Scale Back slated to begin Jan. 20

Published 11:11 am Thursday, January 16, 2014

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to scale back, then you may be interested in taking part in the statewide weight-loss program, Scale Back Alabama.

Beginning with weigh-ins, scheduled Jan. 20-24, the program will last 10 weeks.

Carrie Bryan of the Crenshaw County Health Department said in a letter that the program is designed to capitalize on those New Year’s resolutions and create a fun atmosphere for weight loss and physical activity.

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“We’re asking employees interested in losing weight to form teams of four individuals (including a captain) and to sign up during the week of Jan. 20-24,” she said. “The goal of the contest is to get each individual on a team to lose one pound per week for a total of 10 pounds during the contest.”

Those who participate and lose the 10 pounds will be placed in a hat for cash prizes, and teams that maintain all of the original members and lose 10 pounds each will have their team name places in a drawing.

The first team will win $1,000; second team $500 and then third $250.

“May-be you’ve thought about eating healthier, but just needed that extra push; well here’s your chance,” Bryan said.

Those interested in participating, should go to the health department from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Jan. 20-24.

For more information or questions, call Bryan at 335-2471.