Want to join Scale Back? Weigh-ins are next week

Published 10:43 pm Friday, January 16, 2015

Scale Back Alabama officially begins this week, and there are four Covington County locations for those who wish to weigh in and participate in the statewide weight loss initiative.

The program encourages Alabamians to form teams of two. Participants weigh in at the beginning of the program, and weigh out 10 weeks later. There is more than $15,000 in prize money available as incentives.

To be eligible for team prizes, each team member must lose at least 10 pounds during the 10-week contest, as recorded by a coordinator at an official Scale Back Alabama weigh-in site.

Participants must weigh in at an official site the week of Jan. 19-25. Locally, that includes:

• Andalusia Regional Hospital in the hospital’s human resources lobby, Tues. and Wed., Jan. 20 and 21, from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

• Darby’s Medical Center Pharmacy, 822A South Three Notch, Andalusia, Mon. through Fri., Jan. 19-23, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

• Covington County Health Department, on Wed., Jan. 21, and Fri., Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

• Mizell Wellness Center, 501 Brantley St., Opp, Mon, Jan. 19, through Thurs., Jan. 22, from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m., and on Fri., Jan. 23, from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Weight-loss tips are available on the state’s website, http://scalebackalabama.com.

Since the first Scale Back competition in 2007, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds.