It’s time to join Pounds Off Pulaski - Initial weigh-in Tuesday

December 29, 2016

Now is the time to register for the 5th Annual Pounds Off Pulaski (POP)! 

POP is 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.  The registration fee to participate in Pounds Off Pulaski is only $25. 

 There are three easy ways to register o participate in this exciting program: 

Weigh-ins will be held in conjunction with the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, January 9, at The Center for Rural Development at the following times: 10:00 – noon, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  If that date isn’t convenient, you may register and weight-in on Monday, January 9, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, in the basement level Conference Centers.

During the 12-week challenge, POP meetings will be held each Monday evening at the hospital.  These meetings are designed to provide support, information, and helpful tools to help participants keep on track so they can reach their personal goals.  Speakers will provide information on a variety of subjects from exercise to nutrition to the psychology of weight loss to keeping a journal.  Participants will also be able to weigh in at the weekly POP meetings to keep track of their progress.

The 12-week POP challenge includes the opportunity to earn incentive points that count toward fun prizes provided by community partners for meeting certain goals.  At the end of the challenge, the two males and two females who have the highest percentage of weight loss will win cash prizes.  

Participants who have completed the entire POP program have lost nearly 3,000 pounds in the past four years.

New to the program this year are: a special prize for losing 10% of your body weight; more involvement from LCRH dieticians and the addition of sample menus and recipes to help you establish good eating habits; and the establishment of a POP team for the Journey to Fitness run/walk series.

“We are excited to kick off our 5th annual weight-loss challenge,” said Susan Ramsey Wilson.  “And we’re looking forward to help POP participants have a great time establishing healthy lifestyles and exercise regimens for longer-lasting, positive results.”

For more information about Pounds Off Pulaski you may visit

If you should have any questions, please contact Crystal Cox (606-451-2970), Susan Ramsey Wilson at (606-678-3264) or email .