likely a smaller size than those they would have worn before they started this program.”

Individuals who have lost highest percentage of body weight (and who certify they have met the criteria as listed on the registration form) will be declared the winners.  First place male and female winners will receive $500 each and second place male and female winners will receive $300 each. In the event of a tie, the prize money will be divided.

Prizes will be awarded on Tuesday, May 3, at the luncheon meeting of the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.  The meeting will be held at The Center for Rural Development at 12:00 noon.

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