Scale Back Alabama starts Monday

Published 6:32 pm Thursday, January 16, 2020

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Pledged to lose those pesky pounds in 2020?

Scale Back Alabama, the state’s largest weight loss and physical activity challenge, kicks off next week.

This year’s challenge begins with weigh-in week, Jan. 20-26.

It’s a free program and participants must be 18 years of age and live or work in Alabama.

At the end of the challenge, those who weigh-out during the week of April 6-12 and succeed in losing at least 10 pounds have a chance to win cash prizes.

Teams are two people.

It is easy to register a two-person team:

• Visit

• (only one registration per team of two).

• If possible, print your registration confirmation page.

• Visit an official public weigh-in location during the week of January 20-26 (bring registration confirmation with you).

• Important: Search for public weigh-in sites at Weigh-in sites are still being added, so check back if there is not currently a weigh-in site in your county.

Locally, there are weigh-in sites at:

• Andalusia Health. Marketing Director Merrill South said that locals may weigh-in next week during normal business hours on the first floor in Human Resources.

• Mizell Wellness Center, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., all next week.

2019 Statistics

Number of local coordinators: 483

Total teams participating: 8,841

Number of individuals participating: 17,682

Number of teams on which each team member lost 10 pounds: 843

Number of individuals who lost at least 10 pounds: 3,252

Total pounds lost: 51,195