What are some things you can be doing to prepare?

Registration will not officially take place until you weigh-in on January 22nd or 24th. However, when you do register, here are a few things to keep in mind:

All 2013 Scale Back Alabama participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age:
  • Form a team of four individuals (no more and no less)
  • Weigh-in and register with your team members at weigh-in site during Weigh-In Week, Jan. 19 - 25, 2013. There is no pre-registration, and again no cost for participation.



Choosing a captain
Once you have formed your team of four, you will want to select a team captain. This person will be in charge of making sure your team weighs in and registers at an official weigh-in site during Weigh-In Week in January. The team captain also provides motivation and encouragement to fellow team members.

Weighing in
Beginning in January, a list of official, public weigh-in sites will be posted on the Scale Back Alabama website. You may search by county for a site closest to you. Medical West is a public and employee weigh-in site and listed below are the dates and times of weigh-ins.

Weekly health tips
When you register and weigh in, you’ll be asked for your email address.  This will be used to send weekly emails from Scale Back Alabama with helpful information about nutrition and exercise.

Weigh outs
To be eligible for the state-wide prize drawings, you must weigh in and out at official sites during the specified weeks.  The Weigh-Out Week for 2013 is April 6 – 12. All who are eligible will then be entered into a drawing for several state-wide cash prizes, which will be announced on April 26.


Medical West Weigh-Ins
Tuesday, January 22nd & Thursday, January 24th.
Marketing Office - Suite 202 in the POB
8am - 4:30pm


Medical West Weigh-Outs
Tuesday, April 9th & Friday, April 12th
Marketing Office - Suite 202 in the POB
8am - 4:30pm